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Brain molecule found to protect against epileptic seizures


March 7th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): A new Brown University study has found that molecule putrescine present in the brain an epileptic seizure actually protect against them hours later.The scientists have found that putrescine ... Read more...

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Gene cocktail could help rejuvenate failing hearts


August 6th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) A revolutionary technique developed by scientists could help cardiac patients rejuvenate their failing hearts. The new technique could also cut the need for transplants, with diseased and worn out ... Read more...

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Now, body cells can be regenerated into heart muscles


August 6th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) have discovered how the cells in one's body can be used to regenerate heart muscles.GICD director Deepak Srivastava and ... Read more...

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Molecular pathway responsible for Parkinson’s disease identified


July 29th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified a molecular pathway responsible for the death of key nerve cells whose loss causes Parkinson's disease.The researchers in Lu's lab conducted their experiments in Drosophila, ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene linked to rare form of progressive hearing loss in males


December 18th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18(ANI): Scientists have identified a gene associated with a rare form of progressive deafness in males.Seemingly, the gene, PRPS1, is significant for inner ear development and maintenance.The gene is associated ... Read more...

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Traumatic memories can be erased after all


November 10th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Fear memories get registered in the brain forever. However, a new study has offered fresh hope after claiming that traumatic experiences can be wiped out.A recent paper ... Read more...

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Seeing is relieving, when it comes to relief from chronic pain


October 30th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): People who suffer from chronic pain can greatly improve their condition just by looking at the area where the pain is occurring, reveals an Anglo-Italian study.For the study, ... Read more...

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Feeling itchy? Blame it on specific nerves


August 8th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Feeling itchy? Blame it on specific nerve cells or neurons, which scientists have now located after many decades of search. Itchiness was earlier regarded as a less intense version ... Read more...

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DNA theory flawed, says new research


July 16th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 16 (IANS) New research by Canadian scientists is set to turn upside down the DNA theory which says that every cell in the body is identical to every other cell. Current ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher unveils gene behind autoimmune disease lupus


March 30th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A gene linked to the autoimmune disease lupus, and its location on the X chromosome can explain why females are 10 times more susceptible to the disease than ... Read more...

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Novel cause of ozone wheezing discovered


February 4th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 04 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered a cause of airway irritation and wheezing after exposure to ozone, a common urban air pollutant.Using an animal model, researchers ... Read more...

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