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Viagra reverses nerve disease: Study


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Anti-impotence drug Viagra drastically reduces symptoms of multiple sclerosis - which affects the brain and spinal nerve cells - in animal models, says a study. The ... 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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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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Gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals found


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found a gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals.It was assumed that a mutation in the progranulin gene, which makes the progranulin protein and supports ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the biology of autism


November 12th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered a new window of opportunity for successful autism therapy.Alysson Muotri and colleagues made the discovery by first transforming adult ... Read more...

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Instant test to detect Alzheimer’s being developed


November 12th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) A 30-second test to spot the signs of Alzheimer's in those in their 40s is being developed by scientists.The simple procedure, which warns of the debilitating disease decades ... Read more...

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30-second test to predict Alzheimer’s on the anvil


November 12th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms appear would soon be possible, courtesy a 30-second test being developed by scientists.The simple procedure, which detects the signs of Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Now, simple test to determine brain health uncovered


November 10th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 10 (ANI): Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have been able to use a computer-based test to gauge a person's brain health, according to a new study.The test assessed ... Read more...

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DHA ‘fish oil’ supplements ‘not useful for those with mild Alzheimer’s’


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): In a new study, experts from Oregon Health and Science University discovered that omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements did not seem to slow cognitive, functional decline ... Read more...

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Soon, simple blood test to detect rheumatoid arthritis


January 29th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A simple blood test may soon help predict rheumatoid arthritis even before symptoms arise, say researchers.Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by joint inflammation involving the ... Read more...

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Childbearing ups women’s odds of developing metabolic syndrome


September 23rd, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that childbearing makes women prone to the metabolic syndrome-abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, insulin resistance and other cardiovascular disease risk factors-and that the risk ... Read more...

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Twin study sheds new light on links between depression and coronary artery disease


August 4th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Studying how major depression and coronary artery disease interact over time and in twin pairs, scientists have painted a more complex picture of the associations between the conditions.A ... Read more...

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Cognitive testing, brain lesions may help predict MS progression risk


July 30th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that cognitive testing, gender and brain lesions might help people with inactive or benign multiple sclerosis (MS) better predict their future with the disease.People with ... Read more...

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Pollution-related asthma may be contracted in the womb


February 14th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests that pollution-related asthma may start in ... Read more...

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Simple and cheap urine test could help prevent kidney disease onset


February 12th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A simple and low-cost urine test is a promising way to address the epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD), a new study has suggested.The study found that ... Read more...

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Rapid transition through menopause linked to early heart disease onset


January 28th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Women who transition more quickly through menopause are at increased risk for a higher rate of progression of "preclinical atherosclerosis" narrowing of arteries caused by the thickening ... Read more...

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Gene behind inflammatory bowel diseases in kids identified


September 3rd, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 3 (ANI): In a study of inflammatory bowel diseases in children like Crohn''s disease and ulcerative colitis, scientists have identified a gene, called tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member ... Read more...

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Data mining may help predict signs of Lou Gehrig’’s disease sooner than traditional methods


August 4th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A research team led by psychologists at the University of Maryland''s School of Medicine is using "pattern array" software to see movements in rats, which they believe ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover protein biomarker for schizophrenia risk


July 9th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the UK-based University of Cambridge say that a protein found in immune cells may be a reliable marker for schizophrenia risk.Sabine Bahn of the ... Read more...

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Inflammation of arteries causes blindness, says study


June 17th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Inflammation of arteries in the brain is likely to cause blindness, according to a new study. Researchers at the Geisinger Health System came to this conclusion after examining ... Read more...

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Temporal arteritis increases triples blindness risk


June 17th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 17 (ANI): In a new study, Geisinger researchers have found that temporal arteritis, a type of connective tissue disease characterized by inflammation of arteries in the head, is ... Read more...

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Gene mutations behind 10pc non-familial schizophrenia cases identified


May 31st, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
London, May 31 (ANI): Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified gene mutations responsible for at least 10 per cent of the non-familial cases of schizophrenia.The researchers said that ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover missing link in understanding major psychosis


March 12th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Researchers at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health claim to have uncovered a missing link that may provide new clues in uncovering the mysteries of major psychosis.They have ... Read more...

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Targeting astrocytes cells slows progression in Lou Gehrigs disease


February 4th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have found that by targeting neuronal support cells called astrocytes can slow the progression of Amyotrophic lateral ... Read more...

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