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‘Broken heart syndrome’ actually protects organ


June 29th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A condition that temporarily causes heart failure among those who experience severe stress might actually protect the organ from very high adrenaline levels, says a research.The ... Read more...

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Drug reverses damage caused by seizures: US study


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Researchers at Boston's Children's Hospital have detailed how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development. They have also showed in a rat model that it might be ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in lungs


January 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists at the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, have found a new therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in the lungs.They have found that blocking the activation ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may retard growth of cysts in polycystic kidney disease


November 12th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug usually used to treat diabetes may also retard the growth of fluid-filled cysts of the most common genetic disorder-polycystic kidney ... Read more...

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New study could lead to systems that target multiple disease pathways


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland have created an animal model that breaks through the limitations of current systems that target single disease pathways.The model ... Read more...

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Electronic circuits to ‘rewire brain connectivity post trauma’


September 28th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Kansas University Medical Centre researchers are developing microelectronic circuitry that could rewire brain connections that get damaged by trauma.Pedram Mohseni, and Randolph J. Nudo are trying to guide ... Read more...

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Scientists implant regenerated lung tissue in rats


June 25th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Scientists have successfully implanted engineered lung tissue in rats, raising hopes of regeneration of entire lungs for humans. Lung disease accounts for around 400,000 deaths each year in the ... Read more...

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Beer may prevent prostate cancer


December 9th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Here's an excuse for men to hit the pub - a new research suggests that a compound in beer may prevent prostate cancer.Tests showed that the ingredient, xanthohumol, ... Read more...

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Stress could increase breast cancer risk


December 8th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 8 (ANI): Social isolation and related stress could be a factor in increasing human breast cancer risk, says a study.Researchers at the University of Chicago based their study on a ... Read more...

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Migraine sufferers more vulnerable to hangover


October 19th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Migraine sufferers may be more vulnerable to an alcohol-induced headache after a night of drinking, according to researchers. Until now, studying the mechanism behind migraine and other forms ... Read more...

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Anti-diabetic effects of sodium tungstate unravelled


August 28th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Uncovering the molecular mechanisms of tungstate activity in diabetes, researchers have now identified the pathways through which sodium tungstate improves pancreatic function and beta cell proliferation.Led by Professor ... Read more...

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Gut hormone can lower sugar levels in diabetics


August 7th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 7 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found that a hormone in the human gut could be used to lower sugar levels in diabetics. Researchers of the Toronto General Research Institute and ... Read more...

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Compound used in BP drugs may benefit brain tumour patients


February 19th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers from at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Centre have found that a compound used in blood pressure medication may help prevent cognitive loss after radiation therapy ... Read more...

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Prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke can alter shape of heart


November 14th, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Heres another reason why you should stop smoking a new study from University of Illinois at Chicago has shown that prolonged exposure to cigarette can alter the ... Read more...

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Yeast protein may harbour cure for Parkinson’’s disease


August 15th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): A protein that yeast uses to protect itself from protein aggregation may harbour the cure for Parkinson disease (PD), says an international research team.The team, comprising ... Read more...

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How childhood experiences may influence social skills, ability to handle stress


July 30th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A team of psychologists has studied how childhood experiences influence a persons social skills and ability to handle stressful situations, using a rat model.Lead researcher Dr. Akaysha ... Read more...

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Viagra may help cancer-fighting drugs reach malignant brain tumours


July 29th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): In a new study using laboratory animals, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center''s Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute found that drugs commonly prescribed for erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra ... Read more...

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Cancer drug may help heart-lung disease patients


May 20th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A drug developed to fight cancer may prove effective in treating patients with heart-lung disease, says a new study.Researchers from the University of Chicago have suggested ... Read more...

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Slow growth as a fetus linked to type 2 diabetes in adulthood


May 9th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A new study from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia has revealed that slow growth as a fetus can cause type 2 diabetes in adulthood.The study led by Rebecca ... Read more...

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Researchers engineer cell tissue to repair nerve damage


February 29th, 2008 - 12:28 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Live human nerve cells can be patched on to a network for use in future transplants to repair damage to the nervous system, according to a study. "We ... Read more...

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Single change in protein could boost Parkinsons risk


February 27th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers at University of Florida Genetics Institute have found that a single change in a protein, commonly found in the brain, could be the deciding factor in whether ... Read more...

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First system of human nerve-cell tissue engineered


February 27th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that living human nerve cells can be engineered into a network that could one day be used for transplants to repair a damaged ... Read more...

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Gene therapy may successfully treat chronic pain


January 22nd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Chronic pain can be successfully treated with a novel targeted gene therapy, according to researchers in the Department of Medicine and Department of Neurosciences at Mount Sinai School ... Read more...

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Blood pressure drug Telmisartan may help prevent stroke


December 13th, 2007 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has found that the drug Telmisartan has the potential of preventing stroke.Telmisartan is a drug widely used to help control blood pressure, the new study ... Read more...

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Cough suppressant may treat dyskinesias in Parkinson’s patients


November 14th, 2007 - 10:16 am ICT by admin
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