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Genes tied to shrinking brain, Alzheimer’s identified


April 16th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A quartet of genes, identified in the first ever genetic analysis of more than 9,000 people, may speed shrinkage of a brain region involved in making ... Read more...

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Decrease in protein levels could be sign child will develop diabetes


April 26th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that the decreasing blood levels of a protein that helps control inflammation could be a sign that a child will develop diabetes.Georgia Health Sciences ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a new way insulin-producing cells die


February 27th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists in Italy and Texas have discovered a previously unknown cause of the death of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, a core defect in diabetes.They discovered that ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for diabetes identified


February 5th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential target for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes.The research team at Eastern Virginia Medical School, led by Jerry Nadler, has been studying the ... Read more...

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Aspirin may prevent paracetamol overdose-induced liver damage


January 27th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 27 (ANI): Yale University researchers say that aspirin can protect against liver damage induced by overdoses of acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol. The researchers came to this conclusion following a ... Read more...

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Carbon-coated nanomagnets could serve as potential hyperthermia agents


May 15th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A new research has suggested that carbon-coated nanomagnets could serve as a safe and effective hyperthermia agent, targeting and destroying cancerous cells.Researchers from Germany found that ... Read more...

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Indian researchers identify protein that protects malaria parasite


April 25th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (ANI): A team of Indian origin researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have identified Heme Detoxification Protein (HDP), a unique protein encoded in the ... Read more...

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