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Mamata visits dengue patients, repeats tips to fight disease


September 6th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday paid a surprise visit to a private hospital to monitor treatment of dengue patients and for the second ... Read more...

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Ineffective shots spur rise in whooping cough


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Ineffective vaccines may be behind the resurgence of whooping cough in babies, characterised by flu-like symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, mild fever ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital unveils robotic arm for surgeries (Lead) (With Image)


June 10th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) The Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute here set another benchmark in advanced medicare by introducing da Vinci robotic surgery Sunday.Inaugurated by an eminent ... Read more...

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Sedentary officegoers face doubled clot-risk


May 15th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Sedentary routine of young officegoers may be doubling their risk of suffering from a dangerous blood clot, according to a new survey. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), ... Read more...

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Heart hormone helps shape fat metabolism


February 7th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Exercise brings down body weight because it draws on fat reserves that muscle can burn as fuel. But the heart also plays a similar role.Sheila Collins ... Read more...

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Anthrax shot protects simians from lethal infection


January 13th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) A new vaccine designed as a bacterial capsule confers protection on monkeys against lethal anthrax infection, reveals a study. Bacterial capsules are commonly used in licensed ... Read more...

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Compound that halts poxvirus replication


January 4th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a compound that inhibits poxviruses from replicating and causing infections such as smallpox, vaccinia and monkeypox. Study co-author Ken Dower, post-doctoral fellow in ... Read more...

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AMRI tragedy: Tripura man still searching for brother


December 10th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) The horror of the AMRI Hospital fire here, which claimed 91 lives, continues to haunt a man from Tripura who has been searching in vain for ... Read more...

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Mamata announces judicial probe in hospital fire tragedy


December 10th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced a judicial inquiry into the city's Advanced Medical Research Institute (AMRI) hospital fire tragedy which claimed 91 ... Read more...

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Burning more sugar drives super athleticism


December 1st, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Muscle fitness drives super athleticism, especially when their cells efficiently utilise sugar as a fuel source, a study reveals. Conversely, exercising improves the muscle's ability to ... Read more...

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Top Maoists seek NHRC clearance to donate bodies


October 7th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 7 (IANS) Two top jailed Maoist leaders in Bihar have urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to let them donate their bodies for medical research to a ... Read more...

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Hormone pits fat against fat to reverse obesity


October 5th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) A hormone that makes fat fight fat could be a novel way of battling the obesity epidemic.The hormone, called orexin, prevents obesity in mice by activating ... Read more...

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Kenya plans fighting diseases with mobile phones


August 5th, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 5 (IANS) Researchers in Kenya are advocating use of mobile phones to enable people seek timely help against diseases like malaria and malnutrition.As mobile phones have penetrated most ... Read more...

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Scientist converts skin cells into brain cells


July 29th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) A novel way of converting human skin cells directly into functional brain cells is likely to revolutionise regenerative medicine and drug discovery. Sheng Ding's latest research ... Read more...

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East Africa’s antimalarial trees at risk of extinction


April 21st, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Plants in East Africa with promising antimalarial qualities-ones that have treated malaria symptoms in the region's communities for hundreds of years-are at risk of extinction, according to research ... Read more...

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Scientists convert skin cells to stem cells more effieciently


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A team at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have identified several specific microRNAs (miRNAs) that are important during reprogramming and exploited them to make the transition from skin ... Read more...

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Vaccine slashes malaria risk by half


January 14th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) A vaccine that slashes malaria risk by 50 percent could practically save hundreds of thousands of lives every year. The latest study indicates that the jab reduces ... Read more...

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Fat-busting pill helps shed two pounds a week


January 12th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) A new fat-busting pill could help people shed two pounds a week without restricting their diet, according to a study.Start-up US drugs company Zafgen has announced the results ... Read more...

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Protein involved in melanoma’s development identified


December 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein involved in early steps of development of melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.Melanocytes (pigment-producing skin cells) lose the genetic regulatory mechanisms ... Read more...

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Study exhibits the ‘couch potato effect’ in mice


December 1st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have used a couch potato mouse model to study muscle function.Daniel Kelly and his colleagues found that these mice maintain normal activity ... Read more...

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New tool that can quickly identify dangerous viruses developed


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A simple diagnostic tool has been developed by Boston University researchers to quickly identify dangerous viruses like Ebola and Marburg.The biosensor, which is the size of a quarter ... Read more...

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Sitting too long at work can be fatal


November 7th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 7 (ANI): Working longer hours at a desk job might impress your boss, but it's definitely not good for your health, says a new research.A new Kiwi research proposed that ... Read more...

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Fruit fly study sheds light on core elements of obesity


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): Scientists say that fruit flies that grow obese after eating a diet loaded with fat could lead the way to the core elements of obesity.The demonstration that flies ... Read more...

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Fruit fly study reveals molecular link between obesity, heart disease


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have created a simple model using fruitflies to link high-fat diet, obesity and heart dysfunction.They discovered that a protein called TOR influences ... Read more...

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How fat hormone guards against stress-induced heart damage


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have discovered how a cardioprotective hormone called adiponectin prevents stress-induced damage in the heart."Whereas healthy people usually have high adiponectin levels circulating ... Read more...

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Manipulating muscle stem cells could treat muscular dystrophy


October 10th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A team of scientists recently uncovered the molecular messengers that translate inflammatory signals into the genetic changes that tell muscle stem cells to differentiate.At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute ... Read more...

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Antisense therapies protect primates from Ebola and Marburg viruses


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that treatments targeting specific viral genes can protect monkeys infected with deadly Ebola or Marburg viruses.Working with a class of compounds known as ... Read more...

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Why Alzheimer’s drug is both safe and effective


August 19th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study has unravelled exactly how memantine-a drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease- helps patients without causing serious side effects.It is known that memantine (marketed in the ... Read more...

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Paracetamol doubles teens’ chances of getting asthma


August 15th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Teenagers who take paracetamol regularly more than double their chances of getting asthma, says a study. A study of more than 300,000 teenagers, aged 13 and 14 years, ... Read more...

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Use of Paracetamol may double asthma risk in teens


August 14th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that even monthly use of the drug acetaminophen may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who use none ... Read more...

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Use of acetaminophen may double asthma risk in teens


August 14th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that even monthly use of the drug acetaminophen may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who use none ... Read more...

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Teenagers may develop asthma by taking paracetamol


August 14th, 2010 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Teenagers could double their risk of developing asthma by taking paracetamol, a widely used over-the-counter pain reliever, even once a month, scientists in New Zealand have said. Adolescents who ... Read more...

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New clues about cause of brain cell death in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


July 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have uncovered new clues about the cause of brain cell death in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases.The ... Read more...

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Biomarkers for particularly aggressive prostate cancers discovered


July 13th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a mechanism that determines prostate cancer aggressiveness, providing new targets for diagnosis and treatment.The study, led by Ze'ev Ronai, at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), ... 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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