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Green tea boosts memory


September 6th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists now have an explanation for why green tea is good for the brain -- it lies in the chemical properties that affect the production of ... Read more...

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Biochemical to treat diabetes discovered


July 16th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a biochemical that shows a completely new and promising direction for the development of drugs to treat type-2 diabetes.Scientists had long ... Read more...

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Vaccine offers hope to treat chikungunya


August 14th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) A new vaccine that may cure the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, which afflicts millions of people in India, Southeast Asia and Africa has been developed by US ... Read more...

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Binge drinking in teen years affects brain behaviour


April 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Binge drinking during adolescence, which marks a critical period for brain development, can impact its growth, affecting behaviour. "The question is, what impact does alcohol binge-drinking ... Read more...

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Key to male potency may lie in bones


February 20th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The skeleton may be the key to fertility in male mice through a hormone released by it known as osteocalcin, a study suggests, and this could well be ... Read more...

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Male fertility is in the bones, shows mice study


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the skeleton acts as a regulator of fertility in male mice through a hormone released by bone-osteocalcin.Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, ... Read more...

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New treatment for cancer using camel’s milk, urine?


January 12th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 12 (IANS/WAM) A team of researchers are claiming to have made a scientific breakthrough by developing a medical formula for treating cancer using camel's milk and urine.Abdalla A. Alnajjar, president ... Read more...

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Jab developed to help drug addicts break vicious habit


January 7th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) A shot that could help drug addicts break the vicious habit has been developed by the US researchers.The team produced a lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving ... Read more...

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Our immune system has back-up to fight infection


December 28th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Our immune system has an effective backup plan to protect the body from infection when its "master switch" fails, says a new study. Our immune system protects the ... Read more...

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Sugar could be key to healing deep wounds without scars


December 13th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has found that blocking the sugar molecule hyaluronan that triggers inflammation, could play a part in repairing wounds, but without leaving scars.The small peptide, named ... Read more...

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Soon, a ‘nano drug’ jab that hits brain tumour’s bullseye


November 6th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): The scientists have developed a unique technology, which can inject anti-tumor drugs directly into brain tumor cells, unlike other drugs of its kind.The research team at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine ... Read more...

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Sitting too long at work can be ‘dangerous’


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Sitting too long at work can be dangerous for your health, suggest experts.Those who stand at work say that it helps them stay focused, avoid feeling they need ... Read more...

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More evidence that light at night ups cancer risk


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): A new study has found an additional link between Light At Night (LAN) and cancer.Previous studies have shown that living in areas that have more night-time illumination make ... Read more...

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‘Deathstalker’ scorpion venom could improve anti-brain cancer gene therapy


August 12th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that an ingredient in the venom of the 'deathstalker' scorpion could help gene therapy become an effective treatment for brain cancer.The substance allows therapeutic genes ... Read more...

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Human tissue regeneration hope following successful experiment in mice


August 6th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists have wondered for a long time why tissue regeneration is such a simple task for salamanders and newts but not for mammals.New research suggests that because regeneration ... Read more...

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Drinking coffee regularly may offset diabetes risk


June 10th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Drinking coffee regularly may help prevent diabetes, according to new evidence found by Japanese scientists. They fed either water or coffee to a group of lab mice commonly ... Read more...

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Plastic antibody found to work in first tests in living animals


June 10th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A plastic antibody has been found to work in the first tests in living animals, scientists report.The study appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.In the ... Read more...

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First transgenic prairie voles created to unravel genetic secrets of pairing


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): By successfully generating the first transgenic prairie voles, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have taken an important step towards unlocking the genetic secrets ... Read more...

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New scan to track skin cancer early undergoing trials


October 6th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) A new imaging agent could help to save innumerable lives by tracking melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, at an early stage. Ivan Greguric and colleagues working ... Read more...

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Scientists make new drug to kill tough bugs


August 18th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists have synthesised a powerful new chemical from a marine bacterium that kills resistant bugs found in hospitals. Equally important, the new chemical, called Fijimycin, is unlikely to ... Read more...

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‘Junk’ organs are not really useless


July 31st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Vestigial organs like appendix, spleen, tonsils and various redundant veins, which have long been considered useless, are not really expendable as previously believed, according to researchers.The ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind pregnancy loss and disorders identified


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A mutation in a gene called Bub1 could lead to a condition that causes disorders like Down Syndrome, pregnancy loss, and infertility, according to a study led by ... Read more...

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Vinegar is a fat buster


July 7th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) The vinegar used to garnish salad dressings, pickles and other foods, may live up to its folk reputation as a fat buster and health promoter. Japanese researchers Tomoo ... Read more...

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Vitamin B1 may treat common cause of blindness


April 24th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) A form of vitamin B1 could become a new and effective treatment for one of the world's leading causes of blindness, according to a discovery. Scientists believe ... Read more...

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Freedom from lice may have paved way for modern allergies


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): A new study from University of Nottingham has revealed that louse infestation can dampen mammalian immune reactions.The finding means that the epidemic of allergic disorders in modern, urban ... Read more...

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Diet rich in lipoic acid cuts heart disease risk


March 31st, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Supplementing diets with lipoic acid, an antioxidant found in foods like red meat and green leafy vegetables, significantly lowers triglycerides, which along with cholesterol levels and blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Instant ”vaccine” turns mouse antibodies into potent cancer killers


March 12th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): Scientists in California have announced the creation of molecules that transform mouse antibodies into potent cancer killers. Carlos Barbas, of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, says ... Read more...

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New clues to healing arthritis caused by traumatic injury


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) A strain of lab mice with 'superhealing' powers not only resists inflammation after a knee injury, but also avoids developing arthritis at the spot in the long term, ... Read more...

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Undiagnosed gastric infections aggravate severity of diarrhoea


February 16th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Diarrhoea claims nearly two million people annually, the bulk of them being from poor countries in Africa and Asia.The disease accounts for 18 percent of all deaths ... Read more...

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How to improve lab mices suitability as research models


December 9th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 9 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted by Purdue University scientists have shown that the animals raised in cages may relieve stress with behaviours associated with their counterparts in the ... Read more...

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Sexually monogamous mice at lower diabetes risk


November 6th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Sexually monogamous males are less vulnerable to diabetes than their promiscuous counterparts, according to a study on mice. Males of a calmer, more monogamous species were found to ... Read more...

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MicroRNAs make for safer cancer treatments


October 27th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Turning dreaded viruses into anti-cancer therapies is also fraught with concerns about their safety, but researchers have found a way of controlling them more comprehensively. They are engineering ... Read more...

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Female lab mice less prone to anxiety than males


October 16th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 16 (ANI): When it comes to anxiety, female lab mice can respond quite differently than males, finds a new study from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, something which ... Read more...

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Technique likely to slash cancer drug delivery time


July 23rd, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) A new technique may now make it possible to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to the targeted areas within hours, as against two days taken by existing systems. Using lab ... Read more...

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Cancer cure in mice to get human trials


June 30th, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A potential cure for cancer that destroyed advanced tumours in mice is to be tested on human patients for the first time by scientists at Wake Forest ... Read more...

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