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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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Genetic sequencing alone ‘is not enough’ to understand human disease


January 24th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Genetic sequencing alone doesn't offer a true picture of human disease, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center.They have shown that functional tests are absolutely necessary to ... 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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Most doctors counsel weight loss in vain


October 5th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Most doctors are spending a good deal of time counselling their patients about diet and weight loss, but in vain or so it seems.Duke University Medical Center researchers ... 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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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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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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Nicotine rises “gradually” in the brain


March 9th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new study by Duke University Medical Center researchers has shown that nicotine takes much longer than previously thought to reach peak levels in the brains of cigarette ... 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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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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Low-carb diet ‘helps lowers BP’


January 26th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A low-carbohydrate diet can prove effective in lowering blood pressure, a new study has found.In the study, researchers found that two popular weight loss methods proved equally effective ... Read more...

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Protein that could treat aggressive brain tumour identified


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A protein, called TRPC6, could hold the key to treating one of the most common and aggressive brain tumours in adults, according to biomedical researchers at the ... Read more...

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Biological catch-22 prevents generation of HIV blocking antibodies


December 16th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): In the run to make an AIDS vaccine, scientists are caught in a biological catch-22 position that has prevented the induction of antibodies, which block the HIV virus.The ... Read more...

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Target therapy ‘boosts longevity in HER2-positive breast cancer patients’


December 12th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 12 (ANI): Targeted therapy is more effective in cases of HER2-positive breast cancer, according to experts.Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, insisted Lapatinib plus ... Read more...

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Now, device that finds early signs of eye disease in preemies


September 22nd, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have developed a device that finds early signs of eye disease in premature babies.The technology uses spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD ... Read more...

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How monkeys decide to explore new options


September 5th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have used brain scans in monkeys to predict when monkeys decide if they want to switch from exploiting a known resource to ... Read more...

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Kennedy led high quality of life up to his death, say doctors


August 27th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug. 27 (ANI): Senator Edward M. Kennedy maintained a very good quality of life after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.He continued speaking in front of Congress and making public ... Read more...

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Collagen deficiency may lead to osteoarthritis


August 27th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): In a rodent study, researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that mice, in which the Type IX collagen (Col9a1) gene was inactivated, prematurely developed osteoarthritis (OA) and ... Read more...

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Findings on how bladder cells detect bacteria may help prevent urinary tract infections


August 21st, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical Center may be close to devising a new way to stop or prevent the urinary tract infections (UTIs), for they have discovered how ... Read more...

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Darwin wrongly called the appendix a biological ‘remnant’, say researchers


August 21st, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Charles Darwin was wrong when he theorized that the appendix in humans and other primates was the evolutionary remains of a larger structure, called a cecum, which was ... Read more...

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Biomarker that predicts response to hepatitis C treatment identified


August 17th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Duke University Medical Center scientists have discovered the first genetic marker that predicts response to hepatitis C treatments.The researchers say the biomarker predicts who is most likely to ... Read more...

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Carnitine supplements ‘lower diabetes risk’


August 13th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center showed that supplementing obese rats with the nutrient carnitine improved their glucose tolerance, a health outcome that indicates ... Read more...

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