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Fish a day keeps diabetes away


November 13th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) The dietary habits of the Spanish population suggest that eating fish is a good way of keeping diabetes at bay.University of Valencia's Mercedes Sotos Prieto, who ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘elixir of life’


October 6th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): An 'elixir of life' cocktail that could increase life expectancy has been created by scientists.A new study has found that when mice are given drinking water laced with ... Read more...

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Muscle wasting in cancer also damages the heart: Study


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): New research in mice suggests that the wasting disease associated with some cancers that is typically seen affecting skeletal muscles can also cause significant damage to the heart.Before ... Read more...

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Spinal muscular atrophy may also affect patient’s heart


August 12th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A new study suggests that it may be important to monitor heart function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) along with skeletal muscles.The study, conducted by Nationwide ... Read more...

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Scientists look to control obesity by burning more calories


January 6th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): New research by scientists from the Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa suggests that obesity may be kept under check by increasing the number of calories burnt ... Read more...

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‘Consciousness is brain’s Wi-Fi network’


October 1st, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Your fingers start to burn after picking up a hot plate; should you drop the plate or save your meal? New research suggests it is your consciousness that ... Read more...

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Consciousness is the brain’s Wi-Fi


October 1st, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Our consciousness resolves many of ours dilemmas by serving as the brain's Wi-Fi network, mediating competing requests from different parts of the body, suggests a new study.Published in ... Read more...

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Common pain reliever may help prevent age-related muscle loss, other conditions


September 24th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Marshall University researchers in the US say that age-associated muscle loss and other conditions may be prevented with the use of the common pain reliever acetaminophen.Lead researcher ... Read more...

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Light therapy may help treat Parkinson’s disease


June 23rd, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study from the University of Virginia Health System has shown that low level light therapy (LLLT) could help treat patients with Parkinson's disease.The in vitro study, ... Read more...

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Novel discovery could help in early identification of muscular dystrophy


June 17th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): In a novel study, British scientists have traced the origin of two of the most common and potentially fatal muscular dystrophy to its prenatal roots.The research team from ... 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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Sleep apnea occurring during REM sleep linked to type 2 diabetes


June 16th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) episodes occurring during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is significantly associated with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.Principle investigator Kamran Mahmood, MD, ... Read more...

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Heart protein helps save skeletal muscles


May 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that a heart muscle protein can compensate for its missing skeletal muscle counterpart to give mice suffering from muscular disease an active life.It ... Read more...

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Cure found for muscle disease that kills millions of kids


May 26th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) Scientists have cured mice of a devastating muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome (FBS) - a breakthrough that could ultimately help thousands of children globally. A Western ... Read more...

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Astronauts need more intense workouts to maintain muscle fitness in space


April 3rd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): A new study has suggested that astronauts need to modify their workouts to avoid extensive muscle loss during missions onboard the International Space Station (ISS).The research, sponsored by ... Read more...

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Astronauts need to work harder to maintain muscle fitness


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Astronauts may need to work harder to retain muscle mass, especially when they are working on board the International Space Station (ISS). The latest NASA-sponsored research from Ball State ... Read more...

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Blind mole rat may serve as living tumour in cancer research


March 5th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Studies on how blind mole rats survive very low oxygen environments can help win fight against cancer, say researchers. American and Israeli scientists from the Universities of ... Read more...

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Why don’t eye muscles get paralysed?


February 12th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have found out why eye muscles remain unaffected by paralysis. The finding potentially opens the way to improved treatments of paralysed patients, and will also help investigations ... Read more...

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Scientists recreate hallmarks a genetic disorder in lab


December 22nd, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, December 22 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have successfully recreated the hallmarks of a genetic disorder in their lab, using stem cells derived from a patient. The researchers claim that their ... Read more...

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Laughter as medicine: How it helps people lead healthier lives


November 15th, 2008 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Nov 15 (DPA) Have you laughed today? Good thing if you have because most people take life too seriously.But those who laugh are healthier because laughing helps them loosen up. Though ... Read more...

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Statins may cause crippling muscle problems


November 12th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): The most popular cholesterol drugs may cause muscle problems in users, according to a leading researcher.There is accumulating evidence that the effect statins, which form a class ... Read more...

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Fat folks can be healthy too


August 12th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Doctors keep suggesting that it''s unhealthy to be overweight. And, for many people, that''s true. But two new studies show that it''s the location of the fat ... Read more...

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Stun guns might stimulate heart


May 3rd, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on evidence that stun guns might stimulate the heart, overturning current theories that they only affect skeletal muscles. "The frequency and the shape of the ... Read more...

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Stun guns may stimulate the heart, suggests Indian scientist


May 3rd, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new review led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed that stun guns not only affect skeletal muscles, but may also stimulate the heart.The review of scientific ... Read more...

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Mitochondria the brain power behind cell division


April 27th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 27 (ANI): A study on yeast cells has found that mitochondria, the fuel of a cell, is the driver for cell division.This discovery could play a big role in ... Read more...

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Researchers find genetic link between autism and muscle-weakening disease


April 14th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers in the US have found a genetic link between autism and a muscle-weakening disorder known as mitochondrial disease.The study, which looked at 37 children, found that ... Read more...

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