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New treatment could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries


May 4th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Rutgers scientists have developed an innovative new treatment that could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries, promote tissue healing and minimize pain.After a spinal cord injury ... Read more...

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Onions ‘can control obesity, diabetes and BP’


April 17th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 17 (ANI): A new study shows that onions can be instrumental in regulating weight, besides preventing diabetes and reducing blood pressure.Biomedical scientists at the University of Southern Queensland have ... Read more...

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Elevated levels of sodium blunt body’s natural response to stress


April 6th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that elevated levels of sodium blunt the body's natural responses to stress by inhibiting stress hormones that would otherwise ... Read more...

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High vitamin-D bread could help solve insufficiency problem


February 24th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): For those who don't get enough vitamin D from sunlight or foods, scientists are suggesting that a new vitamin D-fortified food - bread made with high-vitamin D yeast ... Read more...

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Memory storage process ‘more complex than previously thought’


February 1st, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 01 (ANI): New York University neuroscientists have found that the process we use to store memories is more complex than previously thought.Their research underscores the challenges in addressing memory-related ailments, ... Read more...

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Stress can improve ordinary, unrelated memories: Study


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A team of neuroscientists has discovered that stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories.Their results could offer a pathway for addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related afflictions.Researchers ... Read more...

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Not bad diet or lack of exercise - viruses could be to blame for weight gain


December 13th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 13 (ANI): Think it's bad diet and lack of exercise that's making you gain those extra kilos? You might be wrong, as a new study has suggested that the real ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cells may aid in stroke recovery


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new research has found that bone marrow stromal stem cells may aid in stroke recovery.The study from the Farber Institute for Neurosciences and the Department of Neuroscience ... Read more...

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Scientists raise concerns about ‘healthful’ plant-based antioxidants’ safety


October 28th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists have raised concerns about the safety of 'healthful' plant-based antioxidants', including those renowned for their apparent ability to prevent cancer.They are calling for more research on the ... Read more...

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‘Healthful’ plant-based antioxidants ‘may cause cancer in some’


September 9th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): A lot of studies have highlighted the health properties of plant-based antioxidants, but a new study claims that some of these natural substances might aggravate or even cause ... Read more...

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Blueberries, green tea may boost memory in old age


July 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A combination of nutrients called NT-020- made from blueberries, green tea, and amino acids, such as carnosine-successfully promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted ... Read more...

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Smokeless tobacco damages DNA, key enzymes


June 17th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Smokeless tobacco's adverse effects are not just limited to the mouth, it can also damage the normal function of a key family of enzymes found in almost every ... Read more...

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Anti-fear drug may help erase painful memories


June 4th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): It is possible to overcome bad memories of painful situations with the help of a chemical that works on the brain, say scientists.Researchers suggest that anti-fear medication could ... Read more...

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How to boost cancer-preventive phytochemicals in broccoli, tomatoes


May 15th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Agronomic practices can substantially increase the cancer-preventive phytochemicals in broccoli and tomatoes, as per a new study. A University of Illinois study has suggested that improvements in agronomic methods ... Read more...

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Sniff of local anesthetic may replace dentist’s needle


May 14th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A new discovery may replace the needle used to give local anesthetic in the dentist's chair for many procedures.Boffins have reported that a common local anesthetic, when administered ... Read more...

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Grapes cut risk factors for heart disease and diabetes


April 27th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Grape consumption can lower blood pressure, improve heart function and reduce other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome, according to a new study.The effect is thought ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight eye diseases


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that green tea can help prevent glaucoma and other eye diseases.They have found that the healthful substances found in green tea - renowned for their ... Read more...

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Soon, therapeutic socks for diabetics


March 11th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): American scientists have developed a new nitric oxide-releasing cloth that may come handy in making a wrap for donor organs and therapeutic socks for diabetics.According to Texas scientists ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight glaucoma


February 19th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Green tea contains healthful substances that can penetrate eye tissues, raising the possibility that the tea may protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases, say researchers.Scientists have confirmed ... Read more...

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Soon, therapeutic socks to help diabetics


January 7th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Texas researchers have announced the development of first-of-its-kind cloth that releases nitric oxide gas - an advance that will help people with diabetes and preserve organs harvested for ... Read more...

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Umbilical cord blood stem cell transplant may help patients with lung, heart disorders


November 24th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Human-derived umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cells transplanted in an animal model could help in developing therapies for specific lung and heart disorders, according to two separate studies.For ... Read more...

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Turmeric may help offer treatments for colon cancer, psoriasis, Alzheimer’s


November 5th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Curcumin, an ingredient commonly found in yellow curry, is being viewed as a promising disease-fighter. Scientists are working on developing nano-sized capsules containing the curry ingredient in an ... Read more...

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Bio-engineered nerve-muscle connection to improve prosthetic hands


October 15th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have developed modern tissue engineering system that could improve the function of prosthetic hands and possibly restore the sense of touch for injured patients.The ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil brain area involved in ‘alert status’ control


September 15th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have gained fresh insights into how anaesthesia and anaesthesia-like states are controlled in the brain, opening the door to possible new ... Read more...

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Scientists suggest new animal model to test carcinogen risk


June 19th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon State University have suggested a new and improved method to test carcinogen risk.They said that trout can be a superior animal model than laboratory rats, ... Read more...

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Drugs that can effectively treat nicotine-induced SIDS in babies identified


June 4th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): McMaster University researchers say that they have identified a specific class of pharmaceutical drugs that may be effective in treating babies vulnerable to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), ... Read more...

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Vitamin B1 may treat common cause of blindness


April 24th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A particular type of vitamin B1 supplementation can offer an effective treatment against common cause of blindness, says a research team led by an Indian-origin scientist.Kota V. Ramana, ... Read more...

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Grapes lower BP, may also prevent heart attacks


April 23rd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Can a grape-enriched diet arrest the downhill sequence of heart failure after years of high blood pressure (BP)? A University of Michigan Cardiovascular Centre study suggests grapes may prevent ... Read more...

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Proteins found in garden pea may help fight high BP, kidney disease


March 23rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers in Canada have found that proteins from a common garden pea could be used as a food additive or new dietary supplement to fight high blood ... Read more...

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Foie gras may up Alzheimers risk, warns researcher


February 11th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): There is a chance that humans are increasing their risk of developing Alzheimers disease (AD) and Type II diabetes by eating certain meats, an American researcher has ... Read more...

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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...

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Grapes may help fight high BP


October 30th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Eating grapes can help fight high blood pressure and lower signs of heart muscle damage, suggests a new study.Whats more, intake of grapes can improve heart function, ... Read more...

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How the brain distinguishes fact from fiction


August 12th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): All of us possess some intuitive sense; we know our convictions from our mere hunches. This sense of confidence, or lack thereof, is critical to our success, ... Read more...

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Two soy compounds trigger brain changes, reproductive problems


August 1st, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 1 (ANI): A new study by researchers at North Carolina State University has cited that two hormone-like compounds linked to the consumption of soy-based foods not only trigger ... Read more...

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Helplessness is best tackled by being alone, not in company


December 31st, 2007 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Having a problem and feeling helpless about it? Well, in that case, why dont you try being alone, for a new research on rats has shown that being ... Read more...

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