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Stress, depression can shrink brain


August 13th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Don't take stress or depression lightly, they can actually shrink the brain and contribute to both emotional and mental degradation, according to a US study.Now researchers ... Read more...

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New find: brain tumours in fruit fly mimic genetic program of germline cells


December 25th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that some brain tumours in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster mimic the genetic program of germline cells to grow.And removing some of these genes leads ... Read more...

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Stress can ‘control the activity of our genes’


September 25th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Stress that affects your entire body and mind can also arise at the cellular level after exposure to pollution, tobacco smoke, bacterial toxins, possibly causing cellular diseases.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Novel delivery device for gene therapy developed


July 7th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers have created a nanoparticle that appears to effectively deliver genetic material into cells with minimal toxic effects.In lab experiments, the researchers have found that this device, ... Read more...

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New study provides vital clues to cause of mental retardation


January 17th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): A new study conducted on mice has shed light on the cause of mental retardation.Rockefeller University researchers suggest that developing neurons don't just need the right genes to ... Read more...

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‘Holy Grail’ of regenerative medicine found?


November 4th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study of zebrafish has put scientists in the U.S. a step closer to unravelling the mechanism behind body part regeneration, a power possessed by some animals ... Read more...

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Malaria study may pave way for faster treatments


November 29th, 2007 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): Researchers from MIT and Harvard University have found new parasitic states of malaria parasites, which might help open the door to the development of new malaria treatments that ... Read more...

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