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Patients get well soon with caring doctors


September 12th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Patients with more sympathetic, understanding doctors have better outcomes and fewer complications, a study suggests.By measuring a doctor's understanding of a patient's concerns and an intention ... Read more...

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New hope for heart patients


July 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A gene injection that can make hearts beat stronger and to even overcome the damage caused by previous heart attacks provides new hope of effectively curing ... Read more...

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Personalized cancer medicine now a step closer to reality


April 16th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have come one step closer to personalized cancer medicine.Identifying gene mutations in cancer patients to predict clinical outcome has been ... Read more...

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Cheap diabetes drug could help fight breast cancer


April 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) A low cost diabetes drug could benefit breast cancer sufferers. Anthony Howell, director of the breakthrough breast cancer research unit at the University of Manchester, said: ... Read more...

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Protein discovery could lead to better autoimmune disease, cancer drugs


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): The discovery that a single protein called FADD controls multiple cell death pathways could lead to better, more targeted autoimmune disease and cancer drugs.Jianke Zhang at Thomas Jefferson ... Read more...

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Sudden smoking cessation may be an early symptom of lung cancer


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that quitting smoking suddenly could be an early symptom of lung cancer for longtime smokers."It is widely known that many lung cancer patients have stopped ... Read more...

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Coffee and Aspirin is “Best Hangover Cure” in Rats


January 21st, 2011 - 1:58 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to scientists, the best cure for a hangover is not “hair of the dog” as suggested before, which means that a person should drink a small amount ... Read more...

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Research on rats confirms that coffee & aspirin are the best hangover cures


January 21st, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Philadelphia, Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A scientist has concluded after a study that the best way to beat a hangover is to take a cup of coffee with some aspirin.The research was ... Read more...

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Coffee, aspirin best antidote to hangover


January 18th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) A hangover leaves you wallowing in depression and anxiety with waves of headache, nausea, lethargy, sensitivity to light and noise. But the antidote to such a bleak state ... Read more...

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‘Longevity’ protein may ward off precursor to prostate cancer


January 14th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): New evidence suggests that the "longevity" protein SIRT1 can inhibit the development of a known precursor to prostate cancer, prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN).Results from the study could lead ... Read more...

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Could coffee be the answer to hangovers?


January 12th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): A cup of steaming hot coffee and a painkiller may be the answer to that hangover from binge drinking, says a new study.Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in ... Read more...

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Western diet linked to increased risk of breast cancer


January 7th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet play an important role in the growth and spread of breast cancer.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Scans show more brain activity when people meditate


December 19th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) People who pray, meditate and perform religious rituals show considerably more activity in their brain's frontal lobe during these activities than when the brain is at rest, a ... Read more...

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Western diet ‘ups prostate cancer risk’


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet plays an important role in the growth and spread of prostate ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cells may aid in stroke recovery


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new research has found that bone marrow stromal stem cells may aid in stroke recovery.The study from the Farber Institute for Neurosciences and the Department of Neuroscience ... Read more...

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Increased use of Computer-aided detection in mammography


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Computer-aided detection (CAD) is increasingly being used in both screening and diagnostic mammography, according to a study.CAD software systems highlight and alert the radiologist of abnormal areas of ... Read more...

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Molecule involved in heart failure ‘also leads to heat attack damage’


September 16th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University has revealed that a molecule known to be involved in progressive heart failure has now been shown to also lead to permanent damage ... Read more...

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How cancer ‘eats patients alive’


September 5th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 05 (ANI): Scientists have proposed a new theory about how cancer cells grow and survive.The finding could help researchers design better diagnostics and therapies to target high-risk cancer patients.A large ... Read more...

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Aging-related gene plays role in stem cell differentiation


June 5th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Researchers from the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University claim that a gene shown to play a ... Read more...

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Cancer info on Wikipedia accurate, but not reader-friendly: Study


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Wikipedia is a wealth of information - written and edited by non-experts without professional oversight. Despite that, crucial information about cancer is as accurate as a science journal, ... Read more...

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Protein that spurs spread of prostate cancer discovered


May 20th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that Stat5, a signaling protein previously found to be key to survival of prostate cancer, is also involved in metastasis.The study, conducted by researchers from ... Read more...

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Beau Biden Recovering Well From Stroke


May 12th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Philadelphia, May 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Beau Biden, the son of the Vice President of United States Joe Biden suffered a mild stroke and was shifted to the Thomas Jefferson University ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new longevity protein


May 8th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The level of a single protein found in the tiny roundworm C. elegans determines how long it lives, says a new study. Worms born without this protein, called ... Read more...

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New protein involved in longevity identified


May 8th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): The level of a single protein in the tiny roundworm C. elegans determines how long it lives, researchers in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Thomas ... Read more...

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Milk production hormone can help prevent aggressive breast cancer


February 4th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A mechanism by which a hormone responsible for milk production blocks an oncogene that makes breast cancer more aggressive has been discovered by researchers from the Kimmel Cancer ... Read more...

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New biomarker may help predict pancreatic cancer risk in the obese


February 4th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists from Jefferson Pancreatic, Biliary and Related Cancers Centre have identified an inflammatory marker that may help detect pancreatic cancer in obese patients.Studies have shown that obesity is ... Read more...

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Radiation for prostate cancer does not cause continuous sexual decline


January 6th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that sexual function in prostate cancer patients receiving external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) decreases within the first two years after treatment but then ... Read more...

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Tobacco plant leaves can be used to make efficient biofuel


December 31st, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): In a new study, researchers from the Biotechnology Foundation Laboratories at Thomas Jefferson University, US, have identified a way to increase the oil in tobacco plant leaves, which ... Read more...

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Potential new imaging technique ‘helps identify malignant breast tumours’


December 18th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist from Kimmel Cancer Centre at Jefferson has come up with a novel imaging technique that would help identify malignant breast ... Read more...

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Rabies vaccine offers hope for AIDS vaccine


December 15th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to developing a vaccine against AIDS.In the study, lead author Matthias J. Schnell, from Thomas Jefferson University, and colleagues found that a rabies ... Read more...

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New mechanism of blocking HIV-1 from entering cells identified


December 1st, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new mechanism by which drugs block HIV-1 from entering host cells.Cellular invasion by HIV-1 requires the concerted action of two proteins on the viral ... Read more...

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People with migraine more prone to hangover headaches


October 19th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): Those suffering from migraine are more vulnerable to alcohol-induced headaches, according to a study.Michael Oshinsky, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, ... Read more...

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Scientists to create 3D ‘touch-and-feel’ genetic images of cancer


September 27th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 27 (ANI): A team of scientists is all set to create a three-dimensional patient imaging system that will allow surgeons to view and virtually 'touch' genetic images of cancer.The 3D ... Read more...

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Soon, single shot to protect against rabies


September 19th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): A single shot of vaccine might soon be efficient enough to provide protection against rabies, say researchers.The team led by Dr James McGettigan, assistant professor of Microbiology and ... Read more...

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Asthmatic kids more vulnerable to H1N1 virus


September 9th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Children suffering from asthma are at an increased risk of contracting H1N1 virus, warns an expert.While talking to students and their parents at Thurgood Marshall Elementary, HHS Secretary ... Read more...

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