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Ginger could help control diabetes


August 7th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) Ginger could help manage high levels of blood sugar which create complications for long-term diabetic patients.A new report reveals the potential power of ginger to control ... Read more...

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Soft drinks make it harder to lose weight: Study


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Avoid soft drinks, as they could alter the way your body burns fuel and make it harder still to lose weight, says a study."This study proves ... Read more...

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High-fat diet lowers blood sugar in diabetics


May 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 13 (IANS) Food with a lot of fat and few carbohydrates may actually benefit type-2 diabetics who are advised to stick to a low-fat diet. The results of ... Read more...

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Vitamin E prevents muscle wasting, repairs cells


December 21st, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Vitamin E is rubbed on the skin to reduce signs of ageing and is consumed by runners to improve endurance. But scientists now have found how ... Read more...

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Type 2 diabetes rising among kids: Experts


November 11th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the illness, is on the rise among children under 15-years-old, with altered lifestyles and bad food habits increasing ... Read more...

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Mustard compound key to becoming lean, muscular


October 4th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A promising plant steroid found in mustard could help one become lean and muscular. When given orally to rats, it triggered a response similar to anabolic ... Read more...

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Scorpion venom-injected pesticide could protect plants from bugs!


April 28th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered new ways to use scorpion venom to protect plants from bugs.Past research identified scorpion toxin's usefulness in the development of insecticides. Its venom attacks ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human heart in lab


April 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Scientists are growing human hearts in lab which they believe could start beating within weeks, offering hope to millions of cardiac patients. The experiment is a ... Read more...

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Live human heart grown in lab offers new hope to cardiac patients


April 4th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): American researchers are growing human hearts in laboratories, offering hope for millions of cardiac patients.And they believe the their artificial heart could start beating within weeks.The experiment is ... Read more...

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No to euthanasia, parents now seek help for kids


March 18th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 18 (IANS) After being discouraged against seeking mercy killing for his two sons, Mukesh Kumar now seeks Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ... Read more...

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Nanoscale whiskers could grow human tissue


March 13th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Minute nanoscale whiskers taken from sea creatures hold the key to creating human muscle tissue, say researchers.University of Manchester academics Stephen Eichhorn and Julie Gough, working ... Read more...

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Bihar parents seek mercy killing for two sons


March 9th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur (Bihar), March 9 (IANS) Asha Devi is aware of the cruel irony. "Mothers seek long lives for their children, but here I am seeking death for my two sons," ... Read more...

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Cell binding discovery paves way for skin, heart problem treatments


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new University of Manchester study has revealed the mechanism that binds skin cells tightly together.According to researchers, it will lead to new treatments for painful and debilitating ... 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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17-year-old mystery of ’starvation hormone’ solved


December 27th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): A 17-year-old mystery about how the so-called 'starvation hormone' affects multiple biological systems, including preventing insulin sensitivity and promoting cell survival, may have been solved by the new ... Read more...

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Study reveals links to abnormal rhythms behind sudden death, heart damage


December 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified DNA sequence variations linked with the heart's electrical rhythm in several surprising regions among 22 locations across the human genome.Among the ... Read more...

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Athletes’ own blood could treat tendon injuries


December 18th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 18 (ANI): A doctor in Melbourne has perfected the technique of treating tendon injuries in athletes by injecting them with their own blood, also quickening their recovery time.David Connell has ... Read more...

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How fat cells respond to mechanical stress


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new method to look at how fat cells - which produce the fat in our bodies - respond to mechanical loads.This ... Read more...

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Stem cells bulk up muscle, halt ageing


November 11th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that transplanting specially treated repair stem cells into damaged muscle makes them twice as big and strong, and also stops them from ageing. The ... Read more...

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Protein study sheds light on insulin response and cancer cell growth


November 6th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): The United States and Japanese researchers have identified a key step in metabolic pathways linked to diabetes and cancer.TORC 2 activates a protein called Akt, which plays a ... Read more...

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Scientists make second critical advance in muscular dystrophy research


October 29th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have made a second critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.In August 2010, an international ... Read more...

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Scientists discover risk gene for severe heart disease


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified a common variant of the cardiovascular heat shock protein gene, HSPB7, which was found to increase risk for dilated cardiomyopathy by almost 50pc.Klaus Stark ... Read more...

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Manipulating muscle stem cells could treat muscular dystrophy


October 10th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A team of scientists recently uncovered the molecular messengers that translate inflammatory signals into the genetic changes that tell muscle stem cells to differentiate.At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute ... Read more...

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Single gene acts as ‘master organizer’ of motor neurons in spinal cord


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that a single type of gene acts regulates motor neurons in the spinal cord.The finding could help scientists develop ... Read more...

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Muscular dystrophy gene mystery cracked


August 20th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.They have identified a DNA ... Read more...

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Damaged heart could soon be able to mend itself


August 7th, 2010 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist at the Gladstone Institute, University of California, have found a novel way to coax a damaged heart to mend itself. The revolutionary treatment ... Read more...

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Gene cocktail could help rejuvenate failing hearts


August 6th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) A revolutionary technique developed by scientists could help cardiac patients rejuvenate their failing hearts. The new technique could also cut the need for transplants, with diseased and worn out ... Read more...

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Human tissue regeneration hope following successful experiment in mice


August 6th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists have wondered for a long time why tissue regeneration is such a simple task for salamanders and newts but not for mammals.New research suggests that because regeneration ... Read more...

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Sea squirt study offers insight into early development of human embryos


July 31st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): In a study on model organism Ciona intestinalis, commonly known as the sea squirt, researchers have uncovered the origin of the heart-jaw connection in vertebrates - a discovery ... Read more...

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Cashew seed extract an effective anti-diabetic


July 15th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 15 (IANS) A new study suggests that cashew seed extract can act as an effective anti-diabetic. Researchers from Universities of Montreal, Canada and de Yaoundé Cameroun analysed whether cashew extracts could ... Read more...

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Cashew seed extract could help diabetics


July 15th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Cashew seed extract has anti-diabetic properties, a new study has found.The study was conducted by researchers at University of Montreal (Canada) and the Université de Yaoundé (Cameroun).Diabetes is ... Read more...

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Ultrasound could improve tissue implant success


May 28th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Ultrasound could help tissue grafts to survive and thrive following surgery, according to a new study.While it is known that ultrasound imaging typically requires frequencies that are 50 ... Read more...

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Protein’s genetic defect linked to cardiac arrest


April 20th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) A genetic defect in the protein glycogenin may lead to cardiac arrest, research says, hinting that it can be considered as a diagnosis for heart problems. A young man's ... Read more...

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Possible new cause of cardiac arrest discovered


April 20th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): A new disorder associated with heart problems that stems from a genetic defect in the protein glycogenin has been discovered by scientists.In a worst case scenario, disruption of ... Read more...

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Gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy can be repaired


April 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): It is possible to repair the defective gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, claim researchers from Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine and the CHUQ Research Center.The team, led ... Read more...

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