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Poor brain connectivity behind many faces of depression


February 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Brain connectivity may be behind many faces of depression such as anxiety, poor attention and concentration and disturbed sleep, says a report.This is what University of ... Read more...

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Pesticides near workplace raises Parkinson’s risk: Study


May 28th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) People exposed to pesticides at workplace are at a greater risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder among the aged, a study by the ... Read more...

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Exposure to pesticides likely to trigger Parkinson’s


May 27th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Exposure to pesticides near farmland and homes is also likely to trigger Parkinson's, a degenerative disease which brings on shakiness, slowness of movement, depression and sweating, ... Read more...

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Cholesterol regulator plays key role in development of liver fibrosis


March 31st, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Scientists have found that a key regulator of cholesterol and fat metabolism in the liver also plays an important role in the development of liver fibrosis - the ... Read more...

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Possible biomarker to gauge Alzheimer’s prognosis identified


March 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new biomarker that could help them track how effectively the immune system is able to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the ... Read more...

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New device to efficiently identify and ‘grab’ circulating cancer cells


March 8th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 08 (ANI): A UCLA research team has developed an innovative device based on Velcro-like nanoscale technology to efficiently identify and 'grab' circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, in the blood, which ... Read more...

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Tobacco smoking negatively affects teens’ brains


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has concluded that tobacco smoking can affect teenagers' brains.While studies have linked cigarette smoking to deficits in attention and memory in adults, UCLA researchers wanted ... Read more...

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Loneliness ‘ups risk of inflammatory diseases’


February 9th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that chronically lonely people may be at higher risk for certain types of inflammatory disease because their feelings of social isolation trigger the ... Read more...

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WHO model to eliminate AIDS in South Africa flawed, finds study


September 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): A proposal by WHO to eliminate AIDS in South Africa has appeared to be a flawed one, a new study reveals.In 2008, Reuben Granich and his colleagues at ... Read more...

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High-speed graphene transistors could mean faster mobiles, computers


September 4th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4(ANI): A group of UCLA researchers has fabricated the fastest graphene transistor to date, which could translate into faster electronic devices such as radios, computers and mobiles.Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer ... Read more...

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Non-invasive therapy for depression


September 4th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 04 (ANI): UCLA researchers have found a unique new therapy that could help those suffering from depression.The therapy applies electrical stimulation to a major nerve emanating from the brain is ... Read more...

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Scientists create first mammalian gene interaction map


August 10th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): UCLA researchers have, for the first time, shown not just the order in which genes fall in the genome but which genes actually interact.The work will help ... Read more...

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Dieting alone cannot help stave off type 2 diabetes


May 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Dieting to shed weight is on its own not enough to stave off diabetes in people with sarcopenia - low skeletal muscle mass and strength, a study has ... Read more...

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Why horror movie music is so scary


May 27th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 27 (ANI): UCLA researchers claimed to have solved the mystery of why horror-flick music causes goosebumps.According to the boffins, freak-out film scores, from the screeching violins to the two ... Read more...

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Now, early warning system for signs of suicidality


April 10th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Scientists have developed an indicator that may serve as an early warning system to detect symptoms of suicidality. While anti-depressants have worked in helping people overcome major depression, a ... Read more...

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Simple test detects signs of suicidal thoughts in people on antidepressants


April 10th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): UCLA researchers have developed a non-invasive biomarker, or indicator, that can detect signs of suicidal thoughts in people taking antidepressants.Antidepressant medications have proven to be beneficial in helping ... 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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Antiviral compound that targets numerous deadly viruses identified


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Researchers across the U.S. have teamed up to develop and test a broad-spectrum antiviral compound capable of stopping a wide range of highly dangerous viruses, including Ebola, HIV, ... Read more...

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Scientists conjure fuel out of carbon emissions


December 11th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Scientists have done the unimaginable -- converting carbon-dioxide (CO2) into vehicular fuel that could also slash global warming. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have modified a cyanobacterium ... Read more...

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How blind people fearlessly cross busy roads


November 19th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Wondering how blind people appear to fearlessly navigate busy sidewalks or roads with just a cane? Well, UCLA researchers claim to have found the answer for you.They have ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how high cholesterol levels cause bone loss


August 25th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered how high cholesterol levels bring about bone loss, potentially opening the way to new approaches for treating osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans, causing fragile bones ... Read more...

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Micro chip marvel performs 1,000 chemical tests at once


August 4th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Flasks, beakers and hot plates may soon be a thing of the past -- thanks to a thumbnail sized micro chip marvel which, when plugged into a computer, ... Read more...

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Immune system may trigger schizophrenia


July 6th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Schizophrenia, a mental disease, is thought to be caused by the interaction of both genetic and environmental factors. Researchers have, however, identified additional genes that confirm what scientists ... Read more...

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Conversing helps kids better develop language skills than reading


June 30th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Having conversations with your children could help them develop language skills, according to a new study.The study by UCLA researchers has found that adult-child conversations have a more ... Read more...

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Early Alzheimer’s patients fail to remember what’s important


June 26th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): People in early stages of Alzheimer's disease have trouble focusing on what is important to remember, according to University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers."One of the first ... Read more...

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Research shows that Pesticides are a Huge risk for Parkinson’s Disease


May 8th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by GD
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has stated that the studies made by most researchers indicate that exposure to any type of toxins in the environment triggers Parkinson’s disease (PD). ... Read more...

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Scientists revive dormant gene to prevent HIV transmission


April 28th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Scientists have revived a dormant gene found in humans and have coaxed it to produce retrocyclin, a protein that resists HIV. Alexander Cole of University of Central Florida ... Read more...

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Scientists use rogue laser waves to build better light sources


March 7th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): Scientists are putting rogue laser waves to work in order to produce brighter, more stable white light sources, a breakthrough in optics that may pave the way ... Read more...

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Researchers tame rogue waves of light


March 6th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Rogue waves of light, rare and explosive flare-ups that are mathematically similar to gigantic and terrifying freak waves at sea, have recently been tamed by a group of ... Read more...

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Teen-agers follow parental example in gorging on fast foods


February 10th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Teenagers are more likely to follow their parents in gorging on fast foods like burgers and fries rather than healthier fruits and vegetables.University of California Los Angeles ... Read more...

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Chemicals in food packaging, clothing may be linked to infertility


January 31st, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Perfluorinated chemicals or PFCs, widely used in food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, carpets and personal care products - may be linked with infertility in women. The study by ... Read more...

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Disabled, ethnic minorities more susceptible to terrorism fears


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): People who either suffer from some disability or belong to ethnic minorities, such as African Americans and Latinos, are more susceptible to terrorism-related fears than others, according ... Read more...

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Scientists link sleep apnea to memory loss


June 11th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Sleep apnea can lead to serious brain injury that disrupts memory and thinking, according to researchers at the University of California - Los Angeles.For the first time, ... Read more...

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Scientists create heart, blood cells from reprogrammed mouse skin cells


May 1st, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Experts at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have successfully created functioning cardiac cells from mouse skin cells.The researchers have revealed that they began their study ... Read more...

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