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Sources of radiation scare in Tokyo turns out to be a box


October 14th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- After high radiation levels were detected in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, the country's science ministry on Friday said the radiation was coming from a box stored under ... Read more...

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Pope John Paul II’s blood to go on display


April 27th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 27 (IANS/AKI) A phial containing the blood of late Pope John Paul II will go on display at the Vatican, an official statement said.The phial will be ... Read more...

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Fat storage in worms study offers clues in fight against obesity


March 25th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): Scientists exploring human metabolism have uncovered a handful of chemical compounds that regulate fat storage in worms.The discovery by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Modernist Cuisine’ - the world’s heaviest recipe book?


March 14th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Do you want to cook some unknown recipes from tech visionary Nathan Myhrvold's 'Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking'? Well, first try lifting it.The book, ... Read more...

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Health benefits of herbal teas not just folklore


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): The idea that herbal teas may provide a variety of health benefits is no longer just folklore, say experts.Diane McKay and Jeffrey Blumberg of the Jean Mayer USDA ... Read more...

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Probiotic to treat ulcers identified


February 25th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Spanish scientists have identified a strain of probiotic bacteria that may be useful in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori."H. pylori is considered one of the major risk ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology may lead to new liver cancer treatment


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers has said that nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer.They used molecular-sized bubbles filled ... Read more...

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Free web-based ordering of home test kits for STIs proves effective with youth


February 13th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new Johns Hopkins research has found that screening teens and young adults for sexually transmitted infections may best be achieved by making free, confidential home-kit testing available ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel vaccine that produces strong immunity against cocaine high created


January 5th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have produced a long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a unique vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics ... Read more...

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Novel approach to treat diabetes


July 29th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A single stimulatory molecule, along with other regulatory proteins, could play a role in encouraging or thwarting insulin-producing beta cell replication, which in turn could treat diabetes, according ... Read more...

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Key Alzheimer’s risk gene causes alterations in shapes of brain protein deposits


July 15th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Using a newly discovered class of biomarkers, researchers have found that the shape of brain protein deposits is different in people with Alzheimer's who have the highest-risk gene ... Read more...

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Honey can work as antibiotic


July 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Bees make a protein called defensin-1 that they add to honey, which could one day be used to treat burns and skin infections and to develop new drugs ... Read more...

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How honey kills bacteria


July 1st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified a secret ingredient in honey that kills bacteria.They have found that bees make a protein that they add to the honey, called defensin-1, which could ... Read more...

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Key molecular step to fighting off viruses identified


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A study has found how a protein helps the immune system to fight of viruses.Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that a certain form of the ... Read more...

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Baker’s yeast may help treat cancer


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that non-pathogenic baker's yeast might prove to be a promising, natural therapy for cancer.Dr. Mamdooh Ghoneum at Charles Drew University of Medicine and ... Read more...

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Higher drug doses needed to fight TB, say boffins


July 31st, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): The traditional dose of tuberculosis medication given to patients is much too low in accordance with the modern-day physiques, say researchers.Dr. Tawanda Gumbo, associate professor of internal medicine ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist creates ‘designer proteins’ to treat heart disease, cancer


June 12th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at the University of Leicester has developed a new way to create "designer proteins" that could be used for drugs with potential applications in stroke, ... Read more...

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Soon, Viagra moisturiser that makes waistlines shrink


April 2nd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Scientists are on their way to provide double bonanza to women looking for healthy skin - a moisturiser containing Viagra that could resolve cellulite issues.The drug sildenafil has ... Read more...

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Now, a device that turns pink to warn of cancerous sunburn


March 13th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): A thin film device which turns an appropriate shade of pink to alert wearers of sunburn has been developed by University of Strathclyde researchers.The work could be ... Read more...

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Popular breast cancer drug could make disease more aggressive


December 4th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): For some women, a leading breast cancer drug, called Tamoxifen, could make the disease more aggressive, according to scientists.Considered as a gold standard" for breast cancer ... Read more...

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Ingredients in plastic test tubes may skew results of drug tests


November 7th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 7 (ANI): Ingredients in plastic test tubes can block some biological reactions while testing the efficacy of drugs, and thereby lead researchers to bogus conclusions, according to a new ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal how dengue virus matures, becomes infectious


March 28th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Biologists at Purdue University have found how the dengue virus matures and becomes infectious.Dengue is prevalent in Southeast Asia, Central America and South America. The virus, which ... Read more...

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Bacterial battle for survival leads to new antibiotic


February 29th, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A bacteria under threat from another produced a new type of antibiotic, which can help in the treatment of stomach ulcers. Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that causes stomach ... Read more...

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‘Battle for survival’ between bacteria creates new antibiotic


February 27th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Biologists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a new type of antibiotic by pitting soil-dwelling bacteria against another strain of bacteria.This battle for survival, ... Read more...

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Enzyme detection may improve prognosis, treatment of lung cancer


January 8th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have detected an enzyme, which might serve as a good marker in the diagnosis and prognosis of lung cancer.The study, led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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