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Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute links up with Kiwi IT firm


June 27th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center (RGCI) has signed an agreement with New Zealand's international healthcare IT provider Medtech Global for digitisation and ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect cancers early


June 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A simple urine test can help detect cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas much earlier than existing procedures.Researchers have identified key proteins in the urine ... Read more...

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Humacyte Inc. researchers create artificial blood vessels


February 21st, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have made a breakthrough in their bid to get replacement blood vessels that would help save patients.Researchers in Humacyte Inc., in Durham, North Carolina have ... Read more...

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Cell binding discovery paves way for skin, heart problem treatments


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new University of Manchester study has revealed the mechanism that binds skin cells tightly together.According to researchers, it will lead to new treatments for painful and debilitating ... Read more...

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How stem cells shape up to their surroundings


October 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Engineering the topography on which stem cells grow, and the mechanical forces working on them, can act as a powerful agent for change as their chemical environment, found ... Read more...

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Wonder paper that wards off harmful bacteria


July 25th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Scientists have created a new form of paper that wards off harmful bacteria. It could have applications ranging from anti-bacterial bandages to food packaging that keeps food fresh ... Read more...

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Coming soon: ‘Anti-bacterial’ shoes that ward off foot odour


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new form of paper made of super-thin sheets of carbon could help fight disease-causing bacteria in applications ranging from food packaging that keeps food fresher longer to ... Read more...

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Male foetuses ignore stressed mums - unlike sensitive females


July 21st, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Adelaide in South Australia have discovered that male foetuses ignore their mothers' response to stress - unlike females, which are very sensitive to ... Read more...

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Clues found why H1N1 virus kills


December 16th, 2009 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 16 (IANS) An international study has found a molecule in H1N1, or swine flu, patients whose levels determine the severity of the illness or even death. Canadian and Spanish scientists have ... Read more...

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‘DNA Sudoku’ to revolutionise genome sequencing, medical genetics


June 25th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Sudoku, the popular mathematics puzzle that has taken people by storm, is now set to revolutionize the world of genome sequencing and the field of medical genetics, according ... Read more...

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Scientists move a step closer to creating ideal neural cells for clinical use


April 14th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have come up with a way to convert human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into neural progenitor cells, which may ... Read more...

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Gene therapy may safely regenerate gum tissue


April 8th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have moved a step closer to using gene therapy to regenerate tooth-supporting gum tissue.The researchers say that they have developed a method of ... Read more...

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Use magnets to clean your blood


March 27th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) You can now use tiny magnets to clean your blood of pathogens, thus freeing yourself from the kind of septic infection that kills more than 200,000 people annually ... Read more...

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Less claustrophic MRI machines on the anvil


February 19th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists from University of Zurich have come up with new MRI design that will not only improve scanning but also be less claustrophic.They described a simple change ... Read more...

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Tissue engineering will speed up oral wound healing


February 3rd, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) A gum tissue or gingival substitute, developed by a Dutch research team, helps accelerate wound healing in oral cavity or mouth. "Our results represent a large step forward ... Read more...

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Fibre-optic probe made for space program may revolutionise cataract detection


January 13th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 13 (ANI): A compact fibre-optic probe developed in America for the space program has now shown some promise to detect cataract early, something that can significantly reduce the incidence ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes could be the new ‘’smart” brain material


December 22nd, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Carbon nanotubes might turn out to be the ideal "smart" materials for the brain, according to scientists in Italy and Switzerland.Conducted in the Laboratory of Neural ... Read more...

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Disruption of gatekeeper gene may trigger colon cancer


September 10th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): In a study with human tissue samples and animal models, Singapore scientists have found that the absence or inactivation of the RUNX3 gatekeeper gene may initiate the ... Read more...

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Study promises safer, more effective gene therapy


June 26th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 26 (ANI): The major drawback of gene therapy was the risks associated with using viruses as vectors to deliver healthy genes, but a new University of Georgia study ... Read more...

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Optical pacemaker regulates heartbeats with laser beam


May 28th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The world's first optical pacemaker, tried out in a lab, can help control and regulate erratic heartbeats, with short yet powerful laser beams. "If you put a large ... Read more...

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First optical pacemaker for laboratory research developed


May 28th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 28 (ANI): Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have designed the first optical pacemaker for laboratory research.The team says that the breakthrough discovery can help scientists better understand ... Read more...

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Indian American honoured for cancer research


May 22nd, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 22 (IANS) A well-known Indian American cancer specialist has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research (AAISCR). Inder Verma, American Cancer ... Read more...

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Chennai institute to offer India’s first PhD in regenerative medicine


April 21st, 2008 - 11:07 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) The Nichi-in Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), a Chennai-based research centre, Monday announced the country's first doctorate (PhD) programme in stem cell research in collaboration with the Acharya ... Read more...

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Zebrafish study reveals previously unknown mechanism for cleft palate


February 17th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by admin
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Oregon have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for cleft palate, a common birth defect often seen in humans, by creating a genetic mutation ... Read more...

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Zebrafish study reveals hitherto unknown mechanism for cleft palate


February 12th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
London, February 12 (ANI): University of Oregon scientists say that a genetic mutation in zebrafish has shed new light on the mechanism that leads to cleft palate a common birth defect often ... Read more...

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New marker to identify cancer stem cells discovered


December 4th, 2007 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 4(ANI): A research conducted at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has discovered a marker that can identify stem cells in breast tumours.The marker, the researchers suggest, may have hold ... Read more...

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Microvascular system that nourishes engineered tissues developed


November 14th, 2007 - 1:52 am ICT by admin
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