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What babies eat determines risk of obesity


August 31st, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Baby rats which get normal levels of dietary fat right after birth, even though their mothers were fed high-fat diets, avoid obesity and related disorders as ... Read more...

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Gene linked to severity of autism’s social dysfunction identified


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a gene associated with autism that appears to be linked very specifically to the severity of social interaction deficits.The gene, GRIP1 (glutamate receptor ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genetic link to suicide attempts


March 29th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a small region on chromosome 2 that is associated ... Read more...

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Short DNA ‘end-caps’ linked to diabetes risk


March 25th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found new evidence from studies in mice that short telomeres or 'caps' at the ends of chromosomes may predispose people to age-related diabetes.Telomeres are ... Read more...

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Study finds temperature-sensing role in eyes’ light-sensing receptor


March 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that a light-sensing receptor that's packed inside the eye's photoreceptor cells is also critical for sensing temperature."For decades, this well-known molecule - one ... Read more...

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‘Key player’ that facilitates Parkinson’s disease found


March 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that PARIS - the protein - facilitates the most common form of Parkinson's disease (PD).The findings could lead to important new targets for ... Read more...

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Retrovirus could be responsible for Lou Gherig’s disease: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists say that a retrovirus, which inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago, may be responsible for some cases of the neurodegenerative disease ... Read more...

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HIV-infected teens ‘at high risk for pregnancy, complications’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have revealed that teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers.The ... Read more...

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Nanoscale gene ‘ignition switch’ could help detect and treat cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that a set of genetic instructions encased in a nanoparticle can be used as an "ignition switch" to rev up gene ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise against pancreatic cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have made a new discovery that could be helpful in the fight against pancreatic cancer.By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene ... Read more...

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Trio of drugs may help fight ‘triple negative’ breast cancer


December 11th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a blend of three drugs that could treat so called triple negative breast cancer.Women with such cancers lack all ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new ‘infection fighting officer’


December 10th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a previously unrecognized step in the activation of infection-fighting white blood cells, the main immunity troops in the body's war on bacteria, viruses ... Read more...

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Compound to starve cancers of sugar-based building blocks found


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a compound that could be used to starve cancers of their sugar-based building blocks.The compound, called a glutaminase inhibitor, has been tested on laboratory-cultured, ... Read more...

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Can GM mosquitoes wipe out dengue?


October 24th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Shudip Talukdar New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Unable to prevent malaria or dengue with current methods, scientists are now turning to genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes to tackle diseases - amid notes of ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for some breast cancers discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new therapeutic target for some breast cancers.A protein that pumps calcium out of cells also moonlights as a signal to get massive quantities of ... Read more...

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Way to turn off immune system’s allergic reaction discovered


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 02 (ANI): Scientists have found a way to turn off the immune system's allergic reaction to certain food proteins in mice- a discovery that could have implications for the millions ... Read more...

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Excess of protein used as anti-cancer drug triggers Parkinson’s disease


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has found that over-activation of a single protein may shut down the brain-protecting effects of a molecule and increases the likeliness of the most common ... Read more...

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13 genes linked to human body mass found


September 16th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found 13 genes linked to human body mass.The experiments screened the so-called epigenome for key information that cells remember other than the DNA code ... Read more...

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New finding paves way for easy, accurate test to detect pre-diabetes


July 9th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new discovery could lead to a simple, routine test for detecting the subtle onset of diabetes, say scientists.Johns Hopkins scientists discovered a dramatic increase of an easy-to-detect ... Read more...

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Cold sore virus could lead to schizophrenia symptoms


May 29th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Cold sore virus could lead to cognitive symptoms characteristic to schizophrenia patients, research led by Johns Hopkins scientists has found.Dr. David J. Schretlen and colleagues found that exposure ... Read more...

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Cochlear implantation in kids linked to improved language skills


April 21st, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Children with hearing loss can benefit immensely if they receive a cochlear implant before 18 months of age, a new study has revealed.The research, led by Johns ... Read more...

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Sugar plays vital role in cell division


February 6th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A novel study led by Johns Hopkins scientists has revealed that sugar plays a vital role in cell division - a finding that would lead to new treatments ... Read more...

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Some genes boost odds for distributing variety of traits, drive evolution


December 28th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Two Johns Hopkins scientists have said that genes that don't themselves directly affect the inherited characteristics of an organism but leave them increasingly open to variation may be ... Read more...

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Repeated use of ecstasy may lead to sleep apnea


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Illegal 'club drug' known as "ecstasy" significantly increases the risk of developing sleep apnea in otherwise healthy young adults, a new study says.The Johns Hopkins scientists note that ... 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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Scientists unveil antioxidant that controls spinal cord development


September 19th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 19 (ANI): John Hopkins scientists have gained significant insights into a mechanism whereby an antioxidant protein controls the activity of another protein, critical for the development of spinal cord neurons.Writing ... Read more...

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How diarrhoeal bacteria may cause some colon cancers


August 24th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 24 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have gained significant insights into how bacteria that cause diarrhoea may also be responsible for some colon cancers.The researchers have found that strains of the ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover malfunctioning gene behind gout


June 19th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a malfunctioning gene they helped uncover last year can lead to high concentrations of blood urate that forms crystals in joint tissue ... Read more...

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Rats are loyal to their neighbourhoods


May 27th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): In what may have important implications to controlling diseases that spread from rats to humans, Johns Hopkins scientists have found that rodents spend the majority of their lives ... Read more...

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Vitamin B9 good for treating allergies, asthma


May 2nd, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Folic acid, or vitamin B9, essential for the health of red blood cells and known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects, may also suppress allergic reactions ... Read more...

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Folic acid ‘helps treat allergies, asthma’


April 30th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Folic acid, or vitamin B9, may suppress allergic reactions and lessen the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.Folic ... Read more...

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Increased fructose intake may raise obesity, diabetes risk


March 25th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found that an increased consumption of fructose can lead to higher food intake, which may contribute to a high incidence of obesity and ... Read more...

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Genetic changes outside nuclear DNA may trigger half of all cancers


March 25th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have said that genetic changes outside nuclear DNA may lead to over fifty percent of all cancers.Already, it is known that a process known ... Read more...

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Old leprosy drug effective against autoimmune diseases


February 1st, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A century-old drug used to treat leprosy has shown promise in treating multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases, say researchers.The old drug called clofazimine, made in the ... Read more...

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Anti-leprosy drug promising as therapy for auto-immune diseases


January 31st, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) A century-old drug that failed to treat tuberculosis but has worked well as anti-leprosy medicine holds promise as potential therapy for multiple sclerosis and other auto-immune diseases, says ... Read more...

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