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Scientists discover gene linked to clear vision


December 20th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) A new research has discovered a gene that plays a key role in maintaining clarity of cornea and vision in humans and mice, potentially opening the ... Read more...

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Blood pressure drug a boon for stroke patients


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) A commonly prescribed blood pressure lowering medication appears to kickstart recovery after a stroke by boosting blood vessel growth. The discovery, based on a study using ... Read more...

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Blocking action of protein blunts serious ill effects of high BP on heart


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins have revealed a new route to treat heart disease.They have found through mice studies that blocking the action of a signaling protein deep inside ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist’s gene therapy shows promise in slowing AMD


April 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new in vivo study by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine has found that a gene therapy approach using a protein called CD59, or protectin, shows ... Read more...

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How omega-3 fatty acids keep blindness at bay


February 10th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Previous research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids - commonly found in fish oil - can prevent retinopathy, a major form of blindness that affects people with diabetes ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga-inspired coloured contact lenses harmful for eyes!


January 24th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Pop singer Lady Gaga-inspired trend of wearing coloured contact lenses could damage people's eyes, opticians have warned.Wearing circle contact lenses that make eyes look bigger has become a ... Read more...

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Omega-3 in seafood may protect seniors’ eyes


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that omega-3 fatty acids in fish and other seafood have eye-protective effects.Researchers at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, wanted to ... Read more...

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Imaging breakthrough to help docs see microscopic details inside our bodies


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists say that a new breakthrough in imaging technology using a combination of light and sound will allow health care providers to see microscopic details inside the body.Access ... Read more...

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Key protein controlling blood vessel growth in mice’s brain identified


November 12th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one protein single-handedly controls the growth of blood vessels into the developing brains of mice embryos.Stanford University researchers said that understanding how ... Read more...

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New scaffold designed to fix a broken heart


August 10th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Scientists have developed a scaffold that supports the growth and integration of stem cell-derived cardiac muscle cells-a feat that offers hope for achieving what the body can't do- ... Read more...

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Boffins identify ‘gas pedal’, ‘brake’ for uncontrolled cell growth


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Scientists have found a new way to regulate the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels, a major problem in a broad range of diseases and conditions.The findings of the ... Read more...

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Morphine may block tumour growth


July 29th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Taking morphine can block new blood vessel and tumour growth, according to a new research.Using a clinically relevant morphine dose in a mouse model of Lewis lung carcinoma, ... Read more...

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Nanosized non-invasive probe to see blood vessel growth in tumours


July 24th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Using nanotechnology, material science, and the clinical imaging modality MRI, researchers have created a nanosized probe capable of noninvasively visualizing and quantifying the blood vessel growth in tumours ... Read more...

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Red wine ingredient prevents blinding


June 25th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Resveratrol, an ingredient found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and some plants, stops uncontrolled blood vessel growth in the eye, says a study led by an Indian-American. ... Read more...

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Specific blood-derived cells promote survival in heart attack mouse model


June 17th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): In a study with mouse models, scientists found that implanting monocytes - a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system - helped preserve ... Read more...

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Age-related macular degeneration risk on the rise for Asians


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has reported on the increasing rates of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among Asians.The study has been published in the May issue of Ophthalmology, the journal ... Read more...

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New breakthrough in stem cell research offers hope to heart patients


April 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Veins left over from lifesaving bypass surgery could yield "master" cells to help treat future heart problems, according to scientists at University of Bristol.The researchers extracted stem cells ... Read more...

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Leftover veins can help treat future heart problems


April 26th, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that human veins left over from lifesaving bypass surgery could be a source of "master" cells that can help treat future heart problems. Stem cells have ... Read more...

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Cell transplants to cure cerebral palsy


April 20th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): Researchers have found that cell transplants may benefit children with cerebral palsy.A unique cell type that supports and surrounds (ensheathes) neurons within the nose (olfactory system) known as olfactory ... Read more...

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Turmeric - a new way to spice up your weight loss routine


February 17th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 17 (ANI): Curcumin, a bioactive component in Indian spice turmeric, can prove effective if added in weight loss routine, a new study suggests.The compound can stall the spread of fat-tissue ... Read more...

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Early life stress could be risk factor for cardiovascular disease


February 10th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Early life stress increases sensitivity to a hormone known to increase blood pressure and increases your cardiovascular risk in adult life, researchers have reported."We think early life stress ... Read more...

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Novel tumour-attacking virus may offer brain cancer treatment


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists at Ohio State University have developed a tumour-attacking virus that both kills brain-tumour cells and blocks the growth of new tumour blood vessels.According to researchers, their study ... Read more...

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1930s gonorrhea drug could fight cancer


November 7th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Drug, acriflavine, used in the 1930s for treating gonorrhea, has now been found beneficial in battling cancer, according to a new study at the Johns Hopkins University School ... Read more...

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New drug kills cancer like a vampire slayer


September 18th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Scientists at Tel Aviv University have developed a novel drug that delivers anti-cancer compounds straight to the tumour.Lead researcher Dr. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro believes that the new invention may ... Read more...

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New drug starves tumours of blood supply


September 18th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a new drug carrier that targets a tumour directly, which requires an ample supply of blood to stay alive. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, physiologist ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil biological process that spurs blood vessels growth


September 15th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists from University of North Carolina and the College of Arts & Sciences have identified a novel mechanism that triggers blood vessel growth.They have ... Read more...

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Low-carb diets may cause atherosclerosis, impaired blood vessel growth


August 25th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): While low-carbohydrate/high-protein diets have been known to help individuals to lose weight rapidly, researchers have now found that such diets may lead to atherosclerosis and impaired blood vessel ... Read more...

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Simple blood test can reveal IVF’s suitability for individual patients


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A simple blood test can now tell whether In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) would be successful in a particular patient or not.Dr. Cathy Allen and her team from the ... Read more...

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New target for diagnosis, treatment of age-related macular degeneration identifed


June 15th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new target for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration.In a study, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School ... Read more...

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Gene linked to muscular dystrophy-related vision problems identified


April 21st, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): University of Illinois scientists have identified a new gene linked to vision loss in common form of muscular dystrophy.Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, or FSHD, is the world's third most ... Read more...

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Missing enzyme protects mice from effects of heart attacks


April 6th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Mice born without a certain enzyme can resist the effects of a heart attack, still retaining near normal cardiac function, according to a study. The scientists found ... Read more...

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Blood protein may hold key to stopping cancer progression


April 1st, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have reached a step closer to developing a new drug to inhibit tumour growth in cancer patients, and potentially help ... Read more...

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Controlling blood vessels could help combat obesity


January 8th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Scientists have found that controlling blood vessel development may help fight obesity and diabetes.As the growth of fat cells and their metabolism depend on oxygen and blood-borne ... Read more...

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Biomarkers that could help detect fatal forms of malaria identified


December 8th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
xWashington, Dec 8 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, Canadian researchers have identified protein biomarkers that could facilitate easy diagnosis of two severe and debilitating forms of malaria. With the findings, scientists have ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapies for heart disease come closer to reality


October 31st, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Taking a crucial step towards stem cell therapies, scientists have revealed that our bodies'' ability to respond to an internal ''mayday'' signal may ultimately pave the way ... Read more...

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