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Stress, depression can shrink brain


August 13th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Don't take stress or depression lightly, they can actually shrink the brain and contribute to both emotional and mental degradation, according to a US study.Now researchers ... Read more...

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Flatworm may help battle eye diseases


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The planarian flatworm, which is able to recreate missing parts of its body, is being studied intensely by researchers who believe the worm could hold the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover potential new drug therapy for kidney diseases


April 27th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists at the Department of Molecular, Cellular andDevelopmental Biology and the Neuroscience Research Institute at UCSB havediscovered a potential new drug therapy for patients with kidney ... Read more...

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Genetic change helps lung tumors spread to other parts of the body


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumors more likely to spread to other parts of the body.The findings offers new insight into how lung cancers ... Read more...

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Key mechanism of childhood respiratory disease identified


March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a crucial part of the process by which one of the world's most common and dangerous early childhood infections, respiratory syncytial virus, causes disease.By analysing ... Read more...

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Protein involved in melanoma’s development identified


December 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein involved in early steps of development of melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.Melanocytes (pigment-producing skin cells) lose the genetic regulatory mechanisms ... Read more...

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How physical activity grows a healthy heart


December 24th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): We all know that exercise comes with metabolic and cardiovascular benefits, but little is understood about how physical activity influences the heart itself.Now, a new study offers ... Read more...

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Most common adult brain cancer associated with gene deletion


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an important gene deletion in up to one of every four cases of glioblastoma, the most common adult brain cancer.This deletion contributes to tumor development, ... Read more...

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Biomarker may hold key to early diagnosis of lung cancer


October 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Early-stage lung cancer diagnosis may now be possible- as scientists have suggested that a biomarker may be used to develop a potential screening test.A collaboration between physicians and ... Read more...

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New tool to make fight against tuberculosis easier


October 9th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers have developed an algorithm that integrates genomic and metabolic data and enables cell-scale simulations.Researchers at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois have developed ... Read more...

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Chromosomal break leads to puberty gene discovery


October 1st, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A break in two chromosomes has given scientists a break in finding a new gene involved in puberty, according to a new study.The study has also helped clear ... Read more...

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Key pathway implicated in progression of childhood cancer found


September 19th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): Scientists have found a protein crucial for the immune response appears is a key player in the progression of a devastating form of childhood leukemia called T-cell acute ... Read more...

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Potential ‘persistence’ switch for tuberculosis discovered


September 18th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): Rice University bioengineers have examined a portion of the tuberculosis genome that responds to stress and have found a network of genes that may "switch" the disease into ... Read more...

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Gene linked to Fuchs corneal dystrophy identified


August 29th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 29 (ANI): A new study has found the gene likely responsible for Fuchs corneal dystrophy, an inheritable genetic disorder and leading cause of corneal transplant operations.A 13-member research team led ... Read more...

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Gene crucial for lifetime of memories discovered


August 19th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that a gene named Prox1 is a key player in normal development of a brain structure crucial for learning and memory and remains active throughout ... Read more...

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Disrupted body clock may increase heart disease risk


August 4th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that when the circadian rhythm gets thrown off, it could come with an unexpected side effect: high triglycerides, a risk factor for atherosclerosis and heart ... Read more...

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Protein important in diabetes may have an even broader role in heart disease


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A protein already known to play an important role in type 2 diabetes and cancer may have an even broader role in disease, particularly in other metabolic disorders ... Read more...

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Immune protein for multiple sclerosis could help asthma patients too


July 14th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Researchers have found that an immune-system protein-already used to treat diseases like multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C and a variety of cancers-might also aid asthma patients.They found that ... Read more...

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Disruption in body clock genes could lead to diabetes


July 14th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): A new animal study has shown that disruption of two genes that control circadian rhythms can lead to diabetes.Circadian rhythms are cyclical patterns in biological activities, such as ... Read more...

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Broccoli extract ‘effective against inflammatory bowel disease’


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new research has shown that an extract made from a food plant in the Brassica family was effective in alleviating signs of ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel ... 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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Resilience factor that controls depression, stress in mice found


May 17th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that helps to explain resilience to stress, vulnerability to depression and how antidepressants work.The new findings, ... Read more...

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Proteins that regulate early embryonic development identified


May 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): American scientists analysing the chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome have identified proteins that play a key role in early embryonic development.Though the findings of the research do not currently ... Read more...

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Gene that regulates hair growth identified


April 19th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that leads to increased hair growth, says a new study. The research was led by Leif Carlsson and his team at Umeå ... Read more...

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Scientists discover genetic link between misery and death


February 25th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): UCLA researchers have found the genetic link between misery and death.The new study has also discovered a specific genetic variation in some people that apparently disconnects that link, ... Read more...

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Gene that keeps females female identified


December 11th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Here's what keeps females female: Ovaries spend their entire existence suppressing an innate capacity to become male, says a new study.According to researchers, the findings study could have ... Read more...

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How ‘Twist’ fuels breast cancers


December 5th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin researcher from John Hopkins University has identified a protein produced by a gene called 'Twist', that when present, drives aggressive, metastatic breast ... Read more...

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Gene that spurs deadly brain cancer identified


December 4th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new factor that is necessary for the development of many forms of medulloblastoma, the most common type of malignant childhood brain cancer.Huda Y. Zoghbi ... Read more...

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New source for generation of nerve cells in the brain discovered


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new source for the generation of nerve cells in the brain.Professor Magdalena Gotz of Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat (LMU) Munich and colleagues have ... Read more...

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Fight age, go on a diet


November 19th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) How does going on a diet help fight ageing? Scientists have found some anti-ageing molecules that get activated by a low calorie diet. Charles Mobbs, professor of neuro-science and ... Read more...

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Molecular trigger that helps prevent aging and disease found


November 19th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a molecular trigger that may explain how dietary restriction and high-caloric diet produce protective effects against aging and disease.Lead ... Read more...

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Boffins identify ‘cross-talk’ mechanism that contributes to colorectal cancer


November 14th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists from University of Wisconsin-Madison School have identified what they call 'cross-talk' mechanism that appears to contribute to colorectal cancer.This molecular mechanism allows two powerful signalling pathways to ... Read more...

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A ’spoonful of sugar’ may reduce life expectancy


November 4th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): If a new study on worms is anything to go by, all the sugar in your diet could spell much more than obesity and type 2 diabetes ... Read more...

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New pathway may explain link between alcohol, cancer spread


October 27th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Scientists from Rush University Medical Center have identified a cellular pathway that might help explain the link between alcohol and cancer spread.The study showed that alcohol stimulates what ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover origin of Merkel cells


September 29th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Scientists claim to have unravelled the mystery surrounding the developmental origin of specialized skin cells involved in touch sensation.Merkel cells are neuroendocrine cells that reside in the vertebrate ... Read more...

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