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Pak businessman is Delhi’s first marrow transplant case from unrelated donor


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Abdul Samad, 36-year-old businessman from Pakistan, has doctors in the national capital and a donor from Germany to thank for a fresh lease of life.A ... Read more...

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Gene linked with vitamin B12 deficiency found


August 27th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 27 (IANS) Vitamin B12 is vital for healthy functioning of our nervous system, but some people who suffer from its deficiency because of a rare genetic disorder, develop ... Read more...

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Scientists closer to developing anti-malaria shot


August 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Australian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the quest for a vaccine against malaria, which snuffs out a million lives every year, particularly of children.The ... Read more...

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New way to inject oxygen excites medical science


June 30th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A new way of administering oxygen into blood, that could allow people to stay alive without breathing, has been discovered.The amazing breakthrough could change medical science ... Read more...

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Long-term pesticide exposure is harmful: STM study


June 20th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Long-time exposure to pesticides via inhalation may cause moderate to severe blood toxicity and reduction in the total number of bone marrow cells, leading to several ... Read more...

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Blood hormone Epo boosts motivation


June 12th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 12 (IANS) Blood hormone Epo has a performance-boosting effect on the brain shortly after being injected as it improves oxygen transport in blood. As Epo also increases ... Read more...

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Harry Potter’s idea inspires rapid blood test


May 7th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 7 (IANS) Inspired by J.K. Rowling, who authored the Harry Potter series, scientists have created a rapid new blood test that literally spells out a patient's blood type ... Read more...

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Awareness is key to prevent thalassemia


May 6th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) With more than 10,000 thalassemic children being born in India every year, experts believe that the largely incurable blood disorder can be easily prevented through ... Read more...

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World’s oldest blood found in 5,300-year-old body


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Scientists have discovered the world's oldest blood cells in the remains of a 5,300-year-old iceman found in Italy.The scientists found traces of blood around an arrow ... Read more...

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Scientists locate malaria parasites’ Achilles heal


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the ... Read more...

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Compound created to fight malaria-causing bug


April 5th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Research by a Yale University team has found a drug showing promise for neutralizing dangerous bacteria to prevent the malaria-causing parasite from growing, a statement ... Read more...

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Modified bone drug kills malaria parasite


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A modified osteoporosis drug may prove to be a boon in fighting malaria, which works at very low concentrations and has no side-effects. Osteoporosis is the ... Read more...

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Low levels of Omega fatty acids weaken memory


February 28th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients found in fish -- may weaken memory and also accelerate brain ageing, says a new study."People with lower ... Read more...

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Fugates: Blue-skinned people of Kentucky


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kentucky, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As rare as it may seem, blue-skinned people are not only found in the books and sci-fi movies – they are real as well. Though very rare ... Read more...

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First vaccine against kala azar ready for trial


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) The first ever vaccine to prevent kala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the world's second largest parasitic killer after malaria, is entering dual clinical trials in ... Read more...

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Breakthrough may pave way for new malaria drugs


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Researchers have shown how the malaria parasite can survive in a type of white blood cell in the spleen -- a breakthrough that could lead to ... Read more...

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Key blood component produced from GM rice


November 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Blood donation may be a thing of the past as scientists have successfully engineered a rice plant to produce a key blood component.The protein, extracted from ... Read more...

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Copper effective against new E. coli strains


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) The Escherichia coli (E-coli) outbreak in Germany shows that it is a strain seen for the first time, according to the World Health Organisation.However, the latest ... Read more...

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Old blood or new? New technique can tell


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Old blood used in transfusions can have serious side effects. But now a technique can tell the difference between new and old red blood cells, providing ... Read more...

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Low Vitamin D in kids linked to anaemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Paediatricians have discovered a link between low levels of Vitamin D and anaemia in children.Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center looked at data from the blood ... Read more...

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Kids with low vitamin D levels more susceptible to anemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that low vitamin D levels in kids may cause anemia, a severe condition of which leads to damage of vital organs by depriving ... Read more...

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How sickle haemoglobin protects against malaria


April 29th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A study has unravelled the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell haemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection.The study was conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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EPO doping ‘can cut cerebral malaria related deaths’


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): EPO- the doping drug known from professional cycling- can significantly reduce cerebral malaria related deaths, according to the researchers at the University of Copenhagen.When more than 700,000 people ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to screen students for sickle cell anaemia


April 6th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said it would screen school students and their mothers for sickle cell anaemia in a bid to check the increasing incidence of the disease ... Read more...

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Under the radar tick diseases spreading across the US


March 12th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Incidence of babesiosis has increased in the United States dramatically. Babesiosis is a potentially deadly parasitic disease.The parasite that causes the disease lives in the red ... Read more...

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‘Universal blood’ could replace blood grouping


March 10th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have taken an 'important step' toward the development of a universal blood product that would eliminate the need to 'type' blood to match donor and recipient before ... Read more...

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Universal blood could make blood grouping redundant


March 10th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 10 (IANS) Scientists are developing a universal blood product that would do away with the necessity of matching blood groups before transfusion.Maryam Tabrizian and colleagues from McGill University ... Read more...

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New way found to kill malaria parasite


March 9th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) A class of chemotherapy drugs designed to block signalling pathways in cancer cells also kills the parasite that causes malaria, opening up a whole new way ... Read more...

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New discovery opens up novel strategy for combating malaria


March 9th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 09 (ANI): A group of researchers has discovered that a class of chemotherapy drugs originally designed to inhibit key signaling pathways in cancer cells also kills the parasite that causes ... Read more...

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Dispersing fungal spores over water kills malaria mosquito larvae


February 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new research presents a method of dispersing pathogenic fungi as a means of preventing the spread of malaria.Malaria is spread by mosquitoes which breed in open water ... Read more...

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Human medication can be unsafe for pets


February 20th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): When you have a stuffy nose, an aching back or an upset stomach, you reach for over-the-counter medicines to ease the discomfort.But what do you do when your ... Read more...

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Carbon monoxide can kill in minutes


February 14th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Beware -- carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can kill in minutes without warning, as the gas happens to be colourless and odourless. The gas binds to red blood cells, ... Read more...

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Our body clock unchanged for millions of years


January 28th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) The inner clock that regulates the behaviour of all life forms has existed for millions of years - unchanged.The finding could shed light on a range of human ... Read more...

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Mechanism that controls 24-hour clock of all forms of life discovered


January 27th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life from human cells to algae.Not only does the research provide important insight ... Read more...

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Malaria parasites caught in act of invading cells


January 20th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Scientists relying on new imaging technologies have for the first time caught malaria parasites in the act of invading red blood cells (RBCs). Researchers from the Walter and ... Read more...

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