chemical messages

Insight into make-up of cells could help in development of new medicines

June 22nd, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): The discovery that proteins communicate by a complex network of chemical messages could lead to the development of new medicines, suggests a new study.Drugs could have a ... Read more...

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Molecular switch helps cell instantly recognise sex partner

April 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 19 (IANS) A molecular switch, triggered by a signal, helps an organism instantly recognise a healthy and potential sex mate. "This mating decision is controlled by a simple chemical switch that ... Read more...

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Mechanism for mate selection revealed

April 19th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Solving the mystery about the mechanism behind sexual mate selection, scientists at Universite de Montreal have discovered a molecular switch that becomes activated in response to a potential ... Read more...

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Mums teach kids lessons of life - even before birth

March 12th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Mother birds leave chemical "messages" in their eggs in a bid to communicate with their developing chicks, a new research has showed.Team from the Department of Zoology, University ... Read more...

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Obesity drug withdrawn over heart attack, stroke risk

January 22nd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A leading obesity drug is being suspended from use amid fears it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has ... Read more...

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Plants do chat with each other

June 22nd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): Plants do talk to one another to warn about predators, and are "capable of more sophisticated behaviour than we imagined", according to a new study.Researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Migraine sufferers at increased anxiety risk

January 22nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study has found that people who suffer from migraine might be at an increased risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. According to ... Read more...

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New device detects signal from immune system cell

September 4th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have detected for the first time chemical signals that single cells in the immune system use to communicate with one another over short distances.The signals were found ... Read more...

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Can natural sugars help create stem cell therapies?

July 23rd, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Scientists are examining whether the body's natural sugars can be utilised for creating stem cell treatments for heart disease and to repair nerve damage. All cells that make ... Read more...

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How flu-fighting cells know when theyre required in the lung

July 11th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Trudeau Institute has shed new light on how a previously-unknown messaging mechanism within the human immune system prompts specific influenza-fighting ... Read more...

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Oriental mushroom may help fight cancer

April 16th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 16 (ANI): An exotic mushroom widely used in oriental medicine contains chemicals that may fight breast cancer, says a new study.Extracts of the fungus, Phellinus linteus, have been used ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover missing link in understanding major psychosis

March 12th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Researchers at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health claim to have uncovered a missing link that may provide new clues in uncovering the mysteries of major psychosis.They have ... Read more...

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Male Mozambique tilapia fish uses urine to beat off threat of competition

December 13th, 2007 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the role of male Mozambique tilapia fishs urine in asserting their dominance over fellow members of the same sex.The new research ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how cholera bacteria communicate

November 15th, 2007 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists at Princeton University have uncovered a key mechanism in how bacteria communicate with each other, a discovery that could lead to an entirely new class of antibiotics ... Read more...

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