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Storing zettabytes of information on a few grams of DNA


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 23 (IANS) Archival storage of the world's ever-increasing volume of information is reaching a point where it will require a breakthrough technology to meet the enormous need.Although flash ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Living’ microbot to detect diseases in future


March 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Scientists are developing a tiny bot prototype that can act like a living organism to identify diseases within the human body.Called Cyberplasm, it will combine advanced ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Humidity aggravates nasal congestion


October 17th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Sinus disease, triggered by infection or allergy, is a common yet highly irritating medical condition that blocks the nasal passage. But not many may know that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Engineered DNA device could make cells differentiate or die on demand


November 26th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Biologists have constructed a programmable genetic 'circuit' that can rewire cells to respond on demand to just about any signal desired - it could coax cells to differentiate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Camera phone helps create world’s smallest movie


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Just 9 mm tall, Dot, the world's tiniest doll, is the hero of an action-packed adventure in a new stop-motion film created with a camera phone and a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mind-reading machine can convert thoughts into speech


September 8th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) A mind reading machine has edged closer to reality after scientists found a way of converting thoughts into words. Researchers were able to render brain signals into speech ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists use frog cells to give artificial nose super smelling skills


August 24th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 24 (ANI): A scientist has revealed that with genetically modified frog cells artificial nose of robot can smell more accurately than the electronic noses.That's because e-noses use quartz rods designed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, ‘nano cocktail’ to target and kill tumours


January 5th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have developed what they call a 'cocktail' of nano-sized particles that is capable of identifying and killing cancerous tumours.According to the team from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny sea worm helps scientists make bone-repairing medical adhesive


October 28th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists are using the natural glue secreted by a tiny sea creature called the sandcastle worm to make a long-sought new medical adhesive that is needed to repair ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Injectable gel helps regenerate brain tissue in traumatic injuries


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, a Clemson University bioengineer has successfully regenerated brain at the site of a traumatic brain injury with the help of a novel biomaterial gel.Assistant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smallest swimming animals have huge impact on large-scale ocean mixing


July 30th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the ocean's smallest swimming animals, such as jellyfish, can have a huge impact on large-scale ocean mixing.John Dabiri, a Caltech bioengineer, along with Caltech ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Motor nerve model could help cure multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): In what may lead to cures for diabetic neuropathy and help further understanding of multiple sclerosis and related conditions, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jockeys’ riding posture boosts horses’ speed


July 17th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Ever wondered why do jockeys sit on horses in such a weird way? Well, that's because it allows stallions to gallop more quickly, a new study has found.Their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, intelligent fingertip ”eye” to help blind interact with their environment


January 17th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Ultrasound canes and voice-enabled GPS devices that help blind and partially sighted people in navigation may soon be history, for scientists have created a new intelligent fingertip ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel non-invasive blood test to accurately detect Down syndrome


October 7th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have developed a new prenatal blood test that can accurately detected Down syndrome and two other serious chromosomal defects. Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian-American helps design nano-sized ships to torpedo tumours


September 12th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Lethal nano-sized 'torpedos,' deftly evading the body's defence network, will discharge anti-cancer drugs into the heart of tumours and destroy them ruthlessly."Many drugs look promising... but fail in ... Read more...

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Now, stealthy nano cargo ships to seek out and destroy cancerous tumours


September 12th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): American scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have created nanometre-sized cargo ships that can sail throughout the body via the bloodstream, and ferry anti-cancer drugs into tumours that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

To swat a fly in the first shot just aim a bit ahead


August 29th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): The age-old mystery of how the elusive fly just eludes the swish of the swatter may have finally been solved, with a researcher claiming that aiming a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nerve cells help flies respond quickly to obstacles while flying


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered that two key sets of nerve cells in a fly''s brain enable its gaze to stay stable during complex aerial ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Molecular mechanism behind metabolic disorders identified


June 30th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism in mice that explains why metabolic disorders like blood pressure and diabetes afflict humans. Many of the tens of million worldwide with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists develop tiny nanoworms to destroy tumours


May 8th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A collaboration between UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and MIT scientists has resulted in the development of 'nanoworms' that could be the next generation of bio-devices ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Researchers design smart nanoworms to destroy tumours


May 7th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (IANS) 'Nanoworms' could be the next generation of bio-devices to locate and destroy tumours too small to detect by conventional methods. This smart 'anti-cancer missile' system will deliver toxic ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on consciousness


February 19th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 19 (ANI): An international team of scientists says that it has made a significant advance in the understanding of conscious perception by discerning how single neurons in the human brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a new way to make self-assembling compound eye structures


January 15th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by admin
London, January 15 (ANI): A researcher in the United States has devised a technique to make tiny compound eye structures that self assemble, which he believes may revolutionise micro-imaging by providing an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nature may be the generic result of evolution in a changing environment


November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Ever wondered what the fundamental creative force behind life on Earth is? Well, it seems that the new study has the answer, for it has revealed that changing ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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