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Nanostars harnessed to target cancer core


April 9th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists are gaining the upper hand against cancer by developing a simple but specialised nanoparticle that directly targets the nucleus of a cancer cell."Our drug-loaded gold ... Read more...

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Both brain halves vital for problem solving


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 2 (IANS) Whenever we are engaged in a task, one half of our brain is more active than the other -- but some problems require both halves to ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency may cause infertility


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 3 (IANS) Austrian scientists have found vitamin D's deficiency, long held as a risk factor for diseases like diabetes, may cause infertility among men and women.This deficiency has ... Read more...

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Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death


June 9th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Cancer cells survive easily and researchers have now identified how biochemical pathways rewired by cancer cells help them cheat death."This work focused on understanding how cancer ... Read more...

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Men, women’s immune systems respond differently to post-traumatic stress disorder


April 27th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Two studies have found that men and women's immune systems respond differently to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.The studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and ... Read more...

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Compound that effectively suppresses multiple sclerosis developed


April 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have developed the first of a new class of highly selective compounds that effectively suppresses the severity of multiple sclerosis in animal models.Scientists from the Florida ... Read more...

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Epilepsy trigger found


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Bochum's neuroscientists have reported that hereditary diseases such as epilepsy or various coordination disorders may be caused by changes in nerve cells of the cerebellum, which do not ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to those with multiple sclerosis


February 24th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Wayne State University's School of Medicine has offered hope to people with multiple sclerosis.Harley Tse, associate professor of immunology and microbiology ... Read more...

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New guidelines to aid food allergies diagnosis released


December 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Food allergies are one of the biggest challenges today. But they are often hard for doctors to diagnose, and are even harder for parents to manage.That is ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind organ transplant rejection uncovered


November 19th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have identified the culprit behind chronic rejection of heart, lung and kidney transplants.The findings suggest new therapeutic approaches for preventing transplant rejection and sabotaging cancer growth.University of ... Read more...

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Cognitive behavioral therapy plus medication may help adults with ADHD


August 25th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): A new study has found that adding cognitive behavioral therapy - an approach that teaches skills for handling life challenges and revising negative thought patterns - to pharmaceutical ... Read more...

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Blueberries, green tea may boost memory in old age


July 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A combination of nutrients called NT-020- made from blueberries, green tea, and amino acids, such as carnosine-successfully promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted ... Read more...

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Interfering genes protect monkeys from lethal Ebola virus post-exposure


May 30th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): By using tiny particles of genetic material to interfere in the replication process of the deadly Ebola virus, scientists have successfully prevented monkeys exposed to that virus from ... Read more...

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How breast tumor cells break free and start to spread


May 5th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center have identified a key mechanism in metastatic breast cancer.The boffins have found a molecular mechanism in breast cancer that ... Read more...

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Simple urine test to diagnose preeclampsia


February 5th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple urine test to diagnose preeclampsia, a serious hypertensive complication linked to pregnancy.Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have named it the "Congo Red ... Read more...

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Bacteria ‘could reduce addictiveness of cocaine’


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): A naturally occurring bacterial enzyme could be used to tackle cocaine addiction, claim scientists.The discovery of Cocaine esterase, CocE, has been hailed as possible method of helping addicts ... Read more...

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Bacteria vital for healthy skin


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Bacteria living on the surface of the skin helps in maintaining its healthy texture, says a new study. "These germs are actually good for us," said Richard L. Gallo, ... Read more...

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Synthetic molecules may boost immunity against HIV


November 9th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Scientists have developed synthetic molecules that could boost our immunity against HIV and HIV-infected cells as well as prostate cancer cells. Their findings potentially open the way to ... Read more...

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Novel synthetic molecules boost immune response to HIV and prostate cancer


November 6th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Synthetic molecules developed by researchers at Yale University could enhance the body's immune response to HIV and HIV-infected cells, and prostate cancer cells.The findings by Yale researchers ... Read more...

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Gene behind gum disease, osteoporosis, arthritis identified


August 31st, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified a gene that is common in the development of gum disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis.Experts at Hospital for Special Surgery say ... Read more...

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Anti-oxidant drug may protect against deadly forms of malaria


August 18th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, in Portugal, have demonstrated that an anti-oxidant drug can protect against the development of deadly forms of malaria.The findings could help ... Read more...

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Why HIV progresses faster in women than in men


July 14th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): An international team of researchers have shed light on why HIV progresses faster in women than in men with same viral load.Researchers from Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General ... Read more...

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Milkshakes can help treat anorexic teens


April 3rd, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Have an anorexic teen? Try feeding him or her high-calorie meals like milkshakes and macaroni and cheese until they regain a healthy weight.Known also as the Maudsley Approach, ... Read more...

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Have an anorexic teen? Try milkshakes


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Getting your kids to drink a high calorie chocolate milkshake or macaroni and cheese until they regain weight could be one approach to treating anorexia nervosa. Known also ... Read more...

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Pregnancy-related restless legs syndrome linked to high estradiol hormone level


February 2nd, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has shown the pregnancy-related increase in estradiol hormone levels is more pronounced in pregnant women with restless legs syndrome (RLS) than in controls. The ... Read more...

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Apple juice can delay onset of Alzhemier’s


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Drinking apple juice helped mice deliver above average performances in maze trials, which maintained the same level of mental fitness that was otherwise observed as these mice aged.Thomas ... Read more...

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Apple juice can delay onset of Alzheimer’’s disease


January 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Drinking apple juice could help delay the onset of Alzheimer''s disease, says a new study.The study, which has been published in the January 2009 issue of the ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on cause of juvenile diabetes


December 18th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Finnish scientists have found some vital clues that may prompt new approaches for prediction and prevention of type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, in children.They ... Read more...

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Common intestinal bacteria may protect against diabetes


October 7th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 7 (ANI): A common intestinal bacteria can provide some protection against type 1 diabetes, according to a new study. Research collaborators from Yale University and the University of Chicago ... Read more...

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Genetic variant behind sleep disorder narcolepsy unveiled


September 29th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): By finding a genetic variant linked to a much higher risk of the sleep disorder narcolepsy, Japanese researchers may unravel the mystery behind the disorder, according to ... Read more...

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Scientists block tumour growth in leukaemia mouse model


April 25th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Researchers at Ohio State University have successfully blocked tumour growth in an animal model by restoring two small molecules often lost in chronic leukaemia.The animal study, using ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may help in treatment of life-threatening tumours


April 17th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr 17 (ANI): While investigating how blood vessel growth keeps cancers alive, researchers at Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) have made a key discovery that may boost ... Read more...

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Physicians uncertain of therapeutic approaches for heart failure patients


February 12th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Researchers at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have found that most physicians are uncertain about the approaches to care for heart failure patients.The survey involving 1,450 ... Read more...

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250 human proteins that may provide new target for HIV drugs identified


January 11th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
London, January 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified more than 250 human proteins that aid the spread of HIV in the body.Stephen Elledge, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, says ... Read more...

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