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Low-cost pain killer can wipe out resistant TB, say researchers


September 13th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) A low-cost drug, which is widely used as a pain killer in developing countries, can kill drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) -- a feat few currently approved TB ... Read more...

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New implant makes blind mice see, gives hope to blind


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A radical new implant has restored vision to blind mice, offering hope to millions of sightless humans.The mice's vision was good enough to distinguish a baby's ... Read more...

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New method detects aggressive prostate cancer


August 9th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) A new screening method combining a novel drug therapy and changes in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels can detect an aggressive prostate cancer, despite negative results ... Read more...

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A jab now to help quit smoking


June 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) A "genetic vaccine" will halt nicotine cravings and could even be used to stop children starting the habit, say experts.Just one jab could provide life-long protection ... Read more...

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Pharma bigwigs join hands for new TB drug


June 27th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Pharmaceutical companies and research institutions in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have stepped up efforts to aid research on a new drug ... Read more...

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Milk compound keeps you slim despite lazy lifestyle


June 15th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Traces of a cousin of vitamin B3, found in milk, produces startling health benefits such as keeping you slim inspite of a fatty diet and lazy ... Read more...

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Teen drinking linked to higher internet use


May 10th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Teenagers who drink alcohol spend more time on their computers for social networking, downloading and listening to music compared to peers who don't drink.These results are ... Read more...

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New finding may shed light on drug abuse and depression


April 25th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the molecular workings of transporter proteins, molecular machines embedded in the cell membranes of neurons that modulate the transfer of signals ... Read more...

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Zebrafish offers skin cancer clues


April 6th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Zebrafish has offered new hope to people with melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.Researchers identified SETDB1 as a new gene that promotes the growth of melanoma and ... Read more...

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Simple blood test could provide early detection of emphysema


March 12th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College say that monitoring blood for tiny particles released by cells lining the lungs may help clinicians diagnose emphysema in its earliest stages.The ... Read more...

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Bedside exam unreliable in assessing severe brain injuries: Study


February 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists say that using a sophisticated imaging test to probe for higher-level cognitive functioning in severely brain-injured patients provides a window into consciousness-but the view it presents is ... Read more...

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Most people with ‘locked in’ syndrome are happy: Survey


February 24th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A new survey has found that despite living life using only rudimentary speech or limited movements such as blinking or moving eyes, most people suffering from the 'locked ... Read more...

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Trial underway to test whether surgery is best option for type 2 diabetes


February 11th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Experts are conducting a new clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center to test whether surgery is best option for type 2 diabetes.The aim of the study ... Read more...

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Full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors unveiled


February 10th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time laid bare the full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors, uncovering alterations that have never before been detected and offering a deep ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

16pc of men don’t enjoy sex: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 19 (ANI): A lot of men are apparently faking orgasm, according to a new study.Researchers said that about 16 percent of men don't experience the pleasure when they climax. ... Read more...

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Jab developed to help drug addicts break vicious habit


January 7th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) A shot that could help drug addicts break the vicious habit has been developed by the US researchers.The team produced a lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving ... Read more...

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Novel vaccine that produces strong immunity against cocaine high created


January 5th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have produced a long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a unique vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics ... Read more...

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General anesthesia ‘puts brain into a state of reversible coma, not sleep’


December 30th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): Three neuroscientists have claimed that the brain under general anesthesia isn't "asleep" as surgery patients are often told - it is placed into a state that is a ... Read more...

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New ‘poison’ discovery could pave way for leukaemia therapy


December 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Research led by Weill Cornell Medical College revealed that newly identified mutant enzymes in AML create a chemical poison to cause leukaemia.The findings should prove useful in treating ... Read more...

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New prosthetic device offers to hope to the visually impaired


November 19th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope to millions of people who have lost their sight through retinal degeneration.A prosthetic device capable of deciphering the code that allows the brain ... Read more...

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New study paves for novel treatments for regenerating liver, bone marrow


November 13th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how the liver regenerates itself by demonstrating that endothelial cells-the cells that form the lining of blood vessels-play a key role.The ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal prostate cancer’s multiple personalities


November 4th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has taken an important step toward a better understanding of prostate cancer by uncovering evidence that it is not one disease but rather several ... Read more...

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Potential new treatment for deadly nipah, hendra viruses identified


October 29th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new treatment for the Nipah and Hendra viruses, two lethal and emerging viruses for which there is currently no treatment or vaccine available.The ... Read more...

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Gene therapy to brain may treat major depression


October 21st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have said that animal and human data suggest gene therapy to the brain may be able to treat patients with ... Read more...

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New robotic devices to give stroke patients a helping hand, leg up


June 19th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Strokes can leave people with long-lasting disability, which can include limited movement. Now scientists are pioneering the use of robotic devices to help them regain this function.Patients ... Read more...

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Disrupting key structure in TB bacterium could aid in new drug design


May 12th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): In a bid to find new ways to fight tuberculosis (TB), scientists have found that disabling a structure essential to the bacterium's survival could kill the microbes in ... Read more...

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New drug type developed to kill lymphoma cells


May 11th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new type of drug designed to kill non-Hodgkin lymphoma tumour cells.The breakthrough could lead to potential non-toxic therapies for cancer patients.The researchers, including ... Read more...

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Botox can actually cause wrinkles


May 11th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 11 (ANI): Botox, known as the perfect solution to get rid of signs of ageing, can actually cause extra wrinkles.Botox is a toxin injected under the skin, which paralyses ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on metabolic vulnerability in TB and potential drug target


May 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have shed light on a previously unrecognised aspect of fatty acid metabolism in tuberculosis (TB) that could potentially lead to new targets ... Read more...

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Brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder found


April 27th, 2010 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, have identified a brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In the study conducted using laboratory mice, researchers found that ... Read more...

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Boffins design new class of drug that kills lymphoma cells


April 15th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A new class of drugs that targets BCL6, a master regulatory protein responsible for causing the most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, has been designed by researchers from ... Read more...

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Decrease in medication errors as physicians turn to electronic prescriptions


March 11th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study has found that there is a decrease in medication errors as physicians turn to electronic prescriptions.According to Rainu Kaushal and colleagues from the Weill ... Read more...

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Gene with role in premenstrual disorder identified


February 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists at Rockefeller University say they have identified a gene that is a strong candidate for involvement in premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and other problems associated with the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to create functional blood vessel cells from human stem cells


January 21st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a new technique and described a novel mechanism for turning human embryonic and pluripotent stem cells into plentiful, functional endothelial ... Read more...

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Modified anxiety related gene makes men, mice act alike


January 19th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A modified gene DNA that makes men and mice act alike in anxiety, under lab conditions, can help study human behaviour more precisely. The findings may help open the ... Read more...

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