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Scientists pinpoint brain receptor linked with rage


June 20th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified a brain receptor, an enzyme monoamine oxidase A, whose malfunctioning can trigger sudden violence, explosive outbursts and hostile overraction to stress in mice. ... Read more...

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Caffeine-exercise combo protects against skin cancer


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) A caffeine-exercise combo may be able to ward off skin cancer caused by exposure to sunlight, a study reveals."We found that this combination treatment can decrease ... Read more...

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Websites selling statins sketchy in details


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Most websites advertising statins for sale contain rather sketchy information relevant to safe use of the medicine and side-effects, reveals a study. The study led by ... Read more...

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IDDCR joins hands with Temple University


July 8th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) International Drug Discovery and Clinical Research (IDDCR) and Temple University's School of Pharmacy (TUSP) Thursday announced that they have joined hands to offer global certificate programmes ... Read more...

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A painless, needle-free test for premature babies soon


April 14th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) A new needle-free test will soon take the pain out of testing medicines in premature babies.The research will not only lead to greater accuracy in prescribing, ... Read more...

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Scientists find new way to ’starve’ cancer cells


April 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new treatment for cancer which rather than attacking tumours directly, prevents the growth of new blood vessels in tumours, starving them of oxygen and ... Read more...

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New colon cancer marker identified


March 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Colorado Cancer Center have identified an enzyme that could be used to diagnose colon cancer earlier.It is possible that this enzyme also ... Read more...

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L’Oreal to award scholarships to woman students


March 4th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Global cosmetics giant L'Oreal's Indian subsidiary Thursday said that it was extending its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of sponsoring women science students to the ... Read more...

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Gene to sabotage breast cancer cells


February 28th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A designer gene delivered directly into breast cancer cells causes these to self-destruct -- thanks to a scientist's pioneering work. Helen McCarthy from Queen's School of Pharmacy, Belfast ... Read more...

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Artificial kidney made by Indian American awaits human trials (With images)


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) A coffee cup sized implantable artificial kidney being developed by a US researcher of Indian origin, is awaiting animal and human trials to bring affordable treatment ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering statins ‘kill bacteria’


November 18th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A recent clinical research suggests that statins, widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, can reduce the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Smoking ban leads to major decrease in maternal smoking, pre-term births


November 11th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study revealed that strong smoke-free policies can improve foetal outcomes by significantly reducing the prevalence of maternal smoking.Researchers from the University of Colorado School of ... Read more...

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TB-drugome may pave way for anti-TB drug discovery


November 9th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new research has discovered that one-third of the drugs examined have the potential to be repurposed to treat tuberculosis and many currently unexploited M. tuberculosis proteins could ... Read more...

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Misfolding neural proteins linked with autism


September 13th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein is associated with autism spectrum disorder, international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Misfolded neural proteins linked to autism disorders identified


September 11th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein due to gene mutation may lead to autism spectrum disorders.An international team, led by researchers ... Read more...

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‘Jailbreak’ bacteria can cause heart disease


September 6th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): Researchers have found that plaque-causing bacteria can jailbreak from the mouth into the bloodstream and increase your risk of heart attack.Professor Howard Jenkinson, from the University of Bristol ... Read more...

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First clinical trials on potent new hepatitis C drug successfully completed


September 4th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): Scientists have successfully completed the first clinical trials on a new investigational drug being developed to treat infections caused by Hepatitis C virus.INX-189, which is still in the ... Read more...

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Trials begin on potent new Hepatitis C drug


May 15th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Clinical trials have begun on a potent new drug which is being developed to treat infections caused by the Hepatitis C virus. Approximately 170 million people worldwide are ... Read more...

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Trials start on potent new hepatitis C drug


May 15th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Scientists have launched the first clinical trials on a new investigational drug, discovered by researchers at Cardiff University, which is being developed to treat infections caused by Hepatitis ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology approach may fight problems linked to chemo


February 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists have developed a nanotechnology approach that potentially could eliminate the problems of side effects and drug resistance in the treatment of cancer.Under traditional chemotherapy, cancer cells, ... Read more...

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How bacteria talk to one another


November 9th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, San Diego claim to have uncovered a mechanism that explains how bacteria interact with each other - a finding that would lead to ... Read more...

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Novel optimised inhaler mouthpiece facilitates more effective drug delivery


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A newly developed optimised mouthpiece design can aid efficient drug delivery to the lungs by reducing the amount of medication wasted as it passes through the mouthpiece of ... Read more...

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Scientists identify how meningitis bacteria invade the brain


August 19th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered that a specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows the bacteria to leave the bloodstream and enter the ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s medications may help treat extreme drug-resistant TB


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Two drugs that are commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease have been found to be effective in treating extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis, say researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Novel discovery may lead to improved oral anti-diabetic drugs


June 16th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Scientists from Hebrew University of Jerusalem claim to have identified a potential target that would help in development of novel oral drugs to control blood glucose levels in ... Read more...

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Soon, ‘essence of maggot’ ointment to heal wounds faster


June 4th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Ointments and bandages infused with essence of maggot could help speed up wound healing, say researchers.Hundreds of years ago battlefield medics noticed that bloody wounds infested with ... Read more...

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Cutting down calories does not prolong life, warns Indian American scientist


January 24th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Cutting down on calories may reduce weight, but it does not necessarily increase one's life span, warns an Indian American expert. "Today there are a lot of very ... Read more...

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Eating less may not extend life of lean people


January 23rd, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Caloric restriction may not be a universally beneficial anti-aging strategy, as commonly believed, according to a new study in mice.Researchers said that the anti-aging strategy known as ... Read more...

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Popular breast cancer drug could make disease more aggressive


December 4th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): For some women, a leading breast cancer drug, called Tamoxifen, could make the disease more aggressive, according to scientists.Considered as a gold standard" for breast cancer ... Read more...

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Stress during pregnancy may have adverse impact on offspring


October 28th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Stress during pregnancy can have an adverse impact on offspring, leading to slow development, learning and attention difficulties and even autism, say researchers.It can also cause developmental ... Read more...

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Saliva test may predict if a drug dose can cause you side effects


October 24th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): Scientists at Temple Universitys School of Pharmacy are studying whether it is possible to foresee any side effects a particular dose of a medicine can have on ... Read more...

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Scientists can now see their nanotechnology creations


August 14th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): An interuniversity research team has devised a technique that can enable nanotechnology scientists to see and examine tiny materials they create. Experts from the University of Liverpool, ... Read more...

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How ”flesh-eating” bacteria invade body’’s immune system


August 14th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A new study has found that ''flesh-eating'' or ''Strep'' bacteria are able to survive and spread in the body by degrading a key immune defense molecule. According to ... Read more...

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Prescription drugs that up the risk of elderly patients falling enlisted


July 10th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have enlisted prescription drugs that raise the risk of elderly patients taking a tumble."Falls are the leading ... Read more...

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Indian American gives $11 mn to US varsity


June 14th, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Parveen Chopra New York, June 14 (IANS) An Indian American, a native of Amritsar, has become the top individual donor to a US university, his alma mater, by gifting it nearly $11 ... Read more...

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