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Men, women’s immune systems respond differently to post-traumatic stress disorder


April 27th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Two studies have found that men and women's immune systems respond differently to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.The studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and ... Read more...

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New tool opens alternate door to prostate cancer diagnosis


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 03 (ANI): A new study has suggested that it may not be necessary to look for tumors directly in patients with prostate cancer - analyzing non-tumor tissue may be an ... Read more...

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Body’s ability to break down medicines linked to sunlight exposure


March 10th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that the body's ability to break down medicines may be closely related to exposure to sunlight, and thus may vary with the seasons. ... Read more...

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New findings on drug tolerance could help cure TB faster


March 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Current tuberculosis (TB) treatment requires a complex, long-term curative regimen of at least six months but that might change, thanks to a new study.New findings on how TB ... Read more...

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‘Need to upgrade diagnostic facilities in health sector’


February 13th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Diagnostic facilities and infrastructure need to be upgraded to meet the growing demands of the public health sector, a diagnostic expert said here Sunday."Demand for better facilities ... Read more...

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New genetic strategy makes T-cells resistant to HIV infection


January 27th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an innovative genetic strategy for rendering T-cells resistant to HIV infection without affecting their normal growth and activity.A team of researchers from Japan, ... Read more...

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Humanized mice paves way for better typhoid fever treatment


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): New experiments in mice might reveal valuable clues for better treatment of typhoid fever in humans, says a new study.A new model based on transplanting human immune stem ... Read more...

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Protein that shuttles RNA into mitochrondria discovered


August 8th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): An essential cell protein plays a key role in shuttling RNA into the mitochondria, the energy-producing "power plant" of the cell, found researchers.Scientists at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer ... Read more...

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Mechanism affecting Salmonella virulence, drug susceptibility discovered


July 30th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the mechanism behind Salmonella's virulence and its susceptibility to antibiotics.Although the mechanism had not been recognized before, the scientists were intrigued to find evidence of ... Read more...

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Causes of mysterious skin disease


June 7th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered additional evidence that generalized vitiligo - a disease that typically causes patches of white skin on the face and neck, is associated with slight variations ... Read more...

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‘Good’ cholesterol is not always good for health


May 26th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): The so-called "good" cholesterol, or HDL is not always a good thing, at least for a certain group of patients, says a new study.It is widely known that ... Read more...

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Intestinal bacteria can make you overweight


March 8th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Excess caloric consumption is not only a result of indisciplined eating but intestinal bacteria contribute to changes in appetite and metabolism, says latest research. It was found in ... Read more...

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Newly identified compound to pave way for brain-protecting drugs


January 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a compound that mimics one of the brain's own growth factors and can protect brain cells against damage in ... Read more...

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Why some monkeys don’t get AIDS when infected with SIV


December 5th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Researchers have taken a step towards understanding how some species of monkeys such as sooty mangabeys and African green monkeys do not get AIDS when infected with SIV, ... Read more...

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HIV vaccine comes closer to reality


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): A research team from The University of Texas, including an Indian origin scientist, has come closer to creating a vaccine for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by creating an ... Read more...

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Army confers Honorary Brigadier Rank on Dr ArvInd Lal


September 4th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 4 (ANI): Dr. Arvind Lal, Chairman and Managing Director of Dr. Lal Pathological Laboratories, has been awarded the Honorary Rank of Brigadier by the Armed Forces Medical Services.President ... Read more...

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Scientist create white blood cells directly from embryonic and adult stem cells


August 11th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have moved a step closer to transforming embryonic stem cells into a multipurpose medical tool, for they have successfully transformed these versatile ... Read more...

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‘Idol’ enzyme controls bad cholesterol


June 12th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Conducting experiments on mice, researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have identified an enzyme that controls the so-called "bad cholesterol", which is often linked with heart ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may help raise potency of cancer vaccines


June 5th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): An anti-diabetic drug can increase the potency of anti-cancer vaccines by boosting the immune system, a new study has found.Tests on mice, conducted by researchers at McGill University ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil new cellular targets for HIV drug development


May 28th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A new study suggests that HIV drug development should be focused on immune cells called macrophages, whose job is to "eat" invading disease agents, instead of traditionally targeted ... Read more...

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‘Molecular key’ to successful blood stem cell transplants identified


April 23rd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Researchers at University of British Columbia have identified a 'molecular key' that has the potential to increase the success of blood stem cell transplants.Blood stem cell transplants are ... Read more...

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Vitamin A signals may help develop autoimmunity treatment


March 2nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have found that Vitamin A plays a major role in the process whereby dendritic cells signal the white blood cells about any intrusion in the body. Researchers ... Read more...

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Deactivating protein prevents scar tissue formation after heart attack in mice


December 15th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University have found that halting the activity of a specific protein can help control excessive scar tissue formation after a ... Read more...

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New species of leprosy bacterium identified


November 25th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Through genetic analysis of a pair of lethal infections, scientists have identified a new species of bacterium that causes leprosy.The researchers named the new species Mycobacterium lepromatosis.Lead ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new strategy to predict the immunity of vaccines


November 24th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): In a collaborative study, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, have developed a new strategy to predict the immunity ... Read more...

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”Bionic assassins” to wipe out HIV infected cells developed


November 10th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): An international research team has achieved a breakthrough in developing ''bionic assassins'' that are capable enough to recognize HIV-1 strains that evade immune system, thereby opening up ... Read more...

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Pregnancy may confer protection against bladder cancer


June 27th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A new study on mice has found that pregnancy may give some protection against bladder cancer.The findings by investigators at the University of Rochester Medical Center showed ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint estrogen as key player in half of all prostate cancers


May 28th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 28 (ANI): Estrogen, known as a female hormone, plays a crucial role in the development of almost half of all prostate cancers, a new study has revealed.The researchers, ... Read more...

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New antibody may help treat ovarian, breast cancer


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Researchers at East Carolina University (ECU) have developed a monoclonal antibody that could play a vital role in treating the most common form of ovarian cancer, breast ... Read more...

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Modified blood-clotting protein may help people with hemophilia


May 20th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston including an Indian boffin have developed a chemically modified protein that might help people with a ... Read more...

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Compound that could lead to new blood pressure drugs discovered


May 2nd, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Florida have identified a drug compound that could dramatically lower blood pressure, improve heart function and prevent damage to the heart and ... Read more...

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Fruit fly model explains how salmonella escapes immune defences


April 17th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 17 (ANI): Salmonella bacteria are known to dodge multiple immune responses to cause debilitating intestinal infection, but now Emory University researchers have taken a major step in finding ... Read more...

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Researchers reveal tumour-sensing role of blood pressure enzyme


April 8th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine have revealed that boosting the production of a blood pressure-regulating enzyme could enhance the immune system's ability to sense ... Read more...

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Protein that kills brain cells after stroke identified


March 28th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers at Emory University claim to have identified a protein that kills brain cells after a stroke or a seizure.The study found a protein called asparagine endopeptidase ... Read more...

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Researchers activate insulin production in diabetic mice


January 9th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Florida have conducted a study in mice using a naturally occurring protein called Pdx1, which could pave the way for safer treatments for ... Read more...

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