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New approach to minimise skin scarring


July 9th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 9 (IANS) Ugly scars whether from surgery or battle wounds can affect both body and mind. New research offers a strategy to smooth out scarring."Scars can be ... Read more...

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Blood hormone Epo boosts motivation


June 12th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 12 (IANS) Blood hormone Epo has a performance-boosting effect on the brain shortly after being injected as it improves oxygen transport in blood. As Epo also increases ... Read more...

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Gut bugs can foretell severity of heart attacks


January 13th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The bugs present in the gut can be used to predict a person's chances of a heart attack while manipulating them could help cut down such ... Read more...

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Mustard compound key to becoming lean, muscular


October 4th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A promising plant steroid found in mustard could help one become lean and muscular. When given orally to rats, it triggered a response similar to anabolic ... Read more...

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Sex hormone protects men from allergies


July 27th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Men can better fight inflammatory diseases as compared to women, thanks to their sex hormones that are known as testoterones, claims a German research.Inflammation is the ... Read more...

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HIV drugs can also kill malaria parasites: Study


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that drugs used to treat HIV may also one day become lifesaving drugs targeted at parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis and malaria.Colin Berry, a researcher ... Read more...

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Engineered protein prevents AIDS virus from entering cells


April 1st, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a new protein that prevents AIDS virus from entering cells.The protein fragment is based on a naturally occurring protein called RANTES, which is part of ... Read more...

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Male foetuses more vulnerable to alcohol


March 24th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The effect of alcohol on the foetus of two women may not be the same. One woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy may deliver a child ... Read more...

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‘Junk food’ moms have ‘junk food’ babies


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Pregnant and breastfeeding women who love eating oodles of fatty and sugary foods are likely to have children who have the same cravings.The study, which used ... Read more...

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Why some kids are harmed by mum’s drinking, but others aren’t


March 24th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Scientists have found why one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioral or learning problems -- known as fetal alcohol spectrum ... Read more...

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New discovery opens way to fat busting pill


March 8th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) A new discovery in mice could potentially pave the way to a fat busting pill for humans.Harvard scientists found that reducing the function of a protein, ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for anti-obesity pill


March 8th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new research by Harvard University scientists has paved way for a new obesity and diabetes drug.The researchers have found that reducing the function of a transmembrane protein, ... Read more...

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Human stem cells from fat tissue successfully fuse with rat heart cells and beat


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists have successfully fused human stem cells derived from subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue with muscle cells from rat hearts.And, not only did these cells 'talk' to form new ... Read more...

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How hearts adapt and recover from low oxygen


February 1st, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): From the highest mountaintop comes a new study that sheds light on what happens to the hearts of people when exposed to low-levels of oxygen, such as those ... Read more...

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Bacteria in the gut help control obesity and inflammation


January 14th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have discovered that the bacteria living in the intestines may play a far more significant role in weight loss and ... Read more...

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New study brings longer life closer to reality


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A team of scientists from Texas has made important discoveries that bring longer life spans much closer to reality.The research describes how scientists "activated" life extension in the ... Read more...

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Why fatty diets during pregnancy make kids obese


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new research has indicated that what your mother ate when she was pregnant may make you obese or overweight by altering the function of genes (epigenetic changes) ... Read more...

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New study could lead to systems that target multiple disease pathways


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland have created an animal model that breaks through the limitations of current systems that target single disease pathways.The model ... Read more...

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Daffodils may harbour brain cancer cure


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): Scientists have discovered narciclasine, a natural compound found in daffodil bulbs, may be a powerful therapeutic against biologically aggressive forms of human brain cancers."We are planning to move ... Read more...

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Inflammation post injury ‘helps to heal damaged muscle tissue’


October 5th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): New research shows that inflammation actually helps to heal damaged muscle tissue, turning conventional wisdom on its head that inflammation must be largely controlled to encourage healing.These ... Read more...

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Scientists discover protein that reduces blood pressure


October 1st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new research has indicated that our bodies produce a protein that lowers blood pressure.Increasing the level of the P450 protein causes the creation of molecules called EETs, ... Read more...

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Molecular on-off switches for cancer and autoimmunity defined


October 1st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists from the Institute for Advanced Studies in New Jersey are examining how oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes handle cellular stress, and said that each of these opposing ... Read more...

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‘Sprouty’ protein could be a therapeutic target for obesity, osteoporosis


September 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A newly discovered protein termed as 'sprouty' protein could be the answer to obesity and/or osteoporosis, as well as diabetes, osteoarthritis and heart disease.Scientists from Maine report findings ... Read more...

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Scientists discover how corals fight diseases and bleaching


August 19th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Australian researchers have achieved a breakthrough in understanding the immune system of coral reefs.Caroline Palmer, Bette Willis and John Bythell, scientists from the Australian Research Council Centre of ... Read more...

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Nanoparticle ’smart bomb’ formed by bee venom may harbour cancer cure


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A toxic protein in bee venom, when altered, significantly improves the effectiveness liposome-encapsulated drugs or dyes, such as those already used to treat or diagnose cancer, according to ... Read more...

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Honey can work as antibiotic


July 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Bees make a protein called defensin-1 that they add to honey, which could one day be used to treat burns and skin infections and to develop new drugs ... Read more...

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How honey kills bacteria


July 1st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified a secret ingredient in honey that kills bacteria.They have found that bees make a protein that they add to the honey, called defensin-1, which could ... Read more...

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How a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil protects against heart disease


July 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): It is well-known that olive oil and a Mediterranean diet are associated with a lower risk for cardiovascular disease, but a new research offers a surprising reason why: ... Read more...

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Novel pathway shows promise for new blood pressure treatments


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Increasing certain proteins in the blood vessels of mice, relaxed the vessels, which in turn lowered the animal's blood pressure, researchers have found.The study provides new avenues for ... Read more...

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How red wine and green tea can prevent prostate cancer growth


June 10th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Polyphenols, present in red wine and green tea inhibit cancer growth- a discovery that could lead to a major advance in the treatment of prostate cancer.Researchers have explained ... Read more...

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Probiotic in breast milk can ease digestive disorders


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 3 (IANS) A probiotic present in breast milk eases or eliminates painful cramping in the gut, says a new study. Probiotics are live microorganisms, which, when administered in adequate amounts, ... Read more...

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Chain of molecular events that increases skin cancer risk identified


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chain of molecular events that increase one's risk of sun-induced skin cancer.The study, appearing online in The FASEB Journal, may lead to new tests ... Read more...

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Probiotic in breastmilk reduces painful cramping in the gut


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Canadian researchers have discovered that a probiotic found in breast milk reduces or eliminates painful cramping in the gut caused by digestive disorders.This discovery suggests that increasing the ... Read more...

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New tool tracks eye disease before symptoms show up


April 30th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) A new non-invasive tool can detect signs of eye disease at early molecular stages, before symptoms can be seen using traditional methods, say opthalmologists. In fact, this tool ... Read more...

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Milk - top source of vitamin D for Americans


April 28th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Milk is the primary source of vitamin D in the American diet, supplying nearly half of all of the much-needed vitamin, a new research says. Using the latest ... Read more...

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