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Measles virus is ‘the latest weapon against cancer’


January 13th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new discovery about the process by which measles invades cells has brought the dream of transforming the virus into a weapon against cancer one step closer to ... Read more...

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Speech centre embedded in much more complex brain than believed


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered several molecularly and cellularly different cortical areas in Broca's language region, the motor centre for speech-a finding that shows that our faculty of speech is ... Read more...

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Soy beans negatively affect sperm production


May 10th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Scientists in China have found that a naturally-occurring ingredient of soy beans, increasingly sold as substitutes for dairy-based food, interferes with a part of the male reproductive system ... Read more...

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How plants identify and block invading bacteria


March 4th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study is trying to understand how plants defend themselves from bacterial infections, which may help scientists understand how people and other animals could be better protected ... Read more...

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Aggression-promoting pheromone in flies discovered


December 7th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an aggression-promoting pheromone, specific chemicals used by a particular species to communicate and to control their behavior, in flies.The study, published in Nature, also identified ... Read more...

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Scientists discover key missing link in signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones


September 9th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology have discovered a key missing link in the so-called signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones.Many important signaling pathways are ... Read more...

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Critical weakness in deadly cancer that primarily strikes infants identified


August 17th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified the potential therapeutic target of neuroblastoma, a deadly cancer that primarily strikes infants.The researchers say ... Read more...

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Plant steroids more complex than those inside people


July 28th, 2008 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) Steroids boost plants just as they do humans, but the molecular signals that activate such genes in plant cells are a lot more complex than in human cells. ... Read more...

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Molecular mechanism behind onset of sun-induced skin cancer identified


May 16th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Researchers from University of Minnesota have identified a molecular mechanism that may explain the onset of sun-induced skin cancer.The researchers found that the point of entry for ... Read more...

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Short-term stress can impair memory and learning


March 12th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Leading a stress free life really is important, for researchers at the University of California, Irvine have found that short-term stress can affect memory and learning.Earlier research has ... Read more...

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Short-term stress can make us forgetful


March 12th, 2008 - 11:10 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 12 (IANS) Acute stress, even if lasting only a few hours, can affect our memory, according to a new study. Stress impairs communication to brain cells that have a role ... Read more...

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Scientists use nanomagnetic systems to control cellular signalling


January 9th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
London, January 9 (ANI): Experiments carried out by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston suggest that the nanotechnology may soon provide a non-invasive technique to control drug release in the body, and physiologic ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that steers nerve cells off course identified


November 24th, 2007 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene mutation in mice that causes growing neurons to lose direction after they have left the spinal ... Read more...

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