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West Nile virus hits US, four dead


August 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The US has been badly hit by mosquito-borne West Nile virus, with 241 cases of the disease, including four deaths, reported nationwide so far this year, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New insights into cancer formation


July 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered an important step in healthy tissue formation - signals that cause proteins to form the glue that binds cells into tissues but may ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Muscle implants regenerate damaged tissues


July 17th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Lab-engineered muscle implants can help regenerate and repair damaged or lost muscle tissue, resulting in significant improvement in mice studies."While the body has a capacity to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Apple compound may help burn fat, reduce obesity


June 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A waxy compound found in apple peel may help reduce obesity and its associated health problems by increasing the amount of muscle and brown fat, two ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Starch fibres could make for ‘painless’ bandages


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) A new method of spinning starch into fine strands could help make painless bandages as well as low cost and more eco-friendly toilet paper, napkins and ... Read more...

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Hope for baldness cure


April 30th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) New hopes of a cure for baldness have been sparked after Japanese researchers claimed to have successfully grown hair on hairless mice, The Independent reported Monday.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fatty acids can fight cancer spread


April 11th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) Omega-3 agents could potentially block the path of primary cancer tumours, preventing more advanced cancers, according to researchers. Michael Murray, professor of pharmogenetics at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Injectable gel to heal damaged hearts


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) A new injectable hydrogel could safely and effectively heal any damage caused by heart attacks and help minimise invasive surgeries. The hydrogel would open a new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Newlywed Erica Marshall dies in a freak accident


February 14th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Investigation into a deadly blast that claimed that life of a newlywed bride has concluded that the initial spark was accidentally caused by a horse. Erica Marshall ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Molecular pathology boon for prenatal diagnosis: Expert


January 28th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Around half a million newborns in India suffer from congenital genetic disorders every year - the highest in the world - but advances like molecular ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Beauty cream with bee stings in great demand


December 29th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) As bizarre as it may sound, beauty creams that contain bee stings are in huge demand in Britain as they reportedly prevent ageing by smoothing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists devise safer way to reconstruct breasts


December 7th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Reconstruction of breasts will now become a lot safer and more realistic, thanks to real tissues grown on a scaffold and then implanted in a new ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sugary way to stave off heart disease


December 6th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Mary Poppins was right when she said that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down -- scientists have now stumbled upon a sugary way ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British ladies carry rotten fish to sex toys in handbags!


November 26th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) While opening a woman's purse could be viewed as an uncivilised conduct for a man, a survey of the British women's handbags has revealed one can ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Two gene variants in dengue identified


October 18th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants that increase chances of your being infected with severe dengue and some people's genetic make-up predisposes them to the infection. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chip makes rats move, may help humans too


October 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A chip that helped injured rats move can open the way to providing human amputees with fully functioning robotic limbs, new research says.The chip, mimicking a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Synthetic protein to help regenerate new tissues


September 11th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists have thought up a new way to synthesize collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, for regenerating new tissues and organs from stem cells. ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gay men in Britain may now donate blood


September 8th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Homosexual men across Britain will now be able to donate blood as government restrictions are likely to be lifted, a media report said Thursday.A lifetime ban ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ex-Egyptian bank chief pleads guilty of sex abuse


June 25th, 2011 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 25 (IANS) Former chairman of Egypt's Bank of Alexandria here Friday pleaded guilty of sexually abusing a maid, Xinhua reported.Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar, 74, was charged ... Read more...

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Why some people are apple-shaped and others pear-shaped


March 10th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have shed light on why some people are apple-shaped and others are pear-shaped.Researchers have pinpointed a protein that plays a part in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists generate pluripotent stem cells from horses


February 28th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): For the first time ever, Canadian researchers have generated pluripotent stem cells from horses.The findings will help enable new stem cell based regenerative therapies in veterinary medicine, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Promiscuous’ chimps produce more sperm


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists based in Japan have revealed that chimpanzees produce 200 times more sperm than gorillas, the world's largest primates, and 14 times more than orangutans.Promiscuous ape species have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Doctors Save Man’s Life With Plastic Heart Transplant


February 16th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors in the United States have successfully transplanted an artificial plastic pump into an Oklahoma pastor's chest to replace his heart. The device, which is called the Total ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pill to repair damaged hearts ‘just 5 years away’


February 1st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A major research programme involving experts in Scotland has suggested that a pill to repair damaged hearts could be a reality in as little as five years.Researchers are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gabrielle Giffords is in good condition so transferred to rehab center


January 27th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tucson, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, was moved to a rehab facility on Wednesday after making a progress on her condition.Doctors on Tuesday rated the condition of Giffords “good”. The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others


January 25th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has explained why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others, which could eventually lead to advances in treating or preventing heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biomarker test shows promise for diagnosis of melanoma


January 25th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma.University of North Carolina School ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Congo fever claims a life near Ahmedabad


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Jan.23 (ANI): Congo fever has claimed the life of a 30-year-old woman in Kolat Village near here, and its residents are now afraid to move out."Our villagers don't go out ... Read more...

Posted in National |

How slowing the engines of mitochondria extends lifespan


January 7th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that slowing the engines of mitochondria, the tiny cellular factories, could extend your life.Andrew Dillin and his colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Health and medicine fields expected to have major advances in 2011


January 4th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There were several breakthroughs in the health and medical world in 2010. That has got several people very interested in what will happen in 2011 in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids often exposed to imaging procedures that use radiation


January 4th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study led by University of Michigan researchers has shown that parents and doctors need to exercise caution before children are exposed to radiation during imaging procedures."Imaging ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover protein that arrests cancer-spreading enzyme


January 4th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas have discovered a protein that arrests an enzyme that may worsen and spread cancer.They also found that the same deactivation of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Longevinex reduces size of heart attack better than resveratrol: Study


December 28th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that Longevinex worked better at reducing the size of a heart attack better than resveratrol.The study compared and contrasted the gene-switching pattern for both plain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sanjay Dutt, Manyata Dutt: New Members Of Life Cell


December 15th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Thus going in accordance with many B town celebrities, the couple has registered with the stem cell preservation unit called Life Cell which is a reputed stem cell preservation outfit in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

How does cancer spread?


December 12th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): Experts at Imperial College London have apparently discovered what makes cancer cells spread.They are now assessing drugs to stop the process in a breakthrough that could save thousands ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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