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Scientists isolate gene that protects against Alzheimer’s


July 13th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) DNA screening of nearly 2,000 people has helped identify a mutated gene which could help protect against Alzheimers, potentially paving the way to a new therapy.Mimicking ... Read more...

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Scientists locate malaria parasites’ Achilles heal


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drugs may have serious side-effects


February 20th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Drugs for Alzheimer's disease currently undergoing clinical trials may have adverse side-effects, warns a new study.The drugs could act like a bad electrician, causing neurons (nerve ... Read more...

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Oil washes on to New Zealand shore from grounded ship


October 10th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 10 (IANS) Oil spilled from a Liberian-flagged cargo ship stuck on a reef off New Zealand began washing ashore around the port city of Tauranga Monday. Maritime New ... Read more...

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Stress may aggravate Alzheimer’s risk


May 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Don't strees yourself too much, else an increased release of stress hormones could trigger Alzheimer's disease, to go by new research based on mice.Scientists from the ... Read more...

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Scientists create largest-ever three-dimensional map of distant universe


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Scientists have created the largest-ever three-dimensional map of the distant universe using the light of the brightest objects in the cosmos.Scientists used light from 14,000 quasars, supermassive black ... Read more...

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Courteney Cox spills beans on marriage break-up


April 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 15 (IANS) Actress Courteney Cox says one of the biggest reasons behind her break-up with actor-director David Arquette is that he wants too much sex."Arquette wants it ... Read more...

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Study suggests another avenue for detecting Alzheimer’s


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 02 (ANI): A well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, researchers at the University ... Read more...

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How protein folding could cure Alzheimer, Parkinson diseases


March 21st, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): It is believed that when vital proteins are misfolded in your body, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson, and Creutzfeld-Jakob disease occur.While there are currently no cures for ... Read more...

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Heart saved through the wrist


March 13th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Mar 13 (IANS) Paul Hope, who suffered a major heart attack in mid-February, was administered life-saving angioplasty through an incision in his wrist. Traditionally the procedure is performed through ... Read more...

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Herschel reveals how much dark matter it takes to form new galaxy


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): The Herschel Space Observatory has measured how much dark matter is required in order to form a new galaxy."If you start with too little dark matter, then a ... Read more...

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Toxin that plays key role in triggering Parkinson’s disease identified


February 11th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that a toxin produced by the brain is responsible for the series of cellular events that lead to Parkinson's disease.After research in an animal ... Read more...

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New tool sweeps away Alzheimer’s plaque from brain


December 13th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A new molecular tool developed by US scientists has shown promise in 'clearing' the brain of plaque that triggers Alzheimer's disease.This plaque is the aggregation of protein-like bits ... Read more...

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New method to cleanse brain of Alzheimer’s plaques developed


December 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have developed new molecular tools that may help in "cleansing" the brain of amyloid plaques, implicated in Alzheimer's disease.A hallmark of Alzheimer's disease-a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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Sea-snot blizzard ’caused by Gulf spill’


September 25th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Researchers say that 'sea snot'-sticky clumps of phytoplankton - have been caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The spill sparked an explosion of sticky clumps of ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet starlight key to make water in space


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered the key ingredient for making water in space- ultraviolet starlight.And the finding is the only explanation for why a dying star ... Read more...

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Boffins simplify nanowire manufacturing


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Florida claims to have found an inexpensive solution to making nanowires.Nanowires are so tiny that a human hair would dwarf them - ... Read more...

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Trialing of split format for limited overs cricket will hurt Oz WC preparations: Hussey


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 20 (ANI): The rush to trial the new split format for limited overs cricket this domestic summer will hamper Australia's run to the World Cup, feels middle-order batsman Michael Hussey ... Read more...

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Largest bed of dinosaur bones discovered


June 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 18 (ANI): Alberta scientists have discovered the largest bed of dinosaur bones near Hilda, 50 km north of Medicine Hat.The discovery also indicates that the beasts were routinely wiped ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Banana smoothies enriched with nano-sized minerals


June 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A simple banana smoothie, enriched with nano-sized minerals could soon make billions of people in developing countries healthier.Scientists from Switzerland have designed new iron and zinc nanoparticles that ... Read more...

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New clean-up tools being used to protect wetlands from Gulf of Mexico oil spill


May 21st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21(ANI): With oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill threatening fragile coastal wetlands, clean-up crews are about to discover whether a combination of old and new clean-up methods will help ... Read more...

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BP oil leak reaches the shores of Florida Keys


May 19th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida Keys, May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tar balls from the BP oil spill have been spotted in Florida Keys, and that has aggravated the fears of the environmentalists. It has finally ... Read more...

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The real culprit behind Alzheimer’s disease


April 28th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that the real culprit behind Alzheimer's disease is the Amyloid-Beta (Abeta) oligomers in the brain, and not the ... Read more...

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Television hosts assault woman during live show


April 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), April 10 (IANS/EFE) Three television hosts assaulted a woman presenter and pulled out her hair after she called them homosexuals during a live show broadcast on the national ... Read more...

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Jamnagar’s animal activists celebrate World House Sparrow Day


March 20th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Jamnagar (Gujarat), Mar 20 (ANI): Animal activists and environmentalists of Gujarat's Jamnagar observed World House Sparrow Day on Saturday to create awareness about their declining population.Initiated by a voluntary organization "Nature Club," ... Read more...

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Vitamin D vital for activating our immune defenses


March 8th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 8 (ANI): Vitamin D plays an important role in activating our immune defenses against infectious diseases like flu, says a new study.According to the research, without sufficient intake of the ... Read more...

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Humidity degrades vitamins stored in bathrooms, kitchens


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study by Purdue University has shown that high humidity present in bathrooms and kitchens degrades the vitamins and health supplements stored in those rooms, even if ... Read more...

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Black holes with a retrograde spin can create jets that control galaxy evolution


February 12th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A team of scientists has suggested that the jets that control galaxy evolution might be formed by the retrograde spin of supermassive black holes.Every galaxy has a collection ... Read more...

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Ancient helium shows up in Big Bang’s echo


February 9th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Reports indicate that the subtle signal of ancient helium has shown up for the first time in light left over from the big bang, a discovery that will ... Read more...

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Brit binge drinker, 22, a drink away from death


January 31st, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 31 (ANI): A British binge drinker, who used to guzzle down seven litres of cider and three bottles of wine a day, has confessed she is just a drink away ... Read more...

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Scientists getting closer to resurrect extinct animals


January 11th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): New research indicates that scientists are making remarkable advances that are bringing us closer than ever before to the possibility of resurrecting extinct species.In the age of ... Read more...

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Molecular chaperone keeps bacterial proteins in check


December 29th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Just like teenagers at a prom, proteins too are minded by chaperones that prevent unwanted interactions among immature clients, a new study has found.In the research, scientists at ... Read more...

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Novel therapeutic target for Huntington’s disease identified


December 25th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, Irvine have identified a potential therapeutic target for Huntington's disease.In Huntington's disease, a mutated protein in the body becomes toxic to brain cells. ... Read more...

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Cells get rid of garbage to keep muscles strong


December 2nd, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Cells must rid themselves of the garbage accumulated over time, or muscles will deteriorate with age, researchers have found. The waste includes spent organelles, toxic clumps of proteins, and ... Read more...

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Meet the 10-year-old ‘teenager’


November 17th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Declan Gray, 10, is often mistaken to be a teenaged boy because of a rare form of cancer that induced rapid growth in him when he was just ... Read more...

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