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Rising star of brain found to regulate circadian rhythms

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 13 (TNS): The circadian system that controls normal sleep patterns is regulated by a group of glial brain cells called astrocytes, according...

Blood clots can cause heart attacks

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 11 (TNS): Each year, about 80,000 people in Germany become seriously ill from occlusions of veins caused by blood clots. Such thromboses can...

Treatment for inherited blindness

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 11 (TNS): Veterinary vision scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have safely and successfully used a viral vector in targeting a class...

Traffic-related pollution contributing to asthma in kids

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 11 (TNS): Living near major highways has been linked to childhood asthma, but a new study led by researchers at the Keck...

Disease-causing human embryo gene repaired safely

WASHINGTON Aug. 10 (TNS): In a groundbreaking step, researchers have safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known...

Cellular feast or famine: how cells decide whether they have enough fat  

  ISLAMABAD, Aug 09 (TNS): Not all cholesterol is bad. Every cell requires it for growth -- they either have to get cholesterol somewhere or...

Can diabetes or lipid-lowering medications treat addiction?

ISLAMABAD, Aug 09 (TNS): Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are a class of medications that are commonly prescribed to treat type-2 diabetes, while fibrates are a structurally-related...

Smallpox vaccine produces reduction in HIV replication

ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (TNS): Vaccinia immunization, as given to prevent the spread of smallpox, produces a five-fold reduction in HIV replication in the laboratory. Researchers...

Sickle cell disease may affect brain function in adults

ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (TNS): Sickle cell disease may affect brain function in adults who have few or mild complications of the inherited blood disease,...

Caffeine may slow Alzheimer’s disease

ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (TNS): Although caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug worldwide, its potential beneficial effect for maintenance of proper brain functioning...

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