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New fusion molecule ‘empowers immune system to fight cancer’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to tap the body's own resources to fight cancer.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a molecule that lies dormant ... Read more...

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How quickly you learn those dance moves may be in your genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Do you find it easy to pick up a dance move or are you the kind with two left feet? Either way, you have your genes to thank ... Read more...

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How anti depressants work


September 17th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Researchers have finally discovered how anti depressants, such as Prozac, work.The teams of Odile Kellermann and of Jean-Marie Launay from Institut national de la sante et de ... Read more...

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Star shaped brain cells regulate breathing


July 19th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Astrocytes, the brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape, play a key role in the regulation of breathing. Scientists at the University College London and the University of Bristol ... Read more...

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Astrocytes, star shaped brain cells, regulate breathing


July 16th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that star shaped brain cells, Astrocytes, which were previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in ... Read more...

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Drug prototype shows promise of female arousal


April 14th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) A prototype drug has shown promise in stimulating sexual arousal among women and is helping scientists learn more about its mechanisms. A team of researchers based at Pfizer's ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Female Viagra


April 14th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A female equivalent of Viagra could soon be available to help women achieve the Big O, claim scientists.A team working for Pfizer, the pharmaceutical firm behind Viagra, in ... Read more...

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New mechanism linked to heart failure identified


February 2nd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): University of Western Ontario scientists have identified a novel mechanism that contributes to heart failure.They used a unique genetically-modified mouse model to discover the new mechanism.It showed that ... Read more...

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Unknown factor in heart failure found


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 2 (IANS) Canadian and Brazilian scientists have revealed an unknown mechanism that contributes to heart failure. In their joint study, the scientists have found that the decreased release of the ... Read more...

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Angry flies may provide insights into human aggression


January 16th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new study into the aggressive behaviour of fruit flies has helped shed light on human aggression.The study led by biologist David Anderso showed that Drosophila produces a ... Read more...

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New insights into post stroke cell death mechanism could offer possible therapy


November 23rd, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Researchers at the Brain Research Centre have revealed new information about the mechanism that leads to the destruction of brain cells following a stroke, as well as a ... Read more...

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Men’s sweat ‘boosts their attractiveness in the eyes of women’


September 11th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): A naturally present chemical in men's sweat may act as a primitive love potion that increases their attractiveness in women's eyes, says a new study.The substance is derived ... Read more...

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Deficits in brain’s reward system may explain clinical symptoms of ADHD


September 9th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that patients suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have low levels of a certain chemical essential for experiencing reward and motivation."These deficits ... Read more...

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New treatment for spinal injuries awaits human trial nod


August 22nd, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) A doctor and a bio-technologist from Kerala have come up with an alternative treatment for patients with critical spinal injuries and are now awaiting clearance from the Drug ... Read more...

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Freshly crushed garlic serves heart better than processed


July 30th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Freshly crushed garlic has more potent heart-healthy effects than dried garlic, scientists have claimed.In the study, which will be published in the Aug. 12 issue of the ... Read more...

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Crushed garlic better than dried for heart, finds Indian American


July 30th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A team of researchers led by an Indian American has unearthed new evidence that freshly crushed garlic has more benefits for the heart than dried garlic. The evidence ... Read more...

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Newly identified brain receptor a possible target for Alzheimer’s treatment


July 17th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists have identified a novel receptor in the brain, which is extremely sensitive to beta-amyloid peptide (AB) and may play a key role in early stages of Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Soon, a drug to treat premature ejaculation in men


February 16th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Feb 16 (ANI): Although there are drugs like Viagra to boost a mans sex drive, males who peak too soon dont have any such pill-based solution. But not anymore, for ... Read more...

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Serotonin turns peaceful locusts into rampaging swarms


January 30th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) What transforms a harmless, solitary and peace loving insect like the desert locust into a rampaging, voracious swarm that blacks out the sky and strips bare vast swathes ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover new therapeutic target for bowel disease


December 9th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): University of Edinburgh researchers have identified a potential therapeutic target that may hold a key to new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).They believe a chemical messenger ... Read more...

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Studying how nitric oxide alters brain function can lead to Alzheimer’’s treatment


November 27th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): A team of British researchers has found that nitric oxide (NO) can change the computational ability of the brain. Experts at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit ... Read more...

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‘Toy’-ing with sexual lows in middle-aged couples


September 14th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) A range of new generation sex toys is being designed for middle-aged British couples, just as news filters in of a study on why the first flush of ... Read more...

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Trapping WBC may be a novel strategy against chronic viral infections


August 14th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Researchers at Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center have found that trapping disease-fighting white blood cells (WBC) in the lymph nodes might be ... Read more...

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Brains reward system may spur obesity


July 30th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A brain chemical associated with reward, pleasure, movement and motivation plays a key role in obesity, according to a new study by Tufts University School of Medicine ... Read more...

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Indian scientist discovers how HIV turns food poisoning into lethal infection


March 25th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Research at University of California Davis (UC Davis) co-authored by an Indian origin scientist has discovered a mechanism by which HIV turns food poisoning into fatal infection ... Read more...

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Lack of protein may be responsible for deafness, epilepsy in humans


January 25th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A study in mice conducted by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco has provided a pathway for exploring the hereditary causes of deafness and epilepsy in ... Read more...

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Scientists identify immunity proteins new role in autoimmune disorders


January 3rd, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 3 (ANI): Researchers have identified the previously unknown role of a chemical messenger or an immunity protein known as interleukin 17 (IL-17), in the development of autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid ... Read more...

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Heres how you turn cockroaches into ‘zombie slaves’


November 30th, 2007 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a neurological trick used by a species of wasp that live in tropical regions of India, Africa and the Pacific Islands, to turn cockroaches into ... Read more...

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Mussels inspire boffins to create adhesive that can stick to almost anything


November 14th, 2007 - 2:31 am ICT by admin
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Scientists shed light on how schizophrenia develops


November 14th, 2007 - 2:24 am ICT by admin
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