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Gut probe can spot deadly pancreatic cancer


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Physicians can now spot pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest ever, by simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to its junction with ... Read more...

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Obesity epidemic behind rheumatoid arthritis


April 26th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Obesity epidemic may be linked with the rising incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which causes inflammation of the joints, especially among women, says a ... Read more...

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Gene behind fatal brain disorder isolated


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) A blood test could help diagnose a devastating brain disorder that is often misdiagnosed and ends in fatality. People who inherit the abnormal gene CSF1R always ... Read more...

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A drug that relieves you of constipation


May 11th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The acute bloating, discomfort and straining associated with constipation may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new drug.Mayo Clinic researchers have successfully ... Read more...

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New genetic cause of neurodegeneration identified


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 02 (ANI): Two mutations responsible for a devastating neurological condition they first identified 15 years ago have been discovered by Mayo Clinic researchers.The researchers said their study has revealed a ... Read more...

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Measles virus makes ‘ball-room dance’ type movements to spread


January 10th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Proteins on the surface of a cell twist a viral protein into position, allowing the virus to start infection and cause Measles, all in a movement as graceful ... Read more...

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Aggressive surgery best for kids with brain tumors


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Children with low-grade brain tumors (gliomas) who undergo aggressive surgery to completely remove the tumour have an increased chance of overall survival, according to Mayo Clinic study.If complete ... Read more...

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Iron in coronary artery plaque ‘a marker of heart attack risk’


November 16th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has found that iron, derived from blood, is much more prevalent in the kind of plaque that is unstable and is more likely to promote ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D in patients with leukemia ‘ups death risk’


November 5th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have found a significant difference in cancer progression and death in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients who had sufficient vitamin D levels in their blood compared to ... Read more...

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Drug pazopanib could revolutionize thyroid cancer treatment


September 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers are studying the effects of the drug pazopanib that may help revolutionize the care of patients with metastatic, rapidly progressive differentiated thyroid cancer.Out of 37 ... Read more...

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Genetic variants that modify breast cancer risk identified


September 20th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): It is known that disrupting mutations in the BRCA1 gene increases risk of breast cancer. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that some of those persons may possess ... Read more...

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Just a little belly fat can harm blood vessels: Study


August 19th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Healthy young people who put on as little as 9 pounds of fat, specifically in the abdomen, are at risk for developing endothelial cell dysfunction, Mayo Clinic researchers ... Read more...

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Kids living near highways have higher asthma risk


May 10th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Children who lived near major highways or railroad intersections have higher diagnoses of asthma, says a new study. Mayo Clinic researchers used this study to show how neighbourhood ... Read more...

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Genetic study sheds light on chronic pain


May 7th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Chronic pain, which often occurs without an apparent cause, may be caused by the inadvertent reprogramming of more than 2,000 genes in the peripheral nervous system, suggests new ... Read more...

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Possible key to fight obesity


January 6th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered a molecular mechanism that controls energy expenditure in muscles and helps determine body weight - a finding that could lead to a ... Read more...

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St. John’s wort doesn’t help patients with irritable bowel syndrome


January 5th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have found that herbal supplement of St. John's wort, also known as Tipton's weed, doesn't benefit patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).St. John's wort is ... Read more...

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Researchers take first steps towards mind-machine interface


December 7th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Neuroscientists have taken the first few steps towards a mind-machine interface, says a new study. For instance, researchers have shown how brain waves can be used to type ... Read more...

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A handful of nuts a day can keep heart healthy


November 15th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A daily dose of nuts-walnuts, almonds, pistachios- can make up for a heart-healthy diet, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.Most nuts contain some nutrients that can benefit heart health ... Read more...

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Breast tissue feature could predict woman’s cancer risk


October 6th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Certain structural features within breast tissue can indicate a woman's individual cancer risk, say Mayo Clinic researchers.The findings appear in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.The study shows that ... Read more...

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Single gene behind essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease identified


September 2nd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 2 (ANI): A single gene promotes development of essential tremor in some patients and Parkinson's disease in others has been identified by an international team of researchers.In a study ... Read more...

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Oral asthma controllers more effective than inhalers


August 26th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Asthmatic patients are more likely to benefit from oral controllers than inhalers, say Mayo clinic researchers."Clinical superiority of the inhaled products has been well documented in clinical trials ... Read more...

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Racial differences in rare brain tumour incidences revealed


July 31st, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have found that the incidence of a rare and deadly tumour called primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is two times higher in black Americans ... Read more...

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Anesthesia exposure during delivery not harmful for babies


July 28th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new study, conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers, has shown that kids exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later ... Read more...

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Green tea extract may help treat leukemia


May 27th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): An active ingredient of green tea has been found effective in treating leukaemia patients, say researchers.The study led by Mayo Clinic researchers has shown that patients could fairly ... Read more...

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Significant psychological impact of child abuse seen in inpatients


May 22nd, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a history of child abuse significantly impacts a wide range of challenges facing depressed inpatients-an increase in suicide attempts, prevalence of substance ... Read more...

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Nerve pain pill found effective in treating hot flashes


May 16th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A pill used to treat nerve pain has been found effective in treating hot flashes in women, claim Mayo Clinic researchers.They have found that pregabalin decreased hot flash ... Read more...

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Stem cell transplant in embryo protects mice from cardiac injury in adulthood


May 15th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Stem cells, when transplanted into mouse embryos, have been found to halt or reverse cardiac injury after heart attack in adulthood, according to a new study.The researchers ... Read more...

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New blue-light technique to improve bladder tumour detection


April 27th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have come up with a novel diagnostic tool that not only helps detect bladder tumours but will substantially reduce the rate at which these cancers ... Read more...

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Agents that speed up destruction of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s identified


April 22nd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered potential drug-like compounds that can speed up the destruction of protein linked to Alzheimer's disease.The research team led by Dr Malcolm Leissring, from ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s disease medication may trigger compulsive gambling, hypersexuality


April 9th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have found that medications recommended to patients suffering from Parkinson's disease may trigger destructive behaviours, such as compulsive gambling or hypersexuality.The researchers have revealed ... Read more...

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Statins decrease stroke severity, improve recovery


February 27th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Statins, commonly used to lower cholesterol levels, can decrease the severity of strokes and significantly improve recovery, according to a new study.In the study, Mayo Clinic researchers ... Read more...

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Computerized brain exercises can improve memory in elderly


February 12th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): In a novel study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that computerized brain exercises can help boost memory power in older adults.The team led by Glenn Smith, Ph.D., ... Read more...

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Improving brain-processing speed helps boost memory


February 11th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): In a novel study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that improving brain-processing speed may help boost memory power in older adults.The team found that healthy, older adults ... Read more...

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Gene mutation linked to restless legs syndrome


February 4th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a genetic link to restless legs syndrome, a common neurologic disorder that interrupts sleep because of unpleasant sensations in the legs at ... Read more...

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Experimental drug turns on tumour suppressor gene to halt cancer cell growth


January 21st, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): A study conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers has shown that an experimental drug can turn on a powerful tumour suppressor gene to halt the growth of cancer ... Read more...

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