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SMART biochip can speedily detect flu virus


June 11th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) A new biochip - appropriately named SMART - can reliably and speedily detect the flu virus, can be carried in a first aid kit and can ... Read more...

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Possible new treatment strategies for pancreatic cancer found


March 4th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein that can be modified to improve the effectiveness of one of the most common drugs used to treat pancreatic cancer.The University of ... Read more...

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Diarrhea-causing bacteria turned into antiviral gene therapy agent


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): New studies conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could one day lead to anti-viral treatments that involve swallowing Salmonella bacteria, effectively using one bug to ... Read more...

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New technique to visualize gene expression in mammalian cells found


January 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have successfully visualized single molecules of naturally occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells.The breakthrough discovery achieved by the Albert Einstein ... Read more...

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Study of how certain genes are activated yields surprising discovery


December 6th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin boffin, may change the way scientists think about the way cellular processes are synchronized.Contrary to general assumption, genes that work with ... Read more...

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Micro-RNA decides malignancy of lung cancer


September 9th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): Micro-RNA is what determines the malignancy of lung cancer, found a new study.Professor Dr. Heike Allgayer, head of a Clinical Cooperation Unit of DKFZ and UMM, is an ... Read more...

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New process to ‘program’ cancer cell death created


September 8th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a fundamentally new approach to killing cancer cells.Niles Pierce at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has developed the process that uses small RNA ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil new method to heat water in ‘nano bathtubs’


July 31st, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists at the US Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in "nano bathtubs" ... Read more...

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Study examines gene that may hold key to reducing spread of oral cancer


July 24th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago has suggested that the spread of cancer cells in the tongue may be reduced if a gene that ... Read more...

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Gold nanorods may help attack H1N1, other flu viruses effectively


May 25th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University at Buffalo and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that future pandemics of seasonal flu, H1N1 and other drug-resistant viruses ... Read more...

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Scientists create RNA molecule that may shed light on origin of Earthly life


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have created an extremely small RNA molecule that can catalyze a key reaction needed to synthesize proteins, the building blocks of life, which could be a substantial ... Read more...

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Presence of ancient molecules in animals hints at early origin of tissues


February 2nd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that small RNA molecules that existed 600 million years ago are in animals alive today, thus providing a bigger picture of ... Read more...

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New targets for treatment of invasive breast cancer identified


August 20th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S have discovered new targets for the treatment of invasive breast cancer.A new study, led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular ... Read more...

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Two significant advances in treating lung cancer announced


August 9th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9 (ANI): Scientists in America have announced two significant advances in treating lung cancer.Dr. Glen Weiss, from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Scottsdale Healthcare, made the announcements ... Read more...

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Scientists discover active genes in the developing mammal brain


July 14th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Penn State scientists claim that they have for the first time used high-throughput sequencing to uncover active genes in developing brains.The researchers believe that their work provides ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist finds genetic switch that may help treat vascular diseases


July 6th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Taking a big leap towards finding a treatment of vascular diseases, a team led by an Indian-origin scientist at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) has discovered ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology helps treat sexually transmitted diseases


May 4th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) A breakthrough in the effective administration of potential anti-viral drugs could be the first step in developing new treatments for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). "We wanted to develop ... Read more...

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Scientists create nanoparticle to fight drug addiction


March 25th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Scientists at University at Buffalo (UB) have developed a nanoparticle that can silence a gene that triggers drug addiction. Boffins in UB''s Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene that plays key role in cancer


February 28th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 28 (ANI): Karolinska Institutet scientists have identified a gene that regulates the activity of another gene called p53, which protects against cancer. Writing about their work in the journal ... Read more...

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New mammalian genes that play roles in health, disease identified


February 2nd, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
London, February 2 (ANI): Scientists at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have announced the discovery of a vast new class of previously unrecognised ... Read more...

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Investigators still clueless about the origin of life: Expert


December 31st, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Did life on Earth arrive from outer space or evolve from spontaneous interaction of simple molecules dissolved in the lakes or oceans of the prebiotic world? "It ... Read more...

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How ancient organic molecules produced life?


December 19th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A simple experiment helped researchers provide some clues to one of biology's most complex questions: how ancient organic molecules came together to form the basis of life. It ... Read more...

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A simple fusion may shed light on how life evolved on earth


December 19th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): By conducting a simple fusion experiment, scientists have taken a major step towards answering one of biology''s most complex questions: how ancient organic molecules came together to ... 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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Nanoparticle containing drug that fights cancer genes developed


September 16th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists at Penn State College of Medicine have devised a safer and more effective way of targeting cancer-causing genes in cancer cells. They have administered nanoparticles filled with ... Read more...

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Bio-markers pave way for new diagnostic tool


September 4th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Serum microRNAs can serve as biomarkers for the detection of cancer and diabetes, potentially paving the way for a revolutionary non-invasive diagnostic tool. microRNAs or miRNAs are naturally ... Read more...

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Natural selection may not always produce the best organisms


July 18th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, US, has developed a new theory, which suggests that natural selection may not always produce the ... Read more...

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Researchers get closer to finding influenza virus Achilles heel


May 5th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): Researchers have created a high-resolution image of a key protein that enables influenza virus to multiply by hijacking the host cell protein production machinery.The researchers behind ... Read more...

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RNA study sheds new light on damaging plant infections


April 22nd, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Ohio State University scientists have come up with an experimental approach that may facilitate the identification of specific structural parts of a viroid, pathogens that can kill ... Read more...

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Molecular switch that turn off genes in rice identified


April 10th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 10 (ANI): University of Delaware researchers have announced the discovery of a micro-switch which can turn off genes in rice, the primary source of food for more than half ... Read more...

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Tiny RNA strand that helps skin cells protect body from bacteria, cancer uncovered


March 3rd, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Researchers at Rockefeller University conducted a series of experiments in mice and discovered a small RNA molecule that helps exposed skin cells protect the body from bacteria, dehydration ... Read more...

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Simple urine test beats PSA in detecting prostate cancer (Re-issue)


February 3rd, 2008 - 10:51 am ICT by admin
Washington, February 3 (ANI): An experimental, non-invasive biomarker test has shown promise to accurately detect prostate cancer, more than any other screening method currently in use, say researchers.Developed at the University ... Read more...

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Simple urine test beats PSA in detecting prostate cancer


February 2nd, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 2 (ANI): An experimental, non-invasive biomarker test has shown promise to accurately detect prostate cancer, more than any other screening method currently in use, say researchers.Developed at the University ... Read more...

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Molecules that could halt breast cancer spread identified


January 10th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Scientists have identified a handful of tiny ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules that suppress the spread of breast cancer to the lungs and bone.MicroRNAs are known to stall the ... Read more...

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