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AIIMS to help set up multiple sclerosis database


May 29th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The All India Medical Institute of Sciences (AIIMS) will help set up a national registry for multiple sclerosis (MS), a rare autoimmune disease, doctors from ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to help drug delivery through skin


April 27th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the structure and function of the skin's outermost layer, a watertight barrier called the stratum corneum, at a molecular level, opening the way ... Read more...

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Cancer drug successfully purges hidden HIV virus


March 9th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Researchers have flushed HIV infection from hiding, with a drug used to target lymphoma, a cancer affecting immune cells, potentially opening the way to an AIDS ... Read more...

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Affordable Indian drugs could cut sclerosis treatment cost


November 13th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Treatment for auto-immune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) that affects the brain and spinal cord and afflicts three out of every one lakh people in the ... Read more...

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New Imaging technique accurately identifies cancer cells


November 25th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): An imaging technique that uses laser light to identify cancer cells has been developed by a team of Illinois researchers.The research team demonstrated the novel microscopy technique, called ... Read more...

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Exceeding ‘cell fat storage capacity’ might trigger type-2 diabetes


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): A new study has found that fat cells and tissues of acutely obese people and animals have a limit of storing fat after which further expansion may trigger ... Read more...

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New scanner device developed to detect breast cancer in seconds


October 29th, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new and more compact version of a breast scanner have been developed to aid in the detection of breast cancer.The new device uses radio waves ... Read more...

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Why women outlive men


October 25th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): The reason for women outliving men has been put down to the possibility that the cells of male bodies are not genetically programmed to last as long as ... Read more...

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Internal body temperature regulates body clock


October 15th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Fluctuations in internal body temperature regulate the body's circadian rhythm, the 24-hour cycle that controls metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions, revealed UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers.A light-sensitive ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new drug target for immune diseases


August 4th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 04 (ANI): Scientists have found a new mechanism that explains how certain immune cells are activated to create protective antibodies against infections or pathological antibodies such as those present in ... Read more...

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How immune system tolerates foreign body like a foetus


July 8th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Scientists have found that females produce a particular type of immune cell that helps in accepting a foreign body like a foetus. The concept of pregnancy makes no sense ... Read more...

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Novel technique detects enzyme implicated in cancer, atherosclerosis


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A research team has developed an experiment that reliably detects and quantifies mature cathepsin K - an enzyme implicated in osteoporosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis and cancer metastasis.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Gene silencing could be behind induced pluripotent stem cells’ limitations


April 26th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Getting closer to generate any type of cells and tissues from patient's own cells, scientists have found that an important cluster of genes is inactivated in induced pluripotent ... Read more...

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Researchers present global map of human gene expression


April 9th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Just as members of an orchestra are active at different times although playing the same piece of music, every cell in our body contains the same genetic sequence ... Read more...

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Australian scientists identify new way to treat prostate cancer


February 26th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Monash University researchers have discovered a new way to treat castrate resistant cells in prostate cancer patients.The findings of the study, conducted by scientists from the Prostate & ... Read more...

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Bits of molecular “trash” in blood may be good indicators of heart disease


February 20th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Duke University Medical Center believe tiny molecules in blood may tell a big story about cardiovascular disease risk.The study analyzed metabolites, the molecular debris left ... Read more...

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Molecular debris can predict cardiovascular risks


February 20th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Molecular "trash" circulating in the blood seem to predict cardiovascular disease and untimely death, say researchers. The discovery comes from the largest study of its kind for cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Scientists freeze water with heat


February 13th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): In what is a bizarre trick, scientists have come up with a way that can make water freeze solid as it's heating up.Popular belief contends that water freezes ... Read more...

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‘Super spinach’ that boosts immunity set to go on sale in UK


February 8th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): A new 'super' spinach, specially developed to be a rich source of selenium, which can bolster the body's defence system, is set to hit UK market today.The green ... Read more...

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New approach to prevent spinal cord damage


November 6th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6(ANI): Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College have suggested a new approach to prevent paralysis following a spinal cord injury.They believe that permanent nerve damage may be avoided by raising ... Read more...

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New hope for people whose nerves degenerate


August 20th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) There is no known cure for diseases such as Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's where the nerve system degenerates. But now there is hope as stem cells from the ... Read more...

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Popcorn may help keep heart disease, cancer at bay


August 19th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Eating a bowl of popcorn while watching movies could give your health a boost, according to a new research.Scientists have found that snack foods like popcorn and many ... Read more...

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Scientists move closer to realising better diagnoses, treatments for chronic ailments


August 15th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Scientists from Brown University and other institutions have moved a step closer to realising quicker and more precise disease diagnoses, and more targeted treatments of many chronic ailments, ... Read more...

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Blood stem cells programmed to become vision cells


August 1st, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Florida have announced that they have successfully programmed bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice, moving a step closer to ... Read more...

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Key culprits in lupus disease identified


June 30th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute researchers have identified three new proteins that play a role in the development of lupus erythematosus (or lupus), a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect ... Read more...

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New light-sensitive compounds may revolutionize cancer therapy


June 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): American chemists have developed new compounds that show promise for photodynamic cancer therapy, which uses light-activated drugs to kill tumor cells.Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, ... Read more...

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Simple blood test can detect molecular marker of ageing in humans


June 17th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A simple blood can detect a protein called p16INK4a, the molecular biomarker of ageing in humans which is present in cells called T-lymphocytes (T-cells), according to a study.In ... Read more...

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New DNA-like compounds show promise to treat lupus


May 28th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A University of Iowa researcher has announced the creation of DNA-like compounds that effectively inhibit the cells responsible for systemic lupus erythematosus, an incurable chronic autoimmune condition that ... Read more...

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Scientists revive dormant gene to prevent HIV transmission


April 28th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Scientists have revived a dormant gene found in humans and have coaxed it to produce retrocyclin, a protein that resists HIV. Alexander Cole of University of Central Florida ... Read more...

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Soon, a vaginal cream to fight against HIV


April 28th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): While there are many methods to prevent transmission of HIV, scientists have now claimed that a new vaginal cream containing a reawakened protein could someday prevent the transfer ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptives linked to increased risk of lupus


April 8th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 8 (IANS) Use of oral contraceptives was linked to an increased risk of lupus, particularly among women who recently started taking them, according to a large population based study. The ... Read more...

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Genes from fireflies shed light show causes of infertility


March 28th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Genes from fireflies and jellyfish are virtually shedding light on possible causes of infertility and auto-immune diseases in humans. Auto-immune diseases are those in which something goes wrong with ... Read more...

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Fireflies, jellyfish genes shedding light on causes of infertility, autoimmune diseases


March 28th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Studies on fireflies and jellyfish's genes are providing significant insights into the possible causes of infertility and autoimmune diseases in humans, says a report.The article states that with ... Read more...

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Zinc supplements during pregnancy may cut alcohol-related birth defects


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 3 (ANI): While animal studies have shown that exposure to binge drinking while in the womb increases the risk of numerous problems for the foetus, including early postnatal death, ... Read more...

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Coating surgical implants in natures antibiotics can prevent infection


January 30th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of British Columbia say that coating medical devices with a mimic of one of natures antibiotics, which they have recently discovered, may prevent ... Read more...

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