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Chemical mechanism behind bugs’ antibiotic resistance identified


April 29th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered a unique chemical mechanism by which bacteria evolve themselves to become resistant to antibiotics.The finding may help in designing compounds to ... Read more...

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Digital signal processing technique sheds light on memory and learning


February 8th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Scientists are using a digital signal processing technique, long used by statisticians, to understand the roots of memory and learning, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and stroke.Researchers at Rice ... Read more...

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Antibiotic paves way for novel anti-cancer agents


January 29th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have reported that an antibiotic known for its immunosuppressive functions could also point the way to the development of new ... Read more...

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Iron overload may be linked to macular degeneration


June 25th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has found that the most common - and under-diagnosed - genetic disease in humans just may be a cause of the ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to harness thrombin’s anti-blood clotting properties


June 21st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Molecular biologists have made an advance towards the development of an anti-thrombotic drug by discovering a way to harness the enzyme thrombin's anti-blood clotting properties.The finding opens the ... Read more...

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New protein involved in longevity identified


May 8th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): The level of a single protein in the tiny roundworm C. elegans determines how long it lives, researchers in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Thomas ... Read more...

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Autism effects may be reversible


April 24th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have highlighted a mechanism for significant disruption of gene activity in autism that may be reversible.The research by scientists at The George Washington ... Read more...

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Scientists find TB disease mechanism along with compound to block it


February 16th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered a TB disease mechanism along with a compound to block it.The tuberculosis bacterium evades the body's immune system using ... Read more...

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Painful ‘4-hour erection’ may soon be history


October 27th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Men struggling to cope with painful erections have been offered hope in the form of a novel therapy.A research team from United States and China suggests adenosine deaminase ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to improved therapies for lung disease


September 16th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Centre at Houston have discovered a protein that appears to play a crucial role in development of chronic obstructive pulmonary ... Read more...

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Serrated teeth, venom make Komodo bite deadlier


May 19th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Serrated teeth and venom impart a deadlier edge to the bite of a Komodo Dragon than previously assumed, according to a new study. Using sophisticated medical imaging techniques, a ... Read more...

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How roughage keeps colon cancer at bay


April 14th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A high-fiber diet has long been considered beneficial in staving off colon cancer. Now, researchers at Medical College of Georgia have found that roughage keeps the disease at ... Read more...

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Discovery to help newer ways of killing lethal E.coli bacteria


December 9th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Researchers have clued onto how and why a particular virus, N4, injects an unusual substance - an RNA polymerase protein - into an E. coli bacterial cell. The ... Read more...

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Secrets of cancer survival uncovered


August 12th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Researchers from Monash University have identified a family of enzymes that play a crucial role in turning benign or less aggressive tumours into more potentially fatal cancers. ... Read more...

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Fangs evolving from teeth helped snakes spread worldwide


August 4th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 4 (IANS) Fangs which had evolved from early teeth enabled snakes to expand across all continents except Antarctica nearly 60 million years ago, according to a new study. "Understanding the ... Read more...

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Study shows pre-eclampsia may be an autoimmune disease


July 28th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Researchers from University of Texas-Houston Medical School have revealed that pregnancy-induced high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia might be an autoimmune disease.In the study conducted using a mouse ... Read more...

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Olive compound may prevent cancer


February 14th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Granada have discovered a compound in olives that can help in preventing cancer.Maslinic acid is a compound present in the leaf and the ... Read more...

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Ancient thermometer reveals primordial Earth’s temperature


February 8th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has reconstructed proteins from ancient bacteria to measure the Earths temperature over the ages.Using this genetic equivalent of an ancient thermometer, scientists from the ... Read more...

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Enzyme detection may improve prognosis, treatment of lung cancer


January 8th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have detected an enzyme, which might serve as a good marker in the diagnosis and prognosis of lung cancer.The study, led ... Read more...

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New molecular target to improve chemotherapy efficacy identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
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