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New ICU drug could cut lung injuries


June 8th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Fatal lung injuries caused by ventilators in intensive care units (ICUs) may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new drug being developed ... Read more...

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Viagra reverses nerve disease: Study


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Anti-impotence drug Viagra drastically reduces symptoms of multiple sclerosis - which affects the brain and spinal nerve cells - in animal models, says a study. The ... Read more...

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Statins may reduce septic lung damage


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): New research suggests that treatment with the cholesterol drug simvastatin significantly reduces lung damage resulting from severe abdominal sepsis and infection."We hope that this study will not only ... Read more...

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Study: Ice on injury may prevent healing


October 27th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you believed that putting an ice on an injury was the best way to handle the condition, then think again. A new research has found ... Read more...

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Inflammation post injury ‘helps to heal damaged muscle tissue’


October 5th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): New research shows that inflammation actually helps to heal damaged muscle tissue, turning conventional wisdom on its head that inflammation must be largely controlled to encourage healing.These ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke ‘triggers inflammatory response in lungs’


August 27th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado-Denver have found that second-hand smoke triggers a complex inflammatory response in rat lungs.The team found that two months of exposure to second-hand ... Read more...

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‘Rotten eggs’ gas may protect against joint inflammation


August 21st, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Hydrogen sulphide is a gas mostly associated with the smell of rotten eggs, but it is also found in fluid form in the body, and may protect ... Read more...

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Obesity can cause resistance against insulin for diabetic patients: Study


August 16th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 16 (ANI): New research explains the link between obesity and diabetes - results of which could pave way for new drugs to counteract diabetes.According to The Age, researchers from the ... Read more...

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Blueberries, green tea may boost memory in old age


July 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A combination of nutrients called NT-020- made from blueberries, green tea, and amino acids, such as carnosine-successfully promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted ... Read more...

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Losing just 6kgs ‘enough for big health gain’


April 20th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 20 (ANI): Losing just six kilograms results in a major health gain, says a new study.Australian scientists said that obesity raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and ... Read more...

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Immune system’s natural killer cells linked to infant liver disease


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have found that an overactive response by one of the immune system's key weapons against infection - natural killer, or NK, ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing virus linked to higher new HIV infection risk


May 1st, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A new study has found a link between infection with anal human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that can cause anal and cervical cancers, and higher risk of new ... Read more...

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Fireflies, jellyfish genes shedding light on causes of infertility, autoimmune diseases


March 28th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Studies on fireflies and jellyfish's genes are providing significant insights into the possible causes of infertility and autoimmune diseases in humans, says a report.The article states that with ... Read more...

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Asthma patients may benefit from antibody injections


March 5th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at McMaster University says that jabs of an antibody, mepolizumab, may benefit patients with a very severe asthma.Dr. Param Nair and colleagues at ... Read more...

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Protein behind spread of lung cancer identified


January 1st, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine claim that they have identified a protein produced that enhances the spread of lung cancer by ... Read more...

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Anti-cancer drugs help in building, not destroying blood vessels


November 10th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Scientists have now discovered that anti-cancer drugs, earlier believed to tear down blood vessels, actually help in building stronger and more normal blood vessels. Previously it was believed ... Read more...

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Gene-based blood test can improve evaluation of cystic fibrosis patients


October 25th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 25 (ANI): National Jewish Health researchers have come up with a simple blood test that can measure cystic fibrosis patients response to therapy more accurately and quickly than current ... Read more...

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Intestinal bacteria may offer inflammatory bowel disease treatment


October 16th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Centre have discovered that specific types of bacteria in the intestine trigger the production of pro-inflammatory immune cells, a finding that can ... Read more...

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Inflammation not to blame for asthma-obesity link


August 30th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Though there is a strong link between obesity and asthma, inflammation is not the condition''s long-suspected mediator, according to a group of researchers.Since the prevalence of obesity ... Read more...

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Immune cells clear up Alzheimer’s brain plaques in mice


May 31st, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
London, May 31 (ANI): Researchers claim to have opened a new strategy against Alzheimer's disease, by showing in mice that interrupting a signaling pathway in certain immune system cells can eliminate ... Read more...

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Breakthrough may pave way for personalized asthma, COPD therapy


May 19th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
London, May 19 (ANI): Researchers have defined a new type of immune response in patients with severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder - a finding that could pave way for ... Read more...

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Gene that can lead to kidney failure identified


April 29th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (ANI): Researchers from Imperial College London, the Medical Research Council (MRC), and other international institutions have identified a gene that can cause the kidney to become inflamed something ... Read more...

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Modifying immune system may reduce death-risk in heart failure patients


January 19th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 19 (ANI): According to a new study, modification of the immune system of a patient with heart failure, cuts down the risk of the patients death and the need for ... Read more...

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Blood-clotting protein plays key role in development of inflammatory diseases


November 17th, 2007 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new research, conducted by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has revealed that fibrin, a protein normally involved in blood clotting, plays a key role in the inflammatory ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on inflammation in osteoarthritis


November 14th, 2007 - 3:01 am ICT by admin
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