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Liver’s role vital in regulating body clock


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) Jet setters, shift workers and even obese people stand to gain from a key discovery about the liver playing a vital role in managing the body's ... Read more...

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Pair of liver molecules could control diabetes


April 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Salk Institute researchers have discovered a pair of molecules that regulate the liver's production of glucose and could be the key to controlling diabetes. Controlling the ... Read more...

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Drug protects against fatality from extreme heat


January 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Help could be on the way for players or soldiers who are exposed to the risk of extreme heat sensitivity during practice sessions, thanks to a ... Read more...

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Found! Cells that drive brain’s adaptability


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 2 (IANS) Glia cells, derived from the Greek word for glue, hold the brain's neurons (cells) together and protect the cells that determine our thoughts and behaviours. ... Read more...

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Indian-American identifies ‘wake-up’ gene


September 30th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Wonder why you wake up in the morning effortlessly, even without the shrill alarm? A team led by Indian-American scientist, Satchidananda Panda, has identified a new ... Read more...

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Hidden DNA code more influential than our genes


September 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The "hidden" DNA code may be far more influential than our genes, passing down new biological traits more rapidly than previously thought.The study throws up the ... Read more...

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Strawberries can keep many diseases at bay


June 30th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) More than the apple, a strawberry a day could keep not just one doctor away, but an entire army of brain, hormone and cancer specialists.Fisetin is ... Read more...

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Scientists find binary switch that turns ‘aging process on and off’


February 17th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies have found that deactivation of a protein in roundworms increases their lifespan, most likely mediating the effects of calorie restriction.Previously, ... Read more...

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Scientists accidentally discover possible cure for hair loss


February 17th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): UCLA scientists may have found a possible solution to an age-old problem - hair loss.The researchers, along with the Veterans Administration that was investigating how stress affects gastrointestinal ... Read more...

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Memory’s master switch found


July 30th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Researchers at Tel Aviv University have found memory's master switch- GABA (?-Aminobutyric acid), a natural molecule that occurs in the brain, which could be the main factor in ... Read more...

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Power struggle between genetic master switches decides growth orientation in plants


March 1st, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): A new research has determined that the power struggle between genetic master switches in plants decides the fate of their stem cells and the orientation of their growth.Researchers ... Read more...

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‘Humanized’ mouse may offer liver disease treatments


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have generated a mouse with an almost complete human liver.The team, led by Salk Institute researchers, says this 'humanized' mouse is susceptible to human liver infections ... Read more...

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‘Holy Grail’ of regenerative medicine found?


November 4th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study of zebrafish has put scientists in the U.S. a step closer to unravelling the mechanism behind body part regeneration, a power possessed by some animals ... Read more...

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The first complete human epigenome mapped


October 15th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute have released the first study that maps a human epigenome, showing how the genome is regulated in developed cells.The study is the ... Read more...

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How do sensory signals make themselves heard?


September 24th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Whether we are awake or asleep, watch TV or close our eyes, waves of spontaneous nerve signals are bombarding our brains. Now, researchers have discovered a unique mechanism ... Read more...

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Researchers track how alcohol alters brain cells


June 29th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Alcohol's intoxicating effects are universally known, but its impact on brain activity remains shrouded in mystery. Now researchers have edged closer to unravelling how alcohol alters the way ... Read more...

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”Leaky” brain cells linked to ageing


January 24th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): As we age, the barrier between the nucleus and the rest of the brain cell grows leakier, says a new study, which claims that reversing this "leakiness" ... Read more...

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Researchers led by Indian American develop mouse model of brain cancer


January 5th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian American have developed a versatile mouse model of glioblastoma - the commonest of deadly brain cancers in humans. "Mouse models of human cancer ... Read more...

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Exercise mimicking pills - a threat to Beijing Olympics


August 1st, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 1 (ANI): With the Beijing Olympics just around the corner, theres a new threat looming over the Games two new undetectable drugs that could make all the difference ... Read more...

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Scientists find features of mammalian sleep in birds


June 27th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): American scientists have unearthed evidence of mammalian-like sleep in birds by studying zebra flinches.The study conducted by experts at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in ... Read more...

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Indian American honoured for cancer research


May 22nd, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 22 (IANS) A well-known Indian American cancer specialist has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research (AAISCR). Inder Verma, American Cancer ... Read more...

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Genetic switch can unlock secrets of cancer


April 21st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Researchers have mapped the genetic switches that will help open up ways to unlock the secrets of cancer and other diseases. These genetic switches are methylation points, numbering ... Read more...

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Molecular link between excessive nutrient levels, insulin resistance discovered


February 22nd, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by admin
London, February 22 (ANI): A long-missing molecular link between excessive nutrient levels and insulin resistance has been unearthed by scientists at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies.The researchers say that their ... Read more...

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Molecular switch that may treat chronic autoimmune disorders identified


December 14th, 2007 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 14 (ANI): A research has discovered a new and powerful molecular switch that manages the inflammatory response of the immune system, and may also lead to the discovery of ... Read more...

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