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Fat levels in blood may lead to Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may elevate a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a US study says."Our study identifies ... Read more...

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Vitamin C hastens brain tumour’s death


February 20th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Showering brain cancer cells with vitamin C softens them up for radiation therapy and hastens their death.Patries Herst from the University of Otago, with Melanie McConnell ... Read more...

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Garlic oil component protects heart


November 17th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) A garlic oil component may help protect the heart after it suffers an attack, during cardiac surgery or as a treatment for heart failure. At low ... Read more...

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Drug helps monkeys shed weight, holds hope for humans


November 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average a little more than a tenth of their body weight four weeks after taking an experimental drug that selectively destroys ... Read more...

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New way to kill cancer cells discovered


September 18th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have figured out a new way to kill cancer cells by disabling a protein known as fortilin, which promotes their unbridled growth.Fortilin does so by ... Read more...

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Bad cholesterol feeds brain tumours


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Bad cholesterol fuels the growth of the commonest type of brain cancer, glioblastoma, just as hormones drive the growth of certain breast and prostate cancers.Glioblastomas are ... Read more...

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New hope for cancer cure


July 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) British scientists have found a new way of killing cancer cells, a media report said Friday.The study not only sheds light on why some people fail ... Read more...

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Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death


June 9th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Cancer cells survive easily and researchers have now identified how biochemical pathways rewired by cancer cells help them cheat death."This work focused on understanding how cancer ... Read more...

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Tamarind derivative repairs damaged brain cells


June 8th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) A compound from tamarind tree could help spur the growth of damaged brain and spinal cord nerve cells, which characterises diseases such as Parkinson's.Doctoral student Andrew ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist’s gene therapy shows promise in slowing AMD


April 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new in vivo study by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine has found that a gene therapy approach using a protein called CD59, or protectin, shows ... Read more...

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‘All cancer cells are immortal’ theory exposed as a myth


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have hinted that not all cancer cells are immortal.In stark contrast to normal cells, which only divide a finite number ... Read more...

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Protein that contributes to ulcerative colitis revealed


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a protein called PUMA (p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis) contributes to ulcerative colitis.Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease thought to ... Read more...

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Study finds enzyme that is ‘the killer you can’t live without’


March 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an enzyme that has a double role - on one end it can push cells to commit suicide but on the other, it may actually ... Read more...

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How ovarian cancer resists chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists at York University have uncovered a genetic process that may allow ovarian cancer to resist chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of our genetic makeup known as a ... Read more...

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Protein discovery could lead to better autoimmune disease, cancer drugs


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): The discovery that a single protein called FADD controls multiple cell death pathways could lead to better, more targeted autoimmune disease and cancer drugs.Jianke Zhang at Thomas Jefferson ... Read more...

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Gene makes ovarian cancer resistant to chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 3 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in on a genetic process that may explain why ovarian cancer is resistant to chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of the genetic makeup ... Read more...

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Using tanning beds to ’self-treat’ skin eruptions can be deadly


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that tanning bed exposure can produce more than some tanners may bargain for, especially when they self-diagnose and use the radiation to treat ... Read more...

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Dairy colostrum ‘may be the key to Olympic success’


February 25th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that bovine colostrum can massively reduce gut permeability, otherwise known as 'leaky gut syndrome'.Their findings could have positive implications not just for athletes but also ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology may lead to new liver cancer treatment


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers has said that nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer.They used molecular-sized bubbles filled ... Read more...

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Blame your genes for that stammer, says new study


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): It's not nervousness or a traumatic childhood but your genes that make you stutter, say scientists.The new research has suggested that inherited mutated genes affect the brain's ability ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoking ups production of mucus in patients with bronchitis


February 18th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers in New Mexico has revealed that cigarette smoking is linked with overproduction of mucus - a symptom of chronic bronchitis.The study has ... Read more...

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Scientists find clues to mystery of preterm delivery


February 11th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that excessive formation of calcium crystal deposits in the amniotic fluid may be a reason why some pregnant women suffer preterm premature rupture of the ... Read more...

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Novel approach could benefit stroke victims


February 9th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Two new studies from Spain provide conclusive evidence that a method developed by Weizmann researchers could accelerate recovery from stroke and head trauma.Much of the devastation of stroke ... Read more...

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Scientists convert skin cells to stem cells more effieciently


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A team at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have identified several specific microRNAs (miRNAs) that are important during reprogramming and exploited them to make the transition from skin ... Read more...

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Why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others


January 25th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has explained why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others, which could eventually lead to advances in treating or preventing heart ... Read more...

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Novel peptide ‘kills’ cancer cells more effective than current therapies


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel peptide that can act as a potent inducer of cancer cell death, which may have significant implications for therapeutic agents used to treat ... Read more...

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New molecule may save brain cells from neurodegeneration, stroke


January 19th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A molecule that can make brain cells resistant to programmed cell death or apoptosis has been discovered by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The ... Read more...

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Estrogen may promote spread of precancerous cells in oral cavity


January 4th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that estrogen may increase the movement of precancerous cells in the mouth and thus promote the spread of the disease ... Read more...

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Protein involved in cystic fibrosis linked to chronic lung diseases


December 30th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A research team at Johns Hopkins Children's Center has found that a protein involved in cystic fibrosis (CF) also regulates inflammation and cell death in emphysema and may ... Read more...

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Longevinex reduces size of heart attack better than resveratrol: Study


December 28th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that Longevinex worked better at reducing the size of a heart attack better than resveratrol.The study compared and contrasted the gene-switching pattern for both plain ... Read more...

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New invention could improve cancer drug delivery


December 24th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): A new way to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs to cancer tissues in controlled doses without harming healthy body cells has been found by University of Arizona researchers.If successful, the ... Read more...

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New tool sweeps away Alzheimer’s plaque from brain


December 13th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A new molecular tool developed by US scientists has shown promise in 'clearing' the brain of plaque that triggers Alzheimer's disease.This plaque is the aggregation of protein-like bits ... Read more...

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New method to cleanse brain of Alzheimer’s plaques developed


December 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have developed new molecular tools that may help in "cleansing" the brain of amyloid plaques, implicated in Alzheimer's disease.A hallmark of Alzheimer's disease-a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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How specific viruses can kill cancer cells


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Boston University School of Medicine scientists have discovered a mechanism by which specific viruses acting as oncolytic agents can enter and kill cancer cells.The study was conducted by ... Read more...

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How HIV infection kills T cells


November 25th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about HIV infection- how the virus promotes the death of CD4 T cells.It is the loss of this critical subset of ... Read more...

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