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Discovery shows statins could fight cancer


September 14th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A new discovery linking cholesterol with cancer shows how cholesterol busting drugs, or statins, can prevent cancer or supplement its existing treatments.The discovery was made by ... 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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Low fat, fish oil diet helps slow down cancer


October 26th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) A low-fat, fish-oil combo diet, taken weeks before prostate removal, slows down prostate cancer growth as compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet. The study, conducted ... Read more...

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Molecular glue to impart cutting edge to chemotherapy


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 23 (IANS) When you drop a cake of soap into a sink full of greasy water, the grease recoils and retreats to the edges of the sink.Now, what ... Read more...

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Newly identified spider toxin may help treat pain, human diseases


March 10th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers from the University of California have discovered that a newly identified spider toxin may help uncover novel ways of treating pain and human diseases.Spider venom toxins are ... Read more...

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Exposure to seasonal flu made middle-aged prone to H1N1


December 7th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that faulty antibodies from previous infections boosted severity of swine flu in the middle-aged.A study has stated that previous infection with other, seasonal, ... Read more...

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Non-surgical fat reduction methods get FDA’s thumbs up


September 16th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 16 (ANI): Two forms of non-surgical, fat-reducing technology-freezing it with Zeltiq or laser with Zerona-have won FDA approval.Neither treatment is designed to reduce large deposits of fat, but are ... Read more...

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New advance made in TB research


July 30th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Existing drugs can potentially target tuberculosis' ability to spread, according to a McGill University researcher."It's a global health disaster waiting to happen, even here in Canada, but this ... Read more...

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Soon, vaccinations at the speed of light - courtesy lasers


July 30th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): It may soon be possible to deliver drugs and vaccines into the body at the speed of light - thanks to scientists from Georgia Tech, who can now ... Read more...

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US scientists control worms’ movements with nanoparticles


July 10th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 10 (ANI): Scientists in the US have found a way to remotely control animal behaviour.Researchers at the University of Buffalo were able to could control the movements of tiny ... Read more...

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Scientists devise part-human, part-machine transistor


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 03 (ANI): Scientists have implanted a nano-sized transistor inside a cell-like membrane and powered it using the cell's own fuel, paving way for new types of man-machine interactions.The experiment is ... Read more...

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Dietary supplement may prevent alcohol related brain, skull damage


May 28th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): The dietary supplement CDP-choline, that acts as a brain-boosting agent and under study for stroke and traumatic brain injury, may prevent skull and brain damage resulting from alcohol ... Read more...

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A nano ’stealth’ probe created to eavesdrop on cells


April 2nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Researchers have created a nano-sized probe that can be slipped stealthily into a cell wall and help it 'eavesdrop' on cellular activity. Everything from signals generated as cells communicate ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine shows promise against chikungunya


March 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed an experimental vaccine for chikungunya virus and successfully tested it in monkeys.The vaccine, developed by at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, ... 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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Eat candies to ward off rare, but deadly infections


January 5th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new study has shown that a compound extracted from licorice root, commonly used in candies, can help fight rare, but deadly infections.A team of scientists from the ... Read more...

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Protein critical for insulin secretion linked to diabetes


October 27th, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Scientists from University of Chicago have identified a protein that may play a crucial role in developing diabetes.A cellular protein from a family involved in several human diseases ... Read more...

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Scientists harness toxin in bee venom to kill tumour cells in mice


August 11th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Washington University researchers have harnessed the toxin in bee venom to kill tumour cells.The researchers have revealed that they did so by attaching the major component of bee ... Read more...

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‘Healthy’ fat could lead to bowel disease


July 24th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Consuming too much of polyunsaturated fat could lead to inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new study.Scientists believe that a high intake of linoleic acid may be implicated ... Read more...

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Bowl-shaped molecule can capture CO2 from thin air


July 16th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): In a new study, a scientist has said that the accidental discovery of a bowl-shaped molecule that pulls carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air suggests exciting new ... Read more...

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Molecule that eats carbon dioxide may fight global warming


July 16th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The accidental discovery of a bowl-shaped molecule that pulls carbon dioxide out of the air paves the way for exciting new possibilities to deal with global warming. These possibilities ... Read more...

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Light therapy may help treat Parkinson’s disease


June 23rd, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study from the University of Virginia Health System has shown that low level light therapy (LLLT) could help treat patients with Parkinson's disease.The in vitro study, ... Read more...

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Booze gives one a high in 6 minutes flat


June 16th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Alcohol can get to a person's head in just six minutes after taking a drink, according to researchers in Heidelberg.Using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), the scientists have shown ... Read more...

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Revolutionary nano-needle can peer into a cell


April 29th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) A revolutionary nano-needle, developed by researchers, not only peers into individual cells, but also acts as electro-chemical probe and optical biosensor. "Nano-needle-based delivery is a powerful new tool ... Read more...

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Indian turmeric powder yields its healing secrets


April 20th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Tumeric power, a spice regarded as auspicious and anticeptic in India, has finally yielded its healing secrets, according to scientists. Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, professor of biophysics, University of Michigan, ... Read more...

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Secret behind turmeric’s healing power revealed


April 20th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Michigan scientists have unravelled the mystery behind the much hyped healing power of the main ingredient in turmeric, a spice revered in India as 'holy powder.'Turmeric has been ... Read more...

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Indian American scientist tracks turmeric’s curative element


March 7th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian American scientist have discovered how the main curative ingredient of turmeric - used for centuries to treat wounds, infections and other health problems ... Read more...

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Hot chillies can also help mitigate pain


February 25th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Capsaicin, the active agent in spicy hot chili peppers, often acts as an irritant, but it may also be used to reduce pain. Feng Qin, associate professor of ... Read more...

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Platinum-free fuel cell may offer cheaper green power


December 26th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): Chinese scientists have devised new low cost platinum-free fuel cells that promises to offer cheaper green power.These cells use alkali membrane and may make it possible ... Read more...

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Researchers stumble on cell’s neatest little tricks


December 22nd, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Researchers have solved one of our bodies' neatest little tricks - how a cell pinches molecules from outside without allowing any leakage ot its membranes. "Doing this without ... Read more...

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Genetic variants that may help predict cancer survival identified


October 23rd, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Researchers from University of Minnesota have identified certain genetic variations that may help predict survival in cancer patients.A research team led by Brian Van Ness, Ph.D, from ... Read more...

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Statins may prevent miscarriages


October 11th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Statins may be able to prevent miscarriages in women suffering from pregnancy complications caused by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), say researchers on the basis of trials with mice. APS ... Read more...

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Statins ”cut miscarriage risk”


October 11th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Statins may help in preventing miscarriages in women suffering from pregnancy complications caused by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), according to researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. APS is characterised ... Read more...

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Gene that helps plants beat the heat identified


October 7th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): In a new study Michigan State University plant scientists have found a new gene, called bZIP28, that helps plants to beat the heat.The discovery may help plant ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking discovery may lead to more effective antibiotics


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A groundbreaking discovery by researchers at the University of Virginia may provide physicians and patients a potential new approach towards the creation of less resistant and more ... Read more...

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