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New strain of killer E. coli decoded


July 27th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Researchers have decoded the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany, which killed 54 people and sickened more than 3,800, tracing it to a particularly virulent ... Read more...

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Scientists discover E coli’s Achilles heel


July 16th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Researchers have identified E. coli's Achilles heel - a molecule's previously unknown role in fighting it off and other bacterial infections.The lethal bug continues to infiltrate ... Read more...

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US women eye 5th straight Olympic basketball gold


July 9th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) The US women's basketball team is aiming for the country's fifth straight Olympic gold medal at the London Games.Winning by an average margin of 38 points ... Read more...

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Barca face test away to in-form Atletico


February 26th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) FC Barcelona face what could be one of their most difficult away match when they travel to play Atletico Madrid in the Vicente Calderon Stadium Sunday.Barcelona ... Read more...

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New drug starves malaria parasite to death


December 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A potent new drug vanquishes malaria by literally starving its lethal parasites to death.Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by single-celled parasites Plasmodium falciparum, causing severe ... Read more...

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South African-born England all-rounder Basil D’Oliveira dead


November 19th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) South African-born English cricketer Basil D'Oliveira passed away early Saturday morning. D'Oliveira, 80, was not keeping well for some time. He came into the limelight in ... Read more...

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Populism is Mamata’s Achilles heel (Comment)


November 12th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
A visitor to Kolkata cannot but notice how the city has become livable again, as it was nearly throughout its 300-plus years of history except for the recent period of ... Read more...

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Tiger Woods on comeback trail after dropping out of top 50


October 4th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 4 (IANS) Tiger Woods, who has not won a tournament since the 2009 Australian Masters and now dropped out of the world top 50 for the first ... Read more...

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Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer


June 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A breast cancer wonder drug could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours.Newcastle University researchers said a family of cancer drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, ... Read more...

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Post-poll: weak national parties, strong regional ones (Comment)


May 21st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
The peculiarity of the latest election results is they will please no major national party. Instead, three regional outfits - the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, the AIADMK in Tamil ... Read more...

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Battery research will give electric cars the same range as petrol ones


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Danish experts have suggested that more research into batteries was needed to give electric cars the same range as petrol cars.The Achilles' heel of the electric car remains ... Read more...

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UK company claims it can ‘grow diesel’


March 1st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 01 (ANI): A Massachusetts company, Joule Unlimited, has claimed that it can produce diesel using the same ingredients that make grass grow.A biotechnology company, based in Cambridge, has created ... Read more...

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How to turn bacteria against themselves


February 9th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have explained a mechanism by which bacteria protect themselves from their own toxins.Bacteria often attack with toxins designed ... Read more...

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Scientists trick bacteria to turn against themselves


February 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have found a way of tricking bacteria into turning against themselves, potentially opening the way for better treatments.They found that bacteria employs toxins to hijack or kill ... Read more...

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Faulty gene behind more than a third of kidney cancers


January 20th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) A faulty gene is linked to more than a third of all kidney cancers. The finding will help researchers understand how the cancer develops and may in ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Sarkozy is ‘thin-skinned, erratic, tyrannical and hyperactive’


December 1st, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): WikiLeaks cables have described French president Nicolas Sarkozy as thin-skinned, erratic, tyrannical and hyperactive.The cables detail how his advisers were so afraid of sparking his anger that ... Read more...

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Nielsen says experience of Oz veterans from last Ashes provides edge over England


November 24th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 24(ANI): Australia's coach Tim Nielsen is confident that his team can leave the 2009 Ashes series debacle behind to claim the little urn during the 2010-11 series, which starts on ... Read more...

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India’s UNSC entry is not `if’ but `when’: Pakistani daily


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) India's entry into the elite UN Security Council as a permanent member is "is not a matter of `if' but of `when'," said an article in a ... Read more...

