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Binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes


April 5th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes that could affect teens' lives as adults, according to new research.Adolescents represent the majority of people who binge drink. This ... Read more...

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Call to ban ‘cancer-causing’ caramel colouring used in Coke, Pepsi


February 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An influential health lobby group has urged the US government to ban an artificial brown colouring agent used in Coca-Cola and Pepsi, warning that the ingredients could cause ... Read more...

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Mother Nature’s new gift to prevent and treat bone diseases


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new discovery of a substance-obtained from a coral-reef inhabiting cyanobacterium-may pave way for new drugs to prevent and treat bone diseases.By some estimates, more than half of ... Read more...

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Human placenta stem cells show therapeutic potential in stroke models


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study from the University of South Florida, researchers found that human placenta-derived stem cells showed chances of recovery in the laboratory mice with modelled stroke.These ... Read more...

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New findings may lead to a novel treatment for obesity


January 12th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have added a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors.While studying hormone receptors in laboratory mice, researchers ... Read more...

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Novel vaccine that produces strong immunity against cocaine high created


January 5th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have produced a long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a unique vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics ... Read more...

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Black rice bran could reduce inflammation: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has claimed that black rice, a little-known variety of the grain that is the staple food for one-third of the world's population, may help soothe ... Read more...

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Trojan Horse trick to deliver drugs into brains of stroke patients


November 11th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Development of a long-sought method with the potential for getting medication through a biological barrier that surrounds the brain, where it may limit the brain damage caused by ... Read more...

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Hard work boosts the taste of food: Study


November 5th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): It is a common phenomenon that we appreciate something more if we have to work hard to get it, and a new study seems to have proved it, ... Read more...

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How leptin therapy improves type 1 diabetes


October 20th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A novel role for the brain in mediating beneficial actions of the hormone leptin in type 1 diabetes has been found by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers."Our findings ... Read more...

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Nicotine could play role in Alzheimer’s disease therapy


October 14th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A team of neuroscientists has discovered that they may be able to eliminate debilitating side effects caused by a promising Alzheimer's drug by stimulating the brain's nicotine receptors.Hey-Kyoung ... Read more...

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Fish-oil components can treat chronic illness?


October 9th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): A new study has been undertaken to find out how healthful natural compounds known as Omega 3 fatty acids, which are found in fishes like salmon and albacore, ... Read more...

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How salmonella bacteria spread in humans


October 1st, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 01 (ANI): How salmonella bacteria, a common cause of food poisoning, efficiently spread in people has been explained by National Institutes of Health scientists.In a study researchers describe finding a ... Read more...

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Blueberries could help fight hardening of the arteries


September 30th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): Start eating blueberries if you have atherosclerosis, for the humble fruit can actually help fight artery hardening associated with the disease, revealed a study with laboratory mice.The research ... Read more...

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Cell suicide can trigger cancer growth


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): The body's natural cell-suicide program can fuel tumour development leading to the development of cancer, research conducted on mice reveals.The results, if confirmed in humans, could have implications ... Read more...

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Discovery offers new approach for diabetes therapy


July 13th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have 'cured' laboratory mice of mild, diet-induced diabetes by stimulating the production of a particular enzyme.According to researchers, the findings could offer a new approach to diabetes ... Read more...

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Arsenic could be a potential cancer treatment


July 13th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A form of arsenic-the notorious poison-could be useful in treating a variety of cancers, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Arsenic trioxide ... Read more...

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Melanoma-initiating cell identified


July 1st, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): A team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has discovered a cancer-initiating cell in human melanomas.The finding is significant because the existence of such ... Read more...

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Genetically defective mice to help understand human depression


June 30th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the strain of genetically defective mice is a useful animal model for laboratory studies that could be useful for understanding human depression.A ... Read more...

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Drinking coffee ‘can cut diabetes risk’


June 10th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A new study has offered fresh evidence that drinking coffee may help prevent diabetes and that caffeine may be the ingredient largely responsible for this effect.Previous studies ... Read more...

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Like humans, mice express pain through expressions


May 10th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Like humans, mice also show pain through facial expressions, says a new study. Jeffrey Mogil and Kenneth Craig, psychology professors at McGill University and British Columbia University, respectively, ... Read more...

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Mice show pain via facial expressions, just like humans


May 10th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Just like humans, mice too express pain through facial expressions, revealed a new study by researchers from McGill University and the University of British Columbia.McGill Psychology Prof. Jeffrey ... Read more...

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Brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder found


April 27th, 2010 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, have identified a brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In the study conducted using laboratory mice, researchers found that ... Read more...

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An apple a day boosts the immune system


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Soluble fiber-found in oats, apples, and nuts- reduces the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthens the immune system, a new University of Illinois study suggests."Soluble fiber changes ... Read more...

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Further evidence on benefits of BP drugs in diabetic retinopathy treatment


February 25th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has offered more evidence that certain high blood pressure drugs may be useful in preventing and treating diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of vision loss ... Read more...

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Growth factor targeted by cancer drugs also prevents heart problem


January 12th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A growth factor, called PDGFR, which is a common target of cancer drugs, has been found to play an important role in the heart's response to stress, according ... Read more...

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‘Live’ spread of cancer cells tracked


December 7th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Scientists have managed to track the spread, or metastasis, of individual breast cancer cells with 'live' imaging.Dr. Erik Sahai, of Cancer Research UK, led the study with laboratory ... Read more...

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Fruit flies may offer drug addiction treatment


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists suggest that fruit flies can prove to be an effective research model for studying the effects of cocaine and other drugs abuse on the brain.Andrew Ewing and ... Read more...

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Longevity gene could help maintain cognitive function during aging


November 6th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A gene known for its link with longevity in roundworms and humans could affect the function of stem cells that generate new neurons in the adult brain, according ... Read more...

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Key protein behind pulmonary arterial hypertension identified


October 26th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): In a groundbreaking discovery, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have identified a key protein that promotes the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension in humans and ... Read more...

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Too much light at night ‘can lead to depression’


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): Exposure to light during night can lead to symptoms of depression, a new study conducted on mice has found.It was found that rodents kept in a lighted room ... Read more...

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Human tongue can taste “flavour” of carbon dioxide in fizzy drinks


October 16th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 16(ANI): A new study has found that the human tongue can taste the "flavour" of carbon dioxide when bubbles of fizzy drinks like Champagne break on it, a new research ... Read more...

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Stem cells that ‘fool immune system’ may help fight cancer


October 8th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A vaccine containing stem cells could help provide a vaccination against colon cancer, say scientists from the United States and China.In the study published in Stem Cells, boffins ... Read more...

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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...

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Short-term stress ‘boosts anti-tumour activity’


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): In a study on laboratory mice, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that bouts of relatively short-term stress can boost the immune system and ... Read more...

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