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Mechanism discovered to help treat inflammation


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) The discovery of a crucial step in the body's process for healing wounds could open a new way of treating inflammation, which is the immune system's ... Read more...

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New antibody shows promising results in spinal cord injury


August 30th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) A new antibody has shown promising results in reversing the damage caused by injury to the spinal cord, according to new research.The body produces an inflammatory ... Read more...

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Zebra fish’s self-healing could help spinal injury victims


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have decoded the secrets of the zebra fish's amazing ability to heal its spinal cord after injury. The findings could eventually pave the way to ... Read more...

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Cuba develops mathematical models to fight dengue


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 24 (IANS) Cuba has developed mathematical models to help fight dengue, a media report said Friday.Experts from Havana's Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute developed the models.Spearheaded by young ... Read more...

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‘Skin-printing’ device could rebuild damaged, burnt skin


February 21st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working on a specialized skin "printing" system that could be used to rebuild damaged or burned skin.The researchers ... Read more...

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Red wine compound ‘can give a boost to breast cancer treatment’


February 15th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that resveratrol - a compound found in red wine - when combined with rapamycin can have a tumor-suppressing effect on breast cancer cells that are ... Read more...

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Genetic predisposition for breast, kidney cancers discovered


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have revealed multiple genetic discoveries that may permit easier diagnosis and disease management for Cowden syndrome patients who are predisposed to breast and kidney cancer.The research, ... Read more...

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Analyzing family health history ‘best way for disease risk assessment’


November 6th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Family health history assessment is an inexpensive, simple, and useful tool that has been shown to be effective and accurate when implemented in clinical care settings to assess ... Read more...

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In Colombia, ten injured every hour from family violence


May 4th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 4 (IANS) The number of homicides increased by 16 percent last year in Colombia, the Latin American country where 10 people sustain injuries every hour in family violence, a ... Read more...

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Next up, a ‘pill’ for couch potatoes who can’t exercise


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Good news for couch potatoes: Researchers in Houston are testing a drug that mimics the effects of exercise.The 'exercise pill,' developed by Dr Vihang Narkar at the UTHealth ... Read more...

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WHO Director-General visits Cuba


October 25th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 25 (IANS) Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has arrived in Cuba for a four-day visit. Her visit includes a tour of important scientific institutions in the country ... Read more...

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Steroid hormone deficiency may be behind cardiovascular disease


September 26th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): The deficiency of steroid hormones called androgens, such as testosterone, may be behind cardiovascular disease, according to a study.Published in the Journal of Andrology, a report on ... Read more...

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Bladder cancer stem cell discovered


August 4th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Stanford's School of Medicine researchers have identified the first human bladder cancer stem cell."This is first time we've found this 'don't eat me signal' in a stem cell ... Read more...

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Scientists coax skin cells to behave like muscle cells


May 6th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Scientists have now shown that skin cells can be coaxed to behave like muscle cells and muscle cells like skin cells. The fickleness of the cells, and the relative ... Read more...

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Chemotherapy shown to cause delayed neurological damage in mice


April 22nd, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time shown that chemotherapy may make patients susceptible to chemobrain, a syndrome of delayed degeneration in the central nervous system (CNS).Their finding ... Read more...

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