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Fracture prone? Blame your genes


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Are you prone to fractures or trip often? If yes, then blame it on some unidentified genetic regions associated with osteoporosis and bone fracture, says a ... Read more...

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Combo therapy may overcome Herceptin-resistant breast cancer


March 14th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Breast cancer tumours may take numerous paths to resist the targeted drug Herceptin, but a combination therapy could restore a tumour's vulnerability to treatment, according to a new ... Read more...

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Study explores link between hypoxia and inflammation in athletes


February 19th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has explored the link between lack of oxygen, called hypoxia, and the inflammation that can injure or ... Read more...

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Drug to reverse muscle loss due to cancer created


August 20th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have created a molecule that could fully reverse the devastating muscle loss that often accompanies advanced cancer in mice and thereby increased the lifespan of animals with ... Read more...

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New clues about cause of brain cell death in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


July 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have uncovered new clues about the cause of brain cell death in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases.The ... Read more...

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Here’s another way to get rid of cholesterol


July 8th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Good news for cholesterol fearing people- there is more than one way to get rid of it.Mark Brown of Wake Forest University School of Medicine said that "cholesterol ... Read more...

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Brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder found


April 27th, 2010 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, have identified a brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In the study conducted using laboratory mice, researchers found that ... Read more...

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Cutting down on calories can make you live up to 100 years


April 16th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Calorie restriction can not only make you live up to 100 years but also keep you healthy throughout life, says a new research.Scientists at Washington University School of ... Read more...

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Cut down on calories to live up to 100 years


April 16th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Cutting down on calories can not only make you live up to 100 years but also keep you healthy throughout life, research shows. Researchers at Washington University School ... Read more...

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Biology of lung cancer in women dramatically different from men


February 10th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study led by Indian-origin scientist at Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP) has revealed that the biology of lung cancer in women is dramatically ... Read more...

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Zebrafish may help offer mental illness treatment


January 19th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): American researchers say zebrafish can help find treatments for mental illness and neurological disorders since their brain chemistry is similar to humans.According to Randall Peterson of Massachusetts General ... Read more...

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How melanomas shield themselves from immune attack


January 13th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have shed light on how melanomas shield themselves from immune attack.Although the immune ... 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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Genes linked to Chemoresistance identified


July 21st, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A team of researchers led by Indian origin scientist from Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Centre has identified two new genes that might contribute to chemotherapy resistance in ... Read more...

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Scientists find genes that double skin cancer risk


July 13th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Scientists have discovered two new genes that double a person's chances of developing melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer. As part of an international study, a ... Read more...

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Mole gene doubles skin cancer risk


July 6th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 6 (ANI): Two genes that control the appearance of moles in people have been found to double the risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, say scientists.As part ... Read more...

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Simple blood test can reveal IVF’s suitability for individual patients


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A simple blood test can now tell whether In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) would be successful in a particular patient or not.Dr. Cathy Allen and her team from the ... Read more...

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Scientists find novel way of boosting newborns’ immune responses


June 13th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Newborns have immature immune system which makes them highly vulnerable to infections. Now, researchers from Children's Hospital Boston claim to have found a novel way to enhance innate ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on mutations in genetic pathways that extend lifespan in animals


June 8th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): A study conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has shown that certain genetic mutations, which extend the lifespan of the C. elegans roundworm, induce "mortal" ... Read more...

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Cell receptors designed to make our immune system stronger


June 3rd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Cell or 'death' receptors used by the body to shut down old, diseased or otherwise unwanted cells may also be used to make cells heartier when facing a ... Read more...

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How cocaine-linked genes enhance behavioural effects of addiction


May 14th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Scientists from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have shed light on how cocaine-linked genes enhance behavioural effects of addiction - a find that will lead to new strategies ... Read more...

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Vitamin B3 emerges as best way to manage cholesterol


April 10th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Scientists are likely to revive niacin as one of the best and cheapest ways to manage cholesterol, minus its side-effects, thanks to deft detective work by researchers. Niacin, ... Read more...

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Gene that keeps stem cells healthy identified


January 7th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): Carnegie Institution scientists in the United States say that a gene, named scrawny, seems to play a significant role in keeping a variety of stem cells in ... Read more...

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Cellular ageing acts like double edged sword in cancers


December 4th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Cellular senescence or ageing, the process by which biological cells stop dividing in response to stress or damage to their DNA, acts like a double-edged sword. While it ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for rheumatoid arthritis identified


November 6th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have identified a new therapeutic target that can be used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.The research team found that manipulating ... Read more...

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How binge drinking can batter your bones


October 24th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine study has found a possible mechanism by which alcohol weakens bones and decreases bone mass.Studies in recent years have demonstrated ... Read more...

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Protein silencing could reverse leukemia


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Blocking signals from a protein that activates immune system cells could help reverse a rare form of blood cancer, according to researchers.Physicists and oncologists, who combined computer modelling ... Read more...

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Silencing a protein may prevent leukemia


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Researchers at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute have found that blocking signals from a specific protein that activates cells in the immune system could help kill cells ... Read more...

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Two new genes discovered in type1 diabetes genetic puzzle


October 15th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): In a pursuit to reveal pieces of the complicated genetic puzzle behind type1 diabetes, scientists have found two novel gene locations that raise the risk for the ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint estrogen as key player in half of all prostate cancers


May 28th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 28 (ANI): Estrogen, known as a female hormone, plays a crucial role in the development of almost half of all prostate cancers, a new study has revealed.The researchers, ... Read more...

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Anti-HIV drugs may reduce vision loss


May 23rd, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new study from Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Inserm U848, France has revealed that anti-HIV drugs may prove effective in reducing vision loss.The study conducted using ... Read more...

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Proteins that help develop mammalian hearts identified


May 17th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 17 (ANI): Two proteins, called GATA4 and GATA6, in mammalian embryos play a key role in the development of a healthy heart, according to researchers at the Medical ... Read more...

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Loss of protein leads to limb-girdle muscular dystrophy


May 1st, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A team of French and German researchers have discovered that a protein called c-FLIP, which the body uses to prevent the loss of muscle tissue, is missing ... Read more...

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Obesity triggers, restricted-calorie diet inhibits skin cancer


April 15th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 15 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, have found a link between dietary balance and common cancer pathways and say that a ... Read more...

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