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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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Dark matter at the heart of our galaxy?

New study confirms the presence of dark matter in the inner part of the Milky Way. Scientists have obtained for the first time a direct observational proof of the presence of dark matter in the innermost part the Milky Way, including at the Earth’s location and in our own ‘cosmic neighborhood’. In a first step they created the most complete ...

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Our ancestors used hands much earlier than thought: study

New research suggests that our ancestors used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought, based on new bone structure found. Anthropologists have produced first results to support archaeological evidence for stone tool use among australopiths – one of the longest-lived and best-known early human species – two-three million years ago. To reach this conclusion, Matthew Skinner and Tracy ...

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Cheating On Field or in Game Worse than Cheating on Wife: Study

Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods were in scandal recently but their fans and sponsors like Nike quickly dropped former road racing cyclist Armstrong but remained loyal to golfer Woods. The reason is probably Armstrong’s doping scandal took place on the field violating business ethics unlike Wood’s off-the-field extra-marital affair, rather a personal one, shows a recent study. According to Joon ...

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How FaceBook helps Students Score Better?

A survey of over 1,600 college students about their Facebook behaviour has revealed that using social media to make friends and create the support network can help them get good marks, showing the cascading effect than direct impact. According to Reynol Junco, associate professor of education at Iowa State University, if students are committed to their social circles, then they ...

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New Microcapsule Treatment for Osteoarthritis on Anvil

A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method is developed by a team of researchers to reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. “If this method can be transferred to patients, it could drastically slow the progression of osteoarthritis and even begin to repair damaged tissue,” said Tina Chowdhury from QMUL’sschool of engineering and materials science. A ...

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8% of South Asians Carry Mutated Gene MYBPC3 That Causes Heart Failure: Study

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in the US has conducted a study that shows that up to 8 percent of people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries carry a mutated gene called MYBPC3 that causes heart failure and other heart ailments. The study conducted by Sakthivel Sadayappan of Loyola University demonstrates how this gene mutation ...

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Scientists Discover New Effective Nicotine Vaccine to Help Smokers Quit

A new effective nicotine vaccine to help smokers and drug addicts overcome their addiction has been discovered by a team of researchers. The team has proved that the structures of molecules used in vaccines are critical. According to researcher Kim Janda, Professor of chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the “study provides new hope that one could make a ...

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Australian Researchers Open Another Frontier of Use for Aspirin

Aspirin, known for decades as the simple pain killer and later promoted to be a diluter of coagulated arteries is now being slated as healer of dementia and other neuro-cardio-vascular diseases and Australia-based Monash University is undertaking a huge clinical trial to prove or disprove it by 2018. Dementia, usually hits elderly people affecting their cognitive mind, function and memory ...

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