pharmaceutical sciences

Scientists pinpoint brain receptor linked with rage


June 20th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified a brain receptor, an enzyme monoamine oxidase A, whose malfunctioning can trigger sudden violence, explosive outbursts and hostile overraction to stress in mice. ... Read more...

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Grape seed extract kills cancer cells


January 29th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Cancer cells, which kill nearly 12,000 people in the US alone every year and affect more than half a million worldwide, could be eradicated with grape ... Read more...

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Ishar new vice-chancellor of Jammu university


January 18th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, professor at Amritsar's Guru Nanak Dev University, has been appointed the new vice chancellor of the Jammu University, it was announced Wednesday.Jammu ... Read more...

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Antibiotic dosing guidelines to help counteract superbugs


July 5th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Doctors can now more confidently administer a drug that protects against bacterial superbugs, thanks to dosing guidelines for the antibiotic colistin.Colistin treats serious infections in critically ... Read more...

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1 drug, many targets may be the future of healing!


April 29th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new discovery by researchers from the University of California San Diego and the City University of New York (CUNY) has provided hope for the development of a ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuclear crisis could create serious health problems


March 18th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A professor of pharmaceutical sciences has said that the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan could create serious health problems if too much radiation is released into the ... Read more...

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Wrinkles reducing creams are ‘waste of money’


January 17th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Using wrinkles creams to smooth and plump your skin does no good; rather it affects your pocket, scientists have said.They say that the collagen molecules in the enticing-sounding ... Read more...

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Al-Qaida’s latest threat to US: poisoning food in hotels, restaurants over single weekend


December 21st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21(ANI): The latest Al-Qaida terror threat to the United States reportedly involves the possible use of poisons aimed at food in hotels and restaurants over a single weekend.According ... Read more...

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Novel memory-enhancing mechanism in brain discovered


December 15th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A novel mechanism in the brain that boosts memory has been identified by UC Irvine researchers.In collaboration with scientists at Germany's University of Munster, the UCI team found ... Read more...

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Jab-free HPV vaccine ‘more effective, cheaper’ for developing nations


November 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has stated that a targeted inhalable dry powder HPV vaccine may prove more effective and less costly than the current commercial human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering statins ‘kill bacteria’


November 18th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A recent clinical research suggests that statins, widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, can reduce the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Inhalable dry powder antibiotic may reduce TB treatment time


November 17th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): New research has indicated that an inhalable dry powder antibiotic that when used alone or with current treatments may significantly reduce treatment for tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant ... Read more...

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Creams used to treat eczema can make it worse


November 14th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Using creams to relieve symptoms of eczema could actually worsen the condition, a study shows. Researchers have shown that the popular aqueous cream BP reduces the thickness ... Read more...

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TB-drugome may pave way for anti-TB drug discovery


November 9th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new research has discovered that one-third of the drugs examined have the potential to be repurposed to treat tuberculosis and many currently unexploited M. tuberculosis proteins could ... Read more...

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Compound used to treat nicotine addiction may also fight alcoholism


October 24th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that a plant-derived compound that is used to treat nicotine addiction also has significant effects against alcohol addiction.Scientists from South Dakota State University ... Read more...

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Eczema cream meant to soothe ‘makes the condition worse’


October 19th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): A cheap emollient cream meant to soothe the irritated skin of eczema sufferers may actually worsen their condition.According to tests, a detergent contained in the aqueous cream BP ... Read more...

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Eczema cream meant to soothe makes skin worse


October 19th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) A cheap emollient cream to treat the irritated skin of eczema sufferers may actually worsen their condition.Researchers have now discovered that aqueous cream BP can aggravate the condition. ... Read more...

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Misfolding neural proteins linked with autism


September 13th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein is associated with autism spectrum disorder, international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Is sugarcane juice a health drink?


June 27th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) The sweet liquid squeezed from sugarcane is the latest food fad here as it is believed to cure diseases like jaundice, help in fighting breast and prostate ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight breast cancer


May 4th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A broccoli compound may help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells, according to a new study.Stem cells are the small number of cells that ... Read more...

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Sedatives, mood-altering drugs linked to falls among elderly


November 24th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has found that sedatives often prescribed as sleep aids and medications used to treat mood disorders might be behind increasing number of falls in elderly.Falling ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants linked to fatal fall injuries


November 24th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 24 (IANS) Anti-depressants are linked to fall-related complications like hip fracture among elderly people, says a Canadian study. Falling and fall-related complications such as hip fractures are the fifth leading cause ... Read more...

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How bacteria talk to one another


November 9th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, San Diego claim to have uncovered a mechanism that explains how bacteria interact with each other - a finding that would lead to ... Read more...

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Scientists identify how meningitis bacteria invade the brain


August 19th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered that a specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows the bacteria to leave the bloodstream and enter the ... Read more...

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Two new genetic variations linked to common childhood cancer


August 17th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified inherited variations in two genes that can lead to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a common childhood cancer.The finding ... Read more...

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Panama may hold cures to cancer, malaria and dengue fever


July 11th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A team of scientists is exploring the length and breadth of Panama in search of exotic molecules that could one day lead to new treatments for human diseases ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s medications may help treat extreme drug-resistant TB


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Two drugs that are commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease have been found to be effective in treating extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis, say researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Binge drinking can lead to long-term brain damage


December 29th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): While binge drinkers are already known to be at increased risk of accidents, violence and engaging in unprotected sex, it has now emerged that only a few ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil nano-sized ”trojan horse” particle to aid nutrition


August 26th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): Monash University researchers say that they have designed a nano-sized trojan horse particle that protects antioxidants from being destroyed in the gut, and ensures a better chance ... Read more...

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How ”flesh-eating” bacteria invade body’’s immune system


August 14th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A new study has found that ''flesh-eating'' or ''Strep'' bacteria are able to survive and spread in the body by degrading a key immune defense molecule. According to ... Read more...

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Mechanism that switches off traumatic response to bad memories identified


July 31st, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Researchers from University of California - Irvine and the University of Muenster in Germany have identified the brain mechanism that switches off traumatic feelings associated with bad ... Read more...

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Scientists studying new ways to combat skin cancer


July 26th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): A team led by an Indian-origin scientist is examining certain molecules that may help strengthen the effectiveness of sunscreen to prevent skin cancer.The researchers led by distinguished ... Read more...

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Indian American gives $11 mn to US varsity


June 14th, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Parveen Chopra New York, June 14 (IANS) An Indian American, a native of Amritsar, has become the top individual donor to a US university, his alma mater, by gifting it nearly $11 ... Read more...

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Basis of anticancer drug resistance in childhood leukaemia found


April 16th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 16 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital have found the basis of resistance provided by anticancer drug, methotrexate in childhood acute lymphoblastic ... Read more...

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Aspirin may not help prevent second stroke


February 26th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Aspirin doesnt help in preventing second stroke in 20 percent of the cases, say researchers.The study, led by Francis M. Gengo, Pharm.D., professor of neurology in the University ... Read more...

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