computational biology

Video captures protein traffic inside brain cell


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Using a new imaging technique, scientists have created spectacular video footage on the movement of proteins inside a neuron (brain cell)."Your brain is being disassembled and ... Read more...

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New tool to diagnose autism within minutes


April 12th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new tool that will diagnose autism in young children within mere minutes instead of the hours that it currently takes.Diagnosing autism is ... Read more...

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Taking easy way out an invitation to blues


March 16th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Faced with complex decisions, we tend to take an easy way out to avoid misfortunes, missing out on rewards that can bring on depression. The ... Read more...

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Ex-IITian NRI’s $5 mn gift to cancer research project


January 27th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Living up to his promise made nearly four years ago, a US-based Indian and IT entrepreneur Friday came to his alma-mater Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) ... Read more...

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Smart bugs inspire better robotics design


November 18th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 18 (IANS) Bugs which collectively thrive in challenging environments are inspiring scientists to design smart bots for diagnostics and drug delivery, computers and artificial intelligence.Doctoral student Adi ... Read more...

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Chatter between cells can lead to cancer drugs


September 6th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Cells chat with one another, 'discussing' what kind they will become -- a neuron or a hair, bone or muscle. This breakthrough opens the way to ... Read more...

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Better brain implants with the help of neurons


July 10th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) How on earth do busy nerve cells pick and respond to relevant signals amid the relentless bombardment of information? Somehow neurons (nerve cells) do manage ... Read more...

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Molecular predictor of metastatic prostate cancer identified


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 03 (ANI): Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have indicated that prostate tumors that carry a "signature" of four molecular markers have the potential to become dangerously metastatic if not treated ... Read more...

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IBAB, IGNOU announce new masters course in science


January 28th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) In a new venture, the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) Friday announced it was collaborating with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for a ... Read more...

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New genetic clue to kidney cancer


January 20th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A group of researchers from three continents have identified a gene that is mutated in 1 in 3 patients with the most common form of renal cancer.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our body temperature best for keeping fungi at bay


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Our 37 degrees Celsius body temperature is just warm enough to ward off fungal infection and obviate the need for snacking, says a study. "One of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US Population To Have 42% Obese People In Future?


November 6th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has suggested that the residents of USA will keep growing obese till at least 42 percent of the US population becomes overweight. It ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

AIDS drug could also fight herpes virus


September 24th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A drug approved in 2007 for the treatment of AIDS- raltegravir or Isentress-could also play a role in preventing the herpes virus, found a new study.Sold by Merck, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Institute of Mathematical Sciences open to sharing supercomputer


July 30th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSC) is open to provide access to its new supercomputer Annapurna for use of other research organisations. "After meeting our needs if there exist ... Read more...

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Original HIV infection holds its sway despite numerous changes


June 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Viruses like the HIV undergo several changes in a bid to evade the body's immune system but even months later the original version that caused the infection still ... Read more...

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Fuzzy logic to help understand ageing process


June 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Computers models using fuzzy logic could help scientists uncover the cellular mechanisms that the process of ageing upsets, according to a new American study.The research, from Drexel ... Read more...

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Electronic ‘nose’ that can predict pleasantness of novel odors created


April 16th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): An electronic system has been 'trained' by Weizmann Institute scientists to be able to predict the pleasantness of novel odors, just like a human would perceive them.The breakthrough ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Five-year-olds can figure out things pretty well


December 12th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Five-year-old children can simultaneously figure out things pretty well from multiple perspectives as specific reasoning skills develop around that age, researchers say. The researchers used an established branch of ... Read more...

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Chemical that regulates circadian rhythm identified


November 8th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Scientists from University of Southern California have identified a chemical that appears to play a vital role in regulation of body's circadian rhythm.The chemical is hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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We first gaze at eyes to recognise faces


July 21st, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): In a order to identify a face, our brain first looks at eyes and then shifts to the shape of the mouth and nose, concludes a new study.The ... Read more...

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Newly found genes linked with menopause could prevent cancer, heart disease


May 18th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): Scientists have found new gene variants linked with the age at which females experience their first menstrual period and the onset of menopause, which can even help in ... Read more...

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Scientists studying brains at rest to gain fresh insights into mental health disorders


May 8th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Hoping to some day develop new tools for diagnosing mental health disorders and monitoring the progress of their treatments, scientists have now turned to uncovering new information about ... Read more...

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Digital search algorithms may clear path to personalized therapies


January 11th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): Search algorithms used in digital communications can help make the cumbersome procedure of identifying effective multi-drug combinations easy, say researchers.Led by Dr. Giovanni Paternostro, a scientist ... Read more...

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Super computer inaugurated in Meghalaya


January 5th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 5 (IANS) PARAM Sheersh, a supercomputing facility for bio-informatics and computational biology, was formally inaugurated at the North Eastern Hill University here Monday. Inaugurating the facility, renowned scientist Prof ... Read more...

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Kalam indisposed, cancels Meghalaya visit


January 4th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 4 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has cancelled his scheduled visit to Meghalaya to inaugurate the Children's Science Congress for health reasons. "Dr.Kalam will not inaugurate the Children's Science ... Read more...

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Kalam to launch hi-tech computing facility in Shillong


January 2nd, 2009 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 2 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is set to formally inaugurate the state-of-the-art PARAM Sheersh, a supercomputing facility for bio-informatics and computational biology, at the Northeastern Hill University (NEHU) ... Read more...

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Futuristic tool views gene activity in real time


December 17th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) GeneVision, a tool developed by a team that includes Indian American researcher Dhruv Grover, has the uncanny ability to view the activity of any chosen gene in real ... Read more...

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HIV’s unique evolution within body makes it drug-resistant


December 16th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Rapid and unique evolution of HIV within the body allows it to evade its defences and develope resistance to antiviral drugs."A huge amount of HIV diversity accumulates in ... Read more...

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Our bodies have an in-built weapon against HIV


October 13th, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
London, October 13 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Southern California claim have moved a step further towards utilising the bodys in-built weapon against HIV by identifying the atomic structure its ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to improved drugs for Alzheimer’’s


August 22nd, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have identified the structures of a protein key to Alzheimer''s disease that may lead to development of new drugs.Two kinds of proteins ... Read more...

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Cooking meat may have made our ancestors smarter


August 15th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): A new research has suggested that cooking meat may have made our ancestors smarter.According to a report in Live Science, the research indicates that the brains roaring ... Read more...

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Water in our bodies is different from ordinary water


August 7th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Water, as we know it, does not exist within our bodies, says a leading researcher, who added that the fluid has different physical properties from ordinary bulk ... Read more...

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”Foxy old gene” offers therapeutic target for liver diseases


August 2nd, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): American researchers have found that a protein called FOXA2 plays an important role in maintaining the proper level of bile in the liver, which helps digest fats. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A noisy brain is a healthy brain: Study


July 4th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Canadian scientists have shown that random brain activity that is not important to mental function, often considered to be noise, is actually indicative of a healthy brain. ... Read more...

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