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Worms help study space travel’s impact on astronauts


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) A space flight by millions of microscopic worms could help overcome the numerous threats posed to human health by space travel.The Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) have ... Read more...

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Small molecules ‘could block cell proliferation in cancerous human tumor’


April 14th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist and his colleagues have identified three novel small molecules that interrupt a crucial cellular communication pathway that regulates many aspects of development and cancer.These ... Read more...

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‘Good cholesterol’ nanoparticles may help fight cancer


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): New research, including an Indian-origin boffin, suggests that 'good cholesterol' (High-density lipoprotein) can act as a special delivery vehicle of destruction for cancer.A research team, led by scientists ... Read more...

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Genes interact much like making friends on Facebook


March 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers have suggested genes interfere with each other in much the same manner that Facebook suggests friends.Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German ... Read more...

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New genes as vital to life as old ones


December 17th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Contrary to what most experts previously thought, genes do not have to be old to be vital for life. Even genes that evolved only one million years ago ... Read more...

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Tiny molecules that protect from dangers of sex identified


November 15th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene-silencing pathway that protects fungal genome from mutations imposed by a partner during mating.Pathogenic fungi have been found to protect themselves against unwanted genetic ... Read more...

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Cancer-promoting protein discovered (Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Canadian scientists have uncovered a new protein that blocks DNA damage in the cell and thus help spread various cancers, a breakthrough that could pave the way for ... Read more...

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Protein that promotes cancer found


August 21st, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Australian scientists have uncovered a new protein that blocks DNA damage in the cell and thus help spread various cancers, a breakthrough that could pave the way for ... Read more...

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Key target molecule for Alzheimer’s therapy identified


July 31st, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Alzheimer patients have high accumulations of the beta-amyloid - appearing in the form of plaques - in their brain. The precursors of these plaques are thought to be ... Read more...

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Soon, drug ’smart bomb’ to destroy cancer


July 5th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 5 (ANI): Aussie researchers along with Indian scientists are developing "smart bomb" drug delivery system which will search and destroy cancer cells within the body.It will also have fewer side-effects ... Read more...

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Key to individualized cancer therapy via gene silencing found


May 27th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): In a breakthrough research, scientists at the McGill University, Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a small segment of a protein that interacts with RNA can control the ... Read more...

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Why schizophrenia symptoms emerge in young adulthood


February 26th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers led by Johns Hopkins claim to have identified the mechanisms rooted in two anatomical brain abnormalities that may explain the onset of schizophrenia and the reason symptoms ... Read more...

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Gene-based stem cell therapy may help treat HIV-infected individuals


February 26th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists have successfully removed CCR5 - a cell receptor to which HIV-1 binds for infection but which the human body does not need - from human cells.Individuals ... Read more...

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New discovery may help overcome taxane resistance in cancer


January 27th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists at Children's Hospital Boston have discovered a protein involved in taxane resistance, a group of cancer drugs that includes paclitaxel (Taxol) and docetaxel (Taxotere) and have become ... Read more...

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Now, single jab that could prevent blindness


October 13th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A single jab can now prevent people from losing their vision, thanks to researchers at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, who have developed a new method to inject drug ... Read more...

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Gene that regulates breast cancer metastasis identified


October 6th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Wistar Institute scientists have identified a gene called KLF17, which appears to be involved in the spread of breast cancer throughout the body."Identifying the gene that suppresses the ... Read more...

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Gene critical to cancer cell survival identified


October 6th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): University of York researchersclaim to have identified a gene that appears to play a crucial role in cancer cell survival.They have used a process called RNA interference to ... Read more...

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How gene defects may contribute to mitochondrial diseases


September 25th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have gained significant insights into how mitochondrial gene defects impair respiration, and other major life functions.Marni J. Falk and her ... Read more...

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Novel way to block growth of human colon cancer cells


August 27th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists in Switzerland have discovered a novel way to inhibit the growth of human colon cancer cells and preventing the disease from reaching advanced stages and the development ... Read more...

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Possible genetic link behind schizophrenia identified


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A gene called Disc1 (Disrupted-In-Schizophrenia 1) may be responsible for causing Schizophrenia, according to two new studies.Led by Dr. Jill Morris and colleagues at Northwestern University's Feinberg School ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on mutations in genetic pathways that extend lifespan in animals


June 8th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): A study conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has shown that certain genetic mutations, which extend the lifespan of the C. elegans roundworm, induce "mortal" ... Read more...

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New drug delivery system may shut down tumour-causing genes


June 5th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Researchers have developed a way to deliver drugs which can shut down cancer-causing genes in tumour cells while sparing normal healthy tissues. For instance, while cervical cancer vaccines, ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic targets to fight dengue fever identified


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have identified potential therapeutic targets to fight dengue fever.By painstakingly silencing genes one at a time, they have identified dozens of proteins ... Read more...

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Scientists identify protein that helps dengue virus grow


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) By silencing genes one by one, scientists have identified dozens of proteins that help the dengue fever virus to grow and spread among mosquitoes and humans. The ... Read more...

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Gene therapy may treat obesity


March 10th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Alarmed by the rise in obesity, researchers are examining the possibility of injecting a gene directly into one of the critical feeding and weight control centres of the ... Read more...

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Gene therapy to pave way for safer, effective obesity treatment


March 10th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Centre have discovered that a particular gene, BDNF, can pave the way for promising new treatment for obesity that is ... Read more...

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How mosquitoes survive dengue infection


February 13th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study from Colorado State University sheds light on how mosquitoes, which transmit deadly viruses such as dengue, can survive the infection that kills humans.The researchers ... Read more...

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New gene silencing platform developed to cure RNAi-resistant diseases


February 9th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Taking a step beyond RNA interference (RNAi), scientists have now developed a novel gene silencing platform that may enable the development and discovery of a new class ... Read more...

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Superbug ”condom” may prevent spread of drug resistance


December 20th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, have identified a novel way to block the development of drug resistance in hospital superbugs.They suggest that these potentially deadly ... Read more...

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Enzyme behind muscular dystrophy unveiled


December 9th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 9 (ANI): Scientists at an American research institute claim that they have been successful in reversing the impact of a mutation in the gene coding the protein dystrophin, known ... Read more...

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Novel molecule that mounts two-pronged attack on skin cancer identified


November 3rd, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A novel designer molecule, created by researchers at the University of Bonn, can attack malignant melanoma via two completely different routes. In the first route, the substance makes ... Read more...

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Molecule programmed to deal double blow to cancer cells


November 3rd, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Researchers have designed a molecule that tackles malignant cancer cells in mice with a two-pronged attack. The 'designer' molecule is similar to components of viruses and in this ... Read more...

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Key to aggressive breast cancer identified


October 31st, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Researchers at UC Davis Cancer Center have discovered that the HER2 gene itself is the key behind the aggressiveness of HER2-positive breast cancer. They found that HER2 ... Read more...

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Gene linked to colon cancer identified


September 15th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have established a link between a previously unsuspected gene and colon cancer. The scientists identified the CDK8 gene with the help of new ... Read more...

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Gene causing colon cancer identified


September 15th, 2008 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Sophisticated new tools have helped identify an unsuspected gene behind colon cancer, according to a study. As these tools are refined, more such cancer genes are expected to ... Read more...

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