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US specialist eyes using old drugs to treat more infections


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The prohibitive cost of placing a single new drug on the shelves, amounting to $1 billion, is prompting scientists to look at existing drugs to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Gluttony gene’ forces you to gobble non-stop


March 19th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on a 'gluttony gene' that converts you into an eating machine even if you are full.Mice tests have demonstrated that a mutation on ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dolphins have amazing self-healing abilities


July 21st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) A dolphin's ability to heal quickly from a shark bite, its resistance to infection and near-restoration of normal body contour has caught the attention of scientists.Michael ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How cigarette smoke affects smokers


April 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated how cigarette smoke produces different 'metabolites' or active biological compounds, in individual smokers, compared to non-smokers.Smoke from cigarettes can affect nearly every organ in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel gene therapy shows promise against Alzheimer’s


March 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have reported that gene therapy that boosts the ability of brain cells to gobble up toxic proteins prevents development of Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find way to cure diabetes?


December 13th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A cure for diabetes may have been found -- at least in men. Researchers have used slivers of testicular tissue to make millions of healthy replacements for ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Men with type-1 diabetes could ‘grow their own transplant’


December 13th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that men with type 1 diabetes may now be able to grow their own insulin-producing cells from their testicular tissue.The study at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain scan ‘predicts if kids with anxiety disorder will respond to talk therapy’


November 15th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the Georgetown University Medical Center have pointed out that a brain scan with functional MRI (fMRI) was enough to predict which patients with paediatric anxiety disorder ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why kids and teens turn egocentric rather than introspective


November 15th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): GUMC researchers have indicated that aging changes how people view themselves and others through 'mind wandering'.Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have shown why children and young adolescents ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bat brain offers clues into human hearing


November 15th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) How can a mother, in the middle of a noisy party, suddenly hear a child's cry, even when it's not her own baby? A scientist is studying bat ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How mums can hear a baby cry even in a noisy party


November 15th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Ever wondered how a mother hears the sound of a baby crying at the other end of the room in a noisy party, even if it's not hers? ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study clears misconception linked to joint pain from breast cancer drugs


November 8th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women can continue popping aromatase inhibitors (AI), popular breast cancer drugs, as these drugs do have any risk of inflammatory arthritis or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-origin scientist discovers cold virus that kills cancer


October 21st, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A study lead by a scientist of Indian origin discovered that a common virus, which can cause coughing and mild diarrhoea, has an ability to kill cancer.The scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ghostwriters overstate drug benefits, downplay flip side


September 13th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Ghostwritten articles overstate benefits of hormone replacement therapy and downplay its flip side. The first analysis of the 1,500 documents, unsealed in recent litigation against pharma giant Wyeth (now ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drinking tea ‘increases arthritis risk’


June 18th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Bad news for tea-lovers. Your favourite drink increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, says a new study.The finding is based on the study of more than 76,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mice study shows slight changes in 2 genes launches breast cancer development


May 13th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Scientists have made a new breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer.Researchers at Georgetown Lombard Comprehensive Cancer Center have been able to show, in mice, how just a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Flower power may cut resistance to breast cancer drug tamoxifen


February 17th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center claim tamoxifen, the world's most prescribed breast cancer agent, along with a compound found in the flowering plant feverfew may prevent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Radiation therapy ‘treats pain in patients with advanced cancer’


November 4th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists from University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) have pioneered a radiation therapy procedure that could help reduce pain in patients with cancer that has spread to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain structures behind emotional balance in threatening situations identified


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A primitive region of the brain, which is behind sensorimotor control, also plays an important role in regulating emotional responses to threatening situations, say researchers at Georgetown University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Epilepsy drug could raise schizophrenia risk


October 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found that antiepilectic drug treatments administered when the brain is developing could trigger schizophrenia-like behaviour.A history of seizures during infancy leaves ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Epilepsy drugs could cause psychiatric disorders in later life


October 21st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): American researchers say that commonly used drugs like those prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy, mood disorders and pain administered to young animals can lead to behavioural abnormalities ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New finding may provide novel therapeutic targets for depression


October 19th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have clarified how neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, are regulated - a finding that may provide new therapeutic targets for depression.Drugs currently ... Read more...

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Halting chronic drinking brings on epileptic seizures


October 19th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Epileptic seizures are the most dramatic aspect of the "alcohol withdrawal syndrome" that occurs when a person abruptly halts a chronic drinking habit. Researchers have shown that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Trials to test efficacy of gene therapy for Alzheimer’s underway


September 23rd, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists from Georgetown University Medical Center are conducting a trial to check the efficacy of gene therapy as a potential treatment for patients with dementia due to Alzheimer's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drugs for Alzheimer’s may also treat traumatic brain injury


July 13th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on how two brain disorders are linked -- both Alzhemier's and traumatic brain injury trigger destruction of cellular pathways. This finding could pave the way ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New method to block protein fusion behind rare cancer unveiled


July 6th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have discovered a new method to block the activity of the fusion protein behind Ewing's sarcoma-a rare cancer found in children ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein involved in leukemia plays mixed role in breast cancer development


June 14th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A protein involved in the growth of some forms of leukemia has now been found to play a mixed role in breast cancer development, say researchers.Experts from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Endoscopic surgery can effectively relieve sinusitis symptoms


May 1st, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study claims that endoscopic sinus surgery can significantly relieve symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis - inflammation of the sinus cavities.The research team, led by a Georgetown physician, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the brain handles words


April 30th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): How the brain gives meaning to letters on a page has been a mystery for scientists. Now, a new study has tried to solve the puzzle.Neuroscientists at Georgetown ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cholesterol ‘increases breast cancer drug’s resistance’


April 21st, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has found that breast cancer cells that don't respond to tamoxifen may be producing high amounts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Adult human testes cells can become embryonic stem-like


March 24th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have shown that adult human testes cells can be turned into embryonic stem-like cells. The researchers used a simple method to extract ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monoclonal antibodies can be used as potent immune weapons against cancer


March 22nd, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, March 22 (ANI): A researcher at Georgetown University Medical Center''s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center says that monoclonal antibodies can be used as potent immune weapons against cancer. Louis Weiner, director of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Alzheimers drugs may lower damage caused by traumatic brain injury


March 16th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): A new class of Alzheimers drugs have been found to reduce long-term damage caused by traumatic brain injury, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Centre.The drugs called ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What brain activity looks like when one anticipates any action


February 27th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, February 27 (ANI): Scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center claim to have achieved a significant breakthrough in showing what brain activity looks like when someone anticipates any action. Writing about ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New approach to “re-sensitize” treatment resistant tumours


September 6th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Centre have suggested a new approach that can "re-sensitize" tumours, which have become resistant to treatment, thus allowing anti-hormonal drugs to do ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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