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Scientists working on safe male contraceptive


September 6th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 6 (IANS) The day may be not be far-off when males can take birth control pills without fearing side-effects. Even though the concept has exercised scientists for decades, ... Read more...

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North Carolina’s zoo elephant to get contact lenses on order


June 20th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
North Carolina, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS)
An elephant is all get contact lenses as his eye-sight is weak. After C'sar the elephant suffered his second cataract operation, the veterinarian team at N.C. Zoo, ... Read more...

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Parsley could help in breast cancer treatment


May 10th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Parsley carries a potent compound that can halt breast cancer cells from reproducing, according to researchers.Salman Hyder, professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Missouri ... Read more...

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Montana cow gives birth to triplets


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Montana, April 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cow in Montana defied the odds and gave birth to triplets. Rarer is the fact that all three calves are being nursed by the mother. The ... Read more...

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ADAM-12 gene ‘may hold key to cancer, arthritis and cardiac treatments’


March 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): University of Missouri scientists have found that ADAM-12 gene could play a major role in the fight against cancer, arthritis, and cardiac hypertrophy, or thickening of the heart's ... Read more...

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Protein pathway find may help solve Parkinson’s disease


March 1st, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 01 (ANI): Iowa State University researchers have discovered a protein pathway that may hold the secret to understand Parkinson's disease.Anumantha Kanthasamy, a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and the W. ... Read more...

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Chemical compounds in trees can fight deadly MRSA


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found an antibiotic in the Eastern Red Cedar tree that is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-a 'superbug' that is resistant to ... Read more...

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Compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new University of Missouri study has found that a compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer cells.Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor ... Read more...

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Identification of glaucoma gene paves way for future therapies


February 18th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new candidate gene for the most common form of glaucoma, primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).The findings offer novel insights into glaucoma pathology and could ... Read more...

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Breast cancer risk varies among different progestins used in hormone replacement therapy


August 11th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): On comparing four types of progestins used in hormone replacement therapies, researchers found significantly different outcomes on the progression of breast cancer in an animal model depending on ... Read more...

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Diabetes monitoring device may benefit your pet dog


July 24th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A researcher is using a continuous glucose-monitoring device - commonly used in humans with diabetes - to help treat dogs and other animals."Our research has found that continuous ... Read more...

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World’s first cloned horse delivered


June 12th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): In what could be called as another first in cloning, researchers at Texas AnM University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have successfully delivered a foal using ... Read more...

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Daily ginger consumption alleviates muscle pain


May 20th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Daily ginger consumption can reduce muscle pain caused by exercise, says a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia.Patrick O'Connor, a professor in the College of ... Read more...

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Hormone therapies ‘up breast cancer metastasis risk in post-menopausal women’


May 7th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A University of Missouri study has found that hormone therapies not just increase the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, they can also increase the chance of ... Read more...

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Preventing mosquitoes from urinating may help control disease spread


March 4th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): American researchers have discovered a new protein that may help control disease-spreading mosquitoes.The study conducted by Cornell scientists has appeared in the March 4, 2010 issue of the ... Read more...

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Dolphins can help scientists understand cervical cancer


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Dozens of test samples from dolphins show that they could help marine biologists clue in on human cervical cancers. Marine mammals like dolphins are our close kins, but scientific ... Read more...

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Dolphin clue to human cervical cancer treatment


February 19th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Dolphins may be the ideal model for the study of cervical cancer in people, say University of Florida aquatic animal health experts."We discovered that dolphins get multiple infections ... Read more...

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Fish-killing virus now found in all Great Lakes in US


January 28th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): Reports indicate that a deadly fish virus that was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005, has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, ... Read more...

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Aspirin could compromise effectiveness of vaccines


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Researchers at University of Missouri have found that some over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin and Tylenol that inhibit certain enzymes, could impact the effectiveness of vaccines.Led by Charles ... Read more...

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Weak link in cancer cell armour identified


November 13th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have identified a weak link in cancer cells.They have discovered that inactivation of a DNA repair gene called Hus1 ... Read more...

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Can pets catch H1N1 flu from humans?


November 9th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 9 (ANI): A case of an indoor 13-year-old house cat in Iowa who has contracted the deadly H1N1 flu while living with two flu-sick owners has fuelled concerns if the ... Read more...

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New mobile lab allows scientists to study damaging health effects of air pollution


October 8th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): A new mobile air research laboratory will help a team of researchers led by a Michigan State University professor better understand the damaging health effects of air pollution ... Read more...

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Keep a pet to ward off depression


September 29th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Keeping a four-legged, furry pet is practically the best safeguard against depression, anxiety or blood pressure, according to an American scientist. "Research in this field is providing new evidence ... Read more...

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Having a pet can help you stay healthy


September 29th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Having a pet in your life can help you stay hale and hearty, say researchers.Owning a four-legged, furry pet would help lower blood pressure, encourage exercise and also ... Read more...

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Binge drinking weakens body’s ability to fight infections


September 18th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Binge drinking can weaken body's ability to fight off infections for at least 24 hours afterwards, finds a new study.Stephen Pruett, currently at the College of Veterinary Medicine ... Read more...

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African village dogs genetically much more diverse than modern breeds


August 5th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A DNA based analysis has determined that African village dogs have directly descended from an ancestral pool of indigenous dogs, and are more genetically diverse than modern breeds.The ... Read more...

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Scientists gain fresh insights into virulence of pandemic H1N1 virus


July 31st, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Kansas State University researchers say that the studies they are carrying out with collaborators from other institutions have started to reveal the characteristics of the pandemic H1N1 ... Read more...

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Indian-origin boffin offers potential new spinal muscular atrophy treatment


July 28th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A team of researchers led by Indian origin scientist has come up with a potential new treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, the second-leading cause of infant mortality in ... Read more...

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Turmeric cuts down cancer risk in women


July 14th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) The wonders of turmeric never cease to amaze. Researchers have now found that curcumin, a popular Indian spice derived from the roots of turmeric, could cut down the ... Read more...

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Turmeric root cuts breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women


July 14th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Curcumin, a popular Indian spice derived from the turmeric root, can help reduce cancer risk among postmenopausal women exposed to hormone replacement therapy, according to University of Missouri ... Read more...

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Pets help vets find potential cures for human cancers


April 16th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 16 (IANS) Vets treating cancer-ridden pets with cutting-edge drugs are also gaining vital insights into the progression and therapy for cancers in humans. The National Cancer Institute has launched ... Read more...

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Small molecule drug may help treat hormone-accelerated breast cancer


January 29th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): University of Missouri scientists in the United States say that a small molecule drug has the potential as a novel chemotherapeutic treatment for breast cancer accelerated by ... Read more...

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Dog owners may spread germs to pets by not washing hands


January 28th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Dog owners are more likely to spread germs to their pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with them, or getting licks on the face, according ... Read more...

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Unpasteurized milk poses serious health risks


December 17th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Unpasteurized milk can pose a serious threat due to possible contamination with pathogenic bacteria, say researchers.The milk can get contaminated at the time of collection, processing, distribution, ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding can boost babies” lung function


November 10th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study by UK and US scientists has revealed that the sheer physical effort involved in breastfeeding may leave babies with stronger lungs well into childhood. Previous ... Read more...

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