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Hope for kidney patients


March 13th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A protein linked to kidney failure has been identified which could pave the way for new interventions to treat the disease.The protein plays a crucial role ... Read more...

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Exposure to bodycare products linked to childhood obesity


January 21st, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Exposure to a class of chemicals known as phthalates, found in personal care products, could be triggering obesity in young children and waist circumference. Phthalates are ... Read more...

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Toxins from formula food found in babies


October 6th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) High levels of toxins from formula food have been detected in infants, which could increase their chances of developing diabetes, say researchers.These toxins are called Advanced ... Read more...

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New compound destroys deadly flu virus


September 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) A new compound destroys several viruses, including the one that triggered the deadly Spanish flu, wiping out 30 million people worldwide in the 1918 pandemic.The compound, ... Read more...

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Does dad’s stress affect his kids?


September 1st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) An individual's risk for stress-related disorders may be determined by his or her father's life exposure to stress, according to a new study. Most of the ... Read more...

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Grape seed extracts could protect against Alzheimer’s


July 16th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) An antioxidant contained in grape seeds may help prevent Alzheimer's or delay the progression of the degenerative disease, say experts.Grape seed polyphenols, a natural antioxidant, prevent ... Read more...

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Upma dish wins Indian-American chef $100,000 top prize


June 17th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Indian-American chef Floyd Cardoz, the man behind New York's now-closed Danny Meyer Indian restaurant Tabla, has taken home the $100,000 top prize in the third season ... Read more...

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Low carb, high-fat diet may reverse kidney failure in diabetes


April 21st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and ... Read more...

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5 more genes behind Alzheimer’s disease risk identified


April 4th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): A consortium of Alzheimer's researchers, including a team from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has identified five more new genes that when present add to risk of developing ... Read more...

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Indications of Alzheimer’s may be evident decades before first signs


March 29th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Researchers have found that patients with Alzheimer's disease have lower glucose utilization in the brain than those with normal cognitive function, and that those decreased levels may be ... Read more...

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How mutations in a gene cause Parkinson’s disease


March 26th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists have found a way that mutations in a gene called LRRK2 may cause the most common inherited form of Parkinson's disease.The study, conducted by researchers at Mount ... Read more...

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Certain genetic makeup reduces the brain’s neurons in drug addicts


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that that drug addicted individuals who have a certain genetic makeup have lower gray matter density-and therefore fewer neurons-in areas of the brain ... Read more...

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Body weight influences death risk among Asians: Study


March 5th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) People of normal weight are far less likely to die from any cause compared to individuals who were overweight or obese, says a recent study on ... Read more...

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Star-shaped brain cells ‘essential for making long-term memories’


March 4th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Experts have found that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, which were earlier considered little more than structures to fill the gaps between all-important neurons, have a function that's ... Read more...

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Too high or too low a BMI influences risk of death among Asians


February 24th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A study has found that Asians with a normal weight were far less likely to die from any cause than individuals whose body-mass index (BMI) was too high ... Read more...

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Brain insulin plays critical role in development of diabetes


February 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel function of brain insulin.Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that impaired brain insulin action may be the cause of the ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for improving long-term memory identified


January 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified a therapy that may enhance memory and prevent the loss of long-term memory.Led by Cristina Alberini, Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, ... Read more...

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Brain chemical boosts memory, could treat Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key chemical that boosts memory, potentially opening the way to newer treatments for Alzheimer's.In a series of experiments, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers ... Read more...

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Major breakthrough could lead to new treatments for melanoma


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have made a major breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for patients with malignant melanoma.They have discovered that a particular ... Read more...

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How a gene mutation leads to autism


December 17th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a mouse model to find how a gene mutation leads to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).They found that when one ... Read more...

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Single shot of morphine has long lasting effects on testosterone levels


November 4th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new study found that a single injection of morphine to fight persistent pain in male rats is able to strongly reduce the hormone testosterone in the brain ... Read more...

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Eating Peanuts While Pregnant Linked to Allergies in Baby


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report from the Canadian Press, eating peanuts during pregnancy has been linked to food allergies in the baby. The new study suggests that those babies ... Read more...

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Eating peanuts during pregnancy ‘ups child’s risk for peanut allergy’


November 1st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): A new research has found that pregnant women who eat peanuts might be putting their children at an increased risk for peanut allergy.Scott H. Sicherer at Mount Sinai ... Read more...

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Origin of immune cells in the brain discovered


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has discovered that microglia-the immune cells that reside in the brain-have a unique origin and are formed shortly after conception.It was previously thought that microglia ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target across a range of cancer types found


October 21st, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers have found a common link among several malignant tumor types in all grades of cancer.Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in collaboration with investigators of the ... Read more...

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Why cocaine is so addictive


October 19th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have found how cocaine corrupts the brain and becomes addictive.These findings are the first to connect activation of specific neurons to alterations in cocaine reward.The results ... Read more...

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New gene could explain relationship between diabetes, Alzheimer’s


October 13th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that a gene associated with the onset of Type 2 diabetes is also found at lower-than-normal levels in people with ... Read more...

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Children with food allergies are often victims of bullying: Study


September 28th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): In the first study of its kind, researchers have found that 35 percent of kids with food allergies, who are over the age of five, have been victims ... Read more...

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Oxytocin, love hormone, could cure shyness


September 26th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) The love hormone oxytocin helps one conquer shyness in social situations, and could prove beneficial for those suffering from autism, say researchers. The biochemical is known to enhance ... Read more...

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Love hormone nasal spray could cure shyness


September 24th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): A nasal spray of the so-called love hormone oxytocin can actually cure shyness, found a new study.While oxytocin is known to increase empathy and bonding - especially ... Read more...

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Cuddle chemical improves social cognition only in less socially proficient people


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Naturally occurring hormone oxytocin-the so-called cuddle chemical-selectively improves social cognitive abilities for less socially proficient individuals, but has little effect on those who are more socially proficient, according ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind cleft palate development found


September 15th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new mechanism that explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), a disorder that causes cleft palate and other malformations in the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new drug target for immune diseases


August 4th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 04 (ANI): Scientists have found a new mechanism that explains how certain immune cells are activated to create protective antibodies against infections or pathological antibodies such as those present in ... Read more...

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Young children vulnerable to effects of 9/11: Study


July 15th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 15(ANI): Two new longitudinal studies have revealed that age played an important role in the effects of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City.Both studies appear ... Read more...

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Key Alzheimer’s risk gene causes alterations in shapes of brain protein deposits


July 15th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Using a newly discovered class of biomarkers, researchers have found that the shape of brain protein deposits is different in people with Alzheimer's who have the highest-risk gene ... Read more...

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