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Women who smoke, pierce nipples ‘more likely to develop breast abscess’


August 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 04 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women who smoke or pierce their nipples are more likely to develop a breast abscess.Researchers at the University of Iowa found the ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass surgery ‘can help lower cholesterol’


June 26th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that gastric bypass surgery can help lower cholesterol and improve the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (good) cholesterol.The study showed that within ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new inherited eye disease


December 12th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Iowa have found a new inherited eye disease that affects the macula, which is part of the retina.With the findings, which have been ... Read more...

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Novel surgical implant may prevent total blindness


February 19th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa have tested and are now using a surgical implant called Retisert to prevent a rare eye condition, sympathetic ophthalmia. Sympathetic ophthalmia occurs ... Read more...

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Scientists turn benign virus into good gene therapy carrier for cystic fibrosis


February 17th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 17 (ANI): A collaborative study led by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Iowa has led to the conversion of a relatively benign virus ... Read more...

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Smoking linked to premature aging


February 6th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers from University of Iowa have found a link between smoking and premature aging.They identified a key protein that is lost in Werner''s syndrome (premature aging) is ... Read more...

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Embryonic stem cells can be used to create a functional immune system


February 13th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 13 (ANI): Embryonic stem cells (ESC) seem to have the potential to become an alternative source of cells for bone marrow transplantation, with a new study showing that they can ... Read more...

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