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High-fat diet during puberty linked to breast cancer risk


September 1st, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Eating a high-fat diet during puberty is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer later in life, according to a preliminary research.The findings come from research at ... Read more...

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Rheumatoid arthritis may protect against Alzheimer’s disease


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): In a recent experiment, a protein released during rheumatoid arthritis lessened the intensity of Alzheimer's disease in mice.University of South Florida researchers found that the protein, GM-CSF, likely ... Read more...

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Spinal muscular atrophy may also affect patient’s heart


August 12th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A new study suggests that it may be important to monitor heart function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) along with skeletal muscles.The study, conducted by Nationwide ... Read more...

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How broccoli cuts prostate cancer risk


July 13th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the interaction between broccoli consumption and reduced prostate cancer risk.Researchers have found that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, interacts ... Read more...

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Wine could boost memory and learning ability


July 12th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has found that Resveratrol, which is found in wine and activates a group of enzymes known as sirtuins, might now help ... Read more...

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Antibody that may help treat, prevent influenza outbreaks identified


July 9th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified a monoclonal antibody that is effective against "Avian" H5N1, seasonal H1N1 and the 2009 "Swine" H1N1 influenza.Scientists at Sea Lane Biotechnologies, LLC, in collaboration ... 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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Potential new target for Alzheimer’s treatment identified


June 11th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how mutations in the presenilin 1 gene cause early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD).The finding opens the door to developing novel treatments for this form of ... Read more...

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Scientists cite mutation as cause of inherited pain disorder


June 10th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have made a new discovery that could pave way for a new treatment for a rare inherited pain disorder and could lead to a better understanding of ... Read more...

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Boffins find protein that lets brain repair damage from multiple sclerosis


June 8th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a protein - which helps build the brain in infants and children - may aid ... Read more...

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New therapy mounts double-barreled attack on leukaemia


June 4th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): University of Florida researchers have found a new therapy that mounts a double- barreled attack on leukaemia, targeting not just the cancer cells but also the environment in ... Read more...

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Promising new strategy for cancer therapy


May 27th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): A new research by scientists from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has suggested a promising new strategy for cancer therapy.Every cell contains ... Read more...

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Gene’s role in breast-tumor growth unlocked


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new research helps explain why breast-milk cells lose their structure, causing them to clump up in strange ways and sometimes become cancer tumors.With the support of Chen ... Read more...

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Boffins come closer to understanding how cystic fibrosis causes lung disease


April 29th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new American research has made an advance in scientists' understanding of how cystic fibrosis (CF) causes lung disease in people with the condition.The study by a ... Read more...

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New research promises treatment for swallowing disorders


April 29th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Lou Gehrig's patients could soon be receiving advanced treatment, thanks to the efforts of an American researcher who is developing a test to diagnose the origins of swallowing ... Read more...

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Breast stem cells’ hormone sensitivity presents new drug target


April 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Breast stem cells are exquisitely sensitive to the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, according to researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.The discovery opens the way for ... Read more...

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Faulty clean-up process may be Huntington’s disease key


April 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown for the first time that the accumulation of a mutated protein may explain damaging cellular behavior ... Read more...

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Scientists get closer to imaging cell death


January 30th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Washington University School of Medicine have made a major advance in using a synthetic probe to target dead and ... Read more...

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Potential drug treatment for kidney disease found


January 26th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Drug rapamycin could be a potential treatment for kidney disease, according to a study at UC Santa Barbara.Building on past research, the study showed that studies performed on ... Read more...

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More evidence that autism is a brain ‘connectivity’ disorder


January 11th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): New research has added to a growing body of evidence that autism is a brain 'connectivity' disorder.Senior investigator Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD, of Children's Department of Neurology, Boston, ... Read more...

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How to manipulate ‘TRAP’ gene for treating cancer


December 30th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): TNF-receptor associated protein-1 (TRAP-1) may prevent cancer cell death, according to a research.Prostate cancer most commonly develops in men over the age of 50 and is slow-growing; ... Read more...

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Umbilical stem cells help recover lost vision


December 9th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Umbilical stem cells may help recover lost vision for those with corneal disease, says a new study. Winston Whei-Yang Kao and colleagues in the University of Cincinnati's (UC) opthalmalogy ... Read more...

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Umbilical stem cells could help recover lost vision in people with corneal disease


December 9th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Umbilical stem cells could help in the recovery of lost vision for patients with corneal scarring, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC).Dr. Winston Whei-Yang ... Read more...

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How chromosomal errors can cause cancer


December 8th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has proved changes in the number of whole chromosomes, called aneuploidy, can cause cancer.Almost all human cancers have an abnormal number of chromosomes. Therefore, it ... Read more...

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How exercise helps patients with peripheral artery disease


December 3rd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Exercise has long been considered to be the single best therapy for peripheral artery disease but how did it work was a mystery - until now.Israeli researchers have ... Read more...

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Novel therapeutic target for diabetes-associated blindness identified


November 26th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Scientists from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, have identified a molecular pathway that appears to play a vital role in diabetes associated blindness.Diabetic retinopathy, ... Read more...

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Common pain relief drugs promote cancer growth


November 19th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that common pain relief medication such as morphine can actually encourage the growth and spread of cancer cells.Opiate-based painkillers have been shown to ... Read more...

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Drug ‘can shrink lung cancer tumours’


November 11th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Scientists from the Imperial College of London have found a promising drug for the treatment of an aggressive form of lung cancer.The drug eliminated small cell lung cancer ... Read more...

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Blood cells successfully reprogrammed


November 10th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): For the first time, researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have shown how developing red blood cells could be used to produce lysosomal enzymes.Researchers transplanted genetically modified ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that makes the body ‘forget’ it’s been vaccinated identified


November 9th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 9 (ANI): A mutation in the gene, called Dock8, could make the body 'forget' it has ever been vaccinated-a discovery that could lead to better vaccinations.Clinical immunologist Dr Katrina Randall ... Read more...

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Drug candidate for treating spinal muscular atrophy identified


November 5th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chemical cousin of the common antibiotic tetracycline that might be useful in treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a currently incurable disease that is the ... Read more...

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Scientists using gene therapy to stall Huntington’s disease


November 1st, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Scientists from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have suggested a gene therapy that is capable of stalling the development of Huntington's disease.Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder with ... Read more...

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Novel way to improve bone health in cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment


September 16th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists looking for ways to reduce bone loss in astronauts claim to have found a novel way of improving the bone health of cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment."Our ... Read more...

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Potential target to treat patients with deadly lung disease identified


August 24th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a potential target that could help treat patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly lung disease.They found that targeting of ... Read more...

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Total cure for fungal infections found


August 1st, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 1 (IANS) Fungal infections can be deadly as fungus germs have developed resistance to drug treatment. But now researchers have found a way to make drugs more effective in clearing ... Read more...

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