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Scientists image tiny light-sensing cells in eye


June 9th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Scientists have for the very first time imaged in astounding detail tiny light-sensing cells, known as rods, in the living eye. This breakthrough will help doctors ... Read more...

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Aging-related protein holds breast cancer clues


January 28th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has linked a common type of breast cancer in older women to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage.The study, led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer ... Read more...

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Tea, coffee & chocolate milk- best healthy beverages!


January 14th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new research has described old-school beverages-tea, coffee and low fat or chocolate milk-as the best elixirs for nutrition, health and workout recovery.Research indicates that tea strengthens the ... Read more...

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Chemicals in plastics raise prostate cancer risk


October 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) A chemical found in babies' plastic bottles may raise their odds of developing prostate cancer later in life.In experiments, newborn rats fed bisphenol A, a building block of ... Read more...

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Gender-bending chemical in plastics ‘ups prostate cancer risk’


October 7th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 07 (ANI): Scientists have warned that a gender-bending chemical found in babies' bottles may raise their odds of prostate cancer in later life.In experiments, newborn rats fed bisphenol A, a ... Read more...

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Selenium intake linked to decreased risk of bladder cancer


September 1st, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Increasing selenium intake may decrease the risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study.Selenium is an essential micronutrient that is incorporated into about 25 proteins, called selenoproteins. ... Read more...

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How land was conquered by plants 480 million years ago


February 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have taken the help of mosses to understand how land was conquered by plants 480 million years ago.The research work was done by ... Read more...

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Air pollutants lead to age-related muscle decline


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Scientists have come up with new ways to stop by-products from the air we breathe from harming our muscles.Atanu Duttaroy, associate professor of biology at Howard University in ... Read more...

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Brit scientists develop revolutionary method to treat dirty bomb victims


September 13th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 13 (ANI): Brit scientists have developed a cutting-edge method to treat victims of radiation contamination in an event of "dirty bomb" explosion.The suitcase-size device can rapidly detect the extent ... Read more...

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Defective mitochondria slow aging in mice


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Scientists from McGill University have revealed that defective mitochondria actually slow down aging in mice.Mice with a defective mitochondrial protein called MCLK1 produce elevated amounts of reactive oxygen ... Read more...

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How oxidative stress may help extend lifespan


May 29th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Diego claim to have identified a mechanism of oxidative stress that prevents cellular damage."We may drink pomegranate juice to protect our ... Read more...

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Vitamin E, C supplements may reduce benefits of exercise


May 12th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A new study suggests that some vitamin supplements may reduce some of the beneficial effects of exercise.Michael Ristow, of the University of Jena in Germany, has shown that ... Read more...

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Immune system may worsen chronic lung diseases in smokers


February 10th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): The immune system of smokers with chronic lung diseases can backfire, and actually worsen their condition, according to new University of Cincinnati (UC) research. In the pre-clinical study, ... Read more...

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Global warming, bacteria threaten coral health


January 20th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Yellow band disease (YBD)a bacterial infection that sickens coral colonies is apparently getting worse with global warming, say researchers, who have now identified the bacteria responsible for ... Read more...

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Female birds sacrifice health to lay more colourful eggs


October 3rd, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Vigo in Spain have found that female birds sacrifice their health to lay colourful eggs.The colour blue in many birds'' eggs comes ... Read more...

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Scientists develop non-surgical photodynamic therapy for cancer


May 24th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): British scientists from the Peninsula Medical School in Cornwall have made a breakthrough in cancer treatment by developing a modified photodynamic therapy (PDT) treatment that can destroy ... Read more...

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Eating causes stress, but antioxidants can help


March 24th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 24 (IANS) A pleasant meal may make our lives seem satisfying and worthwhile, but it has a flip side that is not so apparent. Eating also generates oxidative stress, ... Read more...

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Grape skin compound could help keep complications of diabetes at bay


March 19th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): When it comes to keeping complications of diabetes at bay, it seems that an apple a day may have to take a back seat to another fruit ... Read more...

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Natural compounds in red wine, fruits and vegetables may axe unhealthy effects of fatty foods


January 2nd, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 2 (ANI): Israeli researchers have found that natural compounds in red wine, fruits, and vegetables may help counter unhealthy effects of high-fat foods.Writing about their findings in The FASEB ... Read more...

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Boosting cellular cleanup-mechanism can dramatically enhance longevity


December 15th, 2007 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 15 (ANI): A study on fruit flies has revealed that boosting a cellular cleanup-mechanism known as autophagy prevents the age-dependent accumulation of cellular damage in neurons, and promotes longevity.While scientists ... Read more...

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Now, a molecular map that documents aging in mice


November 29th, 2007 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Nov 29 (ANI): A study has devised a new way to document the process of aging in mice at the molecular level by using a novel database called Agemap.It ... Read more...

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