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Single shot relieves pain in spinal injuries


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A single shot of Fibronectin, administered just after a spinal injury, can limit pain for eight months, according to new research.Fibronectin, a protein that exists naturally ... Read more...

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Cancer ‘roadmap’ could help fight resistance to targeted drug therapies


March 26th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists at UCLA have developed a "roadmap" of the complex signalling processes involved in cancer that could lead to new methods for diagnosing and overcoming drug resistance to ... Read more...

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Vitamin A plays key role in the human body


March 18th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have found that Vitamin A may play a more direct role than was previously known in certain physiological functions including sperm cell formation and the development of ... Read more...

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New discovery opens up novel strategy for combating malaria


March 9th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 09 (ANI): A group of researchers has discovered that a class of chemotherapy drugs originally designed to inhibit key signaling pathways in cancer cells also kills the parasite that causes ... Read more...

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Drug combo helps protect hearing


February 24th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a low-dose, two-drug cocktail that reduces hearing loss in mice when given before they are exposed ... Read more...

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Clue to ending chronic itching side effect of certain drugs discovered


February 9th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified two distinct neuronal signaling pathways activated by a topical cream used to treat a variety of skin diseases-one pathway produces the therapeutic benefit and the ... Read more...

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Mechanism involved in breast cancer’s spread to bone uncovered


February 4th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A team of Princeton University scientists has discovered a mechanism involved in breast cancer's spread to bone, which may lead to a new treatment for the disease.Cancer cells ... Read more...

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Courtship affects gene expression in flies


January 13th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that courtship behaviors may be far more influenced by genes than previously thought.Scientists from Texas made an important step toward understanding human mating ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint deadly brain tumor’s origin


January 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): A team of researchers have discovered the type of cell that is at the origin of brain tumors known as oligodendrogliomas, which are a type of glioma - ... Read more...

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17-year-old mystery of ’starvation hormone’ solved


December 27th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): A 17-year-old mystery about how the so-called 'starvation hormone' affects multiple biological systems, including preventing insulin sensitivity and promoting cell survival, may have been solved by the new ... Read more...

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Why humans are more sensitive than chimps to certain viruses


December 17th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists have found why humans are more sensitive to certain viruses compared to other primates.The greater susceptibility of humans to certain infectious diseases when compared to other primates ... Read more...

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New hope in the fight against melanoma


December 14th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope in the fight against melanoma, most aggressive form of skin cancer.This past summer saw a revolution in melanoma therapy. Patients whose melanoma lesions ... Read more...

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Stem cell advance paves way for novel treatments for brain diseases


December 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): University of Rochester scientists have developed a way to isolate neural stem cells from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision.It could be an important step toward developing new ... Read more...

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Cancer drugs offer new hope for Crohn’s disease and sarcoidosis


December 1st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study offers insight into a new treatment avenue for two painful inflammatory diseases: Crohn's sisease and sarcoidosis.While the loss of NOD2 increases the risk of ... Read more...

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Factor boosting leukemia’s aggressiveness identified


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified particular relationship that can promote aggressive leukemias and lymphomas.Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells survive and thrive not just by their own ... Read more...

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Genetic variants that cause asthma identified


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23 (ANI): An international study has discovered several genetic variants that substantially increase susceptibility to asthma.The study, which was co-ordinated by researchers from Imperial College London, was performed by the ... Read more...

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Discovery of key pathway interaction paves way for brain growth therapies


September 17th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): The two major types of signalling pathways activated during brain cell development-the epidermal growth factor receptor pathway and the Notch pathway-operate together to determine how many and which ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes use different odour sensors to track human prey


September 1st, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): Malaria mosquito apparently relies on a battery of different types of odour sensors to mediate its most critical behaviours, including how to choose and locate their blood-meal hosts, ... Read more...

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Drought-tolerant crops move closer to becoming reality


August 26th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have made a significant advance on the discovery last year by the University of California, Riverside's Sean Cutler of pyrabactin, a synthetic chemical that mimics a naturally ... Read more...

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New mechanism of memory formation discovered


August 26th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel mechanism that plays a critical role in the formation of long-term memory.The findings from researchers at the Florida campus of The Scripps ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on painkilling system in brain


August 25th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Repeated boosting of brain levels of one natural painkiller results in shutting down the brain cell receptors that respond to it, thereby killing its painkilling effect, according to ... Read more...

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Gene crucial for lifetime of memories discovered


August 19th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that a gene named Prox1 is a key player in normal development of a brain structure crucial for learning and memory and remains active throughout ... Read more...

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Pest’s spit ‘doubles spud production’


May 28th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A little spit may be more than enough to double the output of the world's fourth largest food crop, spud, claim researchers.The saliva of the Guatemalan potato moth ... Read more...

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Ear’s stress-response system protects against hearing loss


May 4th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A stress-response system within the cochlea mirrors the signaling pathways of the body's fight or flight response, a study has shown for the first time.Researchers have identified a ... Read more...

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Stress can make tumours grow bigger


April 13th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A new research suggests that hormones produced during periods of stress accelerate the growth of tumours.Chronic stress has recently been implicated as a factor that may increase the ... Read more...

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New approach for identifying smokers at highest lung cancer risk


April 8th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A new approach for identifying smokers at the highest risk for developing lung cancer has been discovered by scientists from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) in collaboration ... Read more...

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Growing new arteries could lead to ‘biological bypass’ for heart disease


March 9th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Yale School of Medicine researchers say they have found a new method of growing arteries that could lead to a 'biological bypass'-or a non-invasive way to treat coronary ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation linked to premature birth identified


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists from Division of Reproductive Sciences, part of the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, have identified a genetic mutation that leads to cellular and molecular ... Read more...

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Boffins identify ‘cross-talk’ mechanism that contributes to colorectal cancer


November 14th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists from University of Wisconsin-Madison School have identified what they call 'cross-talk' mechanism that appears to contribute to colorectal cancer.This molecular mechanism allows two powerful signalling pathways to ... Read more...

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A ’spoonful of sugar’ may reduce life expectancy


November 4th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): If a new study on worms is anything to go by, all the sugar in your diet could spell much more than obesity and type 2 diabetes ... Read more...

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Low cholesterol may cut risk for high-grade prostate cancer


November 4th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Men with low cholesterol levels are less likely to suffer from aggressive form of prostate cancer, say researchers.The study led by Johns Hopkins researchers showed that having ... Read more...

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Novel therapy may eradicate lung cancer


October 30th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center have suggested a novel therapeutic strategy that would completely eradicate lung cancer.Researchers Pier Paolo Scaglioni and Georgia Konstantinidou have shown that using ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drugs may help treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s


October 28th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A potential new function for anti-epileptic drugs in treating neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's has been discovered by US researchers.The study, published in BioMed Central's open ... Read more...

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Gene linked to fertility problems identified


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have identified a gene that might help explain fertility problems in humans.In females, fertility depends upon the growth of a follicle, a structure that ... Read more...

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Scientists discover key missing link in signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones


September 9th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology have discovered a key missing link in the so-called signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones.Many important signaling pathways are ... Read more...

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