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Gene study uncovers clues to memory and learning


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have explored the function of a single gene that governs how neurons form new connections.The study has not only uncovered clues to memory and learning, but has ... Read more...

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Why PSA levels reflect prostate cancer progression


January 14th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers studying prostate cancer cells for decades have now found why PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels reflect cancer progression."This is the first demonstration of a mechanism that explains why ... Read more...

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Exercise can help recover following brain radiation treatment


October 19th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Exercise can help improve both memory and mood after whole-brain radiation treatment, that's the conclusion of a new study in rodents.The study has been presented by Duke University ... Read more...

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Scientists create 3-D airway spheres to study lung diseases


July 29th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): In what may help improve the scientific understanding of lung diseases, Duke University Medical Center scientists have found that a single lung cell can become one of two ... Read more...

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Yeast can undergo sexual reproduction despite missing sex genes


May 25th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center have found that an emerging form of the pathogenic yeast Candida can complete a full sexual cycle in a test tube, ... Read more...

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Differing taste pathways for nicotine uncovered in mice


January 23rd, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): Duke University Medical System researchers have reached a step closer to developing potential new smoking-cessation products by discovering that there are differing taste pathways for nicotine. "We ... Read more...

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Genetic variation that influences social behaviour in monkeys identified


January 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Scientists have found that a genetic variation involving the brain chemical serotonin influences the social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys. The finding attains significance as it may provide ... Read more...

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Tiny fungi sexually reproduce while infecting humans


October 31st, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Scientists have found that tiny fungus, called microsporidia, that causes chronic diarrhea in AIDS patients, organ transplant recipients and travellers, is a member of the family of ... Read more...

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Genetic link between immune, nervous systems may pave way for human therapies


September 20th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): In a study on roundworm, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have identified a link between the nervous system and the immune system. The findings of the study ... Read more...

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Missing gene renders fruit flies clueless about sex


July 26th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A missing gene for a particular odour receptor leaves male fruit flies clueless about sex, according to a Duke University Medical Centre study. Unable to read chemical cues, ... Read more...

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1 missing gene makes fruit flies” love lives go upside down


July 24th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): When it comes to matters of love, the entire courtship repertoire of male fruit fly goes awry because of one missing gene, scientists at Duke University Medical ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on cancer cells affinity with sugar


April 16th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Experts at the Duke School of Medicine say that they are apparently close to discerning the secret behind the affinity between cancer cells and sugar.They say ... Read more...

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