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Gut bacteria can control functions of organs: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new research has found that bacteria in the human gut may not just be helping digest food but also could be exerting some level of control over ... Read more...

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Pill to repair damaged hearts ‘just 5 years away’


February 1st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A major research programme involving experts in Scotland has suggested that a pill to repair damaged hearts could be a reality in as little as five years.Researchers are ... Read more...

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Scientists create the world’s tiniest battery


December 10th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Scientists led by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Jianyu Huang have created the world's tiniest battery.Its anode a single nanowire one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair, the ... Read more...

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Manipulating muscle stem cells could treat muscular dystrophy


October 10th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A team of scientists recently uncovered the molecular messengers that translate inflammatory signals into the genetic changes that tell muscle stem cells to differentiate.At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute ... Read more...

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Metabolic fingerprints offer fresh clues toward personalized treatment


April 10th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Scientists have found further evidence to reaffirm that the way our bodies digest and process nutrients in the food we eat is different for every person.Nutrition scientists ... Read more...

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How practice improves zebra finch’s singing performance


July 7th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A study on zebra finches conducted by neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has shed some light on how practice improves performance.The researchers say that studying ... Read more...

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Identification of protein that amplifies cell death may revolutionise cancer treatment


January 15th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found out a protein that helps cells commit suicide, offering a potentially new way to cure ... Read more...

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Anti-ageing creams dont work


December 1st, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at University College London, has revealed that diets and creams claiming their antioxidant properties could slow ageing, have little or no ... Read more...

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Researchers isolate microorganisms that convert hydrocarbons to natural gas


August 20th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Oklahoma in the US have been able to isolate a community of microorganisms that are capable of converting hydrocarbons into natural gas. ... Read more...

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Why daughters are rarely like their mothers


August 19th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): The relationship between a mother and her daughter relationship can be difficult to understand, even though they have the same genetic material. Now, a new Northwestern University ... Read more...

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Proteins that help develop mammalian hearts identified


May 17th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 17 (ANI): Two proteins, called GATA4 and GATA6, in mammalian embryos play a key role in the development of a healthy heart, according to researchers at the Medical ... Read more...

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Hair loss culprit found - it’s a gene


February 25th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by admin
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Here is good news for those thinning at the top - a gene that prevents regeneration of hair has been identified. People losing their hair can now hope ... Read more...

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Why it is hard to spot familiar faces in a crowd


January 19th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Ever wondered why we find it difficult to pick out a familiar face in a crowd? Well, according to a new study, searching for a face in a ... Read more...

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Enzyme that makes humans unique discovered


November 14th, 2007 - 2:26 am ICT by admin
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