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Skin cells grown in lab for first time ever

Skin cellsWashington, April 25 - Scientists have developed first ever lab-grown epidermis, the outermost skin layer, which has a functional permeability barrier akin to real skin.

Why breast cancer often spreads to lungs revealed

breast cancerWashington, April 25  : Researchers have why breast cancer often spreads or metastasizes to the lung.

In this paper, the researchers developed an innovative ex vivo (outside the living organism) model system that simulates different organ environments.

How genetic factors influence BMI in kids

GeneticsWashington, April 24 - A new study has revealed that genetic factors have an influence on children's Body Mass Index.

According to the study by UCL and King's College London, of genetic factors on differences between children's Body Mass Index ( BMI) increases from 43 percent at age 4 to 82 percent at age 10.

Prenatal smoking linked to enhanced aggressive behavior in children

Prenatal smokingWashington, April 24 : Scientists have revealed that they have found evidence of an interaction between and genetic risk factors that increase aggressive behavior in children, especially in girls.

Ear implant may help regrow auditory nerves: Study

Ear implant may help regrow auditory nerves: StudyWashington, April 24 - Electrical pulses delivered from cochlear implants, which have been commercially available since the 1970s, can be used to regrow auditory nerves in people with severe hearing loss, Australian researchers said Wednesday.

'Chaperone' compounds could help treat Alzheimer's

alzheimerWashington, April 21 - Researchers have devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex.

Retromer plays a vital role in neurons, steering amyloid precursor protein (APP) away from a region of the cell where APP is cleaved, creating the potentially toxic byproduct amyloid-beta, which is thought to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's.

Anti-seizure drug may help reduce alcohol consumption

Anti-seizure drug may help reduce alcohol consumptionWashington, April 20 : A new study has found that anti-seizure drug ezogabine reduced alcohol consumption in an experimental model.

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found that alcoholism can be treated by this newly discovered mechanism that helps to regulate brain activity known as Kv7 channel modulation.

Why eating processed meat can be cancerous for certain people

processed meatWashington, Apr 19 - A new study has found that a common genetic variant that affects one in three people, appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat. The study of over 18,000 people from the US, Canada, Australia and Europe represents the first large-scale genome-wide analysis of genetic variants and dietary patterns that may help explain more of the risk factors for colorectal cancer.

Thinnest ever porous membrane 100,000 times thinner than human hair developed

laboratoryWashington, April 19 - Researchers have managed to produce a stable porous membrane that is 100,000 times thinner than the diameter of a human hair.

New method to fight Malaria drug resistance discovered

MalariaWashington, Apr 18 - An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating that it simply needs to be administered differently.

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