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Coriander-fortified bread is long-lasting and nutritious: Kolkata research


July 19th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The common breakfast bread has been elevated to a nutrient-packed wheat product by scientists at Jadavpur University, who decided to go green and fortify it with ... Read more...

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Bedside exam unreliable in assessing severe brain injuries: Study


February 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists say that using a sophisticated imaging test to probe for higher-level cognitive functioning in severely brain-injured patients provides a window into consciousness-but the view it presents is ... Read more...

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Novel study offers hope for new class of Alzheimer’s drugs


October 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new Penn study has discovered and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it ... Read more...

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Variant form of immune receptor gene ‘ups lupus risk in men’


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): A new research has discovered that males with a variant form of the immune receptor gene 'Toll Like Receptor 7 (TLR7)' are more likely to develop the autoimmune ... Read more...

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Gujarat schools to get novel study help


July 16th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 16 (IANS) In a novel move, a special audio-visual programme will be beamed across schools in Gujarat to help students understand difficult subjects in an easy manner. The programme will ... Read more...

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Now, a gel to end misery of cleft palates


March 20th, 2010 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) In a novel study, Oxford scientists have developed a gel that may soon heal the misery of cleft palates in kids. Although they can be corrected through surgery, those ... Read more...

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Sugar plays vital role in cell division


February 6th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A novel study led by Johns Hopkins scientists has revealed that sugar plays a vital role in cell division - a finding that would lead to new treatments ... Read more...

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Scientists convert skin cells into nerve cells


January 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists from Stanford University have successfully transformed skin cells into nerve cells - an advancement that could pave way for new treatments for dementia.They ... Read more...

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How melanomas shield themselves from immune attack


January 13th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have shed light on how melanomas shield themselves from immune attack.Although the immune ... Read more...

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Bacterial cellulose may help develop artificial blood vessels


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers from University of Gothenburg, Sweden have found that the cellulose produced by bacteria could be used to develop artificial blood vessels in the ... Read more...

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Protein from pregnancy hormone may avert breast cancer


November 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers have found that hormones produced during pregnancy induce a protein that directly inhibits the growth of breast cancer.They say that protein, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), ... Read more...

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Fetal tissue helps restore partial vision in the blind


October 21st, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers have successfully improved vision in people with blinding eye diseases by transplanting fetal tissue in the eye.Another experiment showed that retinal prosthesis could ... Read more...

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Scientists create robot surrogate for the blind


October 20th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a remote-controlled robot called 'CYCLOPS'- implanted with an artificial retina - which simulates "visual" experience ... Read more...

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Gene linked to human kidney aging identified


October 16th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers claim to have identified a gene linked to human kidney aging.Kidneys age at different rates, such that some people show little or no ... Read more...

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Why some women suffer breast cancer relapses


October 5th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City have found out why some women suffer relapses years after beating breast cancer.Leading oncologist Dr. Larry Norton has ... Read more...

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Novel ‘adjuvant’ may help develop new vaccines


September 15th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): In a novel study, Oregon State University scientists have developed a new "adjuvant" that would allow the creation of important new vaccines for various diseases.It can possibly become ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil biological process that spurs blood vessels growth


September 15th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists from University of North Carolina and the College of Arts & Sciences have identified a novel mechanism that triggers blood vessel growth.They have ... Read more...

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Neurons that control obesity identified in fruit flies


August 19th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): In a novel study conducted in fruit flies, researchers have identified two groups of neurons that control obesity.Lead researcher Kai Zinn, professor of biology at California Institute of ... Read more...

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Light therapy can enhance stem cells’ power


August 12th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): In a novel study, University of Central Florida researchers have shown that light energy can be used to harness the healing power of stem cells and guide them ... Read more...

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It’s official: fish oil is human heart’s best friend


August 4th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Omega-3 fatty acids from fish not only help keep cardiovascular diseases at bay in healthy folks, but also reduce the incidence of cardiac events and mortality in patients ... Read more...

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Gene therapy to treat blindness on the anvil


August 1st, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): In a novel study, American and Arab researchers are working together to develop a gene therapy that would help treat a rare, hereditary retinal disease.The therapy has ... Read more...

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Tectonic processes that built the foothills of the Himalayas


August 1st, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have used new observations and quantitative data-sets to unravel the tectonic processes responsible for building the foothills of the Himalayas - the Lesser ... Read more...

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Human cells secrete protein that kills cancer cells: Study


July 24th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): In a novel study, Indian-origin scientist from University of Kentucky has found that human cells secrete protein that kills cancer cells.The research team led by Vivek Rangnekar, UK ... Read more...

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Jelly thickener may help grow artificial muscles in future


July 14th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 14 (ANI): In a novel study, Australian researchers are using food thickener used in yoghurts and jellies to develop artificial muscle.Nanotechnology graduate Cameron Ferris, and supervisor Dr. Marc in ... Read more...

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Soon, a game for HIV+ youth to cut secondary transmission of virus


June 24th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers from The University of Texas School of Public Health have designed a game that will help create awareness among HIV+ youth and reduce ... Read more...

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Novel discovery could help in early identification of muscular dystrophy


June 17th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): In a novel study, British scientists have traced the origin of two of the most common and potentially fatal muscular dystrophy to its prenatal roots.The research team from ... Read more...

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Novel study sheds light on influenza -schizophrenia link


June 10th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Previous studies have found that influenza exposure in the womb is linked to an increased risk of schizophrenia. Now, a new study has suggested that this association depends ... Read more...

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Novel study offers new targets for cocaine addiction


May 26th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): When given a psychological test, parts of the brain involved in monitoring behaviours and emotions showed different levels of activity in cocaine users relative to non-drug users, a ... Read more...

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Gene that controls abnormal sugar production in liver identified


May 22nd, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have identified a gene that helps regulate abnormal production of sugar in the liver, critical to people with diabetes.The liver is the sugar ... Read more...

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Now, a tissue scaffold that regrows cartilage, bone


May 12th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): In a novel study, MIT scientists have developed a new tissue scaffold that can stimulate bone and cartilage growth when transplanted into the knees and other joints.Lead researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists identify ‘molecule trio’ that kills neurons in Parkinson’s


April 30th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers at Columbia University Medical Centre have identified a trio of molecules that are responsible for killing brain cells in Parkinson's patients.They have showed ... Read more...

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Gene that protects tumour suppressor in breast cancer identified


April 7th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre have identified a gene that protects PTEN, a major tumour-suppressor in breast cancer.They ... Read more...

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Double hand transplant helps regain lost brain control


April 7th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): In a novel study, French scientists have found that transplanted hands successfully activate the brain region linked to muscular movement, thus raising the prospect of regaining full movement.It ... Read more...

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Scientists identify critical switch in eye development


March 10th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): In a novel study, an international team of researchers has identified a protein that plays key role in eye development.Scientists from John Hopkins University School of Medicine ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to cocaine addiction identified


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In a novel study, an international team of researchers has identified a genetic variant linked to cocaine addiction and cocaine-induced paranoia.They have discovered variant in gene called ... Read more...

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