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Discovery shows statins could fight cancer


September 14th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A new discovery linking cholesterol with cancer shows how cholesterol busting drugs, or statins, can prevent cancer or supplement its existing treatments.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

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Bugs ate 200,000 tonnes of oil spill: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Hydrocarbon-eating bugs in the Gulf of Mexico cleared over a period of five months at least 200,000 tonnes of oil and natural gas that had spewed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tattoos drive new source of bacterial infection?


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) If you end up with a rash on a new tattoo, don't brush it off as an allergic reaction or a normal part of the healing ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Social media may be giving your location away


March 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Much can be read about individuals from how they interact in social media, even if they hide their Twitter messages and other posts.For instance, computer researchers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Caffeine intake while breastfeeding harms baby


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Caffeine intake by breastfeeding women may trigger wakefulness and irritability in their babies as they are unable to metabolize or excrete the compound, says an expert. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Protein knocks out HIV by starving it of raw materials


February 13th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) A protein knocks out the most virulent form of HIV by starving it of the raw materials it needs to reproduce, in order to protect out ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Your shampoo could be making you fat


July 11th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) Eating healthy and exercising regularly are good enough for sloughing off the pounds. But what if your body acts otherwise? Doctors have found that chemical compounds ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hormones shape kids’ responses to stress


July 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Is your kid a "dove" - cautious and submissive when confronting new environments, or perhaps you have a "hawk" - bold and assertive in unfamiliar settings? ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Red colour makes people react faster, more forcefully


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) People react faster and more forcefully when they see red colour, says a study."Red enhances our physical reactions because it is seen as a danger cue," ... Read more...

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Zillow releases its list of ‘Top places for single moms’


May 6th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Zillow has released its list of best places for single mothers. Being a single mother presents numerous challenges but Zillow says some places present better opportunities ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Kidney failure, muscle breakdown linked to kava tea


April 28th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A study has found that a trendy tea derived from the kava plant can cause kidney failure and muscle breakdown.When doctors at the University of Rochester Medical Center ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti-depressants boost brain cells after injury


April 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain injury, researchers say. Jason Huang and colleagues at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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Obese patients at higher risk from major complications after surgery


April 19th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A study has contradicted the notion that a high body mass index (BMI) confers a protective effect, by saying that obese patients are at a higher risk from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parents’ ‘um’s’ and ‘uh’s’ help kids learn new words


April 15th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A study conducted at the University of Rochester's Baby Lab has good news for parents who are worried that they are setting a bad example for their children ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rajaratnam character witness paid millions: Prosecution


April 15th, 2011 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 15 (IANS) Two character witnesses who came forward to testify that inside-trade charges against hedge fund tycoon Raj Rajaratnam are untrue may have been paid millions of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists discover a key to maintaining our DNA


March 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how DNA maintenance is regulated, opening the door to interventions that may enhance the body's natural preservation of genetic information.DNA contains all of the genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression dogs women after miscarriage


March 4th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Depression and anxiety can dog many women after a miscarriage for years, even after they successfully give birth to a healthy child."The birth of a healthy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists focus on human cells for spinal cord injury repair


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that a specific type of human cell, generated from stem cells and transplanted into spinal cord injured rats, provide tremendous benefit, not only repairing damage ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New liquid lens for high-resolution imaging below the skin


February 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A scientist at the University of Rochester has developed an optical technology that provides unprecedented images under the skin's surface.The aim of the technology is to detect ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Device to see under the skin for cancer signs


February 20th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A researcher has developed optical technology that provides unprecedented images under the skin's surface. The technology will detect and examine skin lesions (red rashes) to determine whether ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scheduled deliveries increase risks for mums, do not benefit newborns


February 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that inducing labor without a medical reason is linked with negative outcomes for mothers, including high rates of cesarean delivery, greater blood loss ... Read more...

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Therapy to prevent heart failure more beneficial for women than men


February 8th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Women receive a significantly greater benefit - a 70 percent reduction in heart failure and a 72 percent reduction in death - from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Family mealtimes play key role in asthmatic kids’ health


February 4th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has found that the quality of family interactions during mealtime affects the health of children with asthma.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic switch that controls tissue regeneration found


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): It is well known that human body has the ability to heal itself. Thanks to the presence of stem cells, many organs can undergo continuous renewal. But this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elderly drivers’ habits could give clues about schizophrenia, depression


January 26th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A study of why the elderly are not very good drivers could help scientists understand schizophrenia and depression.The medial temporal visual area (MT) of a person's brain is ... Read more...

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Unexpected find may lead to novel ways to stop HIV


January 24th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): New techniques to fight HIV could be on their way, as scientists have found that the virus adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists one step closer to developing vaccine for MRSA


January 17th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are one step closer to developing a vaccine for life threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists pinpoint deadly brain tumor’s origin


January 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): A team of researchers have discovered the type of cell that is at the origin of brain tumors known as oligodendrogliomas, which are a type of glioma - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even facial bones show signs of aging


January 4th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Ever wondered what makes us look older? A new study has revealed that wrinkles and sagging result not only from changes in the skin, but also from aging-related ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Major shift in understanding how eczema develops


December 18th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Our skin serves as a barrier protecting our body from hundreds of allergens, irritants, pollutants and microbes we come in contact with every day.But in eczema patients, ... Read more...

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Research Ascertains That Kids Residing In Apartments Are Exposed Additionally To Secondhand Smoke


December 14th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The canvassers from Harvard and Rochester Universities have reported in a fresh study that kids residing in flats have 45% more exposure to tobacco smoke ... Read more...

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Flat-dwelling kids ‘more likely to be exposed to tobacco smoke’


December 14th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): A US study has shown that kids living in flats have 45pc more exposure to tobacco smoke than those in detached houses.According to researchers from Harvard and Rochester ... Read more...

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Stem cell advance paves way for novel treatments for brain diseases


December 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): University of Rochester scientists have developed a way to isolate neural stem cells from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision.It could be an important step toward developing new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find new method to develop flu vaccine tool


December 7th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Scientist has found a new method of producing a flu vaccine that was earlier dependent on the availability of hundreds of millions of eggs.Scientists have showed that an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Playing with building blocks of creativity helps autistic kids


November 30th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new research has concluded that playing with building blocks of creativity helps children with autism.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) noted the by building ... Read more...

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