biomedical research

Rights group lauds India’s ban on animal testing


April 20th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Indian government's decision to stop experimentation on animals for training college and university students was Friday hailed by animal rights group Humane Society ... Read more...

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How viruses con bugs into working for them


January 27th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Some of the viruses are real con artists. They trick new bugs with genetic material filched from their previous bacterial hosts into working for them, ... Read more...

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Law for biomedical research on humans by end 2012: Official


December 27th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) The law on biomedical research on human subjects, which will keep a tab on unethical medical practices and help those who abide by medical science ethics, ... Read more...

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US limits use of chimpanzees in medical research


December 16th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) The US announced Thursday that it will sharply restrict the use of chimpanzees in future publicly funded invasive medical research and plans to review current projects ... Read more...

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ICMR to develop affordable diabetes test strip: Azad


November 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been tasked with developing affordable test strips for diabetes, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday."Diabetes is ... Read more...

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MIT to set up institute in Russia


June 19th, 2011 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Russia's Skolkovo Foundation have signed an agreement to set up an institute at the "silicon valley" near Moscow.The ... Read more...

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Molecule able to fight brain cancer found


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Extending the hope to live longer than expected for patients suffering from brain cancer, a team of scientists has found a molecule that is able ... Read more...

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New way found to kill malaria parasite


March 9th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) A class of chemotherapy drugs designed to block signalling pathways in cancer cells also kills the parasite that causes malaria, opening up a whole new way ... Read more...

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Russia’s ‘Silicon Valley’ to cost $4 bn


December 26th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The construction of Skolkovo research hub near Moscow, dubbed Russia's answer to Silicon Valley in the US, could cost up to 120 billion rubles (nearly $4 billion), ... Read more...

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Health Minister Azad inaugurates centenary celebrations of ICMR


November 15th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.15 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) here on Monday.Azad hailed researchers for their work in the ... Read more...

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Singapore scientists first to discover important genes in human stem cells


October 19th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): A team of scientists from Singapore has discovered the most important genes in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), a crucial breakthrough in discovering how human stem cells work. ... Read more...

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China’s new computer does 1,000 trillion jobs per second


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) China has installed the country's first domestically-made supercomputer capable of doing 1,000 trillion operations per second. Tianhe-1 is scheduled to begin operations this month, according to the National Supercomputing ... Read more...

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Human stem cells successfully used to treat Parkinson’s in rodents


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), researchers at the Buck Institute for Age Research have successfully treated rodents afflicted with Parkinson's Disease (PD).The research, which validates a ... Read more...

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New study delves deeper into biomedical diagnosis of pain


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): While science has not yet devised a test to measure pain, researchers at University of Cincinnati are now examining the diagnosis of pain that evades scientific testing, and ... Read more...

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Scottish varsity ties up with Pune college


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The Glasgow Caledonian University of Scotland and India's Fergusson College, Pune, have agreed to develop joint curriculum for postgraduate students of various courses in life science. The agreement is ... Read more...

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Human brain is ‘unreliable and noisy’ !


July 1st, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): The human brain, the most powerful computing device known, is also intrinsically unreliable and truly 'noisy', scientists have established.The study appears in the journal Nature.A long-standing hypothesis ... Read more...

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Novel sperm stem-cell technique helps produce genetically modified rats


May 28th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have used a novel sperm stem-cell technique to produce genetically modified rats.For 20 years, the laboratory mouse has been the workhorse of ... Read more...

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PM holds talks with Scientific Advisory Council


January 29th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday held talks with the Scientific Advisory Council to discuss a roadmap to make India competitive and a global innovation hub in ... Read more...

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‘Doctored’ music may ease tinnitus suffering


December 29th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): For people suffering from tinnitus, listening to music may spell the end for their pain, say researchers.According to the research team from Westphalian Wilhelms University, individually designed music ... Read more...

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US, India take steps to protect health of people


November 25th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashWashington, Nov.25 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the strong collaboration between India and the United States in the area of public health.In ... Read more...

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Eyes alert us to approaching objects before brain notices


September 7th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): Swiss scientists have discovered a kind of eye cells that can alert people to any objects drawing near, without taking the brain's help.Botond Roska and his colleagues ... Read more...

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Donate your computer’s idle time to find cure for HIV, Parkinson’s, breast cancer


June 21st, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Your computer can be put to good use even when its not in use, for now it's possible to donate the idle time to cutting-edge biomedical research aimed ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder linked with ‘emptier brains’


January 17th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Adolescents who experience the first outbreak of psychosis have less grey matter than healthy teenagers, a new study says. This change was noted in patients suffering from various ... Read more...

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Authentic embryonic stem cells can be isolated from any mammal


December 25th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a previously found recipe for capturing authentic embryonic stem cells from mice is equally applicable to any mammal, including cows, pigs and even ... Read more...

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Exploring the deep sea can benefit biomedical research


November 20th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has highlighted how the exploration of the ocean depths can benefit humankind in the field of biomedical research.Many marine organisms such as sea anemones ... Read more...

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”Junk” DNA distinguishes humans from other species


November 5th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): What was earlier considered to be "junk" DNA has now been found to be an important ingredient distinguishing humans from other species, say scientists at the Genome ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibal launches fellowships to boost biomedical research


September 10th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 10 (ANI): Union Minister for Science and Technology Kapil Sibaltoday said that the new partnership would boost the biomedical research in India. While launching the Government of India''s ... Read more...

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Genetics can help ensure safe drinking water: Study


June 4th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) A genetic tool could come in handy in freeing drinking water of harmful microbes and viruses, especially in the Third World, a new study has found. For example, ... Read more...

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Piramal starts testing of diabetes drug in Europe


May 13th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Piramal Life Sciences Ltd, part of the Piramal Group of companies, has commenced the clinical study of its P1736, a drug meant for the treatment of diabetes (type ... Read more...

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Blind mice see the light after algae protein treatment


April 28th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
London, April 28 (ANI): Swiss researchers have successfully treated blind mice to sense light by inserting a protein derived from algae into their eyes.Botond Roska of the Friedrich Miescher Institute ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist sheds new light on gene research


March 27th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
London , Mar 27(ANI): A new study by an Indian-origin researcher has questioned some of the mechanisms underlying a new class of drugs based on gene silencing.Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, a ... Read more...

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Scientists clone human embryos from adult cells


January 18th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
London, January 18 (ANI): In what may be described as the first step towards using cloning techniques for biomedical research and therapy, a California-based company has successfully utilised adult human cells to ... Read more...

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Therell be no new sporting world records after 2060


December 18th, 2007 - 2:25 pm ICT by admin
London, December 18 (ANI): Observations of experts at the Institute for Biomedical Research and Sports Epidemiology (IRMES) in France suggest that there will be no new sporting world records after 2060, as ... Read more...

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