Tiny water flea contains largest number of genes

February 9th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the near-microscopic freshwater crustacean Daphnia pulex, or water flea is the animal with the most genes, about 31,000.By comparison, humans have about 23,000 genes. ... Read more...

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Jumping genes may tell why people have varied looks, disease risks

February 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A Johns Hopkins study has identified 'jumping genes' in humans that may one day explain why people have such varied physical traits and disease risks.Using bioinformatics to compare ... Read more...

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IBAB, IGNOU announce new masters course in science

January 28th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) In a new venture, the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) Friday announced it was collaborating with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for a ... Read more...

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Secret of bacteria’s immune system unlocked

November 5th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have just unlocked the secret of bacteria's immune system.The team led by Professor Sylvain Moineau of Université Laval's Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Bioinformatics showed that this ... Read more...

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Oz scientist unveils world’’s first shoe cell phone!

March 2nd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 2 (ANI): An Australian computer scientist has developed the world''s first shoe phone, and has even published detailed step-by-step instructions online. According to a report in the Sydney Morning ... Read more...

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Shoe phone may soon be a reality

January 23rd, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 23 (ANI): A Flinders University computer scientist is trying to make the shoe phone a reality.Post-doctoral fellow in bioinformatics, Paul Gardner-Stephen, who first developed a phone inside a shoe ... Read more...

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Indian biotech sector grows by 20 percent

July 15th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 15 (IANS) India's fledgling biotechnology sector posted $2.56 billion (Rs.103 billion) in revenue during 2007-08, registering 20 percent growth over the previous fiscal at $2.1 billion, an industry survey revealed. ... Read more...

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UAE university installs region’s biggest grid computer

March 21st, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, March 21 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) university has installed one of the most advanced, and the region's biggest, super grid computer, WAM news agency reported Friday. The computer, developed ... Read more...

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Indian researcher leads effort to create human protein encyclopedia

February 8th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 8 (ANI): An Indian researcher at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Genetic Medicine has led the effort to create online human protein encyclopedia.To create human proteinpedia', Akhilesh Pandey coordinated with ... Read more...

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Now, a novel way to track genes, biological pathways linked to drug addiction

January 14th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, January 14 (ANI): Chinese scientists have devises a novel technique to identify genes and other biological pathways associated with drug addiction.Their work attains significance as it may pave the ... Read more...

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Molecular pathways common to different addictive drugs identified

January 5th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers from the Centre for Bioinformatics at Peking University in Beijing have assembled the most comprehensive gene atlas underlying drug addiction and identified five molecular pathways common to ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles may make cancer diagnosis faster, less invasive

December 24th, 2007 - 6:02 pm ICT by admin
London , Dec 24 (ANI): A study on mice has suggested that gold nanoparticles may make diagnosis of cancer faster and less invasive.The researchers have shown that by using tiny gold ... Read more...

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