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Hope for kidney patients


March 13th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A protein linked to kidney failure has been identified which could pave the way for new interventions to treat the disease.The protein plays a crucial role ... Read more...

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‘Axonal damage is reversible’ in multiple sclerosis


March 28th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Researchers have indicated that 'axonal damage is spontaneously reversible' in early stages of multiple sclerosis thus paving way for new treatment for the disease.MS is a serious condition ... Read more...

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Protein sheds light on cause and treatment for kidney disease


December 13th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has shed light on causes and treatment of a kidney disease associated with proteinuria-the leakage of protein in the urine.Researchers at the University of Alabama ... Read more...

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Youngsters’ over-reactive immune response ‘fatal during pandemic flu’


December 6th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study has claimed that in young adults, a strong immune response can overreact in a violent and uncontrolled fashion, resulting in fatalities.Fernando Polack at Vanderbilt and ... Read more...

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Depression cure with little side-effects found


December 1st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 1 (IANS) Canadian neuroscientists have developed a protein peptide to cure deep depression with little side-effects.In their study at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction ... Read more...

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Bitter Taste Receptors Discovered in Lung Which May Help Asthma Sufferers


October 26th, 2010 - 1:31 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have recently discovered that the mouth is not the only place on the human body which contains taste receptors. This knowledge promises to give scientists more to ... Read more...

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Bitter tasting substances ‘found to work better than drugs to treat asthma’


October 25th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have discovered that bitter tasting substances can relieve asthma better than drugs currently available.Stephen B. Liggett said ... Read more...

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‘Pain regulator gene’ in brain could lead to new migraine painkillers


September 27th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 27 (ANI): People suffering from frequent bouts of migraine can heave a sigh of relief as a recent discovery could soon lead to new kind of migraine painkillers.Scientists at Oxford ... Read more...

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Indian American geneticist’s US patent application rebuffed for falsifying CV


September 8th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Durham (California, US), Sept.8 (ANI): Indian American cancer geneticist Dr. Anil Potti's application for a US patent has been rejected, as he is under scrutiny for falsifying his CV and there are ... Read more...

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Boffins identify ‘gas pedal’, ‘brake’ for uncontrolled cell growth


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Scientists have found a new way to regulate the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels, a major problem in a broad range of diseases and conditions.The findings of the ... Read more...

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Microneedles now for painless immunisation


July 19th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) American scientists have successfully developed a new technology using "microneedles" to deliver painless immunisation. Experiments conducted on mice have proved that instead of a shot, people also might ... Read more...

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Artificial lungs offers hope to transplant patients


July 15th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Scientists have been able to grow artificial lungs that function in rats.They hope that a similar technique could one day engineer donor organs for humans.Currently, donor organs are ... Read more...

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Pregnant mother’s dietary protein and serotonin linked to gestational diabetes


June 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Scientists claim that gestational diabetes is linked to serotonin, a chemical produced by the body, and is influenced by the amount of protein in the mother's diet early ... Read more...

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Human vaccine for chikungunya virus a step closer


February 7th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. say a vaccine that masquerades as chikungunya virus might work against the mosquito-borne disease.There is no known vaccine or treatment for the disease, which ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in leukemia treatment


January 18th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 18 (ANI): Scientists have overcome a technical obstacle and made first successful use of expanded umbilical-cord blood units to treat leukaemia and other blood cancers.Experts at Fred Hutchinson Cancer ... Read more...

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Germs really are good for us


November 23rd, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Staying too clean can harm skin's ability to heal itself, a new study has revealed.A research team from University of California, San Diego, have discovered that bacteria living ... Read more...

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Bacteria vital for healthy skin


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Bacteria living on the surface of the skin helps in maintaining its healthy texture, says a new study. "These germs are actually good for us," said Richard L. Gallo, ... Read more...

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Vital discovery may save many from traumatic deaths


October 26th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled how certain proteins can enter the bloodstream and begin to kill the lining of blood vessels, resulting in uncontrolled internal bleeding. Their discovery could help ... Read more...

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Blue M&M candy dye may help treat spine injury


July 28th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a common food dye that gives M&Ms and Gatorade their blue tint might help in treating spinal cord injury.It has shown promise ... Read more...

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How to improve immune response to cancer


April 27th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Scientists from The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research have identified a novel way to boost immune response to cancer.During the study, the research team led by ... Read more...

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Single rogue cell triggers prostate cancer


April 18th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A single rogue cell triggers prostate cancer, according to a study of 33 autopsies. "These were not your average autopsies," said G. Steven Bova, assistant professor of pathology at ... Read more...

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Deadly heart disease treatable with old drug


April 3rd, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) An old drug can treat a heart disease that triggers sudden death among young people. Derek Laver, associate professor, University of Newcastle, and his colleagues have found that ... Read more...

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Glow chemical in TV crime shows inspires medical detectives


March 30th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Inspired by detectives on TV shows who often spray crime scenes with a compound called luminol to make the blood glow, researchers are using the same compound to ... Read more...

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Drug to prevent exercise-induced arrhythmias identified


March 30th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have found that a drug can prevent potentially lethal arrhythmias caused due to exercise or stress, called CPVT.Patients with CPVT experience abnormally rapid ... Read more...

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Cancer drug can promote tumour growth”


March 23rd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have found that a type of drug designed to stunt tumour growth can actually encourage cancer if given at too low a dose. ... Read more...

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Fat controller found in the gut


March 16th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): A team of American scientists has discovered a fat controller in the gut that may help fight obesity.According to researchers, by disabling the enzyme that helps the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cells that can limit stroke damage identified


January 28th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Researchers have identified a specific type of cells that can limit brain damage in stroke patients.They found that crucial functions like sight, speech, or control of the ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher develops novel brain cancer mouse model


January 5th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
London, January 5 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies claims that his team have created a mouse model of the most common and deadly brain cancer ... Read more...

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Molecular target for Alzheimers treatment unveiled


November 6th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): A team of researchers has shown that a molecule called Cyclophilin D (CypD) interacts with amyloid beta (Aa) peptide, the main constituent of plaques in the brains ... Read more...

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Novel approach can strengthen immune system against childhood cancer


November 3rd, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 3 (ANI): A team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children''s Hospital has found that the ability of the immune system cells called T-lymphocytes to fight ... Read more...

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Viruses engineered to target only cancer cells cure mice sans side effects


October 27th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 27 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have come up with a method of controlling the viruses behind potential cancer therapeutics, so that they will not damage healthy tissues. The researchers ... Read more...

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Drug reduces high risk blockages in arteries


September 29th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Researchers used darapladib, a drug, to inhibit a cholesterol-associated protein, reducing the development of plaques that may cause death, heart attacks, and strokes in a pig model of ... Read more...

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Two common drugs may combat premature ageing in kids


July 10th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): A new study has found that two common drugs - statins, used to reduce cholesterol, and bisphosphonates, used to curb osteoporosis - can offer a treatment option ... Read more...

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New PET scanning probe makes immune system monitoring possible


June 9th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): By modifying a common chemotherapy drug, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have created a new probe for Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which will not only ... Read more...

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Blocking chemical allows immune cells to reduce Alzheimers plaques


June 9th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): A team of researchers from Yale University has discovered that inactivating a chemical enables immune cells to remove the plaques that cause Alzheimers disease.Lead researcher Richard ... Read more...

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