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Cholesterol shows promise in fighting cancer


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 23 (IANS) Researchers at Simon Fraser University have concluded that cholesterol may have a few good qualities like slowing or halting cancer cell growth, after all the bad ... Read more...

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Plant gene can replace whale compound in perfumes


April 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) A gene identified in balsam fir trees could lower cost of producing plant-based fixatives used in the perfume industry and reduce the need for ambergris, a ... Read more...

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Strawberries can keep many diseases at bay


June 30th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) More than the apple, a strawberry a day could keep not just one doctor away, but an entire army of brain, hormone and cancer specialists.Fisetin is ... Read more...

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Want to lose weight? Eat dark chocolate!


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) It might be considered a sinful pleasure, but the fact is that chocolates help lose weight and improve health.These revelations were made by Victoria University researcher ... Read more...

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Natural compounds could pave way for novel anti-malaria drugs


March 15th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Researchers are turning to traditional medicines to fight against malaria.As of now, patients are treated with Artemisinin combination therapy but resistance of the parasite to this treatment is ... Read more...

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Red wine compound ‘can give a boost to breast cancer treatment’


February 15th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that resveratrol - a compound found in red wine - when combined with rapamycin can have a tumor-suppressing effect on breast cancer cells that are ... Read more...

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Fish-oil components can treat chronic illness?


October 9th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): A new study has been undertaken to find out how healthful natural compounds known as Omega 3 fatty acids, which are found in fishes like salmon and albacore, ... Read more...

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Osteoarthritis supplements have no impact on symptoms


September 17th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Two supplements prescribed to nearly a million osteoarthritis sufferers in Britain last year did not work. Glucosamine and chondroitin, prescribed to reduce pain caused by osteoarthritis in the hips ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Berries help protect brain against ageing


August 24th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Eating berries could be a pleasant way of protecting the brain against ageing and memory loss. Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are rich in compounds called polyphenolics, which help ... Read more...

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Eating berries boosts brain’s ‘housekeeping’ functions as we age


August 24th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Strawberries, blueberries and acai berries - they all help recycle toxic proteins linked to age-related memory loss and other mental decline, says a new study.Shibu Poulose said that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blueberries, green tea may boost memory in old age


July 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A combination of nutrients called NT-020- made from blueberries, green tea, and amino acids, such as carnosine-successfully promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted ... Read more...

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Green peppers, chamomile tea may protect against inflammation


July 9th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Natural compounds, known as phytochemicals, in green peppers, chamomile tea may offer protection against inflammation, found a new study.Studies led by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) molecular biologist ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thousands of possible new drugs to fight malaria identified


May 20th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have identified thousands of potential new drugs to fight malaria by the mass-screening of chemicals.The international research team, led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators, released ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New testing method for cranberry products to know UTI treatments’ efficacy


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have detailed a new, commercially viable method of measuring potency levels of cranberry products, which is a measure of the effectiveness of treatments ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blackcurrants may ease asthma


March 29th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Natural chemicals from blackcurrants may ease breathing in some types of asthma, says a new study. Researchers from Plant & Food Research (PFR), a New Zealand government owned ... Read more...

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How mosquitoes find a host


March 10th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found how the potentially deadly yellow-fever-transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquito finds a host.They have discovered that the mosquito detects the specific chemical structure ... Read more...

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Scorpion venom could replace morphine as painkiller


February 17th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Scorpion venom is notoriously poisonous but it can potentially replace dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, says a new study. Michael Gurevitz, professor, Tel Aviv University's (TAU) Department of ... Read more...

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Soon, scorpion venom-based painkillers


February 17th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scorpion venom could be used as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, an expert has claimed.Prof. Michael Gurevitz, a Tel Aviv University researcher, is investigating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemicals in food ‘can lead to obesity’


February 12th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Certain toxins found in common food can make you fat, says an expert.According to Stephen Perrine, author of "New American Diet," there are all sorts of chemicals ... Read more...

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Deadly scorpion venom used to develop safe, ecological pesticide


January 12th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 12 (ANI): Researchers have made use of powerful, paralysing venom produced by scorpions to develop a safe and ecologically sound pesticide that immobilises animal prey on the spot.Prof. Michael Gurevitz, ... Read more...

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Turmeric can help fight cancer


October 28th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): An extract found in the yellowish orange Indian spice turmeric can kill oesophageal cancer cells, say scientists.In the research, boffins found that when they treated oesophageal cancer cells ... Read more...

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Natural compounds may help treat cancer


September 7th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Natural food compounds, previously studied for their ability to prevent cancer, may play a more potent role in treating it, says a new study. Conducted by the Linus Pauling ... Read more...

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Natural compounds in vegetables may make chemotherapy more effective


September 1st, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): Natural compounds present in plants and some vegetables may help treat cancer even more effectively, when used side-by-side with chemotherapy drugs, according to new research.A study published ... Read more...

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Potentially harmful plant toxins found in forest fire smoke


May 1st, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have detected common plant toxins that affect human health and ecosystems in smoke from forest fires.The study, which was of Ponderosa pines, was ... Read more...

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Herb-based anti-cancer chemical made in lab


April 16th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Club moss Lycopodium serratum is a flowerless plant whose potent brew of alkaloids, which could have anti-cancer properties and may combat memory loss, have drawn considerable scientific and ... Read more...

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Plant hormone that controls shoot branching discovered


August 12th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 12 (IANS) The discovery of a new plant hormone that controls shoot branching is likely to impact forestry, plant science and agriculture industries. A molecule with a specific four-ring structure ... Read more...

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Eating dark chocolate may regulate cholesterol levels, blood pressure


March 27th, 2008 - 11:06 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): For all those chocolate lovers, a new study has revealed that daily intake of dark chocolate bars containing plant sterols and cocoa flavanols may reduce cholesterol levels ... Read more...

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Novel Techniques may strengthen search for new marine medicines


March 20th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Diego say that they have identified novel techniques which can add some strength to scientific efforts for locating potent natural ... Read more...

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Turmeric may dramatically reduce chances of developing heart failure


February 22nd, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): One of the major spice in Indian food the yellow colored turmeric - may dramatically reduce the chances of developing heart failure, say researchers at the Peter Munk ... Read more...

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Natural compounds in red wine, fruits and vegetables may axe unhealthy effects of fatty foods


January 2nd, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 2 (ANI): Israeli researchers have found that natural compounds in red wine, fruits, and vegetables may help counter unhealthy effects of high-fat foods.Writing about their findings in The FASEB ... Read more...

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