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Engineered protein has potential for new anti- inflammatory treatment


March 11th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have created a new protein molecule derived from the growth factor progranulin, which may provide the basis for new therapies in inflammatory ... Read more...

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Couples who ‘get busy’ on 14 Feb may have a baby on 11/11/11


January 31st, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 31 (ANI): Couples who will get down on Valentine's Day just might bring an extra special delivery date after nine months - 11/11/11."Absolutely - there's a significant chance of ... Read more...

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Marisa Miller strips off to fight skin cancer


December 14th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 14 (ANI): Supermodel Marisa Miller has shed her clothes for Marc Jacobs' new campaign to fight skin cancer.Fashion designer Jacobs got the Victoria's Secret model to pose for revealing ... Read more...

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Genetic switch may explain ‘intersex disorder’


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): In some families, a child is born as a son, but develops physically as a female, although she may not menstruate, and her brothers and male cousins may ... Read more...

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How swallowing worms can heal ulcerative colitis


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A man who swallowed worm eggs to relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis has shed new light on how worms promote healing in the intestine.The study also identifies ... Read more...

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Study uncovers DNA sequence variations that make the heart beat


November 15th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have uncovered several DNA sequence variations associated with the electrical impulses that make the heart beat.The findings may pave the way for ... Read more...

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Hand sanitizers stop working after just 2 minutes: Study


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 22 (ANI): Are you under the impression that hand sanitizers keep the germs at bay? Well, here's the reality, they stop working after just two minutes.A survey suggests that ... Read more...

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Single gene acts as ‘master organizer’ of motor neurons in spinal cord


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that a single type of gene acts regulates motor neurons in the spinal cord.The finding could help scientists develop ... Read more...

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Teens with type 2 diabetes have brain abnormalities


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 03 (ANI): Obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes have diminished cognitive performance and subtle abnormalities in the brain, a study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Centre has found."This is ... Read more...

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Gastric Bands-Potential Health Risks For Teens


July 27th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The resident surgeon at the New York University Medical Center started contacting her patient telling them about the high risks involved in a Lap-Band ... Read more...

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Ultrasound technique better alternative to invasive angiography for diagnosing heart disease


June 15th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A simple, non-invasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck is an effective alternative to expensive coronary angiography for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a new American ... Read more...

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Potential new target for Alzheimer’s treatment identified


June 11th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how mutations in the presenilin 1 gene cause early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD).The finding opens the door to developing novel treatments for this form of ... Read more...

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Identifying Jewishness through genetic analysis


June 4th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new research has used genomic analysis to probe the ancestry of several Jewish and non-Jewish populations and define in a better way the relatedness of contemporary Jewish ... Read more...

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Man And Uterine Cancer - Is It Believable?


May 28th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It might well be the only incident of its kind but is an unfortunate one. A man died of uterine cancer which is got after ... Read more...

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Man Dies Of Uterine Cancer, Medical Center Sued


May 28th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey New York, May 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The New York University Langone Medical Center is facing a unique charge. Well, the charge is not that unique, but the premise almost certainly ... Read more...

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‘Immune evasion’ uncommon in M. tuberculosis


May 24th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): The strategy of "immune evasion", which is common to many viruses, bacteria and parasites, is uncommon to M. tuberculosis where the antigens remain strikingly unchanged and homogenous, found ... Read more...

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People with subjective memory loss at increased risk of MCI, dementia


January 9th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Don't remember where you put your car keys or cannot recall the name of that colleague you met yesterday? Well, then you could be suffering from subjective cognitive ... Read more...

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Newly discovered pathway could pave way for treatments for immune diseases


December 24th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered a new pathway that could prevent tissue damage caused by inflammation.The researchers have discovered that in addition to white blood ... Read more...

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Lifelong memories linked to stable nerves


December 4th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): The ability to learn new information and retain lifelong memories seems to lie in the minute junctions where nerve cells communicate, says a new study by NYU Langone ... Read more...

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Study shows precuneus region in human, monkey brain is divided into 4 regions


November 3rd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): The precuneus region in the brains of humans and monkeys, which was long thought to be a single structure, is actually divided into four distinct functional regions, a ... Read more...

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How to make antibiotics more effective at lower doses


September 11th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine say that they have gained significant insights into a mechanism that plays an important role in making human pathogens like Staphylococcus ... Read more...

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Protein that controls conversion of normal cells into cancer cells identified


June 26th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A protein called STAT3 has a major role to play in the conversion of normal cells into cancerous cells, according to a study.Led by Dr. David E. Levy, ... Read more...

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Key gene behind inflammatory breast cancer identified


June 15th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): A gene called eIF4G1 has been found to be over expressed in many cases of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), and is believed to trigger the proliferation of the ... Read more...

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New risk factor for melanoma in women found


March 25th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that a genetic variation leads to a nearly four-fold increase of melanoma in women under the age of 50."If ... Read more...

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Cochlear implant surgery is safe for the elderly


March 1st, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): Healthy elderly patients with severe to profound hearing loss can undergo a surgical procedure to receive cochlear implants with minimal risk, says an Indian-origin researcher."Due to ... Read more...

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People desire genetic testing for diseases, but not designer babies


January 27th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 27 (ANI): People are increasingly inclining towards additional genetic testing for life altering and threatening medical conditions like mental retardation, blindness, deafness, cancer, heart disease, dwarfism and shortened lifespan ... Read more...

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Consistent pattern of brain injury behind delusions uncovered


January 14th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Studying patients with certain delusions and brain disorders, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have revealed a consistent pattern of injury to the frontal lobe and right hemisphere ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover cause of fatal seizures in meningitis peering inside mices skulls


December 23rd, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 23 (ANI): NYU Langone Medical Center scientists have announced the discovery of an unexpected cause for the fatal seizures seen in mice with viral meningitis, an infection of the ... Read more...

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Intestinal bacteria may offer inflammatory bowel disease treatment


October 16th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Centre have discovered that specific types of bacteria in the intestine trigger the production of pro-inflammatory immune cells, a finding that can ... Read more...

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Individuals with maternal history of Alzheimer’’s more at risk


July 31st, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 31 (ANI): Individuals, who have a maternal history of Alzheimer''s disease, are predisposed to the neurodegenerative disease because their brains aren''t using glucose efficiently, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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Study links dysfunctional transporters in nerves to Alzheimer’’s


July 28th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): New research from NYU Langone Medical Center presents membrane vesicles, which are essential for the trafficking of materials across nerve cells, as an important factor in the ... Read more...

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Amyloid linked to memory


July 28th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that the beta amyloid peptide which accumulates in brain plaques in people with Alzheimer''s disease not only plays a ... Read more...

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Digestion of harmful protein linked to Alzheimers


July 28th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): New research from NYU Langone Medical Center ties digestion of a harmful protein to Alzheimers disease.During the study, Assistant Professor Dun-Sheng Yang and colleagues genetically enhanced ... Read more...

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Absence of specialized cells linked to asthma, allergies


July 17th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers from NYU School of Medicine have revealed that asthma and other allergies are tied to absence of specialized cells that block allergic reactions.The researchers have identified ... Read more...

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50,000-year-old tummy bug may protect kids from asthma


July 15th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A stomach bug may help protect kids from developing asthma, states a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center.The bug Helicobacter pylori, is a bacterium ... Read more...

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