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Compound likely to regenerate vision in humans


July 26th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) An improved version of a newly discovered chemical may enable people with degenerative blindness to see again, says a study.The approach could eventually help those ... Read more...

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Protein pores help us sense hot temperatures


March 5th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) The winter sun feels welcome, but not so the summer sunburn, thanks to proteins on the surface of nerve cells that enable us to sense different ... Read more...

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Some nerve cells that make us itch also make us feel pain, finds study


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): A new study has found growing evidence that nerve cells that make us itch can also make us feel pain.Itch and pain researcher Diana Bautista, an assistant professor ... Read more...

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Ion channel responsible for pain discovered


December 18th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Neuroscientists have demonstrated a process that could have a profound therapeutic impact on pain.According to a study by the researchers from the University at Buffalo, targeting ion ... Read more...

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Pulses of light might one day keep diseased hearts beating


November 13th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Heart muscles genetically engineered to respond to optical stimulation could improve models of heart attacks, and may also increase the understanding of how the embryonic heart develops, say ... Read more...

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Soon, a silicon ‘neurochip’ to hear what human brain cells are saying


August 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, August 10 (ANI): Calgary scientists will create a 'neurochip', which will monitor the dialogue between brain cell and silicon chip.Researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute are to ... Read more...

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Epileptic seizures linked to ancient gene family?


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): An American biologist has identified an ancient gene family that plays a pivotal role in regulating the excitability of nerves within the brain. The discovery points to a ... Read more...

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Cold sensing in newborns takes time to ’switch on’ fully


June 18th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Cold sensing in the newborn develops well after birth, suggests a new American study.The researchers used mice for the study and found neural circuits in newborn mice take ... Read more...

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Scientists cite mutation as cause of inherited pain disorder


June 10th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have made a new discovery that could pave way for a new treatment for a rare inherited pain disorder and could lead to a better understanding of ... Read more...

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Now, a novel way of treating cardiac disorders


January 19th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Potassium modulates your heartbeat, say scientists in a significant discovery that could open up an entirely new way of treating cardiac disorders. Agricultural Research (AgR) scientists, working with ... Read more...

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Gene linked to abnormalities in learning, behaviour identified


November 9th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have identified a new gene linked to significant abnormalities in learning and behaviour.They said that the loss of CHRNA7 gene through deletion ... Read more...

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How too much cholesterol puts life at risk


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new study has found that cholesterol can affect the flow of the electrical currents that generate the heartbeat.In collaboration with researchers from Paris, France, UBC researchers David ... Read more...

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Scientists identify alcohol-binding site in the brain


June 29th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have a step closer to understanding how alcohol alters the way brain cells work.The researchers say that they have identified ... Read more...

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Scientists identify promising compound to treat epilepsy


May 5th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new anticonvulsant compound, called paxilline, which may cease the progression of epilepsy, a neurological disorder marked by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that ... Read more...

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Discovery of ion channel upturns age-old model of ear


April 24th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Turning all ear-related theories on their head, scientists have found that the ion channels responsible for hearing aren't located where scientists previously thought.Researchers at the Stanford University School ... Read more...

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How little ”nano-machines” inside the body operate


December 20th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 20 (ANI): A team of researchers from the university of Montreal and the University of Chicago claims to have made a discovery that can improve scientists understanding of ion ... Read more...

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Artificial cells capable of powering medical implants designed


October 10th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Yale University researchers have designed a blueprint for artificial cells that are more powerful and efficient than the natural cells they mimic - and may soon be ... Read more...

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Honeybee venom toxin provides new tool to study hypertension


September 18th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): Penn State researchers have created a new tool to study hypertension by modifying a honeybee venom toxin. Research leader Zhe Lu, Professor of Physiology and a Howard ... Read more...

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Gene variations behind bipolar disorder uncovered


August 18th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have found an association between bipolar disorder and variation in two genes involved in the balance of sodium and calcium in brain cells. "A ... Read more...

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Possible link between different forms of epilepsy uncovered


June 17th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Researchers in the US have identified what may be the first known common denominator between different forms of epilepsy.Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists say that this denominator underlying ... Read more...

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Mutations in two genes cause human-like sleep disorder in mice


May 21st, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A new study on mice, conducted by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has found that mutations in two genes, that regulate electrical excitability in a portion of ... Read more...

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Burning incense may help chase away your blues


May 21st, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Theyre good for the soul, are frequently used to scent rooms and are an integral part of religious ceremonies, but if you think incenses plus points are ... Read more...

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Can we sense oxygen through our skin?


April 18th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Mice can sense oxygen through their skin, according to new research. The study shows that the skin plays a major role in sensing oxygen levels and in stimulating ... Read more...

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Gene that aids drought-resistant plants identified


February 28th, 2008 - 11:59 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A gene involved in regulating carbon dioxide for photosynthesis and water evaporation could help grow drought-resistant crops, a new study has found. The discovery will enable understanding of ... Read more...

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New plant gene discovery may lead to drought-tolerant crops


February 28th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
London, February 28 (ANI): Finnish and American scientists have identified a gene which is key to the regulation of carbon dioxide uptake for photosynthesis and water evaporation in plants, a discovery that ... Read more...

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Peptide in scorpion venom key to cystic fibrosis treatment


February 15th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers from Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Emory University and the University of Calgary have found that a peptide in scorpion venom known as GaTx1 can help in controlling ... Read more...

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What desensitises naked mole-rats to pain revealed


January 29th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 29 (ANI): Tiny naked mole-rats do not produce a body chemical called Substance P, which is released by pain fibres that send signals to the central nervous system in mammals ... Read more...

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Popular arthritis drug Celebrex may disrupt heartbeat


January 25th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Researchers at University at Buffalo have warned that a popular arthritis drug Celebrex can produce cardiovascular side effects with arrhythmia, or irregular beating of the heart.The study led ... Read more...

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Adding celery makes chicken soup tastier in cold and flu season


January 22nd, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Want to make Grandmas Penicillin, also known as homemade chicken soup, tastier and more savoury in the cold and flu season? Well, just add lots of celery into ... Read more...

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‘Electronic switch’ may help in developing rheumatoid arthritis treatment


January 3rd, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Leeds have raised hopes for the development of new treatments for inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, by identifying how atoms move across ... Read more...

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First moisture-sensing genes identified


November 14th, 2007 - 10:16 am ICT by admin
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Epilepsy genes’ mutations may cut each other; prevent seizures


November 14th, 2007 - 8:28 am ICT by admin
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