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Bugs can help trap underground carbon dioxide


February 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) In both the novel and movies versions of "The War of the Worlds", bugs save the earth, while aliens succumb to infections to which humans have ... Read more...

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Scientists: “Troops could ‘control guns with their minds’”


February 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say weapons could be controlled in the near future with the brain. With the advance in neuroscience, scientists predict that in the not too distant future, ... Read more...

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Chandigarh lab, northeast varsity work on cancer detector


December 1st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 1 (IANS) Chandigarh-based Ind-Swift Laboratories Ltd has come forward to collaborate with the North-Eastern Hills University (NEHU) for research to develop a novel blood-based cancer biomarker for early ... Read more...

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Grapes may help you prevent premature ageing


August 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) If you wish to avoid looking older than your age, try relishing grapes. A new study has found this fruit could protect against skin cancer and ... Read more...

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Decrease in protein levels could be sign child will develop diabetes


April 26th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that the decreasing blood levels of a protein that helps control inflammation could be a sign that a child will develop diabetes.Georgia Health Sciences ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for Staph infections discovered


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two genes that encode copper and sulfur-binding repressors in the Staphylococcus aureus, which they say could provide two new potential avenues for controlling the increasingly ... Read more...

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Nanopolymer tests effectiveness of cancer drugs


April 6th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): A process using nanotechnology to better assess whether cancer drugs hit their targets may help reduce the side effects of those drugs, says a Purdue University biochemist.W. Andy ... Read more...

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Over 4,000 compounds detected in blood samples


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have detected the presence of a mind boggling 4,229 compounds in human blood samples, up from the dozen or so listed medically, based on a three-year exhaustive ... Read more...

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Edible vaccine for malaria on way


December 31st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) A spoonful of genetically modified starch could be a new malaria vaccine if a new strategy that seems to work in mice also performs well ... Read more...

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Whey supplements ’significantly reduce blood pressure’


December 9th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): A Washington State University study has found that beverages supplemented by whey-based protein can significantly reduce elevated blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease.Research led ... Read more...

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NASA Announces Existence Of Bacteria Thriving On Arsenic


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the past few days, NASA has been keeping everyone in anxiety as it gave a hint about the existence of extra-terrestrial life. The space agency ... Read more...

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Full body scanners as likely to kill you as a terror bomb


November 19th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Full-body airport scanners are just as likely to kill you as a terrorist's bomb blasting your plane in the sky.The controversial machines that have been brought in at ... Read more...

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Engineered plants ‘could be turned into green plastics someday’


November 9th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a plant that produces industrially relevant levels of compounds that could potentially be used to make plastics."The raw materials for most precursors currently come from ... Read more...

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Amid protests, Rai takes charge as NEHU vice chancellor


October 11th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 11 (IANS) Eminent biochemist A.N. Rai Monday took charge as vice chancellor of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here amid protests from various students' organisations, which set a ... Read more...

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Plagiarism plagues India’s genetically modified crops: Experts


September 30th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.30 (ANI): A landmark report by six science academies has revealed that plagiarism plagues India's genetically modified crops.Indian scientists now fear that the episode has undermined the country's international scientific ... Read more...

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Antibiotics from frog skin may help fight superbugs


August 27th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Powerful new antibiotics developed from the skin of frogs could take the fight against superbugs to a higher level. Frog skin is known to have plenty of potent ... Read more...

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Proteins linked with Alzheimer’s clump in normal aging


August 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that many of the proteins present as minor components of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases actually clump together ... Read more...

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Meet Britain’s oldest newlyweds, with a combined age of 184


July 26th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): When Henry Kerr met an attractive younger woman four years ago; he feared she wouldn't even look at him.But 97-year- old Kerr's dream became a reality when he ... Read more...

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Olive leaf could help fighting obesity


July 5th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that a cup of coffee prepared with olive leaf extract may help in combating obesity.The study involved feeding rats a high carbohydrate, ... Read more...

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Dietary supplement may prevent alcohol related brain, skull damage


May 28th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): The dietary supplement CDP-choline, that acts as a brain-boosting agent and under study for stroke and traumatic brain injury, may prevent skull and brain damage resulting from alcohol ... Read more...

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Silica cages help anti-cancer antibodies prevent tumour growth in mice


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): If anti-cancer drugs are packed into honeycombed particles of chemically modified silica, they can improve the drugs' ability to fight skin cancer in mice, according to new research.The ... Read more...

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Radiation from full-body airport scanners may increase cancer risk


May 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have issued a warning that radiation from controversial full-body airport scanners could lead to an increased risk of skin cancer - particularly in kids.David ... Read more...

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All modern life on Earth originated from common ancestor


May 17th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): All life on earth in today's date must have stemmed from a common ancestor rather than multiple sources, suggests a new statistical analysis.Scenarios featuring a universal common ancestor ... Read more...

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Study proves Darwin’s theory of universal common ancestry


May 13th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): A large scale, quantitative test has proved Darwin's theory of universal common ancestry (UCA), linking all forms of life by a shared genetic heritage from single-celled microorganisms to ... Read more...

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Chemical compound effective in destroying antibiotic-resistant biofilms


April 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A chemical compound that, when used in conjunction with conventional antibiotics, is effective in destroying biofilms produced by antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as the Staphylococcus strain MRSA ... Read more...

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CIA blamed for causing entire French village to go temporarily mad 50 years ago


March 12th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 12 (ANI): A mind control experiment conducted by America's Central Investigative Agency is being blamed for a mysterious disease that caused an entire French village to go temporarily mad 50 ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on fundamental DNA repair mechanism


March 5th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A team of researchers has demonstrated for the first time the specific activity of the protein NEIL3, one of a group responsible for maintaining the integrity of DNA ... Read more...

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Early life stress may cause cardiac disease


February 10th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Early life stress is likely to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adulthood, researchers suggest. "We think early life stress increases sensitivity to a hormone known to ... Read more...

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Early life stress could be risk factor for cardiovascular disease


February 10th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Early life stress increases sensitivity to a hormone known to increase blood pressure and increases your cardiovascular risk in adult life, researchers have reported."We think early life stress ... Read more...

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New discovery may offer malaria treatments


January 29th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): An international team of researchers has made a new discovery that could lead to new treatments for malaria.An international team has learned how the malaria parasites reproduce, which ... Read more...

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Scientists cast doubt on anti-aging red wine drugs


January 16th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 16 (ANI): Scientists have cast a shadow of doubt over drugs that might cheat the biology of ageing.Separate teams led by researchers at the drugs companies Amgen in Thousand Oaks, ... Read more...

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Sponges recycle carbon to give life to coral reefs


November 14th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that sponges recycle carbon to give life to coral reefs.The research was conducted by Jasper De Goeij, the student of marine ... Read more...

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‘Wonder drug’ chloroquine losing out to malarial parasite


September 25th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 25 (ANI): Australian scientists say malarial parasite is fast developing resistance to chloroquine, the inexpensive and effective drug used to treat malaria.Dr Rowena Martin, a biochemist, and colleagues at the ... Read more...

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Novel marker for Alzheimer’s disease discovered


September 15th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A previously unknown substance in spinal fluid- a beta-amyloid protein called Abeta16-could be used as a marker to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, say Gothenburg researchers.The findings, described in a ... Read more...

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Eggs are good for the heart


July 29th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 29 (ANI): Eggs are not bad for heart health, say experts.US egg expert Dr Don McNamara insists that their bad reputation is no longer warranted and even Heart Foundation has ... Read more...

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