systems biology

New tool to pick out hidden patterns in vast data sets


December 16th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a statistical tool that can pick out unsuspected or hidden patterns in mountains of data in a way that no other software programme ... Read more...

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Rice originated 9,000 years ago in China, say genome researchers


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): In a study tracing back thousands of years of evolutionary history through large-scale gene re-sequencing, a team of genome researchers has concluded that rice originated in China.Their findings ... Read more...

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Short-term, high-fat diet ‘may cut heart attack damage’


April 14th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Short-term, high-fat "splurges" within one's diet could reduce the amount of damage done when a heart attack occurs, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Cincinnati ... Read more...

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Gut bacteria can control functions of organs: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new research has found that bacteria in the human gut may not just be helping digest food but also could be exerting some level of control over ... Read more...

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How sunlight shapes daily rhythms


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Understanding how biological clocks adjust to having less sunlight in the winter could help us better understand the impact of jet lag and shift work, say scientists.Scientists studying ... Read more...

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Mathematical model of red blood cells’ life cycle may predict anemia risk


November 13th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed a mathematical model reflecting how red blood cells change in size and hemoglobin content during their four-month lifespan.The study is collaboration between a physician-researcher at ... Read more...

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Climber dies while attempting to scale Mount Rainier


July 29th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mount Rainier, July 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 52 year old mountain climber, Lee F. Adams died instantly when he fell from Mount Rainier on Tuesday. He was a member of the Washington ... Read more...

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Mount Rainier Climber Lee F. Adams Dies


July 29th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lee F. Adams, 52, a Seattle scientist died Tuesday after falling into a crevasse of Mount Rainier. The scientist reportedly was part of a four-men crew ... Read more...

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Why a low cal diet can help you live longer


July 16th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Scientists reveal why a restricted diet can lead to a longer lifespan and reduce incidence of age-related diseases - even if adopted late in life.Scientists at the BBSRC ... Read more...

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Parents pass on fewer bad genes to kids


March 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have for the first time unlocked the genetic code of an entire family, and discovered that parents give kids fewer mutations than previously thought.Scientists ... Read more...

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‘Secret to ageing’ discovered


February 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): British scientists say they have discovered the secret to ageing, offering new hope to sufferers of old age-related illnesses such as heart disease.Researchers from Newcastle University along with ... Read more...

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New approach may be key to curing TB


February 6th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Surrey have come up with a novel approach to analyse metabolic events in bacteria that lead to fatal diseases such as tuberculosis (TB).The ... 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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Protein that keeps stem cells poised for action identified


December 25th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a protein that appears to play a critical role in keeping stem cells poised to quickly become more specialized ... Read more...

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Genes that drive aggressive brain cancers identified


December 24th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genes that, when simultaneously activated, spur the most aggressive forms of human brain cancer.The discovery, by a team of Columbia scientists led by Antonio ... Read more...

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First-ever minimal cell blueprint more complex than expected


November 27th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A new model of the minimal cell is proving to be a lot more complicated than expected, say scientists.The new model was created by a consortium of experts, ... Read more...

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Why some combination therapies backfire


November 14th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Combination drug therapy has become a staple for treating many infections but the treatment sometimes backfires. Scientists have now identified the reason why certain pairings are counter-productive.Doctors treat ... Read more...

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Scientists find tropical butterflies that may soon split into two species


November 6th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found a population of tropical butterflies that may be on its way to a split into two distinct species.The researchers describe the ... Read more...

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Avesthagen revives public issue plans to raise funds


September 8th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 8 (IANS) Leading biotechnology firm Avesthagen plans to raise about Rs.6-7 billion (Rs.600-700 crore) through an initial public issue (IPO) for rolling out about 40 products which are still in ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover vulnerable enzyme that can be targeted to kill dangerous pathogens


August 28th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): A collaborative study conducted by researchers from three institutions in the U.S. has shown that an enzyme, which is essential to many bacteria, can be targeted to kill ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist’s supercomputer can perform 28.16 trillion calculations per second


August 22nd, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin has created a new supercomputer, called Cystorm, which can carry out 28.16 trillion calculations per second.Cystorm, a Sun Microsystems machine, was developed by ... Read more...

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Biology equivalent of circuit diagram in electronics launched by scientists


August 12th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): Scientists have released a new set of standards for graphically representing biological information which is the biology equivalent of the circuit diagram in electronics.The new set of ... Read more...

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‘Junk’ organs are not really useless


July 31st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Vestigial organs like appendix, spleen, tonsils and various redundant veins, which have long been considered useless, are not really expendable as previously believed, according to researchers.The ... Read more...

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Indian American researcher to gets White House award


July 10th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Sanjay Kumar, an Indian American researcher at California University, Berkeley is among 100 beginning researchers named by President Batack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards ... Read more...

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Scientists find key gene that allows plants to survive drought, freezing and heat


May 1st, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A team of scientists from Canada, Spain and the United States has identified a key gene that allows plants to defend themselves against environmental stresses like drought, freezing ... Read more...

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Why drugs fail to target even genetically similar cancer cells


April 13th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): In what may hold significance for cancer treatment, scientists at Harvard Medical School have found that very dissimilar reactions take place even in genetically similar cells.Research leader ... Read more...

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Gene that protects tumour suppressor in breast cancer identified


April 7th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre have identified a gene that protects PTEN, a major tumour-suppressor in breast cancer.They ... Read more...

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Oz scientists make breakthrough in malaria treatment


February 4th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 04 (ANI): Australian scientists have made a major breakthrough in the global fight against malaria.Monash University researchers have been able to deactivate the final stage of the malaria parasite''s ... Read more...

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Global warming spurs drive for drought resistant cereal


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Global warming is prompting the drive for drought and heat resistant cereal, which can be grown in the most arid areas to take care of some of our ... Read more...

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Scientists analyze genome of a heat and drought resistant cereal plant


January 31st, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Jan 31 (ANI): A team of scientists is analyzing the genes of sorghum, a heat and drought resistant cereal plant, which is the first plant of African origin whose genome ... Read more...

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Indian-American scientist bags top honours


January 12th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Rama Ranganathan, professor of pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, earned recognition as one of the top rising research stars by The Academy of Medicine, ... Read more...

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Digital search algorithms may clear path to personalized therapies


January 11th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): Search algorithms used in digital communications can help make the cumbersome procedure of identifying effective multi-drug combinations easy, say researchers.Led by Dr. Giovanni Paternostro, a scientist ... Read more...

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Interactive gene ”networks” may predict aggressiveness of leukaemia


December 9th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 9 (ANI): A team of American researchers has unearthed evidence that networks of interactive genes can be helpful in determining the likelihood that a form of leukaemia is fast-moving ... Read more...

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Scientists track effects of addictive drugs on brain


May 17th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A research team, led by an Indian scientist, may have unlocked the key to better understanding the effects of addictive drugs on the human brain.According to the ... Read more...

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Avesthagen develops herbal medicine for diabetes


April 23rd, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, April 23 (IANS) India's leading life sciences firm Avesthangen Ltd has developed a herbal medicine, using methi or fenugreek as main ingredient, to manage blood sugar and prevent diabetes. "We have ... Read more...

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