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‘No mutation of swine flu virus’


April 11th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.Refuting reports that a new strain ... Read more...

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Healing damaged liver tissues


December 5th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Damaged liver tissues, which cause scars, can bring on cirrhosis -- where the organ is unable to clean blood or produce vital hormones and clotting agents. ... Read more...

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Blood from stem cells likely within next decade


October 27th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Artificial blood sourced from stem cells could be administered to organ transplant patients within the next decade.A research team has developed a method of taking adult ... Read more...

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How humans avoid carbon monoxide poisoning


September 21st, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how humans and other organisms avoid poisoning by carbon monoxide produced within the body.Carbon monoxide (CO), a colourless, odorless and tasteles gas, ... Read more...

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Exercise fights obesity by turning stem cells into bone


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 2 (IANS) Workouts can keep obesity at bay by turning influential stem cells into bone, not fat, boosting our capacity to make blood and improving overall health.The body's ... Read more...

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At least 2 deaths and over 200 cases of E. coli in German outbreak


May 27th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by BNO News
BERLIN, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- With over 200 cases in Germany due to an E. coli outbreak, the European Commission's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed identified organic cucumbers from two ... Read more...

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Stem cells from skin, blood regenerate faltering liver


May 12th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Patients with advanced liver disease can be treated with stem cells taken from their own skin or blood in a breakthrough that could save thousands of ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotube device can rapidly diagnose cancer, HIV


March 30th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Engineers have developed a new device that can detect single cancer cells in a blood sample.This breakthrough could potentially allow doctors to determine whether cancer has spread from ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind onset of acute myeloid leukaemia identified


March 28th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Researchers have found the genetic conspirators in the development of acute myeloid leukaemia.Describing how the most common gene mutation found in acute myeloid leukaemia starts the process of ... Read more...

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Stem cells may help treat aggressive multiple sclerosis


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Replacing bone marrow with the body's own stem cells may hold some hope for patients with aggressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a long-term Greek study.For ... 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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New study offers hope to those with Alzheimer’s, ALS


March 8th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A team of researchers has suggested that transplanting stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood cells and menstrual blood cells may offer future therapeutic benefit for those suffering ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells accelerate diabetic wound healing


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Korean scientists have found that transplanting human umbilical cord blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) 'significantly accelerate' wound closure in diabetic mouse models.Diabetes is often associated with impaired wound ... Read more...

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Turning diseased blood cells to stem cells may reveal cancer quickly


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A study has successfully turned healthy and diseased cells into stem cells, thereby paving way for observing the onset of the blood cancer leukaemia in the laboratory dish."This ... Read more...

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Study finds gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia and a signaling pathway that may be treatable with existing compounds."In some ways, this is ... Read more...

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Mums’ stem cells could be key to treating genetic disease before birth


January 19th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): UCSF researchers, through a series of mouse model experiments, have determined that a mother's immune response prevents a fetus from accepting transplanted blood stem cells, and yet this ... Read more...

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Stem cell transplant cheap in India, but very few centres


January 1st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Stem cell transplant in India costs a fraction of what it does abroad but the country has very few centres where the procedure can be ... Read more...

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Brit boy, 9, gifts younger brother his bone marrow for Christmas


December 27th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): A boy in Britain is set to donate his bone marrow to his younger brother as a Christmas gift after the latter was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia.Robert Sherwood, ... Read more...

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New study shows evidence of stem cells’ pivotal role in cancer


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A Stanford University study has suggested that leukemia patients whose cancers express higher levels of genes associated with cancer stem cells have a significantly poorer prognosis than patients ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells boost survival, maturation of key brain cells


December 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBs) provide a 'trophic effect' (nutritional effect) that enhances survival and maturation of hippocampal neurons harvested from both young and old laboratory animals, ... Read more...

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New ‘poison’ discovery could pave way for leukaemia therapy


December 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Research led by Weill Cornell Medical College revealed that newly identified mutant enzymes in AML create a chemical poison to cause leukaemia.The findings should prove useful in treating ... Read more...

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‘Smooth muscles’ play major role in heart problems, stroke


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Scottish scientists have found the causes of serious conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure.The researchers are investigating the role of "smooth" muscles, which are found ... Read more...

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Indian-led team transforms human skin into blood cells


November 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 8 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in medical sciences, an Indo-Canadian researcher and his team have successfully transformed human skin into various blood cells.The breakthrough is likely to ... Read more...

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Origin of immune cells in the brain discovered


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has discovered that microglia-the immune cells that reside in the brain-have a unique origin and are formed shortly after conception.It was previously thought that microglia ... Read more...

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Factor boosting leukemia’s aggressiveness identified


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified particular relationship that can promote aggressive leukemias and lymphomas.Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells survive and thrive not just by their own ... Read more...

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Scorpion sting could be used to stop heart bypass failures


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Researchers have said that an ingredient in a scorpion's sting could be used to stop heart bypasses failing.Margatoxin, from the venom of the Central American bark scorpion, proved ... Read more...

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Indian American sworn in as America’s top science official


October 19th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) IIT Madras alumnus, Subra Suresh, has been sworn in as the director of America's National Science Foundation (NSF), the top US science body with a ... Read more...

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Now, a disposable device to identify aggressive breast cancers


September 29th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new disposable device based on advances in microfluidics that may help identify advanced breast cancer patients who are candidates for therapy with the drug ... Read more...

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Iraqi woman gets new life with bone marrow transplant in India


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Iraq-based Maha Muhammad had lost all hope for life when she was diagnosed with blood cancer at the age of 20. But she got a new lease ... Read more...

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Camera phone helps create world’s smallest movie


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Just 9 mm tall, Dot, the world's tiniest doll, is the hero of an action-packed adventure in a new stop-motion film created with a camera phone and a ... Read more...

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FDA approves first oral drug that reduces multiple sclerosis relapses


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by BNO News
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday announced that it has approved the first oral drug to reduce multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses.Gilenya capsules (fingolimod) ... Read more...

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Watercress may help fight breast cancer


September 14th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): Eating a portion of watercress every day could help prevent breast cancer, according to a new research.Researchers at the University of Southampton say that the vitamin-packed salad veg ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells boost lab animal’s recovery after stroke


August 25th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have used human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCB) to treat cultured rat brain cells (astrocytes) deprived of oxygen, which protected them from cell death after stroke-like damage.Astrocytes, ... 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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DNA that may contribute to each person’s uniqueness identified


August 12th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered the reason behind why people have a variety of physical traits and disease risks.Building on a tool that ... Read more...

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