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New test detects growth hormone doping


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A new test, developed by three universities, can successfully detect growth hormone doping in sporting events.On Sep 8, the International Paralympic Committee had announced a ... Read more...

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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 technology may free diabetics from daily injections


August 14th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A new technology could free diabetics and cancer patients from the daily necessity of painful routine injections by releasing the required drug dosage over six months.University ... Read more...

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New insights into cancer formation


July 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered an important step in healthy tissue formation - signals that cause proteins to form the glue that binds cells into tissues but may ... Read more...

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Modified bug knocks out malaria parasite


July 17th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Scientists are using a modified mosquito bug to knock out the deadliest malaria parasite, present in the insect's gut, by 98 percent.The bug, Pantoea agglomerans, was ... Read more...

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‘Older bees provide clues to fighting dementia’


July 5th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Surprisingly, older honey bees can reverse brain aging or dementia when they take on nest responsibilities handled by much younger bees, according to scientists from a ... Read more...

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A breakthrough in Alzhemier’s or Parkinson’s treatment?


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Injecting a protein into the brain could protect its nerve cells from prion disease, a condition which causes the brain to wither away, says a new ... Read more...

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Gene that makes men aggressive found


March 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) The "macho" gene which makes men behave more aggressively than women under stress has been discovered.They say this one gene could explain why men have a ... Read more...

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New mapping tool pinpoints cancer hotspots


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) A new mapping tool simplifies cancer detection by pinpointing genetic information that may be linked with cancer hotspots, a study reveals.A research team, led by Thomas ... Read more...

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Time factor in risk of getting infection


February 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The time of the day could be an important factor in the risk of getting an infection, BBC reported Monday.US researchers showed how a protein in ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drugs may have serious side-effects


February 20th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Drugs for Alzheimer's disease currently undergoing clinical trials may have adverse side-effects, warns a new study.The drugs could act like a bad electrician, causing neurons (nerve ... Read more...

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Mexico rolls out supercomputer


January 27th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists inaugurated Latin America's No. 2 supercomputer by size and speed, with the ability to process 24.9 trillion operations per second, authorities said.The computer, ... Read more...

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Scientists crack protein code of killer parasite


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers have cracked the protein code of a malaria parasite that killed 655,000 people in 2010.The protein is an enzyme that Plasmodium falciparum - the protozoan ... Read more...

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Scientist unravels how HIV hijacks body defences


January 1st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) An American scientist has unravelled how the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) appropriates the body's own defences to promote AIDS, a discovery that could help curb its ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist to be honoured with knighthood


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for chemistry, will be honoured with knighthood in 2012.Venkatraman works as a biologist at the ... Read more...

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Drugs checkmating cancer may combat resistant bugs


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 23 (IANS) Drugs that checkmate cancer could also combat pathogens that have become highly resistant to antibiotics - a problem spreading globally. "Our study found that certain proteins, ... Read more...

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Discovery to help minimise drugs’ side-effects


December 21st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A missing link between the body's bio-clock and sugar metabolism may help avoid the serious side-effects of drugs used in treating asthma, allergies and arthritis, reveals ... Read more...

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Cuban cancer vaccine to be tested in Britain


November 28th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) A therapeutic vaccine for advanced lung cancer, which was created by scientists at Cuba's Centre for Molecular Immunology, will be tested in Britain.The medication, which was ... Read more...

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Avoid keeping meat in fridge: Pakistani expert


November 13th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 13 (IANS) People should avoid keeping meat in refrigerators for over 10 days as such a practice destroys the proteins and affects its hygiene, which could cause food ... Read more...

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Fewer calories spell longer life, protection from diabetes


November 1st, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Consuming fewer calories can benefit you in a number of ways -- it can slow down ageing and keep at bay cancer and type 2 diabetes ... Read more...

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Found! Hormone that makes you pile on pounds


October 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) A hormone like leptin could hold the key to why and how people pile on pounds.Our bodies secrete leptin in response to increasing fat deposits, said ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate protein that sculpts memory


September 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Altering tiny amounts of a protein in specific parts of the brains of mammals can profoundly affect learning and memory, says a new study. The protein, ... Read more...

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This is it - women’s immunity gene!


September 28th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Women can thank a single gene for enjoying better immunity and health than their male counterparts, new research says.The research, led by Claude Libert from Ghent ... Read more...

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Bat’s saliva to cure stroke victims


September 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) The saliva of vampire bats, which feed on blood, can save lives of stroke victims, new research shows.The saliva has a compound that can thin blood ... Read more...

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Biocomputer kills cancer cells, spares healthy ones


September 4th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have designed a biocomputer which can identify and kill cancer cells without harming the healthy ones.Biocomputers use biologically derived materials such as DNA or proteins ... 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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New hope for cancer cure


July 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) British scientists have found a new way of killing cancer cells, a media report said Friday.The study not only sheds light on why some people fail ... Read more...

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Parents can transmit stress to children


June 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Believe it or not -- our parents could have transmitted to us some of the stress we experience."There has been a big discussion about whether the ... Read more...

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Molecular glue to impart cutting edge to chemotherapy


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 23 (IANS) When you drop a cake of soap into a sink full of greasy water, the grease recoils and retreats to the edges of the sink.Now, what ... Read more...

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China cows produce milk like human breast milk


June 16th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Chinese scientists claim to have produced genetically modified cows whose milk could be a substitute for human breast milk.Researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect cancers early


June 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A simple urine test can help detect cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas much earlier than existing procedures.Researchers have identified key proteins in the urine ... Read more...

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Drugs to cure breast cancer could be available in 5 years


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 04 (ANI): British scientists have identified three key breast cancer genes in a breakthrough likened to finding gold in Trafalgar Square.The discovery could save thousands of lives a year by ... Read more...

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Soon, a pill to keep stress at bay!


April 21st, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): A breakthrough by researchers at Leicester University may lead to the development of a pill that will beat stress.Scientists have worked out the brain chemistry that turns a ... 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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Chinese shops to offer ‘human breast milk’ in 2 years


April 15th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 15 (ANI): In two years, Chinese market will be selling dairy products that will be produced by genetically modified cattle and would contain most of the nutrients as in ... Read more...

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