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Sleep loss jolts immune system into hyperactivity: Study


July 1st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 1 (IANS) Severe sleep loss jolts the immune system into hyperactivity, producing the same response as thrown up by exposure to stress, says a study. Researchers in the ... Read more...

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Indian American wins top $100,000 prize in US science talent search


March 14th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Indian American teenager Nithin Reddy Tumma has won a whopping $100,000 prize in the prestigious Intel Science Talent competition for his research on devising a ... Read more...

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Stem cell implants can heal traumatic brain injury


January 16th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Implanted stem cells have substantially improved cerebral function in animals with brain trauma, but how they did it has remained a mystery. Now an important part ... Read more...

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‘Vampire’ bug shows potential as living antibiotic


November 1st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) A vampire-like bug that preys on specific bacteria, including certain human pathogens, could potentially act as a living antibiotic for a range of infections.The bacterium, Micavibrio ... Read more...

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Indian-American identifies ‘wake-up’ gene


September 30th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Wonder why you wake up in the morning effortlessly, even without the shrill alarm? A team led by Indian-American scientist, Satchidananda Panda, has identified a new ... Read more...

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Genes causing arthritis isolated


July 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) In a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatment of patients suffering from a painful form of arthritis, which fuses bones in the spine ... Read more...

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1 drug, many targets may be the future of healing!


April 29th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new discovery by researchers from the University of California San Diego and the City University of New York (CUNY) has provided hope for the development of a ... Read more...

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Gene key to kidney disease, failure and death identified


April 24th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new study has found that a gene called PVT1 may help reduce the kidneys ability to filter blood, leading to kidney disease, failure and death.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Protein that contributes to ulcerative colitis revealed


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a protein called PUMA (p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis) contributes to ulcerative colitis.Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease thought to ... Read more...

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Fruit fly’s response to starvation could help regulate human appetite


April 1st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): A new study has identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous system's response to smell, and which could help regulate human ... Read more...

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An insight into regenerating damaged brain cells


March 31st, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) A study of nerve injury in roundworms shows how they can regenerate damaged tissues, potentially opening the way to repairing the human nervous system."Though damaged nerves ... Read more...

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Kids born to smoking mums ‘more likely to become smokers’


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Children of women who smoked during pregnancy are more likely to become smokers, according to a new study.The research found that prenatal exposure to nicotine increased the vulnerability ... Read more...

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Possible biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma identified


March 18th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma.The novel cell screening method used in the study also clarifies the process behind tumor metastasis and ... Read more...

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Engineered protein has potential for new anti- inflammatory treatment


March 11th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have created a new protein molecule derived from the growth factor progranulin, which may provide the basis for new therapies in inflammatory ... Read more...

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Ancient fish that eats inside cavity of dead animal with its skin, gills


March 6th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): University of British Columbia researchers have found that an ancient species of fish called Hagfish burrows into the body cavity of the dead or dying animal to eat ... Read more...

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Why some people become depressed when they are stressed


January 27th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new research has explained how stress impacts the brain, which detail why some individuals are predisposed to depression when they experience chronic stress.Researchers from Yamaguchi University in ... Read more...

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Unexpected biological pathway in glaucoma discovered


January 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new and unexpected biological pathway that apparently contributes to the development of glaucoma and its resulting vision loss.Prior research has suggested that the optic ... Read more...

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New molecular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s development identified


December 17th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered new molecular mechanisms that may be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease.The study, a collaboration between bioinformaticians and cell biologists, was led by IRB ... Read more...

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Why teens are less sensitive to alcohol than adults


December 5th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): It is well known that teens are less sensitive than adults to the motor-impairing effects of alcohol, but exactly what happens in the brain that causes teens to ... Read more...

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Genetic defect responsible for epilepsy and mental retardation found


October 13th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers have detected a genetic mutation responsible for severe mental retardation and epilepsy beginning at infancy.The team, led by Ohad Birk of the Ben-Gurion University, determined that the ... Read more...

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Melanoma spreads to lungs using body’s immune system


October 8th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that tracing the way melanoma cells use the immune system to spread and develop into lung tumours may lead to a therapy to ... Read more...

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How body clock and sleep affect brain connections between night and day


October 7th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Using zebrafish, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have shown how the circadian clock and sleep affect the scope of neuron-to-neuron connections in a particular region of the ... Read more...

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Absent mums can lead to hyperactivity, anxiety later in life


September 29th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): A new study revealed that early weaning and separation from mothers promotes long-lasting hyperactivity and anxiety in mice.Researchers described the development of this new behavioural model, which they ... Read more...

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Potential ‘persistence’ switch for tuberculosis discovered


September 18th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): Rice University bioengineers have examined a portion of the tuberculosis genome that responds to stress and have found a network of genes that may "switch" the disease into ... Read more...

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Here’s how you can promote brain health


August 18th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): An expert has suggested some activities that may enhance memory and promote overall brain health.John H. Byrne of the University of Texas studied the neuronal and molecular ... Read more...

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Reprogrammed human blood cells could help in disease research


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Cells from frozen human blood samples have the potential to be reprogrammed to an embryonic-stem-cell-like state, revealed Whitehead Institute researchers.These cells can be multiplied and used to study ... Read more...

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Here’s how memories are made


June 29th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new study, led by researchers at the University of Leicester, has uncovered for the first time the mechanism by which memories are formed.The study in the Department ... Read more...

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Scientists provide insight into jet lag


June 25th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Everyone hates jet lag - insomnia, loss of appetite, decreased alertness and depressed mood - that accompanies travel to locations in different time zones. The symptoms of jet ... Read more...

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Fuzzy logic to help understand ageing process


June 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Computers models using fuzzy logic could help scientists uncover the cellular mechanisms that the process of ageing upsets, according to a new American study.The research, from Drexel ... Read more...

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Protein could prevent accumulation of enzyme linked to Alzheimer’s disease


May 26th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): High levels of a protein, called GGA3, could prevent the accumulation of an enzyme linked to Alzheimer's, found researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine.The strategy may ... Read more...

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Social status in paper wasps is established early in life


May 20th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The road to royalty begins early in paper wasps, a new American research has found.While many social insects have distinct social classes that differ in appearance and ... Read more...

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Protein that makes local bladder cancer invasive found


May 15th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have identified a protein, which, according to them, is involved in pushing tumours to become invasive - and deadly.It is ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on metabolic vulnerability in TB and potential drug target


May 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have shed light on a previously unrecognised aspect of fatty acid metabolism in tuberculosis (TB) that could potentially lead to new targets ... Read more...

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Improving treatment and averting heart failure in kids


April 24th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Experts are finding new strategies to improve treatment of, and ultimately to rapidly identify and prevent, the congenital cardiovascular defects and the subsequent damage acquired after birth that ... Read more...

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Compulsive eating, drug addiction driven by same mechanism


March 29th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The same molecular mechanisms that drive people into drug addiction are behind the compulsion to overeat, says the latest research. The new study was conducted by Paul J. Kenny, ... Read more...

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