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Inflammation drug promising in depression


September 4th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) A drug that eases inflammation may offer new hope for people with difficult-to-treat depression, says a new study."Inflammation is the body's natural response to infection or ... Read more...

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Blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease in offing


August 10th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A blood test is in the offing to detect Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Emory University say."Reliability and failure to replicate initial results have been the biggest challenge ... Read more...

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Memory training can overcome forgetfulness


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) If you can't recall where you have placed your car keys or reading glasses, chances are that memory training could help. Memory training can even re-engage ... Read more...

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Garlic oil component protects heart


November 17th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) A garlic oil component may help protect the heart after it suffers an attack, during cardiac surgery or as a treatment for heart failure. At low ... Read more...

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Exercise protects heart via nitric oxide


May 5th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Exercise both reduces the risk of a heart attack and protects it from injury if a heart attack has occurred, researchers say. For years, doctors have ... Read more...

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Exercise protects heart from injury through nitric oxide


May 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A study has found new evidence that the nitric oxide generated during physical exercise protects the heart from injury.Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified the ... Read more...

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Streptococci, E. coli put newborns at risk for sepsis


April 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that the most frequent pathogens associated with sepsis are group B streptococci (GBS) in full-term infants and Escherichia coli in pre-term infants.The new nationwide, ... Read more...

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New discovery explains link between epilepsy and fragile X syndrome


April 13th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): The discovery of a potential mechanism may now help explain how individuals with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, often develop epilepsy.Scientists at ... Read more...

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Measuring oxidative stress may help predict atrial fibrillation risk


April 5th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Researchers from Emory University School of Medicine have found that measuring oxidative stress could help doctors predict the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart beat ... Read more...

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Vitamin D levels linked with health of blood vessels


April 4th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The lack of Vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked to stiffer arteries and the inability of blood vessels to relax.The results of a ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants linked to risk of heart disease, stroke


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The drugs used in chasing away blues could also make your arteries thicker, restricting blood flow and upping the risk of heart disease and stroke, a ... Read more...

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Antidepressant use linked to thicker arteries


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): In a study of twin veterans, antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke.Depression can heighten the risk ... Read more...

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Vit D insufficiency high in patients with early Parkinson disease


March 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new research has indicated that patients with a recent onset of Parkinson disease have a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, but vitamin D concentrations do not ... Read more...

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Study finds enzyme that is ‘the killer you can’t live without’


March 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an enzyme that has a double role - on one end it can push cells to commit suicide but on the other, it may actually ... Read more...

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Asthmatic kids experience premature loss of lung function later in life


January 19th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have found that severe asthma in early childhood may lead to premature loss of lung function during adolescence and more serious ... Read more...

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Excess sugar may cause heart attacks later


January 11th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Teenagers fond of too much of sugar in their diet are likely to face a higher heart attack risk as adults. A study found that teens who consume ... Read more...

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H1N1 pandemic flu strain ‘key to universal vaccine’


January 11th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have found that the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu strain could be the key to a universal ... Read more...

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High-sugar diets in teens ‘increase heart disease risk later in life’


January 11th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Teenagers who consume high sugar foods in their diets may be at an increased risk of heart disease later in life, says a new study.The study showed that ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drugs don’t harm IQ of breastfed babies: Study


November 25th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Breastfeeding a baby while taking a seizure medication may have no harmful effect on the child's IQ later in life, according to a new research from the Emory ... Read more...

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Poor sleep ups risk of heart disease, stroke: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): People who sleep poorly or don't get enough of it are a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, researchers have found.Emory University School of Medicine researchers surveyed ... Read more...

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Losing a gene makes mice smarter


September 18th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found that deleting a certain gene in mice can make them smarter by unlocking a mysterious region of the brain ... Read more...

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Ashkenazi Jewish population more diverse than people of European descent


August 27th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): After conducting a genomic analysis, researchers have shown that the Ashkenazi Jewish population is genetically more diverse than people of European descent, despite previous assumptions that Ashkenazi Jews ... Read more...

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Soon, prickly patch to replace traditional injections


July 19th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): If you've always hated painful jabs here's some good news for you. A prickly skin patch, which delivers medicine painlessly under the skin, could soon replace injections, according ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels lead to Parkinson’s disease


July 13th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have shown that low vitamin D levels can help predict whether someone will later develop Parkinson's disease, according to an editorial.The study on ... Read more...

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Distress After Sept 11 Possibly Caused Rise in Miscarriages


May 27th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new study which has recently been released, the emotional stress, and overall shock which was felt by pregnant women after the horrific attack on the ... Read more...

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Brain may use clot-busting drug naturally to offer protection against stroke


May 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): The clot-busting stroke drug tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator) can act as a neuroprotectant and may form the keystone of an adaptive response to a reduction in blood flow, ... Read more...

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Intestinal bacteria can make you overweight


March 8th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Excess caloric consumption is not only a result of indisciplined eating but intestinal bacteria contribute to changes in appetite and metabolism, says latest research. It was found in ... Read more...

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‘Mischievous’ gut bugs could be making you fat


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): You can blame bacteria in your stomach for those unwanted pounds. A new study claims that the bugs, which are found in the digestive tract, boost appetite.They also ... Read more...

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Norepinephrine better than dopamine for shock patients


March 4th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Blood pressure of shock patients can be stabilized better with norepinephrine than dopamine, a new study claims.Daniel De Backer, at Erasme University Hospital in Belgium, compared 28-day mortality ... Read more...

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Newly identified compound to pave way for brain-protecting drugs


January 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a compound that mimics one of the brain's own growth factors and can protect brain cells against damage in ... Read more...

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Marker of oxidative stress may help predict heart disease risk


November 17th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a substance in the blood that may be useful in predicting a person's risk for heart disease.The substance is cystine, an oxidized form of ... Read more...

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HIV uses several routes to escape immune system pressure


September 19th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Emory Vaccine Center have shown that HIV relies upon a number of strategies rather than use any preferred escape route to escape immune system pressure. ... Read more...

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Early life nurturing influences social behaviors in adulthood


September 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has shown that early life nurturing impacts later life relationships.The researchers used prairie ... Read more...

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New antiretroviral drug safe and effective for patients beginning HIV treatment


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): Emory University researchers have found that a member of a new class of antiretroviral drugs is safe and effective for patients beginning treatment against HIV.They came to ... Read more...

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Genetic trigger for disease-fighting antibodies identified


July 17th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists from La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have identified a specific gene that signals body to produce antibodies to fight disease-causing viruses and other ... Read more...

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