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New discovery may lead to drug treatment possibilities for Alzheimer’s


February 11th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new discovery by UC Santa Barbara scientists has the potential for use in the early diagnosis and eventual treatment of plaque-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise against pancreatic cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have made a new discovery that could be helpful in the fight against pancreatic cancer.By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene ... Read more...

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Viral protein structure could strengthen HIV therapy


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): In a collaborative project, researchers at UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are strengthening their understanding of HIV viral protein structure, which could in turn lead to new molecular ... Read more...

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Researchers identify cancer gene in ancestral metazoan


February 12th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Austrian researchers, investigating the causes for cancer, have identified the oncogene myc in a fresh water polyp and demonstrated that this oncogene has similar biochemical functions in ancestral ... Read more...

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Molecules that protect brain cells from Parkinson’s identified


December 29th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Whitehead Institute researchers claim to have identified small molecules that appear to be capable of protecting brain cells from alpha-synuclein toxicity, a hallmark of Parkinson's disease.During the study, ... Read more...

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Novel computer model to pave way for safer stents


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed new computer models to predict physiologically realistic drug delivery patterns from stents in branched arterial vessels.Scientists including Elazer ... Read more...

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Scientists create artificial nerve cell connections with plastic beads


October 8th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have successfully created nerve cell connections with the help of artificial substances, a major advance, which the researchers say, will help make nerve ... Read more...

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Blackcurrants may help fight Alzheimer’s


May 4th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 04 (ANI): Compounds in blackcurrants may help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to British scientists.The Scottish Crop Research Institute is working on a project trying to identify if ... Read more...

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Earliest evolved forms of fungus shed light on how the sexes evolved


January 10th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center have found that some of the earliest evolved forms of fungus contain clues to how the sexes evolved in higher animals, ... Read more...

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Hormone of darkness melatonin may hurt memory formation at night


November 16th, 2007 - 5:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A study has found that melatonin, the hormone of darkness, which is produced by body to regulate patterns of sleeping and awakening in humans, might be responsible for ... Read more...

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