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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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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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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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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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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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US research suggests “yoga might improve mood”


November 7th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 07 (ANI): Research suggests that yoga might improve mood and sense of well being, according to United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).As per an NIH backgrounder, research also ... Read more...

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‘Near human’ bots to ‘perform surgeries, harvest crops’


October 24th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): The military's blue-sky research arm, Darpa, is working to launch a major push that'd revolutionize robotic capabilities and put bots pretty much everywhere, from hospitals to dude ranches ... Read more...

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Starting HIV treatment early preserves immune function


September 29th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has found that HIV-infected individuals who begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after acquiring the virus may have stronger immune responses to other pathogens than HIV-infected ... Read more...

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China seeking heritage designation for acupuncture


September 14th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep 14(ANI): China is seeking to list acupuncture, the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain, as a UNESCO world intangible cultural heritage.Wu ... Read more...

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Aggressive people ‘have higher heart attack risk’


August 17th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Here's a reason for aggressive people to calm down - a new study has found that antagonistic people face an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.As ... Read more...

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Unearthing Of Antibodies Could Assist The Discovery Of An AIDS Vaccine


July 9th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 9, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A study on Science, published this Thursday, has declared that the American scientists have unearthed the most effectual HIV antibodies up to now. These could ... Read more...

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Potential target for treatment of obesity-related diseases identified


April 15th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Scientists have identified a specific gene as a potential new target for treating obesity-related diseases.Two research studies funded by grants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute ... Read more...

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Obama names Indian American to White House bioethics panel


April 10th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) President Barack Obama has named India-born Harvard geneticist Raju Kucherlapati, whose research focuses on gene mapping, gene modification and cloning disease genes, to a key White House ... Read more...

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Vitamin C supplements don’t reduce BP risk in pregnant woman


April 8th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Taking vitamin C and E supplements in early pregnancy does not reduce the risk for hypertensive disorders and their complications during pregnancy, says a new study. The supplements ... Read more...

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Novel drug may improve mood of depressed people rapidly


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): It generally takes three to four weeks for conventional antidepressant treatments to become effective. Now, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) say that a novel drug ... Read more...

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Lactose intolerance misunderstood, say experts


February 26th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): People who are lactose intolerant often avoid milk and dairy products, thereby depriving themselves of calcium, vitamin D, and other essential nutrients. However, eliminating these nutrient-rich foods may ... Read more...

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Silicon in beer may prevent osteoporosis


February 8th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 8 (IANS) Beer is a significant source of dietary silicon, a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density, and hence a moderate consumption may help fight osteoporosis. Food science and ... Read more...

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Epigenetics could help determine risks linked to low-dose radiation


February 1st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): The study of epigenetics could play a role in determining whether or not future trends of diseases can in fact be linked to low-dose radiation delivered from computed ... Read more...

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New vaccine could prevent TB in patients with HIV infection


January 30th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Disclosing results of a clinical trial, researchers at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) have shown that a new vaccine against tuberculosis, Mycobacterium vaccae (MV), is effective in preventing tuberculosis ... Read more...

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AIDS virus prevention gel fails during trials in Africa


December 15th, 2009 - 2:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US drug firm Endo Pharmaceuticals had made an AIDS virus prevention gel has proved ineffective in trials in Africa, Britain's Medical Research Council said on Monday. There ... Read more...

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Need for biomedical research in malaria eradication


November 1st, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): There is a need for biomedical research and new interventions to eradicate malaria worldwide, say scientists at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Allergy and ... Read more...

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Medical imaging may help identify severe cases of H1N1


October 14th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Imaging can now be used as a tool for identifying severe cases of H1N1 and may play an essential role in understanding the pathogenesis of the virus, possibly ... Read more...

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Obama announces $5-bn plan for new medical research


October 1st, 2009 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (DPA) The US will provide $5 billion in new grants for medical research, which will also create thousands of new jobs, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday. The funds will ... Read more...

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President Obama to make “major” recovery act announcement


September 29th, 2009 - 10:56 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Obama will visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland on Wednesday morning to make a major announcement regarding the American Recovery and Reinvestment ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist wins prestigious ‘New Innovator Award’


September 26th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): Vikas Nanda, a scientist of Indian origin, has won the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award this year.Dr. Nanda is assistant professor of biochemistry ... Read more...

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Screen tests to predict future asthma attacks not effective for certain patients


September 1st, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center say that certain clinical finding and lab tests, thought to have the potential to predict future asthma attacks, may be little successful ... Read more...

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New approach may help uncover disease-causing genetic variants


August 17th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 17 (ANI): A group of scientists in the U.S. have shown the feasibility and value of a new strategy for identifying relatively rare genetic variants that may cause or contribute ... Read more...

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Imitation cements social bonding, say researchers


August 14th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Imitation, goes an old saying, is the sincerest form of flattery. New research shows it also cements social bonding and later friendships. The study, led by scientists at ... Read more...

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US to begin clinical trials of swine flu vaccine


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (DPA) The US is to start clinical trials of two vaccine candidates for swine flu, which has killed over 700 people worldwide, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said ... Read more...

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Indian American researcher to gets White House award


July 10th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Sanjay Kumar, an Indian American researcher at California University, Berkeley is among 100 beginning researchers named by President Batack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards ... Read more...

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Found: 25 new genes that may trigger diabetes


May 12th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) An international team of scientists has identified more than 40 genes, including 25 new ones, that could be factors in triggering type-1 diabetes. Leading the Asia Pacific arm of ... Read more...

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Gene that suppresses skin cancer growth identified


March 30th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. have announced the discovery of a gene that suppresses tumour growth in melanoma, the deadliest form of ... Read more...

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Heart-healthy, low-cal diets promote weight loss


February 26th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that heart-healthy diets that reduce calorie intake - regardless of differing proportions of fat, protein, or carbohydrate - can help overweight and obese ... Read more...

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Brain stimulation via mild electrical current may enhance motor skill learning


January 20th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 20 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that mild electrical current may prove very helpful in rehabilitating people with traumatic ... Read more...

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