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Nobel Prize for Medicine shared by Three scientists

Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard and Eric Kandel won the Nobel Prize in medicine for their discoveries concerning "signal transduction in the nervous system." The three Nobel laureates will share the 9 million kronor ($915,000) prize for their pioneering discoveries "concerning one type of signal transduction between nerve cells, referred to as slow synaptic transmission," according to the award ci...

Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States

An international group of reproductive scientists plan to launch a human cloning clinic, which will provide cloning services to infertile couples within 18 months, according to a US infertility specialist, Dr. Panayiotis Zavos. ..Dr. Zavos, a biologist at the Univeristy of Kentucky, is not medically qualified but holds a doctorate in reproductive physiology and is an owner and director of two USD...

Scientists found ancient Human Germ Killer

A substance that scientists created using information taken from a monkey gene ``dramatically protected'' human cells from the AIDS virus in a laboratory experiment. The researchers believe the substance, which they call ``retrocyclin,'' was once produced naturally in human cells, but was lost to humans because of an ancient mutation. ....Alexander Cole, a scientist at the University of Californ...

Scientific markers of aging described

According to researchers, low body temperature, low insulin and high levels of a specific hormone seem to be linked to a slowdown of the aging process. It is now well known that calorie restriction// increases the lifespan of animals. Now researchers at the National Institute of Aging have some new clues about slowing down the aging process. They compared a group of 500 healthy men, taking part i...

Scientists Developed Cheap Way To Assess Sleep

Scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center had developed a novel way to assess sleep and diagnose sleep related problems in a very cost effective manner. They had reported in the journal Sleep that it is possible to use the information from the heartbeats// to develop the procedures that will successfully measure the quality of sleep of the problems associated with it. ....Known as a “s...

Five New Anti-Inflammatory Compounds Produced By Indian Scientists

Five new anti-inflammatory compounds (fight against inflammation) that are 10, 000 times more potent than the most commonly used drugs such as nimusulide and aspirin have been developed and patented by Indian researchers.// Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), situated in New Delhi, India, have carried out the work. ...."These compounds are about 10,000 times bet...

Scientists locate key hormone involved in appetite control

A key hormone involved in appetite control, called ghrelin, has been identified by researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University(OHSU). Scientists have demonstrated the effect of the hormone on the brain and have shown that the hormone activated the specialized neurons in the hypothalamus involved in weight regulation. Ghrelin is a hormone produced in the stomach with the ability to sti...

Scientists open the book of life

A scientific achievement once thought impossible has been achieved. The human genetic instruction is complete to an accuracy of 99.99 percent. However it is now considered the foundation for a new era of medical advances. With the entire sequence in hand experts predicted it would lead to new drugs, better forecasts of people's health and new ways of treating or preventing many of the most devast...

Electronic nose by Italian scientists

Italian scientists have developed an electronic nose which is capable of sniffing out distinctive odor of lung cancer patients. The equipment was tested on 60 patients and proved to be accurate. The electronic nose is a 12 cm cube with sensors mirroring the human olfactory system. The patient is asked to exhale into a sterilized bag which is connected to a tube. The breath is then pumped inside t...

Scientists review SARS

Scientists brought together by the World Health..Organization to review the epidemiologic data on SARS...Existing public health measures have been effective ..in containing the disease in many countries and ..should be worked eventually in China and Taiwan, ..where the disease is now concentrated.....Crucial measures are taken to control the chain of..person-to-person transmission of the SARS vir...

Scientists crack dengue fever puzzle

Experts may have solved the mystery of why dengue fever, unlike other infections, is usually more severe the second time around. Dengue is a debilitating, sometimes fatal illness endemic to much of the tropics. Caused by a virus, it is characterized by high fever, bone and muscle pain and -- in the most serious cases -- hemorrhage and fatal shock. ..Dengue is also unusual in that //symptoms are...

Scientists push to lower hidden sodium in food

"Nobody ever said, 'Do you want that salt in your food?' Somebody put it there for you." ..Being overweight and inactive are the major culprits for high blood pressure, but too much salt plays a role, too. The 50 million Americans with hypertension are advised to eat a low-sodium diet, about 1,500 milligrams a day. ....Now public health specialists are pressuring food manufacturers and restaurant...

Indian Scientists Make Wide-Ranging Analysis And Annotation Of X Chromosome

Researchers at Institute of Bioinformatics (Bangalore) had made a study of the genomic sequence of human X chromosome// with its transcriptome and proteome sequences as well. ....The IOB analysis showed that the human X chromosome has a gene density less than other chromosomes with 43 novel protein-coding regions and 696 known genes. The researchers have been able to identify and find out the d...

Scientists have found effective brain regions for deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s

Scientists were considering whether it is possible to help patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease// by using a procedure called deep brain stimulation. In a recent research, scientists from Oregon Health and Science University have found out two specific areas of brain, where the procedure of deep brain stimulation may be used... ..The treatment for Parkinson’s consists of the drug levodopa,...

