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Heart hormone helps shape fat metabolism


February 7th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Exercise brings down body weight because it draws on fat reserves that muscle can burn as fuel. But the heart also plays a similar role.Sheila Collins ... Read more...

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Depp buys property in Britain


January 27th, 2012 - 3:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp has reportedly bought himself a country estate in Britain worth over 6.25 million pounds.The movie star has purchased Burnham Westgate Hall in ... Read more...

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Burning more sugar drives super athleticism


December 1st, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Muscle fitness drives super athleticism, especially when their cells efficiently utilise sugar as a fuel source, a study reveals. Conversely, exercising improves the muscle's ability to ... Read more...

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Hormone pits fat against fat to reverse obesity


October 5th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) A hormone that makes fat fight fat could be a novel way of battling the obesity epidemic.The hormone, called orexin, prevents obesity in mice by activating ... Read more...

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Scientist converts skin cells into brain cells


July 29th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) A novel way of converting human skin cells directly into functional brain cells is likely to revolutionise regenerative medicine and drug discovery. Sheng Ding's latest research ... Read more...

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Scientists convert skin cells to stem cells more effieciently


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A team at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have identified several specific microRNAs (miRNAs) that are important during reprogramming and exploited them to make the transition from skin ... Read more...

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Fat-busting pill helps shed two pounds a week


January 12th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) A new fat-busting pill could help people shed two pounds a week without restricting their diet, according to a study.Start-up US drugs company Zafgen has announced the results ... Read more...

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Bramy Army delirious following England’s smashing Ashes success


January 8th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): Barmy Army fans rejoiced in Sydney after England registered a historic 3-1 series win against Australia, for the first time in an Ashes series since 1987.Bowler Chris Tremlett ... Read more...

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Ponting challenges Barmy Army to turn out in droves


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec.2 (ANI): Australian cricket skipper Ricky Ponting has called on the Barmy Army to turn out in droves for this year's Ashes series in Australia.``I have said for a long time ... Read more...

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Study exhibits the ‘couch potato effect’ in mice


December 1st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have used a couch potato mouse model to study muscle function.Daniel Kelly and his colleagues found that these mice maintain normal activity ... Read more...

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Cash-stripped Barmy Army to be a reduced battalion for current Ashes series


November 20th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 20(ANI): England's 'Barmy Army' may not make it to Australia in full force to witness the upcoming Ashes series, as it appears to be cash stripped.Officials are predicting that about ... Read more...

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Fruit fly study reveals molecular link between obesity, heart disease


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have created a simple model using fruitflies to link high-fat diet, obesity and heart dysfunction.They discovered that a protein called TOR influences ... Read more...

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How fat hormone guards against stress-induced heart damage


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have discovered how a cardioprotective hormone called adiponectin prevents stress-induced damage in the heart."Whereas healthy people usually have high adiponectin levels circulating ... Read more...

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Manipulating muscle stem cells could treat muscular dystrophy


October 10th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A team of scientists recently uncovered the molecular messengers that translate inflammatory signals into the genetic changes that tell muscle stem cells to differentiate.At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute ... Read more...

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Why Alzheimer’s drug is both safe and effective


August 19th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study has unravelled exactly how memantine-a drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease- helps patients without causing serious side effects.It is known that memantine (marketed in the ... Read more...

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New clues about cause of brain cell death in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


July 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have uncovered new clues about the cause of brain cell death in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases.The ... Read more...

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Biomarkers for particularly aggressive prostate cancers discovered


July 13th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a mechanism that determines prostate cancer aggressiveness, providing new targets for diagnosis and treatment.The study, led by Ze'ev Ronai, at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), ... Read more...

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Cancer Cells May Kill Themselves On Taking A Painkiller


June 21st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A U.S. research study has suggested that a painkiller may stimulate the cancer cells to kill themselves. The researchers of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research ... Read more...

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Painkilling drug shuts down cancer cell growth


June 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): It has been previously observed that people who regularly take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin have lower incidences of certain types of cancer. Now, investigators at Sanford-Burnham ... Read more...

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Palin memoir called “Going Rogue” due in November


September 29th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sep 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Republican vice presidential candidate and Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has already finished writing her memoir, which she has titled "Going Rogue: An American Life”, ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin finishes memoir months early


September 29th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): Sarah Palin has penned her memoir in just four months after the announcement of the book deal, her publisher has revealed.The book, which was due next spring, ... Read more...

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Barmy Army ups the Ashes ante against Punter and his boys


June 29th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): England's Barmy Army has upped the ante by releasing a tongue-in-cheek tune, bashing Aussie captain Ricky Ponting in time for The Ashes.The recording titled "Hey Hey Ricky", ... Read more...

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Oldest falcon nest found in Greenland


June 18th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): The oldest nest used by falcons, dating back to even before the time of Jesus, has been discovered in Greenland.Gyrfalcons, the world's largest species of falcon, still continually ... Read more...

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Michael Crichton’s new novels slated for posthumous release


April 7th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): Two new books by Jurassic Park writer Michael Crichton have been slated for posthumous release, as per his publisher.According to HarperCollins, 'Pirate Latitudes', a 17th Century adventure in ... Read more...

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Indian-born civil rights leader takes on British culture secretary over slur


June 20th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 20 (IANS) Shami Chakrabarti, one of Britain's most powerful Asian women, has threatened to sue Culture Secretary Andy Durnham for "smearing" her relationship with well-known Conservative leader David ... Read more...

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