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‘Survival protein’ can help treat neuro-disorders


May 24th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A newly discovered "survival protein" protects the brain against the effects of stroke by interfering with a particular kind of brain cell death that is often ... Read more...

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A bug that nips malaria in the bud


May 13th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a bug that nips malaria in the bud by halting the development of the parasite, plasmodium falciparum, that causes it.The enterobacter ... Read more...

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‘Key player’ that facilitates Parkinson’s disease found


March 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that PARIS - the protein - facilitates the most common form of Parkinson's disease (PD).The findings could lead to important new targets for ... Read more...

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Revolutionary JHU computer that can crunch 5 petabytes of data!


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Computer scientist and astrophysicist Alexander Szalay of Johns Hopkins' Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, and his colleagues, have developed a tool that will enable analysis of ... Read more...

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13 genes linked to human body mass found


September 16th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found 13 genes linked to human body mass.The experiments screened the so-called epigenome for key information that cells remember other than the DNA code ... Read more...

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How chemotherapy drugs slow cancer spread


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has shed light on how chemotherapy drugs slow cancer growth. Chemotherapeutics such as doxorubicin (Adriamycin), daunorubicin, epirubicin, idarubicin ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover ”epigenetic” switch for new brain cells growth


January 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): A new study conducted by neuroscientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has shown that the birth of new cells, which depends on brain activity, ... Read more...

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Heart failure drug in use for centuries may help treat cancer too


January 6th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine say that digitalis-based drugs like digoxin, which have been used to treat patients with irregular heart rhythms and ... Read more...

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Indian researcher leads effort to create human protein encyclopedia


February 8th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 8 (ANI): An Indian researcher at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Genetic Medicine has led the effort to create online human protein encyclopedia.To create human proteinpedia', Akhilesh Pandey coordinated with ... Read more...

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