molecular and cellular biology

Three British kids, father found dead in woods


July 17th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) British police, searching for a missing father and his three children, have found four bodies in a woodland beauty spot.Ceri Fuller, 35, had left his home ... Read more...

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Hidden DNA code more influential than our genes


September 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The "hidden" DNA code may be far more influential than our genes, passing down new biological traits more rapidly than previously thought.The study throws up the ... Read more...

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Genes determine a lot more than just our looks


November 8th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A study has suggested that the two sets of chromosomes we humans inherit from our parents do not only determine our physical traits but also how we develop.Dr ... Read more...

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Exercise, caloric restriction may delay debilitating effects of aging


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 03 (ANI): A new research at the Harvard University has found out a mechanism through which caloric restriction and exercise may delay some of the debilitating effects of aging by ... Read more...

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Power struggle between genetic master switches decides growth orientation in plants


March 1st, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): A new research has determined that the power struggle between genetic master switches in plants decides the fate of their stem cells and the orientation of their growth.Researchers ... Read more...

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Master gene allows breast cancer growth, invasion


February 13th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Baylor College of Medicine researchers and collaborators have claimed that the master gene called SRC-3 (steroid receptor coactivator 3) not only enhances estrogen-dependent growth of cancer cells by ... Read more...

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Vitamin C can help protect DNA damage of skin cells


September 10th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Leicester and Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology in Portugal have found that vitamin C can help protect DNA damage of skin cells ... Read more...

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Protein’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ role in cancer discovered


September 4th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): American scientists have discovered a protein's "Jekyll and Hyde" role in cancer development.While the protein called FOXO3a is thought to protect against cancer development, researchers from the ... Read more...

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How humans discern between distinct smells


February 4th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Using neural mapping, Harvard scientists have taken a step towards uncovering the secret behind how people can differentiate between tens of thousands of distinct smells. Although there are ... Read more...

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Lack of protein linked to ‘healthy’ obesity in mice


January 30th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) Mice whose fat cells were engineered to grow bigger than normal fat cells in their counterparts developed "healthy" obesity when fed with a high-fat diet.The fat but healthy ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on how neural activity spurs blood flow in the brain


June 27th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian-origin scientist from Harvard University has shed light on how neural activity spurs blood flow in brain.The team believes that the ... Read more...

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New inhibitors of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells identified


June 17th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Researchers from University of Illinois, Colorado and North Carolina have identified some compounds that may inhibit the growth of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells, thus opening up new ... Read more...

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Gene that regulates body size may harbour cancer cure


May 13th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 13 (ANI): A new study by Sunnybrook researchers has found that a gene called glypican-3 (GPC3) plays a major role in regulating body size a discovery that may ... Read more...

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Why breast cancer recurs despite chemotherapy


April 30th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have revealed though conventional anti-cancer drugs kill breast cancer tumours they leave behind many of the breast cancer stem ... Read more...

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Scientists making a circuit diagram of the human brain


January 28th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 28 (ANI): Scientists at Harvard University are planning to create a circuit diagram of the human brain by using new machines that automatically turn brain tissue into high-resolution neural maps.The ... Read more...

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Microbes in hot springs might help in dating of sedimentary rocks


January 23rd, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new research by scientists has discovered that microbes present in hot water springs might help in the dating of sedimentary rocks.For the research, scientists studied microbial communities ... Read more...

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Cancer’s ‘invisibility cloak’ against immune system discovered


November 14th, 2007 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
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Harvard scientists create colourful ‘brainbow’ images of the nervous system


November 14th, 2007 - 8:14 am ICT by admin
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