structure and function

Breakthrough to help drug delivery through skin


April 27th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the structure and function of the skin's outermost layer, a watertight barrier called the stratum corneum, at a molecular level, opening the way ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist to be honoured with knighthood


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for chemistry, will be honoured with knighthood in 2012.Venkatraman works as a biologist at the ... Read more...

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Restless legs? There could be brain malfunction


November 18th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that people suffering from restless legs syndrome, which causes uncomfortable sensations in the limbs, have reduced function in an area of the brain ... Read more...

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Crude oil chemical linked to congenital heart disease


May 1st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): Fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD), a new study has found.The study also showed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin A plays key role in the human body


March 18th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have found that Vitamin A may play a more direct role than was previously known in certain physiological functions including sperm cell formation and the development of ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency alters lung structure and function


January 29th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to alter lung structure and function in a new study in young mice.The new study, conducted by researchers in Australia, offers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study may provide clues to treating a variety of mental disorders


January 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study by the University of Missouri Brain Imaging Center (BIC) may provide researchers clues to treating a variety of mental disorders.In an effort to understand ... Read more...

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Binge drinking increases impulsive behavior in males


November 17th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has found that adolescents into binge drinking are more likely to engage in risk-taking behavior.It is already known that impulsive behavior is caused by acute ... Read more...

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Researchers unearth ancient water secrets at royal garden dig


October 29th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient royal garden- which dates back to the 7th century B.C.-at the site of Ramat Rachel near Jerusalem.Researchers at Tel Aviv University, in collaboration ... Read more...

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Culture affects how our brain works


August 4th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Where you grow up can have a big impact on how your brain works, according to a study by psychological scientists Denise C. Park from the University of ... Read more...

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Previously unknown natural mechanism behind cocaine addiction uncovered


July 8th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): A specific type of genetic material plays a key role in determining vulnerability to cocaine addiction and may offer an entirely new direction for the development of anti-addiction ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on statin drugs-depression link


July 1st, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a possible explanation for the symptoms of anxiety and depression that occur in some patients taking the popular statin family of anti-cholesterol drugs.These symptoms could ... Read more...

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Termite, not the lion or elephant, could be king of Africa’s savanna


May 26th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Always associated African savanna with fierce lions, massive elephantsand towering giraffes? Well, it's not these big animals, but the humble termite, that appears to be the king of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How poverty shapes the brain


May 25th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 25 (ANI): Using a number of imaging techniques, a Canadian researcher will compare the structure and function of brains of young adults from families with low socioeconomic status to those ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a scanner to identify chronic lower-limb problem


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Many people are born with hidden congenital defects that cause their feet and legs to function incorrectly throughout their lives. A new technology enables health care professionals to ... Read more...

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Compound that kills lymphoma cells discovered


April 13th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A compound that kills specific lymphoma cells has been discovered by an international research team co-led by the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI).The discovery will accelerate developing targeted drugs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Larger and more frequent fires could aid ecosystems


February 25th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have said that there's a good chance that forest fires in the Pacific Northwest will become larger and more frequent, which could actually aid ecosystems.The future of ... Read more...

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Scientists make breakthrough in small-cell lung cancer


January 14th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a way to predict which patients with small-cell lung cancer may be resistant to first-line chemotherapy.This breakthrough made by Researchers for TGen Clinical Research Services ... Read more...

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Nobel Laureate Ramakrishnan says bureaucracy, politics and red tape hampering India


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Dec 23 (ANI): Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has said that Indian scientists settled abroad wanted to come back to India, but were held back by the country's red tapism.A US citizen ... Read more...

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New discovery may help repair damaged tooth enamel


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Scientists from University of Illinois at Chicago have made a novel discovery that may help in repairing damaged tooth enamel.They have found that a simple amino acid that ... Read more...

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Speaker hails Ramakrishnan for Noble


October 8th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Thursday congratulated Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan on winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Lauding his pioneering work in the field of molecular ... Read more...

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Do not define good work by awards: Nobel laureate Ramakrishnan


October 7th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishan Wednesday said that he is "honoured" to share 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry but added that it's a "mistake to define good work by ... Read more...

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President congratulates Ramakrishnan


October 7th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday congratulated Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, the Indian-born scientist who has shared this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry with two other researchers. The president has ... Read more...

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Ribosomes already showing medical importance: Ramakrishnan


October 7th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Indian-born scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on ribosomes, Wednesday said his work has established the ribosome's "medical importance", while researchers said ... Read more...

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President congratulates Ramakrishnan for winning Nobel Prize for Chemistry


October 7th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has congratulated Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan for jointly winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the year 2009.The President said that she is very ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry


October 7th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Indian origin senior scientist at the MRC Laborartory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2009 along with two ... Read more...

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Nobel Prize for Chemistry to Ramakrishnan, Steitz, Yonath (Lead)


October 7th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 7 (DPA) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath have won this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, it was announced in Stockholm Wednesday. Ramakrishnan and Steitz are US citizens, ... Read more...

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Key mechanism in the development of nerve cells found


September 30th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Helsinki have found a new mechanism that adjusts the functional development of nerve cell contacts in the brains of newborns.Led by Dr. Sari ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Song birds have to deal with cover artists too


September 9th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 9 (ANI): Just like great singers among humans, birds too have to deal with cover artists who copy songs.A new research has revealed that some bird species have evolved to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pathogens come programmed with their own death


August 1st, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Numerous pathogens contain an 'internal time bomb', a deadly mechanism that can be used against them, a new study has found. After years of work, Flanders Institute for ... Read more...

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Brains with ‘fancier cortices’ make for smarter people


July 18th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): An expert from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, has come up with a new explanation as to why some people are smarter than ... Read more...

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Spring break boosts binge drinking among college students


March 1st, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): With spring break just round the corner, researchers claim that more college students will indulge in dangerous binge drinking.Scott Walters, Ph.D., associate professor at The University of ... Read more...

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Protein that controls cell shape to prevent breast cancer identified


November 27th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have found that a protein called Scribble is an important regulator of breast cancer. The researchers have revealed that they originally ... Read more...

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Beijings poor air quality a big threat to Olympians


August 9th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): The heat and humidity in the Beijing region will present a formidable challenge to all the Olympians, according to a group of researchers, who added that the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Short but intense exercise just as good as longer exercise


June 6th, 2008 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 6 (IANS) People with packed schedules, take heart. If you don't have time for regular exercise, don't worry. A study has shown that short bursts of high-intensity exercise are as ... Read more...

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