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Boosting body’s immune system may hold key to HIV cure


February 4th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists in Australia have shown that boosting the immune system in mice can rid them of HIV-like infection.The research team, led by Dr Marc Pellegrini from the Walter ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency alters lung structure and function


January 29th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to alter lung structure and function in a new study in young mice.The new study, conducted by researchers in Australia, offers ... Read more...

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New findings may lead to a novel treatment for obesity


January 12th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have added a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors.While studying hormone receptors in laboratory mice, researchers ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis identified


January 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis (MS).Multiple sclerosis is a disease caused by damage to myelin - the protective covering wrapped around the ... Read more...

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‘Facebook neurons’ could shed light on brain’s centre of higher learning


January 11th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the brain's neocortex contains a complex network of highly active neurons called 'Facebook' neurons.These networks have a small population of highly active members ... Read more...

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Western diet linked to increased risk of breast cancer


January 7th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet play an important role in the growth and spread of breast cancer.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Male pattern balding ‘due to stem cell inactivation’


January 5th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): University of Pennsylvania researchers have found that stem cells play an important role in explaining male pattern balding.Using cell samples from men undergoing hair transplants, a team led ... Read more...

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Human protein slows muscle damage in muscular dystrophy mice


December 28th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has found that a novel potential therapy based on a natural human protein significantly slows muscle damage and improves function in mice who have the ... Read more...

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Protein involved in melanoma’s development identified


December 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein involved in early steps of development of melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.Melanocytes (pigment-producing skin cells) lose the genetic regulatory mechanisms ... Read more...

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Blue-green algae used for treating Lou Gehrig’s disease in mice model


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): In a new study, University of South Florida neuroscientists found that nutritional supplementation with Spirulina, a nutrient-rich, blue-green algae, provided neuroprotective support for dying motor neurons in a ... 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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Study exhibits the ‘couch potato effect’ in mice


December 1st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have used a couch potato mouse model to study muscle function.Daniel Kelly and his colleagues found that these mice maintain normal activity ... Read more...

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Key enzyme that controls growth of breast cancer cells identified


November 19th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has found that blocking the action of an enzyme called GnT-V could delay the onset and spread of tumours with human breast cancer.When the GnT-V ... Read more...

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How eating less can make you live longer


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has discovered a molecular pathway that is a key determinant of the aging process and could explain why eating less could extend lifespan."We're getting closer ... Read more...

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Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties


November 14th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties, new findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ... Read more...

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Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties too


November 11th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): New findings have revealed that serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties.The findings by the researchers ... Read more...

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Two-sided immune cell could be harnessed to shrink tumours: Study


October 29th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that a recently identified immune cell that directs other cells to fight infection plays a critical role in regulating the immune system in ... 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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Scientists reveal new clues to origin of diabetes


October 13th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified events inside insulin-producing pancreatic cells that set the stage for a neonatal form of non-autoimmune type 1 diabetes, and may play a role in type ... Read more...

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Orally administered nanoparticles to treat inflammatory bowel diseases


October 11th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a system for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s identified


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a new therapeutic target that can potentially lead to a new way to prevent the progression of Alzheimer's disease. ... Read more...

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Novel molecular pathway underlying Parkinson’s disease identified


September 14th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new molecular pathway underlying Parkinson's disease and also pointed to existing drugs which may be able to slow progression of the disease.The pathway involved ... Read more...

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Scientists identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice


August 31st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have managed to identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice which may later be used to regenerate breast tissue.The Fred Hutchinson ... Read more...

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FDA-approved drugs that may fight HIV identified


August 21st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): University of Minnesota researchers have identified two FDA approved drugs that may fight HIV."HIV's ability to mutate makes it difficult to target and treat," said molecular virologist Louis ... Read more...

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Deadly brain tumour’s strength may be a weakness as well


August 15th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that the deadliness of a brain tumour could be its weakness as well.The team of researchers at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer ... Read more...

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Promising results of gene therapy to treat eye diseases


August 14th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Scientists have made promising findings that offer hope for using gene therapy to treat eye diseases.Two reports describe the effective replacement of a human gene to preserve ... Read more...

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Why some are more susceptible to pain than others


August 5th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain in humans, signaling a significant step toward better understanding and treating the condition.The degree of pain experienced ... Read more...

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Morphine may block tumour growth


July 29th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Taking morphine can block new blood vessel and tumour growth, according to a new research.Using a clinically relevant morphine dose in a mouse model of Lewis lung carcinoma, ... Read more...

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Novel treatment for pain in sickle cell disease identified


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A research team, led by an Indian-origin boffin, has found that cannibinoids offer a novel approach to ease the chronic and acute pain caused by sickle cell disease ... Read more...

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How memory is disrupted in people with disease linked to learning disabilities


July 17th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): By uncovering how a genetic condition, called neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, disrupts working memory, researchers at UCLA have suggested a potential drug target for correcting learning disabilities ... Read more...

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Broccoli extract ‘effective against inflammatory bowel disease’


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new research has shown that an extract made from a food plant in the Brassica family was effective in alleviating signs of ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel ... Read more...

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A pill that resets body clock could make jet lag a thing of the past


June 24th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have moved closer to developing a pill that may help cure jet lag by resetting the body clock.Jet lag ... Read more...

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Abusive mothering leads to increased stress among kids


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): In a mouse model, researchers have demonstrated how abuse at the hands of mother at a young age, could aggravate the impact of stress hormones in offspring.Dr. Regina ... Read more...

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Specific blood-derived cells promote survival in heart attack mouse model


June 17th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): In a study with mouse models, scientists found that implanting monocytes - a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system - helped preserve ... Read more...

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Why lung cancer rates are increasing in non-smoking women


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have found why lung cancer rates are increasing in women, particularly in non-smoking women.Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, led by Dr. Margie Clapper, worked in a ... Read more...

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