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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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Second gene linked with specific congenital heart defects identified


April 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital has found that a gene known to be important in cardiac development has been newly associated with congenital heart malformations that ... 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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Antibiotic paves way for novel anti-cancer agents


January 29th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have reported that an antibiotic known for its immunosuppressive functions could also point the way to the development of new ... Read more...

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NASA Announces Existence Of Bacteria Thriving On Arsenic


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the past few days, NASA has been keeping everyone in anxiety as it gave a hint about the existence of extra-terrestrial life. The space agency ... Read more...

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Conventional theory of modern drug design challenged


October 11th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): New evidence that challenges the current theory about a process key to the way modern drugs are designed and how they work in the human body has been ... Read more...

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Consuming grapes and green tea could leave you with an iron deficiency


August 24th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 24 (ANI): Eating certain polyphenols, substances found in many fruits and vegetables, decreases the amount of iron the body absorbs, which can increase the risk of developing an iron deficiency, ... Read more...

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Boffins uncover mysterious workings of cholera bacteria


July 29th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Scientists have found that an enzyme in cholera-causing bacteria uses a previously unknown mechanism in providing the bacteria with energy.The finding, appearing in the Proceedings 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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New biomarkers of melanoma identified


June 30th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists from Yale University have identified new biomarkers that will help develop more effective treatment strategies to fight melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.The research team ... Read more...

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How salmonella craftily attacks intestinal cells


April 17th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): A bacterial protein called SopB plays a very important role in letting the deadly bacterium Salmonella enterica invade cells lining the intestine, and also hijack cellular functions to ... Read more...

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E. coli bacterium model of super industrial efficiency


February 5th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) E. coli bacterium, one of the best-studied single-celled organisms around, is a master of industrial efficiency. This bacterium can be thought of as a factory with just one ... Read more...

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What the earliest forms of life on Earth may have looked like


July 18th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Yale University researchers believe that the earliest forms of life on Earth were single strands of nucleotides, which performed some of the complicated cellular functions proteins are ... Read more...

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Red wine can keep breast cancer at bay


July 7th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that resveratrol, a chemical commonly found in red wine may help prevent breast cancer.During the study, Eleanor G. Rogan, Ph.D., a professor ... Read more...

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Study hints at unique insights to come from human-only genes


March 22nd, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shed light on the beneficial roles played by genes unique to humans, by producing the ... Read more...

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New tool opens up world of cells in greater detail


February 23rd, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 23 (IANS) A revolutionary new tool not only allows a better, brighter visualisation of two or more proteins but also helps differentiate young and old copies of a protein within ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out how red blood cells loose their nuclei


February 11th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by admin
London, February 11 (ANI): US scientists have figured out how maturing red blood cells lose their nuclei to enable themselves to contain more oxygen-carrying haemoglobin, thereby facilitating the transportation of more oxygen ... Read more...

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Scientists map signalling networks that control neuron function


January 29th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have mapped thousands of neuronal proteins to discover how they connect into complex signalling networks that guide neuron function.The ... Read more...

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Skin cream reduces skin cancers in mice


December 4th, 2007 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 4 (ANI): A skin cream that can dramatically decrease the growth of the existing cancers has proved to be successful in mice.The cream works by hyperactivating body's natural DNA ... Read more...

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