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Aniston, Theroux donate money for X-mas


December 24th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston and her boyfriend Justin Theroux have donated money to a children's hospital in lieu of sending gifts to them for the ... Read more...

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Mcphee to lead charity walk


November 10th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 10 (IANS) Singer Katharine Mcphee is set to walk across Brooklyn Bridge to raise funds for a children's charity.The 27-year-old "Unbroken" hitmaker will join hundreds of participants ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding can benefit childhood cancer survivors


January 21st, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that breastfeeding can partially offset the long-term side effects of cancer treatment.Susan Ogg and colleagues from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, ... Read more...

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Switch that controls neuronal migration in developing brain identified


November 27th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified a crucial step in brain development, which offers insight into the origins of epilepsy, mental retardation and possibly brain ... Read more...

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Marlo Thomas Releases Her New Website For Women


September 27th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "That Girl" actress Marlo Thomas seems to have her hands full of activities these days. The National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has ... Read more...

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Gene crucial for lifetime of memories discovered


August 19th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that a gene named Prox1 is a key player in normal development of a brain structure crucial for learning and memory and remains active throughout ... Read more...

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Childhood brain tumour survivors may face health challenges with age


August 15th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): A recent study revealed that children who survived brain tumours might face health challenges, as they grow older.St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigator Kirsten Ness and colleagues said ... Read more...

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Thousands of possible new drugs to fight malaria identified


May 20th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have identified thousands of potential new drugs to fight malaria by the mass-screening of chemicals.The international research team, led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators, released ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock genetics of kids’ brain tumour


May 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): An important cancer gene that could lead to more effective drugs being developed to fight pediatric high grade glioma - a disease that currently has a poor prognosis, ... Read more...

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1976 swine flu immunization might protect against pandemic H1N1 virus


April 24th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new American study has linked 1976 'swine flu' shot to stronger immune response to 21st century pandemic flu.Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that individuals ... Read more...

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Zac Efron gets a traffic violation ticket


April 9th, 2010 - 2:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hollywood, Apr 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Zac Efron got a traffic violation ticket in West Hollywood. According to witnesses, the local traffic police pulled over Zac to the side, as he had ... Read more...

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‘Statins protect children with sickle cell disease’


January 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Statins, generally used for lowering cholesterol levels, have also been found effective in protecting children with sickle disease, say researchers.Children with sickle cell disease have a much greater ... Read more...

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Childhood cancer survivors experience suicidal thoughts


October 24th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that adult childhood cancer survivors are at an increased risk of contemplating suicide, even after their cancer treatments have long ended.Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ... Read more...

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Controlling pain can hasten recovery for kids with cancer


September 13th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): Controlling pain and discomfort arising from cancer treatment can speed up recovery for children battling the disease, say researchers.Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital suggest that tumours ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus strain leaves survivors at increased Parkinson’s disease risk


August 20th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): An animal study conducted by experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has suggested that at least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at ... Read more...

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Two new genetic variations linked to common childhood cancer


August 17th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified inherited variations in two genes that can lead to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a common childhood cancer.The finding ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


August 13th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Some kinds of influenza viruses may set up people infected with them to be at higher risk of developing chronic neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's later in ... Read more...

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Avian flu strain makes brain more prone to Parkinson’s disease


August 11th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital say that there is at least one strain of the H5N1 virus that leaves avian flu survivors at significantly increased risk ... Read more...

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Jennifer Aniston receives iParenting Media Award


August 10th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 10 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston and her father have received the iParenting Media Award in the 2009 Outstanding category, for brilliantly narrating the book Loukoumi's Good Deeds.The actress has given ... Read more...

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Just a handful of genetic changes behind childhood acute myeloid leukaemia


July 28th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that only a few genetic changes are responsible for childhood acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital say ... Read more...

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HIV mother’s pre-chewed food may transmit virus to kids


July 22nd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered the first case of HIV almost certainly being transmitted by infected mothers to children through pre-chewed food. The source of HIV in the pre-chewed food ... Read more...

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HIV can be transmitted by pre-chewed food too


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): First three cases of HIV infection have suggested that the deadly virus could be transmitted from mothers or other caregivers to children via pre-chewed food, according to researchers ... Read more...

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How meningococcal bacteria break through body’s natural defence mechanism


May 14th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Nottingham claim to have discovered how the deadly meningococcal bacteria avoid the body's natural defence mechanism and attack the brain.Their work attains significance ... Read more...

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Eye cells deemed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells


March 31st, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have found that eye cells believed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells, and thus therapies to restore ... Read more...

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Jennifer Aniston lends voice for a lamb story audio CD


March 23rd, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston has lent her voice to an audio CD version of a children''s book, called ''Loukoumi''s Good Deeds'', which tells the story of a cuddly ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on genetics of cancer relapse


November 28th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 28 (ANI): A study conducted by researchers at St Jude Children''s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, has revealed that cancer cells that cause a type of childhood leukaemia to ... Read more...

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Scientists discover bacterial pathway to pave the way for TB treatment


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have uncovered a new pathway in which disease-causing bacteria dodge the hosts immune system to survive and grow in the cells that ... Read more...

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Dancing hair cells are key to humans acute hearing: Study


May 8th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators in their new study have shown how dancing hair cells contribute to amplifying sounds in the inner ear, a finding that ... Read more...

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String of genetic mutations cause aggressive form of leukaemia


April 15th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
London, April 15 (ANI): Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have unearthed evidence that a combination of genetic mutations is to blame for most cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), ... Read more...

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