biophysics

V-day brings heavy security for Chandigarh


February 14th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Over 900 police personnel spread out over Chandigarh Tuesday - the reason? Security for the Valentine's Day.Police say they intend to stop any hooliganism that ... Read more...

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Drug protects against fatality from extreme heat


January 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Help could be on the way for players or soldiers who are exposed to the risk of extreme heat sensitivity during practice sessions, thanks to a ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel how nose differentiates smell


December 30th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Scientists have successfully unravelled how the nose -- our olfactory organ, with 350 different types of receptors -- can identify similar or different odours. "The receptor ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a key to maintaining our DNA


March 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how DNA maintenance is regulated, opening the door to interventions that may enhance the body's natural preservation of genetic information.DNA contains all of the genetic ... Read more...

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Discovery suggests new way to prevent HIV from infecting human cells


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how HIV binds to and destroys a specific human antiviral protein called APOBEC3F.The results suggest that a simple chemical change can convert APOBEC3F to ... Read more...

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Body Scanner Images Invades People’s Privacy


November 17th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States is getting more worried about their security and privacy these days as the new X-Ray body scanners, that have been installed in the airports ... Read more...

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US expert hits back at claims of ’safe’ full-body airport scanners


November 12th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
California, Nov 12(ANI): An American professor has hit back at the US Government's claim that full-body scanners at airports do not pose a health risk to travellers.Dr. John Sedat, Professor of Biochemistry ... Read more...

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Evidence of unusual drug-resistant breast tumours found


October 9th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): Scientists have found how gene expression that contributes to drug resistance is ramped up in unusual types of breast tumours.The findings by the researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Pathogen-fighting proteins spice up plants’ sex lives


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Pathogen-fighting proteins play a role in the "sex life" during the fertilization process of plants, researchers have found.The finding will be published next week in the online, open ... Read more...

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Single atom controls how bacteria walk


January 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that a single atom - a calcium, can control how bacteria walk.Bacteria can swim, propelling ... Read more...

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Tarantula venom may offer muscular dystrophy cure


January 2nd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Scientists at University at Buffalo have discovered a protein in tarantula venom that could offer potential treatment for muscular dystrophy (MD).The research team led by Dr Fredrick Sachs, ... Read more...

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Tarantula venom could help treat muscular dystrophy


December 31st, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Tarantulas-the big, hairy and to many people very scary spiders-could actually help people suffering from muscular dystrophy, say scientists at University of Buffalo.Biophysicists have found a protein in ... Read more...

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Protein that keeps BP in control discovered


December 24th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a protein channel that helps nerve sensors in blood vessels keep blood pressure in check.Without the protein channel, known ... Read more...

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New discovery may help develop therapies for childhood muscular dystrophy


August 4th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Scientists claim to have identified a new function for the protein missing in people with the most common and ultimately lethal form of childhood muscular dystrophy - a ... Read more...

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Short stressful events can enhance working memory


July 24th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Acute stress resulting from short stressful incidents can actually enhance learning and memory, says researchers at the University at Buffalo.In trials on rodents, the researchers have shown that ... Read more...

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New therapy shows promise in treating muscular dystrophy


May 27th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new therapy that has the potential to treat people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal disease and the most common form of ... Read more...

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Biochemists make new protein that may lead to artificial blood


March 24th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Biochemists have conjured a completely new protein which can transport oxygen. This could potentially pave the way to making artificial blood. "This is quite a different way of ... Read more...

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Indian American scientist tracks turmeric’s curative element


March 7th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian American scientist have discovered how the main curative ingredient of turmeric - used for centuries to treat wounds, infections and other health problems ... Read more...

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Statins may slow down your brain


February 26th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) New research suggests that cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins may lessen brain function and make you less smart. Yeon-Kyun Shin, biophysics professor at Iowa State University, said his ... Read more...

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Hot chillies can also help mitigate pain


February 25th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Capsaicin, the active agent in spicy hot chili peppers, often acts as an irritant, but it may also be used to reduce pain. Feng Qin, associate professor of ... Read more...

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Redesigned protein may offer new treatments for haemophilia


December 26th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Researchers from University of Rochester Medical Centre have made subtle changes in the structure of a key protein that may help in developing new treatments for haemophilia, ... Read more...

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Unconscious brain ”makes the best decisions”


December 25th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): People are likely to make optimal decisions when their unconscious brain makes the choice, according to a new study from University of Rochester. The researchers have found that ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency raises C-section risk


December 24th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Pregnant women who are vitamin D deficient are at an increased risk for delivering a baby by caesarean section, say researchers.Over a two-year period, experts from Boston ... Read more...

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Genetic target for treatment of neurodegenerative disorders uncovered


December 11th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 11 (ANI): Experiments on mice have shown that a gene called FKBP12 may provide a target for drugs to treat conditions like autism spectrum disorder and obsessive-compulsive disease. Dr. Susan ... Read more...

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Without enzyme, vital biological reaction takes 2.3 bn years to complete


November 11th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A biological reaction within human cells which is essential to life can take almost 2.3 billion years - about half the age of the Earth to complete ... Read more...

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Water in our bodies is different from ordinary water


August 7th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Water, as we know it, does not exist within our bodies, says a leading researcher, who added that the fluid has different physical properties from ordinary bulk ... Read more...

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Healthy children of Alzheimer patients show early brain changes


July 30th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 30 (ANI): Healthy children of Alzheimer patients display neurological changes much before clinical symptoms may appear, says Medical College of Wisconsin researchers in Milwaukee . These kids are ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover genes that control embryonic stem cell fate


July 11th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco say that they have identified about two-dozen genes that control embryonic stem cell fate. The researchers say that the genes ... Read more...

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A test for depression may soon be a reality


March 12th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found a biomarker for depression that could lead to a quick lab test to identify patients ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel atomic structure of protein that inhibits HIV


February 21st, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
London , Feb21 (ANI): Researchers at University of Minnesota have made a breakthrough by determining the structure of APOBEC3G a protein that inhibits the AIDS virus, HIV.This can be considered as a ... Read more...

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Mast cell in lungs could be new target for asthma


January 30th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 30 (ANI): A study at Weill Cornell Medical College , has cited that an enzyme, called renin, released by mast cells in the lungs may play a key role ... Read more...

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3-D model of cancer-promoting enzyme developed


January 5th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have made a three-dimensional picture of an enzyme often mutated in cancers that may promote the disease after mutation.The enzyme ... Read more...

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