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Resveratrol acts as natural exercise booster


June 20th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Resveratrol, a bio-compound found in some fruits, nuts and red wine, is likely to boost exercise training and performance, says a new research. Principal investigator Jason ... Read more...

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Malaria-fighting tobacco!


February 13th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 13 (IANS) A genetically modified tobacco plant that can fight drug-resistant malaria has been developed by Israeli scientists.Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found that tobacco ... Read more...

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Natural compound prevents diabetes


September 4th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) Resveratrol, a natural compound found in grapes, mulberries and peanuts is effective against diabetes, claims a study.Resveratrol has been shown to extend the lifespan of many ... Read more...

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High dose of oxygen boosts natural cancer treatment


April 5th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that an environment of pure oxygen at three-and-a-half times normal air pressure adds significantly to the effectiveness of a natural compound already shown ... Read more...

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Canadian researchers announce breakthrough in malaria treatment


March 19th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Canadian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the fight against malaria.Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, along with Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for ... Read more...

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Enzyme lowers vitamin D’s anti-cancer abilities


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that an enzyme, which plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D, can predict lung cancer survival.Previous ... Read more...

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Daffodils may harbour brain cancer cure


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): Scientists have discovered narciclasine, a natural compound found in daffodil bulbs, may be a powerful therapeutic against biologically aggressive forms of human brain cancers."We are planning to move ... Read more...

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Chemical in chili peppers linked to skin cancer


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has linked capsaicin, a component of chili peppers, to skin cancer.Capsaicin, widely consumed worldwide in foods that contain chili peppers, is also used in topical ... Read more...

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How acupuncture eases pain


May 31st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have taken another step toward understanding how acupuncture alleviates pain.The researchers identified the molecule adenosine as a central player in ... Read more...

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Molecule that plays key role in acupuncture identified


May 31st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A molecule has been found to play a key role in the effectiveness of acupuncture, says a new study. Applying that knowledge, researchers were able to triple the ... Read more...

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Marine sponges may help fight cancer


February 19th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): The natural compound sceptrin, which is found in marine sponges, reduces cancer cell motility (movement) and has very low toxicity, researchers have found.Investigators at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute ... Read more...

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Natural compound may help treat hepatitis C infection


January 6th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A naturally occurring compound has shown promise in blocking hepatitis C infection, say researchers.Quercetin is a plant-derived bioflavonoid, and is used by some people as a nutritional supplement. ... Read more...

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Traditional Indian coffee compound could affect colon, breast cancer


November 13th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A compound in coffee, which has long been in use in India, has been found to be estrogenic, according to Texas AgriLife Research scientists.Trigonelline or "Trig"-a natural compound ... Read more...

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New approach to prevent spinal cord damage


November 6th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6(ANI): Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College have suggested a new approach to prevent paralysis following a spinal cord injury.They believe that permanent nerve damage may be avoided by raising ... Read more...

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Why broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower are good for heart


September 5th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): Here's why broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are good for the heart - a chemical found in these vegetables can boost a natural defence mechanism to protect arteries from ... Read more...

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Natural compound can prevent diabetic retinopathy


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A natural compound can be used to stop diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of blindness around the world, according to researchers at the University of Oklahoma ... Read more...

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Now, repair decayed teeth with dental filling made of bile acids


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): People whose teeth have decayed due to excess sugar could now make them whole again, thanks to a new, non-toxic dental filling derived from bile.Currently used dental fillings ... Read more...

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Lipoic acid supplements can reduce heart attack risk


March 31st, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that dietary supplementation with lipoic acid, a natural compound found at low levels in red meat and green leafy vegetables, can significantly reduce ... Read more...

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Natural mosquito, tick repellent offers an alternative to DEET


February 6th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): The Entomological Society of America (ESA) says that a natural compound found in the Tauroniro tree of South America appears to be effective against mosquitoes and ticks, ... Read more...

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Chilli peppers increase metabolism, body temperature


August 7th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Besides making you feel hot, chili peppers can directly induce thermogenesis, the process by which cells convert energy into heat, says a new study published in the ... Read more...

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Natural compound in Japanese, Chinese herbal medicines hits elusive target in cancer cells


July 12th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A natural compound from magnolia cones, found in Japanese and Chinese herbal medicines, has the ability to block an elusive pathway for cancer growth in a collaborative ... Read more...

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Re-purposed Malaysian folk medication reduces resistance to chemotherapy


June 28th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 28 (ANI): A re-purposed Malaysian folk medication has the potential to reduce resistance to chemotherapy agents used to treat cancer, said researchers from McGill University s Faculty of ... Read more...

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Soon, wine pills to ward off Alzheimers


June 18th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new study has found that red grape seeds extract may offer a new treatment option for Alzheimers patients. Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that ... Read more...

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Garlic may help beat MRSA superbug


June 10th, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): An ingredient in garlic is the latest weapon in the battle to fight the hospital superbug MRSA, according to researchers at the University of East London.They claim ... Read more...

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Geishas traditional lip tint to be revived into 21st-century lipsticks


April 20th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 20 (ANI): For hundreds of years, Japans geisha would never leave home without dipping a wet brush into a natural compound called beni to create a rich paint for ... Read more...

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Singapore scientists find tea is good for brain


April 13th, 2008 - 9:40 am ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, April 13 (DPA) A cup of tea is good for the brain by slowing down cell degeneration and keeping the mind sharp into old age, a published report said Sunday. A ... Read more...

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Seaweed-derived anti-HIV vaginal gel proves ineffective in phase-3 trials


February 20th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
London, February 20 (ANI): A seaweed-derived vaginal gel microbicide called Carraguard, which happens to be the first anti-HIV microbicide to make it to the end of phase III clinical trials, has failed ... Read more...

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Olive compound may prevent cancer


February 14th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Granada have discovered a compound in olives that can help in preventing cancer.Maslinic acid is a compound present in the leaf and the ... Read more...

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Synthesis of deep-sea sponge molecule may lead to better anti-cancer drugs


January 24th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 24 (ANI): Northwestern University chemist Karl Scheidt has successfully synthesised a natural molecule, known as neopeltolide, having cancer-fighting properties that was isolated from a deep-sea sponge belonging to the ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli may keep genetic skin disorder at bay


December 3rd, 2007 - 11:52 am ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Eating broccoli is a very good idea for people suffering from a devastating genetic skin disorder, say researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, ... Read more...

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