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Alzheimer’s sabotages brain wiring?


September 19th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Alzheimer's could actually sabotage the working of several of the brain's networks, says a study.Beau Ances, assistant professor of neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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Sleep disorders are early signs of Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) A pattern of disturbed sleep could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, suggest scientists.Working on a mouse model, researchers from the Washington University School ... Read more...

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Asthmic kids on steroids grow slightly shorter


September 4th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Children who use inhaled steroid drugs for asthma end up growing slightly shorter as adults than children who don't use the drugs, findings from a comprehensive ... Read more...

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Brain imaging tells how smart you are


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) What factors distinguish the brains of exceptionally smart humans from those of their average counterparts? Brain size does matter somewhat, accounting for about 6.7 percent ... Read more...

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Scientists decode brain activity of monkeys


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists were able to "see" that two monkeys were planning to tackle the same task differently, even before they moved a muscle, thanks to a decoding ... Read more...

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Brain scans to detect Alzheimer’s decades ahead


July 12th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Experts hope to develop brain scans to detect early symptoms of dementia that may surface 25 years before patients and their families notice any outward development.Scientists ... Read more...

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Bugs filch copper to spread urinary infections


July 9th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Bugs causing serious urinary tract infections stay ahead of the immune system by filching copper to prevent the metal from being used against them, says a ... Read more...

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Pioneering surgery helps paralysed man move hand


May 17th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) A pioneering surgery bypassing damage to the spinal cord sustained in an accident has helped a paralysed man regain the use of his hand. Injuries to ... Read more...

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Reasons behind kidney stones found


April 19th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Kidney stones afflict millions of people worldwide every year, triggering a crippling pain that is among the worst known to man.Now, scientists at the Washington University ... Read more...

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More than 50 pc cancers preventable


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) More than half of all cancer is preventable and society possesses the requisite knowledge to act on this information, says a new study.Investigators from the Washington ... Read more...

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Sleep problems and Alzheimer’s disease linked?


February 17th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has linked sleep difficulties with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers say staying awake in the night for hours affected the brain and increases the risk ... Read more...

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Antibiotics of no use in sinus infections


February 15th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Antibiotics prescribed for sinus infections are ineffective as they do not reduce symptoms any better than an inactive placebo."Our results show that antibiotics aren't necessary for ... Read more...

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Mother’s love triggers bigger brain growth


January 31st, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) School children whose mothers nurtured them lovingly have a larger hippocampus, a key brain area vital for learning, memory and response to stress.Research by the Washington ... Read more...

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A new drug to reverse diabetes?


October 5th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) American researchers are working on a drug that could help prevent or even reserve Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease linked to ... Read more...

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18 genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders identified


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has identified 18 novel and highly significant genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders.Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences divided ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may improve blood flow after stroke


April 27th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help may help restore blood flow after a stroke, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The ... Read more...

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Diet-exercise combo improves obese seniors’ quality of life


March 31st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has concluded that for obese seniors, dieting and exercise together are more effective at ... Read more...

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Mouse genome offers human cancer clue


March 24th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): By sequencing the genome of a mouse with cancer, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered mutations that also drive cancer in humans.Senior ... Read more...

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Common hair loss drugs ‘may impair men’s sexual health’


March 19th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Men who take the drug finasteride, commonly marketed under the trademark names Propecia and Proscar, may report an on-going reduction in sex drive, and in some cases, prolonged ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on proteins in brain fluids


March 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that proteins in fluids bathing the brain are essential for building it.The finding promises to advance research related to neurological disease, cancer and stem cells.Before ... Read more...

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Scientists block multiple sclerosis in mouse model


March 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have managed to block the development of multiple sclerosis-like symptoms using a mouse model of the disease.When scientists gave mice ... Read more...

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Exercising for just 30 minutes daily ‘cuts risk of bowel cancer’


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): A new research has found that exercising for just half an hour a day can slash the risk of developing bowel cancer.It has long been known that ... Read more...

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Drug combo helps protect hearing


February 24th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a low-dose, two-drug cocktail that reduces hearing loss in mice when given before they are exposed ... Read more...

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Heart’s response to early beat can predict cardiac death risk


February 16th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that the manner in which the heart responds to an early beat is predictive ... Read more...

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Gene that limits damage to lung during trauma or transplant identified


February 9th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene that limits damage to the lung during acute stress from illness, trauma or transplant.They ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘radio stations’ have a lot to tell scientists


February 9th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): The frequency of when and where does the brain becomes active for many years can be a source of important insights, suggests a new study.Researchers at the Washington ... Read more...

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How to turn bacteria against themselves


February 9th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have explained a mechanism by which bacteria protect themselves from their own toxins.Bacteria often attack with toxins designed ... Read more...

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Scientists trick bacteria to turn against themselves


February 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have found a way of tricking bacteria into turning against themselves, potentially opening the way for better treatments.They found that bacteria employs toxins to hijack or kill ... Read more...

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Scientists claim sleepwalking is in sufferers’ DNA


February 8th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 08 (ANI): New research indicates that sleepwalkers' behaviour is dictated by their DNA.Scientists believe that sufferers share a faulty chromosome, which is responsible for their behaviour while asleep.Following a study ... Read more...

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Root cause of blood vessel damage in people with diabetes discovered


January 29th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a key mechanism that appears to contribute to blood vessel damage in people with diabetes.The researchers ... Read more...

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Kidney gene linked to increased heart failure risk


January 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new study has identified the first DNA sequence variant common in the population that is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, and appears to play ... Read more...

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New findings may lead to a novel treatment for obesity


January 12th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have added a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors.While studying hormone receptors in laboratory mice, researchers ... Read more...

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Consistent exercise linked to lower risk of colon cancer death


December 31st, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): A new research has found that consistent exercise is associated with a lower risk of dying from colon cancer.The study, led by researchers at the Siteman Cancer ... Read more...

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Risk for alcoholism linked to obesity risk: Study


December 31st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Scientists have revealed in a new study that those at risk for alcoholism are also at an increased risk for obesity.Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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PSA test more reliable in men taking prostate-shrinking drug


December 18th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): The PSA screening test for prostate cancer is better known for its imperfection - it can indicate cancer when none is present and miss life-threatening tumours.But a new ... Read more...

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