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Mole-rats’ secret can help brain survive in oxygen scarcity


February 27th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Does the buck-toothed, finger-sized naked mole-rat harbour a secret that could be a life-saver for heart attack and stroke victims?University of Illinois, Chicago, biologist Thomas Park ... Read more...

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Male, female parts in plants ‘talk in the same way as cells do in your brain’


March 18th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): For many years, biologist have observed regular oscillations in several parameters that control growth of pollen tubes, such as pH and calcium ions, but the actual molecular channels ... Read more...

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Newly identified spider toxin may help treat pain, human diseases


March 10th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers from the University of California have discovered that a newly identified spider toxin may help uncover novel ways of treating pain and human diseases.Spider venom toxins are ... Read more...

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Drug combo helps protect hearing


February 24th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a low-dose, two-drug cocktail that reduces hearing loss in mice when given before they are exposed ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for some breast cancers discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new therapeutic target for some breast cancers.A protein that pumps calcium out of cells also moonlights as a signal to get massive quantities of ... Read more...

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Epileptic seizures linked to ancient gene family?


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): An American biologist has identified an ancient gene family that plays a pivotal role in regulating the excitability of nerves within the brain. The discovery points to a ... Read more...

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New ways for heart treatment


March 11th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new American study has suggested new ways to improve heart treatment.The study, led by University of Iowa scientists, demonstrated in theory, that it might be possible to ... Read more...

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Protein that helps heart muscle contract identified


February 16th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A protein called B1N1 that is necessary for the heart to contract has been discovered by researchers.The finding, published in the Feb. 16 issue of the open access ... Read more...

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Blame calcium if you find food tasteless


January 9th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Next time you find food tasteless, you can blame calcium as it plays a role in taste-making, a new study shows. Japanese researchers have shown for the first time ... Read more...

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Calcium plays vital role in tickling our taste buds


January 9th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that calcium plays a vital role in tickling our taste buds.The team from Japanese researchers have shown that calcium channels on the tongue ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drugs may help treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s


October 28th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A potential new function for anti-epileptic drugs in treating neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's has been discovered by US researchers.The study, published in BioMed Central's open ... Read more...

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Why seizures occur with alcohol withdrawal


October 18th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have provided a new understanding of why epileptic seizures occur with alcohol withdrawal.Such seizures are the most dramatic and prominent aspect of the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify ‘molecule trio’ that kills neurons in Parkinson’s


April 30th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers at Columbia University Medical Centre have identified a trio of molecules that are responsible for killing brain cells in Parkinson's patients.They have showed ... Read more...

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Gene that switches on during epilepsy development identified


April 23rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have identified a gene that switches on during development of epilepsy.The discovery made while studying mice may help explain how ... Read more...

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Ultrasound can remotely stimulate brain circuits


October 30th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Neuroscientists at Arizona State University have developed pulsed ultrasound techniques that can remotely stimulate brain circuit activity without the need of exogenous proteins or surgically implanted medical ... Read more...

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New membrane model may help study the beginning of Alzheimers


July 24th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and three other institutions have developed a new model of the membrane surrounding neurons in the brain, ... Read more...

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Common BP drug may help reduce cocaine cravings


February 28th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study in mice conducted by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School has indicated that diltiazem, a drug used in the ... Read more...

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Calcium channels central to the onset of asthma, allergic reactions


January 15th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by admin
London , Jan 15 (ANI): Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found that calcium channels have a crucial role to play in the onset of asthma and other allergic ... Read more...

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Genetic mechanism behind neurodegeneration in Huntingtons disease identified


January 10th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 10(ANI): Researchers conducting a study on fruit flies have identified a new genetic mechanism by which an abnormal protein causes neurodegeneration in Huntingtons disease. The find, they say opens up ... Read more...

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Epilepsy genes’ mutations may cut each other; prevent seizures


November 14th, 2007 - 8:28 am ICT by admin
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