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Green tea boosts memory


September 6th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists now have an explanation for why green tea is good for the brain -- it lies in the chemical properties that affect the production of ... Read more...

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Indian-American surgeon to bring low-cost heart therapy to India


August 4th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Dr Mukesh Hariawala, an award winning Indian-American artificial heart surgeon, is set to introduce a unique low-cost "triple heart therapy" in India to help patients ... Read more...

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Scientists show how infection fighting cells form


July 10th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have shown for the first time how an important class of immune cells, which spur development of antibodies to fight infections, comes into being.'Follicular dendritic ... Read more...

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Long-term pesticide exposure is harmful: STM study


June 20th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Long-time exposure to pesticides via inhalation may cause moderate to severe blood toxicity and reduction in the total number of bone marrow cells, leading to several ... Read more...

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Emma Stone plans to study biology


June 18th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Stone, who plays Peter Parker's first love Gwen Stacy in "The Amazing Spider-Man", wants to study biology.She visited a laboratory for the first ... 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...

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Israeli scientists open prospect of repairing damaged hearts


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 23 (IANS) In a unique feat, Israeli scientists reprogrammed skin cells from heart failure patients to grow into healthy, new heart muscle cells capable of integrating with ... Read more...

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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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Pain killers retard recovery from heart attack


April 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Giving pain killers to heart attack patients may actually retard their recovery. The stabbing ache in the chest, for instance, is felt when it actually stimulates ... 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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Your child’s milk tooth can save her life


March 30th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Is your child about to lose her milk tooth? Instead of throwing it away, you can now opt to use it to harvest stem cells ... Read more...

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Children improve in rare disorder with own stem cells


February 29th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) Children shot with their own stem cells, for the very first time in a rare immune disorder, have shown improvement. The condition, known as X-CGD, is ... Read more...

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Soon ‘test tube’ meat on dining table


February 20th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) With scientists perfecting the art of growing beef in the lab, the world's first test tube hamburger will be served later this year, The Telegraph reported ... Read more...

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Some nerve! Now bypass stem cells


February 1st, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists have successfully converted mouse skin cells directly into cells that become the three main parts of the nervous system, bypassing the stem cell stage, throwing ... Read more...

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Gene causing lung cancer identified


January 7th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 6 (IANS) A gene responsible for lung cancer has been identified by scientists here.Cancer stem cells or tumor-initiating cells (TIC) are responsible for tumor growth, Xinhua reported quoting ... Read more...

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Harnessing stem cells to prevent hearing loss


December 28th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Scientists have set out to harness stem cells to overcome hearing loss associated with age. Keele University researchers in North Staffordshire are attempting the growth of ... Read more...

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‘Jungle Raj’ in stem cell research: Official


December 28th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) A 'Jungle Raj' has been prevailing in the country regarding research on stem cell therapy and the government will ensure a proper structure where there is ... Read more...

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New stem cells could help heal damaged hearts


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Damaged hearts could mend themselves with the help of a method that coaxes stem cells to develop into cardiac cells, say researchers. Scientists in China have ... Read more...

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Fish oil may hold key to leukaemia cure


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) A fish oil compound that targets leukaemia stem cells also holds the key to its cure. Leukaemia refers to cancer of the blood or bone marrow ... Read more...

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Stem-cell treatment helps American see again, view Taj Mahal


December 6th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Seven years after he lost his sight following acute illness, it was no less than a miracle for 62-year-old Carl Stevens when he was able ... 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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Immune system can abort stem cell regeneration


November 21st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The immune system's T-cells, which protect our body from invading pathogens and illnesses, can also abort stem cells from regrowing bone and tissue, a key factor ... Read more...

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Dutch scientist to make cultured meat in lab


November 17th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) A scientist from the Netherlands is hoping to grow "cultured meat" in his laboratory as an alternative to livestock farming to satisfy the world's growing hunger ... Read more...

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Breast milk can be source for stem cells


October 18th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Stem cells can be sourced from breast milk and have the potential to help people suffering from debilitating diseases such as Parkinson's and diabetes, according to ... Read more...

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Eye problem cases have increased, say doctors


October 12th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) There has been an increase in eye problems, especially among those aged over 50 and the diabetic, health experts have noted ahead of World Sight ... Read more...

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Tickling brain part boosts memory cells


September 21st, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Electrically tickling a specific brain part stimulates production of new cells that enhance memory and cognition, says a new Canadian research."DBS (deep brain stimulation) has been ... Read more...

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Synthetic protein to help regenerate new tissues


September 11th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists have thought up a new way to synthesize collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, for regenerating new tissues and organs from stem cells. ... Read more...

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A tissue that burns oodles of flab


September 5th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) 'Brown fat', a wondrous tissue, can burn oodles of flab and help us stay slim and trim. Brown fat is present in most, if not all, ... Read more...

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Lasers to treat human heart after attack


August 12th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A new laser technology has been developed that helps stem cells in the heart to reduce scarring of the organ immediately after an attack, claim Isrealite ... Read more...

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Synthetic windpipe transplanted for first time


July 8th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) In a first-ever medical feat, a 36-year-old patient has been given a new windpipe made from a synthetic scaffold seeded with his own stem cells. He ... Read more...

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Scientists working on ‘test-tube’ beef


June 27th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) The first "test tube" hamburger is only a year away. Beef mince is now being grown from stem cells that would eliminate the necessity of slaughtering ... Read more...

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Asian mushrooms could help fight prostate cancer


May 24th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Mushroom used in Asia for medicinal purposes vanquished prostate tumour successfully in mice during early trials.Polysaccharopeptide (PSP), a compound extracted from the "turkey tail" mushroom, was ... Read more...

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Researchers patch damaged heart with engineered tissue


May 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers have pioneered a method to patch a damaged heart with an engineered tissue, in a major step forward in combating cardiovascular disease, one of the ... Read more...

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Turning ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ could help cure obesity


May 4th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, paving the way ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Cloned hair follicles to cure baldness!


May 1st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 1(ANI): In two years, you may have a new treatment for your hair loss.In what might become the most effective permanent treatment for baldness, several research teams around the world ... Read more...

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