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Himalayas better than desert for solar power generators


October 15th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 15 (IANS) Researchers in Japan claim the Himalayas have a large potential of photovoltaic (PV) electric power generation from sunlight that can supply energy to India and China. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Urine test can detect tuberculosis, say Delhi scientists


August 5th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 5 (IANS) Scientists at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi have shown that tuberculosis may be diagnosed in future using a fast, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tropical blueberry is the ultimate super fruit


April 28th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that some of the blueberries that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America are extreme super fruits, and could provide the most ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to keep beer fresh longer


April 14th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified the chemicals that could extend the shelf life of beer so that it stays fresh and tastes good longer.Thomas Hofmann ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Universal blood’ could replace blood grouping


March 10th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have taken an 'important step' toward the development of a universal blood product that would eliminate the need to 'type' blood to match donor and recipient before ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Household sewage could be new energy source: Study


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought, suggests a new study.Scientists said the discovery, which increases the estimated potential energy in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High vitamin-D bread could help solve insufficiency problem


February 24th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): For those who don't get enough vitamin D from sunlight or foods, scientists are suggesting that a new vitamin D-fortified food - bread made with high-vitamin D yeast ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toward a fast, simple test for detecting cholera


February 10th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists are reporting the development of a key advance that could provide a fast, simple test to detect the toxin that causes cholera.Cholera affects more than 200,000 people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cocaine production speeding up destruction of Colombia’s rainforests


February 10th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How broccoli fights cancer


January 27th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how broccoli and its veggie cousins fight cancer.They found for the first time that certain substances in the vegetables appear to target and block a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Killer paper’ could improve food safety


January 20th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists have developed and successfully tested a new food packaging material that has the ability to preserve food by fighting the bacteria that cause spoilage.The 'killer paper' contains ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Thirdhand smoke’ may be bigger health hazard than previously thought


January 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that 'thirdhand smoke'- the invisible remains of cigarette smoke that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces- may be even more of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New tests support effectiveness of Chinese drug for cataracts


January 13th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A widely used non-prescription drug in China and certain other countries can prevent and treat cataracts, scientists have reported.In the study, Tzu-Hua Wu, Fu-Yung Huang, Shih-Hsiung Wu and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Household sewage - an untapped energy resource


January 6th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought, say scientists.They say the discovery, which increases the estimated potential energy in wastewater by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Does fluoride really fight cavities?


December 16th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed.It raises questions about how this renowned cavity-fighter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study backs gluten-free diet in potential celiac disease patients


December 16th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has added to an ongoing debate over which patients with symptoms of celiac disease should go on a gluten-free diet.The new research has concluded that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cilantro ingredient can suppress foul odour of ‘chitlins’


November 14th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified an ingredient in cilantro that quashes the notoriously foul odour of chitlins - a smell known to drive people from the house when chitlins are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just 5 minutes of ‘green’ exercise ‘can improve mental health’


October 27th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 27 (ANI): A new research has suggested that just five minutes of outdoor activity - such as exercising in a park, working in a backyard garden or walking on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemicals that fix one ecological problem worsen another


June 17th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Chemicals that helped fix a global ecological crisis in the 1990s - the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer, for instance - may be raising another problem such ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chemicals that solve one environmental problem may worsen another


June 17th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Scientists are reporting that chemicals used to revert one environmental disaster, may actually worsen another.Chemicals that helped solve a global environmental crisis in the 1990s - the hole ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Proteins in unroasted coffee beans pave way for new insecticides


May 21st, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists in Brazil have found that unroasted coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects, a finding that may lead to new insecticides for protecting food crops.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, urine test to diagnose colon cancer


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists are close to developing a urine test for detecting colon cancer.Such a test could compliment or even reduce the need for colonoscopy, the mainstay screening test used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential biomarkers for predicting colon cancer spread


March 4th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A research team in China has identified two proteins present in the blood of people with colon cancer that may serve as the potential biomarkers for accurately predicting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Further evidence on benefits of BP drugs in diabetic retinopathy treatment


February 25th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has offered more evidence that certain high blood pressure drugs may be useful in preventing and treating diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of vision loss ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists pinpoint presence of female sex hormone in plant


February 5th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Scientists have unearthed female sex hormone progesterone in a plant, upsetting conventional wisdom that only animals secreted it. A steroid hormone produced by the ovaries, progesterone prepares the uterus ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Green way of decomposing toxic plastic found


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Research has found a 'green' way of disposing toxic plastic waste. Plastic used in screwdriver handles, eyeglass lenses, DVDs, and CDs, among other things, can be pretreated to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

It’s official: Dark chocolate helps beat the blues


January 23rd, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Eating about an ounce and a half of dark chocolate a day for two weeks can reduce levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Blueberry juice ‘boosts memory in older adults’


January 21st, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A few glasses of blueberry juice a day may help improve memory in older adults, says a new study.In a report, which appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New biomarkers for predicting colon cancer spread identified


January 14th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Chinese scientists are claiming to have discovered two proteins in the blood of colon cancer patients, which could be used as biomarkers for predicting the spread of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cardiac drugs found effective in colon cancer


December 21st, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Scientists have reported for the first time that a group of drugs used to treat heart failure shows promise for fighting colon cancer. Colon cancer is the third ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Aroma can quench hunger pangs, fight obesity


December 17th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) The aroma of foods could become a new weapon in the battle of the bulge by quenching hunger pangs. A real possibility does exist for developing a new generation ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New, accurate urine test to diagnose pneumonia


December 10th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study by American scientists suggests a new and a more accurate urine test to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).Researchers believe the test could help save numerous life ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How calorie-restricted diets boost longevity


December 10th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how calorie-restricted diets increase longevity.They have found that proteins in the fat cells change as pounds drop off.According to researchers, the proteins could become ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Saliva to help diagnose age-related problems in women


November 19th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) The protein profile of a woman's saliva, which changes with age, potentially opens the way to diagnose age-related conditions, non invasively and in advance, says a new study. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why hepatitis B hits men harder than women


November 19th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new discovery may help explain the long-standing mystery of why the hepatitis B virus (HBV) sexually discriminates - hitting men harder than women.The virus targets men more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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