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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the Internet may prove to be a better way for hospital authorities to prepare for epidemics, compared to waiting for outdated official reports.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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Novel hydrogel regenerates burnt skin tissues


December 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Researchers have developed a hydrogel that regenerated healthy and scar-free tissue on skin damaged by severe burns.The procedure which promotes the formation of new blood vessels ... Read more...

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Fatty liver disease has no affect on longevity


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Surprisingly, fatty liver disease that targets the obese or patients of heart disease poses no risk to one's longevity.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common ... Read more...

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No risk for weight reducers from high fat diets


June 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Here's some cheerful news for the obese who are wanting to slim down with moderate exercise: They don't face any risk from low-carb, higher-fat diets. "Overweight ... Read more...

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Cardiac drug, digoxin, could lower risk for prostate cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that heart drug, digoxin, could be a possible therapy for prostate cancer after using a combination of laboratory science and epidemiology.The scientists found that men ... Read more...

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Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Men using the cardiac drug digoxin were found to have a 24 percent lower risk for prostate cancer. Digoxin, made from the foxglove plant, has been ... 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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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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Genome code for most common form of pediatric brain cancer cracked


December 17th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): The genetic code for medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer and a leading killer of children with cancer, have been decoded by scientists at the Johns Hopkins ... 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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All-terrain vehicles deadlier than motorcycles: Study


October 7th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A Johns Hopkins team has found that crashes involving ATVs - four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles - are significantly more dangerous than crashes involving two-wheeled off-road motorcycles, such as those ... 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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Novel radiotracer raises hopes of easy Alzheimer’s diagnosis


June 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Diagnosing Alzheimer's could soon become easier, thanks to a novel radioactive compound.A trial of the new radiotracer known as 18F-AV-45 safely distinguished the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients ... Read more...

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High-fat ketogenic diet ‘can help treat persistent childhood seizures’


May 18th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A high-fat ketogenic diet, made up of high-fat foods and few carbohydrates, can help reduce or completely eliminate debilitating seizures in most children with infantile spasms, whose seizures ... Read more...

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How insects decide what to eat and what to avoid


April 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A protein in sensory cells on the "tongues" of fruit flies enables them to detect a noxious chemical and, thereby influencing their decision about what to eat and ... Read more...

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Mild exercise helps cut dosage of prescribed sedatives


April 9th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The use of prescribed sedatives goes down by half if mild exercise programmes are introduced among critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), research says. Mild ... Read more...

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Mild exercise proves effective in critically ill patients


April 9th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): In a new study, Johns Hopkins experts have shown that use of prescription sedatives goes down by half so that mild exercise programs can be introduced to the ... 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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Even a little lead may damage kids’ kidneys


January 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Even a small amount of lead in a child's body can worsen kidney function, says a new study. Current exposure sources include lead paint in toys or walls, ... Read more...

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How ‘Twist’ fuels breast cancers


December 5th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin researcher from John Hopkins University has identified a protein produced by a gene called 'Twist', that when present, drives aggressive, metastatic breast ... Read more...

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Migraine may up risk of stroke


November 17th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Migraine headaches are associated with more than twofold higher chances of the most common kind of stroke: those occurring when blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut ... 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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Animal TB ‘tracker’ created to speed up drug and vaccine studies


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Researchers led by an Indian origin scientist at Johns Hopkins have developed a TB tracker that can monitor in real time the behaviour of the TB bacterium in ... Read more...

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Kids of anxious parents need help too


June 1st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) A family-based programme helped reduce symptoms and the risk of developing an anxiety disorder among children of anxious parents, according to a recent study. Despite its small size, ... 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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Inhaled corticosteroids ”up pneumonia risk by one third in lung disease sufferers”


November 26th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Widely used inhaled corticosteroid drugs increase risk of pneumonia by full third in people suffering from lung disease, according to a new study. The risk associated with the ... Read more...

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Sex hormones may influence hardening of arteries


November 12th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers say that naturally produced sex hormones may influence the risk and progression of atherosclerosis, commonly referred to as the hardening of the arteries. While making ... Read more...

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Studying sugars role in cells working may pave way for new therapies


October 21st, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found that sugar plays a significant role in how cells work, paving the way for new therapies for a number of diseases like ... Read more...

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