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Diabetes drug spurs growth of brain cells


July 6th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) Popular diabetes drug metformin offers an unexpected yet alluring side effect - it encourages the growth of new brain cells.The discovery is an important step toward ... Read more...

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Hope for arthritis treatment


May 28th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) Hip replacements for some patients could be a thing of the past after surgeons pioneered a new stem cell procedure to tackle a bone disease that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Victoria Beckham gets anti-ageing facial


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham wants to stop looking old. So she treats herself to special anti-ageing facials, which include ingredients like sheep placenta and ... Read more...

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New shot could reverse arthritis


April 8th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of a new molecule kartogenin may help encourage damaged cartilage regenerate and reverse debilitating conditions like arthritis. Currently these is no cure for the ... Read more...

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Scientists grow heart cells in lab


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Scientists have hit upon a new and reliable way of producing heart cells in a lab, which would help in the battle against heart diseases.The Monash ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Terrell Owens was hospitalized for overdose


October 12th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NFL star Terrell Owens was reportedly hospitalized last week. According to TMZ, the 37-year-old was rushed to the hospital after an unidentified person called the emergency ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

One couple on a drive - along India’s border


August 12th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Even before stepping on the gas, they are describing their journey as insanely long, incredibly extensive and a never done before thing. But when Chennai-based couple ... Read more...

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Elderly tend to be bad liars


May 30th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 30 (IANS) Older people cannot lie as convincingly as younger people and are worse at detecting when others are lying, a study says. Psychology researchers Ted Ruffman, Janice ... Read more...

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Stem cells from skin, blood regenerate faltering liver


May 12th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Patients with advanced liver disease can be treated with stem cells taken from their own skin or blood in a breakthrough that could save thousands of ... Read more...

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Menstrual blood stem cells can treat many ailments


May 4th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Menstrual blood has long been discarded as unsanitary and waste, but now stem cells from this very source can be stored and used for treating ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How dopamine controls the formation of new neurons in adult brain


April 9th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A study of the salamander brain shown how in acting as a kind of switch for stem cells, neurotransmitter dopamine controls the formation of new neurons in adult ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoparticles could offer relief from rashes


April 4th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Nanoparticles, so tiny that 2,000 would fit across the thickness of a human hair, could prevent the itchy, red rash millions suffer because of allergy to ... Read more...

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Why it is difficult to produce large numbers of same type cells in lab


April 1st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Researchers have provided another piece in the puzzle of why it can be so hard to produce large numbers of the same type of cell in the lab ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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Stem cell injections shrink enlarged hearts, improve function


March 18th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A small human trial has proved that stem cells injected into enlarged hearts could reduce both heart size and scar tissue and improve function to injured heart areas.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells could cure ’silent thief of sight’


March 12th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): In a first, medical experts have reported a major scientific breakthrough wherein stem cells could be used in the battle to cure blindness in humans.Using animals in lab ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cells may provide treatment for brain injuries


March 11th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have safely used stem cells derived from a patient's own bone marrow in pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).This was part of a Phase I ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists generate pluripotent stem cells from horses


February 28th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): For the first time ever, Canadian researchers have generated pluripotent stem cells from horses.The findings will help enable new stem cell based regenerative therapies in veterinary medicine, and ... Read more...

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Cancer-killing medical ’smart bomb’ comes closer to reality


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to creating a medical 'smart bomb' that would seek out and eradicate the root of cancer cells - by developing the world's ... Read more...

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Nasal stem cells could tackle childhood hearing problems


February 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Patients suffering from hearing problems, which began during infancy and childhood, could benefit from a transplant of stem cells from their nose, scientists in Australia have found.The research ... Read more...

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New research offers hope to Parkinson’s disease patients


February 9th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new research on rats with Parkinson's disease has shown that intranasal delivery of stem cells to the brain could significantly contribute to the improvement of motor function.The ... Read more...

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Star Trek skin gun heals burn wounds


February 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Burn victims around the world have been handed hope after doctors invented a gun that can spray stem cells onto their burnt skin.The invention is most ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Genetic switch that controls tissue regeneration found


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): It is well known that human body has the ability to heal itself. Thanks to the presence of stem cells, many organs can undergo continuous renewal. But this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heal burns fast - with stem cell spray gun


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Scientists have developed an amazing spray gun that speedily heals severe burn injuries with stem cells.Jörg Gerlach from the University of Pittsburgh's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, ... Read more...

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Study: Stem cells provide clue to beating baldness


January 5th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pennsylvania, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers say they have identified a way to beat baldness.A dormant stem cell has been identified by researchers and they say it may be the key to ... Read more...

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A stem cell cure for bald pates


December 20th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Scientists may be close to creating a cure for baldness, following a stem cell breakthrough.Researchers at the Berlin Technical University in Germany have grown the world's first artificial ... Read more...

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Sanjay Dutt, Manyata Dutt: New Members Of Life Cell


December 15th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Thus going in accordance with many B town celebrities, the couple has registered with the stem cell preservation unit called Life Cell which is a reputed stem cell preservation outfit in ... Read more...

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e-cigarettes are potentially harmful


December 5th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Electronic or e-cigarettes, that vapourize nicotine, are being increasingly used all over the world even though information about their effects is very sketchy.Researchers from University of California, ... Read more...

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Electronic ciggies pose health risks: Study


December 4th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Electronic cigarettes, which are increasingly used worldwide, are unsafe and pose health risks, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of California, Riverside evaluated five e-cigarette brands ... Read more...

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Stem cells for curing blindness ready for tests


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A revolutionary technique that could restore sight to the blind and prevent others from losing theirs is to be tested on people for the first time.Researchers have given ... Read more...

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Doctors use stem cells to offset stroke damage


November 17th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) A stroke victim, who had millions of stem cells injected into his brain in a pioneering attempt to repair the damage, is out of hospital and doctors say ... Read more...

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Salman Khan to donate his bone marrow


November 14th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Shaikh SharikMumbai, Nov.14 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan has pledged to donate his bone marrow to spread awareness on stem cell donation.Khan urged people to donate their bone marrow to ... Read more...

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Stem cell jab could replace hip, knee surgeries


October 18th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A simple treatment that could end the need for painful hip and knee replacements is being developed by British scientists.Within 10 years, damaged joints could be rejuvenated by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene that prevents stem cells from turning cancerous identified


October 15th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A research from Rockefeller University has Identified a gene that can inhibit stem cells from developing into cancer.Having too many stem cells, or stem cells that live for ... Read more...

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Meet the woman whose cancer cells helped save millions of lives


October 4th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): An African/American woman who died in 1951, has been hailed as the person who contributed the most to science, after the cancer cells that were removed from her ... Read more...

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