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Math jitters grip first graders too


September 19th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Math jitters grip bright students even as first or second graders and haunts them lifelong, says a study.Sian Beilock, professor in psychology at the University ... Read more...

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Scientists find new ways of choking tumours


August 24th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Scientists can now choke tumours by cutting off the supply of a specific sugar known as GlcNAc (glick-nack), which they have identified for the first time.Tumours ... Read more...

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Scientists challenge Big Bang theory


August 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) The beginning of the universe should not be ascribed to the Big Bang. It was more like water freezing into ice, say theoretical physicists from the ... Read more...

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West Indies on right track: Head coach Gibson


August 10th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 10 (IANS/CMC) West Indies head cricket coach Otis Gibson says he is deeply inspired by his side's recent series win against New Zealand in all three formats of ... Read more...

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Hunte credits Gibson for Windies improvement


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), April 3 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Julian Hunte has lauded head coach Ottis Gibson for his outstanding work with the national side and believes the ... Read more...

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Protein pores help us sense hot temperatures


March 5th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) The winter sun feels welcome, but not so the summer sunburn, thanks to proteins on the surface of nerve cells that enable us to sense different ... Read more...

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Protein knocks out HIV by starving it of raw materials


February 13th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) A protein knocks out the most virulent form of HIV by starving it of the raw materials it needs to reproduce, in order to protect out ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist to be honoured with knighthood


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for chemistry, will be honoured with knighthood in 2012.Venkatraman works as a biologist at the ... Read more...

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Building your body? Take protein supplements


December 14th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) If you are planning to pump up your body at the gym, buying protein supplements may not be a bad idea. Mixed with water or ... Read more...

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New drug starves malaria parasite to death


December 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A potent new drug vanquishes malaria by literally starving its lethal parasites to death.Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by single-celled parasites Plasmodium falciparum, causing severe ... Read more...

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Dutch scientist to make cultured meat in lab


November 17th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) A scientist from the Netherlands is hoping to grow "cultured meat" in his laboratory as an alternative to livestock farming to satisfy the world's growing hunger ... Read more...

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Underwater programme may help humans talk to dolphins


May 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Humans are a step closer to communicating directly with animals, thanks to a group of scientists developing an underwater computer to recognise dolphin sounds and then ... Read more...

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‘3 parent babies’ concept a step closer after watchdog gives green signal


April 20th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): A British fertility watchdog has given the green signal for a medical breakthrough that could lead to babies having three biological parents, despite its 'life meddling' fears.The controversial ... Read more...

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Scottish scientists grow kidneys in lab


April 10th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): Scottish scientists have made a breakthrough in organ transplantation by successfully growing kidneys in a laboratory.The development could help tackle the tragic shortage of organs for transplant, reports ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for breast cancer identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein that alters nutrition of breast cancer cells, which can be a potential therapeutic target in the development of effective therapies for the disease.They ... Read more...

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Common lab dye may be the key to longevity


March 31st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that basic Yellow 1, a dye used in neuroscience laboratories around the world to detect damaged protein in Alzheimer's disease, is a wonder ... Read more...

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Earliest rocks in solar system ‘looked more like candy floss’


March 28th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): When the earliest rocks were formed in the solar system, they looked more like candy floss than the hard rock that we know today, according to a new ... Read more...

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Protein could be used to protect pancreas from alcohol’s toxic effects


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers from Cardiff University have discovered that a protein provides protection against the effects of alcohol in the pancreas.The findings of the study could lead to the development ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel secrets of strong spider silk


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Spiders spin silk to use in webs and to suspend themselves.However, the mysterious mechanics of what makes spider silk strong have baffled scientists for generations.Now, German researchers believe ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Egypt should move to civilian, democratic rule: Cameron


February 12th, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Britain Friday welcomed the decision of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down, and said the new government should "reflect the wishes of the Egyptian people" and ... Read more...

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New materials could make invisibility cloak technology a reality


January 26th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University are developing a new class of 'plasmonic metamaterials' as potential building blocks for advanced optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers, improved solar cells, ... Read more...

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Unexpected find may lead to novel ways to stop HIV


January 24th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): New techniques to fight HIV could be on their way, as scientists have found that the virus adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its ... Read more...

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India appreciates Australia’s support for UNSC permanent membership: Krishna


January 20th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne Jan 20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Thursday expressed India's appreciation of Australia's support for New Delhi's quest for becoming a permanent member of the United Nations Security ... Read more...

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Combined computer attacks could have ‘catastrophic’ global effects


January 17th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): A new study has found that coordinated computer attacks could have 'catastrophic' global effects.The report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that multiple cyber ... Read more...

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MJ’s son will not testify in Dr. Conrad Murray’s case


January 4th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Michael Jackson's eldest son Prince Michael will not be called to testify in the pop star's manslaughter preliminary hearing, according to sources.Dr. Conrad Murray has said after ... Read more...

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Scientists can now control building blocks of super-fast quantum computer


December 24th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have reported a major achievement in the field of quantum computers - they have succeeded in controlling the building blocks of a future super-fast quantum computer.Scientists from ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: British businessmen overeducated, says Branson


December 21st, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Virgin group owner Richard Branson, who left school at 15 and ran his own business when others his age were studying, believes that "British entrepreneurs are overeducated", ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bad back? Now, you can ‘grow’ a new spine!


November 30th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Suffering from chronic back pain? Worry not, for you can now 'grow' a new spine, thanks to a revolutionary treatment.Damaged discs, common among older people, occur when the ... Read more...

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Compound to starve cancers of sugar-based building blocks found


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a compound that could be used to starve cancers of their sugar-based building blocks.The compound, called a glutaminase inhibitor, has been tested on laboratory-cultured, ... Read more...

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Smallest building blocks of the Sun’s magnetic field revealed


November 10th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany have now for the first time uncovered and characterized the smallest building blocks of the ... 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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Water ice on asteroids may be more common than expected


October 8th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists who made national headlines in April for showing the first evidence of water ice and organic molecules on an asteroid have now discovered that asteroid 65 Cybele ... Read more...

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How body recycles itself captured on camera


September 14th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers have discovered how cells decide what to recycle and have captured it on camera.Our bodies recycle proteins, the fundamental building blocks that enable cell growth and development. ... Read more...

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H1N1 used new trick to cause pandemic


August 6th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the recent pandemic-causing H1N1 flu virus used a new biochemical trick to spread efficiently in humans.The discovery not only yields new insight into ... Read more...

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UV rays may have triggered life on Earth


June 16th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that ultraviolet light may have triggered Earth's chemistry into forming the building blocks for biology.Researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Roma "La ... Read more...

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