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Britain offers 100 scholarships to Indian students


November 16th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) Britain will grant 100 scholarships to bright Indian students enrolling in post-graduate engineering, science and technology programmes in the Queen's University in Northern Ireland from September ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Scientists create revolutionary photographic technique


February 15th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed revolutionary way of capturing a high-resolution still image alongside very high-speed video.The team, led by Dr Peter Kohl, was funded by ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Scientists using x-rays to produce mineral-enriched nutritious flour


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): A team of scientists is using high-powered x-rays to produce more nutritious flour that is enriched with minerals.The scientists are from the Rothamsted Research, an institute of Biotechnology ... Read more...

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New antibiotic effective against resistant bugs


December 7th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A potent new antibiotic has opened up completely new ways of knocking out resistant bugs, says a new study. It is "an exciting find at a time when ... Read more...

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Scientists find protein to boost power of probiotics


November 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a protein that may help digestion. "Probiotics need to interact with cells lining the gut (in the gastro-intestinal tract) to have a beneficial effect and ... Read more...

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‘Spaghetti’ scaffolding technology may help grow skin


October 17th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bristol are creating a new scaffolding technology which could be used to grow tissues such as skin, nerves and cartilage using 3D spaghetti-like ... Read more...

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Why youngsters are more prone to human form of mad cow disease


October 15th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists from The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh have identified certain immune cells that could help explain why younger people are more susceptible to human form ... Read more...

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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...

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New protein stabilisation technique may revolutionize therapeutic drug discovery


June 26th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have devised a new protein stabilisation technique that may lead to 30 per cent more proteins being available as potential targets for drug development, and thus open ... Read more...

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Now, a food supplement that will fill you up for half a day


June 4th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): If you've given up on your desire to fit into a size 6 dress, then here's something that will bring back the spark in you: a food supplement ... Read more...

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Past experiences do come in handy while making complex decisions


May 14th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Past experiences do come in handy when people have to make complex decisions based on uncertain or confusing information, according to a study.Funded by the Biotechnology and ... Read more...

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Changing climate will lead to devastating loss of phosphorus from soil


April 16th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found climate change will lead to a devastating loss of phosphorus from soil.The research was done by scientists from the Biotechnology and ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully use stem cells to replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats


March 9th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Scientists have achieved a significant success in using stem cells to replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats. Led by Dr Mike Modo of King''s College London, the research ... Read more...

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Pregnant women should avoid statins, warn experts


December 10th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Women who are pregnant or those whore feeling broody should avoid using the cholesterol-lowering drugs statins, say scientists.According to current clinical guidelines, pregnant women should stop taking ... Read more...

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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...

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Aphids emerging as sentinels of climate change


August 7th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A new research has shown that aphids are emerging as sentinels of climate change. The scientists, who carried out the research, are from the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Mathematicians to decipher secrets of immune system


November 14th, 2007 - 1:57 am ICT by admin
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