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Zebrafish holds hope for deafness


September 5th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Loud noise is known to irreversibly damage hair cells within the inner ear of mammals and cause deafness, but the ability of zebrafish to regrow these ... Read more...

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Weight loss increases Vitamin D in obese women


May 26th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Ladies, if you hit the gym, you may become less vulnerable to dangerous diseases like cancer. Poor Vitamin D levels, a cause for some diseases, ... Read more...

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Small molecules ‘could block cell proliferation in cancerous human tumor’


April 14th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist and his colleagues have identified three novel small molecules that interrupt a crucial cellular communication pathway that regulates many aspects of development and cancer.These ... Read more...

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‘On-off’ switch for key ‘factor’ in heart disease, cancer identified


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): A cellular 'on-off' switch that may have implications for treating cardiovascular disease and cancer has been identified by scientists at the University of Hull.The team has found the ... Read more...

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Eating strawberries may help prevent esophageal cancer


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have found that eating strawberries may be a way to help people at risk of esophageal cancer protect themselves from the disease.Researchers at The Ohio State ... Read more...

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Human placenta stem cells show therapeutic potential in stroke models


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study from the University of South Florida, researchers found that human placenta-derived stem cells showed chances of recovery in the laboratory mice with modelled stroke.These ... Read more...

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How physical activity grows a healthy heart


December 24th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): We all know that exercise comes with metabolic and cardiovascular benefits, but little is understood about how physical activity influences the heart itself.Now, a new study offers ... Read more...

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New path discovered for colon cancer drug discovery


November 20th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have found an old pinworm medicine to be a new lead in the search for compounds that block a signalling pathway implicated in colon cancer.The findings have ... Read more...

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Why some mental disorders are more prevalent in males


November 18th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Researchers have discovered differences in the development of the amygdala region of the brain, that controls emotion and social behaviour, in animal models that may explain why some ... Read more...

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Gene that triggers human cancer identified


November 10th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Early cancer diagnostic may now be possible, as researchers have identified the gene responsible for initiating human cancer.The study paves the way for developing early cancer diagnostic tests, ... Read more...

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Cannabis-like compounds ‘could turn newborn females more masculine’


November 9th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Researchers at University of Maryland in Baltimore have found that when newborn female rats are given a substance mimicking cannabis, their brains become more masculine - as does ... Read more...

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New study on lead exposure paves way for blindness treatment


October 26th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered some unexpected effects of lead exposure that may one day help prevent and reverse blindness.Donald A. Fox, a professor of vision sciences in University of ... Read more...

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Factor boosting leukemia’s aggressiveness identified


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified particular relationship that can promote aggressive leukemias and lymphomas.Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells survive and thrive not just by their own ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind cleft palate development found


September 15th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new mechanism that explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), a disorder that causes cleft palate and other malformations in the ... Read more...

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Researchers link mutated protein to tumour growth


September 5th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): While working on mice, Johns Hopkins researchers discovered a protein that is a major target of a gene that, when mutated in humans, causes tumors to develop on ... Read more...

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Breakthrough: Nerve connections regenerated after spinal cord injury


August 9th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have successfully achieved regeneration of nerve connections after a spinal cord injury.UC Irvine, UC San Diego and Harvard University team conducted the study ... Read more...

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Sex is good for your brain


July 31st, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A study on rats has suggested that sex apparently can help the brain grow.The research also showed that sexually active rodents were less anxious than virgins.The study by ... Read more...

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Blueberries, green tea may boost memory in old age


July 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A combination of nutrients called NT-020- made from blueberries, green tea, and amino acids, such as carnosine-successfully promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted ... Read more...

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How loss of key protein promotes aggressive form of leukaemia


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new research shows how the absence of an important tumour-suppressing protein gives rise to acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).CSHL Professor Scott W. Lowe. Ph.D., an Investigator of the ... Read more...

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New discovery may help explain how cancer cells spread


June 1st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have identified a novel enzyme that they believe plays a major role in the progression or metastasis of cancer cells.The ... Read more...

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Protein that makes local bladder cancer invasive found


May 15th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have identified a protein, which, according to them, is involved in pushing tumours to become invasive - and deadly.It is ... Read more...

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Proteins key for normal-sized brains found


May 13th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): In a new study, boffins at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have analyzed the interaction of two proteins key to brain development.The work may one day ... Read more...

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Brain tumour’s ‘grow-or-go’ switch found


March 12th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): American researchers have discovered the brain tumour switch responsible for the 'grow-or-go' phenomenon.Cancer cells in brain tumours have to adjust to periods of low energy or die. When ... Read more...

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Scientists identify tumour mechanism


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A team of researchers has for the first time identified a key mechanism that makes certain cells become tumourous in the brain.The resulting tumours occur most often ... Read more...

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New approach may help treat breast, prostate cancers


February 9th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb9 (ANI): Loyola University research team led by an Indian-origin researcher claims to have discovered a novel protein that will help in developing treatments for breast cancer, prostate cancer and enlarged ... Read more...

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How to keep stem cells ‘forever young’


December 29th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): A new study explores ways to successfully keep stem cells 'forever young' during implantation by slowing their growth, differentiation and proliferation."The successful storage and implantation of stem cells ... Read more...

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Chemo drugs may lead to cognitive decline


December 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Rochester Medical Centre has shown that four commonly used chemotherapy drugs disrupt the birth of new brain cells, eventually leading to a ... Read more...

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Common pain relief drugs promote cancer growth


November 19th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that common pain relief medication such as morphine can actually encourage the growth and spread of cancer cells.Opiate-based painkillers have been shown to ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate liver cancer stem cells prior to tumour formation


September 18th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): US researchers may have moved a step further towards gaining a deeper understanding of the role of stem cells in liver cancer.A team of experts from Penn State ... Read more...

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Anti-diabetic effects of sodium tungstate unravelled


August 28th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Uncovering the molecular mechanisms of tungstate activity in diabetes, researchers have now identified the pathways through which sodium tungstate improves pancreatic function and beta cell proliferation.Led by Professor ... Read more...

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Single gene offers may promising approach to treat both ebola and anthrax infections


August 21st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A minor reduction in levels of a gene called CD45 may provide protection against the virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever and the bacterium that causes anthrax, according ... Read more...

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Aspirin ‘cuts colorectal cancer death risk’


August 12th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Taking aspirin on a regular basis after being diagnosed with colon cancer has been found to reduce the chances of dying from the disease, reveals a new study.Numerous ... Read more...

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How a plant hormone is crucial in controlling root growth


July 8th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): An international group of scientists, led by the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology at The University of Nottingham, UK, has shed light on how a plant hormone is ... Read more...

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Inhibiting nicotine receptors may double survival time for lung cancer patients


June 9th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Conducting experiments on mice, a team of Italian researchers have suggested that in a lung cancer treatment that inhibits nicotine receptors may help double survival time.Writing about ... Read more...

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Mouse model may pave way for better anti-depressant treatments


May 28th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Using a new experimental mouse model of depression/anxiety, scientists have found that the anti-depressant effects of drugs like Prozac involve both neurogenesis-dependent and -independent mechanisms.The finding could lead ... Read more...

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