Brain protein linked to alcohol tolerance identified

New York, June 7 Scientists, including one of an Indian-origin, has identified a brain protein linked to a person’s alcohol tolerance, a finding which may one day pave way for “cure” of people suffering from alcoholism.

The team has found that the brain protein, called MUNC 13-1…

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WORK STRESS MAY LEAD TO IRREGULAR HEART RATE: STUDY

London June 6  Having a stressful job may increase the risk developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to strokes and premature death, according to a study.

The most stressful jobs are psychologically demanding but give employees little control over the work situation – for…

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CUSTOMISED CANCER THERAPY IN THE OFFING

New Delhi June 5   Scientists have developed a powerful and convenient model to analyse human cancer, an advance that could lead to individualised therapy for the deadly disease.

The researchers from Kyoto University in Japan developed a chicken egg tumour model in which cultured ovarian cancer cells are transplanted on…

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HOMEOPATHS CLAIM TO HAVE MEDICINES FOR NIPAH

New Delhi June 4  The Indian Homeopathic Medical Association’s Kerala unit has claimed of having the medicines to treat the Nipah virus.

B. Unnikrishnan, an Association official, said homeopathy has the appropriate medicines for all types of fever and hence they should be allowed to treat the infected patients…

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Walk faster to live healthy, longer

Sydney, June 2 

 If you want to live longer and remain healthy, then start walking at a faster pace as it can reduce the risk of mortality due to cardiovascular disease, say researchers.

The results showed that walking at an average pace reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality by…

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