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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...

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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...

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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...

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New fusion molecule ‘empowers immune system to fight cancer’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to tap the body's own resources to fight cancer.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a molecule that lies dormant ... Read more...

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Device lowers BP in patients with difficult-to-treat hypertension


April 6th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): A new research has revealed that a device developed to treat people with resistant hypertension helped lower blood pressure by 33 points, a substantial drop that would otherwise ... Read more...

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Iron deficiency during early pregnancy harms child’s brain


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A new study has found that a mother's iron deficiency early in pregnancy may have a profound and long-lasting effect on the brain development of the child, even ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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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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Severely obese women need to watch weight during pregnancy


February 12th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Severely obese women who gain less than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy are likely to stay healthy, suggests a new study.In contrast, obese and non-obese women ... 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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Widely used arthritis pill shows promise against skin cancer


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that a widely used arthritis drug could reduce the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers - the most common cancers in humans.The COX-2 ... Read more...

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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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How Thanksgiving is a battle for your pearly whites!


November 24th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Thanksgiving is usually a time for cheer and good food and wine, but it could be a trying time for your teeth.Dental researchers at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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Why booze might be good for your heart


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a well-known molecule called Notch may be behind alcohol's beneficial effects.The find could help scientists create a new treatment for heart disease that mimics ... Read more...

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High blood pressure ’causes learning disabilities’ in kids


November 10th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study by University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has indicated that children who have hypertension are much more likely to have learning disabilities than children with ... Read more...

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Adhering to healthy lifestyle lowers breast cancer risk


October 12th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women has suggested that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women ... Read more...

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Molecular ‘playbook’ to stop heart failure risk factor found


September 24th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center recently discovered a potential molecular playbook for blocking cardiac hypertrophy, the unwanted enlargement of the heart and a well-known precursor ... Read more...

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Non-stick protein coating in semen cuts HIV infection


September 24th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): The non-stick coating of protein in semen cuts the rate of infection of immune cells by HIV, a new study has found.The new material is a potential ... Read more...

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Molecular gatekeeper of arthritis identified


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elimination of a molecular gatekeeper leads to the development of arthritis in mice.The newly discovered gatekeeper is a protein that determines the fate ... Read more...

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Vitamin D receptor plays pivotal role amid “gut flora


July 8th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Vitamin D receptor is a key player amid the gut bacteria - what has been dubbed the "gut flora" - helping to govern their activity, responding to their ... Read more...

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Original HIV infection holds its sway despite numerous changes


June 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Viruses like the HIV undergo several changes in a bid to evade the body's immune system but even months later the original version that caused the infection still ... Read more...

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Filtering donor blood cuts cardiac risk, lung complications


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Scientists have found another reason to filter the foreign white cells from donor blood-it dramatically reduces cardiopulmonary complications for patients who received a transfusion.The study by researchers at ... Read more...

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‘Female viagra’ fails to win approval


June 19th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 19 (ANI): A drug that claimed to treat female sexual desire disorder failed to win approval from a federal advisory panel on Friday.However, its failure to win votes ... Read more...

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Flu’s secret evolution strategy unveiled


June 11th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Flu's secret formula for effectively evolving within and between host species has been unveiled-balance.Scientists have said that the key lies with the flu's unique replication process, which has ... Read more...

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Cocaine can rot your skin and flesh


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 3 (ANI): Cocaine contains agents that contribute to low white cell count or dying skin tissue, giving people the appearance of wearing rotting flesh, says a study.Reported by Time.com, the ... Read more...

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Contaminated cocaine can even cause the flash to rot


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is bad news for cocaine addicts. Recent research has indicated that contaminated cocaine can even cause the flesh to rot. And that is not all, ... Read more...

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