genetic manipulations

Scientists eliminate plaque formation in Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that eliminating an enzyme from mice with Alzheimer's symptoms virtually eliminates a compound behind the development of plaques.The compound is amyloid beta, or ... Read more...

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Turmeric-based drug being tested against Alzheimer’s


February 15th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 15 (IANS) Curcumin, a compound of turmeric commonly used in Indian curries, prolongs life and boosts activity of fruit flies with a nervous disorder similar to Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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Drugs rescue fruit flies from Alzheimer’s


July 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers have successfully prevented age-related cognitive decline in fruit flies with Alzheimer's gene mutation by treating them with drugs such as lithium, or by genetic manipulations that reduced ... Read more...

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Italian farmers unveil anti-aging square ’super tomato’


July 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 6 (ANI): Italian farmers have unveiled a square "super tomato", which, they say, actually slows the aging process.Farmers said the new variety of the salad favourite contained high concentrations of ... Read more...

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Obesity may protect against metabolic syndrome


March 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): While metabolic syndrome is apparently related to obesity, researchers have said that the link is not just negative.Metabolic syndrome is characterised by-insulin resistance, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and ... Read more...

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First transgenic prairie voles created to unravel genetic secrets of pairing


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): By successfully generating the first transgenic prairie voles, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have taken an important step towards unlocking the genetic secrets ... Read more...

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Scientists track how deadly pathogen subverts brain


August 19th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A specific protein found on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows it to subvert the brain, triggering deadly meningitis in infants, scientists have found, possibly opening ... Read more...

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Scientists identify how meningitis bacteria invade the brain


August 19th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered that a specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows the bacteria to leave the bloodstream and enter the ... Read more...

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Molecular origin of blood stem cells unlocked


January 10th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Researchers at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found the molecular origin of blood stem cells, paving way for the development of new blood disorder therapies. Led ... Read more...

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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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