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New hope for cardiac attack victims


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) A new population of adult stem cells unearthed in the heart could potentially open the way to regeneration of heart muscles in cardiac attack victims.Richard Harvey, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brain cells recognise whole face, not parts


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Brain cells or neurons can recognise whole faces, not their parts, enabling us to tell friends from strangers or a sad from a happy face."The finding ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Former BARC scientist commits suicide


April 29th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) A former scientist with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) allegedly committed suicide at her residence in southcentral Mumbai, police said Friday.Uma Rao, 63, was in ... Read more...

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Scientists make second critical advance in muscular dystrophy research


October 29th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have made a second critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.In August 2010, an international ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Possible way to block deadly brain tumor spread discovered


April 18th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): A possible way to stop the often-rapid spread of deadly brain tumors has been found by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).A gene with the playful-sounding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-American scientist bags top honours


January 12th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Rama Ranganathan, professor of pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, earned recognition as one of the top rising research stars by The Academy of Medicine, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rare frog found in Kerala, feasts on termites


December 22nd, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Dec 22 (IANS) A rare purple frog - a specie said to be on the verge of extinction - is now in the possession of Kerala scientists who are treating ... Read more...

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Genetic alteration behind prostate cancer in mice and man confirmed


January 29th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center , have confirmed that a molecular change found in human prostate cancers is responsible for initiating the growth of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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