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Breast milk promotes gut bugs that give baby immunity


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A unique property in breast milk promotes gut bugs that give infants greater immunity from infections than any infant formula, according to a US study."This study ... Read more...

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Breast milk antibodies help neutralize HIV


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Antibodies isolated from infected mothers' breast milk can inhibit the virus that causes AIDS, says a new discovery. HIV-1 can be transmitted from mother to child ... Read more...

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Heart disease may be linked to prostate cancer


February 9th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Coronary artery disease (CAD) and prostate cancer, two seemingly unrelated conditions, may actually share similar causes, according to the findings of a drug trial.CAD kills more ... Read more...

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Vaccines to boost immunity where it counts


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have created synthetic nanoparticles that greatly bolster vaccine responses by targeting lymph nodes, where most immune reaction occurs.Currently, all other adjuvants (compounds added to boost ... Read more...

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Gut bugs could prevent efficacy of cholesterol drugs


October 14th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Statin drugs are quite good at busting cholesterol but they may work for some and not others because of gut bacteria, new research says.A team led ... Read more...

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Depressed? Be kind, compassionate


July 31st, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Rather than taking anti-depressants, people suffering from depression have an inexpensive way out - practising acts of kindness and compassion, new research claims.Acts of ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery is better at controlling glucose levels than dieting


April 28th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A study has found a new clue as to why bariatric surgery is more effective than dietary remedies alone at controlling glucose levels.Researchers at Duke University Medical Center ... Read more...

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Drugs combo ‘yields up to nearly 10 pc weight loss’


April 11th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin scientist at the Duke University Medical Center, has found that an investigational combination of drugs already approved to treat obesity, migraine ... Read more...

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Brain molecules linked to long-term memories discovered


March 21st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Wondering how you remember the colour of your loved one's eyes for years?Scientists believe that long-term potentiation (LTP) - the long-lasting increase of signals across a connection ... Read more...

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Here come clues to long-term memory making


March 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) You may recall the exact shade of your beloved's eyes for years. But how do you do it? Answer to the question may have a bearing ... Read more...

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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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Tiny molecules that protect from dangers of sex identified


November 15th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene-silencing pathway that protects fungal genome from mutations imposed by a partner during mating.Pathogenic fungi have been found to protect themselves against unwanted genetic ... Read more...

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Statins of ‘no use for general pediatric lupus population’


November 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Routinely using statins doesn't provide enough benefit to warrant their regular use in children and adolescents, reports a study.Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes widespread inflammation and ... Read more...

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Depression recurs in about half of treated adolescent patients


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): A report has shown that most depressed teens who receive treatment appear to recover, but the condition recurs in almost half of adolescent patients and even more often ... Read more...

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New genetic links to ovarian cancer risk discovered


September 20th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have apparently discovered new genetic variants in five regions of the genome that affect the risk of ovarian cancer in the general population.The consortium, including scientists from ... Read more...

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Gene discovery could pave way for nearsightedness treatments


September 13th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have uncovered a gene linked with myopia or nearsightedness in Caucasian people from several different regions, including Dutch, British and Australian subjects.The ... Read more...

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Cure for peanut allergy may lie in peanuts


September 7th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): People who have peanut allergies panic at the mere sight of it. But, new research at Duke University Medical Center is showing the culprit may also be the ... Read more...

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Breakthrough test could spell the end of ‘manflu’


September 7th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): Men often pretend to suffer from flu even when it's just a common cold to get more sympathy - but a new breakthrough will help scientists find out ... Read more...

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Now, computer program that can predict bacteria’s moves


July 20th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Scientists are using computers to find how one strain of dangerous bacteria might mutate in the same way a master chess player tries to foresee an opponent's strategies. ... Read more...

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Prostate test ‘can predict death risk’


July 9th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that men who have a baseline PSA value of 10 or higher the first time they are tested are up to ... Read more...

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Personalized approach to smoking cessation may soon be a reality


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Personalised approach to help a person kick the butt is on the anvil, revealed a study from Duke University Medical Center and the National Institute on Drug Abuse ... Read more...

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Statins ‘may prevent re-growth of prostate cancer’


June 28th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Cholesterol-lowering drugs or statins might help in preventing the return of prostate cancer in men who undertake surgery for the disease, new study has revealed.A study suggests that ... Read more...

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Statins usage after prostatectomy lowers cancer recurrence: Study


June 28th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Men who use statins to lower their cholesterol are 30 percent less likely to see their prostate cancer come back after surgery, as compared to men who do ... Read more...

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Age doesn’t dent one’s ability to make sound decisions


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) Just because your mom has turned 85, you shouldn't assume you'll have to take over her financial matters. She may be just as good or better than you ... Read more...

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Mechanism T cells use to block HIV discovered


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered a new role for a host protein that provides further insight into how CD8+ ... Read more...

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New technique to diagnose tuberculosis sooner


May 17th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new technique meant to distinguish between people with active and dormant tuberculosis may help health professionals diagnose the disease sooner, according to a new study.Researchers at Duke ... Read more...

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Expect better vaccines to quit smoking


May 10th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) If researchers could figure out why some smokers are more addicted to nicotine than others, they could work out a way to halt this addiction. Pradeep K. Garg ... Read more...

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Airborne Fungus Cryptococcus Gattii: Fears Exaggerated?


April 24th, 2010 - 1:30 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new strain of a potentially lethal airborne fungus which was recently discovered on Oregon may be spreading to California and other western states, according to experts. Several ... Read more...

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Chickens Possess issues vis-a-vis their sexual identity


March 15th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 15 (Pen Men at Work): Certain chickens have dilemmas that pertain to their sexual personality, swinging back and forth around with half-male and half-female plumage.Now, investigators have worked out the ... Read more...

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Body’s response to taste or smell of meal ‘a diabetes risk factor’


March 12th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Our body's response to foods' smell, taste could be a risk factor for diabetes, say researchers.Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have identified the specific mechanism in human ... Read more...

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Novel smoking cessation therapy proves effective


February 28th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Duke University Medical Center researchers have come up with a novel technology that may give smokers a new way to kick the habit.When compared to the nicotine vapor ... Read more...

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Bits of molecular “trash” in blood may be good indicators of heart disease


February 20th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Duke University Medical Center believe tiny molecules in blood may tell a big story about cardiovascular disease risk.The study analyzed metabolites, the molecular debris left ... Read more...

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Molecular debris can predict cardiovascular risks


February 20th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Molecular "trash" circulating in the blood seem to predict cardiovascular disease and untimely death, say researchers. The discovery comes from the largest study of its kind for cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Scientists image brain at point when vocal learning starts


February 18th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 18 (ANI): Scientists have been able to provide fundamental insight into how the brain changes during critical periods for behavioural learning using high-resolution imaging.Experts at Duke University Medical Center observed ... Read more...

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Diet combined with exercise more effective in lowering BP


February 4th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Combining blood pressure (BP) lowering diet with exercise and weight loss counselling seems to reverse high BP along with other benefits. James A. Blumenthal of Duke University Medical ... Read more...

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