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Grape compound increases beneficial fat hormone


January 8th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A compound in grapes displays antioxidant and other positive properties. Now, a new study has described a novel way in which resveratrol exerts these beneficial health effects.Resveratrol stimulates ... Read more...

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Neurological protein may hold the key to novel depression treatments


November 30th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Scientists have developed a protein peptide that may be a novel type of highly targeted treatment for depression with a low side-effect profile.Neuroscientists at the Centre for ... Read more...

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70pc Chinese men ‘dissatisfied with their sex lives’


October 28th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that a mere 0.5 percent Chinese men are satisfied with their sex lives.Almost 70 percent of the interviewees said they had sex ... Read more...

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Genes linked to throat cancer identified


May 31st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Scientists have found genes associated with throat cancer.Genome Institute of Singapore and Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Centre identified the three new susceptibility genes.The study, led by the ... Read more...

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Scientists use zebrafish to study Parkinson’s disease


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington April 23 (ANI): Scientists have recently developed a zebrafish model for Parkinson's disease that can be used for understanding the mechanism underlying its development.The knowledge gained will be helpful for ... Read more...

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Magnesium ‘can help boost memory’


February 23rd, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): An increase in brain magnesium improves learning and memory in young and old rats, a new study has found.Published in the journal Neuron, the study suggests that increasing ... Read more...

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Tai chi may help diabetics


February 12th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 12 (ANI): Tai chi, an ancient form of Chinese exercise, may benefit those with type 2 diabetes, says a university researcher.In the preliminary studies, designed by University of Queensland researcher ... Read more...

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Magnesium ‘can help boost brainpower’


January 28th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): An increase in brain magnesium improves learning and memory in young and old rats, a new study has found.Published by Cell Press in the January 28th issue of ... Read more...

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Weight training boosts cognitive function in senior women


January 26th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new Canadian research has found that weight training improves cognitive function in seniors.The study by the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health and ... Read more...

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First ‘genetic map’ of Han Chinese may aid search for disease susceptibility genes


November 26th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Scientists at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have published the first genetic historical map of the Han Chinese, the largest ethnic population in the world, as they ... Read more...

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Chinese man dubbed ‘human coral reef’ comes out of his shell!


September 22nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 22 (ANI): A man labelled as the human coral reef following the growth of huge shell-like formations all over his body has been treated successfully by doctors.Lin Tianzhuan, 38, could ... Read more...

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92yr-old woman pregnant for 60 years since 1948 stuns docs


January 17th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 17 (ANI): Doctors treating an elderly Chinese woman for stomach ache were stunned when they found that she had been carrying an unborn child for 60 years. Ninety-two-year-old Huang ... Read more...

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Parental insomnia linked to sleep problems, suicidal thoughts in adolescent kids


June 13th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study has found that adolescent kids of parents who suffer from chronic insomnia are not just at a greater risk of insomnia themselves, but are ... Read more...

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Reduced REM sleep linked to overweight in children and adolescents


June 13th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study has found that reduced REM sleep is associated with overweight in children and adolescents.Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is marked by extensive physiological changes, ... Read more...

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Turmeric may dramatically reduce chances of developing heart failure


February 22nd, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): One of the major spice in Indian food the yellow colored turmeric - may dramatically reduce the chances of developing heart failure, say researchers at the Peter Munk ... Read more...

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Enzyme that causes premature menopause identified


February 1st, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified an enzyme that controls the ovulation process in women, and is responsible for premature menopause. The international team suggests that their findings could lead to new ... Read more...

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