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Rave drug sparks hope for treating Parkinson’s


June 15th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Rave culture's illicit drug 'ecstasy' can help develop drugs that curb involuntary movements in Parkinson's disease, says a study. A team led by a medicinal chemist ... Read more...

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Indian-origin boffin finds 54 beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup


March 31st, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans stink worse than other animals


February 24th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): While we tend to think of other animals as smelling more unpleasantly than we do, a new study suggests that the truth may actually be the opposite.Strong body ... Read more...

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Pain-killing drug more potent, longer lasting than morphine: Study


January 5th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new study has found that a little-known morphine-like drug is potentially more potent, longer lasting and less likely to cause constipation than standard morphine.The drug, morphine-6-0-sulfate, has ... Read more...

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Soy intake lowers breast cancer recurrence in hormone-sensitive cancers


October 19th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research found that post-menopausal breast cancer patients with hormone-sensitive cancers who consumed high amounts of soy isoflavones had a lower risk of recurrence.Soy isoflavones are similar ... Read more...

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New insulin that won’t need cooling - a boon for diabetics


June 15th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Researchers have come out with a new insulin that can withstand higher temperatures, a development that will bring relief to millions of diabetics across the world. Normally, insulin starts ... Read more...

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Thousands of possible new drugs to fight malaria identified


May 20th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have identified thousands of potential new drugs to fight malaria by the mass-screening of chemicals.The international research team, led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators, released ... Read more...

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Seaweed extract may help treat lymphoma


March 11th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new research has shown that seaweed extract can help treat lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.It is classified into Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's types, which are then ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How mosquitoes find a host


March 10th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found how the potentially deadly yellow-fever-transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquito finds a host.They have discovered that the mosquito detects the specific chemical structure ... Read more...

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Protein changes in heart indicate Alzheimer’s disease linked with heart failure


November 16th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): By observing changes in the chemical structure of a protein, researchers have established a link between Alzheimer's disease and chronic heart failure.The international team of biochemists and cardiologists, ... Read more...

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Traditional Indian coffee compound could affect colon, breast cancer


November 13th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A compound in coffee, which has long been in use in India, has been found to be estrogenic, according to Texas AgriLife Research scientists.Trigonelline or "Trig"-a natural compound ... Read more...

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Scientists develop potentially safer general anaesthetic


July 24th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A novel general anaesthetic developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physicians may be safer for critically ill patients, says a report.Published in the journal Anesthesiology, the article ... Read more...

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New wonder pill ‘could reduce weight by 25pct in a week’


July 14th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have created an anti-obesity pill that could dramatically reduce weight in a week.Tests on mice have shown that the drug could decrease body weight ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s medications may help treat extreme drug-resistant TB


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Two drugs that are commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease have been found to be effective in treating extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis, say researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Purple sweet potato may help fight cancer


June 30th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A purple sweet potato developed by Kansas State University researchers has been found to have increased amount of anti-cancer components.K-State's Soyoung Lim, doctoral student in human nutrition, ... Read more...

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Novel approach may provide new class of diabetes drugs


February 23rd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 23 (ANI): In what may spark a completely new class of drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, University of Oxford researchers have developed a cheap and efficient drug discovery ... Read more...

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Of mice and men: They love the same smells


January 23rd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Humans and mice seem to love the same odours, research by a French team has revealed for the first time.Such preferences are not exactly determined by experience or ... Read more...

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Bacteria can make it rain by supercharging clouds


January 13th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that surfactants secreted by many species of ground-based bacteria can influence the weather, by mixing in the clouds and making it rain.Previous ... Read more...

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New tests to detect sport drugs cheat developed


January 8th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Avoiding detection just got harder for drug cheats, for German researchers have developed tests for a class of performance-enhancing drugs that they believe could be used in ... Read more...

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Hormone-free contraceptive pill on the anvil


December 10th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): A side effect of todays contraceptive pills is that they disrupt hormone production in women, but now, scientists have found a protein target, which could pave the ... Read more...

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Sniffing biological, chemical weapons from distance gets closer to reality


September 27th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 27 (ANI): American scientists have determined the structure of a light-transmitting compound that can one day be used in high-efficiency fibre optics, and in sensors to detect biological and ... Read more...

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Cancer-inhibiting compound found under sea


August 8th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) A marine compound discovered off the coast of Key Largo in Florida inhibits cancer cell growth in lab tests and is likely to prompt the development of effective ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Exercise mimicking pills - a threat to Beijing Olympics


August 1st, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 1 (ANI): With the Beijing Olympics just around the corner, theres a new threat looming over the Games two new undetectable drugs that could make all the difference ... Read more...

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Source of lethal contamination in heparin drug uncovered


April 26th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 26 (ANI): A researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has successfully uncovered the reason behind the deadly contamination in the dosage of common blood thinner, heparin, which has killed ... Read more...

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New form of aspirin safer for fighting heart disease


March 18th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Researchers in Italy have developed a new group of aspirin-like substances which may be safer that conventional aspirin for fighting heart disease, as well as being just ... Read more...

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Compound in soybean reduces hot flashes in menopausal women


January 10th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 10(ANI): A recent study at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (BIDMC) has discovered a new compound in soybean that can effectively reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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