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Indian-origin scientist discovers 10 new lupus genes

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:29
Tokyo: An international team led by an Indian-American scientist has identified 10 new genes associated with the autoimmune disease lupus -- a debilitating condition where the body's immune system becomes unbalanced and attacks its own tissues.Swapan Nath, a scientist with…

Two key proteins that control heart growth identified

Saturday, 23 January 2016 12:15
London: Researchers have identified how two proteins control the growth of the heart and its adaptation to high blood pressure that can help design new strategies to treat heart failure caused by excessive growth of the heart.The research, carried out…

60 genetic disorders cause skin and nervous system problems

Saturday, 23 January 2016 11:19
New York: There are 60 genetic disorders that affect skin and nervous system in humans, researchers report.One of the most common genetic disorders is called neurofibromatosis that causes brown spots on the skin and benign tumours on the brain, spinal…

Omega 3 with vitamin B efficiently slows brain decline

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:47
London: Having higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in your body can boost the impact of key vitamin B supplements, leading to slow mental decline in older people with memory problems, an international team has found.The team, from the universities…

Novel nanotherapy may beat antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 12:39
New York: A novel light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at the University of Colorado- Boulder may be an effective weapon against the drug-resistant bacteria, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.Efforts to thwart the so-called "superbugs" - antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as…

Frequent sore throats? Tonsil removal can offer relief

Saturday, 16 January 2016 12:04
London: Adults suffering from frequent sore throats might find relief by having their tonsils surgically removed, new research has found.In the study, people undergoing tonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils) were found to have fewer cases of sore throat, fewer…

Dinosaurs did show off sexual display to woo mates

Thursday, 14 January 2016 12:11
London: While you must have read about dinosaurs being engaged in “foreplay”, British scientists now reveal that they used large ornamental structures such as horns and head crests in sexual displays and to assert social dominance.This is the first time…

Portable, dry brain monitoring system in the offing

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 16:38
New York: In their bid to get brain monitoring out of the lab, scientists have developed the world's first portable and dry wearable brain activity monitoring system that is comparable to the state-of-the-art equipment found in research laboratories.The system is…

Two new frog species found in Madagascar

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 11:51
London: A team of European scientists has discovered two new species of very elusive frogs that live in the rainforests of Tsaratanana Massif, the highest mountain in Madagascar."Those mountains are home to a high level of native species and are…

Common painkiller with anti-cancer properties identified

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 13:31
New York: Researchers have identified a low-cost and readily accessible painkiller that has significant anti-cancer properties.Diclofenac - a well-known cost-effective painkiller - has the potential to cut down the risk of post-surgical spread of cancer, which may prove to be…