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Strawberry extract protects skin against UV rays


August 5th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 5 (IANS) A strawberry extract developed by Italian and Spanish researchers seems to protect the skin against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and reduce damage to DNA."We have verified ... Read more...

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Protein pores help us sense hot temperatures


March 5th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) The winter sun feels welcome, but not so the summer sunburn, thanks to proteins on the surface of nerve cells that enable us to sense different ... Read more...

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Nanosensors can free science from animal experiments


January 11th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Scientists still continue with animal experiments and vivisection, described as barbaric, but now German researchers have found an alternative - in nanosensors - that could reduce ... Read more...

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Widely used HIV drug could help prevent cervical cancer


May 4th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A study has suggested that a simple treatment using a widely prescribed HIV drug could prevent cervical cancer by killing off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes ... Read more...

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US scientists grow cold-causing virus on sinus tissue


April 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Scientists have managed to grow a recently discovered species of human rhinovirus (HRV), the most frequent cause of the common cold, in culture, on sinus tissue removed during ... Read more...

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Probiotic bacteria ‘could help in Crohn’s disease therapy’


April 1st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that infection with a probiotic strain of E. coli bacteria could help treat and reduce the negative effects of another E. coli infection that may ... Read more...

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Mucus may play active role in penetration of toxins into our cells


March 31st, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A study has found that mucus may play an active role in the penetration of hydrophobic substances, including toxins and carcinogens, into our cells.The finding was revealed by ... Read more...

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Virus that piggybacks on AIDS virus to beat disease developed


March 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Biochemists from UC San Diego and UCLA have engineered virus-like particles that could slow the spread of HIV.The particle piggybacks on the AIDS virus as it moves ... Read more...

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Resveratrol can reduce body fat: Study


March 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Resveratrol may be a useful tool for reducing body fat, according to a new study.For her thesis, Arrate Lasa, nutrition and obesity research team member at the University ... Read more...

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Food-borne bacteria causes difficult-to-treat heart infections


January 27th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that particular strains of a food-borne bacteria are able to invade the heart, leading to serious and difficult-to-treat heart infections.The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is commonly ... Read more...

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Bacteria that may have a key role in hardening of arteries identified


January 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have identified specific bacteria that may have a key role in vascular pathogenesis, specifically atherosclerosis, or what is commonly referred to as 'hardening of the arteries'.Using tissue ... Read more...

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Protein involved in melanoma’s development identified


December 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein involved in early steps of development of melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.Melanocytes (pigment-producing skin cells) lose the genetic regulatory mechanisms ... Read more...

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New study on how liver disease develops upends previous assumptions


December 21st, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has come up with a more definitive explanation of how fibrotic cells form, multiply and eventually destroy the human liver, resulting in cirrhosis.In doing so, ... Read more...

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Black rice bran could reduce inflammation: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has claimed that black rice, a little-known variety of the grain that is the staple food for one-third of the world's population, may help soothe ... Read more...

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Tool to trace metabolism of cancer-fighting tomato compounds developed


November 30th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): The University of Illinois scientists, who suggested that eating tomatoes reduces risk of prostate cancer, have developed a tool that may help trace the metabolism of tomato carotenoids ... Read more...

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Tiny particles in computers, shampoos ‘can adversely affect lungs’


November 18th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study by the University of Edinburgh has shown that tiny particles used in a range of everyday products from computers to shampoo can adversely affect the ... Read more...

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Black rice may relieve inflammation caused by allergies, asthma


October 21st, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Scientists have reported that black rice - a little-known variety of the grain - may help soothe the inflammation involved in allergies, asthma, and other diseases.Bran is the ... Read more...

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New research holds promise for development of novel osteoporosis drug


October 5th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a group of substances in the body that play a key role in controlling bone density.On the basis of ... Read more...

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Stress before cancer therapy may sabotage treatment


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new research has suggested that patients who experience physical or psychological stress - including rigorous exercise - one or two days before a cancer treatment might be ... Read more...

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New rapid technique enables successful, fast human stem cell purification


August 7th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): A breakthrough technique enabled UCSF researchers to successfully and rapidly purifying one type of embryonic stem cell from a mix of many different types of embryonic stem cells ... Read more...

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Same types of cell respond differently to stimulus


June 28th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that all cells do not respond similarly to stimulus, as was previously thought.With the help of a new technology that allows scientists to ... Read more...

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Off-the-shelf digital camera helps detect cancer cells


June 25th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): An off-the-shelf digital camera has been turned into an inexpensive device that is powerful enough to let doctors easily distinguish cancerous cells from healthy cells simply by viewing ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten


June 24th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten, according to scientists.Philip Moos and colleagues have said that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material ... Read more...

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Chain of molecular events that increases skin cancer risk identified


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chain of molecular events that increase one's risk of sun-induced skin cancer.The study, appearing online in The FASEB Journal, may lead to new tests ... Read more...

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New path for novel Alzheimer’s therapies found


May 21st, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new Alzheimer's-related mechanism that could give rise to the development of new therapies against this disease.The novelty lies in a new mechanism through which ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help treat breast cancer


May 6th, 2010 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) A component found in broccoli may hold a key in the fight against breast cancer, a new study has said. A research team from University of Michigan has found ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight breast cancer


May 4th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A broccoli compound may help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells, according to a new study.Stem cells are the small number of cells that ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles in sunscreen toxic if ingested


April 9th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists have reported that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material widely used in sunscreens. They have also found that nanoparticles in sunscreen can be ... Read more...

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Sunscreen nanoparticles could be toxic if accidentally eaten


April 8th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Nanoparticles of zinc oxide present in sunscreens could prove toxic if consumed accidentally, according to a study.Particles smaller than 100 nanometers are slightly more toxic to colon cells ... Read more...

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Papaya may harbour cancer cure


March 10th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): The humble papaya is gaining recognition in Western medicine for its anticancer powers, with a University of Florida researcher claiming that the power fruit thwarted growth of cancer ... Read more...

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How arsenic exposure triggers tumour growth


February 24th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism by which the environmental toxin arsenic leads to adverse health effects, including bladder cancer."In a collaborative investigation we found that arsenic, at environmentally ... Read more...

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Debra Moriarity Speaks On Alabama Shooting


February 18th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Huntsville, Feb 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Friday, February 12 in the University of Alabama in Huntsville a tragic incident occurred. A biology professor of the university called Amy Bishop allegedly ... Read more...

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‘Secret to ageing’ discovered


February 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): British scientists say they have discovered the secret to ageing, offering new hope to sufferers of old age-related illnesses such as heart disease.Researchers from Newcastle University along with ... Read more...

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Scientists say Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, atherosclerosis linked


January 16th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Down syndrome, artery-clogging cardiovascular disease appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimer's disease, says a new research.Principal investigator Huntington Potter and colleagues at the Florida Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Marijuana compounds may help fight brain cancer


January 16th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A combination of compounds in marijuana could help fight off a particularly deadly form of brain cancer, preliminary research suggests.Researchers at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute ... Read more...

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