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Tracking evolution of deadly fungus which is one of world’s major killers


May 4th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has shed light on the origins of a fungal infection, which is one of the major causes of death from AIDS-related illnesses.The study funded by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exceeding ‘cell fat storage capacity’ might trigger type-2 diabetes


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): A new study has found that fat cells and tissues of acutely obese people and animals have a limit of storing fat after which further expansion may trigger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delaying fat digestion could be key to curbing appetite


August 20th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists at Institute of Food Research have discovered an unexpected synergy that helps break down fat-delaying digestion of fatty acids to curb appetite.The discovery provides a focus to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

How broccoli cuts prostate cancer risk


July 13th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the interaction between broccoli consumption and reduced prostate cancer risk.Researchers have found that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, interacts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lead from the front to be a successful leader


April 2nd, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): If you want to be a leader you're better off at the edges of a crowd, and not in the middle of the action.That's what a new study ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Key hormone helps animals bond


February 26th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Scientists have pinpointed how a key hormone helps animals recognise others by their smell. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have shown that the hormone vasopressin helps the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How key hormone helps animals to recognize others by their smell


February 25th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have pinpointed how a key hormone helps animals to recognize others by their smell.The study, by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Migrating insects fly in the fast lane


February 9th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Migrating insects fly at heights where the wind currents are fastest, enabling them to undertake journeys of several thousands of kilometres in a shorter duration of time, research ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists rewire genetic switches


January 27th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have successfully carried out the first rewiring of genetic switches, creating what could be a vital tool for the development of new drugs and even future gene ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New discovery may lead to more potent antibacterial drugs


December 4th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists from John Innes Centre have identified an antibiotic molecule that can be used to design new, more potent antibacterial drugs.They said antibiotic molecule, simocyclinone D8 (SD8), slots ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High fat diet during pregnancy ‘ups severe liver disease risk in offspring’


October 14th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at the University of Southampton have found that a high fat diet during a woman's pregnancy makes her offspring more likely to develop ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to confuse insect pests’ ability to detect crops and improve food security


September 25th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered molecules that could confuse insects' ability to detect plants by interfering with their sense of smell, which could reduce damage to crops by insect pests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers make groundbreaking TB vaccine breakthrough


October 8th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Groundbreaking research by Welsh scientists is being used to develop a more effective vaccine against TB.A team of researchers at Aberystwyth University has discovered a protein, which ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Why its difficult to catch a ball coming from straight ahead


August 5th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 5 (ANI): Ever wondered why it is so difficult to catch a ball coming straight towards us? Well, the answer has just been found by BBSRC researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Magnetic targeting’ method offers breakthrough in gene therapy for cancer


April 18th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 18 (ANI): Researchers have made a breakthrough in gene therapy for cancer, by developing microscopic magnets, called nanomagnets, that enable 'armed' human cells to target tumours.The study suggests ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Birds too stand sentry when flock forages for food


April 18th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Bristol have found that birds stand sentry to help other members of their group hunt for food, and sing a special song ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

How some bacteria outwit the immune system


February 25th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by admin
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have identified a bacteria which moves unhindered about the body by outwitting our immune system. The bacteria, a common cause of ear infections among children, does ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Projects to tackle agricultural, food security challenges in developing world unveiled


February 22nd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 22 (ANI): The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK are launching 12 new projects to address the challenges of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Same rules determine number of offspring for wildebeest and malaria parasite


January 15th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 15 (ANI): A research at the University of Edinburgh has shown that the same community ecology principles, which determine how different animal species on the savannah affect each others population ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The world would sound very different through someone elses ears


January 14th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): What is music to your ears might be noise to others, this phrase seems quite true as a new study has revealed that if you could hear the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists make breakthrough in fight against superbugs


December 6th, 2007 - 4:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 6 (ANI): British scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against powerful super bugs by opening up new avenues of altering the molecular structure of antibiotics.The work ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mathematicians to decipher secrets of immune system


November 14th, 2007 - 1:57 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Health |

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