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Restoring memory function in Alzheimer's disease may now be possible

 Understanding that process has revealed potential drug targets since repressive histone modification is controlled or catalysed by enzymes.

Jan 23, 2019, 17:54 PM IST

A solution to global water shortage? Solar-powered purifier developed!

Researchers believe that the device could help turn the issue of global water shortage around especially in developing areas and regions affected by natural disasters.

Jan 31, 2017, 21:37 PM IST

Artificial stimulation can help fight brain disorders

Scientists know that stimulating the brain via electricity or other means may help ease the symptoms of various neurological and psychiatric disorders like epilepsy and depression.

Sep 28, 2016, 00:32 AM IST

This embryonic gene may help fight ageing

 The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog, suggests new research that may lead to treatments for conditions due to reduced bone strength, Alzheimer's and other age-related disorders.

Jul 26, 2016, 16:24 PM IST

Did you just buy junk instead of healthy food?

The study, published in the Journal of Retailing, grouped consumers into three segments. 

Mar 14, 2016, 15:32 PM IST

Gum disease can increase breast cancer risk

After a mean follow-up time of 6.7 years, 2,124 women were diagnosed with breast cancer.

Dec 21, 2015, 15:35 PM IST

Designer dopamine neurons to treat Parkinson's

In a first, a team involved in Parkinson's disease research at the University at Buffalo (UB) has developed a way to ramp up the conversion of skin cells into dopamine neurons which are normally hidden in the brain.

Dec 07, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Now, 'Bluesmart suitcase' that can self-weigh, charge phone on the go

Researchers have recently developed a "Bluesmart suitcase" that is equipped with digital technology to solve to basic needs of travelers like charging phone and self-weighing among others.

Jan 12, 2015, 17:04 PM IST

Greenland`s ice sheet was smaller 3,000-5,000 years ago

Scientists have said that Greenland`s shrunken ice sheet was smaller than today about 3-5,000 years ago.

Nov 23, 2013, 13:08 PM IST

Obesity may actually alter our sense of taste

A new study has suggested that obesity could change the way our tongues react to different foods.

Nov 22, 2013, 12:38 PM IST

Estrogen helps women cope better with stress

Women are better at coping with stress than men due to the protective effect of female hormone estrogen, a new study has claimed.

Jul 10, 2013, 15:08 PM IST

`Social isolation disrupts white matter formation in brain`

People who are socially isolated for prolonged periods develop less white matter in the region of the brain responsible for complex emotional and cognitive behaviour, a new study has found.

Nov 12, 2012, 16:49 PM IST