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Scientists eliminate plaque formation in Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that eliminating an enzyme from mice with Alzheimer's symptoms virtually eliminates a compound behind the development of plaques.The compound is amyloid beta, or ... Read more...

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Gene therapy restores olfactory sense in mice


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense ... Read more...

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Hantavirus warning to 1,700 Yosemite campers


August 30th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The authorities of the Yosemite National Park have cautioned 1700 visitors who were hosted there on a camping season that they might have been infected by a deadly virus. They discovered this ... Read more...

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New compound boosts efficacy of HIV, flu vaccine


August 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.Research by an Oxford University team, along ... Read more...

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Scientists find new ways of choking tumours


August 24th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Scientists can now choke tumours by cutting off the supply of a specific sugar known as GlcNAc (glick-nack), which they have identified for the first time.Tumours ... Read more...

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Red meat could elevate bowel cancer risk


August 10th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Your fondness for red meat might increase your chances of developing bowel cancer due to large amounts of iron in it.The new discovery could open ... Read more...

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Fish could explain how we developed arms, legs


August 8th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The American paddlefish, one of the oldest fish on the planet, could explain why we developed our arms and legs, according to scientists.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

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Muscle implants regenerate damaged tissues


July 17th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Lab-engineered muscle implants can help regenerate and repair damaged or lost muscle tissue, resulting in significant improvement in mice studies."While the body has a capacity to ... Read more...

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Eating less food may lengthen your life


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Reducing daily intake of food by 40 percent may help in enhancing one's life span by 20 years, British scientists working over treatment for ageing disease ... Read more...

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Your farts could cure high blood pressure


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Though most of us may find it quite embarrassing in case we were caught breaking wind, a new study has in fact suggested flatulence could help ... Read more...

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Hope for mouth cancer treatment


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A protein active in mouth cancer has been identified that could lead to new methods to treat the disease, according to a British study.The protein FRMD4A ... Read more...

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Rats! Even the BBC has the menace


July 1st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) If you have been making a song and dance about a mere mouse in your office canteen or around your seat, take it easy as ... Read more...

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A jab now to help quit smoking


June 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) A "genetic vaccine" will halt nicotine cravings and could even be used to stop children starting the habit, say experts.Just one jab could provide life-long protection ... Read more...

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Apple compound may help burn fat, reduce obesity


June 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A waxy compound found in apple peel may help reduce obesity and its associated health problems by increasing the amount of muscle and brown fat, two ... Read more...

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Milk compound tough on waistline isolated


June 6th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have identified a natural milk compound that keeps obesity at bay in mice even as they continue to enjoy high-fat diets. "This is present in ... Read more...

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Mice raid Allen’s house


May 11th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Lily Allen is fed up of mice in her home.Allen, who lives in a sprawling cottage in the west countryside with her husband Sam Cooper discovered ... Read more...

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Low testosterone levels could cause diabetes


May 6th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Low testosterone levels in males could elevate their risk of developing diabetes, says a new study.The findings from the University of Edinburgh could also help explain ... Read more...

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Rogue DNA could trip the heart


April 26th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.Scientists from ... Read more...

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Reasons behind kidney stones found


April 19th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Kidney stones afflict millions of people worldwide every year, triggering a crippling pain that is among the worst known to man.Now, scientists at the Washington University ... Read more...

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Protein loss causes old-age gum disease


April 18th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) A drop in the level of protein called Del-1 is why gum diseases become more common with old age, says a new research.Periodontitis is a gum ... Read more...

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Caffeine-exercise combo protects against skin cancer


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A caffeine-exercise combo may be able to ward off skin cancer caused by exposure to sunlight, a study reveals."We found that this combination treatment can decrease ... Read more...

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High fat diet damages arteries earlier than suspected


April 4th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A high fat diet damages arteries earlier than suspected and is the first in a series of steps that cause high blood pressure (BP).With age, increasing ... Read more...

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Man-made noise stunts plant growth


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Noise from cars, machines and other forms of human activity could affect the growth of wild flowers, trees and animals nearby, say scientists.Such noise may be ... Read more...

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Iranian scientist creates gas-filled aspirin to fight cancer


March 13th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 13 (IANS) An Iranian scientist has developed a gas-filled aspirin that can boost the cancer-fighting ability of the drug, the Iranian Students News agency (ISNA) reported.Khosrow Kashfi, associate ... Read more...

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Hope for kidney patients


March 13th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A protein linked to kidney failure has been identified which could pave the way for new interventions to treat the disease.The protein plays a crucial role ... Read more...

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Delating a gene works up smarter brain


March 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) A genetic deletion helps work up a smarter brain by not only growing more brain cells during ageing but also making anti-depressants more effective in ... Read more...

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Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine


March 7th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 7 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled a new AIDS vaccine which has successfully been tested on mice, and the country is ready to begin human testing soon, a media ... Read more...

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‘Anti-ageing’ vitamin could weaken your bones


March 6th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Vitamin E, dubbed the "anti-ageing" vitamin may acutally weaken your bones before their time.Animals fed on a diet supplemented with the vitamin developed bones 20 percent ... Read more...

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Vitamin pill a day keeps cancer at bay!


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) A daily vitamin pill could help prevent skin cancer - particularly among women, the Daily Mail reported Friday.Scientists say taking food supplements containing vitamin A can ... Read more...

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Prescription marijuana without memory loss on horizon


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Scientists may be able to design a cannabis drug in the future that can treat pain and seizures without hurting the memory, the Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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Reversing Alzheimer’s gene ‘blockade’ restores memory


March 1st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) An enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer's patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories, says a new research.Furthermore, ... Read more...

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Time factor in risk of getting infection


February 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The time of the day could be an important factor in the risk of getting an infection, BBC reported Monday.US researchers showed how a protein in ... Read more...

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Scientists say that ‘Body clock alters immune system’


February 17th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists from the Yale University have identified that not getting enough sleep affects the immune system. The researchers reported that the body clock - which controls ... Read more...

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Genes drive gender specific behaviours in parenting, sex


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Men and women tend to behave differently, especially when it comes to sex and parenting, thanks to the role their genes and sex hormones play.New evidence ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel genetic link to trauma


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered genetic clues as to why some mice are still fearful while others are resilient to traumatic experiences -- knowledge that could help those ... Read more...

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