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Immune protein for multiple sclerosis could help asthma patients too
Researchers have found that an immune-system protein-already used to treat diseases like multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C and a variety of cancers-might also aid asthma patients. ANI

How to fight childhood obesity at home
With increasing number of children and teens becoming overweight or obese, the risk of developing health problems such as diabetes is also growing. ANI

Scientists crack cancer genome
Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Centre claim to have unravelled the entire cancer genome that would help to better understand the disease and develop new therapies. ANI

New injectable facial fillers improve comfort, speed up recovery
Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Centre have come up with new injection technique for wrinkle-fighting facial fillers that would ease discomfort and speed up recovery. ANI

Talk-as-you-walk to keep post-holiday bulge at bay
Wondering how to keep off weight during holiday season? Well, Linda Michalsky, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at UT Southwestern Medical Centre, offers tips to help keep in shape. ANI

New approach to treat Alzheimers disease
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre have come up with a new approach to treat Alzheimers disease. ANI

Eat melons to lower your BP
People suffering from high blood pressure are advised to eat lots of potassium-rich vegetables and fruits such as melons, oranges, say nutrition experts at UT Southwestern Medical Centre. ANI

Friendly gut bacteria can help fight infection
Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Centre have discovered friendly human gut bacteria that helps initiate bodys defence mechanisms to fight parasitic infection toxoplasmosis. ANI

Sleep patterns may help predict depression risk in teens
Sleep patterns can help predict which adolescents might be at higher risk of depression, says Indian-origin researcher Uma Rao from UT Southwestern Medical Centre. ANI

Safer Botox replacement can help reduce frown lines between eyes
The new anti-wrinkle facial filler Dysport, which could be used as an alternative to Botox, can also help reduce frown lines between the eyes, reveals a new study. ANI

Protein controls bad cholesterol levels outside cells
A protein called PCSK9, which regulates bad cholesterol in the blood, has been found to work almost exclusively outside cells, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre. ANI

Scientists identify molecule that prompts damaged heart to repair itself
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Centre have identified a molecule that prompts damaged heart cells to repair themselves after a heart attack. ANI

Why do people get sick when theyre stressed
Ever wondered why people get sick when theyre stressed? Well, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre claim to have found the answer. ANI

Why do people get sick when theyre stressed
Ever wondered why people get sick when theyre stressed? Well, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre claim to have found the answer. ANI

Molecule that helps sleep-deprived to mentally rebound identified
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Centre researchers have identified a key molecular mechanism that helps the sleep-deprived to mentally rebound. ANI

Childhood anxiety disorders can and should be treated, says expert
There is an urgent need to recognise and treat anxiety disorders in children that otherwise might lead to educational underachievement, substance abuse and mental disorders in adulthood, according to a leading child psychiatrist from UT Southwestern Medical Centre. ANI

Common lung infection virus can trigger asthmatic symptoms in kids
American scientists have found that a common lung infection virus, which generally comes and goes without causing any long lasting impact on children, may actually hide in the lungs and trigger asthmatic symptoms. ANI

Amphetamines abuse linked to heart attacks in young adults
Young adults who misuse amphetamines are at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, suggests a new study. ANI

Scientists develop new seed therapy to detect breast tumours more accurately
An Indian origin physician at UT Southwestern Medical Centre has developed a new technique that can help in identifying breast tumours with more accuracy. ANI

Discovery about fertilization may pave way for malaria vaccine
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre have discovered a reproductive mechanism of the organism responsible for malaria, a finding that may harbour the possibility of developing new vaccines for the mosquito borne disease. ANI

Over-the-counter hormonal dietary supplements may promote prostate cancer progression
US researchers have discovered that the hormonal components in over-the-counter dietary supplements might promote the progression of prostate cancer and decrease the effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs. ANI

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