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Indian Boffins to Fight Wrinkles With Camels' Milk

Indian scientists are hoping to turn camels' milk into a skin-care product that would wipe away wrinkles and lighten the complexion, a report said Monday . The government's team of camel researchers, which has already pioneered such products as camel milk ice cream, said it has found cosmet...

Fizzy Logic For A Perfect Drink: Courtesy Boffins

London: Champagne drinkers world over have one more reason to raise a toast- a formula for that perfect frothy glass. Here’s the news on how you // can pep-up your spirits and relish the fizz. Dr Steve Smith, Principal Lecturer in Wine Studies at Coventry University, and author of the formula ...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

... Washington, boffins have used the magical properties of the deadly sea snail venom to create a drug that can kill pain in humans. The snail uses venom to paralyz...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...a mutant version of a gene named BiK, which expresses a protein that naturally forces cancer cells to kill themselves, in two different types of mice. boffins created the more lethal mutant and named it BikDD. Untreated control mice in both experiments all died within 40 days, while mice treated with...

Viagra Improves Heart Function, Finds Study

...os Michelakis, a U of A cardiologist, the Canada Research Chair in Pulmonary Hypertension and the senior author of the paper, said that another reason boffins were thrilled with the results of the study was because whiel there are a number of drugs and therapies available to treat the left ventricle of the h...

Mild Stress During Pregnancy may Worsen Offspring's Risk of Cerebral Palsy

...de la recherche medicale, the French public biomedical research agency, believed that it can apply to humans also. As a part of the study, the boffins adjusted the normal cycle of light and dark that the pregnant mice were accustomed to for half of the mice, subjecting them to a mild level of stress....

2 Minute Delay in Cutting Cord can Give Babies a 'significant' Health Boost

...it reduces the risk of blood disorders . The study was conducted by boffins at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and involved more than 1,900 ne...ses can harm the baby and affect the brain. As a part of the study, boffins analysed 15 previous trials on cord clamping from 11 countries. About half ...

Scientists Identify Broad Neural Response Behind Speech Reception

... four and eight cycles per second, changed its phase pattern with unique sensitivity and specificity in response to the spoken sentences. When boffins degraded the intelligibility of the sentences, the theta band pattern lost its tracking resonance with the speech. The researchers conclude th...

Researchers Have Found the Role of Protein in Accelerating Breast Cancer Progression

... boffins at the Scripps Research Institute have found in animal models just how grea...hin (PTN) expression in breast cancer had not been clearly established, and boffins are hopeful that the new findings could lead to a better understanding of t...

Morning Sickness may Signify Lower Breast Cancer Risk

...nancies may be envious of those ladies who don't, but it but it seems that going through morning sickness is a good thing after all. Or so say boffins who have conducted a new study and found that women who suffer from morning sickness have a 30 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer later in...

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