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Obesity-high blood sugar combo creates pregnancy risks


April 12th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Overweight women with moderately elevated blood sugar are at a higher pregnancy risk than their obese counterparts with normal blood sugar or those who have gestational ... Read more...

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Food-borne bacteria causes difficult-to-treat heart infections


January 27th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that particular strains of a food-borne bacteria are able to invade the heart, leading to serious and difficult-to-treat heart infections.The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is commonly ... Read more...

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NASA’s Artemis mission to shed light on Moon’s space environment


October 28th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Two micro satellites launched into the Earth's orbit by NASA in 2007 have now been redirected towards new orbits around the Moon to study its space environment in ... Read more...

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Herschel Space Observatory sheds new light on how stars and galaxies are made


December 19th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 19 (ANI): The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a preview of the first science results from the Herschel Space Observatory, which would provide valuable new information about how stars ... Read more...

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New drug that aims to ’seek and destroy’ cancer identified


October 7th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A research team led by Indian origin scientist has developed a drug to "seek and destroy" common cancers such as breast, prostate, endometrial, pancreatic, ovarian, skin and testicular ... Read more...

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Prevailing wisdom ’scientists are press shy’ debunked


September 10th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): It is often said that scientists are press shy, and those who aren't, are mavericks. Now, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have debunked the theory.A survey of 1,200 researchers ... Read more...

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Common variation in a gene may lead to structural changes in the brain


August 18th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Common variations in a gene behind Retts Syndrome, autism, and mental retardation have been found to be linked with differences in brain structure in both healthy individuals and ... Read more...

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New treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia developed


July 7th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Australian and Canadian researchers have developed a new therapy that specifically targets cancer stem cells in acute myeloid leukaemia.The new treatment targets a protein, CD123, on the surface ... 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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Sleep apnea occurring during REM sleep linked to type 2 diabetes


June 16th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) episodes occurring during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is significantly associated with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.Principle investigator Kamran Mahmood, MD, ... Read more...

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Smoking ciggies may alter immune response in COPD exacerbations


April 7th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Smoking cigarettes is not the only risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it may also change the body's immune responses to bacteria that commonly cause exacerbations ... Read more...

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Kepler camera launched: Other “earths”, where are you?


March 7th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (DPA) NASA late Friday sent the Kepler satellite into Earth's orbit with instructions to search for extraterrestrial life on Earth-type planets orbiting other stars. The launch from Cape Canaveral in ... Read more...

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HIV virus can easily penetrate womens healthy genital tissue


December 17th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Men can transmit the Aids virus far more easily to women than previously believed, say researchers at Northwestern University, who found that the virus can travel through ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New enzyme behind cancer growth identified


December 4th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have discovered a new enzyme that seems to play a primary role in how cancer tumours expand and ... Read more...

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Obese women more impulsive than others


November 11th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Obese women tend to be more impulsive than their normal weight counterparts, according to a study.University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) researchers tested how obese and normal-weight men, women ... Read more...

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Obese women more impulsive than normal-weight counterparts


November 11th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Psychology has revealed that obese women display significantly weaker impulse control than ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on link between snoring and cognitive deficit in kids


October 7th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): Scientists at Cincinnati Children''s Hospital Medical Center say that blood pressure may be one of the factors due to which the severity of the cognitive deficit has ... Read more...

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Moderate subclinical hypothyroidism raises death risk


October 5th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new research suggests that people with moderate subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), a condition in which the thyroid is mildly underactive, are at an increased mortality risk.SCH indicated ... Read more...

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Wheezing infants with colds at 10-fold asthma risk in later life


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Infants who wheeze while suffering from common cold are at a ten-fold risk of developing asthma in later life, say researchers.The new study from University of Wisconsin ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher finds broccoli eases lung disease symptoms


September 13th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): A second helping of broccoli at dinner can prove beneficial for people with chronic breathing disorder known as COPD, says a new study led by an Indian-origin ... Read more...

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Super-fast laser may revolutionise corneal transplant surgery


July 8th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Initial results of a two-year pilot program being run at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center suggest that a super-fast and high-tech laser developed for use ... Read more...

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Scientist unravels metabolic properties of two deadly pathogens


May 19th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 19 (ANI): A scientist from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia Health System has unravelled the metabolic properties of two deadly pathogens, Leishmania major ... Read more...

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Researchers find new treatment for Hepatitis C


May 15th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found a new treatment for Hepatitis C.Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infectious disease that is caused by ... Read more...

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Scientists discover compound that prevents cancer in lab


May 14th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 14 (ANI): While researching new ways to stop the progression of cancer, scientists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have identified a compound that has the ... Read more...

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Metoprolol during surgery raises death and stroke risk


May 13th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
London, May 13 (ANI): A new study has revealed that although beta-blocker drugs might help prevent heart attacks during surgery, they do have a possibility of increasing the risk of death ... Read more...

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