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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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Skin bugs protects body from infection


July 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Bugs that normally inhabit the skin may actually protect the body from infection, shows a study.By the virtue of being the largest organ of the body, ... Read more...

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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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Drug reversing Alzheimer’s symptoms found


February 12th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A drug has shown promising results in reversing symptoms of Alzheimer's, a progressive brain disease. The findings show that bexarotene, a drug, appears to reverse the ... Read more...

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Healing damaged liver tissues


December 5th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Damaged liver tissues, which cause scars, can bring on cirrhosis -- where the organ is unable to clean blood or produce vital hormones and clotting agents. ... Read more...

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Scientists reverse loss of smell in early Alzheimer’s


December 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The loss of olfactory sense in Alzheimer's early stages can now be reversed by removing a plaque-forming protein called amyloid beta which causes this condition. ... Read more...

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Silencing ‘hedgehog’ molecule halts cancer


June 6th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Breast cancer cells are known to create the conditions for their own survival by communicating their needs to the healthy cells surrounding them.Now researchers have identified ... Read more...

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Brain molecule may play key role in obesity and diabetes


April 20th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Einstein researchers have found a molecule in the brain that may contribute to obesity and one of its major complications - type 2 diabetes.Nerve cells in the ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for asthma, other lung disorders identified


April 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): A researcher has discovered a molecule's previously unknown role as a major trigger for airway remodeling, which impairs lung function, making the molecule a promising therapeutic target for ... Read more...

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New experimental drug slows down growth of ovarian cancer


April 16th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has found that an experimental drug that blocks two points of a crucial cancer cell signalling pathway inhibits the growth of ovarian cancer cells.The study ... 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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Molecular switch behind development of fatty liver disease identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have identified a molecular switch that appears to be a common feature in the development of fatty liver disease.The discovery made in mice is consistent with ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug could help treat skin cancer


March 24th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at University of East Anglia (UEA) and Children's Hospital Boston have made a breakthrough discovery that promises an effective new treatment for one of the deadliest forms ... Read more...

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Malaria drug ‘may slow pancreatic cancer growth’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists say they have shrunk or slowed the growth of notoriously resistant pancreatic tumors in mice, using a drug routinely prescribed for malaria and rheumatoid arthritis.The pre-clinical results ... 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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Diamonds may help fight hard-to-treat cancers


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Diamonds are considered women's best friend, but it could soon become a cancer patient's best friend too- thanks to a new study.Researchers from the Northwestern University in ... Read more...

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Heparin plays key role in allergic, inflammatory reactions


February 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists have found that heparin plays a key role in allergic and inflammatory reactions driven by mast cells.The study, conducted by scientists from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden in ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells accelerate diabetic wound healing


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Korean scientists have found that transplanting human umbilical cord blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) 'significantly accelerate' wound closure in diabetic mouse models.Diabetes is often associated with impaired wound ... Read more...

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Potential treatment target for congenital heart disease identified


February 22nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Two separate but related studies have shown that two drugs - one already approved as an immunosuppressant and the other being tested as an anti-cancer agent - could ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoking ups production of mucus in patients with bronchitis


February 18th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers in New Mexico has revealed that cigarette smoking is linked with overproduction of mucus - a symptom of chronic bronchitis.The study has ... Read more...

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How diets high in fish oil fight Alzheimer’s


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have found how diets high in Omega 3 oils and low in cholesterol fight Alzheimer's.Daniel Michaelson of Tel Aviv University's Department of Neurobiology at the George S. ... Read more...

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New findings offer hope to patients with damaged kidneys


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a cell in zebrafish that can be transplanted from one fish to another to regenerate nephrons and improve kidney function.Many non-mammalian vertebrates generate nephrons throughout ... Read more...

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New finding shows promise in the fight against Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new target for the prevention of adverse immune responses, which have been identified as factors in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).The discovery was ... Read more...

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MicroRNAs could increase amputation risk in diabetics


January 13th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has discovered that micro-RNA, one of the smallest entities in the human genome, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have ... Read more...

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How the brain’s use of fatty acids is linked to obesity


January 5th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have established a link between how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight.Hong Wang of University ... 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 discovery shows promise against non-small cell lung cancer


December 4th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 04 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a mechanism in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells that contributes to their ability to maintain and grow tumors.The previously unknown mechanism was brought forth ... Read more...

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Molecular ’switch’ that contributes to cellular aging process identified


December 1st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A team from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found a molecular "switch" that can "turn off" some cellular processes that are protective against aging and ... Read more...

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Diabetes can impact cholesterol synthesis in the brain: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study from the Joslin Diabetes Center suggests that diabetes can affect how much cholesterol the brain can make.The brain contains more cholesterol than any other organ ... Read more...

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New gene therapy may ‘fix memory problems in Alzheimer patients’


November 29th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) in San Francisco have discovered a new gene therapy that successfully fixed memory problems in mice with Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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New way to halt expansion of breast cancer stem cells discovered


November 24th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel way to halt the expansion of breast cancer stem cells (CSCs).Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs), the aggressive cells thought to be resistant to ... Read more...

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Fat outside of the arteries linked to cardiovascular disease


November 17th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new research has found that fat around the outside of arteries may lead to the development of cardiovascular disease and could be linked to its onset in ... Read more...

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Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients


October 11th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): To determine whether adding the hormone leptin to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the tumultuous blood-sugar levels of people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes, a clinical ... Read more...

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Diet-induced obesity speeds up leukaemia


September 8th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Obesity caused due to fatty diet can directly speed up the progression of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a study at The Saban Research Institute of Childrens ... Read more...

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Variant form of immune receptor gene ‘ups lupus risk in men’


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): A new research has discovered that males with a variant form of the immune receptor gene 'Toll Like Receptor 7 (TLR7)' are more likely to develop the autoimmune ... Read more...

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