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Gene therapy restores olfactory sense in mice


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense ... Read more...

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Stress, depression can shrink brain


August 13th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Don't take stress or depression lightly, they can actually shrink the brain and contribute to both emotional and mental degradation, according to a US study.Now researchers ... Read more...

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Researchers develop graft that regenerates coronary arteries


June 25th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new biodegradable graft that helps regenerate coronary arteries within 90 days of bypass surgeries, leaving no trace of itself in the body. ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug found effective in amoebic dysentery


May 21st, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Scientists have identified an arthritis drug that acts very effectively against a parasite causing amoebic dysentery and liver abscesses, which kill over 70,000 people worldwide annually. ... Read more...

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‘Gluttony gene’ forces you to gobble non-stop


March 19th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on a 'gluttony gene' that converts you into an eating machine even if you are full.Mice tests have demonstrated that a mutation on ... Read more...

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Chronic liver disease cure on the horizon


March 6th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Scientists have made an important breakthrough that could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for chronic liver illnesses.At present such illnesses can only be ... Read more...

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‘Anti-ageing’ vitamin could weaken your bones


March 6th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Vitamin E, dubbed the "anti-ageing" vitamin may acutally weaken your bones before their time.Animals fed on a diet supplemented with the vitamin developed bones 20 percent ... Read more...

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New technique diagnoses brain cancers non-invasively


January 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) A new technique diagnoses brain tumours non-invasively, eliminating the need for surgery in patients whose tumours are located in areas too dangerous for biopsy. The new ... Read more...

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Drug protects against fatality from extreme heat


January 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Help could be on the way for players or soldiers who are exposed to the risk of extreme heat sensitivity during practice sessions, thanks to a ... Read more...

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Healing damaged liver tissues


December 5th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Damaged liver tissues, which cause scars, can bring on cirrhosis -- where the organ is unable to clean blood or produce vital hormones and clotting agents. ... Read more...

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Immune system can abort stem cell regeneration


November 21st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The immune system's T-cells, which protect our body from invading pathogens and illnesses, can also abort stem cells from regrowing bone and tissue, a key factor ... Read more...

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Enzyme trips fertility, triggers miscarriage


October 17th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) An enzyme that acts as a fertility switch could trip conception in women or cause a miscarriage depending on its high or low levels.The findings could ... Read more...

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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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TB shot found promising in animal tests


September 5th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) A tuberculosis (TB) shot developed by researchers has proved both potent and safe in animal studies.TB kills an estimated 1.7 million people every year globally, according ... Read more...

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Scientists develop ointment to better chances of surviving a snake bite


July 8th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Australia, June 28(THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have developed a new ointment that they say can slow down the flow of venom in the case of a snake bite. The ointment is being ... Read more...

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Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer


June 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A breast cancer wonder drug could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours.Newcastle University researchers said a family of cancer drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, ... Read more...

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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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Diabetes alert, a decade before symptoms appear


March 21st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A blood test developed by a scientist reveals whether you are at risk of diabetes 10 years before symptoms show up.By measuring levels of five markers ... Read more...

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Study: Mom’s blood can reveal Down’s syndrome in unborn baby


March 7th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors in Europe have announced that pregnant women can be tested for Down syndrome even before the baby is born. The study was published online in the ... Read more...

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Simple blood test to detect Down’s syndrome cuts miscarriage risk


March 7th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple blood test to check unborn children for Down's syndrome, which would save pregnant women from undergoing invasive examinations that risk losing their baby. ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to patients with Huntington’s disease


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study, conducted by scientists in the US, may give patients with Huntington's disease hope for a cure.Laboratory tests on skin cells and post-mortem brain tissue of ... Read more...

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New vaccine strategy tested in mice shows promise against TB


January 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A research team has found that a new vaccine strategy tested in mice provides stronger, more long-lasting protection from tuberculosis (TB) infection than the vaccine currently used in ... Read more...

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Universal influenza vaccine ‘on the anvil’


December 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Taking various seasonal flu vaccines may become a thing of the past if researchers are able design a vaccine that gives decades-long protection from any flu virus strain.Anthony ... Read more...

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Study: Bitter receptors in lungs may be a boon for asthma patients


October 26th, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research by researchers from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore has revealed that the human lungs and airways also contain bitter receptors.The ... Read more...

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Lungs can detect bitter tastes


October 25th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Human lungs can detect bitter tastes the same way as the tongue can, potentially paving the way to new treatments for asthma.The team from the University of Maryland ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint gene linked to depression


October 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that may be the "primary cause" of depression, thereby enabling the development of new treatments and early diagnosis of the condition.Researchers at Yale ... Read more...

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Scientists discover key genetic trigger of depression


October 18th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Yale researchers have discovered a gene that seems to play a major role in triggering depression."This could be a primary cause, or at least a major contributing factor, ... Read more...

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Hepatitis C virus infection linked to fat enzyme in liver cells


October 11th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that an enzyme associated with the storage of fat in the liver is necessary for the infectious activity of the hepatitis C virus (HCV).This discovery ... 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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Scientists discover cancer treatment in ‘junk DNA’


September 29th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a way to shrink tumours in certain cancers - a finding that provides hope for new treatments.The cancers in question are those caused by a ... Read more...

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Needle-free jab developed to beat injection phobia


July 19th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a skin patch to administer vaccines without the need for a jab. Researchers say it could pave the way for 'mail-order' inoculations. Instead of one ... Read more...

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Soon, prickly patch to replace traditional injections


July 19th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): If you've always hated painful jabs here's some good news for you. A prickly skin patch, which delivers medicine painlessly under the skin, could soon replace injections, according ... Read more...

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Now a vaccine to prevent breast cancer


June 1st, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Scientists claimed to have developed a vaccine that can save women from developing breast cancer and can also treat those suffering from the disease. All women over 40 could ... Read more...

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Breast cancer vaccine trials within a year


June 1st, 2010 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) A new vaccine may soon protect women from developing breast cancer, say researchers. The drug, which goes on trial within a year, can prevent tumour growth and also destroy ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to colon cancer patients


May 10th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Suppressing activity of common intestinal bacteria reduces tumour growth, a new American study has found.The study, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

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