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    New method to improve development of new medicines
    New York, January 6 (IANS) A new mathematical framework on molecular interactions will make it easier and more efficient for scientists to develop new medicines and other therapies for diseases such as cancer, HIV and autoimmune diseases, say…
  • HIV patients lose smallpox immunity despite vaccine: Study
    HIV patients lose smallpox immunity despite vaccine: Study
    NEW YORK, JANUARY 3 (IANS): HIV patients lose immunity to smallpox even though they were vaccinated against the disease as children and have had much of their immune system restored with anti-retroviral therapy, says a new study.   Antiretroviral…
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    2020 is the year to stay away from empty calories
    New Delhi, January 2 (IANSlife) The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally, around one in ten young people aged 5-17 years are overweight or obese, with levels increasing rapidly in many countries and regions in recent years.…
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    This drug holds promise for arthritis treatment
    London, January 1 (IANS) Researchers have identified a drug that can significantly reduce bone and cartilage progression in osteoarthritis. In a study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, the researchers found that "MIV-711" -- a…
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    Vaccine for memory loss comes closer to reality
    Sydney, December 31 (IANS) A preventive treatment for dementia may proceed to clinical trials after successful animal testing, say researchers. The research is looking to develop effective immunotherapy via a new vaccine to remove 'brain plaque'…
  • Protein that spurs bowel cancer growth identified
    Protein that spurs bowel cancer growth identified
    TORONTO, DECEMBER 29 (IANS): Researchers have identified a key protein that supports the growth of many bowel cancers, paving the way for development of new therapies to combat the deadly disease.   The study, published in the Journal of Cell…
  • Moms' obesity in pregnancy linked to lag in sons' development
    Moms' obesity in pregnancy linked to lag in sons' development
    New York, December 26 (IANS) Children who are born to mothers who were obese during pregnancy may suffer from underdeveloped motor skills and a lower IQ, researchers have found. For the findings, published in the journal BMC Pediatrics, the…
  • Plant extract, heat can kill cancer cells, reveals study
    Plant extract, heat can kill cancer cells, reveals study
    Hyderabad, December 26 (IANS) Extract from a medicinal plant Anthocephalus Cadamba in combination with a dye exposed to near infra-red light can selectively kill cancer cells, found a multi-institutional study. The synergistic activation of…
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    People with restricted diets more likely to feel lonely
    New York, December 24 (IANS) Holiday celebrations often revolve around eating, but people with restricted diets are more likely to feel lonely when they can't share in what others are eating, researchers have found. Across seven studies and…
  • Caffeine may offset health risks of diets high in fat, sugar
    Caffeine may offset health risks of diets high in fat, sugar
    New York, December 24 (IANS) Caffeine may offset some of the negative effects of an obesogenic diet by reducing the storage of lipids in fat cells and limiting weight gain and the production of triglycerides, researchers have found. Published in…
  • AI can detect blood cancer with high reliability
    AI can detect blood cancer with high reliability
    London, December 22 (IANS): Artificial Intelligence can help detect one of the most common forms of blood cancer - acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) - with high reliability, new research has found. Their approach, based on the analysis of the gene…
  • Painkiller poisonings among kids on the rise: Study
    Painkiller poisonings among kids on the rise: Study
    New York, December 22 (IANS): The proportion of high-strength painkiller poisonings among children which result in emergency hospital admissions has increased, researchers have revealed. The study involving more than 200,000 US paediatric cases of…
  • Night binge during pregnancy linked to weight gain
    Night binge during pregnancy linked to weight gain
    Singapore, December 20 (IANS) Researchers have found pregnant women who consume more of the daily food intake after 7 p.m., and who have poor diet during pregnancy, more likely to gain weight. Accroding to the study, published in the journal…
  • Want to live longer? visit museums, art galleries
    Want to live longer? visit museums, art galleries
    London, December 20(IANS) Regular visit to museums, art galleries, theatres or concerts is linked to a longer life, researchers have found. And the more often people engage with the arts, the lower their risk of death, according to the study…
  • Air pollution linked to increased risk of depression, suicide
    Air pollution linked to increased risk of depression, suicide
    London, Decèmber 20(IANS) People exposed to higher levels of air pollution are more likely to experience depression or commit suicide, researchers have found. The systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence connecting air pollution and a range…
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