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New technology may free diabetics from daily injections


August 14th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A new technology could free diabetics and cancer patients from the daily necessity of painful routine injections by releasing the required drug dosage over six months.University ... Read more...

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Urals foetuses could be linked to scientific research


July 26th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hundreds of human foetuses discovered earlier this week in a forest in Russia's Urals region were possibly intended for use in scientific research, police have ... Read more...

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Piranha resistent fish could inspire body armour


February 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Brazil's massive Arapaima fish might be reproduced by engineers for applications such as body armor, thanks to its intricately designed scales, a study reveals.The inspiration for ... Read more...

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Sunscreen chemical may cause cancer


December 1st, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Dec 1 (IANS) A metal compound commonly found in consumer products and sunscreens lotions could potentially cause cancer.Zinc oxide is used to absorb harmful ultra violet light. But when ... Read more...

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India in danger of missing ‘nano bus’: PM’s scientific advisor


July 6th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) India could miss the "nano bus" it it did not catch up soon with China, Japan or the US that were making rapid strides in ... Read more...

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Old blood or new? New technique can tell


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Old blood used in transfusions can have serious side effects. But now a technique can tell the difference between new and old red blood cells, providing ... Read more...

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How to remove radioactive materials from drinking water


April 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has found that a combination of forest by-products and crustacean shells may be the key to removing radioactive materials from drinking water.Researchers from North Carolina State ... Read more...

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Waste chicken feathers could be used to produce biodegradable plastics


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): New research suggests that chicken feathers could be used to produce eco-friendly, biodegradable plastics.Scientists have described a key step toward using the billions of pounds of waste ... Read more...

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Nanobubbles ‘can detect and eliminate prostate cancer cells’


September 28th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University were able to use plasmonic nanobubbles in living organisms to detect and eliminate implanted human prostate cancer cells.Dmitri Lapotko showed that the nanobubbles, generated ... Read more...

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New biomaterial that mimics muscle elasticity may aid muscle generation


May 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 09 (ANI): A group of researchers has cast artificial proteins into a new solid biomaterial that very closely mimics the elasticity of muscle.The approach, detailed in the current issue of ... Read more...

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Nanotech-magnetism combo leads to tiny implantable device for drug delivery


September 20th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 20 (ANI): Combining magnetism with nanotechnology, researchers have developed a small implantable device that can be repeatedly turned on and off to deliver and adjust doses of medications inside a ... Read more...

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Now, drug-delivering contact lenses


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Glaucoma patients and dry-eye sufferers may soon be able to trade their messy eye drops for a contact lens that delivers medication gradually over time, say scientists.Medication through ... Read more...

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Just add titanium for ’super-tough’ spider silk


May 2nd, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A team of scientists has determined that by adding the metal titanium, spider silk can be made super tough, in fact 10 times as hard to snap.The ... Read more...

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India will be big technology innovator in next decade (Comment)


March 18th, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Pradeep Gupta Economists have been predicting it, stargazers have been forecasting it, and now the technology trend watchers are saying it - the coming decade is surely going to belong to India.Jason ... Read more...

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Crabs inspire scientists to build tough, tiny tools


February 26th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Scientists are taking inspiration from crab claws to build tiny tools, with a bromine rich biomaterial that is tougher than acrylic glass and extremely fracture resistant. Crab claws and ... Read more...

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Chalk crystallizes differently from previously believed


January 25th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Jan 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany have determined that chalk crystallizes differently from previously believed. The researchers ... Read more...

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Artificial human bone marrow may revolutionise drug testing


December 23rd, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have created artificial bone marrow that can continuously make red and white blood cells, showing the possibility of simplifying procedures for testing drugs ... Read more...

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Body fluid may make natural contact lens moisturizer


July 9th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Contact lens wearers hoping to combat discomfort caused by persistent dryness in the eyes may be happy to know that a possible solution of the problem is ... Read more...

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Snapping Lens inspired by Venus flytrap


November 27th, 2007 - 7:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 27 (ANI): Carnivorous plant Venus flytrap, which closes its leaves to catch insects within a split second, has inspired scientists to make a microscopic lens that can pop instantly between ... Read more...

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