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Peaches, plums put obesity, diabetes on the run


June 19th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Peaches and plums have bioactive compounds that can fight off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, says a new study. The study showed that the compounds in ... Read more...

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Protein knocks out HIV by starving it of raw materials


February 13th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) A protein knocks out the most virulent form of HIV by starving it of the raw materials it needs to reproduce, in order to protect out ... Read more...

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Magnets help fight prostate cancer


November 9th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Magnetic force can help treat prostate cancer in men, say experts.Unlike chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the treatment can kill cancerous cells without harming healthy tissue, Daily Mail ... Read more...

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‘Immune profile’ may guide chemotherapy for breast cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): US researchers have discovered a new way to predict breast cancer survival based on an 'immune profile' - the relative levels of three types of immune cells within ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel immune therapy for pancreatic cancer discovered


March 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A novel way of treating pancreatic cancer by activating the immune system to destroy the cancer's scaffolding has been discovered by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson ... Read more...

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Possible biomarker to gauge Alzheimer’s prognosis identified


March 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new biomarker that could help them track how effectively the immune system is able to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the ... Read more...

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Scientists illuminate cell pathway key to insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes


February 25th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on the problem of insulin resistance, and identified the key participants in a molecular pathway that holds therapeutic promise for reducing the severity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sun-triggered protein ‘makes skin cancer worse’


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that an unexpected immune protein exacerbates cancer due to sun exposure.Their study suggests that drugs blocking the protein might halt tumor growth in skin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How breast cancer cells dodge immune system and survive


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to understanding how breast cancer progresses in real patients.They have discovered a new way breast cancer cells dodge the immune system and promote ... Read more...

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Unexpected find may lead to novel ways to stop HIV


January 24th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): New techniques to fight HIV could be on their way, as scientists have found that the virus adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its ... Read more...

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‘Master switch’ for key immune cells in inflammatory diseases found


January 17th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Imperial College London scientists have identified a protein that acts as a 'master switch' in certain white blood cells, and governing whether they support or stop inflammation.The new ... Read more...

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‘Master switch’ that triggers arthritis identified


January 17th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists at Imperial College London have discovered a protein that triggers rheumatoid arthritis.They have found a protein called IRF5 that acts as a switch, telling immune system cells, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Many cancer cells have ‘eat me’ signal: Study


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that many cancer cells carry the seeds of their own destruction - a protein on the cell surface that signals circulating immune cells ... Read more...

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How TB bacteria to survive in infected organs


December 7th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Indian researchers at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi, have identified how tuberculosis bacteria thrive in infected organs.Tuberculosis, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium ... Read more...

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Cholesterol deposits on eyelids ‘predicts higher risk of heart attack’


November 15th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Cholesterol deposits on eyelids-xanthelasmata-are a warning for heart attack, artery disease and early death, reveals a Danish study.As half of the people with the deposits have normal blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Macrophage protein plays major role in inflammation


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a multi-tasking protein called FoxO1 has another important but previously unknown function: It directly interacts with macrophages, promoting an inflammatory response that can lead ... Read more...

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Origin of immune cells in the brain discovered


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has discovered that microglia-the immune cells that reside in the brain-have a unique origin and are formed shortly after conception.It was previously thought that microglia ... Read more...

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Inflammation post injury ‘helps to heal damaged muscle tissue’


October 5th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): New research shows that inflammation actually helps to heal damaged muscle tissue, turning conventional wisdom on its head that inflammation must be largely controlled to encourage healing.These ... Read more...

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Clues to how bacteria and viruses are identified as enemies revealed


October 1st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed how our immune systems detect invading organisms to be destroyed and removed from our bodies.The should ultimately help lead to the development of ... Read more...

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Stress speeds up breast cancer progression in mice


September 17th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Scientists recently found that chronic stress acts as a sort of fertilizer that feeds breast cancer progression, significantly accelerating the spread of disease in animal models.Researchers at UCLA's ... Read more...

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New dual recognition mechanism found in TB


September 10th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Scientists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have made a new discovery that offers hope for new approaches to the prevention and treatment of TB.The team's ... Read more...

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How fish oils work against diabetes


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered why eating fish may be a great idea to ward off chronic inflammation and insulin ... Read more...

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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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Second-hand smoke ‘triggers inflammatory response in lungs’


August 27th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado-Denver have found that second-hand smoke triggers a complex inflammatory response in rat lungs.The team found that two months of exposure to second-hand ... Read more...

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Targeting fatty acids in immune cells may cut atherosclerosis risk


July 24th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a way to significantly reduce atherosclerosis in mice without lowering cholesterol levels or eliminating other obesity-related ... Read more...

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Here’s another way to get rid of cholesterol


July 8th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Good news for cholesterol fearing people- there is more than one way to get rid of it.Mark Brown of Wake Forest University School of Medicine said that "cholesterol ... Read more...

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Age dramatically delays taste buds’ recovery


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Medical College of Georgia researchers have discovered that age dramatically delays the time it takes to recover the sense of taste following a significant nerve injury.In the study, ... Read more...

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Scientists find TB disease mechanism along with compound to block it


February 16th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered a TB disease mechanism along with a compound to block it.The tuberculosis bacterium evades the body's immune system using ... Read more...

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Found: Molecular route to regenerate organ tissue


February 16th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a molecular pathway that works through the immune system to regenerate damaged kidney tissues. The breakthrough may lead to new therapies for repairing injury in a ... Read more...

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Clearer picture of cholesterol’s link to heart disease


February 4th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers now have a clearer, if more complicated, picture of how one class of immune cells goes wrong when loaded with cholesterol. Their study shows that when it ... Read more...

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New discovery may help reduce obesity complications


February 4th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has identified a potential target that may reduce complications of obesity.According to Dr Suneil Koliwad, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, ... Read more...

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Gene that regulates obesity and diabetes identified


December 15th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): The discovery of a genetic mutation has given researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, USA, new insights into the cellular mechanisms that link obesity to Type 2 ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for curbing inflammation in fat people identified


November 4th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Researchers from University of California, San Diego have identified a potential therapeutic target for curbing inflammation in obese people.The new evidence would help explain how saturated fatty acids, ... Read more...

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Sperm may play a lead role in HIV spread


October 27th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that HIV can be transmitted by sperm and not just semen.It is well known that during sexual intercourse, HIV-infected men transmit HIV through ... Read more...

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Immune cells vital for maintaining early pregnancy


October 20th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) White blood cells (WBCs) help in maintaining early pregnancies and may explain why some women are infertile, and why some pregnancies end in miscarriage, says a new study. ... Read more...

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