Scientists reveal the secrets of sarcasm

In a research findings reported in the journal Neuropsychology// researchers have explained how the brain works at being able to understand sarcasm. ....The study made by scientists from Israel, had experimented with the ability to understand sarcasm by giving their study participants stories dealing with sarcasm and normal dialogues. The study participation consisted of 25 participants with pref...

Delay medicine for early epilepsy, says scientists

Researchers from University of Liverpool had proposed that patients in the early stages of epilepsy might //not benefit from medication. They say that it is advisable to delay the administration of medicines in epileptic patients... ..Researchers of the study feel that early treatment in epilepsy do not significantly benefit the patients in having a better quality of life with epilepsy. They have...

Scientists Unveil Mechanism Behind Resistance to Severe Malaria

Scientists have discovered why some people are less prone to malaria//. The people with a specific type of hemoglobin — the oxygen-carrying molecule that gives red blood cells their color — are less prone to severe malaria. In a series of experiments, the researchers determined how hemoglobin type C impairs the ability of malaria parasites to cause disease symptoms. ....“This research gives us a...

Cure For Deafness Leads Scientist To Find How Fishes Can Hear And Hum Sounds At Same Time

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered how a fish found along the West Coast can hum and hear outside // sounds at the same time!!. .. ....In an endeavor to find difficult cures for diseases can sometimes lead scientist to look the way animals of different kingdom function and in this case the understanding may eventually be able to help in finding a cure for deafness... ....For the fi...

Scientist discover secrets of ageing

Scientists have found that a cluster of genetic mutations accelerate the series of cell// deaths that lead to ageing. ....According to the researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, growing old happens when the genetic mutations in the DNA of the mitochondria triggers cell deaths that may lead to hearing loss, loss of vision, hair fall, weight loss, weakening of the bone structures and...

Scientists Warn Against Food Borne Illnesses

Researchers at the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting in US// have warned the general people against taking food borne illnesses casually and had said that these are illnesses that can threaten the health of the nation, if not taken enough precaution against them. ....The studies presented at the meeting said that often people are unaware of the risks involved in having food borne il...

Scientists Identify Cancer Pathway

Scientists in the US have identified a pathway that allows cancer to spread from one part of the body //to other, a development they say may help to understand the disease better. ..Jun-Lin Guan, a professor in the department of molecular medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, used a cultured cell line to study cancer, reports the university's website. ....They used...

Scientists Develop New Technology To Find About Human Ancestors’ Teet

Researchers from Johns Hopkins, the University of Arkansas, Worcester Polytechnic Institute //and other institutes have come together to develop a new way to examine the fossils of our ancestors’ teeth to predict how our diets have evolved through the ages and why. ....By comparing teeth from two species of early humans, Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus, the researchers confir...

Scientists crack mechanism of Leptin-Obesity Hormone

A study in the May 24th issue of Nature reveals that the Obesity Hormone – Leptin, targets multiple nerve sites and affects the brain in more complex way than previously believed. This break through has opened up an avenue to develop drugs to treat Obesity and many nutrition related disorders like anorexia nervosa. Dr. Malcolm J. Low of Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland led t...

Scientists use plant hormones to fight cancer

British scientists have started exploring possibilities of using plant hormones to fight cancer cells. Plant need indole acetic acid to bend shoots toward sunlight to help cuttings grow roots. Scientists at the Cancer Research Campaign (CRC), a leading scientific charity, are using fragments to IAA to kill cancer cells. .... Indole acetic acid is harmless to humans but when bits of IAA...

American scientists alter gene makeup of babies

The BBC and the British Scientific journal Human Reproduction on Friday last, announced that a group of US scientists has successfully altered the genetic make up of babies. .... But Jacques Cohen, one of the scientists who developed the technique in the United States, denied that the children had been born with altered genes...However the journal reported on Friday that the first huma...

Expose on eating disorders!! Scientists trace “brain’s eating control center pathway”

Treatment of obesity and other eating disorders may be round the corner as scientists have traced the pathway of these disorders in the eating center of the brain!! To start with they have experimented on the rat brain and they are very enthusiastic about the findings, as this is the first time that such advances have been made vis-à-vis eating disorders. .... Specific sets of brai...

Scientists use plastic to help body make new bone!!!!

Scientific research is proceeding at an alarming rate. The new in thing in medical research from the field of orthopedics is the use of plastic to heal fractures and to grow new bones. May sound too good to be true but read on to know more. .... Imagine you have a fracture - your leg is broken, and you have a cast and you are asked to wait for a month to get back to normalcy!!!! .......

