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Britain bans animal tests of cleaning agents


July 19th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) To prevent cruelty to animals, the British government has put an end to the practice of animal testing for items such as washing-up liquid, furniture polish ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Using animals to test cosmetics should be stopped: Dench


May 28th, 2011 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) Veteran actress Dame Judi Dench has asked officials of The European Union (EU) to ban animal testing for cosmetics sold in Europe.EU is set to introduce ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

A walk in the park ‘makes people more generous and sociable’


April 20th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A research has indicated that a walk in the park is more than just a nice way to spend an afternoon - it makes you more generous and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People more generous, sociable in green surroundings


April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) A walk in a park is more than just a nice way to spend an afternoon -- it makes you more generous and sociable too."Through the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How brain learns and encodes new skills


April 14th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): UT Dallas researchers have found that brain nerve stimulation accelerates learning in laboratory tests.The breakthrough may aid treatment of learning impairments, strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain.Another major finding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mother hens ‘can feel their chicks’ pain’


March 9th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): The ability to feel someone's pain or see their point of view was once thought to be uniquely human. But recent studies suggest that animals may also experience ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists label report on ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical ‘alarmist’


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): If you have seen the movie 'Erin Brockovich' you may remember hexavalent chromium too - the chemical chromium-6 that is considered as a dangerous water pollutant.A new report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human umbilical cord blood cells boost survival, maturation of key brain cells


December 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBs) provide a 'trophic effect' (nutritional effect) that enhances survival and maturation of hippocampal neurons harvested from both young and old laboratory animals, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human skin turned into 3-D cancers in tissue culture dishes


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): For the first time ever, Stanford University researchers have successfully transformed normal human tissue into three-dimensional cancers in a tissue culture dish.Watching how the cells behave as they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pulses of light might one day keep diseased hearts beating


November 13th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Heart muscles genetically engineered to respond to optical stimulation could improve models of heart attacks, and may also increase the understanding of how the embryonic heart develops, say ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemical found in plastics ‘can increase testosterone levels in men’


August 26th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified changes in sex hormones associated with BPA exposure in men, in a large population study.An international group of researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aging and longevity linked to specific brain region in mice


July 29th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): In a study on mice engineered to produce a protein showed that a specific brain region, called the hypothalamus governs aging and longevity.The researchers found that mice engineered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten


June 24th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten, according to scientists.Philip Moos and colleagues have said that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blueberries may benefit people with liver diseases


June 18th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new research indicates that blueberries could provide relief to patients suffering from liver diseases - especially hepatic fibrosis.A study led by Ming-Liang Cheng, MD, from Department of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sunscreen nanoparticles could be toxic if accidentally eaten


April 8th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Nanoparticles of zinc oxide present in sunscreens could prove toxic if consumed accidentally, according to a study.Particles smaller than 100 nanometers are slightly more toxic to colon cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel inhaled drug found effective against H5N1 avian influenza virus


February 26th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers have found a novel compound highly effective against the pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, including some drug-resistant strains.The work by a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer identified


February 24th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): PKC-iota (PKCi), an oncogene important in colon and lung cancers, is over-produced in pancreatic cancer and is linked to poor patient survival, a research team has found.The team ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex hormone could help heal traumatic brain injuries


February 20th, 2010 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
San Diego (California), Feb 20 (DPA) Researchers at 17 US medical centres plan to start using a hormone to treat serious brain injuries on a trial basis, according to a presentation Friday ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Early intervention could prevent schizophrenia before it starts


January 29th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have shown that early intervention could prevent Schizophrenia even before it starts.Prof. Ina Weiner of TAU's Department of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blueberry juice ‘boosts memory in older adults’


January 21st, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A few glasses of blueberry juice a day may help improve memory in older adults, says a new study.In a report, which appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential therapeutic target for deadly form of childhood leukaemia found


December 15th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Virginia have found a gene that can act as a potential therapeutic target for deadly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lead paradox could lead to new therapy for Lou Gehrig’s disease


December 1st, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that high level of lead, which is a neurotoxic heavy metal, can slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease-a finding that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New mobile lab allows scientists to study damaging health effects of air pollution


October 8th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): A new mobile air research laboratory will help a team of researchers led by a Michigan State University professor better understand the damaging health effects of air pollution ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New radioactive imaging agent may revolutionise skin cancer diagnosis


October 1st, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): An Australian Government funded research group has developed a potential new material that can make early diagnosis of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer possible. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel ‘adjuvant’ may help develop new vaccines


September 15th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): In a novel study, Oregon State University scientists have developed a new "adjuvant" that would allow the creation of important new vaccines for various diseases.It can possibly become ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Popular Indian foods have genetically modified components: Greenpeace


September 9th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Food products of Nestle, Cadbury, Kellogg, Britannia, and Safal are among those on a 'red list' in a guide prepared by NGO Greenpeace about common food products ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Eating meat does not increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women


May 29th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Consuming red or white meat does not raise the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, says a new study.The large study, conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Walnuts can help keep breast cancer at bay


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Walnuts contain compounds that reduce the risk of breast cancer, claims a new study.Elaine Hardman, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at Marshall University School of Medicine, said that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple urine test may help predict lung cancer risk in smokers


April 20th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A simple urine test could predict if a smoker is at the risk of developing lung cancer or not, according to a new study.Lung cancer afflicts some smokers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the body clock controls metabolism and ageing


March 20th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): In a study on mice, a team of scientists have found how the biological circadian clock mechanism in animals corresponds with processes that control aging and metabolism. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breakthrough technique may help generate solid organs from stem cells


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Making a significant advance in the field of tissue engineering, scientists have developed a new technique that could help generate solid organs from stem cells in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a pill to prevent noise-induced hearing loss


February 18th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Two new studies have brought scientists one step closer to the development of a pill that could stave off noise-induced and perhaps even age-related hearing loss in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dry beans can help fight cancer


February 5th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Studying the anticancer benefits of dry beans, scientists have discovered that different market classes of beans help in reducing the risk of mammary cancer.For the study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug shows potential to treat angina, other cardiac problems


January 7th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A compound, designed to prevent chest pains in heart patients, could act as a drug to treat angina and possibly other cardiac pathologies, according to a study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Long talks on cell phones may impair memory


December 7th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Long talks on cell phones can have an adverse impact on memory, say researchers.In the study involving rat models, researchers from the Division of Neurosurgery, Lund University, ... Read more...

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