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Why proper nutrition is so vital in fighting infection


August 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A new study has revealed the importance of proper nutrition in fighting infections.Richard Lamb and Virginie Mieulet of the University of Alberta have discovered that an amino acid, ... Read more...

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Gene loss could help explain evolution of limbs from fins


June 24th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): The loss of genes guiding fin development may help reveal how fish evolved into four-limbed vertebrates, according to new research.In the late Devonian period, some 365 million ... Read more...

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Alfalfa sprouts reveal how meandering rivers form on Earth


October 6th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): In a new study, experiments involving alfalfa sprouts are revealing some of the necessary conditions for formation of meandering rivers on Earth.Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on evolution of malaria


December 26th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have revealed that malarial parasites found in tree-dwelling rats share a close evolutionary relationship with Plasmodium falciparum, the deadly form of malaria ... Read more...

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Immune system stronger at night than during day


December 15th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Researchers at Stanford University have found that the immune system''s fight against invading bacteria reaches its peak activity at night and is lowest during the day.While ... Read more...

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Gene linked to age-related hearing loss identified


December 3rd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new gene, which may provide insights into the development of presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss."This is the first ever and largest genome-wide association ... Read more...

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New membrane model may help study the beginning of Alzheimers


July 24th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and three other institutions have developed a new model of the membrane surrounding neurons in the brain, ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells may help explain premature aging in kids


March 3rd, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Adult stem cells may help explain what causes Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), a rare disease that triggers premature aging in kids, a new study has found.These findings, by ... Read more...

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