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Scientists developing safer, more effective contraceptive


September 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new contraceptive that is safer and lot more effective for women than current pills. Unlike "the pill" approved by the Food and ... Read more...

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Brain tells you whether to stay or go while foraging


June 7th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Every creature that forages for food decides at some point that the food source it is working on is no richer than the rest of the ... Read more...

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Monkey jab may open way for HIV vaccine


May 12th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) A potential vaccine for non-human primates may eventually open the way for a vaccine against HIV, researchers say.A team led by Louis Picker, associate director of ... Read more...

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Birth control pills do not cause weight gain: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): According to a new research, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false.The study was conducted at the Oregon National Primate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Runaway’ development could compromise function of the aging brain


July 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): "Runaway" development in the brain is a potentially significant factor in age-related loss of function, found a new study.Researchers have now identified a gene regulatory link between changes ... Read more...

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Dieting alone won’t help you cut down flab


April 14th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Simply cutting down on calories won't help you reduce flab, says a new study. This appears to be due to a natural compensatory mechanism that reduces a person's ... Read more...

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Genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in bud


August 27th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers believe they have developed one of the first forms of genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in the bud. Specifically, the therapy would counteract diseases inherited by ... Read more...

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Gene breakthrough could banish inherited diseases


August 27th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have developed a new technique that could banish a host of crippling inherited diseases forever.The ... Read more...

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Monkeys, humans use common brain mechanism to recognize faces


June 26th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have shown for the first time that rhesus monkeys and humans share a specific perceptual mechanism, configural perception, for discriminating among the numerous faces they encounter daily. ... Read more...

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Targeting HIV in initial stages of infection may prevent virus from spreading


February 18th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study suggests that vaccines, which specifically target HIV in the initial stages of infection before it becomes a rapidly replicating, system-wide infection, may be a ... Read more...

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Serotonin genetic variation makes macaque monkeys, humans play safe


January 17th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A genetic variation in serotonin, a brain chemical, influences social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys, making them avoid risks or just play safe, a new study says. Humans ... Read more...

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Genetic variation that influences social behaviour in monkeys identified


January 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Scientists have found that a genetic variation involving the brain chemical serotonin influences the social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys. The finding attains significance as it may provide ... Read more...

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Microbicide vaginal gel prevents SHIV transmission in monkeys


July 27th, 2008 - 10:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Tulane University researchers claim to have successfully used vaginal gels containing the fusion inhibitory peptide T-1249 to protect rhesus macaque monkeys against vaginal transmission of multiple strains ... Read more...

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