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Video captures protein traffic inside brain cell


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Using a new imaging technique, scientists have created spectacular video footage on the movement of proteins inside a neuron (brain cell)."Your brain is being disassembled and ... Read more...

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Study associates herpes to Alzheimer’s disease


April 5th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new technique to observe herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) infections growing inside cells has been developed by laboratories at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Brown ... Read more...

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‘Facebook neurons’ could shed light on brain’s centre of higher learning


January 11th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the brain's neocortex contains a complex network of highly active neurons called 'Facebook' neurons.These networks have a small population of highly active members ... Read more...

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‘Glowing’ plant cells that could control cell growth, death


November 1st, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 01 (ANI): Researchers have genetically inserted proteins from plants into mammalian cells, which glow when exposed to blue light - resulting in a novel 'on-off switch' that could be used ... Read more...

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Genetically engineered monkey could lead to Alzheimer’s cure


October 31st, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) Scientists in China have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey, a step that could speed up the development of cures for diseases ranging from cancer to ... Read more...

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China breeds first genetically engineered monkey


October 30th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Chinese scientists said that they have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey, which could lead to development of cures for diseases ranging from cancer to ... Read more...

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Scientists identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice


August 31st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have managed to identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice which may later be used to regenerate breast tissue.The Fred Hutchinson ... Read more...

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Cold sensing in newborns takes time to ’switch on’ fully


June 18th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Cold sensing in the newborn develops well after birth, suggests a new American study.The researchers used mice for the study and found neural circuits in newborn mice take ... Read more...

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Genetically modified ’sick pigs’ created to cure human diseases


June 17th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Scottish scientists, who created Dolly the cloned sheep, have now produced pigs that are genetically modified to suffer from incurable human diseases - so they can be used ... Read more...

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Herpes vaccine edges closer to reality


June 16th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) With an aim to developing vaccines for Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) that causes serious brain disease and infections in newborns, scientists are researching on how immune cells behave ... Read more...

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Antifreeze proteins can stop ice melt


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study has found that the same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments also can prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Worms may offer new epilepsy treatments


December 10th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study on worms by researchers at the University of Alabama has shed light on cellular mechanisms that could be exploited to treat epilepsy.The researchers said that ... 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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‘Bacterial computers’ to revolutionise genetic research


July 24th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Scientists from Missouri Western State University and Davidson College in North Carolina, USA have developed 'bacterial computers' that can revolutionise genetic research.The research team including four faculty members ... Read more...

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Zebrafish model helps scientists identify molecule that regulates heart size


July 6th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): University of Pittsburgh researchers say that their experiments on zebrafish have identified an enzyme inhibitor that enables the creature to increase the number of cardiac progenitor cells, and ... Read more...

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“Glow or no glow” technique maybe used to defend against biological terror attack


June 18th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new evaluation of a "glow or no glow" technique may soon help the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defend the nation against a spectrum of biological ... Read more...

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Activated stem cells in damaged lungs springboard to cancer progression


May 27th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Following experiments on mice, an international group of researchers from the U.S.-based Duke University and Cancer Research UK have come to the conclusion that stem cells that respond ... Read more...

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Scientists develop microscope capable of ’super-resolution’ video imaging


May 5th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A team of scientists at the University of Georgia (UGA), US, has developed a microscope that is capable of live imaging at double the resolution of fluorescence microscopy ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology may help fight HIV infection


May 4th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Biomedical engineers at Yale University have found a new method that may help stop HIV infection in future-a safe measure to deliver potentially therapeutic RNAs into vaginal cells ... Read more...

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Fluorescent proteins help scientists see cancer molecules


January 26th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Novel new tools, developed by researchers, can now spotlight cellular molecules inside a cancer cell, transforming biomedical research. They are photoactivatable fluorescent proteins (PAFPs) and other fluorescent ... Read more...

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Fluorescent proteins are transforming biomedical research


January 26th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 26 (ANI): Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University say that remarkable new tools, which spotlight individual cellular molecules, are helping advance biomedical research. They have ... Read more...

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Gene therapy effectively reverses heart damage


December 30th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Long-term gene therapy has found to be effective in improving cardiac function and reversing heart damage in heart failure.During the study, the researchers treated the rats with ... Read more...

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Futuristic tool views gene activity in real time


December 17th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) GeneVision, a tool developed by a team that includes Indian American researcher Dhruv Grover, has the uncanny ability to view the activity of any chosen gene in real ... Read more...

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Exploring the deep sea can benefit biomedical research


November 20th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has highlighted how the exploration of the ocean depths can benefit humankind in the field of biomedical research.Many marine organisms such as sea anemones ... Read more...

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New system identifies compounds that inhibit Alzheimer’s


November 18th, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) A rapid screening system to identify compounds that can inhibit the progression of Alzheimer's disease has been developed by scientists. Ian Macreadie of Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation ... Read more...

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Living computers within body may revolutionise biological healing


October 17th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 17 (ANI): Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have created a molecular computer that can run calculations inside a living cell. Project leaders Maung Nyan Win and ... Read more...

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Japanese, US researchers share Nobel prize for chemistry


October 8th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 8 (DPA) Three US-based researchers shared the Nobel prize for chemistry Wednesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in Stockholm.The three - US based Japanese Osamu Shimomura and ... Read more...

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Two Americans, one Japanese share 2008 chemistry Nobel


October 8th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 8 (IANS) Two US and a Japanese scientist shared the 2008 Nobel Prize for chemistry, the prize committee announced Wednesday.Japan-born Osamu Shimomura and US researchers Martin Chalfie and Roger Y. ... Read more...

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New methods identify, manipulate ”newborn” cells in Parkinsons patients


September 4th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centres Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Lund University in Sweden have developed new methods that may help in identifying and manipulating ''newborn'' cells ... Read more...

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Virus that can help incapacitate malaria-causing mosquito found


August 22nd, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A team of scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health''s Malaria Research Institute has identified a previously unknown virus that can help incapacitate malaria-causing ... Read more...

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First transgenic nonhuman primate model of Huntington’s disease developed


May 19th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
London , May 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center , Emory University , have reported the development of the first transgenic nonhuman primate model of Huntington's disease ... Read more...

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Protozoa may facilitate food-borne pathogens on leafy vegetables


April 26th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that protozoa found on lettuce and spinach may sequester harmful food-borne pathogens, eventually contributing to their survival on produce surfaces.Various cases of ... Read more...

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Cell fusions that occur during inflammation may protect neurons


April 21st, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
London, April 21 (ANI): Scientists at the Stanford University Medical Center have found in a study on mice that inflammation triggers cell fusions that may protect neurons.The study suggests that ... Read more...

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