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Kerala-based gelatin maker aiming at Rs.300 crore turnover

August 7th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) Nitta Gelatin India Ltd (NGIL) expects to close the current fiscal with a turnover of around Rs.300 crore on rising demand for gelatin in the pharmaceutical ... Read more...

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Baby’s genome decoded from mom’s blood, pop’s saliva

June 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Using a non-invasive technique, scientists for the first time have successfully sequenced the genome of a foetus without tapping its protective fluid sac. Maternal blood sampled ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two gene variants in dengue identified

October 18th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants that increase chances of your being infected with severe dengue and some people's genetic make-up predisposes them to the infection. ... Read more...

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Hormone to predict premature death

September 13th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) High levels of a specific hormone in a patient of kidney ailment can tell who will develop heart problems, require dialysis or die prematurely."This discovery allows ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exposure to room light before bedtime may impact sleep quality, BP

January 13th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Exposure to electrical light between dusk and bedtime strongly suppresses melatonin levels and may impact physiologic processes regulated by melatonin signaling, such as sleepiness, thermoregulation, blood pressure and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New research could ‘protect newborn babies from HIV infection’

October 4th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): A new research at Oregon Health &Science University may have uncovered a new weapon for combating HIV as it is passed from mother to newborn child."Mother-to-infant transmission of ... Read more...

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Vitamin A makes breastfeeding with HIV more risky: Study

August 27th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements are unsafe for HIV-positive women who breastfeed because they may boost the excretion of HIV in breast milk -thereby ... Read more...

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Brit woman gets ‘incompatible’ kidney in ground-breaking transplant

February 5th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Maxine Bath has had a life-saving kidney transplant after having her blood plasma frozen and filtered to make sure the organ was not rejected by her body.Bath, ... Read more...

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‘Difficult-to-treat asthma’ may be due to poor use of meds

October 24th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study by researchers in Northern Ireland has revealed that difficult-to-treat asthma often may have more to do with patients who do not take their medication as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two new blood tests make detection of gastrointestinal cancer simpler

September 21st, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Scientists have come up with two new blood tests that can make it simpler and cost effective to diagnnose gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.A research team led by Joost Louwagie, ... Read more...

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Piramal completes first phase trial of new diabetes medicine

August 25th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Pharmaceutical major Piramal Life Sciences Tuesday said it has completed the phase-I clinical trials of its new medicine that will make the treatment of diabetes easier and ... Read more...

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Artificial liver ‘boosts survival in acute liver failure patients’

June 3rd, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Centre have developed what they call 'artificial liver'- an innovative device that will help improve survival in patients with acute ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Flu virus can cripple immune systems, trigger pneumonia

May 5th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Flu virus can cripple the immune systems of otherwise healthy individuals, triggering infections like pneumonia, even as swine flu continues unabated. Kathleen Sullivan, study co-author, who heads the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why flu may affect some more severely than others

May 5th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): With the swine flu turning into a global pandemic, scientists have now discovered important clues about why influenza is more severe in some people than it is in ... Read more...

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Gujarat firm to set up plasma isolation facility

January 22nd, 2009 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Celestial Biologicals Ltd (CBL), an associated company of Intas Biopharmaceuticals, and GE Healthcare, the $17-billion healthcare business of General Electric Co, will set up India's first plasma fractionation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

”Barcode chip” developed for cheap, fast blood tests

November 26th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Getting a blood test done would soon become cheap and matter of minutes, all thanks to a new "barcode chip" developed by researchers at the California Institute ... Read more...

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Mini microscope mounted on mices heads can help study human diseases

October 6th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 6 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have created a microscope that is small enough to be mounted to the head of a freely moving mouse to watch brain cell activity, ... Read more...

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Peptide ghrelin may be behind both alcohol dependence and overeating

September 24th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Ghrelin is known to have an effect on food intake by increasing feelings of hunger and the urge to eat. But now, a new study has shown ... Read more...

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Russia to offer nanotechnology for blood plasma cleaning

July 22nd, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Denver (US), July 22 (RIA Novosti) Nanotechnology would soon allow people to have their blood plasma cleaned relatively inexpensively, the head of Russia's Nanotechnology Corp said. Leonid Melamed is leading a ... Read more...

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Indian-led Saudi team makes major cancer diagnosis breakthrough

July 17th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) An international team of scientists led by a Saudi Arabia-based Indian has made a major breakthrough in lung cancer diagnosis. The team, led by Vadevel Masilamani of King ... Read more...

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Piramal to market PlasmaSelect’s drugs in 38 countries

July 2nd, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Pharma major Piramal Healthcare Ltd announced Wednesday that it has bought marketing rights of Germany-based PlasmaSelect AG's blood plasma products in 38 countries for 7.7 million euros ($12.2 ... Read more...

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Researchers develop computerised technique to predict cardiovascular disease risk

May 23rd, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): German researchers have developed a novel, computer-based strategy, which according to them, can predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) by studying the plasma lipoprotein profiles of people.The technique devised ... Read more...

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Indian researchers clinical trial on new 20-min HIV saliva test

May 6th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A team lead by an Indian researcher has just finished testing a new saliva-based HIV test that gives results in approximately 20 minutes.Usually the waiting period for ... Read more...

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Son-to-father avian flu transmission worries health experts

April 8th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin
London, April 8 (ANI): Two cases of avian flu in a Chinese family have given rise to speculations that the H5N1 virus may have acquired mutations that let it pass from ... Read more...

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Dietary supplements may not be beneficial for most: Study

April 5th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Dolph Hatfield of the National Institutes of Health has revealed that selenium supplementation in mineral tablets might not be ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Eating causes stress, but antioxidants can help

March 24th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 24 (IANS) A pleasant meal may make our lives seem satisfying and worthwhile, but it has a flip side that is not so apparent. Eating also generates oxidative stress, ... Read more...

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HIV variant could pave the way for designing HIV vaccine

March 21st, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by admin
London , Mar 21 (ANI): HIV has long been considered dangerous because of its ability to dodge the immune system to stay undetected. But now, researchers have found that certain mutated ... Read more...

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Study finds new way to overcome allergens in soy

March 7th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Soy allergies may become an irritation of the past thanks to a new research at the University of Illinois, which shows that fermenting soy dramatically reduces its potential ... Read more...

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Scientists make a breakthrough in diagnosis of pre-eclampsia

February 13th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Leeds have uncovered a new way of diagnosing pre-eclampsia, a condition which affects almost one in ten pregnant women ... Read more...

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