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Snobbish bugs prefer coffee for beverage


June 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Human beings may have made a cult out of drinking caffeine, but now it seems they are not the only species doing it.Four different strains of ... Read more...

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Mechanism that could provide potential cure for diabetes identified


April 30th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): People develop diabetes because they don't have enough pancreatic beta cells to produce the insulin necessary to regulate their blood sugar levels.But now, researchers from UCLA's Larry L. ... Read more...

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Breast cancer risk ‘can be assessed by examining breast milk’


April 5th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study suggests that breast cancer risk can be assessed by examining the epithelial cells found in breast milk.This screening method has the potential to provide ... Read more...

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Higher levels of folate in RBCs linked to silenced tumor-suppressors


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): In new study, scientists found that people with higher levels of folate in their red blood cells were more likely to have two tumor-suppressing genes shut down by ... Read more...

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BPA exposure may cause permanent fertility defects


March 9th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, boffins at Yale School of Medicine have discovered. ... Read more...

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IVF babies ‘at higher diabetes, obesity risk’


January 10th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): A new study by scientists at Temple University in Philadelphia has shown that the DNA of babies conceived through IVF differs from that of other kids, putting them ... Read more...

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How chemicals cues can make friendly ants turn against each other


October 28th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Experiments led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have demonstrated that normally friendly ants can turn against each other by exploiting the chemical cues they use ... Read more...

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The first complete human epigenome mapped


October 15th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute have released the first study that maps a human epigenome, showing how the genome is regulated in developed cells.The study is the ... Read more...

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Scientists come closer to ’synthetic life’ in lab


August 21st, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): A group of scientists has created a new "engineered" strain of bacteria - a development which could be described as a step towards the creation of "synthetic life".The ... Read more...

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Are artificial human sperm actually identical to natural kind?


July 9th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Scientists are calling for more tests to ensure that artificial sperm created by some British researchers are identical to their natural counterpart, saying that further proof may make ... Read more...

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Genetic changes outside nuclear DNA may trigger half of all cancers


March 25th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have said that genetic changes outside nuclear DNA may lead to over fifty percent of all cancers.Already, it is known that a process known ... Read more...

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Childhood victims may carry chemical changes to DNA into adulthood


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
London, February 23 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has shown that childhood abuse victims can carry chemical changes to their DNA into adulthood. Study ... Read more...

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Impossible molecular chain reaction on metal surface demonstrated


December 12th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A team of scientists at the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Pittsburgh has demonstrated a molecular chain ... Read more...

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Your DNA may be responsible for preserving long-term memories


December 3rd, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): Remember your first date? Well, a new study in mice has suggested that patterns of chemical "caps" on our DNA may be responsible for preserving such long-term ... Read more...

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Study shows individual genome changes over a lifetime


June 25th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Certain types of chemical, or epigenetic marks on an individual's DNA sequence change during his or her lifetime and the amount of change is similar among family ... Read more...

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l mechanism to enhance impaired function of leukemia protein identified


March 2nd, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) have identified a new mechanism capable to boost the function of a protein, known as AML1 that is usually weakened in ... Read more...

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Hope for patients with acute leukaemia


March 1st, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 1 (IANS) A mechanism that improves functioning of proteins impaired in patients with acute forms of leukaemia has been unveiled by researchers at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) ... Read more...

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Stem cell studies give further clues to cancer proliferation and potential treatments


February 14th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 14 (ANI): Swiss scientists are studying stem cells to deepen their understanding of how cancer cells grow and how they can be killed, while a UK research team has achieved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple mouth rinse may help spot head and neck cancer


January 1st, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): Your morning gargle could be more than a breath freshener, for researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre have said that it can help spot head and ... Read more...

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Obesity gene may alter DNA in the brain region that controls food intake


November 14th, 2007 - 10:21 am ICT by admin
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