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Caffeine consumption can drive female infertility

July 21st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb, which can reduce a woman's chance of becoming ... Read more...

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Intestinal stem cells offer clues to colon cancer origin and relapse

March 18th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine have discovered that colorectal cancer cells trigger a set of genes similar to those found in intestinal stem cells.They proposed ... Read more...

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Brain regulatory gene identified

July 2nd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development. The human brain is a marvel of nature with more than 100 billion ... Read more...

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Blocked receptor may prevent weight gain

November 26th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 26 (IANS) Drug-based weight loss therapies try to stop the brain from sending hunger signals to the body. These therapies tend to be fairly ineffective. Now researchers have discovered that ... Read more...

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Scientists find protein to boost power of probiotics

November 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a protein that may help digestion. "Probiotics need to interact with cells lining the gut (in the gastro-intestinal tract) to have a beneficial effect and ... Read more...

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Now, a biomaterial to rebuild broken bones

February 19th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 19 (ANI): In a major breakthrough towards rebuilding broken bones, Aussie scientists have created a synthetic biomaterial that encourages the body to create bone on its own.The biomaterial created ... Read more...

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Mending broken hearts with skin stem cells possible

February 13th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) After turning skin cells back into stem cells successfully, scientists now have proof that they can indeed form specialised cells making up heart muscle. University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) ... Read more...

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Hope for heart, cancer, diabetes patients as scarring mystery found

September 22nd, 2008 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 22 (IANS) In a new study with profound implications for patients of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer - which involve scarring of the tissue or fibrosis - Canadian researchers have ... Read more...

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Scientists turn skin cells into insulin producing ones

September 18th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have turned skin cells into cells producing insulin - the hormone used in treating diabetes, that may help find a cure for the millions affected by the ... Read more...

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Specialised burn units to be set up in Uttar Pradesh hospitals

August 11th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will set up specialised cells with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at government-run hospitals in various districts exclusively for treating burn patients, officials said Monday. ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher uncovers mechanism behind allergies

August 8th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has announced the identification of the molecular mechanisms that underpin allergic reactions. Dr. Inder Verma, a professor ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells from brain more promising for treatment

July 25th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Adult stem cells actually originate in a different part of the brain unlike previously believed and can be coaxed into producing new brain cells to replace those lost ... Read more...

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Stem cells replicate, but not the way we think: Study

May 22nd, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (IANS) New findings have shed light on the little known process of embryonic stem cell replication and would help scientists control tumour cell growth more effectively. "Our study suggests ... Read more...

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Smell sensors that act like bloodhounds

May 7th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (IANS) The next generation of smell sensors mounted on microchips would vastly speed up detection of everything from explosives to pathogens, toxins and biochemical weapons. These smart sensors, being ... Read more...

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Stem cell breakthrough offers new treatments for diabetes

April 4th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Manchester have made a breakthrough in the fight against diabetes, by discovering a new technique for turning embryonic stem cells into insulin-producing ... Read more...

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Pakistanis more prone to lose sense of taste, smell than Westerners

February 15th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Feb 15 (ANI): Pakistanis are more likely to lose their sense of sense of smell and taste as compared to Westerners, says a new study.The study, conducted by University of Health ... Read more...

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