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Potent new vaccine found effective against Alzheimer’s


June 8th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 8 (IANS) People ravaged by Alzheimer's can now look forward to a potent new vaccine that can help them overcome the severely debilitating and complex conditions of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cholesterol shows promise in fighting cancer


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 23 (IANS) Researchers at Simon Fraser University have concluded that cholesterol may have a few good qualities like slowing or halting cancer cell growth, after all the bad ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Loss of key protein contributes to neuron loss in ALS


March 5th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 05 (ANI): Scientists have described the profound and pervasive role of a key protein in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis pathology called TDP-43.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or more popularly, Lou ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others


January 25th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has explained why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others, which could eventually lead to advances in treating or preventing heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Measles virus is ‘the latest weapon against cancer’


January 13th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new discovery about the process by which measles invades cells has brought the dream of transforming the virus into a weapon against cancer one step closer to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Electric shocks soften up cancer cells for treatment


December 7th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A device that 'softens up' tumours with electric shocks before chemotherapy could transform cancer treatment.It makes cancer cells porous so that more of the toxic drugs attack the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ideal target for malaria therapy found


February 4th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): A new American research has discovered a protein produced by the malaria parasite that is central to its ability to take over human red blood cells.The protein may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pox virus’ rapid fire ping-pong mechanism behind its deadly sting


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A new British research has found that the vaccinia poxvirus spreads infection by jumping from one cell to another before it finds an uninfected cell.According to lead researcher ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain’s fatty acid behind long-term memory, learning identified


October 31st, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A fatty acid in the brain, called palmitate, is what makes us memorize the stories which our grandmothers used to narrate to us, says a new study.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify butterfly that can hear through its wings


October 22nd, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 22 (ANI): In a new research, scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, have discovered a clever structure in the ear on the wing of a tropical butterfly that potentially ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earliest complex organisms fed by osmosis more than 540 mln yrs ago


August 20th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Scientists at Virginia Tech has shown that the oldest complex life forms, which lived in nutrient-rich oceans more than 540 million years ago, likely fed by osmosis.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thai media mogul’s life out of danger


April 17th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Apr. 17 (ANI): Thailand's media mogul and founder of the People's Alliance for Democracy Sondhi Limthongkul has been declared safe after doctors successfully removed bullet shrapnel from his head. Limthongkul survived an ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How bacteria inhale toxic metals and exhale oxygen


March 17th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Using a unique combination of microscopes, researchers at Ohio State University in the US were able to see how some common soil bacteria inhale toxic metals and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some soil bacteria act as clean-up agents too


March 17th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Not all soil bacteria are bad. Some of them act as good Samaritans as they "inhale" toxic metals, strip them of their toxicity and then "exhale" them, say ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How bed bugs dodge poisons designed to control them


January 11th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, toxicologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Koreas Seoul National University have explained how bed bugs develop resistance to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do some people get violent after boozing


December 16th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Have you ever wondered how generally calm people suddenly turn violent after downing a drink? Well, Finnish researchers have got the answer for you: it''s caused by ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists see HIV particle being born


May 26th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
London, May 26 (ANI): A virologist and a biophysicist at Rockefeller University have become the first researchers to see in real time hundreds of thousands of molecules coming together in a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Man-made molecule punches holes in bacteria


May 18th, 2008 - 10:05 am ICT by admin
London, May 17 (ANI): Canadian researchers are all set to begin clinical trials of a man-made protein, which mimics the potent proteins used by white blood cells to punch holes in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ant guts may hold secrets of more effective drugs


March 26th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Researchers have identified two key proteins that aid one of the two groups of pathogenic bacteria develop the protective coating that is their defence against the world.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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