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Protein Behind Alcoholism, Alcohol-Induced Heart, Liver Damage Identified

If there is a drug that can contain craving for alcohol, it would be a hit overnight throughout the world. That is precisely what Iowa University researchers are trying to discover and they are halfway through recently identifying the protein that causes the craving for alcohol called RGS6 (regulator of G protein that sends signals). The gene RGS6 also acts ...

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City Pollution Causes Short-Memory Loss, Lower IQ in Kids: Study

Children exposed to air pollution in cities tend suffer with short-term memory loss and lower IQ than the children who live in rural and less polluted surroundings, said a study. The study conducted in US cities also shows that children in polluted cities and more prominent among those who carry a gene called the apolipoprotein E4 allele that causes Alzheimer’s ...

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Selfie Mania? Indian-American pilot’s selfies caused plane crash

An Indian-American pilot and/or his passenger in Colorado were likely taking selfies when the pilot lost control of the plane, causing it to crash, and killing them both last spring, according to federal investigators Pilot Amritpal Singh, 29, and his passenger were killed instantly when Singh’s Cessna 150K crashed into a wheat field shortly after midnight May 31, USA Today ...

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Tumour Causing Cells MDSC Identified

How the white blood cells cause tumours? This was an imminent probe for long and some scientists have identified the cells  which are behind the cancerous growth of tumours by suppressing the disease-fighting immune system in the body. The results mark a turning point in cancer immunology and provide the foundation for developing more effective therapies and was known earlier that ...

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Malaria Drug Resistance in South East Asia: Cause Identified

Growing resistance to malaria drugs in Southeast Asia is caused by a single mutated gene inside the disease-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasite, a Columbia University-led study has found. The finding provides public health officials around the world with a way to look for pockets of emerging resistance and potentially eliminate them before they spread. As per the report, though malaria deaths ...

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Satyarthi, Malala Receive Nobel Peace Prize as Sharif Not Present Despite Appeal; Interesting Facts

Today, December 10 is the day when the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded jointly to India’s save-child activist Kailsash Satyarthi and Pakistan girl-child education activist Malala Yousafzai will receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Despite Malala’s appeal, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawz Sharif nor Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present during the award ceremony. Since its inception in 1901, ...

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Male Smokers Prone to Cancer More as Their Y-Chromosome Dwindles: Study

Male smokers facing infertility is passe now as new study revealed that they lose Y-Chromosome, which is present only in males, substantiating the already established fact that cancer cases are reported more among men than women worldwide. The study published in Science, encapsulated the research done by Uppsala University researchers that showed a clear link between smoking and loss of ...

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Over-eating proteins may trigger schizophrenia, says study

Anything beyond reasonable limits results in inevitable side-effects and now too much of protein in the brain cells during brain development may cause abnormalities in its structure and lead to schizophrenia, says a study. The protein called NOS1AP, if present in abundance, resulted in the dendrites – tree-like structures that allow cells to talk to each other and are essential to ...

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