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Disabled men face far greater odds of sexual abuse


October 11th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Men with disabilities were found to be four times more likely to experience sexual assaults than other men, an Indian origin researcher in the US ... Read more...

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Better brain implants with the help of neurons


July 10th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) How on earth do busy nerve cells pick and respond to relevant signals amid the relentless bombardment of information? Somehow neurons (nerve cells) do manage ... Read more...

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Zebrafish model reveals skin cancer-promoting gene


March 24th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): You might have never thought that the dark stripes on the tiny zebrafish hold a key clue for discovering a treatment for the deadly skin cancer melanoma. ... Read more...

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How migratory butterflies use ‘compass and sunlight’ to find their way


January 27th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study examines how migratory monarch butterflies use an internal compass and skylight cues to navigate from eastern North America to Mexico each fall."In general, this ... Read more...

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You are what your father ate


December 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) Environmental influences, including diet, that a father experiences can be transmitted to his offspring, "reprogramming" the latter's genes. A study has thrown up new evidence that environmental ... Read more...

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You are what your father ate - before you were born


December 24th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered evidence that environmental influences experienced by a father can be passed down to the next generation, "reprogramming" how genes function in offspring.The new study, ... Read more...

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Low socioeconomic status linked to severe colorectal cancer


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): People living in economically deprived neighbourhoods were more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage, non-localized colorectal cancer, according to a new study at the University of Massachusetts ... Read more...

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Promising results of gene therapy to treat eye diseases


August 14th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Scientists have made promising findings that offer hope for using gene therapy to treat eye diseases.Two reports describe the effective replacement of a human gene to preserve ... Read more...

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New treatment for severe eye disease found disease


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers may have found a new treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a severe neurodegenerative disease of the retina that ultimately results in blindness.University of Massachusetts Medical School ... Read more...

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New clue into cellular aging identified


July 8th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a new clue about the molecular and cellular processes governing aging.The discovery could help delay the onset ... Read more...

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Depression ‘doubles dementia risk’


July 6th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Having depression may nearly double your risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new study.To reach the conclusion, researchers examined research data on 949 ... Read more...

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‘Female viagra’ fails to win approval


June 19th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 19 (ANI): A drug that claimed to treat female sexual desire disorder failed to win approval from a federal advisory panel on Friday.However, its failure to win votes ... Read more...

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Genes that regulate sleeping and feeding identified


June 11th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genes in a fruit fly Drosophila that regulate sleeping and feeding.The study conducted by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and ... Read more...

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New method to make DNA sequencing faster and cheaper


May 20th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Boston University biomedical engineers have developed a new method to make DNA sequencing a lot faster and cheaper - and thus closer to routine use in clinical ... Read more...

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Men’s apologies could improve women’s health: Study


April 19th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that when a man refuses to apologize to a woman for something wrong he has done,he could put her at risk of a heart ... Read more...

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How butterflies navigate using Earth’s magnetic field


January 26th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Neurobiologists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) in US have linked two related photoreceptor proteins found in butterflies to animal navigation using the Earth's magnetic ... Read more...

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Gene behind Canine Compulsive Disorder identified


January 10th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Just like humans, dogs can suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, scientists said.They have identified a gene that makes the animals susceptible to OCD, or its equivalent - ... Read more...

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How to manipulate ‘TRAP’ gene for treating cancer


December 30th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): TNF-receptor associated protein-1 (TRAP-1) may prevent cancer cell death, according to a research.Prostate cancer most commonly develops in men over the age of 50 and is slow-growing; ... Read more...

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Living in poorer neighbourhoods ‘increases death risk’


December 9th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Living in a poorer or more socioeconomically deprived neighbourhood could increase a person's risk for death, despite his or her dietary and lifestyle risk factors, according to ... Read more...

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3-D structure of human genome deciphered


October 9th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): The three-dimensional structure of the human genome has been deciphered by scientists.The breakthrough will pave the way for new insights into genomic function and expanding our understanding ... Read more...

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First human receives new antibody aimed at neutralizing Hepatitis C virus


August 7th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A volunteer has for the first time received a human monoclonal antibody that can neutralize the Hepatitis C virus (HCV).Researchers at MassBiologics of the University of ... Read more...

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R-rated movies make kids more prone to smoking


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Kids who watch R-rated movies are much more likely to believe it''s easy to get a cigarette than those who dont watch such films, according to a ... Read more...

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Kids watching R-rated movies more likely to smoke


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Kids permitted to watch R-rated movies are more likely to believe it's easy to get a cigarette than those who aren't allowed to watch such films, according to ... Read more...

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‘Many cancer patients given wrong chemotherapy drug doses’


January 2nd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Many cancer patients taking chemotherapy drugs in outpatient clinics or at home were given the wrong dose or experienced other mistakes involving their medications, according to a new ... Read more...

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Teen girls who smoke are at greater obesity risk


December 12th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Teenage girls who smoke are more likely to become obese as adults, says a new study.Finnish researchers suggest that teenage girls who smoke 10 cigarettes per day ... Read more...

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Researchers pinpoint molecular basis of alcohol tolerance


July 31st, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Researchers from UMass Medical School have identified a class of small molecules known as microRNA that may play a crucial role in the development of alcohol tolerance.Tolerance ... Read more...

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Access to cigarettes is key to kids” decision to smoke


July 15th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A new study has shown that kids who see cigarettes as easily accessible are more likely to end up as regular smokers, particularly if they have friends ... Read more...

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New technique eases targeting individual genes for inactivation


May 28th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
London, May 28 (ANI): In what may have broad implications for genetic research, scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have developed a new technique that can improve their ... Read more...

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Study confirms efficacy of unique HIV formula


May 23rd, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have confirmed initial findings that a unique HIV vaccine formula is effective in eliciting strong and balanced immune ... Read more...

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RNA interference may offer potential cure for Huntington’s disease


April 10th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by admin
London, April 10 (ANI): A pair of US scientists says that a technique called RNA interference may offer a cure for Huntington's disease.Neil Aronin and Philip Zamore of the University ... Read more...

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Scientists identify protein that marks difference between mole and melanoma


February 8th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 8 (ANI): Scientists have found that a protein naturally produced and secreted by the body can make the difference between an average mole and the deadly melanoma, a type of ... Read more...

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Researchers discover molecular basis of monarch butterfly migration


January 8th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study has demystified the annual migration of millions of monarch butterflies from the eastern North American to a cluster of pine groves in central Mexico.Steven M. ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on how schizophrenia develops


November 14th, 2007 - 2:24 am ICT by admin
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