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Eating less keeps the brain young

December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Overeating can age your brain while eating less activates a molecule that keeps it young, reveals a study.A team of researchers from Catholic University of Sacred ... Read more...

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New test can quickly distinguish infection from tuberculosis disease

April 2nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A group of scientists have developed a potential new experimental diagnostic test that is able to quickly distinguish individuals with active tuberculosis (TB) from those with latent TB ... Read more...

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Bone drug may help prevent spread of early lung cancer

February 26th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Italian researchers have found that a drug, currently used to treat bone metastases in patients with lung cancer, could also be useful to prevent the cancer from spreading ... Read more...

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Spanish priest suspended over abuse allegations

September 22nd, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Valencia (Spain), Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) The Catholic hierarchy in this eastern Spanish city has suspended a priest accused of sexually abusing adolescents. From the "very moment the facts were known", the accused cleric ... Read more...

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Possible onset mechanism for multiple sclerosis discovered

February 27th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers from the Catholic University of Rome have identified a possible onset mechanism for multiple sclerosis.A non-pathogenic bacterium is capable to trigger an autoimmune disease similar to the ... Read more...

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Economic crisis leaves a sour taste for Italians

November 25th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 25 (IANS/AKI) The economic crisis has hit Italians where it hurts the most -- their stomachs. New research shows that Italians are consuming more rice and pasta and less fish, ... Read more...

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Wine may offer radioprotective effect for breast cancer patients

August 14th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Drinking wine can actually lower incidence of skin toxicity in breast cancer patients undergoing breast carcinoma, according to a new study.An international team of researchers sought to determine ... Read more...

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Herbal product ginkgo found to reduce neuropathic pain in rats

June 6th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Experiments on animals have shown that an extract of ginkgo biloba can help reduce one common and hard-to-treat type of pain.Ginkgo is one of the most popular ... Read more...

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Notre dame commencement 2009 address backlash

May 18th, 2009 - 1:16 am ICT by John Le Fevre
US President Barrack Obama was greeted by hundreds of protesting anti-abortionists when he visited University of Notre Dame for the annual commencement ceremony today.The protesters, many of whom were waving placards ... Read more...

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New method to reveal pancreatic stem cells unveiled

April 7th, 2009 - 11:01 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Mario Capecchi, Nobel Laureate for Medicine in 2007, has announced the invention of a technique to reveal the stem cells camouflaged in the pancreas.The achievement made in collaboration ... Read more...

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Osteoblast cell injections may speed up fracture healing

February 12th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Osteoblast cell obtained from a patient''s own bone marrow can help quicken the healing of a long bone fracture, according to a new study.Dr Seok-Jung Kim from ... Read more...

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A glass of wine a day can keep heart healthy

December 5th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Just one glass of wine can help boost omega 3 fatty acids, and protect people against coronary heart disease, says a new study.The European study called IMMIDIET ... Read more...

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Temptations are good for you

September 16th, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Temptations, which test human will, might end up doing some good because they actually increase moderation, according to the latest study, particularly in case of consumers who have ... Read more...

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5hrs in front of TV ups kids risk of asthma

June 17th, 2008 - 12:22 am ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): Kids who watch TV for more than five hours a day have a significantly high risk of becoming asthmatic, say doctors.Scientists at the Catholic University in Rome ... Read more...

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Scientists synthesise potential malaria vaccine

April 8th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 8 (IANS) Colombian scientists have chemically synthesised an early-stage malaria vaccine in the laboratory, opening the way to a real breakthrough vaccine for the scourge. Manuel E. Patarroyo and ... Read more...

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Flavonoid-rich diets may keep the heart strong

March 21st, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 21 (ANI): The European Commission-funded FLORA research project seems to have confirmed that diets rich in flavonoids, a variety of polyphenols, may be effective in keeping the heart stronger. ... Read more...

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