Scientists Have Traced How The SARS Virus evolved

Chung-I Wu of the University of Chicago ( an evolution specialist ), helped China's SARS Epidemiology Consortium analyze their findings . ..The work provides more evidence that SARS jumps from animals to humans, possibly frequently. And it suggests, that prompt control of new cases is crucial, before viral strains have much time to adapt to people. ..Severe acute respiratory syndrome emerged in...

Scientists Have Traced How The SARS Virus evolved

Chung-I Wu of the University of Chicago ( an evolution specialist ), helped China's SARS Epidemiology Consortium analyze their findings .The consortium's research, genetically fingerprinted virus samples from several dozen infected people and animals from China and Hong Kong.// ..The work provides more evidence that SARS jumps from animals to humans, possibly frequently. And it suggests, that pro...

Scientists Developed Map For Brain Molecular Communities

Researchers have developed a computer network model of a molecular community in brain cells of mammals in order to predict the targets and side effects of new drugs. Researchers from Mount Sinai School // of Medicine have reported their findings in the latest issue of journal Science. .. ..The study analyzes how molecular communities are organized and how connections within these communities ena...

A Settlement Over Stem Cell Controversy Through Scientific Research

The successful attempts of scientists to create stem cells that resemble those of the embryonic origin, in addition to reprogramming to the embryonic state could eliminate the need for creation and destruction of human embryos for the same. // .. ..If future experiments are directed to ensure that this reprogrammed state would be maintained even after removal of the embryonic stem cell DNA, curre...

A Scientific Explanation For Out Of Body Experience

Out of body experiences, originally thought of as a as paranormal phenomena, may in fact have their roots in how people perceive and experience their own bodies. Despite the high incidence of OBE among the general public, not // much is known about the phenomenon... ..Around 10% of the population have an out-of-body experience (OBE) at some time, typically involving a sensation of floating and se...

Scientists Discover Ways To Block Virus From Attacking Cells

Researchers from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA had found out the peptides that ward off viruses from entering the cells. ..First identified more than 20 years ago at UCLA, defensins are peptides naturally produced by the immune system // to ward off viruses. However, it was unclear how defensins worked. Now UCLA and NIH scientists have discovered that a specific defensin called retrocyc...

PUFA Good For Heart: Gets The Scientific Seal

It is now official through the scientific circles that soft trans fat-free margarines in terms of foods can help reduce the risk of heart disease. ..The study is one of the many aimed at the problem // . The researchers found that reduced risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) was more closely associated with an increased consumption of polyunsaturated fats (e.g., soft, trans fat-free margarines m...

Global Outbreak Of Bird Flu Warning By Chinese Scientist

A large scale global outbreak of bird flu can occur any time given the current conditions, a Chinese scientist has warned. .."It's bird flu that renders the current situation so // serious," said Zhong Nanshan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He said a mutated flu virus might present a more dangerous threat, Prensa Latina news agency reported. .. ..Bird Flu or avian influenz...

Scientists Concerned Over Increasing Malfunction Of Heart Devices

Scientists in the US are worried over the increasing malfunction of heart devices, which they say were directly responsible for 61 deaths between 1990 and 2002. ..The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released // a study at a meeting with physicians and heart-device manufacturers recently, which found that 4,225 defibrillators had failed between 2000 and 2003. Same number of defibrillators faile...

Scientists Awarded Appropriately For Contribution Towards Medical Research

Science is usually viewed with awe, not to mention a little fear or suspicion; it is perceived as a realm that most people cannot understand, let alone hope to enter. Such an // approach can be dangerous if they can affect public policy concerning the use of science... ..If the public is to have a say in developing guidelines for dealing with certain scientific problems, it should fist have a cle...

Scientists Consider About New Technology Called Nanotechnology

“AGARA mudhala Ezhutthellam AADHI Bhagawan Mudattre Ulagu”..Wondering what the above verses from Thirukurral written by Thiruvalluvar somewhere around 300 BC is doing in this special report about nanotechnology? // .. ..“ Annuvai Thulaithu Ezhkadalai Purati Kuruga Tharitha Kurral” – Ouvvay..Such is the ingenuity of its author, that he has compressed within its narrow limits all the branches of kn...

Forensic Phonetics – Scientific Solution for Legal Problem

‘Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud’. ~Hermann Hesse.. ..Satisfying human curiosity has always remained an unfulfilled task, more so, in the case of sudden mysterious // deaths. In the course of solving practical and legal issues in such situations, the pursuit of forensic medicine has been a promising one... ..The origin of forensic medicine, the science tha...

Scientists Find Way To Stop Infection Of Implants

Researchers at Jefferson Medical College had found a way to check infection of the implants in the body. ....Infections associated with inserting a medical device can be devastating, painful//, and cause prolonged disability, costing a lot of money. ....Now, researchers have found a way to create a permanent chemical bond between antibiotics and titanium, a material used in orthopedic implants....
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