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Cellular protein that acts as receptor for Ebola virus identified


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A team of scientists has identified a cellular protein that acts as a receptor for Ebola virus and Marburg virus.Furthermore, the team showed that an antibody, which binds ... Read more...

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Junk DNA makes humans so different from primates


March 1st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Repetitive stretches of "junk" DNA may partly explain why humans are so different from primates. Medical researchers at the University of Iowa found that when a particular type ... Read more...

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Antipsychotics for schizophrenia linked to subtle loss in brain volume


February 8th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): A new study has shown that patients with schizophrenia who take antipsychotic medications lose a small but measurable amount of brain tissue over time.Progressive changes in brain volume ... Read more...

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Women who smoke, pierce nipples ‘more likely to develop breast abscess’


August 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 04 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women who smoke or pierce their nipples are more likely to develop a breast abscess.Researchers at the University of Iowa found the ... Read more...

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Insight into structure of HIV protein may help design drugs


June 10th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have created a three-dimensional picture of an important protein that is involved in how HIV -- the virus responsible for AIDS -- is produced inside human cells. ... Read more...

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Computers can effectively detect early eye problems related to diabetes


May 13th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): People suffering from diabetes have an increased risk of blindness, yet most patients do not get an annual eye exam to detect possible problems. But cost-effective computerized systems ... 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 keeps BP in control discovered


December 24th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a protein channel that helps nerve sensors in blood vessels keep blood pressure in check.Without the protein channel, known ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new inherited eye disease


December 12th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Iowa have found a new inherited eye disease that affects the macula, which is part of the retina.With the findings, which have been ... Read more...

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Scientists explain why breathing carbon dioxide triggers panic attack


November 27th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) Breathing in carbon dioxide is known to trigger panic attacks. Now scientists have unravelled why. A new study by University of Iowa (UI) researchers shows that carbon dioxide ... Read more...

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Molecular mechanism underlying severe form of diabetes in kids identified


September 9th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): University of Iowa researchers have identified a new molecular mechanism underlying a rare and severe form of diabetes in children.The new mechanism involves a protein called ankyrin and ... Read more...

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Gene discovery sheds light on a critical protein’s function in hearing


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new protein that protects sensory cells in the ear.University of Iowa researchers, who carried out this work with collaborators from Kansas State ... Read more...

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Respiratory cells rely on taste buds to detect poisons


July 25th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) An Indian American researcher has found that the mechanism which helps detect bad tasting and potentially poisonous foods also protects lungs from harmful substances. Alok Shah, study co-author and ... Read more...

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‘Tasting’ mechanism helps protect airway detect and clear harmful substances


July 25th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine say that the mechanism that lets people detect bad-tasting and potentially poisonous foods ... Read more...

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New DNA-like compounds show promise to treat lupus


May 28th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A University of Iowa researcher has announced the creation of DNA-like compounds that effectively inhibit the cells responsible for systemic lupus erythematosus, an incurable chronic autoimmune condition that ... Read more...

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Novel target for depression treatment identified


April 29th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): US researchers claim that a brain protein involved in fear behavior and anxiety may represent a new target for depression therapies.The study, by researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may pave way for male contraceptive


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists are concentrating on a newly discovered genetic abnormality, which appears to prevent some men from conceiving children, in order to develop a male contraceptive.While female oral ... Read more...

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Novel surgical implant may prevent total blindness


February 19th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa have tested and are now using a surgical implant called Retisert to prevent a rare eye condition, sympathetic ophthalmia. Sympathetic ophthalmia occurs ... Read more...

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Smoking linked to premature aging


February 6th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers from University of Iowa have found a link between smoking and premature aging.They identified a key protein that is lost in Werner''s syndrome (premature aging) is ... Read more...

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Cellular stress leads to fatty liver disease in mice


December 9th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): In a study on mice, researchers at University of Iowa and University of Michigan have found that disrupted protein folding may lead to fatty liver disease, a ... Read more...

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Gene associated with epilepsy discovered


November 18th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A group of scientists has discovered a new gene which is associated with the brain disorder epilepsy.While the PRICKLE1 gene mutation was specific to a rare ... Read more...

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Lung airway cells activate vitamin D, boost immunity


November 4th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) A must for good health, vitamin D also needs activation to function optimally within the human body. Until recently, this activation was thought to happen in the kidneys, ... Read more...

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Gene variant that causes fatal heart rhythm disorder identified


October 8th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa and colleagues in France have identified a gene variant that causes a potentially fatal human heart rhythm disorder called sinus node ... Read more...

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Genetic variant that plays role in cleft lip found


October 7th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): In a previously identified gene, scientists have found a variation that likely contributes to one in five cases of isolated cleft lip.This is the first time ... Read more...

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Study on rare syndrome sheds light on obesity, blood pressure


March 4th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers focussing on the rare genetic disorder Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), have identified a clue to show how resistance to the hormone leptin might disrupt the brain signals ... Read more...

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Constipation is the most common cause of kids abdominal pain


December 18th, 2007 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study by University of Iowa researchers has shown that the most common cause of abdominal pain among children is acute and chronic constipation.The study also recommended ... Read more...

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