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Scientists working on safe male contraceptive


September 6th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 6 (IANS) The day may be not be far-off when males can take birth control pills without fearing side-effects. Even though the concept has exercised scientists for decades, ... Read more...

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Novel non-invasive tests could help in early detection of cancer


May 4th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) has released a report on researchers' demonstrations of novel non-invasive tests for early cancer detection.The researchers last month demonstrated that they are ... Read more...

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A compound for healing painful blisters


April 25th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have identified a compound that shows promise in healing painful blisters known as shingles, not amenable to treatment so far.Most adults remember the fever, itchy ... Read more...

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Engineered protein has potential for new anti- inflammatory treatment


March 11th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have created a new protein molecule derived from the growth factor progranulin, which may provide the basis for new therapies in inflammatory ... Read more...

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How the brain learns from mistakes


February 9th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): University of Basel scientists have identified a protein that plays a major role in forming the right kind of connections in the rapidly growing brain of newborn mammals.The ... Read more...

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Smart laser technology could make cancer biopsies painless


February 1st, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 02 (ANI): Scientists at Michigan State University are developing a smart laser technology that could make biopsies painless and noninvasive in the future.To test for skin cancer, patients today must ... Read more...

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New discovery may help in the fight against Ebola infection


January 20th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a family of small molecules that appear to bind to Ebola virus' outer protein coat and may inhibit its entry into human cells.Ebola is a ... Read more...

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MRI recommended for women with personal history of breast cancer


November 29th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women with a personal history of breast cancer should consider annual screening with MRI in addition to mammography.The American Cancer Society (ACS) ... Read more...

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Our body clocks determine how much fat we burn


November 16th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study could explain why people burn fat more efficiently at certain times of day.UC Irvine researchers have discovered that circadian rhythms - the internal body clock ... Read more...

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Engineered plants ‘could be turned into green plastics someday’


November 9th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a plant that produces industrially relevant levels of compounds that could potentially be used to make plastics."The raw materials for most precursors currently come from ... Read more...

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Screening test for depression in adolescents gets green signal


November 1st, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 01 (ANI): Screening depression in adolescents would now get easier-thanks to a new test that has been approved by researchers.University of Washington researchers, Seattle Children's, and Group Health Health report ... Read more...

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Odor coding in mammals much more complex than previously thought


October 26th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that the contribution of odorant receptors (ORs) to olfactory response in mammals is much more complex than previously thought, with important consequences for ... Read more...

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Habib Faizal ’s Directoria Debut Not Under Yashraj Banner!


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It seems strange that the director of this week’s much-acclaimed film Do Dooni Chaar chose to make his directorial debut away from  his home-ground the Yashraj ... Read more...

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Another Pak Taliban terrorist reaches US to rectify Times Square bombing failure


October 15th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Recent intelligence has indicated that the Pakistani Taliban, which orchestrated the failed Times Square bombing, may have successfully placed another operative inside the United States to launch ... Read more...

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Memory-boosting drug may prevent relapse in drug-addicts


August 4th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): A memory-boosting medication paired with behavioral therapy could help addicts stay clean, animal study suggests.The study has suggested that D-cycloserine, previously used in the lab ... Read more...

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Drinking coffee offers protection against head and neck cancers


June 23rd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that drinking coffee offers protection against head and neck cancers.For the study, scientists used information from a pooled-analysis of nine studies collected by ... Read more...

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‘Law-like’ patterns in human preference behaviour found


May 27th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists have found mathematical patterns underlying the way individuals unconsciously distribute their preferences regarding approaching or avoiding objects in their environment.These patterns appear ... Read more...

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Think of eucalyptus smell to stave off constant cravings


May 25th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 25 (ANI): Don't know how to curb that craving for hazelnut chocolate? Well, just imagine the smell of eucalyptus and your problem will be solved.Psychology researcher Dr Eva Kemps and ... Read more...

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Non-invasive respiratory stress test to detect significant coronary artery disease


May 14th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A non-invasive Respiratory Stress Response (RSR) can quickly and accurately measure the presence of significant coronary artery disease (sCAD), the leading cause of cardiovascular death worldwide, according to ... Read more...

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Mumbai terror suspect Rana seeks ’specific’ details of charges


May 5th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 5 (IANS) Pakistani-Canadian terror suspect Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who has pleaded not guilty to providing "material support" for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, has now asked for "specific" details of ... Read more...

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Depressed people ‘eat more chocolate’


April 27th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): The more clinically depressed you are, the more likely you're to eat chocolate, concludes a new study.The study has been published in the April 26 issue of Archives ... Read more...

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Simplified test for early breast cancer detection on the anvil


April 17th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): A library of synthetically produced antibodies that can detect and rapidly validate proteins secreted by breast cancer cells is being built by University of Arkansas researchers.The researchers' work ... Read more...

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EU and US pledge unity over regulating credit default trading


March 16th, 2010 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 16 (DPA) European Union (EU) and US regulators pledged Monday to act together in regulating speculative trading in credit default swaps (CDS), a tool used by investors to cover themselves ... Read more...

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Soon, scorpion venom-based painkillers


February 17th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scorpion venom could be used as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, an expert has claimed.Prof. Michael Gurevitz, a Tel Aviv University researcher, is investigating ... Read more...

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New technique may provide deeper insight into cancer


January 25th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): University of Chicago scientists have developed a new technique that would help in examining hundreds of proteins at once and get a deeper insight into cancer and other ... Read more...

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Elastography cuts down unnecessary breast biopsies


November 30th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 30 (ANI): Elastography when added to breast ultrasound can help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, says an ongoing study.According to the American Cancer Society, elastography helps distinguish cancerous breast lesions from ... Read more...

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PET-CT scans may help predict response to head, neck cancer treatment


November 17th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that use of a combination of PET-CT imaging techniques can help predict patients' response to head and neck cancer treatment.During the past two ... Read more...

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Antiviral ‘leash’ to tame HIV


October 30th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): An antiviral protein produced by the immune system, dubbed tetherin, tames HIV and other viruses by literally putting them on a leash, to prevent their escape from infected ... Read more...

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Scientists imitate viruses to deliver therapeutic genes


September 1st, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): Australian scientists have developed a new gene therapy vector that uses the same machinery as viruses to transport their cargo into cells.David Jans, from the Nuclear Signaling Laboratory ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to improved Alzheimer’s drugs


August 11th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a new class of compounds that can help develop Alzheimer's drugs.The new class of molecules is capable of ... Read more...

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Ultrasound better than symptom analysis in detecting ovarian cancer


July 13th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A new study conducted by doctors at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center-Markey Cancer Center suggests that ultrasound outperforms symptom analysis when it comes to detecting ovarian ... Read more...

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Incomprehensible “Rudd Speak” leaves German translators flummoxed in Berlin!


July 9th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 9 (ANI): Malcolm Turnbull, leader of the opposition in the Australian Parliament, has said that Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's "Rudd Speak" with calls for "detailed programmatic specificity" has ... Read more...

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Scientists identify molecule that targets brain tumours


December 30th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Davis have announced that they have found a molecule that targets a highly deadly form of cancer called glioblastoma. Revealing their ... Read more...

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Cardiac CT can effectively assess coronary artery stenosis


December 2nd, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): A large study performed by Dutch researchers suggests that Cardiac CT can effectively assess coronary artery stenosis. Experts at Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands, involved ... Read more...

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Politicians promises in campaign ads generally match their deeds


October 28th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): The perception that politicians never keep their promises may require reconsideration, for a study has revealed that political candidates words in their campaign ads generally match their ... Read more...

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