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New research says glaucoma is in one’s genes


September 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated three new genes linked to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness, which affects 15 million people worldwide, 80 percent ... Read more...

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Researchers engineer ‘artificial’ jellyfish


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have now created silicone and living cardiac muscle cells into a freely swimming "jellyfish," thanks to advances in marine bio-mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New insights into cancer formation


July 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered an important step in healthy tissue formation - signals that cause proteins to form the glue that binds cells into tissues but may ... Read more...

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Scientists identify molecule that flicks on immune system


May 21st, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified the molecular 'switch' that directly triggers the body's first line of defence against pathogens, more accurately known as the body's "innate immunity". They ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A new method to target obsessive behaviour


April 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 11 (IANS) Victims of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) fret endlessly over whether they have locked the door or turned off the gas stove. Now, a new way to ... Read more...

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Chinese paleontologists discover large feathered dinosaur


April 6th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Paleontologists in northeastern China have discovered fossils of a large feathered dinosaur, disproving a widely believed theory that large dinosaurs were featherless, according to research published in ... Read more...

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Protein knocks out HIV by starving it of raw materials


February 13th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) A protein knocks out the most virulent form of HIV by starving it of the raw materials it needs to reproduce, in order to protect out ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Video game lends cutting edge to genetic research


December 7th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) A video game known as Phylo has lent a cutting edge to genetic research, especially understanding the role DNA plays in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, reveals ... Read more...

Posted in World |

10-month-old babies can follow your thoughts


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Ten-month-old babies begin to understand another person's thought process, providing new insights on how humans acquire knowledge and how communication develops, new research says."Infants, even before ... Read more...

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Little babies can make out when you’re sad


July 1st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Three-month-old babies can recognise human voices and make out when your're sad. A UK study shows that the brain areas devoted to processing speech, develop quicker ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why anorexics don’t like eating


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The reason anorexic young women don't like to eat may finally be out. Instead of igniting pleasure, food affects the part of the brain that triggers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Left-handed people more fearful


May 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Left-handed people are more affected by fear than their right-handed counterparts, a study says. Psychologists found that people who watched an eight minute clip from a ... Read more...

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Cluttered memory halts older people from learning new things


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new research from Concordia University has suggested that older individuals have reduced learning and memory because their minds tend to be cluttered with irrelevant information when performing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bone marrow cells that convert into skin cells could revolutionise wound treatment


April 5th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Scientists have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue.Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

5 more genes behind Alzheimer’s disease risk identified


April 4th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): A consortium of Alzheimer's researchers, including a team from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has identified five more new genes that when present add to risk of developing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to focus on drugs, vaccine research


March 24th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would focus on investing in drugs and vaccines for diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, the billionaire philanthropist said here on ... Read more...

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Full genetic blueprint of blood cancer offers new insights


March 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): For the first time, US scientists have mapped the full genetic blueprint of 'multiple myeloma', a form of blood cancer.The study from 38 cancer samples might now offer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New targeted drug could aid in smoking reduction therapy


March 18th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have been developing a targeted drug that could aid in smoking reduction therapy.The new drug slows down the metabolism of nicotine, which would help smokers to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein that keeps neuro signals intact offers clue into brain disorders


March 15th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a protein crucial for maintaining the health and function of nerve fibres in brain that controls transmission of messages within ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the brain may fail to tell the body ‘it is full’ after a meal


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how the brain sometimes may fail to tell the body that 'it is full' after a hearty meal.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gut bacteria can control functions of organs: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new research has found that bacteria in the human gut may not just be helping digest food but also could be exerting some level of control over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study sheds light on RNA ‘on/off switches’


February 14th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A recent study has shed new light on a molecular switch that turns genes on or off in response to a cell's energy needs.Scientists from The Scripps Research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors unveiled


February 10th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time laid bare the full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors, uncovering alterations that have never before been detected and offering a deep ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bats too bond for life with family, friends


February 10th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Just like humans, bats too nurture lifelong friendships, according to scientists.These nocturnal flying creatures bond closely with family and friends, a five-year study of over 20,000 roosting observations ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘radio stations’ have a lot to tell scientists


February 9th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): The frequency of when and where does the brain becomes active for many years can be a source of important insights, suggests a new study.Researchers at the Washington ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rembrandt ‘mixed flour with paints’ for a thicker painting stroke


February 4th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has found that 17th-century Dutch artist Rembrandt used wheat starch in some of his paint to achieve a thicker stroke.Experts at the Royal Institute for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1000 Genomes Project to reveal how genetics influence human health


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists at Boston College are playing an integral role in the global effort to sequence 1000 genomes and move closer to understanding in fine detail how genetics influence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ice age graveyard reveals ancient mysteries


January 24th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon an ice age graveyard where many huge mammoths, mastodons and a giant ground sloth died upto 150,000 years ago. The fossilised remains, discovered ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dolphins can imitate other dolphins blindfolded


January 21st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A dolphin can detect and imitate the fin splashes, swimming movements and other behaviour of fellow dolphins, even when blindfolded.Kelly Jaakkola at the non-profit Dolphin Research Centre in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Malaria parasites caught in act of invading cells


January 20th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Scientists relying on new imaging technologies have for the first time caught malaria parasites in the act of invading red blood cells (RBCs). Researchers from the Walter and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New genetic clue to kidney cancer


January 20th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A group of researchers from three continents have identified a gene that is mutated in 1 in 3 patients with the most common form of renal cancer.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaria parasite caught invading red blood cells


January 20th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Using new image and cell technologies, Australian scientists have for the first time caught malaria parasites in the act of invading red blood cells.The researchers, from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA craft prepares for Valentine’s Day date with comet


January 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): NASA's spacecraft Stardust-NexT is preparing for a date on Valentine's Day with comet Tempel 1 at 11:37 p.m. EST.The mission will enable scientists to study the changes that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New insights into dynamics of Sun’s photosphere revealed


January 11th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A team of researchers has revealed new insights into the small-scale dynamics of the Sun's photosphere.NJIT Professor Philip R. Goode and the research team at Big Bear Solar ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study sheds light on quantity of MRSA at different body sites


January 6th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study from Rhode Island Hospital has provided new insights into the quantity of MRSA at different body sites as well as the relationship between the quantities ... Read more...

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