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Cooked - not raw - food provides more energy


November 8th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, cooked food provides more energy than its raw version, which is particularly true of meat.The finding suggests humans are biologically adapted to ... Read more...

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Walnuts reduce breast cancer risk


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) A modest amount of walnuts in diet knocked off much of the breast cancer risk among mice.Elaine Hardman from Marshall University's School of Medicine, compared the ... Read more...

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Spinal ‘Botox’ jab could relieve pain


December 26th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A new study has found that Botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A)-better known as Botox-reduces responses to an inflammation-related pain stimulus when injected into the spinal canal in mice."BoNT/A, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cell that could be ‘mother’ of all prostate tumours identified


July 30th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): New studies have revealed that a type of prostate cell that has been largely ignored by cancer researchers can, in fact, trigger malignant prostate cancer.Howard Hughes Medical Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins come closer to understanding how cystic fibrosis causes lung disease


April 29th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new American research has made an advance in scientists' understanding of how cystic fibrosis (CF) causes lung disease in people with the condition.The study by a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MRI methods can show bone marrow stem cells’ viability as brain-repairing therapy


August 20th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Researchers at Tel Aviv University have offered new hope for people with incurable neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's by showing that the viability of stem cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mice study may better understanding of hereditary diseases that lead to blindness


July 9th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): University of Granada researchers in Spain are using a novel technique, consisting of the induction of neuronal degeneration, for intense light exposure in the mouse's retina, an experimental ... Read more...

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Scientists create artificial sperm cells from human embryonic stem cells


July 8th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Scientists have achieved a major breakthrough in making sperm-like cells from human embryonic stem cells.Karim Nayernia, of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK, has ... Read more...

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Scientists identify promising compound to treat epilepsy


May 5th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new anticonvulsant compound, called paxilline, which may cease the progression of epilepsy, a neurological disorder marked by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that ... Read more...

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Researchers develop living model of brain’s basic units


March 23rd, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Researchers are developing a novel way to model the working of the human brain by creating its living representation. Tiny 3-D cell clusters, which are essentially very small models ... Read more...

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Stem cells can help realise personalized cancer treatment


January 15th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): Israeli researchers have reached a step closer to realising the dream of developing personalized cancer therapies by using cancer cells from an ovarian cancer patient, human embryonic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Floss your teeth to keep gum disease at bay


August 7th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Dentists often tell patients to floss their teeth to protect them from decay and periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. A recent study showed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New method might make plants super water seekers


July 31st, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel have devised a new solution to the inefficiency of current irrigation methods, by genetically modifying plants root systems to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Plant roots being modified to be better at finding water


July 31st, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Most of the water brought by irrigation to grow crops evaporates even before reaching plant roots, a huge waste of resources that contributes to the global food crisis. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Animals can adapt to small temperature differences


July 30th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Animals can sense large changes in temperatures and either move away or die. Now researchers have found they can perceive small variations in temperature as well, and adjust ... Read more...

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India developing $10 laptop


July 29th, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) After displaying its prowess in developing the world's cheapest car, India is on track to rolling out the world's cheapest laptop computer that could cost as low ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists discover new approach to treat aortic valve stenosis


April 19th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists at Universite de Montreal and the Montreal Heart Institute Research Centre have claimed that the findings from their new study, which focussed on the most common ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Davydenko destroys Nadal to win Miami Masters


April 7th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
DPA Miami, April 7 (DPA) Russian Nikolay Davydenko won the 12th title of his career in commanding style with a dominating 6-4, 6-2 victory over world No.2 Rafael Nadal of Spain at the ... Read more...

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Physicists develop worlds most accurate atomic clock


February 15th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Physicists have developed a new atomic clock that surpasses previous records for accuracy of current U.S. time standard, making it the worlds most accurate atomic clock.Developed by physicists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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