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Study finds two pesticides linked to Parkinson’s disease


February 15th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that the use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, is associated with Parkinson's disease.People who used either pesticide developed Parkinson's disease approximately ... Read more...

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Mystery of arsenic compound solved


October 14th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Scientists from Johns Hopkins, Baylor and Stanford have discovered why an arsenic compound, called arsenite, can kill us, and yet function as an effective therapeutic agent against disease ... Read more...

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New finding could lead to novel HIV treatments


August 25th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have identified the key components of a protein called TRIM5a that destroys HIV in rhesus monkeys.Senior researcher Edward M. Campbell, of Loyola University Health System, said that ... Read more...

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Use of local anaesthetics can benefit inflammatory bowel disease sufferers


July 8th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Local anaesthetics are likely to have potential therapeutic effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study.Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease of the gastrointestinal ... Read more...

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Study: Painkillers may kill cancer cells too


June 21st, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the latest research on cancer, painkillers might not just help to kill the sensation of pain but the cancer cells too. The researchers ... Read more...

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Cancer Cells May Kill Themselves On Taking A Painkiller


June 21st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A U.S. research study has suggested that a painkiller may stimulate the cancer cells to kill themselves. The researchers of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research ... Read more...

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Painkilling drug shuts down cancer cell growth


June 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): It has been previously observed that people who regularly take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin have lower incidences of certain types of cancer. Now, investigators at Sanford-Burnham ... Read more...

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Local anaesthetics may help in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Local anaesthetics might have potential therapeutic effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), suggests a new study.IBD is a disease of the gastrointestinal tract, mainly the intestines that may ... Read more...

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Novel anti-malarial drug candidate found


May 26th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a series of chemical compounds that might serve as starting points for the identification of new classes of anti-malarial drugs.In ... Read more...

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Soon, clinical treatment for cocaine toxicity


April 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): A new American research promises an advanced and effective therapy for cocaine toxicity.Scientists have developed and tested a modified enzyme that can break down cocaine into inactive products ... Read more...

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Seaweed extract may help treat lymphoma


March 11th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new research has shown that seaweed extract can help treat lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.It is classified into Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's types, which are then ... Read more...

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Daily pill may help treat blood cancer patients


July 26th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 26 (ANI): Blood cancer, which has traditionally given sufferers a survival time of just a few years, may soon be curable with the aid of a daily pill.Cancer specialists ... Read more...

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Genetic map of widespread infection-causing parasite constructed


June 29th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): In a major achievement, scientists at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) in San Antonio have constructed a genetic map of the parasite that causes schistosomiasis.Schistosomiasis is ... Read more...

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Biomarkers to predict brain tumour’s response to therapy identified


June 24th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A research team including an Indian origin scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital has found new biomarkers that may help in identifying patients with recurrent glioblastoma, or brain tumours.It ... Read more...

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Brain likely perceives cocaine to be a reward


May 20th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): McGill University researchers have opened up a new path for cocaine addiction research by suggesting that the brain likely perceives it to be a reward.The researchers have ... Read more...

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Magnetic therapy to treat chronic migraine developed


April 30th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): A new therapy that uses magnetic pulses has shown promise in treating chronic migraine sufferers, say researchers.The new therapy is called transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS.During the ... Read more...

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Male sexual dysfunction drugs may some day help women also


April 17th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new study suggests that the drugs used to treat sexual dysfunction in men may some say also address some forms of female sexual disorders.Medical College of ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how probiotics can prevent disease


April 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Scientists have now discovered how probiotics successfully work in fighting against a number of animal diseases, paving way for their use in preventing and even treating human diseases.Scientists ... Read more...

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New gene-silencing platform that can lead to treatments for diseases resistant to current RNAi metho


February 16th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 16 (ANI): Rutgers University researchers in New Jersey, US, say that they have created a gene-silencing platform, which may enable the development and discovery of a new class of ... Read more...

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New gene silencing platform developed to cure RNAi-resistant diseases


February 9th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Taking a step beyond RNA interference (RNAi), scientists have now developed a novel gene silencing platform that may enable the development and discovery of a new class ... Read more...

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Tungsten may not be as safe as believed


January 25th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Tungsten, once thought to be an environmentally friendly metal, may not be as safe as it is thought, say researchers.The metal is widely used in products ranging ... Read more...

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Studying disease proteins interaction may lead to effective therapies


October 21st, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): A leading European scientist has revealed that his new research has provided significant insights into how proteins in human cells interact and talk to one another, and ... Read more...

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Honey can help heal burns faster


October 8th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Honey can help heal burn wounds more quickly than some standard dressing treatments, a new study has found.The systematic review by Cochrane Researchers concluded that honey can ... Read more...

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Researchers discover how an antibiotic reduces neuronal cell death in brain


May 10th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 10(ANI): Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University have reported the discovery of a mechanism explaining how an antibiotic works to modulate the activity of a neurotransmitter that regulates brain functions.They ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice may reduce urinary tract infections in women


January 23rd, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Cranberry juice not only makes a tasty drink, but as it turns out, it may also help reduce recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women, says a Cochrane ... Read more...

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Light-activated platinum compound 80 times more powerful than similar cancer treatments


December 22nd, 2007 - 2:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers have found a new light-activated platinum-based compound is up to 80 times more powerful than other platinum-based anti-cancer drugs, and can use light activation to kill cancer ... Read more...

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Anti-aging hormone could be the next fountain of youth


November 28th, 2007 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new study on Klotho, an anti-aging hormone that is associated with life span extension in rodents and humans, has discovered that it might be the next fountain ... Read more...

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