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Chemical found in deodorants linked to breast cancer


January 13th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) A chemical used as a preservative in cosmetics like deodorants as well as in food products and pharmaceuticals has been found in samples from 40 women ... Read more...

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Compound that halts poxvirus replication


January 4th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a compound that inhibits poxviruses from replicating and causing infections such as smallpox, vaccinia and monkeypox. Study co-author Ken Dower, post-doctoral fellow in ... Read more...

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A new drug to reverse diabetes?


October 5th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) American researchers are working on a drug that could help prevent or even reserve Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease linked to ... Read more...

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Six jailed in China for selling tainted bean sprouts


August 13th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) Six people in China's Liaoning province have been given jail terms for producing and selling bean sprouts that were grown using a toxic fertilizer.Ruan Wenming, Li ... Read more...

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Paper clip boosts yield of de-addiction drugs


August 8th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Sheer chance can tip the odds in favour of success and help research in ways that scientists could have never thought or planned for. For instance, ... Read more...

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Mumbai bombs may have been deadly cocktail of explosives


July 14th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The bombs that wreaked havoc in Mumbai the previous night may have been a deadly mix of ammonium nitrate, explosive TNT, oil and ball bearings ... Read more...

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Chemical compounds in trees can fight deadly MRSA


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found an antibiotic in the Eastern Red Cedar tree that is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-a 'superbug' that is resistant to ... Read more...

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Scientists accidentally discover possible cure for hair loss


February 17th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): UCLA scientists may have found a possible solution to an age-old problem - hair loss.The researchers, along with the Veterans Administration that was investigating how stress affects gastrointestinal ... Read more...

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Long-sought-after anti-cancer agent synthesized


February 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): For the first time, Yale University scientists have synthesized a chemical compound, leading to the development of a new class of molecules that may target and destroy cancer ... Read more...

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Now, synthetic gasoline that is cheaper, eco-friendly


January 28th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Have the soaring oil prices given you a headache? Well, you are about to get some relief.A research collaboration in England has resulted in a synthetic, hydrogen-based fuel ... Read more...

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Study on zebrafish paves way for new cancer treatment


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): The imaging of tumour growth in zebrafish has shed light on how newly formed cancer cells can co-opt the immune system into spreading the disease.The work is leading ... Read more...

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New research paves way for better Graves’ disease treatment


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Researchers have identified a compound that stops overproduction of thyroid hormone - a finding that brings scientists one-step closer to improving treatment for Graves' disease.Susanne Neumann and ... Read more...

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Barbara Boxer’s Aide Arrested For Pot Possesion


September 10th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The junior United States Senator from California and a member of Democratic Party, Barbara Boxer must be having a tough time now. An economic aide of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Police Personnel Allege That An Assistant Of Senator Barbara Boxer Owned Marijuana


September 9th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 9, 2010 (Just Flashed): An assistant of the prominent Democratic Senator of California, Barbara Boxer, has been detained on the accusation that he carried marijuana into her senatorial workplace in ... Read more...

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Urine-powered fuel cells to offer pee power to people


August 27th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): This could literally be called pee power to the people-researchers have figured out a way to make the world's first urine-powered fuel cells.Chemistry postdocs Shanwen Tao and Rong ... Read more...

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Mud from deepest place on Earth could hold key to cures


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): In a bid to search for new drug discoveries, researchers are using one of the world's most advanced microscopic scanners to study bacteria taken from mud samples recovered ... Read more...

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Shopping makes men impotent?


June 30th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Shopping is really bad for men's health and fertility, scientists are now saying after new research. Researchers have discovered that a chemical compound found on some cash receipts contains ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now, e-waste to help in destroying bacterial infections


June 25th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Electronic waste, which can be an environmental hazard to the soil, has now been turned into an anti-microbial substance that can help destroy bacterial infections.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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New Morning-After Pill Awaits FDA Approval


June 15th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New York, June 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Like "Plan B" another "morning after pill" is awaited to be launched in American markets if it gets approved by the FDA. The "morning ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Wal-Mart To Fork Out Millions To Resolve The Case Of The Dumping Of Hazardous Wastes


May 4th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has decided to shell out $27.6 million to resolve accusations that it inappropriately handled and abandoned perilous waste at shops across ... Read more...

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Ginkgo likely to aggravate seizures in epileptics


April 15th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The use of Ginkgo biloba, a top-selling herbal remedy, should be restricted as growing scientific evidence shows it may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy, ... Read more...

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Ginkgo herbal meds may up seizures in epilepsy patients


April 15th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Ginkgo may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy and could reduce the effectiveness of anti-seizure drugs, a new report concludes.The article appears in ACS' monthly ... Read more...

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Compound that kills lymphoma cells discovered


April 13th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A compound that kills specific lymphoma cells has been discovered by an international research team co-led by the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI).The discovery will accelerate developing targeted drugs ... Read more...

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Chemical compound effective in destroying antibiotic-resistant biofilms


April 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A chemical compound that, when used in conjunction with conventional antibiotics, is effective in destroying biofilms produced by antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as the Staphylococcus strain MRSA ... Read more...

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160,000 illegal drug tablets seized in Guatemala


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) Guatemalan drug enforcement agents seized some 160,000 pseudoephedrine tablets in a warehouse at the capital's La Aurora International Airport, but no arrests were made, the police said. ... Read more...

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Blood compound may help prevent intractable heart failure


February 12th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine claim that a chemical compound found normally in the blood may help treat and prevent an intractable ... Read more...

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Smoke’s secret life revealed


January 28th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A new research by scientists, which has identified plant growth promoters and inhibitors in smoke, is revealing the innermost secrets of fire's role in the rebirth and renewal ... Read more...

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Ginkgo herbal meds may increase seizures in epileptic people


January 28th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Ginkgo may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy and could reduce the effectiveness of anti-seizure drugs, a new report concludes.The article, which appears in ACS' ... Read more...

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Paper strips that quickly detect toxin in drinking water developed


January 9th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): Scientists have come up with paper strips that when impregnated with carbon nanotubes can detect a toxin produced by algae in drinking water.Engineers at the University of Michigan ... Read more...

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Special paper can sniff poison in drinking water


January 9th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) A strip of paper infused with carbon nanotubes can be a quick, cheap, portable and sensitive bio-sensor that can allow water treatment plants and individuals to verify the ... Read more...

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Stress exposure in the womb ‘affects male fertility’


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Exposure to stress in the womb might affect a man's fertility in later life, finds a new study.The research team from the University of Edinburgh and Medical Research ... Read more...

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New sensors to detect chemical weapons in seconds


October 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): Scientists at Queen's University Belfast are developing new sensors to detect chemical agents and illegal drugs within seconds, which will help in the fight against the threat of ... Read more...

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Taiwan launches world’s first anti-swine flu spray


October 1st, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Oct 1 (DPA) A Taiwan company Thursday launched what it called the world's first spray capable of destroying the swine flu virus. VirusBom costs 350 Taiwan dollars ($10) and can be ... Read more...

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Novel antibacterial can lead to new treatments for resistant infections


September 28th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): In a breakthrough discovery, McMaster University researchers have revealed an ideal starting point to develop new interventions for resistant infections.Led by Eric Brown, the researchers have identified a ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel chemistry of Titan’s hazy atmosphere


September 16th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has unraveled the chemical evolution of the orange-brownish colored atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan, the only solar system body besides ... Read more...

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