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Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

New York, March 27 (IANS) Researchers have identified more than 100 genes that can help them understand correlations between these genes and human brain activity during memory processing.



Cutting salt in diet may reduce night-time toilet trips

Cutting salt in diet may reduce night-time toilet trips

London, March 26 (IANS) There is good news for people who need to wake up one or more times during the night to go to the toilet. Researchers have found that simply cutting back on salt intake can reduce such night-time trips.

Talk therapy for depression? Brain scan may predict efficacy

Talk therapy for depression? Brain scan may predict efficacy

New York, March 26 (IANS) Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether talk therapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help a patient recover from depression.

'Repurposing' malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer

'Repurposing' malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer

Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Tapping into the trend of repurposing old approved drugs to treat totally different diseases -- a strategy that led to the development of Viagra, researchers at IIT-Kanpur have shown how a malaria drug can be used to tackle drug resistance in metastatic prostate cancer.

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health

New York, March 25 (IANS) Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help them reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, researchers say.

Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage

Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage

London, March 25 (IANS) Stem cell therapy can potentially reduce lung damage caused by chronic inflammation in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis, research from a pre-clinical trial has revealed.

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk

Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

Beijing, March 24 (IANS) China registers around 900,000 new cases of tuberculosis every year and remains among the 30 countries with the highest incidence of the disease, despite a decline in cases since 2011, health authorities said here on Friday.

Exercising 2.5 hours a week may slow Parkinson's

Exercising 2.5 hours a week may slow Parkinson's

New York, March 24 (IANS) At least 150 minutes of weekly exercise may help people suffering from Parkinson's disease by improving mobility impairment and health-related quality of life, a study has showed.

How Alzheimer's protein breaches cell membranes

How Alzheimer's protein breaches cell membranes

New York, March 24 (IANS) New research led by an Indian-origin scientist has found how protein that collects in the brain of persons with Alzheimer's disease penetrates the cell membranes.

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