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Turmeric-based drug being tested against Alzheimer’s


February 15th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 15 (IANS) Curcumin, a compound of turmeric commonly used in Indian curries, prolongs life and boosts activity of fruit flies with a nervous disorder similar to Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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‘Dual switch’ that regulates fat formation may harbour obesity cure


April 9th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A new study has identified a key regulator of fat cell development that may provide a target for obesity and diabetes drugs.The scientists at the Scripps Research Institute ... Read more...

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Vitamin A plays key role in the human body


March 18th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have found that Vitamin A may play a more direct role than was previously known in certain physiological functions including sperm cell formation and the development of ... 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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‘Control center’ for sperm production discovered


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A new study into the intricacies of sex in flowering plants have shown that a gene in plants, called DUO1, acts as a master switch to ensure twin ... Read more...

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Stem cells can fix damaged spinal cord tissue


October 9th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Stem cells, along with other cells, repair damaged tissue in the mouse spinal cord, found a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet.The results could pave way for ... Read more...

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Histone ‘map’ yields key insights into fat cell formation


October 1st, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists have created a "map" of histone modifications in fat cells, which led them to discover two new factors that regulate fat formation- a key step on the ... Read more...

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New hope for restoring hearing loss in adults


August 28th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists are exploring new avenues for restoring hearing loss in adults.Researchers have tracked a cell-to-cell signalling pathway that designates the future location of the ear's sensory organs in ... Read more...

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Key to developing auditory neurons discovered


January 16th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, San Diego have made a novel advancement that would open new avenues for developing drugs that treat congenital and acquired hearing impairment.Loss of ... Read more...

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Genetic discovery could pave way for obesity, diabetes treatments


August 27th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers at University of Central Florida have identified a new genetic mechanism that controls the body's fat-building process, paving way for treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes.The ... Read more...

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Embryo’s heartbeat triggers blood stem cell formation


May 14th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have found that heartbeat and blood circulation play key role in the formation of blood cells in embryos.The finding might provide an answer ... Read more...

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Stem cell breakthrough in spinal cord injury repair


September 19th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): Researchers from Rochester, N.Y., and Colorado have revealed that manipulating stem cells prior to transplantation may lead to improved spinal cord repair methods.This would help victims of ... Read more...

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Proteins that help develop mammalian hearts identified


May 17th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 17 (ANI): Two proteins, called GATA4 and GATA6, in mammalian embryos play a key role in the development of a healthy heart, according to researchers at the Medical ... Read more...

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New study may lead to better flu vaccine


February 28th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): It may soon be possible to develop a better flu vaccine, thanks to a new finding by a scientist at University of Tennessee.Mark Sangster, a professor of microbiology ... Read more...

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