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Food preservatives could kill cancerous cells

Food

A new study reveals that a common naturally occurring food preservative may be used to beat cancer and deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The researchers illustrated the above study by examining the cancer-killing properties of nisin, a colorless, tasteless powder widely used as a food preservative. “The application of nisin has advanced beyond its role as a food biopreservative,” said researcher Yvonne Kapila, ...

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High light exposure leads to obesity in Children

Children

A new study has revealed that children those who spend maximum time on tablets, mobile phone or television are more likely to turn obese not just because of physical inactivity but also due to increased exposure to light. The findings showed that timing and intensity of light exposure plays a critical role in metabolic functioning and weight status. “Artificial lighting, ...

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Arthritis could now be diagnosed through simple blood test

Arthritis

A research conducted by the scientists from University of Oxford revealed that a simple blood test would be able to indicate a person’s likelihood of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sooner or later or even 16 years before the condition takes effect. A team of researchers from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at Oxford University note that a blood test ...

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Second swine flu death in Uttar Pradesh, vigilance issued

Swine Flu

Following the death of a 37-year-old due to swine flu on Thursday , has ensued high alerts for the health officials across Uttar Pradesh. The death has been reported from Barabanki, neighbouring the state capital. Officials informed that the the victim had high grade fever and cold for the past few days and was being treated at a private medical ...

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Over consumption of green tea leads to infertility

Green tea

To all the green tea lovers, here’s an important news for those. A new research states that the cup packed with anti-oxidants and other health benefits may adversely affect your fertility and development in case of frequent use. The team from University of California-Irvine in their experiment conducted over fruit flies, discovered that excessive consumption adversely affected development and reproduction ...

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A novel compound to confront Type-2 diabetes

Diabetes

A group of scientists have deployed a new drug discovery technique in order to identify an anti-diabetes compound with a novel mechanism of action. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) US in their finding discovered that a new type of diabetes treatment has enable researchers quickly find drug candidates that activate cellular receptors in desired ways. “In principle, we can apply ...

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Mosquitoes genetically modified to curb malaria

Mosquitoes

Aresearch led by the scientists at Imperial College London, have for the very first time,  genetically modified a malarial mosquitoes, in order to disrupt the gene which is reponsible for egg production in female mosquitoes. For this experiment, they used a technology called “gene drive” in order to ensure the gene for infertility is passed down at an accelerated rate to ...

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