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Eating less during early pregnancy impairs foetal brain development


January 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that eating less during early stage of pregnancy could cause lifetime damage to an unborn baby's brain, leading to lower IQ and behavioural ... Read more...

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Gene linked to high cholesterol in blood found


September 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene that causes high levels of bad cholesterol to accumulate in the blood as a result of a high-cholesterol diet.Researchers at the Southwest ... Read more...

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Beware! Smoking can upset your genes


July 14th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Scientists have found that exposure to cigarette smoke not only upsets gene expression - the process by which genetic information is converted into the structures and functions of ... Read more...

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Smoking ‘influences gene function’


July 14th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): In a recent study, researchers found that exposure to cigarette smoke can alter gene expression - the process by which a gene's information is converted into the structures ... Read more...

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Llama proteins are potential bioterrorism weapons


January 21st, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): A team of scientists from the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR), US, has used proteins found in llamas to detect the seven types of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), ... Read more...

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Genetic map of widespread infection-causing parasite constructed


June 29th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): In a major achievement, scientists at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) in San Antonio have constructed a genetic map of the parasite that causes schistosomiasis.Schistosomiasis is ... Read more...

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Response of brains of older, younger adults is different to thirst: PET study


December 23rd, 2007 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 23 (ANI): A positron-emission tomography (PET) study has revealed that the response of the brains of older and younger adults is different to thirst.This study disclosed the differences between ... Read more...

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