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Researchers explain why normal cells turn cancerous


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) What prompts normal cells to turn cancerous? Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Centre in the US, have identified factors in the very first step ... Read more...

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First step of a cancer cell’s beginning identified


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified factors in the very first step of the process that prompts normal cells to transform themselves into cancerous cells.The DNA molecule - the elegant, twin-stranded ... Read more...

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‘Trained’ bacteria that turn veggies, fruits into bioplastics!


November 20th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers have been able to 'train' bacteria to convert all the main sugars in vegetable, fruit and garden waste efficiently into 'green' products like bioplastics.By adapting the eating ... Read more...

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How eating less can make you live longer


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has discovered a molecular pathway that is a key determinant of the aging process and could explain why eating less could extend lifespan."We're getting closer ... Read more...

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Nature-nurture secrets revealed by bees


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): The long-standing debate of nature-nurture is one step closer to being resolved - all thanks to bees.Scientists at The Australian National University's College of Medicine studied bees and ... Read more...

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How protein ‘assassin’ kills rogue cells in our bodies


November 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study has discovered how a protein 'assassin' called perforin punches holes in, and kills, rogue cells in our bodies."Perforin is our body's weapon of cleansing and ... Read more...

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Enzyme in saliva influenceshow we sense food texture


October 14th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that individuals' perception of starch texture is shaped by variability in the activity of an oral enzyme known as salivary amylase."Differences in starch ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli could protect against arthritis


September 16th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists are launching a groundbreaking new project to investigate the benefits of broccoli in the fight against osteoarthritis.Initial laboratory research at University of East Anglia (UEA) has ... Read more...

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Now, antibiotics to combat drug-resistant ’superbugs’


September 15th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have developed next-generation of antibiotics, which may fight be able to fight 'superbugs' that are resistant to normal antibiotics.Micha Fridman of Tel Aviv University said that the ... Read more...

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Selenium intake linked to decreased risk of bladder cancer


September 1st, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Increasing selenium intake may decrease the risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study.Selenium is an essential micronutrient that is incorporated into about 25 proteins, called selenoproteins. ... Read more...

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Delaying fat digestion could be key to curbing appetite


August 20th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists at Institute of Food Research have discovered an unexpected synergy that helps break down fat-delaying digestion of fatty acids to curb appetite.The discovery provides a focus to ... Read more...

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‘Natural’ coating for surgical equipment that kills MRSA on contact


August 17th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces, which safely eradicates methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).The coating is ... Read more...

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Aspirin reduces prostate cancer risk by 30 percent


August 13th, 2010 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) A regular dose of aspirin can reduce prostate cancer risk by 30 percent, a study has found. Regular intake of 75mg tablet has been found to have strong effects ... Read more...

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Taking aspirin daily ‘cuts prostate cancer risk by 30pc’


August 12th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): A new research has shown that taking a low dose of aspirin every day can cut the risk of prostate cancer by almost 30 per cent.According to scientists ... Read more...

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Scientists identify enzyme structure that activates disease-fighters


July 29th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A team of scientists, which included two middle school students from Wisconsin, US, is reporting the first glimpse of the innermost structure of a key bacterial enzyme.It ... Read more...

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Discovery offers new approach for diabetes therapy


July 13th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have 'cured' laboratory mice of mild, diet-induced diabetes by stimulating the production of a particular enzyme.According to researchers, the findings could offer a new approach to diabetes ... Read more...

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First preliminary profile of bed bugs’ saliva proteins


June 24th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists are reporting the first preliminary description of the bed bug saliva proteins - a finding that could be used in diagnosing bed bug bites and preventing the ... Read more...

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Sea snail venom offers potent pain relief


June 16th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): Scientists have developed a pill for nerve-related pain using sea snail venom that could be 100 times as potent as leading treatments.Current medications for neurapathic disorders include morphine, ... Read more...

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Genes, pesticide exposure interact to increase Parkinson’s disease risk


June 15th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Researchers have found that genetic mutations and exposure to insecticides in workplaces interact to increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, especially in men."In most cases, the etiology of ... Read more...

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Spitting debris helps brain’s tiny blood vessels survive


June 5th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Capillaries have a unique method of ejecting debris, such as blood clots, cholesterol or calcium plaque, that blocks supply of vital nutrients to brain cells. The facts have ... Read more...

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Insulin pills may replace needles


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Insulin pills that could make blood sugar control easier for millions of diabetics worldwide are finally moving ahead in clinical trials and a step closer to the medicine ... Read more...

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Insulin pills for diabetics may make painful jabs history


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Good news for diabetics on insulin: After years of research, insulin pills that could make it easier for patients to manage diabetes are finally moving ahead in clinical ... Read more...

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New human fuel cell powered by air, sugar


May 26th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): You can soon power your body, your mind, and your implants by the air you breathe and the food you eat-researchers have successfully implanted the first sugar-and-oxygen-powered biofuel ... Read more...

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How to boost cancer-preventive phytochemicals in broccoli, tomatoes


May 15th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Agronomic practices can substantially increase the cancer-preventive phytochemicals in broccoli and tomatoes, as per a new study. A University of Illinois study has suggested that improvements in agronomic methods ... Read more...

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All mammalian genes can be set on pause


April 30th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): All mammalian genes apparently have a layer of control that acts just like the pause button on your DVR, according to new evidence in embryonic stem cells.The researchers ... Read more...

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Struggling to quit smoking? blame your genes!


April 27th, 2010 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Smokers who find it hard to cut down or quit may be at the mercy of their genes, say scientists. Scientists identified three genetic mutations that increase the number ... Read more...

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Protein’s genetic defect linked to cardiac arrest


April 20th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) A genetic defect in the protein glycogenin may lead to cardiac arrest, research says, hinting that it can be considered as a diagnosis for heart problems. A young man's ... Read more...

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Possible new cause of cardiac arrest discovered


April 20th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): A new disorder associated with heart problems that stems from a genetic defect in the protein glycogenin has been discovered by scientists.In a worst case scenario, disruption of ... Read more...

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Wood-eating gribble holds key for biofuels to power ships of future


March 9th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have demonstrated that the digestive system of the wood-eating gribble contains enzymes which could hold the key to converting wood and straw into ... Read more...

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“Get Off Your Arse”: Stand and work to lose weight


March 7th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, March 7 (ANI): A new Auckland research has found that typing while standing and moving while working could help workers shed extra pounds and reduce diabetes risk.Grant Schofield, professor of Public ... Read more...

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Study shows link between vitamin D, skin cancer


March 5th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Henry Ford and Wayne State University has explained a link between Vitamin D levels and basal cell carcinoma, a discovery which could lead scientists to better ... Read more...

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Secrets to a superb beer


February 4th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A team of scientists is exploring the secrets behind brewing a perfect beer.Malting barleys are the focus of studies at the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) malting barley laboratory ... Read more...

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Delhi research institute develops tomatoes that stay fresh for 30 days longer


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Researchers at National Institute of Plant Genome Research in New Delhi have developed tomatoes genetically modified to stay fresh for 30 days longer.Dr Asis Datta and colleagues found ... Read more...

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Modern humans might have attacked, killed, and driven Neanderthals to extinction


January 8th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found evidence that modern humans might have attacked, killed, and driven Neanderthals to extinction.Neanderthals are an extinct species that shared a common ... Read more...

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Now, Tinkercell computer system to design life components


January 1st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): A team led by an Indian-origin researcher has developed Tinkercell-a computer-aided design technology (CAD) that could allow synthetic biologists to redesign artificial life forms much faster and more ... Read more...

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