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What babies eat determines risk of obesity


August 31st, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Baby rats which get normal levels of dietary fat right after birth, even though their mothers were fed high-fat diets, avoid obesity and related disorders as ... Read more...

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Latest scan can tell need for bypass


August 29th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can tell which people with chest pain need or do not need cardiac angioplasty or bypass surgery to restore ... Read more...

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Fatty liver disease has no affect on longevity


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Surprisingly, fatty liver disease that targets the obese or patients of heart disease poses no risk to one's longevity.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common ... Read more...

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Drug creates lasting personality change


September 29th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) A single dose of drug psilocybin, a mushroom hallucinogen, was enough to bring about personality changes in nearly 60 percent of the people in a research. ... Read more...

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Menopause not linked to heart attack


September 6th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Ageing alone explains increasing number of deaths among women, which has nothing to do with the hormonal impact of menopause, researchers say. The findings by Johns ... Read more...

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Clot busting drug could improve stroke treatment


May 29th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A new clot busting drug seems to improve the prospect of recovery for stroke victims.The new treatment combines minimally invasive surgery, a brain imaging technique and ... Read more...

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Gene variation linked to infertility in women


May 18th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Variation in a gene involved in regulating cholesterol has been linked to infertility in women, a study shows.According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, variation in ... Read more...

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Turning ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ could help cure obesity


May 4th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, paving the way ... Read more...

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Body armour can protect brain from ’shell shock’ blast injuries


April 29th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A study has found that stronger and tougher body armour may be just what soldiers need to better protect their brains from mild injuries tied to so-called "shell ... Read more...

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Gene linked to severity of autism’s social dysfunction identified


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a gene associated with autism that appears to be linked very specifically to the severity of social interaction deficits.The gene, GRIP1 (glutamate receptor ... Read more...

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New treatment shows promise in the fight against breast cancer


March 30th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a promising treatment to delay the growth and spread of breast cancer tumors.According to researchers, the treatment combines two innovative strategies: blocking the ... Read more...

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Retrovirus could be responsible for Lou Gherig’s disease: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists say that a retrovirus, which inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago, may be responsible for some cases of the neurodegenerative disease ... Read more...

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Potassium levels may explain racial disparity in Type 2 diabetes: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study suggests that lower potassium levels in the blood may help explain why African-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as ... Read more...

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Motorcycle helmets ‘cut risk of spine injuries after collisions’


February 10th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): New research from Johns Hopkins suggests that motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, appear to also be associated ... Read more...

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Jumping genes may tell why people have varied looks, disease risks


February 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A Johns Hopkins study has identified 'jumping genes' in humans that may one day explain why people have such varied physical traits and disease risks.Using bioinformatics to compare ... Read more...

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Minimally invasive procedure ‘helpful to reanimate facial paralysis’


January 18th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new study reports a procedure involving only one small incision and no major modifications that appears helpful in reanimating the lower face after paralysis."The primary goal of ... Read more...

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Online tool can help worried seniors quickly determine dementia risk


January 16th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a quick online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of ... Read more...

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How salvia kicks off intense, short-lasting high


December 16th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Hallucinogen kicks off an unusually intense and short-lasting high, with no obvious ill effects, a new study of salvia has found.While the study is small and can't vouch ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise against pancreatic cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have made a new discovery that could be helpful in the fight against pancreatic cancer.By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene ... Read more...

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Mysterious cells may play role in Lou Gehrig’s disease


November 18th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers, who tracked the fate of a group of immature cells that persist in the adult brain and spinal cord, have discovered in mice that these ... Read more...

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Vit D deficiency ‘doubles stroke risk in whites, not in blacks’


November 15th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke ... Read more...

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Mid-aged women with high cholesterol not at risk for Alzheimer


November 11th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new Johns Hopkins-led research has found that high cholesterol levels in middle age do not appear to increase women's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover How To Erase Memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a report which is expected to be released in Science Express this week, researchers have discovered how to erase memories, by removing a protein, according to ‘medicalnewstoday.com’.Working ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover Technique To Erase Disturbing Memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent research has given evidences that our darkest and the most traumatic memories can be permanently removed. The research was conducted by the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Women 14pc more likely to survive trauma than men


October 21st, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new Johns Hopkins study has suggested that women who have been severely injured are 14 percent more likely to survive than similarly injured men.According to the researchers, ... Read more...

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Mystery of arsenic compound solved


October 14th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Scientists from Johns Hopkins, Baylor and Stanford have discovered why an arsenic compound, called arsenite, can kill us, and yet function as an effective therapeutic agent against disease ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for some breast cancers discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new therapeutic target for some breast cancers.A protein that pumps calcium out of cells also moonlights as a signal to get massive quantities of ... Read more...

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Way to turn off immune system’s allergic reaction discovered


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 02 (ANI): Scientists have found a way to turn off the immune system's allergic reaction to certain food proteins in mice- a discovery that could have implications for the millions ... Read more...

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How growth hormone can promote muscle growth


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Growth hormone is not only used for children's growth disorders, but is also being used by some sports men and women to promote muscle growth and regeneration.This is ... Read more...

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Bariatric ops reduce chances of gestational diabetes


September 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that obese women who have undergone bariatric surgical procedures before pregnancy are three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes (GDM) than women ... Read more...

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Researchers link mutated protein to tumour growth


September 5th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): While working on mice, Johns Hopkins researchers discovered a protein that is a major target of a gene that, when mutated in humans, causes tumors to develop on ... Read more...

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Immune system gene linked to Parkinson’s


August 28th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): A gene associated with the immune system may play a role in developing Parkinson's disease, scientists said, marking a possible advance in the search for effective treatments.A ... Read more...

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Ashkenazi Jewish population more diverse than people of European descent


August 27th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): After conducting a genomic analysis, researchers have shown that the Ashkenazi Jewish population is genetically more diverse than people of European descent, despite previous assumptions that Ashkenazi Jews ... Read more...

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DNA that may contribute to each person’s uniqueness identified


August 12th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered the reason behind why people have a variety of physical traits and disease risks.Building on a tool that ... Read more...

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Dense bones associated with raised risk for prostate cancer


July 29th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A new study has found that men, who develop prostate cancer, tend to retain denser bones as they age than men who stay free of the disease.This new ... Read more...

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