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Strawberry extract protects skin against UV rays


August 5th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 5 (IANS) A strawberry extract developed by Italian and Spanish researchers seems to protect the skin against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and reduce damage to DNA."We have verified ... Read more...

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Blame defective gene for malformed faces


July 6th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Scientists have located a gene whose mutation wrecks the shape of human faces as well as triggers mental retardation.They looked at patients with Potocki-Shaffer syndrome, a ... Read more...

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A breakthrough in Alzhemier’s or Parkinson’s treatment?


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Injecting a protein into the brain could protect its nerve cells from prion disease, a condition which causes the brain to wither away, says a new ... Read more...

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Researchers patch damaged heart with engineered tissue


May 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers have pioneered a method to patch a damaged heart with an engineered tissue, in a major step forward in combating cardiovascular disease, one of the ... Read more...

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New treatment strategy effective for certain lung cancers


March 11th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): Two chemotherapy drugs now indicated for second and third-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer are remarkably effective in treating a certain subset of these patients, ... Read more...

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Synthetic compound may lead to drugs to fight pancreatic, lung cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a chemical compound that may eventually lead to a drug that fights cancers that are dependent on a particular anti-viral enzyme for growth.Researchers at UT ... Read more...

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How ovarian cancer resists chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists at York University have uncovered a genetic process that may allow ovarian cancer to resist chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of our genetic makeup known as a ... Read more...

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Scientists produce compound that may treat Parkinson’s disease


February 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The first known compound to show significant effectiveness in protecting brain cells directly affected by Parkinson's disease, a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, has been produced by the ... Read more...

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17-year-old mystery of ’starvation hormone’ solved


December 27th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): A 17-year-old mystery about how the so-called 'starvation hormone' affects multiple biological systems, including preventing insulin sensitivity and promoting cell survival, may have been solved by the new ... Read more...

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Genetic predisposition for breast, kidney cancers discovered


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have revealed multiple genetic discoveries that may permit easier diagnosis and disease management for Cowden syndrome patients who are predisposed to breast and kidney cancer.The research, ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet light ‘helps skin cancer cells survive, proliferate’


December 8th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Researchers have reported that the sun's ultraviolet light activates an enzyme that helps skin cancer cells survive and proliferate.Research by Dr. Wendy Bollag, corresponding author of the study ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal cancer’s hiding spots


October 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a small number of cancer cells manage to escape chemotherapy by hiding out in the thymus, an organ where immune cells mature.In a new ... Read more...

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High doses or prolonged use of glucosamine could increase diabetes risk


October 28th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A research team at Université Laval's Faculty of Pharmacy has revealed that high doses or prolonged use of glucosamine causes the death of pancreatic cells and could increase ... Read more...

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Stress before cancer therapy may sabotage treatment


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new research has suggested that patients who experience physical or psychological stress - including rigorous exercise - one or two days before a cancer treatment might be ... Read more...

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Children’s brain development linked to physical fitness


September 16th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Researchers have found an association between children's brain development and physical fitness.University of Illinois psychology professor and Beckman Institute director Art Kramer and his colleagues found differences in ... Read more...

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Protein that induces self-destructing behaviour in cells identified


September 7th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): A multi-function protein makes cells to eat parts of themselves, according to a study.Cells often respond to hunger or stress by digesting some of their contents.And this form ... Read more...

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New clues about cause of brain cell death in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


July 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have uncovered new clues about the cause of brain cell death in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases.The ... Read more...

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New strategy to fight cancer drug resistance discovered


June 21st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21: Scientists seem to have found a way to immobilize a common protein that often opposes chemotherapy treatment of various forms of cancer.The researchers have discovered that that they could ... Read more...

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Potential new target for Alzheimer’s treatment identified


June 11th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how mutations in the presenilin 1 gene cause early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD).The finding opens the door to developing novel treatments for this form of ... Read more...

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Mystery of fragile stem cells solved


April 13th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): The decade-old mystery of why human embryonic stem cells are so difficult to culture in the laboratory has been solved by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute.The groundbreaking ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for brain cancer identified


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for brain cancer.They have discovered a protein that is highly expressed in a subgroup of glioblastoma brain tumour cells and show ... 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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Molecular switch that helps pancreatic cancer beat drugs identified


January 29th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, San Diego, have identified a molecular switch that helps pancreatic cancer become resistant to drugs.The molecular switch steps up pancreatic cancer cell survival ... Read more...

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Low cholesterol may cut risk for high-grade prostate cancer


November 4th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Men with low cholesterol levels are less likely to suffer from aggressive form of prostate cancer, say researchers.The study led by Johns Hopkins researchers showed that having ... Read more...

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New targets to prevent diabetic eye disease identified


November 2nd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have found a new, independent pathway that can offer targets for preventing and treating diabetic eye disease.In diabetes patients, high blood glucose ... Read more...

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Novel therapy may eradicate lung cancer


October 30th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center have suggested a novel therapeutic strategy that would completely eradicate lung cancer.Researchers Pier Paolo Scaglioni and Georgia Konstantinidou have shown that using ... Read more...

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Gene critical to cancer cell survival identified


October 6th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): University of York researchersclaim to have identified a gene that appears to play a crucial role in cancer cell survival.They have used a process called RNA interference to ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on biological processes involved in cell death


August 14th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): In what may eventually lead to the development of new treatments for many diseases and conditions, scientists in the UK have made an important advance in understanding the ... Read more...

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Eating lots of fructose impairs memory


August 1st, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Diets high in fructose, a type of sugar found in most processed foods and beverages, impairs memory, according to a new study. Amy Ross, graduate student in the lab ... Read more...

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Eating high levels of fructose may impair memory


July 17th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Diets high in fructose - a type of sugar found in most processed foods and beverages - could impair spatial memory, says a study on adult rats.To reach ... Read more...

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Novel way to stop malarial parasite growth found


May 19th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found a novel way to stop malarial parasite growth.According to researchers, the new finding could guide the development ... Read more...

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Fish oil could help prevent Parkinson’s disease


April 20th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Incorporating an omega three fatty acid- found in fish oil- in the diet could help prevent diseases like Parkinson's and Huntington's.Dr. Nicolas Bazan, form the Louisiana State University ... Read more...

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New drug 200 times more active against tumour cells


March 26th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) A new anti-cancer agent, developed by a team of 24 researchers in the US, is nearly 200 times more active in killing tumour cells than similar drugs used ... Read more...

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Scientists make new drug agent that kills multiple enzymes in cancer pathway


March 26th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): An international team of researchers have come up with a new anti-cancer agent that is about 200 times more active in killing cancer cells than other drugs used ... Read more...

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Frankincense oil can treat patients with bladder cancer


March 18th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Frankincense oiltracing its origin to India, Africa and the Middle East may prove to be an inexpensive alternative therapy for treating bladder cancer, according to a new ... Read more...

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