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Out-of-tune protein precipitates heart failure


September 13th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled how an out-of-tune protein precipitates heart failure by causing its muscle to malfunction.Scientists have known for a while that several heart proteins ... Read more...

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Social rejection can spur inventiveness


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Social rejection can spur inventiveness, rather than a feeling of hurt, particularly among those with a strong sense of independence or self esteem, suggests a Johns ... Read more...

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Babies remember objects out of sight


December 20th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) It was earlier believed that babies six-month-old or younger have no sense of 'object permanence' - that something exists even when it is out of sight. ... Read more...

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Brain cells wired for team work


November 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) When a pair of dancers execute complex movements flawlessly, millions of neurons in their brain cortex are hard at work, acting and reacting like a well-oiled ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New way of treating lung cancer soon


October 11th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 11 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered the mechanism by which aggressive lung cancers re-grow following chemotherapy, offering hope for new therapies.The study, conducted by a team from Monash (Australia), ... Read more...

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Scientists tame HIV by stripping it of cholesterol


September 29th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Ridding HIV of its cholesterol content deactivates the deadly virus' ability to trick the immune system and infect the body.The finding could remove a major hurdle ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

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India showcases its biotech strength in US


June 30th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) India is showcasing its biotechnology strength to attract global players for partnership, investments and business development at the annual BIO International Convention, the world's largest such ... Read more...

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Stem cells from skin, blood regenerate faltering liver


May 12th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Patients with advanced liver disease can be treated with stem cells taken from their own skin or blood in a breakthrough that could save thousands of ... Read more...

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Early intervention may prevent smoking


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): A School of Nursing professor has shed light on the fact that nicotine addiction can start well before smokers are old enough to legally buy cigarettes.Using data from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low Vitamin D in kids linked to anaemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Paediatricians have discovered a link between low levels of Vitamin D and anaemia in children.Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center looked at data from the blood ... Read more...

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Kids with low vitamin D levels more susceptible to anemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that low vitamin D levels in kids may cause anemia, a severe condition of which leads to damage of vital organs by depriving ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Formula-fed preemies at higher risk for dangerous GI condition


May 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study has found that premature babies fed with a standard premature infant formula derived from cow's milk are at a greater risk of developing the dangerous ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify genetic link to suicide attempts


March 29th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a small region on chromosome 2 that is associated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insulin-releasing switch found


March 16th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has uncovered the molecular switch for the secretion of insulin - the hormone that regulates blood sugar - providing for the first time an explanation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study finds temperature-sensing role in eyes’ light-sensing receptor


March 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that a light-sensing receptor that's packed inside the eye's photoreceptor cells is also critical for sensing temperature."For decades, this well-known molecule - one ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some patients with cerebral palsy have asymmetric pelvic bones: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Most children with severe cerebral palsy have starkly asymmetric pelvic bones, Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers have discovered.The newly identified misalignment can affect how surgeries of the pelvis, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene variant that influences chronic kidney disease identified


March 10th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a single genetic mutation in the CUBN gene that is associated with albuminuria both with and without diabetes.Albuminuria is a condition caused by the leaking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Proper care, not type on antibiotic, key to healing kids’ skin wounds


February 21st, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that when it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

HIV-infected teens ‘at high risk for pregnancy, complications’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have revealed that teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CBS College Sports To Air Patriot League Championship


January 27th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) CBS College Sports, the popular program on CBS, is going to broadcast live the annual Bucknell-Colgate Men's Lacrosse game. The game is scheduled to be held ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Scientists crack genetic code for form of pancreatic cancer


January 21st, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have deciphered the genetic code for a type of pancreatic cancer, called neuroendocrine or islet cell tumors.The work shows that patients whose tumors have certain ... Read more...

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Breast cancer patients with diabetes ‘50pc more likely to die’


January 19th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A comprehensive review of research, conducted by Johns Hopkins physicians, has found that breast cancer patients are nearly 50 percent more likely to die of any cause if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genome code for most common form of pediatric brain cancer cracked


December 17th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): The genetic code for medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer and a leading killer of children with cancer, have been decoded by scientists at the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Trio of drugs may help fight ‘triple negative’ breast cancer


December 11th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a blend of three drugs that could treat so called triple negative breast cancer.Women with such cancers lack all ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New guidelines to aid food allergies diagnosis released


December 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Food allergies are one of the biggest challenges today. But they are often hard for doctors to diagnose, and are even harder for parents to manage.That is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

ALS causing gene discovered


December 10th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Using a new sequencing method, researchers have discovered a gene that appears to cause some instances of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).A team of researchers led by scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify new ‘infection fighting officer’


December 10th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a previously unrecognized step in the activation of infection-fighting white blood cells, the main immunity troops in the body's war on bacteria, viruses ... Read more...

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Excess of protein used as anti-cancer drug triggers Parkinson’s disease


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has found that over-activation of a single protein may shut down the brain-protecting effects of a molecule and increases the likeliness of the most common ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids with lung disease prone to serious infections at daycare


September 27th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with a chronic lung condition caused by premature birth at risk for serious respiratory ... Read more...

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African-Americans bikers 1.5 times more likely to die in crashes: Study


September 25th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): African-American victims of motorcycle crashes were 1.5 times more likely to die in crashes, even if they wore helmets, says a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers."For reasons ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cells in eyes help set internal clocks


September 19th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) We run our lives largely by the clock that remind us when it's time for meals, after-school pick-up and other activities. We also have internal "clocks" and a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New Parkinson’s gene linked to immune system


August 30th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Scientists have found a new genetic link associated with Parkinson's disease that implicates the immune system and offers new targets for drug development.Johns Hopkins researchers from the Center ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High-fat diets successfully treat absence epilepsy


August 29th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): A research has shown that two high-fat diets - the classic ketogenic and a modified version of the Atkins - can reduce and, in some cases, completely eliminate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How chemical repellents trip up insects


August 29th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that it is the molecular makeup of bugs that enables citronellal (the aromatic liquid used in lotions, sprays and candles) and DEET to ... Read more...

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