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Obesity ‘likely to upset key gene clock in cardiovascular system’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta have found that that obesity might shut down a key gene clock that regulates the ... Read more...

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Epilepsy trigger found


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Bochum's neuroscientists have reported that hereditary diseases such as epilepsy or various coordination disorders may be caused by changes in nerve cells of the cerebellum, which do not ... Read more...

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Plants adapt genetically to survive unfavourable environments


February 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A Purdue University study has discovered genetic evidence of how some plants adapt to live in unfavourable conditions.The findings could one day be used to help food crops ... Read more...

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How plants counteract against larger neighbours’ shade


December 18th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Researchers have discovered how plants that 'lose the battle' during competitiveness for light because they are shaded by larger neighbours, counteract.Previously, it was thought that these plants ... Read more...

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How eating less can make you live longer


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has discovered a molecular pathway that is a key determinant of the aging process and could explain why eating less could extend lifespan."We're getting closer ... Read more...

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‘Evolving’ malaria-transmitting mosquito ‘to complicate disease control efforts’


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): The major malaria-transmitting mosquito species, Anopheles gambiae, is evolving into two separate species with different traits, a development that could both complicate malaria control efforts and potentially require ... Read more...

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Yeast offers clues to Parkinson’s disease


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Yeast can be simple model to study molecular basis of Parkinson's disease, says a scientist.Dr Tiago Fleming Outeiro from the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal says ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new way diseases develop


July 9th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which cells direct gene expression, the process by which information from a gene is used to direct the physical and ... Read more...

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Honey can work as antibiotic


July 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Bees make a protein called defensin-1 that they add to honey, which could one day be used to treat burns and skin infections and to develop new drugs ... Read more...

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How honey kills bacteria


July 1st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified a secret ingredient in honey that kills bacteria.They have found that bees make a protein that they add to the honey, called defensin-1, which could ... Read more...

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Chain of molecular events that increases skin cancer risk identified


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chain of molecular events that increase one's risk of sun-induced skin cancer.The study, appearing online in The FASEB Journal, may lead to new tests ... Read more...

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Recipe for making sensory hair cells from stem cells found


May 14th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A ten year long research has led scientists to discover the recipe for hearing- a way to coax embryonic stem cells as well as reprogrammed adult cells to ... Read more...

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Novel way to trace HIV mutations that lead to drug resistance


January 12th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A research team from UC San Diego and Harvard University has suggested a new approach to trace HIV mutations that lead to drug resistance.They said once expanded to ... Read more...

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Source of nonallergic itch found


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Remember that itching sensation that refused to go no matter how much you scratched it? Well, sensory scientists from Johns Hopkins have now discovered in mice a molecular ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genes that regulate lung health


December 14th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Scientists have identified five genetic variants that can keep human lungs fit. The research, by an international consortium of 96 scientists from 63 European and Australian centres, sheds ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic targets for lung diseases discovered


December 14th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 14 (ANI): Scientists have found five genetic variants that are linked to the health of the human lung.A total of 96 scientists from 63 centres in Europe and Australia ... Read more...

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Protein that enhances long-term memory identified


October 2nd, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have identified a protein that helps preserve memory even during rest intervals.The students, who study a lot, realize that what they ... Read more...

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Even most fearful memories get erased over time: study


June 22nd, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 22 (IANS) Debunking the traditional view that memories are difficult to erase, a new study shows that even our most fearful memories get erased over time. Researchers at Montreal-based McGill University ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil potential drug for liver carcinoma


May 23rd, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Chinese researchers have identified a potential drug for liver carcinoma.In a study, published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, a research team led by Dr. Jian-Guo Cao ... Read more...

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Chemicals could kill most deadly malaria-causing parasite


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A team of British scientists has created chemicals that have the potential to kill the most deadly malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum - including those resistant to existing drugs.Researchers ... Read more...

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Worms that dazzle the sea with a ‘green glow’


April 2nd, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC (University of California) San Diego have uncovered key clues about bioluminescent worms in the sea that produce a green glow ... Read more...

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Unique human protein atlas will shed light on deadly diseases


October 18th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): Atlases will no longer be restricted to continents, seas and mountains, for Swedish scientists are compiling a unique ''atlas'' that pinpoints the location of thousands of individual ... Read more...

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Sperm proteins may harbour male infertility cure


October 9th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers at San Francisco State University have suggested that studying proteins found in sperm are central to understanding male infertility and could be used to determine new ... Read more...

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Artificial noses come closer to reality


September 30th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): Biological engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method of producing smell receptors in the laboratory, showing the possibility of creation of artificial ... Read more...

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Cancer-inhibiting compound found under sea


August 8th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) A marine compound discovered off the coast of Key Largo in Florida inhibits cancer cell growth in lab tests and is likely to prompt the development of effective ... Read more...

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Researchers pinpoint molecular basis of alcohol tolerance


July 31st, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Researchers from UMass Medical School have identified a class of small molecules known as microRNA that may play a crucial role in the development of alcohol tolerance.Tolerance ... Read more...

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Scientists a step closer to making vaccine against biological weapons


July 28th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Experts at the Society for General Microbiology have made a significant advance towards making a vaccine against an organism that may be used to produce biological weapons. ... Read more...

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Birds have a great sense of smell


July 17th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Theyre known for their excellent vision and hearing abilities. Now, a group of researchers have established that birds are good smellers too.By studying bird DNA, researchers at ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on how drug blocks cholesterol absorption from the diet


June 4th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new study is shedding light on how drug Zetia, used to treat high cholesterol, blocks cholesterol absorption from the diet.Ezetimibe, also known as Zetia is the ... Read more...

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How to conquer the wilting tomato


May 9th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Amsterdam have shown how tomatoes can be protected from wilting by making use of the plants innate immune system.Farmers and other ... Read more...

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Researchers find why plague is so deadly


May 5th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Chicago have shown why plague is so deadly, by discovering that bacteria that cause the bubonic plague may be more powerful than ... Read more...

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Brain protein linked to anxiety and alcoholism identified


March 5th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A team led by an Indian researcher has discovered that a protein found in the brain is genetically linked to alcoholism and anxiety.That protein, the researchers say, can ... Read more...

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Scientists use computer simulations to find key molecular basis of cystic fibrosis


March 2nd, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used computer simulations to discover a key molecular mechanism that might be responsible for the development of ... Read more...

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Scientists use genetic tags to disclose secrets of memory retention in mice


February 22nd, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 22 (ANI): Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have used genetic tags in mice to understand the cellular mechanism behind memory, and which helps in its retention over a ... Read more...

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Researchers discover molecular basis of monarch butterfly migration


January 8th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study has demystified the annual migration of millions of monarch butterflies from the eastern North American to a cluster of pine groves in central Mexico.Steven M. ... Read more...

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