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Researchers turn brain cells into heart cells


July 10th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have changed a star-shaped brain cell and a skin cell into a heart cell -- offering the possibility of cell-based therapy for cardiovascular diseases.Heart cells ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New study could lead to potential drug targets for schizophrenia, Parkinson’s


March 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from the Scripps Research Institute and University of Pennsylvania could pave the way for potential drug targets for diseases ranging from schizophrenia to Parkinson's disease.By ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Junk DNA makes humans so different from primates


March 1st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Repetitive stretches of "junk" DNA may partly explain why humans are so different from primates. Medical researchers at the University of Iowa found that when a particular type ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Study sheds light on RNA ‘on/off switches’


February 14th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A recent study has shed new light on a molecular switch that turns genes on or off in response to a cell's energy needs.Scientists from The Scripps Research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Micro-RNA decides malignancy of lung cancer


September 9th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): Micro-RNA is what determines the malignancy of lung cancer, found a new study.Professor Dr. Heike Allgayer, head of a Clinical Cooperation Unit of DKFZ and UMM, is an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene activity in songbirds’ brains changes when they hear new song


June 27th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): University of Illinois researchers have found that gene expression in the brain of the zebra finch changes when it hears a new song from a member of its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers get closer to finding influenza virus Achilles heel


May 5th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): Researchers have created a high-resolution image of a key protein that enables influenza virus to multiply by hijacking the host cell protein production machinery.The researchers behind ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Viral infection affects stress response in important cells


November 16th, 2007 - 5:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov15 (ANI): A recent study has found that viral infection affects the stress responses of important mammalian cells.The study, by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston , found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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