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24th October 2016
NIH study determines key differences between allergic and non-allergic dust mite proteins
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have determined what differentiates dust mite allergens from the non-allergen proteins dust mites produce. According to the researchers, dust mite allergens are more chemically stable and produced in larger quantities than other dust mite proteins.
This study is the first to provide specific information about the characteristics of dust mite proteins, and may help researchers uncover factors that lead to the development of dust mite allergy and assist in the design of better allergy therapies.
The results, partially funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, appeared online Oct. 19 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
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One third of cancer patients in high-income countries are smokers​
New Delhi, October 23, 2016: Recent research indicates that more than 50% of cancers can be prevented if people simply change their lifestyle. Every year nearly one million new cancer cases are diagnosed in India, the prevalence being 2.5 million. With mortalities of 6,00,000-7,00,000 a year, cancer causes six per cent of all adult deaths in the country.
One of the leading causes of cancer in the world and India is tobacco consumption accounting for about 40 per cent of all cancers in India.  About 275 million Indians (35 per cent of adult population and 14.1 per cent of children aged 13-15 years) are tobacco users.
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