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Out-of-tune protein precipitates heart failure


September 13th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled how an out-of-tune protein precipitates heart failure by causing its muscle to malfunction.Scientists have known for a while that several heart proteins ... Read more...

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Internet more comprehensive in tracking epidemics


January 11th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Monitoring the Internet may prove to be a better way for hospital authorities to prepare for epidemics, compared to waiting for outdated official reports. Researchers from ... Read more...

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Scientists tame HIV by stripping it of cholesterol


September 29th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Ridding HIV of its cholesterol content deactivates the deadly virus' ability to trick the immune system and infect the body.The finding could remove a major hurdle ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

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New gel can restore damaged soft tissue


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) A new gel can now potentially restore damaged soft tissue safely and durably.The material, a composite of biological and synthetic molecules, is injected under the skin, ... Read more...

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Clot busting drug could improve stroke treatment


May 29th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A new clot busting drug seems to improve the prospect of recovery for stroke victims.The new treatment combines minimally invasive surgery, a brain imaging technique and ... Read more...

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A bug that nips malaria in the bud


May 13th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a bug that nips malaria in the bud by halting the development of the parasite, plasmodium falciparum, that causes it.The enterobacter ... Read more...

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Early intervention may prevent smoking


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): A School of Nursing professor has shed light on the fact that nicotine addiction can start well before smokers are old enough to legally buy cigarettes.Using data from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insulin-releasing switch found


March 16th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has uncovered the molecular switch for the secretion of insulin - the hormone that regulates blood sugar - providing for the first time an explanation ... Read more...

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Gene variant that influences chronic kidney disease identified


March 10th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a single genetic mutation in the CUBN gene that is associated with albuminuria both with and without diabetes.Albuminuria is a condition caused by the leaking ... Read more...

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Scientists crack genetic code for form of pancreatic cancer


January 21st, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have deciphered the genetic code for a type of pancreatic cancer, called neuroendocrine or islet cell tumors.The work shows that patients whose tumors have certain ... Read more...

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Online tool can help worried seniors quickly determine dementia risk


January 16th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a quick online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of ... Read more...

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Mysterious cells may play role in Lou Gehrig’s disease


November 18th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers, who tracked the fate of a group of immature cells that persist in the adult brain and spinal cord, have discovered in mice that these ... Read more...

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Vit D deficiency ‘doubles stroke risk in whites, not in blacks’


November 15th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke ... Read more...

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African-Americans bikers 1.5 times more likely to die in crashes: Study


September 25th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): African-American victims of motorcycle crashes were 1.5 times more likely to die in crashes, even if they wore helmets, says a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers."For reasons ... Read more...

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Researchers link mutated protein to tumour growth


September 5th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): While working on mice, Johns Hopkins researchers discovered a protein that is a major target of a gene that, when mutated in humans, causes tumors to develop on ... Read more...

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New Parkinson’s gene linked to immune system


August 30th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Scientists have found a new genetic link associated with Parkinson's disease that implicates the immune system and offers new targets for drug development.Johns Hopkins researchers from the Center ... Read more...

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How chemical repellents trip up insects


August 29th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that it is the molecular makeup of bugs that enables citronellal (the aromatic liquid used in lotions, sprays and candles) and DEET to ... Read more...

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Immune system gene linked to Parkinson’s


August 28th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): A gene associated with the immune system may play a role in developing Parkinson's disease, scientists said, marking a possible advance in the search for effective treatments.A ... Read more...

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Botox found to alleviate excruciating nerve pain


June 11th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Botox - popular for its ability to smooth wrinkles when injected into the face, may have another use that goes beyond the cosmetic, say Johns Hopkins researchers.Botox is ... Read more...

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Botox found to ease excruciating nerve pain


June 11th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Well known for smoothening wrinkles when injected in the face, Botox , a toxin known to weaken or paralyse certain nerves and muscles, may have uses that ... Read more...

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Social context better indicator of obesity disparities than race


May 7th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Socioeconomic status and social context may be more important than race, when it comes to analysing obesity disparities among women, a study by Johns Hopkins researchers claims.The ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate may provide protection against brain injury from stroke


May 6th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage, Johns Hopkins researchers have ... Read more...

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Red wine shields brain from stroke damage


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have discovered the way in which red wine consumption may protect the brain from damage following a stroke. Two hours after feeding mice a single modest dose ... Read more...

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40-year-old antidepressant shows promise in treating heart failure


January 8th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): An antidepressant developed over 40 years ago has been found to reverse the muscle enlargement and weakened pumping function associated with heart failure, say researchers.In an animal study, ... Read more...

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New drug target may help treat chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps


November 23rd, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a protein that is responsible for causing chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps.Chronic sinusitis, a constant irritation and swelling of the nasal passages, is a ... Read more...

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Maternal depression may aggravate childhood asthma


November 20th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Children with depressed mothers are likely to frequently suffer asthma symptoms, reveals a new study.According to Johns Hopkins researchers, maternal depression aggravates a child's asthma.They looked at 262 ... Read more...

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Scientists trace link between Alzheimer’s, heart failure


November 16th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have figured out the link between Alzhemier's disease and chronic heart failure, two leading causes of death. A team of US, Canadian and Italian bio-chemists and cardiologists, led ... Read more...

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Heart, bone damage from low vitamin D levels amplified by estrogen shortage


November 16th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that heart and bone damage caused by lack of vitamin D is amplified by declines in sex hormones.They found that long-term ill effects ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New thin film insulator could pave way for energy-efficient displays


November 10th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A material, called solution-deposited beta-alumina-traditionally used as an electrical conductor, could be turned into a thin film insulator which could be used in e-book readers and other energy-efficient ... Read more...

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Low cholesterol may cut risk for high-grade prostate cancer


November 4th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Men with low cholesterol levels are less likely to suffer from aggressive form of prostate cancer, say researchers.The study led by Johns Hopkins researchers showed that having ... Read more...

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Doctors have less respect for obese patients: Study


October 23rd, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have raised concerns over physicians' pessimistic attitude towards obese patients.Their study showed that doctors have less respect for their obese patients than they do for ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation makes some people to rid hepatitis C


September 17th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): A collaborative study led by Johns Hopkins researchers has uncovered a genetic mutation that gives a person the ability to get rid of Hepatitis C without any treatment.While ... Read more...

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Patients infected with particular HIV subtype more likely to develop dementia


August 29th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that infections with a particular subtype of HIV increase people's likelihood of developing dementia, compared to infections with other subtypes.Writing about their ... Read more...

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Cells responsible for bladder cancer’s spread identified


August 7th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): John Hopkins researchers have identified a powerful set of cells in bladder tumours that appears to be primarily responsible for the cancer's growth and spread.The researchers have long ... Read more...

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