molecular biology

Cholesterol shows promise in fighting cancer


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 23 (IANS) Researchers at Simon Fraser University have concluded that cholesterol may have a few good qualities like slowing or halting cancer cell growth, after all the bad ... Read more...

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Chomsky, others write to PM protesting Bengal police excesses


April 16th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Eminent persons of international repute, including well-known US-based academician-intellectual Noam Chomsky, Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over the use of state ... Read more...

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Disarming bugs can combat antibiotic resistance


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Disarming harmful bugs could be a better way to combat antibiotic resistance than by killing them, says a new study. Research led by Monash University in ... Read more...

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Researchers crack virus behind brain swelling


March 6th, 2012 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 6 (IANS) Researchers have cracked the structure of a virus that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children, a development that could open the way to ... Read more...

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Radical theory says ‘inanimate’ objects also alive


January 30th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) Even so-called inanimate matter -- DNA, water and planets included -- are all alive, asserts a revolutionary new theory. "Modern science lacks a unifying, interdisciplinary theory ... Read more...

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Super vaccine could knock out 70 percent of cancers


December 13th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A super shot that could knock out seven out of 10 lethal cancers is on the way. It shrunk breast tumours by 80 percent during tests ... Read more...

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Immune system can abort stem cell regeneration


November 21st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The immune system's T-cells, which protect our body from invading pathogens and illnesses, can also abort stem cells from regrowing bone and tissue, a key factor ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

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Modern humans not uniquely evolved species


September 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Homo sapiens, the species that all human beings are believed to belong to, might have crossbred with others, says a study.Homo sapiens, believed to have originated ... Read more...

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Heat sensors help bats home in on blood sources


August 4th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) A sensitive, heat-detecting molecule covering nerve endings on their noses is the reason how vampire bats know which part of the victim's skin to home on ... Read more...

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India opens high-altitude military research centre in Kyrghyzstan (With image)


July 5th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India Tuesday opened a mountain biomedical research centre in Kyrghyzstan to help better the lives of both military personnel and civilians, making it the first ... Read more...

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GE Healthcare urges Indian scientists to compete for award


June 18th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Global healthcare major, GE Healthcare Life Sciences has exhorted young Indian scientists and scholars in molecular biology to compete for its prestigious science award, which includes ... Read more...

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Sharing musical instruments can spread infection: Study


May 16th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Commonly shared wind musical instruments harbour germs which can be a source of infection, a recent study has indicated.Germs survive for several days in wind instruments ... Read more...

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Astronomy technique can help detect deadly melanoma


April 28th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Using a technique that astronomers use to parse starlight, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of astronomy has developed a telescope that can possibly assess the skin blots that ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to screen students for sickle cell anaemia


April 6th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said it would screen school students and their mothers for sickle cell anaemia in a bid to check the increasing incidence of the disease ... Read more...

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Bacteria-inspired solar cell devices come closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems that could pave way ... Read more...

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Chemistry of mosquito sex could be key to controlling dengue fever


March 20th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that understanding the sex life of a mosquito may reveal the key to controlling diseases such West Nile virus and dengue fever.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Study could lead to new ways of curtailing reproduction in harmful insects


February 27th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that insects continue to influence each other on molecular, cellular and physiological levels-even after the partners go separate ways once mating is done.Mariana ... Read more...

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Newborn mouse’s heart can heal itself


February 25th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) A mammalian newborn's heart can heal itself completely -- a discovery that looks more like science fiction than a reality. Researchers working with mice found that a portion ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate molecule that helps produce proteins


February 15th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a molecular assistant called Spy that helps bugs produce proteins for medical and industrial purposes.Bacteria are widely used to manufacture proteins used in medicine and ... Read more...

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Measles virus makes ‘ball-room dance’ type movements to spread


January 10th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Proteins on the surface of a cell twist a viral protein into position, allowing the virus to start infection and cause Measles, all in a movement as graceful ... Read more...

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Discovery suggests new way to prevent HIV from infecting human cells


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how HIV binds to and destroys a specific human antiviral protein called APOBEC3F.The results suggest that a simple chemical change can convert APOBEC3F to ... Read more...

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Protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments


December 15th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have found a protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments.Researchers at the Andalusian Institute for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER) and the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to step up sickle-cell patients detection drive


November 27th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, one of the Indian state's worst-affected with the sickle-cell blood disorder, will step up its drive to detect the people suffering from the deadly disease, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Sickle cell patients number rising globally: Experts (Lead)


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 22 (IANS) The number of patients suffering from sickle cell anaemia - a form of blood disorder - are increasing across the world due to lack of awareness about it, ... Read more...

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Researchers explain why normal cells turn cancerous


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) What prompts normal cells to turn cancerous? Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Centre in the US, have identified factors in the very first step ... Read more...

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Global meet on sickle cell disease begins in Chhattisgarh


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 22 (IANS) A six-day international meet on sickle cell disease - a form of blood disorder - began here Monday.The 4th International Sickle Cell Congress was inaugurated by former president ... Read more...

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First step of a cancer cell’s beginning identified


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified factors in the very first step of the process that prompts normal cells to transform themselves into cancerous cells.The DNA molecule - the elegant, twin-stranded ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to host international meet on rare disease (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) Over 200 experts from across the world will meet here to discuss rising cases of "sickle-cell" blood disorder that has affected roughly 15-18 percent of Chhattisgarh's population.The six-day ... Read more...

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Scientists announce new approach to target cancer


November 18th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): An international team of academics have announced a new research that provides potential for exciting new approaches to targeting diseases such as cancer.They have also announced the potential ... Read more...

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New Study Proves Common Cold Virus Could Have A Cure


November 4th, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery of a mechanism in the immune system that could help in creating a cure for the common cold. A media ... Read more...

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Mystery of arsenic compound solved


October 14th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Scientists from Johns Hopkins, Baylor and Stanford have discovered why an arsenic compound, called arsenite, can kill us, and yet function as an effective therapeutic agent against disease ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly sprays bring drought-resistant plants closer to reality


September 29th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Latest study from Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists could lead to eco-friendly sprays that help plants survive drought."I think that the work established the methodologies and feasibilities ... Read more...

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Lung cancer culprit could offer therapeutic target


September 14th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): New research has suggested that a tiny molecule, which spurs the progression of lung cancer, could become a key player in fighting the disease.Scientists have known that the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh seeks central help to battle sickle cell


August 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has sought financial assistance from the central government to battle sickle cell anaemia that has gripped the 18-20 percent of the state's 20.08 million population, officials said ... Read more...

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