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World’s first computer model of organism created


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have created the world's first ever computer model of an organism -- a breakthrough which would catalyse radically new approaches to diagnostics and treatment.A team ... Read more...

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How humans avoid carbon monoxide poisoning


September 21st, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how humans and other organisms avoid poisoning by carbon monoxide produced within the body.Carbon monoxide (CO), a colourless, odorless and tasteles gas, ... Read more...

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Low carb, high-fat diet may reverse kidney failure in diabetes


April 21st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and ... Read more...

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Study links air pollution to premenopausal breast cancer in later life


April 21st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that exposure to air pollution early in life and when a woman gives birth to her first child may alter ... Read more...

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Gene discovery could shed light on foetal, childhood growth retardation


March 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A new discovery University of Montreal researchers could improve our understanding of many disorders such as foetal and childhood growth retardation, abnormal development of body parts and cancer.By ... Read more...

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Elders watch more TV than younger people


June 29th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, older adults watch more TV than children or teenagers and it is not good for them either, a study has revealed. Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Seals’ bodies switch fuel usage as they begin diving


June 6th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): The Weddell seal's body switches fuel usage as the animal turns into a diver from a non-diving pup, a new American research shows.The study, conducted by Baylor ... Read more...

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World’s first in-depth study of malaria parasite genome completed


February 6th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Biological Sciences have completed the world's first in-depth study of the malaria parasite genome.The groundbreaking research could lead to ... Read more...

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Researchers profile malaria parasite genome


February 6th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Researchers have achieved a breakthrough by successfully profiling the malaria parasite genome for the first time - opening the way to more potent drugs for the disease that ... Read more...

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Fight age, go on a diet


November 19th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) How does going on a diet help fight ageing? Scientists have found some anti-ageing molecules that get activated by a low calorie diet. Charles Mobbs, professor of neuro-science and ... Read more...

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Molecular trigger that helps prevent aging and disease found


November 19th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a molecular trigger that may explain how dietary restriction and high-caloric diet produce protective effects against aging and disease.Lead ... Read more...

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Gene that raises bladder cancer risk identified


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): A gene variation of prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) gene, called rs2294008, can increase the risk of urinary bladder cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas ... Read more...

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Embryonic stem cells and reprogrammed skin cells are clearly distinguishable


July 4th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have shown that there are certain molecular differences between embryonic stem cells and skin cells skin cells reprogrammed into embryonic-like ... Read more...

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Scientists develop fast, accurate test to detect bio-terror agent


April 13th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Scientists have developed a simple, accurate and highly sensitive test to detect and quantify ricin, a highly lethal toxin with potential use as a bioterrorism agent. Ricin, a protein ... Read more...

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Body clock, metabolism link could lead to cancer treatment


March 13th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, Irvine, have found that circadian rhythms, our own body clock, regulate energy levels in cells.According to researchers, the findings could provide greater ... Read more...

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Diabetes directly affects sperm quality, male fertility


July 9th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Researchers from Queen's University have shown that excess sugar in the blood directly affects sperm quality and consequently male fertility, overturning popular perceptions. The increasing number of youths ... Read more...

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Molecule that can shut down a cancer-promoting enzyme identified


April 19th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center have come up with a way to clamp down on a cancer promoting enzyme called the p21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1). The ... Read more...

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Lifespan of yeast cells extended tenfold


January 29th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles have discovered a method to extend the lifespan of yeast cells tenfold, and believe that further research on ... Read more...

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