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Gene therapy restores olfactory sense in mice


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense ... Read more...

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Human lungs can sweep out intruders


August 26th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Human lungs rely on sticky mucus to expel foreign matter, including toxic and infectious agents during a cold or an allergy that causes a running nose ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Caffeine consumption can drive female infertility


July 21st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb, which can reduce a woman's chance of becoming ... Read more...

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Study: Bitter receptors in lungs may be a boon for asthma patients


October 26th, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research by researchers from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore has revealed that the human lungs and airways also contain bitter receptors.The ... Read more...

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Artificial cilia that respond to heat and light created


September 24th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Inspired by mother nature, researchers at University of Southern Mississippi have for the first time, created a new, skinny-molecule-based material that resembles cilia, the tiny, hair-like structures through ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rachida Dati’s ‘plan to oust Carla Bruni-Sarkozy from Elysee Palace’


September 17th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): An official biography has claimed that Rachida Dati, a rival and former justice minister, targeted French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy to oust her from the Elysée Palace to ... Read more...

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Chilean senators barred from entering Venezuela


July 18th, 2010 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Caracas (Venezuela), July 18 (IANS/EFE) Chilean senators who were planning to observe Venezuela's general elections in September will not be allowed to enter the country, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said. The institutions ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Protozoan swimming style helps detect toxins in water


June 21st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): The swimming pattern of protozoa can be a low-cost method of identifying water toxins, according to a new study.Several species of protozoa are covered in hair-like cilia ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene linked to birth defects identified


May 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified a gene linked to birth defects.The work, co-led by geneticists at the University of Leeds, together with colleagues from institutes and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exercise may help in bone formation in osteoporosis


April 8th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) For osteoporosis patients who are unable to exercise, help may be on the way. Scientists have discovered how new therapies can trick bones into thinking they are getting ... Read more...

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Exercise pill for osteoporosis patients on the way


April 8th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered precisely how mechanical stress, such as exercise, promotes new bone growth, a discovery which could lead to the development of new drugs for osteoporosis patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eliminate capitalist practices at public firms: Chavez


January 25th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has asked for the cooperation of the national legislature in drafting laws permitting the elimination of capitalistic operating guidelines at public firms. Chavez on his ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New device may boost IVF success


January 19th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists from University of Michigan have developed a novel device that could one day lead to significantly higher IVF success rates in humans.They built a device that imitates ... Read more...

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Nano bubblegum to enhance drug delivery in the gut


November 10th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist from the University of California, San Francisco is on her way to design devices that will help to enhance drug delivery in the gut.Many drugs ... Read more...

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Researchers pinpoint how micro antennas heal kidneys


October 7th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 7 (IANS) Researchers have shed new light on how microscopic antennas in the kidneys heal the organ. The study led by James Deane, researcher at the Centre for Inflammatory Disease ... Read more...

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New study may offer fatal polycystic kidney disease cure


October 1st, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Monash University researchers have found what they call 'microscopic antennas' that play a vital role in kidney repair process.They hope that the new discovery would be a crucial ... Read more...

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Scientists find link between gene mutations and ciliopathies


August 10th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 10 (ANI): An international team of researchers have established a link between mutations in the INPP5E gene and ciliopathies.Led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

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New insights into cancer progression


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): A University of Leicester researcher has made some significant advancements on the causes of cancer, which can lead to improved and effective therapies.Professor Andrew Fry, of the Department ... Read more...

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New rainbow glow jellyfish found by scientists


March 18th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Marine scientists have discovered a new species of jellyfish near the waters of Tasmania, which has a rainbow glow.According to a report in National Geographic News, Jellyfish ... Read more...

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How inner ear senses sound using microscopic crystals


December 1st, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have for the first time demonstrated how microscopic crystals form sound and gravity sensors inside ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Animals developed eyes for seeking light


November 20th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the first eyes in the animal kingdom evolved for the purpose of seeking light.Larvae of marine invertebrates worms, sponges, jellyfish - ... Read more...

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Stem cells for spinal cord repair identified


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A promising discovery by MIT researchers has possibly shown the way to non invasive treatment of debilitating spinal cord injuries. It hinges on certain stem cells within the ... Read more...

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Stem cells for spinal-cord repair identified


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified stem cells within the spinal cord that, if persuaded to differentiate into more healing cells and fewer scarring cells following an injury, may lead ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Avoid lotions for treating dried out noses, says doctor


May 12th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
DPA Neumunster (Germany), May 12 (DPA) Avoid lotions when treating dried out noses. Most lotions can cause the cilia - the small hairs in a nostril - to stick together and prevent them ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dancing hair cells are key to humans acute hearing: Study


May 8th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators in their new study have shown how dancing hair cells contribute to amplifying sounds in the inner ear, a finding that ... Read more...

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;Research unveils common origins for distinct clinical diagnoses


March 10th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers have found that two clinically different inherited syndromes are in fact, variations of the same disorder.The research team, led by Nicholas Katsanis, Ph.D., an associate professor of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene change makes same disorder look different


March 10th, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by admin
New York, March 10 (IANS) Alterations in one's genome might make a range of symptoms seem like entirely different disorders, a new study has found. The discovery by Johns Hopkins researchers that ... Read more...

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Cilia play a significant role in humans’ ability to sense touch and heat


November 14th, 2007 - 2:43 am ICT by admin
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