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Sex-deprived fruit flies use alcohol to cope


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Sex-deprived fruit flies are more likely to ingest alcohol, while just-mated ones are more likely to take a pass on the booze, a new study suggests.The ... Read more...

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Re-engineered toxins can treat asthma, arthritis


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Millions suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis and other diseases may find succour in an unexpected source -- lethal toxins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bug, ... Read more...

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Fluoride acts on plaque-causing bugs: Study


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Regular use of fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, known to toughen teeth enamel, also acts on plaque-causing bugs. Conversely, these bugs try to fend off fluoride as ... Read more...

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Taste sensing brain areas mapped for first time


September 7th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Each taste, from sweet to salty, is sensed by a set of neurons in the brain. Now scientists have mapped for the first time how taste ... Read more...

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Flatworm regenerates new body from single cell


May 13th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) A single adult cell from one of the most impressive masters of regeneration in the animal kingdom - the planarian - is all it takes to ... Read more...

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How interferon-induced genes launch antiviral defenses


April 11th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by scientists from Rockefeller University, for the first time has carried out a comprehensive, systematic evaluation of the antiviral activity of interferon-induced factors. ... Read more...

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‘Dual switch’ that regulates fat formation may harbour obesity cure


April 9th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A new study has identified a key regulator of fat cell development that may provide a target for obesity and diabetes drugs.The scientists at the Scripps Research Institute ... 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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Potential driver of some aggressive prostate cancers found


April 5th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin scientist, has found that the mutations of a gene called KRAS, which is known to play a role in numerous cancers, may ... Read more...

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Indian American Nitin Kotak gets key research post


March 26th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) Indian American Nitin Kotak has been elected vice president and chief financial officer of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) engaged in advancing scientific research and ... Read more...

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Scientists find eye development error causing cataracts, glaucoma


March 25th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that RNA granules - key players in messenger RNA (mRNA) processing - can affect eye development, leading to juvenile cataracts in humans and ... Read more...

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Brain molecules linked to long-term memories discovered


March 21st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Wondering how you remember the colour of your loved one's eyes for years?Scientists believe that long-term potentiation (LTP) - the long-lasting increase of signals across a connection ... Read more...

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Cellular images now captured in 3D


March 6th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Researchers can now peer right into cellular processes and that too in 3D, thanks to an amazing microscope. The microscopy technique takes images at high speed, ... Read more...

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New microscope helps create dazzling 3-D movies of live cells


March 5th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus have invented a new microscope that will let researchers use an exquisitely thin sheet of light to peer ... Read more...

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Scientists find binary switch that turns ‘aging process on and off’


February 17th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies have found that deactivation of a protein in roundworms increases their lifespan, most likely mediating the effects of calorie restriction.Previously, ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the causes of high blood pressure


February 11th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists at Yale University have found two new genetic mutations that can cause hypertension in up to a third of patients suffering from a common cause of severe ... Read more...

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Haiti’s cholera strain came from South Asia: Study


December 11th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists, who did a rapid genetic analysis of bacteria collected from Haitian patients, have concluded that the strain of cholera currently sweeping through post-earthquake Haiti originated in South ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘gateway of fear’ in brain


November 11th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI):A research team led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has taken an important step toward understanding how the brain reacts to fear.David J. Anderson, the ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover How To Erase Memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a report which is expected to be released in Science Express this week, researchers have discovered how to erase memories, by removing a protein, according to ‘medicalnewstoday.com’.Working ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover Technique To Erase Disturbing Memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent research has given evidences that our darkest and the most traumatic memories can be permanently removed. The research was conducted by the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Researchers discover how to erase memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has revealed that a particular protein at the portion of the brain where fear is recalled from, is responsible for recalling bad experiences. ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new target for multiple sclerosis


October 26th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has brought scientists closer to solving one of the many mysteries of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases.The research by the Salk Institute for Biological ... Read more...

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Internal body temperature regulates body clock


October 15th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Fluctuations in internal body temperature regulate the body's circadian rhythm, the 24-hour cycle that controls metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions, revealed UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers.A light-sensitive ... Read more...

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Single gene acts as ‘master organizer’ of motor neurons in spinal cord


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that a single type of gene acts regulates motor neurons in the spinal cord.The finding could help scientists develop ... Read more...

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Cell that could be ‘mother’ of all prostate tumours identified


July 30th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): New studies have revealed that a type of prostate cell that has been largely ignored by cancer researchers can, in fact, trigger malignant prostate cancer.Howard Hughes Medical Institute ... Read more...

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Stem cells made by reprogramming don’t completely let go of their past


July 20th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Adult cells that have been reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) do not completely let go of their past, perhaps limiting their ability to function as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What causes metabolic disease?


July 16th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Researchers have reportedly discovered the gene mutation responsible for a condition in which eye and brain development is severely disrupted in infants.They also suggest a potential remedy that ... Read more...

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Disruption in body clock genes could lead to diabetes


July 14th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): A new animal study has shown that disruption of two genes that control circadian rhythms can lead to diabetes.Circadian rhythms are cyclical patterns in biological activities, such as ... Read more...

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How loss of key protein promotes aggressive form of leukaemia


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new research shows how the absence of an important tumour-suppressing protein gives rise to acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).CSHL Professor Scott W. Lowe. Ph.D., an Investigator of the ... Read more...

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Transplanting bone marrow can cure compulsive disorder in mice


May 28th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Compulsive behaviour in mice can be cured by bone marrow transplant, according to a new research.The study has appeared in the May 28th issue of Cell, a Cell ... Read more...

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Proteins key for normal-sized brains found


May 13th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): In a new study, boffins at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have analyzed the interaction of two proteins key to brain development.The work may one day ... Read more...

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In fruit flies, some cells can’t tell whether they are males or females


May 5th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have found that most cells in fruit flies' bodies are identical, regardless of whether they ... Read more...

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Key molecular step to fighting off viruses identified


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A study has found how a protein helps the immune system to fight of viruses.Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that a certain form of the ... Read more...

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Body’s response to taste or smell of meal ‘a diabetes risk factor’


March 12th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Our body's response to foods' smell, taste could be a risk factor for diabetes, say researchers.Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have identified the specific mechanism in human ... Read more...

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Gene that affects susceptibility to TB


March 5th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): University of Washington (UW) researchers have discovered a gene that affects susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB).The same gene, boffins have found, has a role in the severity of leprosy, ... Read more...

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