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Activists slam EU-India Free Trade Agreement


February 10th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Activists from several NGOs Friday accused the European Union (EU) of using India to bail out itself from its current economic crisis and protested the ... Read more...

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Compound that effectively suppresses multiple sclerosis developed


April 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have developed the first of a new class of highly selective compounds that effectively suppresses the severity of multiple sclerosis in animal models.Scientists from the Florida ... Read more...

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India committed to provide life-saving drugs for poor


March 28th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma today reiterated India's commitment to ensure supply of affordable life-saving drugs for poor people.Addressing the 7th CII- Exim Bank Conclave on India ... Read more...

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Cocaine production speeding up destruction of Colombia’s rainforests


February 10th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal ... Read more...

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How Alzheimer’s plaques lead to loss of nitric oxide in brain


January 11th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): The deadly plaques of Alzheimer's disease interact with certain cellular proteins to inhibit normal signals that maintain blood flow to the brain, a researcher at the University of ... Read more...

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Starfish’s ’slimy goo’ may cure inflammation


December 10th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Starfish could hold the key to new treatment for inflammatory conditions such as asthma, hay fever and arthritis, believe scientists.The species they are interested in is the spiny ... Read more...

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The physics behind coffee rings


November 24th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Usually the formation of coffee rings on a table doesn't prompt a response further than 'Use a coaster', but a team of researchers have gone beyond and explored ... Read more...

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Novel anti-malarial drug candidate discovered


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Researchers discovered a novel compound that shows promise as a next generation treatment for drug resistant malaria.Scientists at the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD), achieved the above ... Read more...

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Insight into make-up of cells could help in development of new medicines


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): The discovery that proteins communicate by a complex network of chemical messages could lead to the development of new medicines, suggests a new study.Drugs could have a ... Read more...

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Scientists use ‘cool’ method to unlock key enzyme


February 27th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Using a new cooling method, a team of Michigan State University scientists has uncovered the inner workings of a key iron-containing enzyme.The discovery could help researchers develop new ... Read more...

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Electric field used on worm to test new medicines


January 6th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A team comprising scientists of Indian origin from the McMaster University has come up a with a new way to drive and direct microscopic worms like C. elegans ... Read more...

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Scientists create atom transistor to speed up computers


December 10th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 10 (ANI): An international team of scientists has created a tiny transistor that could one day help quantum computers process impossibly large amounts of information.The researchers are the first to ... Read more...

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Malaria vaccine in the offing


November 24th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By Eva Krafczyk Nairobi, Nov 24 (DPA) Patricia Njuguna knows all too well the suffering of her little patients at the children's clinic in Kilifi. "Every day I have severe cases of malaria: ... Read more...

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‘Slimming gene’ that regulates body fat identified


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bonn have identified a gene in fruit flies that controls the metabolism of fat.The researchers called the gene 'schlank' (German for 'slim').According to ... Read more...

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Soldiers more vulnerable to tropical diseases


October 24th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 24 (IANS) Soldiers of the Indian Army are more vulnerable to tropical diseases because of their frequent movement from one place to another, medical experts said Saturday. New medicines have ... Read more...

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Daily pill may help treat blood cancer patients


July 26th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 26 (ANI): Blood cancer, which has traditionally given sufferers a survival time of just a few years, may soon be curable with the aid of a daily pill.Cancer specialists ... Read more...

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Bacteria-killer proteins may yield new medicines


July 4th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Scientists are focussing on bacteria-killer proteins known as colicins to potentially open the way to new medicines. A team led by Colin Kleanthous, biology professor from the University of ... Read more...

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Artificial liver, skin, intestine to revolutionise drug trials


June 26th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): While animal drug trials have been facing huge criticism from ethical groups, scientists have now created artificial organs like liver, skin, intestine and windpipe that may revolutionise the ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind carbohydrate synthesis may pave way for new TB drugs


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): The mechanism behind how carbohydrates are synthesised from small sugar units has shed new light on a promising way to target new medicines against tuberculosis, revealed a new ... Read more...

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Our ‘potheads’ make their own marijuana


April 21st, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Our brain makes proteins that act directly on the marijuana receptors in the head, say researchers.In the new study in FASEB Journal, researchers have discovered that the brain ... Read more...

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Discovery of slow-growing TB bacteria may pave way for new drugs


March 30th, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Scientists have found a large number of slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs of TB patients, which can pave the way for new medicines for treating the ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on genetics of schizophrenia


March 20th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at University of Edinburgh, has shed new light on the genetics of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.The researchers ... Read more...

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Soon, drugs that could stop Alzheimer’’s in its tracks


March 20th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Revolutionary new drugs that could stop Alzheimer''s disease in its tracks are being tested by scientists.Professor Simon Lovestone, of the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London, ... Read more...

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Silicon chips could soon repair body tissue


February 4th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scottish scientists have come a step closer to making the use of silicon chips for repairing damaged tissue a reality.The team from University of Edinburgh have taken ... Read more...

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India has no better friend and partner than US, asserts Obama (Lead)


January 26th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Greeting India on its Republic Day, President Barack Obama Monday said the Indian people "should know that they have no better friend and partner than the people of ... Read more...

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India has no better friend than US: Obama


January 26th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, in his message to mark India's Republic Day, has said that Indians "should know they have no better friend and partner than the people ... Read more...

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Obama greets India on its 60th Republic Day, says US is its friend, partner


January 26th, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.26 (ANI): As India gets set to celebrate its 60th Republic Day on Monday; U.S. President Barack Obama termed it a natural ally of his country, and added that the ... Read more...

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New drug takes eight years for approval in the US


January 12th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) New drugs being developed for complex diseases might still take eight long years to win US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, according to a study.Although the average ... Read more...

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Drug marketing techniques compromising patients safety, says report


December 3rd, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 3 (ANI): Patients safety is being compromised in America because medicines these days are reviewed and released onto the market faster than ever before, says a report. Author David ... Read more...

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Patients urged not to rely on untested remedies advertised online


November 10th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 10 (ANI): Health experts are urging people not to rely on untested remedies advertised on the Internet, insisting that they sell false hope. Backed by charity Sense About Science, the ... Read more...

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New technique could lead to cheaper cancer drugs


August 27th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have developed a new technique that can help in the development of cheaper drugs, prescribed for treating range of illness such ... Read more...

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Brain may become the battlefield in future wars


August 14th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): A new report has predicted that the human brain could become a battlefield in future wars, including pharmacological land mines and drones directed by mind control.According to ... Read more...

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Natural products derived from marine animals may provide anti-cancer therapies


July 8th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study suggests that natural products derived from marine animals may have potential use in anti-cancer therapies, and help improve drug delivery.The study led by experts ... Read more...

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Experts chart research agenda to fight drug-resistant TB


April 23rd, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): While domestic and international efforts to control the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis have started to bear fruit, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has ... Read more...

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Drug development firm buys French laboratory


March 31st, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, March 31 (IANS) Synchron Research Services Private Limited, a research organisation based here that helps develop new medicines, Monday announced the acquisition of a laboratory in France. Synchron acquired the bio-analytical ... Read more...

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