pathological conditions

Scientists crack ancient bone disease

January 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Traces of a bone infection known as brucellosis were found in ancient skeletal remains, according to a genetic study.Characterised by chronic respiratory illness and fever, brucellosis ... Read more...

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Scientists find binary switch that turns ‘aging process on and off’

February 17th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies have found that deactivation of a protein in roundworms increases their lifespan, most likely mediating the effects of calorie restriction.Previously, ... Read more...

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Resistance, endurance-training best for heart health

August 31st, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A study of triathletes has revealed that the heart adapts to triathlon training by working more efficiently.Triathlons are multi-sport events consisting of swimming, cycling and running various ... Read more...

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‘Flower’ power among cells marks winners, losers

June 16th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) A protein called 'Flower', which marks weaker cells for elimination in favour of fitter ones, could help scientists understand how conflict resolution works at the microscopic level, says ... Read more...

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Epilepsy linked to disruption of brain development during early childhood

August 24th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 24 (ANI): Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) say that a form of partial epilepsy, which is associated with auditory and other sensory hallucinations, may result from the ... Read more...

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High daily dosages of statins may have a negative impact on Multiple Sclerosis patients

May 27th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): McGill University researchers in Canada say that a treatment with high daily dosages of statins, commonly prescribed drugs that effectively reduce blood cholesterol levels, may actually have a ... Read more...

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Scientists try to trace the history of cancer development

July 17th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Weizmann Institute scientists have devised a way to reconstruct a cells family tree, and applied the technique to trace the history of the development of cancer. The ... Read more...

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