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Diabetes drug spurs growth of brain cells


July 6th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) Popular diabetes drug metformin offers an unexpected yet alluring side effect - it encourages the growth of new brain cells.The discovery is an important step toward ... Read more...

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Fuel cells developed that may help paralysed move


June 14th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Researchers have developed an implantable fuel cell that may drive highly efficient brain implants of the future, helping paralysed patients regain control of their arms and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Unique coating kills 99 percent bugs


May 11th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a killer coating that destroys 99 percent of the bugs and fungi on contact, potentially opening the way to kill resistent superbugs. The ... Read more...

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Pair of liver molecules could control diabetes


April 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Salk Institute researchers have discovered a pair of molecules that regulate the liver's production of glucose and could be the key to controlling diabetes. Controlling the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vitamin B12 imaged in action for first time


March 27th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Vitamin B12 morphs into a gymnast as soon as it gets into your body, twisting and turning its molecules as part of a crucial reaction called ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Viruses show promise in defeating superbugs


March 26th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Scientists are harnessing viruses to beat extremely resistant bacterial infections, which are fast becoming the bane of public health. Bacteriophages are viruses that can infect bacteria ... Read more...

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Virgin Trent Arsenault fathers 15 kids


February 9th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 35-year-old man has not slept with a woman in his life but is father to 15 children. Trent Arsenault donates sperms to desperate women.The ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Compound that halts poxvirus replication


January 4th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a compound that inhibits poxviruses from replicating and causing infections such as smallpox, vaccinia and monkeypox. Study co-author Ken Dower, post-doctoral fellow in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New stem cells could help heal damaged hearts


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Damaged hearts could mend themselves with the help of a method that coaxes stem cells to develop into cardiac cells, say researchers. Scientists in China have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

The British healer who fought tumour with meditation


December 13th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Alternative therapist Brandon Bays, known across the Western world for her energy medicine, has brought her book, "The Journey", a life-healing guide and the story ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sunscreen chemical may cause cancer


December 1st, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Dec 1 (IANS) A metal compound commonly found in consumer products and sunscreens lotions could potentially cause cancer.Zinc oxide is used to absorb harmful ultra violet light. But when ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Slowing down prostate cancer by starving its cells


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Researchers have hit upon a potential treatment for prostate cancer - starving tumour cells of a vital nutrient that fuels their growth.The study, conducted with lab ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Breakthrough nano method of gene delivery developed


October 17th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) In a pioneering technique developed by US scientists, specific genes can now be painlessly and directly delivered into infected living cells without resorting to needle pricks.Developed ... Read more...

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Exposure to chemical may lead to Down’s Syndrome


September 25th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Exposure to chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), present in plastic water and baby bottles, could harm the fertility of woman's offspring and increase the chances of Down's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tuberculosis enzyme responsible for lung destruction identified


April 26th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB), a finding that could lead to new treatments.The new research shows that in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists ’successfully regenerate human taste cells in a dish’


April 7th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): After years of futile attempts, researchers from the Monell Center have finally succeeded in regenerating human taste cells in a dish.They demonstrated that living human taste cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fat storage in worms study offers clues in fight against obesity


March 25th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): Scientists exploring human metabolism have uncovered a handful of chemical compounds that regulate fat storage in worms.The discovery by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find enzyme family that plays crucial role in regulating cell motility


March 19th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that members of an enzyme family found in humans and throughout the plant and animal kingdoms play a crucial role in regulating cell motility.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists focus on human cells for spinal cord injury repair


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that a specific type of human cell, generated from stem cells and transplanted into spinal cord injured rats, provide tremendous benefit, not only repairing damage ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s most powerful microscope could ’solve the cause of viruses’


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering have created a microscope that has created a new world record for the smallest object the eye can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How reovirus kills cancer cells


February 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has found a virus that can help treat cancer.Reoviruses are successfully being used in clinical trials to treat patients with cancer.Not only does the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study predicts future evolution of flu viruses


February 18th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A University of Pennsylvania research is trying to crack the code of which strain of flu will be prevalent in a given year, with major implications for global ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diarrhea-causing bacteria turned into antiviral gene therapy agent


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): New studies conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could one day lead to anti-viral treatments that involve swallowing Salmonella bacteria, effectively using one bug to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Wood-burning stoves ‘can cause cancer and heart disease’


February 7th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Copenhagen, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A researcher has warned that inhaling smoke from burning wood may be dangerous.Professor Steffen Loft of Denmark warns that people who inhale wood smoke into their ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mechanism that controls 24-hour clock of all forms of life discovered


January 27th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life from human cells to algae.Not only does the research provide important insight ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New vaccine strategy tested in mice shows promise against TB


January 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A research team has found that a new vaccine strategy tested in mice provides stronger, more long-lasting protection from tuberculosis (TB) infection than the vaccine currently used in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Common roundworm reveals pancreatic cancer pathway


January 20th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill carried out a new study on pancreatic cancer with the help of a simpler organism and have made an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery may help in the fight against Ebola infection


January 20th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a family of small molecules that appear to bind to Ebola virus' outer protein coat and may inhibit its entry into human cells.Ebola is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Complete structure of HIV’s outer shell revealed


January 20th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists have determined the structure of the protein package that delivers the genetic material of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to human cells.The study was carried out by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New invention could improve cancer drug delivery


December 24th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): A new way to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs to cancer tissues in controlled doses without harming healthy body cells has been found by University of Arizona researchers.If successful, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Discovery suggests new way to prevent HIV from infecting human cells


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how HIV binds to and destroys a specific human antiviral protein called APOBEC3F.The results suggest that a simple chemical change can convert APOBEC3F to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Major breakthrough could lead to new treatments for melanoma


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have made a major breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for patients with malignant melanoma.They have discovered that a particular ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover way to block neurodegeneration in adult form of Fragile X syndrome


December 14th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that expression of a toxic RNA that leads to Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome is modifiable by genetic or pharmacologic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cell advance paves way for novel treatments for brain diseases


December 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): University of Rochester scientists have developed a way to isolate neural stem cells from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision.It could be an important step toward developing new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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