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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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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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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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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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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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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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New compounds may help develop drugs for degenerative nerve diseases


January 20th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists at Duke University Medical Centre have discovered certain compounds that could lead to promising new drugs for degenerative nerve diseases, such as Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease and ... Read more...

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Odours play a vital role in mate selection


December 9th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Odours play an important role in mate selection, says a study. Humans have the same receptors for detecting odours bearing on sex as do other apes and primates. But ... Read more...

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Imagination can help kids ease stomach ache


October 12th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) Kids with stomach aches, who used audio recordings of guided imagery at home along with regular treatment, were three times more likely to ease their problem, compared to ... Read more...

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Regular exercise cuts prostate cancer risk


September 29th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 29 (AN): A new study has revealed that regular exercise can help keep prostate cancer at bay.According to researchers at Duke University Medical Centre, those who were moderately active ... Read more...

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New light-emitting biomaterial may revolutionise tumour imaging


August 11th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists from University of Virginia have developed new light-emitting biomaterial that could improve tumour imaging.The new material is an oxygen nanosensor that couples a light-emitting dye with a ... Read more...

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Indian American says turmeric curry keeps dementia at bay


June 6th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Turmeric curry once or twice a week could keep Alzheimer's disease and dementia at bay, thanks to a magic ingredient curcumin found in the spice, according to an ... Read more...

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Mind-body programme helps women cope better with cancer


May 16th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 16 (IANS) Pathfinders, a mind-body-spirit programme, helps women cope with terminal cancer and improves their quality of life, according to a new study. "The program helped improve distress and despair ... Read more...

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Disrupted gene causes severe mental retardation


May 11th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) A disrupted gene triggers severe mental retardation known as the Angelman Syndrome, according to a new study. The syndrome is one of a small family of single gene, autism-related, ... Read more...

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Obesity, arthritis worsen women’s lives far more than men


May 4th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Obesity and arthritis worsen women's lives two-and-a-half times more than men, especially during their declining years, according to new research. In a study by Duke University Medical Centre ... Read more...

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Scientists identify protein that helps dengue virus grow


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) By silencing genes one by one, scientists have identified dozens of proteins that help the dengue fever virus to grow and spread among mosquitoes and humans. The ... Read more...

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Vitamin B3 emerges as best way to manage cholesterol


April 10th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Scientists are likely to revive niacin as one of the best and cheapest ways to manage cholesterol, minus its side-effects, thanks to deft detective work by researchers. Niacin, ... Read more...

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Missing enzyme protects mice from effects of heart attacks


April 6th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Mice born without a certain enzyme can resist the effects of a heart attack, still retaining near normal cardiac function, according to a study. The scientists found ... Read more...

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Drug-eluting stents safer than metallic ones in preventing cardiac deaths


March 29th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Drug-eluting stents (DES) were found to be safer and superior than bare metal stents in preventing death and heart attacks among 262,700 patients enrolled in a nationwide registry ... Read more...

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Spinal cord stimulator shows promise to treat Parkinsons disease


March 20th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): A novel device implanted inside the spinal cord might offer an effective treatment against Parkinsons disease, according to a study.Researchers at Duke University Medical Centre have developed ... Read more...

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Peanuts cure kids of allergies


March 16th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists from Duke University Medical Centre and Arkansas Children''s Hospital have successfully cured peanut allergy by building up children''s tolerance to the oval-shaped ... Read more...

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Vital clues to healing arthritis caused by traumatic injury found


February 23rd, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Researchers from Duke University Medical Centre have found certain vital clues to healing arthritis caused by traumatic injury. They have identified a strain in laboratory mice that has ... Read more...

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New clues to healing arthritis caused by traumatic injury


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) A strain of lab mice with 'superhealing' powers not only resists inflammation after a knee injury, but also avoids developing arthritis at the spot in the long term, ... Read more...

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Vitamin supplements can prevent hearing loss


February 18th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Scientists have edged closer to developing a pill to stave off noise-induced or age-related hearing loss in humans, after vitamin supplements given to lab animals protected hearing. These supplements ... Read more...

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Lungs response to ozone causes wheezing, airway irritation


February 4th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers have identified factors that cause airway irritation and wheezing after exposure to a common urban air pollutant like ozone. "We found that it is not the ozone ... Read more...

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Serotonin genetic variation makes macaque monkeys, humans play safe


January 17th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A genetic variation in serotonin, a brain chemical, influences social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys, making them avoid risks or just play safe, a new study says. Humans ... Read more...

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Why smokers struggle to quit and fail?


January 6th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Just seeing someone smoke aborts the smoker's resolve to kick the habit, according to new research. Brain scans taken during normal smoking activity and 24 hours after quitting ... Read more...

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