journal of clinical investigation

Immunity boosting vitamin can fight superbugs


August 28th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A common vitamin may potentially provide a powerful tool to fight 'superbugs', antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus infections that health experts view as a threat to public health.The research ... Read more...

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Scientists closer to developing anti-malaria shot


August 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Australian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the quest for a vaccine against malaria, which snuffs out a million lives every year, particularly of children.The ... Read more...

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Compound in apple, onion can beat blood clots: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Rutin, a chemical present in apple, orange, onion and green and black tea, not only keeps blood clots at bay but can also be part of ... Read more...

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Heart hormone helps shape fat metabolism


February 7th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Exercise brings down body weight because it draws on fat reserves that muscle can burn as fuel. But the heart also plays a similar role.Sheila Collins ... Read more...

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Statin can prevent strokes, besides lowering lipids


January 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified a molecular pathway to lower cholestrol and clotting using statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, reveals a study.People with high cholestrol are at ... Read more...

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Dopamine also vital for kidney health, lifespan


July 20th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Dopamine, a key neurotransmitter active in the brain, is best known for triggering feel good emotions. Now investigators have shown how dopamine produced outside the brain, ... Read more...

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Gastric bug H. pylori protects against asthma


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A gut bug, H. pylori, which infects half the global population and causes gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer, has been found to protect ... Read more...

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Why we reach for chocolates during stress?


June 24th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to unravelling why some stressed people reach for chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie comfort foods.A study led by ... Read more...

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Blocking action of protein blunts serious ill effects of high BP on heart


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins have revealed a new route to treat heart disease.They have found through mice studies that blocking the action of a signaling protein deep inside ... Read more...

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Tuberculosis enzyme responsible for lung destruction identified


April 26th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB), a finding that could lead to new treatments.The new research shows that in ... Read more...

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Healthy liver-cell transplants may help treat genetic liver-lung disorder


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A animal study has found that transplanting cells from healthy adult livers may work in treating a genetic liver-lung disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.The genetic disorder, ... Read more...

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Four Pulitzer winners who made India proud


April 19th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Four eminent and enterprising personalities of Indian origin have won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Here is a quick look at them.Gobind ... Read more...

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Protein that contributes to ulcerative colitis revealed


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a protein called PUMA (p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis) contributes to ulcerative colitis.Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease thought to ... Read more...

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Prostate and breast cancer usually recur in bone: Study


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A new University of Michigan study has found that prostate and breast cancer usually recur in the bone.And now, researchers believe they know why. Prostate cancer cells specifically ... Read more...

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Key component in the spread of lung cancer discovered


March 15th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new, key component in the spread of lung cancer that may also block spread of lung cancer with drugs.A team led by scientists at ... Read more...

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Gene that limits damage to lung during trauma or transplant identified


February 9th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene that limits damage to the lung during acute stress from illness, trauma or transplant.They ... Read more...

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Scientists find trigger behind spread of cancer


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the secrets behind the spread of cancer -- a protein that helps the disease thrive and spread through the body, besides aiding ... Read more...

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Mother’s bone marrow could cure diseases in unborn baby


January 19th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a stem cell cure for deadly blood related diseases in unborn babies. Researchers extracted bone marrow cells from a pregnant mother and injected these into ... Read more...

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Study: Stem cells provide clue to beating baldness


January 5th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pennsylvania, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers say they have identified a way to beat baldness.A dormant stem cell has been identified by researchers and they say it may be the key to ... Read more...

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Kidney disease gene linked to debilitating mental disorder


January 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Oz researchers have found that gene mutations, which cause a rare kidney disease, may also be involved in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Researchers from the Centenary Institute in Sydney ... Read more...

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Brain gene responsible for making a female develop as a male identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene that is responsible for creating male genitalia in a female embryo.Melbourne researcher Professor Andrew Sinclair, of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the ... Read more...

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Human body can create its own vaccine to boost the immune system


December 15th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the human body can create its own vaccine, which boosts the immune system and helps prevent chronic inflammatory diseases.Researchers at the Biotech Research and ... Read more...

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Catching flu early can protect you from asthma later


December 15th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Catching viruses such as flu when you're younger could protect you from developing allergies later in life, says a new study.Kids today are far too 'clean' for their ... Read more...

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How fat hormone guards against stress-induced heart damage


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have discovered how a cardioprotective hormone called adiponectin prevents stress-induced damage in the heart."Whereas healthy people usually have high adiponectin levels circulating ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully ‘clone’ human virus


September 14th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Welsh scientists say their successful cloning of a human virus could lead to new treatments for life-threatening diseases.Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major infectious cause of congenital malformations ... Read more...

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Patients could grow own liver from skin slivers


August 26th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Transplant patients who are very ill may be able to grow their own livers in the near future. In a novel attempt, Cambridge University researchers turned slivers of ... Read more...

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Vitamin D may prevent or treat allergy to common mould


August 17th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Research has shown that Vitamin D may be an effective therapeutic agent to treat or prevent allergy to a common mould that can complicate asthma and frequently affects ... Read more...

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Scientists provide insight into jet lag


June 25th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Everyone hates jet lag - insomnia, loss of appetite, decreased alertness and depressed mood - that accompanies travel to locations in different time zones. The symptoms of jet ... Read more...

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Protein that thwarts tumor invasion uncovered


June 6th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Cancer cells lacking a key protein are more invasive and more likely to metastasize, providing a possible drug target to combat certain tumor types, scientists at UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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Promising proteins for diabetes prevention


May 25th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A research team at Indiana University School of Medicine has identified two new potential protein targets for preventing diabetes.According to the multi-institutional research team led by Raghu Mirmira, ... Read more...

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Brain may use clot-busting drug naturally to offer protection against stroke


May 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): The clot-busting stroke drug tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator) can act as a neuroprotectant and may form the keystone of an adaptive response to a reduction in blood flow, ... Read more...

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New ‘hot’ way to block pain at its source discovered


April 27th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel way to block pain at its source.A research team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio says that a ... Read more...

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Is too much insulin bad for the heart?


April 21st, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Using insulin to treat diabetes could be harmful if the patient has chronic high blood pressure (BP), says the latest research. Insulin is a hormone that controls the levels ... Read more...

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Study shows experimental immune-boosting drug worsens TB in mice


April 13th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have found that an experimental drug that boosts production of the immune system protein interferon worsens tuberculosis (TB) in mice.The drug ... Read more...

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Growing arteries could lead to ‘biological bypass’


March 9th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) A new method of growing arteries could lead to a "biological bypass" or a non-invasive way to treat coronary artery disease, says a new report. Coronary arteries can become ... Read more...

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