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Scientists eliminate plaque formation in Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that eliminating an enzyme from mice with Alzheimer's symptoms virtually eliminates a compound behind the development of plaques.The compound is amyloid beta, or ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kerala-based gelatin maker aiming at Rs.300 crore turnover


August 7th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) Nitta Gelatin India Ltd (NGIL) expects to close the current fiscal with a turnover of around Rs.300 crore on rising demand for gelatin in the pharmaceutical ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pair of liver molecules could control diabetes


April 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Salk Institute researchers have discovered a pair of molecules that regulate the liver's production of glucose and could be the key to controlling diabetes. Controlling the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New antibodies to combat Alzheimer’s


December 12th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Researchers have hit upon a surprisingly new method to make antibodies to neutralize harmful protein particles behind Alzheimer's disease.Antibodies are large proteins produced by the immune ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tobacco-derived compound prevents memory loss in Alzheimer’s


April 28th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A study led by researchers at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and the University of South Florida has found that Cotinine, a compound derived from tobacco, reduced plaques ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists develop technique for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new technique by which Alzheimer's disease can be detected in its earliest stages.Scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow developed the technique based ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple blood test can now predict premature birth risk


April 19th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Until now, there was no way to predict a woman's chance of giving birth prematurely.A simple blood test taken during the second trimester of a pregnancy can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find new way to ’starve’ cancer cells


April 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new treatment for cancer which rather than attacking tumours directly, prevents the growth of new blood vessels in tumours, starving them of oxygen and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Engineered protein prevents AIDS virus from entering cells


April 1st, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a new protein that prevents AIDS virus from entering cells.The protein fragment is based on a naturally occurring protein called RANTES, which is part of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asthma drug could help fight Alzheimer’s


March 27th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) An asthma drug has shown promise in inhibiting the formation of a brain peptide (compound) known as amyloid beta, known to cause Alzheimer's disease. In previous ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Asthma drug could help fight Alzheimer’s disease


March 26th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Researchers at Temple University's School of Medicine have found that a drug used to treat asthma can reduce the formation of amyloid beta, a peptide in the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel method might help block for tumour growth


March 15th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Combining two experimental anticancer peptide agents might simultaneously block formation of new tumour blood vessels while also inhibiting the growth of tumour cells, suggests a new study.This early ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential mechanisms that contribute to ‘I am full’ feeling identified


March 4th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania are one step closer to developing effective, FDA-approved treatments for obesity.They have identified the neurological and cellular signalling mechanisms that contribute to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gold nanoparticles may help detect tumor cells in blood


February 12th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Fen 12 (ANI): Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have found that tiny gold particles can help doctors detect tumor cells circulating in the blood of patients with head and neck ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Glowing nerves’ using fluorescent peptides to make surgeries easier


February 7th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Locating sensitive nerves during a surgery may now be possible as scientists have developed injectable fluorescent peptides that cause hard-to-see peripheral nerves to glow.Nerve preservation is important in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New breakthrough to make drug development more efficient


January 19th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists have produced a tiny molecular 'binder' that has the potential to make development of new drugs cheaper and less time taking.The research team, led by Lars Baltzer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fly poo may reveal why pregnant women suffer from bloating, constipation


January 5th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): University of Cambridge researchers are using fruit flies to help understand aspects of human metabolism, including why pregnant women suffer from bloating and constipation, and even the link ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery may help fight breast cancer


January 4th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have made a new discovery, which may become a new weapon in fight against breast cancer.For the first time, researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking accounts for more than a third of severe rheumatoid arthritis cases


December 14th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new research has found that smoking accounts for more than a third of cases of the most severe and common form of rheumatoid arthritis.The study has also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sugar could be key to healing deep wounds without scars


December 13th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has found that blocking the sugar molecule hyaluronan that triggers inflammation, could play a part in repairing wounds, but without leaving scars.The small peptide, named ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How iron overload ’speeds up’ Alzheimer’s


October 7th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists have determined how iron contributes to the production of brain-destroying plaques found in Alzheimer's patients.The team from Massachusetts General Hospital researchers reports that there is a very ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Israeli scientists find HIV cure: Journal


September 5th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 5 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, Israeli scientists have developed a method that can wipe out HIV infected cells without affecting the healthy ones but it will be a while ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

No more fillings: Gel regenerates teeth


June 29th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new revolutionary technology could soon lead to dentists around the world getting rid of their drills. The technology uses a new peptide which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fresh Gel That Regenerates A Tooth Could Signify The Termination Of Excruciating Fillings


June 29th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A fresh gel has emerged that ensures the development of cells inside the teeth that possess cavities. This gel could substitute the excruciating process ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New Gel Encourages Regeneration Of Teeth, Study Says


June 29th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez June 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A visit to a dentist might not be as painful as it was earlier if a new kind of gel that encourages regeneration of cells inside ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tooth regeneration gel could make painful fillings history


June 29th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new gel that encourages growth of cells inside teeth that have cavities could replace the painful procedure of fillings.The new gel or thin film could eliminate the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Peptide that triggers diabetes in mice identified


June 17th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): The precise protein fragment, or peptide, that can trigger diabetes in mice has been identified, thanks to researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Anschutz ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes and brain centers that regulate meal size in flies identified


May 21st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Biologists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Yale University have identified two genes that appear to regulate meal sizes and frequency in fruit flies.Both genes, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New path for novel Alzheimer’s therapies found


May 21st, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new Alzheimer's-related mechanism that could give rise to the development of new therapies against this disease.The novelty lies in a new mechanism through which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some people with HIV develop AIDS and others don’t


May 6th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Scientists are a step closer to understanding why some people with HIV develop full-blown AIDS, and others don't.Researchers in Massachusetts and California say that the answer lies in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bone marrow cell transplants may benefit heart disease patients


February 24th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Two new studies, conducted by scientists in Brazil and China, may lead to novel treatments for heart diseases.The first study, conducted by Brazilian researchers, found that cell ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

X-rays can trigger formation of new type of crystal


January 26th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): A team of Northwestern University researchers has discovered that X-rays can trigger the formation of a new type of crystal.These new crystals are charged cylindrical filaments ordered like ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tarantula venom may offer muscular dystrophy cure


January 2nd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Scientists at University at Buffalo have discovered a protein in tarantula venom that could offer potential treatment for muscular dystrophy (MD).The research team led by Dr Fredrick Sachs, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tarantula venom could help treat muscular dystrophy


December 31st, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Tarantulas-the big, hairy and to many people very scary spiders-could actually help people suffering from muscular dystrophy, say scientists at University of Buffalo.Biophysicists have found a protein in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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