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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...

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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...

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Stinking frogs are rich source of antibiotic compounds


December 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The skin of some of the earth's foulest smelling creatures houses a goldmine of anti-bacterial compounds -- a potentially rich source of new drugs that could ... Read more...

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Potent new drugs likely from witches’ brew


October 10th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) A brew administered by African witch doctors to pregnant women to hasten labour and delivery could be a source of promising new drugs.The brew, concocted from ... Read more...

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New blood test will warn of premature births


September 6th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A new blood test could warn mothers whether they are at risk of giving premature birth. About 80 percent of premature births can be pinpointed early ... Read more...

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Seaweed: rich source of nutrition for heart


July 21st, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Scientists have identified seaweeds, that form an important element of Chinese and Japanese cuisine, as a rich new source of nutrition for the heart which could ... Read more...

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Alternatives to antibiotics in sight


June 9th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) With more and more pathogens becoming immune to antibiotics, researchers are identifying alternatives to treat many frequently occurring infections. Figures released by the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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New ’superglue’ that stays stickier in space


March 24th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A recently patented adhesive, developed by Kansas State University, could soon find its place in every astronaut's toolbox.The adhesive made from peptides -- a compound containing two ... Read more...

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Nasal spray flu vaccine one step closer


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 18 (ANI): A University of Adelaide research has suggested that a universal flu vaccine delivered by a simple nasal spray is a step closer.Darren Miller and colleagues have successfully trialled ... Read more...

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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...

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‘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...

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New finding shows promise in the fight against Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new target for the prevention of adverse immune responses, which have been identified as factors in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).The discovery was ... Read more...

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Novel peptide ‘kills’ cancer cells more effective than current therapies


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel peptide that can act as a potent inducer of cancer cell death, which may have significant implications for therapeutic agents used to treat ... Read more...

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How formulas influence infant’s weight gain, obesity risk


December 27th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): Weight gain of formula-fed infants is influenced by the type of formula the infant is consuming, new findings from the Monell Center have revealed.The study has implications related ... Read more...

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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...

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New tool sweeps away Alzheimer’s plaque from brain


December 13th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A new molecular tool developed by US scientists has shown promise in 'clearing' the brain of plaque that triggers Alzheimer's disease.This plaque is the aggregation of protein-like bits ... Read more...

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Newly-created bioactive peptides found to promote wound healing


December 8th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have created new bioactive peptides that promote wound healing through growth of new blood vessels and epithelial tissue, such as skin.These wound-healing peptides, synthesized by researchers at ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology could unlock secret of youthful skin


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): An expert at University of Reading, UK, is examining the use of nanotechnology to restore skin's youthfulness.Collagen growth has long been seen as the ultimate prize for makers ... Read more...

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New technology simplifies embryonic stem cell culturing


November 15th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have unveiled an inexpensive system that simplifies culturing human embryonic stem cells."It's a technology that anyone can use. It's ... Read more...

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Early Alzheimer’s Develops In Critical Brain Region And Then Spreads, Study Reveals


November 5th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A research that was undertaken by a group of American scientists has pointed out that Alzheimer's disease might initially develop in a particular area of the ... Read more...

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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...

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Coming soon, new-gen drugs that that target ‘undruggable’ diseases


August 24th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Scientists have reported progress in developing drugs that target the "untouchables" among the body's key players in health and disease.They are the hundreds of thousands of proteins that ... Read more...

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New super-strong painkiller developed from snail spit


July 30th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new pain-relief pill from a chemical in sea snails' saliva that they use to catch their prey. It was found to be as effective as ... Read more...

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Mystery of gut disease finally cracked


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Scientists have cracked the mystery of coeliac disease - a feat that could pave the way for treatments for the condition that blights the lives of millions of ... Read more...

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What makes a bee grow up to be a queen?


July 15th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Putting a new piece into the puzzle of what makes a bee grow up to be a queen, researchers have found that a key protein in the insulin ... Read more...

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World’s first plastic antibodies created


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): In what could be called a breakthrough study, researchers at UC Irvine have developed the first "plastic antibodies" successfully employed in live organisms, which could block spread of ... Read more...

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The reason behind mildness of 2009 H1N1 pandemic


June 19th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Researchers from Hong Kong have unveiled a new theory to explain why swine flu infections in 2009 turned out to be so mild.And they have said that prior ... Read more...

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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...

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Sea snail venom offers potent pain relief


June 16th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): Scientists have developed a pill for nerve-related pain using sea snail venom that could be 100 times as potent as leading treatments.Current medications for neurapathic disorders include morphine, ... Read more...

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Genetic makeup identified as key factor that leads to severe sepsis


June 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified genetic makeup as a key factor for sepsis - a systemic inflammatory reaction occurring during infection that can be a leading cause of death in ... Read more...

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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...

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Scorpion venom could replace morphine as painkiller


February 17th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Scorpion venom is notoriously poisonous but it can potentially replace dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, says a new study. Michael Gurevitz, professor, Tel Aviv University's (TAU) Department of ... Read more...

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Soon, scorpion venom-based painkillers


February 17th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scorpion venom could be used as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, an expert has claimed.Prof. Michael Gurevitz, a Tel Aviv University researcher, is investigating ... Read more...

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