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Cell population responsible for body’s immune response identified


March 7th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 07 (ANI): The key immune cell population responsible for regulating the body's immune response has been identified.The finding by the scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute could have ... Read more...

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Heparin plays key role in allergic, inflammatory reactions


February 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists have found that heparin plays a key role in allergic and inflammatory reactions driven by mast cells.The study, conducted by scientists from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden in ... Read more...

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Bioengineered protein may help fight leukemia


February 19th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have announced a breakthrough discovery in understanding how the body fights leukemia.They have identified a protein called CD19-ligand (CD19-L) located on the surface of certain white blood ... Read more...

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Immune cells that act as ‘body’s border patrol’ identified


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Researchers have identified an immune cell population that acts as the body's border patrol with the outside world and limit the inner body's exposure to allergens, pollutants, viruses, ... Read more...

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Site in brain where leptin may trigger puberty identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have pinpointed a tiny site in the brain where the hormone leptin may help trigger the onset of puberty.The findings in mice indicate that a site ... Read more...

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Mysterious cells may play role in Lou Gehrig’s disease


November 18th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers, who tracked the fate of a group of immature cells that persist in the adult brain and spinal cord, have discovered in mice that these ... Read more...

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What prevents zebrafish from biting off more than it can chew?


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists may have found why it is easier for us to spot movement of small objects in our field of vision, than to notice other things.University of California ... Read more...

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Manipulating muscle stem cells could treat muscular dystrophy


October 10th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A team of scientists recently uncovered the molecular messengers that translate inflammatory signals into the genetic changes that tell muscle stem cells to differentiate.At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute ... Read more...

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Melanoma-initiating cell identified


July 1st, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): A team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has discovered a cancer-initiating cell in human melanomas.The finding is significant because the existence of such ... Read more...

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Mathematical models built for cancer treatment


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Mathematicians at South Dakota State University have built a mathematical model to strategize an innovative cure for cancer.Assistant professor Matt Biesecker from SDSU's Department of Mathematics and Statistics ... 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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Immune cells that fight parasites but cause allergies, asthma identified


March 12th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): While studying how the immune system operates, scientists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine discovered a previously unidentified cell population that may be the body's ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to more effective stem cell therapies for leukemia


February 15th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists at UC San Diego say they have taken a critical first step for the development of safer and more effective stem cell therapies for patients with leukemia, ... Read more...

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Novel way to kill treatment-resistant breast cancer stem cells


January 5th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Centre have discovered a novel way of targeting breast cancer cells that are resistant to current treatments.They have identified a ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy holds promise for acute lung injury


October 29th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study in mice, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has shown that adult stem cells from bone marrow can ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover origin of Merkel cells


September 29th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Scientists claim to have unravelled the mystery surrounding the developmental origin of specialized skin cells involved in touch sensation.Merkel cells are neuroendocrine cells that reside in the vertebrate ... Read more...

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‘Shock and kill’ technique can ’smoke out’ HIV


June 5th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Scientists at the Italian Institute of Health have come up with a new technique that may one day rid HIV/AIDS patients of the virus, giving them a new ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover pathway that affects breast cancer stem cells’ growth


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a pathway linked to a gene called PTEN, which is well known to stop or suppress ... Read more...

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Novel approach to turn skin cells into stem cells without cancer risk


March 27th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): American scientists have made a significant advance in finding a way to endow human skin cells with embryonic stem cell-like properties without inserting potentially problematic new genes into ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapies for heart disease come closer to reality


October 31st, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Taking a crucial step towards stem cell therapies, scientists have revealed that our bodies'' ability to respond to an internal ''mayday'' signal may ultimately pave the way ... Read more...

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Researchers devising new treatment of spinal cord injuries


September 19th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Two groups of scientists are working on a new method to heal spinal cord injuries that may enable paralysis victims to make a recovery.The research by scientists from ... Read more...

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Menstrual blood stem cells may help save limbs


August 19th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study on mouse models of peripheral artery disease has shown that endometrial regenerative cells (ERCs) from menstrual blood can help restore blood flow.Researchers led by ... Read more...

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Stem cells for spinal cord repair identified


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A promising discovery by MIT researchers has possibly shown the way to non invasive treatment of debilitating spinal cord injuries. It hinges on certain stem cells within the ... Read more...

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Stem cells for spinal-cord repair identified


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified stem cells within the spinal cord that, if persuaded to differentiate into more healing cells and fewer scarring cells following an injury, may lead ... Read more...

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Nobel Laureate warns of the complexity of stem cell therapy


June 9th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): A Nobel Laureate associated with the University of Utah has found that a single organ may comprise of more than one type of adult stem cell.Geneticist Mario ... Read more...

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Cell linked to learning and memory discovered


May 15th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), The University of Queensland have discovered a key component of the process that regulates memory formation.The research was led ... Read more...

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