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Researchers develop graft that regenerates coronary arteries


June 25th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new biodegradable graft that helps regenerate coronary arteries within 90 days of bypass surgeries, leaving no trace of itself in the body. ... Read more...

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Bat flu may pose danger to humans


February 29th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have revealed that they have found flu in bats for the first time. Doctors are worried that the flu may pose danger to humans. Evidence of ... Read more...

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Cell therapy for athletic injuries


October 5th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Sportspersons who were earlier dependent on knee-replacement therapy for athletic injuries now have a new ray of hope in the form of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation ... Read more...

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Flu vaccine made by faster method is also effective


February 23rd, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research published in the online journal The Lancet claims that speeding up flu vaccine development does not make the final product less effective compared to ... Read more...

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New study reinforces belly fat, high-fat meals and heart disease link


February 18th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new UC Davis study has suggested that the effect of a high-fat meal on blood vessel walls varies among individuals depending on factors such as their waist ... Read more...

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Why males have a higher incidence of autism than females


February 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have found that male and female sex hormones regulate expression of an important gene in neuronal cell culture through a mechanism that could explain not only higher ... Read more...

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Novel finding could lead to new therapies for asthma, COPD


January 28th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists from a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have demonstrated that a single "master switch" enzyme, known as aldose reductase, is key in producing excess mucous ... Read more...

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Secrets of common virus that can cause cancer decoded


December 16th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute have decoded secrets of a very common virus that can cause cancer.About 90 percent of people are infected at some time in ... Read more...

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New insight into the cause of common dementia


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a clue as to how some people develop a form of dementia that affects the brain areas associated with personality, behavior, and language.Researchers at ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the biology of autism


November 12th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered a new window of opportunity for successful autism therapy.Alysson Muotri and colleagues made the discovery by first transforming adult ... Read more...

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How stem cells shape up to their surroundings


October 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Engineering the topography on which stem cells grow, and the mechanical forces working on them, can act as a powerful agent for change as their chemical environment, found ... Read more...

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How nerve cells regenerate after injury


September 28th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): The peripheral nerves that connect our limbs and organs to the central nervous system have an astonishing ability to regenerate themselves after injury, unlike nerves of the spinal ... Read more...

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Researchers create first artificial human ovary


September 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Researchers have created the first artificial human ovary. The advance provides a potentially powerful new means for conducting fertility research and could also yield infertility treatments for cancer patients."An ... Read more...

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First artificial human ovary created


September 15th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): Scientists have created the first artificial human ovary, an advance that provides a potentially powerful new means for conducting fertility research and could also yield infertility treatments for ... Read more...

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White button mushrooms ‘keep immune system healthy’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): White button mushrooms enhance the activity of critical cells in the body's immune system, Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists have found.The animal-model and cell-culture study was conducted at ... Read more...

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Antibody that may help treat, prevent influenza outbreaks identified


July 9th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified a monoclonal antibody that is effective against "Avian" H5N1, seasonal H1N1 and the 2009 "Swine" H1N1 influenza.Scientists at Sea Lane Biotechnologies, LLC, in collaboration ... Read more...

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New proteins that regulate blood pressure, flow identified


July 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 08 (ANI): Scientists have identified key players in a little-known biochemical pathway that appears to regulate blood pressure.The findings have evolved from studies conducted by Jeffrey S. Isenberg, Eileen M. ... Read more...

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Drug combo found effective against pancreatic cancer


June 16th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Cancer medication sorafenib, which is used for advanced liver and kidney cancer, appears to be effective against cancer stem cells in pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in stem cell culture, holds hope for cures


June 1st, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions without the use of animal proteins, paving the way for harvesting large quantities ... Read more...

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Kids respond better to recommended swine flu vaccine


May 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): In the first head to head study of the two H1N1 vaccines used in the UK during the recent pandemic has found that the adjuvanted split virus vaccine ... Read more...

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Now, microfluidic integrated circuit to enable home diagnostic tests


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): In a bid to simplify lab-on-a-chip devices for quicker, cheaper and more portable medical tests, University of Michigan researchers have created microfluidic integrated circuits.Just as electronic circuits intelligently ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for brain cancer identified


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for brain cancer.They have discovered a protein that is highly expressed in a subgroup of glioblastoma brain tumour cells and show ... Read more...

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Scientists get closer to imaging cell death


January 30th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Washington University School of Medicine have made a major advance in using a synthetic probe to target dead and ... Read more...

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Broccoli, cauliflower may help treat cystic fibrosis


November 17th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A dietary antioxidant found in vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower can protect cells from damage caused by chemicals generated during the body's inflammatory response to infection and ... Read more...

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Pumpkin skin may scare away disease-causing germs


October 29th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have found that the skin of pumpkin contains a substance with an antibacterial effect against microbes that cause millions of cases of yeast infections in adults and ... Read more...

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Molecule having anti-fat, anti-cancer abilities found to be a turnoff for fat genes


August 28th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found that a small molecule, earlier found to have anti-fat and anti-cancer abilities, has the potential to put off fat-making genes.Such ... Read more...

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How TB bacteria remain latent in body for decades


July 10th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre have identified a protein that helps TB bacteria resist immune response, and remain latent in the body for decades.They hope that the ... Read more...

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Stem cells restore sight, almost miraculously


May 28th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) Stem cells cultured by researchers on a simple contact lens miraculously restored sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease. The simple and inexpensive procedure, considered a breakthrough, requires ... Read more...

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Herbal therapeutic Zyflamend shows promise in treatment of men at prostate cancer risk


May 23rd, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A novel herb-based therapeutic called Zyflamend has been found to be linked with minimal toxicity and no serious adverse events in men at high-risk for developing prostate cancer ... Read more...

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Red Sea Coral extract may help fight skin cancer


May 16th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist at South Dakota State University has found that a substance derived from Red Sea Coral can help treat skin cancer.The ... Read more...

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Injectable slow acting anaesthetic can banish prolonged pain


April 16th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 16 (IANS) Paediatric researchers have developed a slow-acting anaesthetic that could banish prolonged pain during and after surgery. Researchers used specially designed fat-based particles called liposomes to package saxitoxin, a ... Read more...

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How HIV escapes immune system pressure


April 16th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Studying HIV-infected people with a particular gene, scientists have gained fresh insights into how the virus mutates and evolves in response to the body's immune pressure.Dr. Eric ... Read more...

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Anaesthesia jabs promise prolonged pain relief without toxicity


April 16th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A single injection may soon revolutionise the treatment of pain during and after surgery, thanks to a promising slow-release anesthetic drug-delivery system developed by researchers at Children's Hospital ... Read more...

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Mutations that hide HIV from immune system weaken its ability to replicate


April 13th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists at University of Oxford have found that mutations that hide HIV from immune system weaken the virus' ability to replicate.According to them, when HIV infects a cell, ... Read more...

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Natural solution to artificial heart pacemakers may be possible


April 10th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Researchers in New York have moved a step closer towards developing a biological solution to artificial heart pacemakers.Richard Robinson and his colleagues at Columbia and Stony Brook Universities ... Read more...

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