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Metformin may protect against liver cancer


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Metformin, a well-tolerated drug prescribed for diabetics, may also protect against liver cancer, says a new study.The study, led by Geoffrey Girnun, assistant professor of biochemistry ... Read more...

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Low-intensity treadmill exercise may benefit Parkinson’s patients


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): People with Parkinson's disease who walk on a treadmill at a comfortable, low-intensity speed for a longer duration may be able to improve their gait and mobility, according ... Read more...

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Binge drinking? Blame it on your genes


March 1st, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Two genes that seem to trigger binge drinking have been identified, potentially paving the way to better treatments for excessive alcohol consumption. Researchers found that manipulating two ... Read more...

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Genes associated with binge drinking identified


March 1st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 01 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking.University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers ... Read more...

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Why some mental disorders are more prevalent in males


November 18th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Researchers have discovered differences in the development of the amygdala region of the brain, that controls emotion and social behaviour, in animal models that may explain why some ... Read more...

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New blood test may help predict heart failure risk: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new, highly sensitive investigative blood test may help predict the risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death much earlier than previously possible in older people who do ... Read more...

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Fewer Young Women Getting HPV Vaccine, Research Reveals


November 11th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has divulged that fewer women take the vaccine for human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) and those who actually start taking the vaccine do not ... Read more...

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Study: Bitter receptors in lungs may be a boon for asthma patients


October 26th, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research by researchers from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore has revealed that the human lungs and airways also contain bitter receptors.The ... Read more...

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Lungs can detect bitter tastes


October 25th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Human lungs can detect bitter tastes the same way as the tongue can, potentially paving the way to new treatments for asthma.The team from the University of Maryland ... Read more...

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Bitter tasting substances ‘found to work better than drugs to treat asthma’


October 25th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have discovered that bitter tasting substances can relieve asthma better than drugs currently available.Stephen B. Liggett said ... Read more...

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Scientists sequence genomes of lyme disease bacteria


October 19th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A group of scientists have determined the complete genetic blueprints for 13 different strains of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, a skin infection, scientifically known as Borrelia ... Read more...

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Mentorship program helps fight childhood obesity


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A new study found that pairing healthy young adults with urban middle school students helped the adolescents adopt healthy habits, active lifestyles and a healthy weight.The study ... Read more...

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How mice sniff out whether food is safe to eat


July 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Scientists have revealed how mice sniff out scent of food on the breath of their fellow mice to decide whether it's safe to eat or not.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new strategy that may improve cognition


July 1st, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 01 (ANI): US scientists have developed a new strategy that has the potential to improve cognition.For the first time, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have linked ... Read more...

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‘Jumping genes’ make up roughly half of the human genome


June 25th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Geneticists have revealed that Transposons or 'jumping genes', which create genomic instability and are implicated in cancer and other diseases, make up roughly half of the human genome."Now ... Read more...

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Blood sugar-regulating hormone also influences sensitivity to sweetness


June 16th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a blood sugar-regulating hormone may also alter a person's sensitivity to sweet-tasting foods.Scientists from University of Maryland School of Medicine found that changing the ... Read more...

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Vaginal microbes vary among healthy women


June 4th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new study says the delicate balance of microbes in the vagina can vary greatly between healthy women.The researchers of the study, led by the University of Maryland ... Read more...

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Bacteria may play wider role in people predisposed to obesity


May 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Bacteria may play more of a role in people predisposed to obesity than previously thought, according to new studies."Work currently underway suggests that an interaction between genetic factors ... Read more...

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Caffeine ‘effective in preventing cataract formation’


May 6th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Caffeine may provide the lens protection against damage that could lead to the formation of cataracts, according to a new study.The study has been presented at the 2010 ... Read more...

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Simon Bolivar may have died due to poison and not tuberculosis


May 5th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Baltimore, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A John Hopkins doctor has raised the issue of whether the death of Simon Bolivar was due to tuberculosis or whether he died because of poisoning. Dr. ... Read more...

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Vatican Gives Its Support To Adult Stem Cell Research


April 25th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Rome, Apr 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican has pledged its support to adult stem cell research which would be instrumental in the treatment of intestinal diseases as well as a ... Read more...

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Prenatal cocaine exposure not severely damaging to growth, IQ


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that children exposed to cocaine in the womb face serious consequences from the drug, but not in ... Read more...

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New anti-malaria vaccine found effective in children


February 4th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): An international team of researchers has concluded that a new malaria vaccine shows promise in protecting young children.The study led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine's ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoke exposure prior to heart transplant harmful: Study


November 25th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Cigarette smoke exposure prior to a heart transplant in either the donor, recipient, or both, accelerates the death of a transplanted heart, a new study has found.The ... Read more...

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Molecule critical in developing celiac disease identified


September 8th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists from University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered a human protein that appears to play a crucial role in developing celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders, ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug may help fight flu


May 27th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A drug commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis has been found to reduce some of the severe symptoms of the Influenza A virus infection, say researchers from University ... Read more...

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Novel view of HIV entry could lead to newly designed drugs


May 1st, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): It looks like scientists will have to rethink the design of drugs which are meant for blocking HIV from infecting human cells, for a new research has shown ... Read more...

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Wrist acupuncture can prevent nausea from anesthesia


April 15th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A new study has found that wrist acupunture or acupressure can significantly reduce vomiting and nausea symptoms, which are generally experienced after surgery.The researchers have found that by ... Read more...

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Scientists chart sequence of 99 cold virus strains


February 13th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): In a rather massive feat, scientists have reported the sequences for all of the 99 known strains of cold virus. Unravelling the code of nature''s most ubiquitous human ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to high blood pressure identified


December 30th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (Xinhua) Researchers at the US University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified a common gene variant that appears to influence risk of developing high blood pressure. The STK39 ... Read more...

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Gene linked to high blood pressure identified


December 30th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A common gene variant that appears to influence people''s risk of developing high blood pressure has been identified by researchers at the University of Maryland School of ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that appears to prevent heart disease identified


December 12th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A team of scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has identified a novel gene mutation among the Old Order Amish population that ... Read more...

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Joyful music promotes healthy heart


November 12th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) Listening to joyful music may be really good for your heart, according to the latest study.University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers (Baltimore) have shown that emotions evoked ... Read more...

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Joyful music can keep heart healthy


November 12th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Listening to music that makes you happy really does give the heart a lift, suggests a new study. For the first time, researchers at the University of Maryland ... Read more...

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Can your doctor correctly interpret an ECG?


October 31st, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) An electrocardiogram or ECG can help the doctor determine whether the graphs indicate a heart attack or an acid attack from last night's dish. Correct interpretation may prompt ... Read more...

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