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Male mice sing to attract females


January 27th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Male mice are able to sing melodic tunes to attract female partners, a study has said.The tunes are sung at ultrasonic range beyond human hearing, and ... Read more...

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How lithium in ordinary tap water increases lifespan in humans


February 19th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found that lithium, which is found in vegetables and drinking water, can increase life expectancy in humans.Professor Dr. Michael Ristow's team along with Japanese ... Read more...

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New Breakthrough In Huntington’s Disease Discovered


January 28th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research led by the University of Leicester has hinted that Huntington's disease could be related with cellular process of transformation. This could lead to ... Read more...

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Potential new approaches for tackling Huntington’s disease uncovered


January 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A research team has uncovered potential new approaches for tackling devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's disease.Led by the University of Leicester, scientists from the University of Lisbon ... Read more...

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Key protein that allows nerve cells to repair themselves discovered


December 10th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A team of scientists has peered inside neurons to discover an unexpected process that is required for regeneration after severe neuron injury.The process was discovered during Melissa Rolls' ... Read more...

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Solitary fish may be first model for human depression


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Zebrafish that stop swimming when left alone could be the first fish model of a human mood disorder.In 2005, when Herwig Baier of the University of California, was ... Read more...

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Fruit fly study sheds light on brain development and diseases


November 13th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic marker that makes fruit fly a better model for brain development and diseases.The human brain is composed of 100 billion individual nerve ... Read more...

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A faster way to look for drugs that regenerate nerve cells


October 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): Engineers at MIT have used a new microchip technology to rapidly identify compounds for regrowing nerves in live animals.Scientists have long sought the ability to regenerate nerve cells, ... Read more...

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Long-standing mystery of protein ‘quality control’ mechanism solved


September 13th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 13, 2010: Scientists have apparently solved a long-standing mystery of how cells conduct "quality control" to eliminate the toxic effects of a certain kind of error in protein production.The findings ... Read more...

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Critical ‘traffic engineer’ of the nervous system found


September 9th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 9 (ANI): Researchers have identified a critical enzyme that keeps traffic flowing in the right direction in the nervous system-a feat that could pave the way for new treatments for ... Read more...

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Sea squirt study offers insight into early development of human embryos


July 31st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): In a study on model organism Ciona intestinalis, commonly known as the sea squirt, researchers have uncovered the origin of the heart-jaw connection in vertebrates - a discovery ... Read more...

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Why female moths are bigger than the males


March 12th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) have discovered why female moths are bigger and more beautiful than the male species.The researchers discovered that the key to unraveling ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes can actually be our allies in fight against malaria


October 2nd, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): A new study suggests that the mosquitoes that transmit malaria can actually help scientists find potential new ways to fight this disease.Researchers at the European Molecular Biology ... Read more...

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How gene defects may contribute to mitochondrial diseases


September 25th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have gained significant insights into how mitochondrial gene defects impair respiration, and other major life functions.Marni J. Falk and her ... Read more...

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Scientists discover key missing link in signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones


September 9th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology have discovered a key missing link in the so-called signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones.Many important signaling pathways are ... Read more...

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Researchers capture live images of how bacteria infect host


July 28th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Researchers have developed a technique to capture live images of how bacteria infect their host. While most studies of bacterial infection are done after the death of the infected ... Read more...

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Scientists film bacteria as they infect fruit fly embryos


July 28th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bath and University of Exeter have come up with a novel technique to make movies of bacteria infecting their living hosts.The researchers claim ... Read more...

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How flowering plants originated about 130 million years ago


May 19th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study is helping shed light on the mystery of the sudden origin of flowering plants about 130 million years ago, with information about what the first ... Read more...

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Scientists identify compound that makes plants immune to diseases


April 4th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Chicago have identified a novel compound that primes a plant's immune system, which may lead to the ... Read more...

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Sugar overdose can accelerate ageing


March 6th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): You need not search for that fountain of youth to stay young, for ageing can be kept at bay just by cutting back on sugar intake. Well, ... Read more...

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Soil based micro-organism triggers bacterial networking


December 26th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) Bacterial cells tend to form intricately structured communities called biofilms. Until now, the mechanisms that cause isolated bacteria to suddenly aggregate into a social network were unknown. But ... Read more...

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Molecule that sparks the formation of bacterial community unveiled


December 23rd, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a single molecule, known as surfactin, triggers isolated bacteria to suddenly aggregate into intricately structured communities called biofilms.The mechanisms that cause isolated ... Read more...

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Futuristic tool views gene activity in real time


December 17th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) GeneVision, a tool developed by a team that includes Indian American researcher Dhruv Grover, has the uncanny ability to view the activity of any chosen gene in real ... Read more...

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Immune system stronger at night than during day


December 15th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Researchers at Stanford University have found that the immune system''s fight against invading bacteria reaches its peak activity at night and is lowest during the day.While ... Read more...

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Biological clocks control staggering 25pc of genes


August 30th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): University of Georgia researchers have discovered that the extent of genes under the control of the biological clock in Neurospora crassa, bread mold, is dramatically higher than ... Read more...

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New technology will help crack E. Coli’s gene code


August 7th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 7 (IANS) E. coli has remained a mystery for long as a fourth of the roughly 4,000 genes it carries are unknown to researchers. But 'GIANT-Coli,' short for genetic ... Read more...

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Earthworms adaptability to contaminants can provide clues to fight soil pollution


June 3rd, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new research has revealed the molecular mechanisms by which earthworms adapt to exposure to soil contaminants, which can provide clues for dealing with soil pollution.The research ... Read more...

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Study finds insulin inhibits master gene regulator that increases lifespan


March 21st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 21 (ANI): Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have identified a previously unknown effect of insulin that has a major role to play in aging and longevity.The study, led by ... Read more...

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Proper diet, favourable lifestyle boosts recovery


January 18th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 18(ANI): Proper diet and a favourable lifestyle can effectively boost a persons ability to respond favourably to certain drugs, including some cancer therapies.University of Manchester researchers, using bakers yeast, ... Read more...

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Herbal extract of yellow-flowered mountain plant increases fruit flies lifespan


December 6th, 2007 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): The herbal extract of a yellow-flowered mountain plant native to the Arctic regions of Asia and Europe has been found to increase the lifespan of fruit fly populations.The ... Read more...

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