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Low calorie diet doesn’t add to longevity


August 31st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) After all the hype over a low calorie diet being the tried and tested way to shed unwanted pounds or adding years to your life, comes ... Read more...

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There’s a gene behind male moroseness


August 29th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that seems to make women happy, but does not work for men. They surmise that this might be the reason why ... Read more...

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World’s first computer model of organism created


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have created the world's first ever computer model of an organism -- a breakthrough which would catalyse radically new approaches to diagnostics and treatment.A team ... Read more...

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Insomniacs prime candidates for hypertension: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) People who can't get enough sleep at night are at greater risk of hypertension or high blood pressure (BP), according to a new study. Researchers at ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug found effective in amoebic dysentery


May 21st, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Scientists have identified an arthritis drug that acts very effectively against a parasite causing amoebic dysentery and liver abscesses, which kill over 70,000 people worldwide annually. ... Read more...

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Women take longer to deliver babies than 50 years ago


April 1st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Women take longer to deliver babies today than they did 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries, conducted by researchers at ... Read more...

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Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumours in mice


March 5th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Treatment with vitamin D has shown promise in shriking uterine fibroids in lab rats, which tend to develop the benign tumours, says a new study.Uterine ... Read more...

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Controlling BP crucial for diabetics


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Middle-aged adults recently diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension have some time to effect lifestyle changes to control their high blood pressure (BP).If they make such changes ... Read more...

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Argentine president to undergo surgery for thyroid cancer


December 28th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Dec 28 (IANS) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will undergo surgery for thyroid cancer, her spokesman said.Fernandez, 58, who two weeks ago began her second term after winning ... Read more...

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US limits use of chimpanzees in medical research


December 16th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) The US announced Thursday that it will sharply restrict the use of chimpanzees in future publicly funded invasive medical research and plans to review current projects ... Read more...

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‘Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana revolutionised biotechnology’


November 12th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana, the Punjab-born Indian American scientist who died in the US, "revolutionised biotechnology" and his work "continues to propel new scientific discoveries", ... Read more...

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3 young Indian American scientists honoured by Obama


October 4th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Three Indian Americans, Dr Kartik A Srinivasan, Sumita Pennathur and Hari Shroff, are among 94 researchers honoured by President Barack Obama with Presidential Early ... Read more...

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New compound destroys deadly flu virus


September 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) A new compound destroys several viruses, including the one that triggered the deadly Spanish flu, wiping out 30 million people worldwide in the 1918 pandemic.The compound, ... Read more...

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Fat around heart promotes cardiac disease


August 16th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Scientists have unearthed more evidence to show that fatty deposits around the heart, more than the warped body mass index (BMI), promote thickening of arteries.The ... Read more...

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US Hindus to donate blood on 9/11 anniversary


July 9th, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Hindus in the US plan to donate blood to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this year.The Hindu Mandirs Executive Conference (HMEC), an apex body of ... Read more...

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India showcases its biotech strength in US


June 30th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) India is showcasing its biotechnology strength to attract global players for partnership, investments and business development at the annual BIO International Convention, the world's largest such ... Read more...

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India’s Bharat Biotech to sell $1 diarrhoea vaccine


June 6th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 6 (IANS) Leading bio-pharma company Bharat Biotech Monday announced that ROTAVAC®, India's first indigenously developed rotavirus diarrohea vaccine, will be sold to global public markets, UN procurement agencies ... Read more...

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New anti-wrinkle biomaterial mimics human tissue


May 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) In a breakthrough in tissue engineering, scientists have developed a new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue, which doesn't wrinkle up when it is stretched ... Read more...

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How second-hand smoke may increase vulnerability to nicotine addiction


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to second-hand smoke has a direct, measurable impact on the brain, and that the effect is similar to what happens in the ... Read more...

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Beware, being skinny could hasten one’s death


April 29th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) People who gobble up mounds of cakes and chocolates without piling on the pounds, beware. You may be hastening your own death, compared to those who ... Read more...

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Hindus laud White House for including Yoga in Easter Egg Roll activities


April 25th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 25 (ANI): Hindus have applauded White House for including yoga in "133rd White House Easter Egg Roll" held in the South Lawn of White House in Washington DC on ... Read more...

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Oral sex, HPV puts non-smoking US men at highest risk for oral cancer


April 19th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 19 (ANI): A study has found that oral sex and HPV, a nasty bug with strains that causes genital warts and cervical cancer in women, is the leading cause ... Read more...

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Compound that effectively suppresses multiple sclerosis developed


April 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have developed the first of a new class of highly selective compounds that effectively suppresses the severity of multiple sclerosis in animal models.Scientists from the Florida ... Read more...

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Scientists complete whole-exome sequencing of skin cancer


April 16th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health has become the first to systematically survey the landscape of the melanoma genome, the DNA code of the ... Read more...

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Stress triggers Catherine Zeta-Jones’s bipolar disorder


April 16th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Recent announcement by Catherine Zeta-Jones that she suffered bipolar II disorder after coming under stress have got many people wondering if stress could cause the disorder.Scientists ... Read more...

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Nearly 4 percent of America’s population is made up of gays


April 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A survey has revealed that an estimated 9 million Americans or nearly 4 percent of the total population identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.The new report ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug shows promise in treating common recurrent fever in kids


April 9th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A team of researchers at the National Institutes of Health has identified a promising new treatment for common recurrent fever in children.The syndrome is called periodic fever associated ... Read more...

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Robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity


March 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A new high-speed robot screening system can test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity.These chemicals include compounds found in industrial and consumer products, food additives and ... Read more...

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Male mosquitoes’ proteins may affect females’ behaviour, physiology


March 16th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has found proteins that can affect behaviour and physiology of female mosquitoes.Researchers have identified 93 seminal fluid proteins and 52 sperm male-derived proteins that include ... Read more...

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Finding of long-sought drug target structure may accelerate drug discovery


March 16th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Researchers from the National Institutes of Health, collaborating with labs at The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, have solved the three-dimensional structure of ... Read more...

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Here’s how E. coli bacterium causes illness


March 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new study has explained how the O157:H7 strain of Escherichia coli causes infection and thrives by manipulating the host immune response.Scientists at the National Institute of ... Read more...

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6-month drug regimen ‘reduces HIV risk for breastfeeding infants’


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of ... Read more...

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NSAID use linked to increased risk of erectile dysfunction


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that men who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 3 times a day for more than three months are 2.4 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction ... Read more...

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Pump that bacteria use to resist drugs described


February 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified and described two parts of the three-part system that pumps toxins from bacteria and allows them to resist antibiotics.The paper, led by Edward Yu of ... Read more...

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Cell phone use does affect brain but health consequences unknown


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has found that increasing use of cell phones is linked to rise in brain glucose metabolism, a marker of brain activity, in the area closest ... Read more...

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