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Alzheimer could be prevented by keeping check on protein levels
A study suggested that diametric shifts in the levels of two proteins involved in folding, moving and cutting other proteins enables accumulation of the destructive brain plaque found in Alzheimer's disease. ANI

Why couch potatoes pile on the pounds
A new study led by an Indian origin researcher had found that leading life as a couch potato, stretched out in front of the TV for hours can actually be "active inactivity" and cause an individual to pack on pounds. ANI

World's first movies showing type-1 diabetes as it affects body released
Scientists have created the first cellular movies showing the destruction underlying type-1 diabetes in real-time in mouse models. ANI

Breast cancer's 'Achilles' heel' offers new hope to beat dreaded disease
The powerhouse of cells, mitochondria, has been unearthed by scientists as the new ''Achilles' heel' of breast cancer, opening the doors for new therapeutic goals in breast cancer and other tumour types, a new study has revealed. ANI

Is UK on a cocaine high?
Over one in every 10 banknotes in circulation in UK are contaminated with cocaine, police drug experts have said. ANI

Fruit, veggie-rich diet reduces stroke risk in women
Eating an antioxidant-rich diet reduces the risk of stroke in women regardless of whether they have a previous history of cardiovascular disease, a new study has claimed. ANI

Why men are at higher skin cancer risk than women
Lower levels of an important skin antioxidant may be the reason behind males being more vulnerable to skin cancer than women, a new study has suggested. ANI

Chinese Premier vows to implement measures to help AIDS patients
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed to implement new measures to help citizens living with HIV/AIDS obtain affordable drug treatment, get fair job treatment and education chances. ANI

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