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Female sex hormone regulates weight


October 20th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Female sex hormone estrogen regulates appetite and body weight, while insufficient estrogen receptors in brain parts may lead to obesity.The findings are potentially important for millions ... Read more...

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Parents’ role key in preventing kids from becoming a bully


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): New research has shown that children whose parents are more involved in their lives are less likely to become bullies.Parents who share ideas and talk with their child, ... Read more...

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Antidepressants ‘do not cure all depression symptoms completely’


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Antidepressants do not cure all depression symptoms completely, according to a new study.After analyzing data from the largest study on the treatment of depression, researchers at UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants help but may rob you of sleep


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Anti-depressants cut both ways -- they may banish your blues but can also cheat you of sleep and affect your concentration, a study says. These findings ... Read more...

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Why hypertensive people’s BP increases during exercise


April 5th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found one reason people with hypertension experience an even greater increase in their blood pressure when they exercise, and they've learned ... Read more...

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Potential new non-insulin treatment for type 1 diabetes found


March 25th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a hormone pathway that potentially could lead to new ways of treating type 1 diabetes independent of insulin, long thought to be the sole regulator ... Read more...

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Synthetic compound may lead to drugs to fight pancreatic, lung cancer


March 10th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a chemical compound that may eventually lead to a drug that fights cancers that are dependent on a particular anti-viral enzyme for growth.Researchers at UT ... Read more...

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Increase in dry eye suffering may be caused by drop in temperature


March 4th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a temperature less than 30 degrees Celsius on the eye and eyelid could be the cause for the onset or worsening of ... Read more...

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How the brain may fail to tell the body ‘it is full’ after a meal


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how the brain sometimes may fail to tell the body that 'it is full' after a hearty meal.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified ... Read more...

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Damaged hearts could one day repair themselves, suggests mice study


February 25th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the mammalian newborn heart can heal itself completely.Researchers, working with mice, found that a portion of the heart removed ... Read more...

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New technology could serve as a future cancer predisposition test


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technology that detects distinct genetic changes differentiating cancer patients from healthy individuals and could serve as a future cancer predisposition test.The research team, ... Read more...

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Low levels of anti-aging hormone may be an indicator of kidney disease


February 19th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that low levels of the anti-aging hormone Klotho may serve as an early warning sign of the presence of kidney disease ... Read more...

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Acute anemia ups risk of silent strokes in kids


February 12th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that severely anemic kids, especially those with sickle cell disease, are at a higher risk of having silent strokes.One-quarter to one-third of children ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover potential ‘cure’ for type 1 diabetes


January 27th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): New findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggest that type 1 diabetes could be converted to an asymptomatic, non-insulin-dependent disorder by eliminating the actions of a specific ... Read more...

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New method to fight bacterial infections linked to contact lenses


January 26th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists have found a new method to fight bacterial infections associated with contact lenses.The method, discovered by researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Texas Southwestern ... Read more...

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Caffeine boosts virus production for gene therapy applications


January 26th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): If caffeine is given to cells engineered to produce viruses used for gene therapy, then cells can generate three to eight times more virus, suggests a study.This simple ... Read more...

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Poor response to anti-anemia drug linked to heart disease risk


December 29th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that patients with diabetes, kidney disease and anemia who don't respond to treatment with an anti-anemia drug have a higher ... 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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Site in brain where leptin may trigger puberty identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have pinpointed a tiny site in the brain where the hormone leptin may help trigger the onset of puberty.The findings in mice indicate that a site ... Read more...

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New blood test predicts heart trouble years ahead


December 8th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a more sensitive version of a blood test, typically used to confirm that someone is having a heart attack, could indicate whether a seemingly ... Read more...

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Culprits in life-threatening clotting disorder uncovered


December 4th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Individuals with a potentially life-threatening condition predisposing them to blood clots, or thrombosis, might someday receive therapy to prevent the condition, thanks to new findings by UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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Anti-microbials ‘a common cause of drug-induced liver injury and failure’


December 1st, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A ten-year prospective study has revealed that anti-microbial medications are a common cause of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) leading to acute liver failure (ALF), with women and minorities ... Read more...

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RNA-based drugs may prevent premature labour


November 16th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered in a preclinical study that tiny molecules called microRNAs act together with hormones to control the onset of labour, raising ... Read more...

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Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties


November 14th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties, new findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ... Read more...

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Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties too


November 11th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): New findings have revealed that serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties.The findings by the researchers ... Read more...

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Study links adrenal gland hormone to brain hypertension


November 10th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new research has discovered that a hormone already responsible for increasing blood pressure by prompting the kidneys to retain salt appears to moonlight as a major stimulator ... Read more...

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How leptin therapy improves type 1 diabetes


October 20th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A novel role for the brain in mediating beneficial actions of the hormone leptin in type 1 diabetes has been found by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers."Our findings ... Read more...

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Internal body temperature regulates body clock


October 15th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Fluctuations in internal body temperature regulate the body's circadian rhythm, the 24-hour cycle that controls metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions, revealed UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers.A light-sensitive ... Read more...

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Estrogen therapy ‘ups kidney stones risk’ in postmenopausal women


October 12th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new report has suggested that the use of estrogen therapy is associated with an increased risk of developing kidney stones in postmenopausal women.Using data from the national ... Read more...

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Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients


October 11th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): To determine whether adding the hormone leptin to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the tumultuous blood-sugar levels of people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes, a clinical ... Read more...

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Alcohol consumption on the rise, finds research


September 30th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A new study has found that due to various factors, including social, economic and ethnic influences and pressures, more people are drinking than 20 years ago.A UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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Traditional violence-prevention programs may not prevent teen fighting


September 18th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): In the wake of the failure of the traditional violence-prevention programs, parents and schools could play a significant role in stemming adolescent fighting, a new study has suggested.Researchers ... Read more...

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How bone-marrow stem cells survive in low-oxygen environments


September 4th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 04 (ANI): Unique metabolic properties that allow a specific type of stem cell in the body to survive and replicate in low-oxygen environments have been identified by UT Southwestern Medical ... Read more...

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Why men and women gain weight in different areas of the body


August 28th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Why is it that men and women put on those extra kilos in different areas of the body? The answer may not be far away as researchers are ... Read more...

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Chemical system in brain that behaves differently in cocaine addicts identified


August 11th, 2010 - 10:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chemical system in the brain that reacts differently in cocaine addicts.According to researchers, the findings that could result in new treatment options for individuals ... Read more...

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