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Milk compound keeps you slim despite lazy lifestyle


June 15th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Traces of a cousin of vitamin B3, found in milk, produces startling health benefits such as keeping you slim inspite of a fatty diet and lazy ... Read more...

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‘Living’ microbot to detect diseases in future


March 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Scientists are developing a tiny bot prototype that can act like a living organism to identify diseases within the human body.Called Cyberplasm, it will combine advanced ... Read more...

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New technique to visualize gene expression in mammalian cells found


January 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have successfully visualized single molecules of naturally occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells.The breakthrough discovery achieved by the Albert Einstein ... Read more...

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Coming soon: A new system that ‘tastes’ purity of water every minute


December 7th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): German scientists have developed a new system that tests the purity of water every minute.Instead of random water samples being treated every now and then, the AquaBioTox project ... Read more...

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‘Glowing’ plant cells that could control cell growth, death


November 1st, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 01 (ANI): Researchers have genetically inserted proteins from plants into mammalian cells, which glow when exposed to blue light - resulting in a novel 'on-off switch' that could be used ... Read more...

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Infectious prions can suddenly erupt from normal brain tissue


July 27th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Researchers have, for the first time, shown that abnormal prions - bits of infectious protein devoid of DNA or RNA that can cause fatal neurodegenerative disease - can ... Read more...

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Map of herpes virus protein suggests new target for antiviral drugs


July 7th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered the unusual structure of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to invade cells.This detailed map of a key piece of the herpes ... Read more...

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Scientists get closer to imaging cell death


January 30th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Washington University School of Medicine have made a major advance in using a synthetic probe to target dead and ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist wins prestigious ‘New Innovator Award’


September 26th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): Vikas Nanda, a scientist of Indian origin, has won the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award this year.Dr. Nanda is assistant professor of biochemistry ... Read more...

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Mice become super fat burners upon inserting molecular shunt into their livers


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have shown that mice can be made to burn more fat by inserting a molecular shunt into their livers.The ... Read more...

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Surface material that resists biofilm growth may pave way for improved medical implants


March 20th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Two Syracuse University researchers in New York have created a new surface material that can resist the growth of biolfilm, a sticky build-up of bacteria, and thus ... Read more...

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Fluorescent proteins are transforming biomedical research


January 26th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 26 (ANI): Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University say that remarkable new tools, which spotlight individual cellular molecules, are helping advance biomedical research. They have ... Read more...

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Infected cells kill themselves to halt virus


January 16th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Infected mammalian cells kill themselves to prevent infection and ensure the greater good of its numbers. By killing itself, the cell can ensure that the virus does not ... Read more...

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Chink in the armour of viral ”tummy bug” identified


December 24th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have taken a major step towards the treatment for the dreaded ''viral tummy bug'' or rotavirus after finding a chink in the armour of these rotaviruses.Rotaviruses ... Read more...

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Yeast studies provide clue about controlling cholesterol levels


December 3rd, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers say that they have gained significant insights into the mechanism whereby a single-celled fungus regulates its version of cholesterol. Writing about their work in the ... Read more...

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Exploring the deep sea can benefit biomedical research


November 20th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has highlighted how the exploration of the ocean depths can benefit humankind in the field of biomedical research.Many marine organisms such as sea anemones ... Read more...

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New mechanism behind cell damage in Huntington’’s disease uncovered


November 17th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a mechanism triggered by the misfolded proteins that could be one early trigger for cell death in Huntington''s disease. It''s long been known that Huntington''s ... Read more...

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New approach to check toxic genes in disease-causing bacteria devised


October 10th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): After studying a bacterium called Photorhabdus asymbiotica, scientists at Universities of Bath and Exeter have developed a new method, called Rapid Virulence Annotation (RVA), for checking toxic ... Read more...

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Synthetic virus conveys genes, drug molecules to tumour cells


May 31st, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Korean researchers have created an artificial virus able to replicate the function of the original - transporting both genes and drugs into cancer cells. But with a vital ... Read more...

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Gut-dwelling microbes might have shaped evolution of life


May 23rd, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
London, May 23 (ANI): A new analysis of faeces from dozens of mammals, including humans, suggests that gut-dwelling microbes might shape animal evolution.According to a report in New Scientist, trillions of ... Read more...

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Compounds that may provide promising therapies for cystic fibrosis identified


March 19th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 19 (ANI): University of Toronto scientists say that they have identified several compounds that may pave the way for developing innovative therapies against cystic fibrosis, a serious disease that ... Read more...

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Synthetic peptoids could be an entirely new class of antibiotics


March 9th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University suggest that synthetic peptoids, a class of manmade molecules similar to natural proteins can be a potential target for developing new class of ... Read more...

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Protein that inhibits Ebola from infecting neighbouring cells identified


March 5th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have found a protein, known as ISG15, that inhibits the Ebola virus from budding - the process by ... Read more...

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Indian-American develops bio-sensor to track food toxins


March 4th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 4 (IANS) An Indian-American has developed a revolutionary new bio-sensor capable of simultaneously screening thousands of food samples for deadly pathogens. Besides taking the pain out of such analysis, ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientists use live cells to detect food-borne pathogens, toxins


March 1st, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 1 (ANI): Two West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences alumni, currently associated with Purdue University, have shown that a novel technique can help screen thousands of samples of ... Read more...

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IISc alumnus study links moss protein to Alzheimer’s Disease


February 9th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 9 (ANI): An Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore alumnus has shown that the moss plant Physcomitrella patens has a surprising link with an amyloid plaque found in brains having Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Study on cell division may pave way for future cancer therapy


January 23rd, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by admin
London, January 23 (ANI): A cell biologist at the Medical College of Georgia is carrying out a study to gain deep understanding about the process of cell division, as he believes that ... Read more...

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Enzyme that promotes fat formation identified


November 14th, 2007 - 2:05 am ICT by admin
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