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Humans are cancer prone, but chimps are not


August 24th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Chimps and humans share a whopping 96 percent genetic similarity -- surprisingly the simians rarely develop cancer, while their human cousins are particulalry vulnerable.Georgia Tech's Soojin ... Read more...

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Musical glove improves sensation in paralyzed people


July 18th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) A wireless, musical glove -- improving sensation and motor skills -- could be a boon for people with paralyzing spinal cord injury (SCI).The gadget was successfully ... Read more...

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Scientists develop robotic legs that mimic human gait


July 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Researchers have designed a robotic set of legs which they believe is the first to mimic the human gait accurately.The neural (nerve cell) architecture, musculoskeletal architecture ... Read more...

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Zebra fish’s self-healing could help spinal injury victims


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have decoded the secrets of the zebra fish's amazing ability to heal its spinal cord after injury. The findings could eventually pave the way to ... Read more...

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Pioneering surgery helps paralysed man move hand


May 17th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) A pioneering surgery bypassing damage to the spinal cord sustained in an accident has helped a paralysed man regain the use of his hand. Injuries to ... Read more...

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Rare illness turns two Britons into kids


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Two Britons seem to be ageing in reverse after contracting a bizarre condition which is rapidly making them behave like kids.The two brothers -- Matthew, 39, ... Read more...

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Kashmiri youth survives tumor size of a cricket ball


April 27th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) It was a life-saving miracle for 22-year-old Kashmiri youth Majid Khan, who was operated upon at a hospital here for a tumor the size of ... Read more...

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Mad cow case detected in US


April 25th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US authorities have detected a case of mad cow disease, the nation's fourth, in a dairy cow in the state of California.The carcass was shifted ... Read more...

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Animator Charu to undergo surgery Thursday


March 29th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) "RA.One" animator Charu Khandal, who has met with a serious road accident, will undergo surgery at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital later Thursday, a close friend ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh visits injured animator Charu in hospital


March 29th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan Wednesday paid a visit to "RA.One" animator Charu Khandal at the Kokilaben Ambani hospital where she is battling for her life after ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh prays for ‘RA.One’ animator Charu Khandal


March 28th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he will go and meet Charu Khandal, the anmiator for his "RA.One" who is battling for life after meeting with ... Read more...

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‘Ra.One’ animator critical after accident


March 26th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) The animator of Shah Rukh Khan's "Ra.One" was Monday battling for life after a speeding car, with an allegedly drunk driver at the wheel, rammed ... Read more...

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Mouth bug could trigger serious illnesses


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a common mouth bug that can trigger serious illnesses if it gets into the bloodstream. Identified by University of Zurich researchers, the oral ... Read more...

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Gene therapy helps regenerate injured brain cells


February 16th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Gene therapy not only helps injured brain cells live longer and regenerate but also changes the shape of the cells, says a new study.Alan Harvey, professor ... Read more...

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Injured Israeli diplomat’s wife stable


February 14th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Israeli defence attache's wife who was injured in a car blast here a day earlier was stable Tuesday, doctors said. She has been operated ... Read more...

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Rabid moose infects 14 Russians


February 13th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two residents of Moscow have reportedly been hospitalized while 12 of their relatives are undergoing treatment after coming into contact with a rabid moose.Sergei Fioktistov, ... Read more...

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Sitting down makes your bum bigger


December 5th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) If you happen to sit more often you are more likely to have a bigger bottom. Experts say that the pressure put on areas of the ... Read more...

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Scientists develop toothy way to treat spinal injuries


December 4th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A new study has found how teeth could be linked with spinal cord injuries and help patients walk again. Researchers helped mice with broken spines regain ... Read more...

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Single shot relieves pain in spinal injuries


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A single shot of Fibronectin, administered just after a spinal injury, can limit pain for eight months, according to new research.Fibronectin, a protein that exists naturally ... Read more...

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New treatment to heal spinal injuries


November 17th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) A new approach to treating spinal injuries among animals could pave the way for prevention of paralysis in thousands of people worldwide every year. Ben Goss, ... Read more...

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Injured in clashes, Kashmir youth dies after 13 months


October 12th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) A teenager, who had been in a coma since being hit by a bullet in a clash between a mob and security forces last September, died ... Read more...

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Paraplegic motorist sets his sights on Himalayan terrain (Feature)


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) It drives home a message of courage. A paraplegic motorist is set to create history by negotiating the twists and turns of the Himalayan terrain in ... Read more...

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Genes that regenerate nerves after injury isolated


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Biologists have identified 76 genes that play a vital role in regenerating nerves after injury. This opens the way to develop therapies to repair spinal cord ... Read more...

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Kid who lost all limbs named bravest in Britain


August 27th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A six-year-old boy who lost all his limbs to meningitis - an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord - has been named ... Read more...

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Aaron Denham wakes up from coma & makes a miraculous recovery


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 22-year-old cyclist was just hours away from being declared dead when he miraculously started recovering from a horrible accident. Hospital officials had contemplated turning off the ... Read more...

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Beaten at Ramdev meet, Gurgaon woman struggles to live


June 6th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) More than 40 hours after she was brutally assaulted by police at Ramdev's meeting here, a 54-year-old housemaker has become a paralytic and is ... Read more...

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Vitamin D speeds up recovery in multiple sclerosis


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Higher levels of vitamin D and sunlight exposure seem to lower relapse risk in multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers, a study says.MS is a chronic degenerative and ... Read more...

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Fall from heights accounts for second highest spinal injuries


May 19th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After road accidents, fall from heights accounts for maximum number of spinal cord injuries and disabilities in the country, a study by the Indian Spinal ... Read more...

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New treatment could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries


May 4th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Rutgers scientists have developed an innovative new treatment that could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries, promote tissue healing and minimize pain.After a spinal cord injury ... Read more...

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Seafood could carry toxic levels of mercury


April 28th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 28 (IANS) That succulent lobster you order at a fancy restaurant might be carrying toxic levels of mercury.University of Alberta researchers found that harmless inorganic mercury, discharged by ... Read more...

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Stem cell regulations shouldn’t stifle research: Indian experts


April 21st, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) India is mulling measures to regulate research in the therapeutic use of human embryonic stem cells - a field that offers promise for curing brain, nerve ... Read more...

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‘Axonal damage is reversible’ in multiple sclerosis


March 28th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Researchers have indicated that 'axonal damage is spontaneously reversible' in early stages of multiple sclerosis thus paving way for new treatment for the disease.MS is a serious condition ... Read more...

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New research could improve spinal cord injury treatment


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A Canadian researcher says that the spinal cord processes information just like areas of the brain - a finding that could improve treatment of spinal cord injuries."Basic physiology ... Read more...

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Babies ’safest in rear-facing car seats until age 2′


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Safety experts recommend that children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they are at least two years old.The fresh recommendations have been issued by the American Academy ... Read more...

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Heating up pelvic nerves could halt premature ejaculation


March 16th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Heating up pelvic nerves could halt premature ejaculation and help prolong sex for men.The new therapy works by de-activating the nerve that transmits pleasure signals to ... Read more...

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