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Scientists eliminate plaque formation in Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that eliminating an enzyme from mice with Alzheimer's symptoms virtually eliminates a compound behind the development of plaques.The compound is amyloid beta, or ... Read more...

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Peg or two lowers risk of liver disease


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume a peg or two daily are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-alcoholics with the same ... Read more...

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Can proteins in blood predict early death?


December 16th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Levels of two blood components - cystatin C and beta trace protein - are newly proposed markers that may be better predictors of an individuals' future ... Read more...

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Brain scans may predict future Alzheimer’s patients


April 7th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say a brain scan on people with mild decline in mental abilities may predict who would go ahead to develop Alzheimer's disease. The study is ... Read more...

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Possible biomarker to gauge Alzheimer’s prognosis identified


March 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new biomarker that could help them track how effectively the immune system is able to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the ... Read more...

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Retrovirus could be responsible for Lou Gherig’s disease: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists say that a retrovirus, which inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago, may be responsible for some cases of the neurodegenerative disease ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to patients with Huntington’s disease


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study, conducted by scientists in the US, may give patients with Huntington's disease hope for a cure.Laboratory tests on skin cells and post-mortem brain tissue of ... Read more...

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Scientists produce compound that may treat Parkinson’s disease


February 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The first known compound to show significant effectiveness in protecting brain cells directly affected by Parkinson's disease, a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, has been produced by the ... Read more...

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New research offers hope to Parkinson’s disease patients


February 9th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new research on rats with Parkinson's disease has shown that intranasal delivery of stem cells to the brain could significantly contribute to the improvement of motor function.The ... Read more...

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Brain pacemakers may help fight depression: Study


February 1st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Brain pacemakers are already being used to treat Parkinson's disease patients. Now, a new study has suggested that this deep brain stimulation technique could effectively help in the ... Read more...

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Study shows reduced Vitamin D absorption in Crohn’s disease patients


January 19th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Boston University researchers have shown that reduced vitamin D absorption in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) may be the cause for their increased risk for vitamin D ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking technology to detect Alzheimer’s developed


January 7th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 07 (ANI): A novel technology that is able to detect the presence of immune molecules specific to Alzheimer's disease in patients' blood samples has been developed by the scientists from ... Read more...

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Sticking to a vegetarian diet may be good for kidney disease patients


December 24th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): A new study has suggested that sticking to a vegetarian diet can help kidney disease patients avoid accumulating toxic levels of phosphorous in their bodies.Kidney disease patients must ... Read more...

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New method to cleanse brain of Alzheimer’s plaques developed


December 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have developed new molecular tools that may help in "cleansing" the brain of amyloid plaques, implicated in Alzheimer's disease.A hallmark of Alzheimer's disease-a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D ‘puts IBD patients at greater risk of osteoporosis’


October 19th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that vitamin D deficiency in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) makes them prone to osteoporosis, osteopenia and increases the rate of abnormal ... Read more...

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Beefed-up muscles help kidney patients live longer


October 15th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that kidney disease patients are likely to live healthier and longer if they've beefed up their muscles.The results have suggested that patients may ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s identified


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a new therapeutic target that can potentially lead to a new way to prevent the progression of Alzheimer's disease. ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drug enhances perceptual learning in healthy adults


September 17th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that a drug commonly prescribed to Alzheimer's disease patients boosts perceptual learning in healthy adults.In a new study, ... Read more...

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Dementia in diabetics differs from dementia in nondiabetics: Study


July 15th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Researchers say that the cause of dementia in diabetic patients is different from that in non-diabetics.Dementia in some diabetics appears to be caused often by vascular disease in ... Read more...

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No link between diabetes drug and rise in heart attacks


June 30th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A recent study has discarded any link between increase in heart attacks and the intake of the diabetes drug rosiglitazone.The clinical trial of 2,368 diabetes patients with cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Benefits of intensive glucose treatment must be weighed against risks


June 30th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have cautioned that the benefits of intensive glucose therapy for diabetics need to be balanced against the increase in total and cardiovascular disease-related death, increased weight gain, ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass surgery ‘can help lower cholesterol’


June 26th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that gastric bypass surgery can help lower cholesterol and improve the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (good) cholesterol.The study showed that within ... Read more...

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Novel radiotracer raises hopes of easy Alzheimer’s diagnosis


June 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Diagnosing Alzheimer's could soon become easier, thanks to a novel radioactive compound.A trial of the new radiotracer known as 18F-AV-45 safely distinguished the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients ... Read more...

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‘Risky behaviour’ in Parkinson patients explained


June 24th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Scientists have explained Parkinson's patients' risky behaviour, a rare side effect of standard treatments for the disease.According to researchers, the finding has implications for future medication of patients. ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency common across a range of rheumatic conditions


June 19th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with a range of rheumatic diseases, according to two new studies.A further study assessing response to vitamin D supplementation found that ... Read more...

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Chronic kidney disease patients with depression at complications risk


May 20th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that patients with chronic kidney disease who have been diagnosed with depression are twice as likely to be hospitalized, progress to ... Read more...

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Regular use of vitamin E may cut COPD risk


May 17th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Cornell University and Brigham and Women's Hospital has suggested that long-term, regular use of vitamin E in women 45 years of ... Read more...

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Sickle cell disease ‘affects brain function in adults’


May 12th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): In a new study, adults with sickle cell disease scored worse on memory function tests than healthy adults, suggesting that the blood disorder may affect brain function.As pert ... Read more...

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Now, software that decodes emotions over the phone


May 6th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): An Israeli company called eXaudios has developed a new computer program that can not only predict a caller's emotional state over the phone, but may also diagnose a ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate good for liver disease patients


April 16th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Doctors could soon be prescribing a dose of dark chocolate to help patients with liver disease, according to a new Spanish research.The study suggests that dark chocolate can ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s patients find it harder to recognize emotions


March 4th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Parkinson's disease patients have trouble recognizing expressions of emotion in other people's faces and voices, according to two new studies.Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes tremors, stiffness ... Read more...

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Why Parkinson’s treatment elicit compulsive behaviours


January 14th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have made a novel discovery that may help explain why standard drug treatment elicits compulsive behaviours in Parkinson's patients.They provide new insights into the brain mechanisms that ... Read more...

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Abnormal blood calcium levels increase kidney patients’ risk of premature death


January 8th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Abnormally high or low blood calcium levels could put non-dialysis kidney disease patients at increased risk of premature death, according to a new study.The findings underline the importance ... Read more...

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St. John’s wort doesn’t help patients with irritable bowel syndrome


January 5th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have found that herbal supplement of St. John's wort, also known as Tipton's weed, doesn't benefit patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).St. John's wort is ... Read more...

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Anaemia drug doesn’t benefit kidney disease patients


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that treatment with anaemia drug doesn't benefit kidney disease patients who are on dialysis.Darbepoetin alfa is one of a class of drugs ... Read more...

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