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Haryana takes another step to stop female foeticide


May 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) In a major step to prevent sex determination and female foeticide, the Haryana government announced Wednesday that pregnant women will have to submit a photocopy of ... Read more...

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ECG can also predict heart attacks


April 11th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Can a simple diagnostic test that measures a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, found a higher risk of ... Read more...

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Wipro trust, Nascscom to hone IT skills of graduates


April 18th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 18 (IANS) Wipro's trust Mission 10x has tied up with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) to enhance skills of engineering graduates in IT and ... Read more...

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New test can quickly distinguish infection from tuberculosis disease


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A group of scientists have developed a potential new experimental diagnostic test that is able to quickly distinguish individuals with active tuberculosis (TB) from those with latent TB ... Read more...

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Government rolls back 5 percent service tax on healthcare


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Faced with criticism from the opposition and the medical fraternity, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday rolled back the proposed five percent service tax on ... Read more...

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New biomarker for fatal brain disease identified


March 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have identified the first disease-specific biomarker for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), a universally fatal, degenerative brain disease for which there is no cure.sCJD is one of the ... Read more...

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New test may be more accurate in identifying STI


March 9th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A recent study has found that a new test may be more accurate in identifying a common sexually transmitted infection (STI), Trichamonos vaginalis (TV).Rhode Island Hospital researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new test for ‘pluripotent’ stem cells


March 7th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute researchers have developed a quality control diagnostic test that is likely to make it easier for scientists to determine whether their cell lines are normal ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a new way insulin-producing cells die


February 27th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists in Italy and Texas have discovered a previously unknown cause of the death of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, a core defect in diabetes.They discovered that ... Read more...

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New device to detect lung pathogens causing pneumonia


February 19th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new sampling device that could prevent thousands of people worldwide from dying of pneumonia each year.The new device ... Read more...

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New test to detect Turner syndrome early


February 17th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Yale School of Medicine researchers have come up with a new inexpensive, accurate and practical diagnostic test for Turner syndrome that can be done in a doctor's office.Prevalent ... Read more...

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Urine markers may reveal kidney damage earlier


November 12th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new research has pointed out that the presence of certain markers in the urine might be a red flag for acute kidney injury (AKI).The results suggest ... Read more...

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First step to developing a test for MND


November 5th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Scientists have identified a common signature of nerve damage in the brains of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) patients.The study was funded by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association, ... Read more...

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Scientists discover male infertility gene


October 1st, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists from the Pasteur Institute in France and University College London have discovered the gene that causes infertility in men.Mutations of the NR5A1 gene were found in a ... Read more...

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Now, rapid meningitis test that can detect the brain disease within an hour


August 20th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): A groundbreaking test for meningitis and septicaemia, which can tell if a child has the deadly diseases within an hour, has been developed by researchers.The speed of the ... Read more...

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Researchers study protein essential for successful pregnancy


May 30th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May30 (ANI): Researchers have helped solve the mystery of a unique protein called Pre-implantation Factor - which is produced by healthy embryos to direct embryo attachment and help the mother adapt ... Read more...

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Essential protein for successful pregnancy isolated


May 29th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have isolated and detailed the function of a unique protein, called Preimplantation Factor (PF) produced by healthy embryos, which ensures a successful pregnancy. The research showed that ... Read more...

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SAT Score Boost Claim To Be Removed From The Princeton Review’s Ad


May 20th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New York, May 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to reports, the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has asked The Princeton Review company to voluntarily withdraw the ... Read more...

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Soon, urine test for kidney cancer


April 8th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A simple urine test for kidney cancer is on the way, says a group of researchers.While kidney cancer patients, the team of researchers at Washington University School of ... Read more...

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Kentucky Universities to receive $500k for commercialization of new technologies


February 13th, 2010 - 4:16 am ICT by BNO News
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – Six awards totaling $556,137 will be given to Kentucky State Universities in order to help them commercialize promising emerging technologies, Governor Steve Beshear announced on Friday.The Kentucky ... Read more...

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Soon, simple test to detect peanut allergy


January 12th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists from University of Manchester in Britain are testing a new diagnostic tool that may help predict life-threatening peanut allergy.Lead researcher Adnan Custovic suggests that testing for a ... 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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Parasitic disease targets HIV-infected gay males


November 30th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) A rare parasitic disease, normally transmitted by contaminated water, has been shown to be transmitted by sex between HIV-positive men. Taiwanese researcher Chieng-Ching Hung, who led the study, had ... Read more...

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Dual-tasking test could differentiate between Alzheimer’s and depression


November 9th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Scottish researchers have developed a novel diagnostic test that can help distinguish between symptoms of depression and early Alzheimer's.People developing Alzheimer's face mild levels of impaired reasoning and ... Read more...

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Leg pain may be a strong marker for heart disease, stroke


October 27th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Oct 27 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton have found that the nagging pain in the legs while walking is a strong marker for heart disease and stroke. ... Read more...

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Alcohol, drug abuse test can predict risky teenage sexual behaviour


October 19th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Alcohol and drug use are known contributors to teenagers engaging in dangerous practices like unprotected sex, multiple partners, unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and drug overdose. Yet, research ... Read more...

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Substance abuse diagnostic test ‘predicts high-risk sexual behavior in teens’


October 17th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): CRAFFT, the diagnostic test developed and currently being employed at Children's Hospital Boston, allows to accurately screen teens for high risk drug and alcohol use in a matter ... Read more...

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Genes linked to brittle bone identified


October 7th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists from University of Western Australia claim to have identified new genes tied to loss of bone mineral density and osteoporosis.According to molecular geneticist and study author Associate ... Read more...

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Urine LAM-ELISA not effective as independent diagnostic test for pulmonary TB


August 28th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): A trial of the new diagnostic urine LAM-ELISA has indicated that it may not be useful as an independent diagnostic test for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).Detailed in the open ... Read more...

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Genes packaged in fathers’ sperm shape healthy babies


June 15th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): In what may lead to a diagnostic test to help couples deal with infertility, a new study from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah has ... Read more...

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Biocon unveils India’s first 24-hour diabetes drug


May 29th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 29 (IANS) Biotechnology firm Biocon Ltd Friday unveiled a new drug to help diabetics control their blood sugar levels. The product, Basalog, is the first diabetic drug whose effect lasts a ... Read more...

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Novel TB test may provide results quickly, efficiently


May 8th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 08 (ANI): A scientist has developed a new diagnostic test for TB, called Xpert MTB/RIF, which can provide results quickly and efficiently.The test, developed by Dr. David Alland, chief ... Read more...

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Chlamydia may cause a type of arthritis


May 1st, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Scientists have found that Chlamydia could play a major role in causing a type of arthritis.Spondylarthritis (SpA) represents a group of arthritidies that share clinical features such as ... Read more...

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Changes in brains of Alzhemier’s victims decades before symptoms


April 7th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) Young adults at risk of developing Alzheimer's show changes in their brain activity decades before symptoms might arise, according to a new study. The results may support the ... Read more...

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Young adults at future Alzheimer’s risk have different brain activity


April 7th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Young adults, who carry a genetic variant that raises their risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease (AD), have different brain activity than normal adults, according to a study.Led by ... Read more...

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