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‘Chewing betel leaf may help fight cancer’


September 18th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Chewing 'paan' or betel leaf could help fight a form of bone marrow cancer, a group of Indian researchers say.A molecule derived from betel leaf may ... Read more...

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Pak businessman is Delhi’s first marrow transplant case from unrelated donor


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Abdul Samad, 36-year-old businessman from Pakistan, has doctors in the national capital and a donor from Germany to thank for a fresh lease of life.A ... Read more...

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Mechanism discovered to help treat inflammation


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) The discovery of a crucial step in the body's process for healing wounds could open a new way of treating inflammation, which is the immune system's ... Read more...

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Immunity boosting vitamin can fight superbugs


August 28th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A common vitamin may potentially provide a powerful tool to fight 'superbugs', antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus infections that health experts view as a threat to public health.The research ... Read more...

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Dormant virus might make you diabetic


August 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS) Most people infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) carry it for a lifetime without any ill effects, but should the dormant virus become active, because of a weakened ... Read more...

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New drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

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Scientists show how infection fighting cells form


July 10th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have shown for the first time how an important class of immune cells, which spur development of antibodies to fight infections, comes into being.'Follicular dendritic ... Read more...

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Sleep loss jolts immune system into hyperactivity: Study


July 1st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 1 (IANS) Severe sleep loss jolts the immune system into hyperactivity, producing the same response as thrown up by exposure to stress, says a study. Researchers in the ... Read more...

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Long-term pesticide exposure is harmful: STM study


June 20th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Long-time exposure to pesticides via inhalation may cause moderate to severe blood toxicity and reduction in the total number of bone marrow cells, leading to several ... Read more...

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Potent new vaccine found effective against Alzheimer’s


June 8th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 8 (IANS) People ravaged by Alzheimer's can now look forward to a potent new vaccine that can help them overcome the severely debilitating and complex conditions of the ... Read more...

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US woman’s hands, legs consumed by flesh-eating bacteria


May 20th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Both hands and the remaining foot of a 24-year-old American woman had to be amputated after they were infected by a flesh-eating bacterial infection called Necrotizing ... Read more...

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Clue to early diagnosis of pregnancy-related disease


May 16th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Doctors will now be able to identify early on whether a mother will develop pre-eclampsia, the most common and severe pregnancy-related disease, a study says. "It ... Read more...

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Protein loss causes old-age gum disease


April 18th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) A drop in the level of protein called Del-1 is why gum diseases become more common with old age, says a new research.Periodontitis is a gum ... Read more...

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A vitamin that helps the critically ill (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.Howard ... Read more...

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Ray of sunshine boon for critically ill


April 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.Now Howard Amital, professor ... Read more...

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Children improve in rare disorder with own stem cells


February 29th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) Children shot with their own stem cells, for the very first time in a rare immune disorder, have shown improvement. The condition, known as X-CGD, is ... Read more...

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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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Biomarker can nip hardening of arteries in the bud


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) A new set of biomarkers could identify atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries -- at the earliest stages and prevent thousands of untimely deaths. Atherosclerosis brings ... Read more...

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Anthrax shot protects simians from lethal infection


January 13th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) A new vaccine designed as a bacterial capsule confers protection on monkeys against lethal anthrax infection, reveals a study. Bacterial capsules are commonly used in licensed ... Read more...

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A quick-fix found for mobile phone cracks, scratches


January 11th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Mobile phones, iPads and iPhones often suffer cracks or scratches that are too small to detect, causing malfunction. Researchers have now come up with a new ... Read more...

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Fish oil may hold key to leukaemia cure


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) A fish oil compound that targets leukaemia stem cells also holds the key to its cure. Leukaemia refers to cancer of the blood or bone marrow ... Read more...

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Breakthrough may pave way for new malaria drugs


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Researchers have shown how the malaria parasite can survive in a type of white blood cell in the spleen -- a breakthrough that could lead to ... Read more...

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Human enzyme holds promise of weight loss


November 15th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) A specific human enzyme substantially curbed weight, improved metabolism and efficacy of insulin in mice, a new study shows. Insulin, produced by the pancreatic gland, ... Read more...

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Ellen DeGeneres named as the new AIDS special envoy by Obama administration


November 10th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Obama administration has named television star Ellen DeGeneres as the new AIDS special envoy. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton announced that DeGeneres will be responsible ... Read more...

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Magnets help fight prostate cancer


November 9th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Magnetic force can help treat prostate cancer in men, say experts.Unlike chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the treatment can kill cancerous cells without harming healthy tissue, Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Warring placenta, uterus trigger preeclampsia


October 11th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) A battle raging within the womb - between the father's biological motive to produce a big and healthy baby versus the mother's need to live through ... Read more...

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Scientists tame HIV by stripping it of cholesterol


September 29th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Ridding HIV of its cholesterol content deactivates the deadly virus' ability to trick the immune system and infect the body.The finding could remove a major hurdle ... Read more...

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Amar Singh gets interim bail till Sep 19


September 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday granted interim bail till Sep 19 to Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, now in custody ... Read more...

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Amar Singh’s medical reports paint grim picture


September 14th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, in custody for the cash-for-votes scam, is suffering from urinary tract infection, diarrhoea, dehydration and diabetes and needs to ... Read more...

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Sex hormone protects women from cardio risks


August 12th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sex hormone oestrogen could help women stave off heart disease by regulating the activity of white blood cells (WBCs) -- sentinels of the immune system.The female ... Read more...

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Toronto girl is Miss India-Canada, Lisa Ray honoured (With Image)


July 27th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 27 (IANS) Nineteen-year-old Akhina Mooken has been crowned as Miss India-Canada 2011.The Toronto-area girl defeated 15 contenders from across Canada to win the crown at the 21st annual ... Read more...

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E-waste damages environment, endangers human health


May 31st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Besides damaging environment, e-waste also endangers human health.E-waste, being a factor in oxidative stress, can trigger cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly cancer, claims a recent ... Read more...

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How white blood cells detect, destroy invaders


May 1st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Scientists have identified a molecular receptor on the surface of white blood cells (WBCs) that is instrumental in destroying invading fungi. The receptor Dectin-1 detects fungi ... Read more...

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Study identifies immune system ‘trigger’ that fights disease


April 30th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Scientists are now one step closer to understanding the mysteries of how our bodies mount an immune response to fight disease.David Underhill, an associate professor in Cedars-Sinai's Inflammatory ... Read more...

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Healthy liver-cell transplants may help treat genetic liver-lung disorder


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A animal study has found that transplanting cells from healthy adult livers may work in treating a genetic liver-lung disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.The genetic disorder, ... Read more...

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