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Israeli scientists open prospect of repairing damaged hearts


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 23 (IANS) In a unique feat, Israeli scientists reprogrammed skin cells from heart failure patients to grow into healthy, new heart muscle cells capable of integrating with ... Read more...

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Dracula therapy: Fighting ageing with your own blood


November 16th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) For ages, blood sucking has been the preserve of vampires, but medical science has now put 'dracula therapy' to good use - to fight ageing. ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble upon ’stop cancer’ gene


November 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a gene that halts a common form of skin cancer, potentially opening the way to better treatment in future.Stepen Jane, professor of ... Read more...

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Blood from stem cells likely within next decade


October 27th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Artificial blood sourced from stem cells could be administered to organ transplant patients within the next decade.A research team has developed a method of taking adult ... Read more...

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‘Electronic skin’ patch will do many things


August 12th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) American scientists have created little patches of 'electronic skin' that might heal wounds and monitor a patient's heart rate in the near future. "What we are ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian suffers from psoriasis


July 25th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reality television star Kim Kardashian’s struggle with psoriasis has been highlighted. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition and it is a shocking revelation to many that the ... Read more...

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New technique converts skin cells into brain cells


June 10th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) It is now possible to reprogramme mature cells from human skin directly into brain cells, bypassing the stem cell stage, a new breakthrough has shown.Lund University's ... Read more...

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Mathematical model predicts how a tattoo will change over years


April 30th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): What is common between Angelina Jolie, David Beckham and Samantha Cameron? All the three have tattoos.But no matter what the design, all tattoos will fade and smudge ... Read more...

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Patients’ own cells ‘may shed light into schizophrenia causes’


April 14th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at Penn State University, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and other institutions have successfully recreated a schizophrenic patient's own brain cells, which can be studied safely ... Read more...

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Bone marrow cells that convert into skin cells could revolutionise wound treatment


April 5th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Scientists have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue.Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan ... Read more...

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Using tanning beds to ’self-treat’ skin eruptions can be deadly


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that tanning bed exposure can produce more than some tanners may bargain for, especially when they self-diagnose and use the radiation to treat ... Read more...

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New laser-based tool ‘detects signs of skin cancer’


February 24th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): High-resolution images from a laser-based tool could help doctors better diagnose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to researchers at Duke University.The tool probes skin cells ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to patients with Huntington’s disease


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study, conducted by scientists in the US, may give patients with Huntington's disease hope for a cure.Laboratory tests on skin cells and post-mortem brain tissue of ... Read more...

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Skin cells used to develop heart defect ‘treatment’ in first-of-its-kind


February 10th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Using skin cells from young patients with a severe genetic heart defect, scientists have created beating heart cells that carry the same genetic mutation.The newly created human ... Read more...

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DMAE Skin Cream Controversy Goes On


February 9th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The number of expensive skincare products that claim to make the users look much younger than their age is aplenty. The products are craved by people ... Read more...

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Turning diseased blood cells to stem cells may reveal cancer quickly


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A study has successfully turned healthy and diseased cells into stem cells, thereby paving way for observing the onset of the blood cancer leukaemia in the laboratory dish."This ... Read more...

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Scientists convert skin cells to stem cells more effieciently


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A team at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have identified several specific microRNAs (miRNAs) that are important during reprogramming and exploited them to make the transition from skin ... Read more...

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Scientists convert skin cells directly into beating heart cells


February 1st, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists have successfully converted adult skin cells directly into beating heart cells efficiently without having to first go through the laborious process of generating embryonic-like stem cells.The powerful ... Read more...

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Cell binding discovery paves way for skin, heart problem treatments


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new University of Manchester study has revealed the mechanism that binds skin cells tightly together.According to researchers, it will lead to new treatments for painful and debilitating ... Read more...

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Stem cells from patients could help test cardiac disease treatments


January 18th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Stem cells derived from a patient with an inherited heart disease could help test specific treatments for the disease, known as long QT syndrome, say scientists.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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DNA test can now tell hair colour


January 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Researchers have found that DNA taken from blood, sperm, saliva or skin cells can tell whether someone has red or black hair with more than 90 percent accuracy.The ... Read more...

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Touch DNA test would not have helped in Aarushi case: Expert


December 30th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar's parents feel that a touch DNA test may have helped nail her murderer but experts from Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA ... Read more...

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Protein involved in melanoma’s development identified


December 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein involved in early steps of development of melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.Melanocytes (pigment-producing skin cells) lose the genetic regulatory mechanisms ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet light ‘helps skin cancer cells survive, proliferate’


December 8th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Researchers have reported that the sun's ultraviolet light activates an enzyme that helps skin cancer cells survive and proliferate.Research by Dr. Wendy Bollag, corresponding author of the study ... Read more...

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Hot-wax mask ‘that wipes years off your face’ is the latest A-list craze


November 20th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A hot-wax mask is nowadays the latest rage in skin care - the paraffin wax facial is a thermal mask billed as the quickest way to a "non-surgical ... Read more...

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Human Skin Can Be Turned Into Blood, Study Says


November 8th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) McMaster University in Hamilton has come up with a very useful research program that can save a number of patients from any kind of fatal blood ... Read more...

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Indian-led team transforms human skin into blood cells


November 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 8 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in medical sciences, an Indo-Canadian researcher and his team have successfully transformed human skin into various blood cells.The breakthrough is likely to ... Read more...

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Cancer linked to loss of protein that hooks skin cells together


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has found that the lack of a protein important in hooking our skin cells together could be an early indicator of skin cancer development.Researchers at ... Read more...

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High-tech skin patch new way to cure acne


September 21st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A high-tech skin patch could be a new way to cure acne, the most common type of skin condition that afflicts adolescents. The patch produces an electric charge ... Read more...

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Swimming in indoor pools could increase cancer risk


September 13th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Taking a dip in indoor chlorinated pools may induce genotoxicity (DNA damage that may lead to cancer) as well as respiratory problems, revealed a study.However, the authors of ... Read more...

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‘Co-conspirator’ cells may hold key to skin cancer prevention


August 31st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A new research has identified cancer cells called 'co-conspirator' in the genesis of melanoma - a finding that could be the key to predicting and preventing skin cancer.Apart ... Read more...

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Patients could grow own liver from skin slivers


August 26th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Transplant patients who are very ill may be able to grow their own livers in the near future. In a novel attempt, Cambridge University researchers turned slivers of ... Read more...

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Scaly skin linked with depression


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) People suffering from a dry, scaly skin seem to have an increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings. The skin condition, known as psoriasis, is caused by ... Read more...

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New mechanism to pave way for methods to screen Alzheimer’s drugs


August 21st, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Researchers at UC Davis have found a mechanism by which the amyloid protein damages the brain- a finding that could lead to new ways to screen drugs for ... Read more...

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Thymus cells successfully transformed into skin cells


August 19th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Swiss researchers have successfully transformed cells taken from the thymus into skin cells - a discovery that may have important ramifications for the field of organ regeneration.The findings ... Read more...

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