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New compound boosts efficacy of HIV, flu vaccine


August 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.Research by an Oxford University team, along ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Researchers engineer ‘artificial’ jellyfish


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have now created silicone and living cardiac muscle cells into a freely swimming "jellyfish," thanks to advances in marine bio-mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists create salt-tolerant wheat


March 12th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 12 (IANS) Salty soil may no longer come in the way of planting wheat but could actually improve its yield by 25 percent, a study reveals.Using 'non-GM' crop ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists developing salt-resistant rice


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Scientists are developing a salt-resistant rice variety after a huge tsunami last year hit paddy fields in Japan leaving behind a salty sludge. Farmlands that accumulate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Heat-loving fungi open way to greener fuels


October 5th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Two heat-loving fungi, found in composts that self-ignite minus flame or spark, could pave the way to faster development of greener biofuels and chemicals, new research ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists assemble genome from DNA of single bug


September 19th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Now researchers can assemble all of an organism's hereditary information from the DNA of a single bacterial cell, thanks to a significant breakthrough.The genome is encoded ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists deliver Alzheimer’s drug directly into brain


March 21st, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Scientists have found a new way to deliver Alzheimer's drugs directly to the brain, potentially opening the way to a more effective treatment for sufferers. Efforts ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Glowing nerves’ using fluorescent peptides to make surgeries easier


February 7th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Locating sensitive nerves during a surgery may now be possible as scientists have developed injectable fluorescent peptides that cause hard-to-see peripheral nerves to glow.Nerve preservation is important in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cell jab could replace hip, knee surgeries


October 18th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A simple treatment that could end the need for painful hip and knee replacements is being developed by British scientists.Within 10 years, damaged joints could be rejuvenated by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stem cell jab could spell the end for hip replacement surgeries


October 18th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): The day is not far when painful hip and knee replacement surgeries would be history, for British scientists are developing a treatment wherein damaged joints could be rejuvenated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

American Scientists Create HIV Resistant Stem Cells To Counter AIDS


July 5th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Paris, July 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American scientists have been successful in creating HIV resistant cells which might play a significant role in the future in utilizing gene therapy to control ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Breakthrough in stem cell culture, holds hope for cures


June 1st, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions without the use of animal proteins, paving the way for harvesting large quantities ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

World’s first in-depth study of malaria parasite genome completed


February 6th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Biological Sciences have completed the world's first in-depth study of the malaria parasite genome.The groundbreaking research could lead to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Engineered bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel


December 11th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): In a bid to drastically reduce the greenhouse effect, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have genetically modified a cyanobacterium to consume ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find novel way to deliver cancer-fighting molecules


August 28th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists from University of Iowa have found a novel way to inject cancer-fighting molecules in the bloodstream and inhibit tumour growth.Small interfering RNA (siRNA), a type of genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to differentiate healthy cells from those cancerous


January 6th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 6 (ANI): McMaster University researchers in Canada have gained fresh insights into how therapies and drugs may be programmed to carefully target cancer, while sparing normal healthy cells. Mick ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Old drug may hold promise against hepatitis C


September 1st, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Researchers from Stanford University say that an old drug may be effective against hepatitis C.The research team say that their hunch is based on two significant discoveries ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Now barcodes to help hone diagnostics


May 24th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) You've seen barcodes on consumer products - now these, or something very similar, will soon be put to medical use. Ultra-sensitive fluorescent barcodes called nanostrings, developed by Australian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Researchers close to developing vaccine for encephalitis


May 22nd, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 22 (IANS) Australian researchers are close to developing a vaccine for the potentially debilitating West Nile virus that causes Japanese encephalitis and dengue. Alex Khromykh from University of Queensland and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tool kit for patients to track drug toxicity


February 25th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by admin
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) A Harvard Medical School team led by Vamsi Mootha has developed a new tool kit that helps explains how drugs can affect users. The kit is important ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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