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Dopamine also vital for kidney health, lifespan


July 20th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Dopamine, a key neurotransmitter active in the brain, is best known for triggering feel good emotions. Now investigators have shown how dopamine produced outside the brain, ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for asthma, other lung disorders identified


April 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): A researcher has discovered a molecule's previously unknown role as a major trigger for airway remodeling, which impairs lung function, making the molecule a promising therapeutic target for ... Read more...

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Normal healthy breast cells can help kill cancer cells


April 14th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has found that normal healthy cells can be a second line of defence against cancer.Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for Staph infections discovered


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two genes that encode copper and sulfur-binding repressors in the Staphylococcus aureus, which they say could provide two new potential avenues for controlling the increasingly ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for breast cancer identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein that alters nutrition of breast cancer cells, which can be a potential therapeutic target in the development of effective therapies for the disease.They ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for lung cancer identified


April 1st, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a new therapeutic target for lung cancer.It was found that a variant of the protein AIMP2 is highly expressed in ... Read more...

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Possible biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma identified


March 18th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma.The novel cell screening method used in the study also clarifies the process behind tumor metastasis and ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s identified


March 12th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target to slow changes that lead to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.Cell biologists pondering the death of neurons - ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for schizophrenia identified


February 24th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia that may be an important new target for the development of drug therapies.The work was done by ... Read more...

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Bioengineered protein may help fight leukemia


February 19th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have announced a breakthrough discovery in understanding how the body fights leukemia.They have identified a protein called CD19-ligand (CD19-L) located on the surface of certain white blood ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for improving long-term memory identified


January 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified a therapy that may enhance memory and prevent the loss of long-term memory.Led by Cristina Alberini, Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, ... Read more...

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Kidney’s role vital in managing blood pressure


January 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The kidneys play a vital role in maintaining blood pressure, says a new study.The organ is made up of roughly a million basic working units called nephrons, which ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis identified


January 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis (MS).Multiple sclerosis is a disease caused by damage to myelin - the protective covering wrapped around the ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in lungs


January 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists at the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, have found a new therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in the lungs.They have found that blocking the activation ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to block neurodegeneration in adult form of Fragile X syndrome


December 14th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that expression of a toxic RNA that leads to Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome is modifiable by genetic or pharmacologic ... Read more...

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New brain imaging technique shows effects of Parkinson’s drug


December 1st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Using a new brain imaging technique, neuroscientists could see an investigational drug for Parkinson's disease get into a patient's brain and affect blood flow in several key structures, ... Read more...

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Depression cure with little side-effects found


December 1st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 1 (IANS) Canadian neuroscientists have developed a protein peptide to cure deep depression with little side-effects.In their study at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction ... Read more...

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Neurological protein may hold the key to novel depression treatments


November 30th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Scientists have developed a protein peptide that may be a novel type of highly targeted treatment for depression with a low side-effect profile.Neuroscientists at the Centre for ... Read more...

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New path discovered for colon cancer drug discovery


November 20th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have found an old pinworm medicine to be a new lead in the search for compounds that block a signalling pathway implicated in colon cancer.The findings have ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target across a range of cancer types found


October 21st, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers have found a common link among several malignant tumor types in all grades of cancer.Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in collaboration with investigators of the ... Read more...

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New gene could explain relationship between diabetes, Alzheimer’s


October 13th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that a gene associated with the onset of Type 2 diabetes is also found at lower-than-normal levels in people with ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for some breast cancers discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new therapeutic target for some breast cancers.A protein that pumps calcium out of cells also moonlights as a signal to get massive quantities of ... Read more...

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Scientists discover cancer treatment in ‘junk DNA’


September 29th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a way to shrink tumours in certain cancers - a finding that provides hope for new treatments.The cancers in question are those caused by a ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s identified


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a new therapeutic target that can potentially lead to a new way to prevent the progression of Alzheimer's disease. ... Read more...

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Test providing new pathway for identifying obesity, diabetes drugs developed


September 17th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new molecular test that will allow researchers to look for potential drugs targeting a human metabolic enzyme believed to ... Read more...

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Diabetes medication safe for Alzheimer’s patients


September 14th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): The diabetes medication pioglitazone is generally well tolerated and could be a potential treatment option for patients with Alzheimer's disease."Alzheimer's disease is an immense and growing public ... Read more...

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Lung cancer culprit could offer therapeutic target


September 14th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): New research has suggested that a tiny molecule, which spurs the progression of lung cancer, could become a key player in fighting the disease.Scientists have known that the ... Read more...

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Researchers link mutated protein to tumour growth


September 5th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): While working on mice, Johns Hopkins researchers discovered a protein that is a major target of a gene that, when mutated in humans, causes tumors to develop on ... Read more...

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‘Sprouty’ protein could be a therapeutic target for obesity, osteoporosis


September 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A newly discovered protein termed as 'sprouty' protein could be the answer to obesity and/or osteoporosis, as well as diabetes, osteoarthritis and heart disease.Scientists from Maine report findings ... Read more...

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Wine could boost memory and learning ability


July 12th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has found that Resveratrol, which is found in wine and activates a group of enzymes known as sirtuins, might now help ... Read more...

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Defects in immune system enzyme ‘raise arthritis, diabetes risk’


June 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that rare variants in the gene coding an enzyme that controls the activity of a key immune cell occur more frequently in individuals with autoimmune ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer identified


February 24th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): PKC-iota (PKCi), an oncogene important in colon and lung cancers, is over-produced in pancreatic cancer and is linked to poor patient survival, a research team has found.The team ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for brain cancer identified


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for brain cancer.They have discovered a protein that is highly expressed in a subgroup of glioblastoma brain tumour cells and show ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for controlling viral infection identified


February 6th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have identified a potential therapeutic target for controlling viral infection.Within a virus's tiny exterior is a store of energy waiting to be unleashed. ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for diabetes identified


February 5th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential target for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes.The research team at Eastern Virginia Medical School, led by Jerry Nadler, has been studying the ... Read more...

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