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DNA sequencing tracks details of TB outbreak


September 4th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) DNA sequencing can reconstruct the spread of killer diseases from person to person, besides quickly identifying the origin and movement of pathogens.A team from the British ... Read more...

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Pistachios help growth of beneficial gut bugs


April 26th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Eating pistachio nuts may help the growth of potentially beneficial gut bugs and promote digestive health, says a new study.Pistachios are also an excellent source of ... Read more...

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90-minute TB test not a game changer for India


August 29th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A new diagnostic technique that detects tuberculosis in 90 minutes instead of three months using the conventional method may not be effective in India as ... Read more...

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Antibiotic resistance spreads rapidly between bacteria: Study


April 12th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): A research team at the University of Gothenburg in cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology has indicated that the part of bacterial DNA that often carries antibiotic resistance ... Read more...

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New study could personalize oral health care


December 13th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the defenses of the oral microbiome are unique and tracing them could pave way for personalized oral health care.A strategy for monitoring ... Read more...

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Molecular security system protecting cells from harmful DNA discovered


January 11th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a molecular security system in human cells that deactivates and degrades foreign DNA- a feat that could pave the way to major ... Read more...

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Antibiotic resistance in natural environment rising despite tighter controls over use


December 24th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): Newcastle University scientists have found that antibiotic resistance in the natural environment is rising despite tighter controls over our use of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture.Bacterial DNA extracted ... Read more...

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Asbestos-Quake combo may have helped life evolve on early Earth


May 4th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have suggested that the unlikely combination of asbestos and earthquakes may have helped life evolve on early Earth.Sea-floor fissures lined with an asbestos ... Read more...

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A search for unusual alien life on Earth and life that can survive on Mars


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): In searching for unusual alien life on Earth, and life that can survive on Mars, scientists are experimenting with bacterial life forms to see if they can withstand ... Read more...

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Faster, cheaper way to sequence human genome on the cards


April 16th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Researchers are developing a faster and cheaper way of sequencing the human genome to make it a part of routine medical care. The idea is to figure out how ... Read more...

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Cellular implants show promise to treat cancer


January 12th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): In a study on mice, scientists have found that body implants that alter a person''s immune cells could be used to treat a range of infectious diseases ... Read more...

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Analyzing oceanic bacteria may help in understanding how oceans respond to climate change


March 4th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have devised a new method to analyze gene expression in complex microbial populations, which could help in the better understanding of how oceans respond to climate change.Developed ... Read more...

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