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Compound to starve cancers of sugar-based building blocks found


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a compound that could be used to starve cancers of their sugar-based building blocks.The compound, called a glutaminase inhibitor, has been tested on laboratory-cultured, ... Read more...

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Pietersen’s inability to handle left-arm spin, not giant ego his Achilles heel


November 19th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 19 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen's inability to handle left-arm spin bowling with confidence has strengthened Xavier Doherty's chances of playing in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.Australia A's ... Read more...

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Why so many antibodies turn out to be ineffective in blocking HIV infection


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Duke University scientists have found why some of the earliest and most abundant antibodies available fail to protect against HIV infection.The scientists based their conclusion on the results ... Read more...

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Tiny molecules that protect from dangers of sex identified


November 15th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene-silencing pathway that protects fungal genome from mutations imposed by a partner during mating.Pathogenic fungi have been found to protect themselves against unwanted genetic ... Read more...

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Chappell prefers Ponting over Waugh to lead Australia


October 17th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 17 (ANI): Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that he would prefer Ricky Ponting to captain the team than Steve Waugh.Comparing the records of both captains until Shane Warne ... Read more...

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Achilles’ heel in aggressive breast tumours uncovered


October 13th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Fox Chase Cancer Centre researchers have discovered that a loss of protein that initially slows breast cancer formation but then makes the tumours that do arise more aggressive.However, ... Read more...

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Hepatitis C virus infection linked to fat enzyme in liver cells


October 11th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that an enzyme associated with the storage of fat in the liver is necessary for the infectious activity of the hepatitis C virus (HCV).This discovery ... Read more...

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Fruit flies’ ’sniffing techniques’ pave way for new insect repellents


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists are studying fruit flies in order to better understand how they differentiate between smells, paving the way for better insect repellents, according to a new study.Yale scientists ... Read more...

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US has no strategy to meet home grown terror threat


September 11th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.11 (ANI): Unveiling a new report a day before the United States marks nine years since the 2001 attacks, members of the National Security Preparedness Group said Al Qaeda and other ... Read more...

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Achilles heel of chronic inflammatory pain uncovered


August 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): In what could be called the Achilles heel of chronic inflammatory pain, scientists have for the first time discovered that genes involved in chronic pain are regulated by ... Read more...

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Paying taxes ’sacrilege’ for Pak’s elite class, politicians


July 19th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 19(ANI): Pakistan's elite class, which includes the politicians, have been accused of fostering inequality in the society by not paying income tax.A study by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative ... Read more...

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Oz PM’s positive body language comparable to Maggie Thatcher: Expert


July 9th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 9 (ANI): A body language and communications expert has described Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's body language as perfect in terms of poise, humility and humour while getting her ... Read more...

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‘Inexperience’ will be Pak’s Achilles heel on England tour, say former greats


June 30th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, June 30 (ANI): With Pakistan returning to British soil for a full Test series after a gap of fours years, one thing that the Shahid Afridi led team surely lacks ... Read more...

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Set-pieces Japan’s Achilles heel at World Cup


June 5th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) As Japan gears up for the football World Cup, pundits feel that set-pieces are its Achilles' heel. The Daily Telegraph reported that Japanese commentators lamented their national team's "physical ... Read more...

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Pietersen to return home for his baby even if England plays in semis


May 1st, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): Kevin Pietersen wants to prove that he is in his best batting form since he had an operation nine months ago before flying home from the World Twenty20 ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban could win as they have several advantages: Report


April 24th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/New Delhi, Apr.24 (ANI): Having a sanctuary in Pakistan and knowing that the Hamid Karzai Government in Kabul is relatively weak, the Afghan Taliban feels that it enjoys several advantages that ... Read more...

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CSK fans await Hayden’s mongoose magic at home


March 20th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) The fans are awe-struck with Matthew Hayden and his Mongoose bat following his 43-ball blitz Friday night at the Feozeshah Kotla and they look forward to another ... Read more...

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