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Cure for AIDS a step closer


July 26th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A cure for AIDS has got a step closer after it was found that a common cancer drug can purge the disease as it lies dormant ... Read more...

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Brain enlargement in children with autism due to changes before age 2


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that brain enlargement in children with autism is due to brain changes that occur before the age of 2.In 2005, researchers from the University ... Read more...

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How data helps to know people’s mind


April 29th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): An author has described how psychologists can use their data to learn about the different ways that people's minds work.Most psychology research is done by asking a big ... Read more...

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Link between high-fat diets, type 2 diabetes clarified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): A new study has clarified the link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes.A diet high in saturated fat is a key contributor to type 2 diabetes, a ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to caffeine intake discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered two genes in which variation affects intake of caffeine, the most widely consumed stimulant in the world.A team of investigators from the National Cancer Institute, ... Read more...

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Binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes


April 5th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes that could affect teens' lives as adults, according to new research.Adolescents represent the majority of people who binge drink. This ... Read more...

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Molecule that can increase blood flow in vascular disease identified


March 11th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified a molecule that can increase blood flow in vascular disease.Circulating through the bloodstream of every human being is a rare and powerful type of cell, ... Read more...

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As far as evolution goes ‘bigger really is better’, says study


March 8th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has claimed that as far as evolution goes, 'bigger really is the better'.Organisms with bigger bodies or faster growth rates tend to live longer, mate ... Read more...

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How young migrating turtles find their way back home


February 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have finally solved the mystery of how young loggerhead sea turtles find their way back home after a transoceanic ... Read more...

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Taking aspirin for heart disease prevention is less costly, more effective


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that using aspirin for coronary heart prevention is less costly and more effective than doing nothing in men older than 45 with more ... Read more...

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Here’s how being in love can keep you healthy


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Is love powerful enough to lower one's blood pressure, reduce depression and speed the healing of an injury? Well, science says, yes it is!"Our relationships help us cope ... Read more...

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Scientists find gene critical in protection against some heart diseases


February 5th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Researchers at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have found a gene which is critical to heart function.In mice that were predisposed to dilated ... Read more...

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Muslim-American terrorism study: Not many incidents, but it only takes one


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb.3 (ANI): In the years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the number of Muslim-American terrorism suspects and perpetrators has averaged about 16 per year.In 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Chronic illness in childhood affects future income, education and career


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Chronic illness in childhood may lead to fewer years of education, more joblessness and lower pay, but it doesn't affect social ties, suggests a new study.Researchers, led by ... Read more...

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New molecule may save brain cells from neurodegeneration, stroke


January 19th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A molecule that can make brain cells resistant to programmed cell death or apoptosis has been discovered by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The ... Read more...

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Synthetic blood gets closer to reality


January 11th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed particles that closely mirror some of the key properties of red blood cells, potentially helping pave the way for the development of synthetic blood.The new ... Read more...

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Rifaximin may help ease irritable bowel syndrome symptoms


January 6th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have found that two weeks of treatment with rifaximin (brand name: Xifaxan) could help ease irritable bowel syndrome symptoms including bloating, abdominal pain and loose or watery ... Read more...

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New diabetes drug provides better sugar control, promotes weight loss


December 7th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Combining the newer diabetes drug exenatide with insulin provides better blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes than insulin alone and helps promote weight loss, a ... Read more...

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Evolution on Earth was quickened by heat: Study


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that the time required for evolution on a warm Earth is shorter than critics might expect.Enzymes, ... Read more...

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Obese teens ‘at higher risk of becoming obese adults’


November 10th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A study suggests that being obese in adolescence increases the risk of being severely obese in adulthood, especially in women."In 2000, an estimated 2.2 percent of adults, or ... Read more...

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Tai Chi improves arthritis pain, fatigue, stiffness: Study


November 8th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Participants who were recruited in the largest study of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, have shown improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.Their ability to ... Read more...

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Discovery shows promise against severe side effect of chemo drug


November 5th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): A way to eliminate a debilitating side effect associated with one of the main chemotherapy drugs used for treating colon cancer has been found by a team of ... Read more...

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Unplanned pregnancies more common in women with anorexia nervosa


October 30th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Women with anorexia nervosa are much more likely to have both unplanned pregnancies and induced abortions than women who don't have the serious eating disorder, according to a ... Read more...

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Why some people feel tipsier than others just after a few drinks


October 20th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene variant that is associated with a person's response to alcohol and may help protect one against alcoholism.Researchers from the University of North Carolina ... Read more...

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First clinical trial of gene therapy offers muscular dystrophy clues


October 7th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): A clinical trial for gene therapy to replace the genetic defect causing the most common form of muscular dystrophy has revealed that some patients mount an immune response ... Read more...

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People with lots of friends live 3.7yrs longer than those who are isolated


September 14th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Sept 14 (ANI): Want a longer, healthier life? Well, the best medicine is the support of family and friends.That's the conclusion of a new U.S. study, which found that the ... Read more...

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Carrying fake brands makes us feel like phonies, cheaters on the inside: Study


August 25th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 25 (ANI): If you carry a fake Prada bag or a knock-off pair of sunglasses from Chlloe, you might turn into a dishonest, cynical person, according to a new ... Read more...

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Genetics behind formation of body’s ‘back-up’ bypass vessels


August 20th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the genetic architecture controlling the growth of the collateral circulation - the 'back-up' blood vessels that can provide oxygen to starved tissues in the event ... Read more...

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AIDS virus changes in semen make it different than what it is in blood


August 20th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): The HIV-1 virus that causes AIDS may undergo changes in the genital tract that make it different in semen than what it is in the blood, revealed a ... Read more...

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Unrealistic claims of home genetic tests should be avoided


August 19th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): There is a need to protect consumers from unrealistic claims of home genetic tests, suggests a new study.Direct to consumer (DTC) genetic tests are increasingly being marketed to ... Read more...

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Backache, sore arms and neck ache - symptoms of ‘laptop-itis’


August 12th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Are you suffering from backache, sore arms and neck? It could be the result of long hours you spend in front of your laptop, say experts.Because of the ... Read more...

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Simple interventions up parental accuracy of kids’ weight


July 13th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): In a new study, some simple interventions helped change a parent's perspective about a child's being overweight or obese, and change the parent's behaviors at home to reduce ... Read more...

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Bacterial balance in gut tied to colon cancer risk


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A shift in the balance between the 'good' bacteria and the 'bad' bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer, suggests a new study.The ... Read more...

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Novel pathway shows promise for new blood pressure treatments


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Increasing certain proteins in the blood vessels of mice, relaxed the vessels, which in turn lowered the animal's blood pressure, researchers have found.The study provides new avenues for ... Read more...

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Early signs of schizophrenia found in brains of infants


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified what they believe may the early signs of schizophrenia in the brains of children shortly after birth.According to researchers, the discovery could lead to earlier ... Read more...

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