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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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Promising target for AIDS vaccine identified


April 1st, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A new research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have indicated that a section of the AIDS virus's protein envelope once considered an improbable target for a vaccine now ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘reward’ center responds to bad experiences too


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that the so-called reward center not only responds to good experiences but also to bad ones.The finding may help explain the 'thrill' of thrill-seeking behavior ... Read more...

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Lactate levels in brain help in monitoring aging process


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated that they may be able to monitor the aging process in the brain, by using MRI technique to measure the brain lactic acid levels.The findings ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot 3bn-yr-old ‘teenager-like, out of control’ galaxies


October 13th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Niels Bohr Institute scientists have been studying distant galaxies, which are among the most active star-forming galaxies in the Universe, forming 1,000 new stars a year - a ... Read more...

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Serotonin research could lead to new therapies for schizophrenia


October 6th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute scientists are conducting research on how serotonin works - the work could affect the development of new therapies for a number of disorders, including schizophrenia ... Read more...

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First molecule that blocks key component of cancer genes’ on-off switch created


September 25th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Researchers have created the first molecule that can prevent cancer genes from "hearing" their internal instructions, which in turn stifles the cancer process at its root.The study, led ... Read more...

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Scientists find new way to attack cancerous cells


June 8th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A new way to target and destroy a type of cancerous cell has been discovered by Scripps Research Institute scientists.The finding may lead to the development of new ... Read more...

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Dairy Research Institute scientists celebrate birth anniversary of cloned buffalo


June 7th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Karnal (Haryana), June 7 (ANI): The scientists of National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) celebrated the first birth anniversary of Garima, a cloned buffalo here on Sunday.Garima, who weighed 43 kilograms at birth, ... Read more...

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Structure of immune molecule that counteracts HIV strains determined


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A team led by Scripps Research Institute scientists has determined the structure of an immune system antibody molecule that effectively acts against most strains of human immunodeficiency virus ... Read more...

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New method predicts fate of stem cells


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute scientists have come up with a new method for predicting the fate of stem cells.Using advanced computer vision technology to detect subtle cell movements that ... Read more...

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Hypothesis on mystery of dengue virus infection confirmed


February 12th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): La Jolla Institute scientists have proved a hypothesis that said antibodies contribute to severe dengue virus-induced disease.The findings of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have ... Read more...

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New discovery may help boost effectiveness of human vaccines


January 28th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): The Scripps Research Institute scientists have come up with a novel approach to stimulate the immune system to prevent or clear a viral infection.They claim that by blocking ... Read more...

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Scientists find key to creating drought resistant crops


December 4th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): Scientists have determined precisely how the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) works at the molecular level to help plants respond to environmental stresses such as drought and cold, ... Read more...

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Childhood cancer survivors experience suicidal thoughts


October 24th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that adult childhood cancer survivors are at an increased risk of contemplating suicide, even after their cancer treatments have long ended.Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ... Read more...

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Gene that regulates breast cancer metastasis identified


October 6th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Wistar Institute scientists have identified a gene called KLF17, which appears to be involved in the spread of breast cancer throughout the body."Identifying the gene that suppresses the ... Read more...

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Stem cell transplantation may correct rare genetic disorder in kids


September 18th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute scientists have offered new hope for parents whose children suffer from the rare genetic disorder 'cystinosis' by showing through an experiment on mice that stem ... Read more...

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Genetic variations lined to brain size


August 19th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): In what may help improve the scientific understanding of autism and other neurological disorders, an international team of researchers have for the first time shown that natural variations ... Read more...

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Geologists map rocks to soak CO2 from air


March 6th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): In a new report, geologists have mapped large rock formations in the United States that can also absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), which they say might be artificially ... Read more...

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Underground rocks may turn carbon dioxide into harmless chemical


March 6th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Geologists have mapped large rock formations in the US that can absorb carbon dioxide and potentially be harnessed to vastly accelerate the process. The report, by scientists at ... Read more...

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Major blood component turns bacteria lethal


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute scientists have found that bicarbonate, a major component of blood, plays a key role in signalling bacteria to become virulent. The scientists identified bicarbonate, a ... Read more...

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Climate change opens new avenue for spread of invasive plants


November 20th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new research by a team of scientists has suggested that climate change can open new avenues for spread of invasive plants.The teams findings indicate that ... Read more...

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Researchers turn cancer friend into cancer foe


October 8th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Burnham Institute scientists have created a peptide that binds to a protein Bcl-2 that protects cancer cells from programmed cell death, and converts it into a cancer cell ... Read more...

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Discovered: a new species of robin


August 16th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Smithsonian Institute scientists have discovered a new species of bird in Gabon, Africa, that was unknown to the scientific community. The newly found olive-backed forest robin was named ... Read more...

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New inventions may make dentists” drill and toothbrush obsolete


July 21st, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Get ready to bid adieu to the dreaded dentists drill and the floss-creating toothbrush, thanks to two radical new inventions by dental researchers that could change the ... Read more...

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$55mln human brain map project may revolutionise neuroscience


March 14th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
London, March 14 (ANI): The Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington, has launched a 55-million-dollar project to create a three-dimensional map depicting the activity of about 20,000 genes across ... Read more...

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Researchers discover key for converting waste to electricity using bacteria


March 4th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Minnesota (UM) have discovered the key for converting waste to electricity by taking the help of the bacteria, Shewanella, that can convert simple ... Read more...

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Two-step process that may catch HIV at earliest stage developed


February 28th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 28 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute scientists have come up with a novel two-punch strategy to combat HIV at the earliest stage of infection.This unique process is based on latest ... Read more...

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