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Deceased Steinmen to remain Nobel Laureate: Nobel foundation


October 4th, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 4 (IANS) Canadian-born cell biologist Ralph Steinman, who passed away three days before being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will remain as Nobel Laureate, the ... Read more...

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Nobel medicine laureate Steinman dead: Rockefeller University


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) The US' Rockefeller University said its Canadian-born cell biologist Ralph Steinman died three days before being awarded the Nobel Prize Monday as the Nobel committee was ... Read more...

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World forests capturing more carbon


June 7th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Forests are becoming larger carbon sinks thanks to higher density which has helped maintain regional carbon levels in the face of deforestation, according to the latest ... Read more...

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Anti-inflammatory drugs reduce effectiveness of antidepressants


April 26th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
These medicines taken for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disordersinclude ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen.The study was conducted by scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research atThe Rockefeller University, ... Read more...

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How interferon-induced genes launch antiviral defenses


April 11th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by scientists from Rockefeller University, for the first time has carried out a comprehensive, systematic evaluation of the antiviral activity of interferon-induced factors. ... Read more...

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Round-the-clock lifestyle affects metabolism, behaviour


February 28th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Our modern, round-the-clock lifestyle seems to derail metabolism, learning and behaviour in ways that we're just beginning to understand.Researchers led by Ilia Karatsoreos, postdoctoral scholar in Hatch Lab ... Read more...

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Stress can improve ordinary, unrelated memories: Study


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A team of neuroscientists has discovered that stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories.Their results could offer a pathway for addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related afflictions.Researchers ... Read more...

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The Nobel laureate who discovered his sister was actually his mum


December 12th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): A Nobel prize-winning geneticist who discovered that the woman whom he regarded his sister was actually his mother has now opened up about how he stumbled upon the ... Read more...

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Gene that prevents stem cells from turning cancerous identified


October 15th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A research from Rockefeller University has Identified a gene that can inhibit stem cells from developing into cancer.Having too many stem cells, or stem cells that live for ... Read more...

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Novel discoveries offer new ways to design HIV vaccine


September 30th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Paving a new way for designing AIDS vaccines, researchers have made novel discoveries about the immune defenses of rare HIV patients who produce antibodies that prevent infection.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Fountain of youth pill ‘to hit shelves by 2012′


September 24th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Its just a matter of two years that we would be able to add decades to our lives after a visit to the chemist shop- researchers have discovered ... Read more...

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Tuning cocaine addiction in mice


July 20th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): A new study has found that reducing the abundance of a set of microRNAs-small bits of genetic material that influence gene expression-reduces the urge for a cocaine fix ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly insect repellents identified


July 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Paving way for new environmental-friendly insect repellents, researchers have identified two compounds emitted by mosquito predators that make the mosquitoes less inclined to lay eggs in pools of ... Read more...

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Adult brain is continually modified by experience, finds study


June 16th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Experience shapes the brain's circuitry throughout adulthood, according to a new American study.The research, conducted by Rockefeller University scientists, will be published next week in the online, open ... Read more...

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Modified yellow fever vaccine may help fight malaria


June 12th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Researchers at The Rockefeller University have genetically transformed the yellow fever vaccine to prime the immune system to fend off the mosquito borne parasites that cause malaria.The researchers ... Read more...

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Abnormal blood clots linked to Alzheimer’s


June 10th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Abnormalities in the process of blood clot formation may contribute to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), new research suggests.The study advances our understanding of the link between ... Read more...

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Orlando Bloom struggled with dyslexia


June 4th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 4 (IANS) Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom has admitted that he struggled with dyslexia. The actor made his battle with dyslexia public at an event at the Child Mind Institute, Rockefeller ... Read more...

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Orlando Bloom struggles with dyslexia


June 4th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 4 (ANI): British actor Orlando Bloom has opened up about his previously undisclosed battle with dyslexia.During a talk at the Child Mind Institute with Dr. Harold Koplewicz, the 'Lord ... Read more...

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Food Fraud Puts FDA Under Pressure


March 31st, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, Mar 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Food articles are being mislabeled and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is facing huge pressure from all major retailers who gave been ... Read more...

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Many adult diseases sprout in poverty


February 27th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) The roots of many adult diseases lie in poverty and other burdens on the socially disadvantaged, says a new study. Rockefeller University's Bruce S. McEwen, self-styled molecular sociologist, highlighted ... Read more...

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Gene with role in premenstrual disorder identified


February 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists at Rockefeller University say they have identified a gene that is a strong candidate for involvement in premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and other problems associated with the ... Read more...

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New study provides vital clues to cause of mental retardation


January 17th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): A new study conducted on mice has shed light on the cause of mental retardation.Rockefeller University researchers suggest that developing neurons don't just need the right genes to ... Read more...

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Leptin-controlled gene may help control diabetes


January 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has found that fat hormone leptin might help control diabetes.The researchers found that the hormone controls the activity of a gene known as IGFBP2 in ... Read more...

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High fat diet ‘ups inflammation in the colon’: Mouse study


January 3rd, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Studies have previously established a link between colorectal cancer and a diet high in fat and low in fiber, vitamin D and calcium. Now, in a new research, ... Read more...

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Antiviral ‘leash’ to tame HIV


October 30th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): An antiviral protein produced by the immune system, dubbed tetherin, tames HIV and other viruses by literally putting them on a leash, to prevent their escape from infected ... Read more...

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Learn how to ’speak’ from songbird genes


September 30th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) The ability to manipulate songbird genes may yield secrets of vocal learning and how nerve cells (neurons) are replaced. For the first time, researchers have devised a way to ... Read more...

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How anthrax bacteria survive dormant stage


August 12th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that anthrax bacteria take the help of small viruses to stay alive when in dormant state.The research team at Rockefeller University have found ... Read more...

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Songbirds’ cries for food first sign of vocal learning


July 27th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Only a handful of social animals -- songbirds, some marine mammals, bats and humans -- learn to actively style their vocal communications. Babies, for instance, start by babbling, ... Read more...

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Hawking bestseller tops poll to launch Darwin Festival 2009


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): Stephen Hawking says he is 'flattered' by a Cambridge University poll voting "A Brief History of Time" as the publication most likely to have the same impact as ... Read more...

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Pooling technology, researchers study body’s anti-HIV antibodies


March 21st, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Some individuals are known to control HIV infection without medication as they produce antibodies that are able to neutralise diverse strains of the disease. Until now, however, scientists were ... Read more...

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Researchers for natural approach to HIV vaccine


March 16th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) For the past 25 years, researchers have tried and failed to develop an HIV vaccine, their entire focus being on a small number of engineered "super antibodies" to ... Read more...

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Natural antibodies may pave way for effective HIV vaccine


March 16th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): Scientists at The Rockefeller University say that they have identified a diverse team of antibodies in "slow-progressing" HIV patients, which can knock down the virus. Research leader Michel ... Read more...

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Novel monkey model for HIV developed


March 3rd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers from The Rockefeller University have successfully developed a monkey model with human version of the HIV virus.By altering just one gene in ... Read more...

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Brain scanning shows stress disrupts thinking in men


January 28th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): Scanning the brains of 20 male medical students preparing for their board exams, an American research team has found that stress disrupts human thinking. Bruce S. McEwen, ... Read more...

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Single letter in human genome linked with elevated cholesterol levels identified


January 5th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): A group of researchers claims to have identified a single letter in the human genome that points to the risk for high cholesterol. Led by Rockefeller University ... Read more...

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