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Sleep disorders are early signs of Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) A pattern of disturbed sleep could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, suggest scientists.Working on a mouse model, researchers from the Washington University School ... Read more...

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Gene therapy restores olfactory sense in mice


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense ... Read more...

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Infrared light heals vision damaged by Parkisnon’s


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) A non-invasive treatment with a soft infra-red light can protect and heal the damage to the human retina in Parkinson's disease, says a study."Near infra-red light ... Read more...

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Built-in dengue virus killer found in humans


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 24 (IANS) Scientists may have hit gold in their fight against dengue. They have located a human antibody that can neutralise and kill its virus within two hours. ... Read more...

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Apple compound may help burn fat, reduce obesity


June 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A waxy compound found in apple peel may help reduce obesity and its associated health problems by increasing the amount of muscle and brown fat, two ... Read more...

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Source of happiness may lie in your gut


June 13th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, June 13 (IANS) Brain levels of serotonin, the 'happiness hormone' linked to normal functioning of adult brain, are regulated by the amount of bugs in your gut during early ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out why foetus is not rejected


June 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) An important discovery seems to answer a question that has long perplexed scientists - why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing foetus as ... Read more...

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Caffeine-exercise combo protects against skin cancer


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A caffeine-exercise combo may be able to ward off skin cancer caused by exposure to sunlight, a study reveals."We found that this combination treatment can decrease ... Read more...

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Low-calorie diet tied to bowel disease deaths


March 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A low-calorie diet may actually erode the immune system's ability to respond to infection, a new study has revealed.Mice with bowel disease put on a calorie-restricted ... Read more...

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New hope for cardiac attack victims


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) A new population of adult stem cells unearthed in the heart could potentially open the way to regeneration of heart muscles in cardiac attack victims.Richard Harvey, ... Read more...

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B vitamins in mother’ diet cut kid’s gut cancer risk


June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Experiments on mice show that those born to mothers fed a diet supplemented with B vitamins are less likely to develop gut tumours.Previous research in humans ... Read more...

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Why does flu trigger asthma?


May 30th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) When asthmatic children are infected with flu, they often land in the hospital gasping for air. Researchers from Children's Hospital in Boston have found a previously ... Read more...

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Gut bug may cause development of Parkinson’s


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The gut bug responsible for ulcers could also play a role in bringing on Parkinson's disease."Our findings suggest that H. pylori infection could play a ... Read more...

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Millions could be protected from worm-related infections


May 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Researchers have identified a mucus that protects some people from harmful parasitic worms, opening the way to new therapies for millions of people worldwide.It is a ... Read more...

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Tobacco-derived compound prevents memory loss in Alzheimer’s


April 28th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A study led by researchers at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and the University of South Florida has found that Cotinine, a compound derived from tobacco, reduced plaques ... Read more...

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Mechanism for esophageal cancer identified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a gene thought to be associated with cancer development can be a tumour suppressor gene in mice.Understanding which genes are involved in spreading cancer ... Read more...

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New drug shrinks cancer, with few side effects


April 7th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center showed in animal studies that new cancer drug compounds they developed shrank tumors, with few side effects.The study, done ... Read more...

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Gene that can influence a person’s risk for developing epilepsy identified


April 5th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists at Vanderbilt University have discovered a new gene that can influence a person's risk for developing epilepsy.The findings could improve molecular diagnostic tools and point to ... Read more...

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How DNA silencing can promote cancer formation


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A new study has explained how DNA silencing can promote cancer.Cells control which genes they express by multiple mechanisms, one of which is the direct modification of DNA ... Read more...

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Asthma drug could help fight Alzheimer’s


March 27th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) An asthma drug has shown promise in inhibiting the formation of a brain peptide (compound) known as amyloid beta, known to cause Alzheimer's disease. In previous ... Read more...

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Novel immune therapy for pancreatic cancer discovered


March 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A novel way of treating pancreatic cancer by activating the immune system to destroy the cancer's scaffolding has been discovered by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson ... 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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Brain’s ‘fear’ area doesn’t increase anxiety but counters it: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): In a surprising find, a study from Stanford discovered that an area in the brain linked to fear doesn't increase anxiety but counters it.The study could help lead ... Read more...

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Scientists block multiple sclerosis in mouse model


March 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have managed to block the development of multiple sclerosis-like symptoms using a mouse model of the disease.When scientists gave mice ... Read more...

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Loss of key protein contributes to neuron loss in ALS


March 5th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 05 (ANI): Scientists have described the profound and pervasive role of a key protein in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis pathology called TDP-43.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or more popularly, Lou ... Read more...

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Liver, not brain, may be source of Alzheimer’s plaques


March 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease start in the liver and not in the brain-completely altering scientists' ideas about the disease.The unexpected ... Read more...

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How HIV affects brain function in its initial stages


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 03 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that a new mouse model closely resembles how the human body reacts to early HIV infection and is shedding light on nerve cell damage related ... Read more...

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Drug may help preserve brain function following cardiac arrest


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): New research suggests that an experimental drug, which targets a brain system that controls inflammation, might help preserve neurological function in people who survive sudden cardiac arrest.Survival rates ... Read more...

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New mouse model to probe how antidepressants work


February 19th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Vanderbilt University researchers have developed a new mouse model to determine how antidepressants work.The most widely prescribed antidepressants - medicines such as Prozac, Lexapro and Paxil - work ... Read more...

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Reduced levels of important neurotransmitter linked to multiple sclerosis


February 13th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have demonstrated that damage to a particular area of the brain and a consequent reduction in noradrenaline are associated with ... Read more...

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New study focuses on cause of celiac disease


February 10th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A University of Chicago study has found that blocking a factor that can activate the human immune response against intestinal bacteria or certain foods could prevent the development ... Read more...

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How omega-3 fatty acids keep blindness at bay


February 10th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Previous research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids - commonly found in fish oil - can prevent retinopathy, a major form of blindness that affects people with diabetes ... Read more...

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Gene that limits damage to lung during trauma or transplant identified


February 9th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene that limits damage to the lung during acute stress from illness, trauma or transplant.They ... Read more...

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How the brain learns from mistakes


February 9th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): University of Basel scientists have identified a protein that plays a major role in forming the right kind of connections in the rapidly growing brain of newborn mammals.The ... Read more...

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Scientists identify regulatory defect that drives lupus


February 4th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A group of scientists have identified a regulatory defect that drives lupus.Correcting the defect 'may represent an effective therapeutic approach to systemic lupus erythematosus-like autoimmune disease,' according to ... Read more...

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