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Blood pressure drug a boon for stroke patients


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) A commonly prescribed blood pressure lowering medication appears to kickstart recovery after a stroke by boosting blood vessel growth. The discovery, based on a study using ... Read more...

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New ‘Nanobody’ agents help identify patients who will benefit from breast cancer drugs


April 12th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has suggested that new "Nanobody" agents can help physicians identify patients most likely to benefit from breast cancer drug therapies.If the compound, called "Nanobody", proves effective ... Read more...

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Cancer ‘roadmap’ could help fight resistance to targeted drug therapies


March 26th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists at UCLA have developed a "roadmap" of the complex signalling processes involved in cancer that could lead to new methods for diagnosing and overcoming drug resistance to ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for schizophrenia identified


February 24th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia that may be an important new target for the development of drug therapies.The work was done by ... Read more...

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Pomegranate juice could be key to new cancer therapies


December 13th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): New therapies for preventing cancer may be on their way as scientists have identified components in pomegranate juice that inhibit the movement of cancer cells.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise against Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


December 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a family of small molecules that holds promise in protecting brain cells against nerve-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's.Researchers at the Southern Methodist ... Read more...

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How HIV thwarts the body’s natural defense


November 20th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have apparently found why natural killer cells are powerless against HIV.The study has marked the "beginning of a fascinating story that will ... Read more...

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Misfolded neural proteins linked to autism disorders identified


September 11th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein due to gene mutation may lead to autism spectrum disorders.An international team, led by researchers ... Read more...

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Drug that helps prevent relapse in alcoholics effectively


September 8th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug called Acamprosate that helps prevent relapse in alcoholics.It prevented relapse in one in every nine patients who had stopped drinking and increased ... Read more...

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Sodium MRI offers new insights into detecting osteoarthritis


August 28th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists have offered a non-invasive method to diagnose osteoarthritis in its very early stages.Researchers at New York University have developed an innovative way to look at the development ... Read more...

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Adrenalin may help combat heart attack


June 25th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Everyone experiences strong heartbeats that accompany emotions like fear and rage. But can the body's natural response to these emotions be used to combat heart failure? It may ... Read more...

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Treatments needed to tackle obesity crisis: Experts


November 30th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 30 (ANI): Experts have urged to step up the efforts for developing drug treatments to tackle the obesity crisis.According to Joseph Proietto, a professor of medicine at the University of ... Read more...

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Immune system-suppressing drugs ‘raise bladder cancer risk’


October 27th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): In a recent study of possible triggers of cancer, scientists identified an increased risk to the bladders of patients taking drugs that suppress the immune system.The findings came ... Read more...

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How to split up a dangerous pair of cancer proteins


August 21st, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Chemotherapy that is more effective and has fewer side effects may be around the corner, for researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga have devised a way to ... Read more...

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Motor nerve model could help cure multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): In what may lead to cures for diabetic neuropathy and help further understanding of multiple sclerosis and related conditions, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have ... Read more...

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Locusts’ brains may provide clues to curing migraines, stroke


July 4th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Queen's University biologists have revealed that insight into the locust's brain may offer a novel way to manipulate human brain to stave off diseases like migraines, stroke, and ... Read more...

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TB enzyme’s discovery brings new drug therapies closer to reality


March 28th, 2009 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): University of Maryland scientists have reached a step closer to developing new drug therapies to combat active and asymptomatic (latent) tuberculosis infections by characterizing the unique structure and ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover biochemical pathway to block worst fears


March 25th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Are distressing memories of the past haunting you? Well, then researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found a biochemical pathway that can block your ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for controlling high blood sugar identified


March 19th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists from University of Michigan School of Kinesiology have identified a potential therapeutic target for controlling high blood sugar levels.The researchers have come across certain proteins that ... Read more...

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Ecstasy could help sufferers of post-traumatic stress


March 9th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has found that ecstasy may help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder learn to deal with their memories more effectively by encouraging a feeling of ... Read more...

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Novel tumour suppressor for lung cancer identified


January 6th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have identified a new tumour suppressor that may help in the development of more targeted drug therapies to fight lung ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist sheds light on causes of HIV dementia


December 4th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A study led by an Indian-origin researcher has explained how an Indian variant of HIV and its counterpart in the U.S. and Western Europe differ in their ... Read more...

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Steps to block key enzyme action in heart failure mapped


November 12th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists at Johns Hopkins have mapped out a key chemical step involved in blocking enzyme action in heart failure.The team showed how the ... Read more...

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Investigational drug raises hope for ovarian cancer patients


September 16th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Women with recurrent ovarian cancer can be helped by giving an investigational drug in combination with chemotherapy, according to new results presented at the 33rd Congress of ... Read more...

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New drug raises hope for cystic fibrosis patients


September 10th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): A new drug candidate has been found to hold promise for cystic fibrosis patients.Dr David Sheppard from the University of Bristol said that the early results with ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s cure may lie in the nose (Re-issue)


June 8th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 8 (ANI): A new study from Griffith University suggests that Parkinsons patients nose may harbour a cure for the disease.During the study, the researchers harvested adult stem cells from ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s cure may lie in the nose


June 6th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 6 (ANI): A new study from Griffith University suggests that Parkinsons patients nose may harbour a cure for the disease.During the study, the researchers harvested adult stem cells from ... Read more...

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Soon, a gene test to help patients in fighting bowel cancer


June 3rd, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne , June 3 (ANI): Australian oncologists have made a major breakthrough that would enable a gene test to predict how bowel cancer patients would react to the current drug therapies.The ... Read more...

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Protein could harbour new therapies for elevated triglycerides


May 24th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 24 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a potential target for the development of new therapies to treat hypertriglyceridemia, a lipid disorder commonly seen in obese and diabetic people.Diabetes researchers ... Read more...

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Non-invasive imaging method for diagnosing osteoarthritis developed


February 12th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A team of researchers at New York University and Tel Aviv University has created a non-invasive imaging method that can be used to diagnose and monitor a number ... Read more...

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Gut bugs may harbour human disease cure


February 2nd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): According to a new study, new ways of tackling certain diseases can be provided by creating drugs which change the bugs in people's guts.Trillions of bugs known as ... Read more...

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Seven new cholesterol genes identified


January 14th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 14 (ANI): An international study led by researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health has found seven new genes that influence blood cholesterol levels, a major factor ... Read more...

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