metabolic pathways

This substance tricks brain to ease Parkinson’s


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) A painstaking search through nearly 390,000 chemical compounds has isolated a substance that can sneak through the brain's protective barrier and trick it into easing Parkinson's ... Read more...

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Diabetes alert, a decade before symptoms appear


March 21st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A blood test developed by a scientist reveals whether you are at risk of diabetes 10 years before symptoms show up.By measuring levels of five markers ... Read more...

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Blood test may predict diabetes risk 10 yrs before first symptoms


March 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have suggested that measuring the levels of small molecules in the blood could predict diabetes risk as much as a decade ... Read more...

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Scientists find 13 new genes linked to heart diseases


March 7th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): An international team of scientists has has identified 13 new gene sites associated with the risk of coronary artery disease and validated 10 sites found in previous studies."We ... Read more...

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NASA researchers discover arsenic-based life form on Earth


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.NASA researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California ... Read more...

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Protein study sheds light on insulin response and cancer cell growth


November 6th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): The United States and Japanese researchers have identified a key step in metabolic pathways linked to diabetes and cancer.TORC 2 activates a protein called Akt, which plays a ... Read more...

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Imbalanced diet, inadequate exercise may cause asthma in kids


September 17th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Challenging the widespread assumption that obesity itself is a risk factor for asthma, a new study has revealed that even children of a healthy weight who have an ... Read more...

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Vitamin D vital for cognitive function


June 26th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have contributed to a limited but growing body of evidence of a link between vitamin D and cognitive function.The study was led by epidemiologist Katherine Tucker ... Read more...

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Novel approach for leukaemia treatment discovered


March 4th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered how leukaemia cells become 'addicted' to genes, which if targeted could prevent diseased cells from developing.The team, led by Dr Veronika ... Read more...

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New approach may be key to curing TB


February 6th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Surrey have come up with a novel approach to analyse metabolic events in bacteria that lead to fatal diseases such as tuberculosis (TB).The ... Read more...

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Effects of genetic defect in myotonic muscular dystrophy revealed


January 25th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): In a new research on the genetic defect behind myotonic muscular dystrophy, scientists have found that the mutation disrupts an array of metabolic pathways in muscle cells through ... Read more...

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Genetic “switch” that makes fruit flies alcohol tolerant identified


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Fruit flies have a genetic "switch" that makes them more tolerant to alcohol, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.This metabolic switch also has implications for the ... Read more...

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1st century Greek statue may aid in development of “biofouling” resistant metals


August 8th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have said that an ancient first century B.C. Greek statue, discovered off the coast of Croatia in 1998, may help researchers develop metals ... Read more...

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Widely used diabetes drug may improve cancer therapies


June 4th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): A widely used anti-diabetic drug, called metformin, may boost the immune system and increase the potency of vaccines and cancer treatments, say researchers at McGill University and the ... Read more...

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Indian researcher creates compound that knocks out TB pathogen


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) An Indian researcher has created a compound that knocks out four of the tuberculosis bacterium's crucial metabolic pathways simultaneously, ultimately crippling the pathogen. The development opens the ... Read more...

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Scientists in New Delhi create compound that stops TB in its tracks


February 2nd, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, February 2 (ANI): A Howard Hughes Medical Institute international research scholar based at the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi claims to have created a compound that stops tuberculosis ... Read more...

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Scientists identify microbes that can increase plant growth


January 27th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Through work originally designed to remove contaminants from soil, scientists have identified plant-associated microbes that can improve plant growth on marginal land.The findings by the team ... Read more...

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Early childhood diet linked to adult weight gain


January 15th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): An adult''s propensity to pack on the pounds is directly linked to early childhood diet, according to a new study by University of Calgary."My research has shown ... Read more...

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Fuel from bacteria just a step closer


August 8th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Scientists have mapped metabolism of a bacteria called Nostoc, which fixes nitrogen and releases hydrogen, possibly bringing sustainable fuel from microbes one step closer to reality. Like all ... Read more...

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New techniques would convert biofuels waste into high-value chemicals


July 1st, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Chemical engineers at Rice University have unveiled a set of techniques for cleanly converting problematic biofuels waste into chemicals that fetch a profit.The techniques include a new ... Read more...

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Scientists identify fundamental mechanism of how tumour cells communicate


April 22nd, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr 22 (ANI): Doctors will now be able to screen for a brain tumours molecular characteristics without having to perform invasive surgery or biopsy that requires opening the patients ... Read more...

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Diabetic drug may prove safe therapy for epilepsy


April 9th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 9 (ANI): Researchers have said that a widely used diabetic drug, called Metformine, may prove to be an effective and safe therapy for epilepsy treatment as well.The study, ... Read more...

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Scientists decipher 3-D structure of key metabolic protein


March 11th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have achieved a significant success in deciphering the three-dimensional structure of a membrane-bound enzyme that plays a crucial role ... Read more...

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Study paves way for new treatments of heart disease, diabetes


January 11th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Heartening news for people whore trying to reduce bad cholesterol and fatty acid levels. A new study has made a key discovery, which can lead to new drugs ... Read more...

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Periwinkle plant tumour harnessed to produce medicines


November 14th, 2007 - 8:09 am ICT by admin
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Cancer cells contain building blocks for recurring prostrate cancer


November 14th, 2007 - 2:07 am ICT by admin
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