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Bugs bask in sunlight to fight germs


August 26th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) A North American bug species basks in sunlight to fend off germs on the body, according to a new discovery.Western Boxelder Bugs (WBB), found largely in ... Read more...

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Sensor detects glucose in diabetics’ saliva, tears


August 24th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A new type of bio-sensor can detect minute traces of glucose in saliva, tears and urine, doing away with pinpricks for diabetes testing."It's an inherently non-invasive ... Read more...

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A biosensor to detect drugs!


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new generation of biosensors that can spot microscopic traces of contaminants in less than an hour.Known as a biochemiresistor, it meets a ... Read more...

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Pleasure eating may fuel obesity


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS) When pleasure motivates eating, rather than hunger, it activates chemical signals which can cause overeating and fuel obesity, says a new study."'Hedonic hunger' refers to the ... Read more...

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Gel soon to perk up male fertility


April 15th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have discovered chemical compounds that boost the swimming ability of sperm cells, opening the way for a new gel to help couples conceive naturally. Male ... Read more...

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UAE leader meets scientists


January 31st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 31 (IANS/WAM) The ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday met scientists who have developed ways to cure Alzheimer's disease and cancer.Sheikh Sultan Mohammed Al ... Read more...

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New class of compounds to combat malaria


November 20th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a family of chemical compounds that could help develop a new class of anti-malarial drugs capable of staving off the deadly disease.Malaria ... Read more...

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Now steps taken in labs to create ‘inorganic life’


September 18th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have taken tentative steps towards creating 'life' from inorganic chemicals, which may later become 'inorganic biology'.Lee Cronin, who teaches chemistry at the College of Science ... Read more...

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New laser can detect roadside bombs


September 18th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Lasers may pick out roadside bombs and help in identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs), often used by terrorists, new research says.Marcos Dantus, chemistry professor at ... Read more...

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Banned pesticide found in human milk


September 14th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 14 (IANS) Banned agricultural pesticide DDT, which can cause cancer, is still widely found in human bodies, new research claims.In a study of 146 human milk samples, most ... Read more...

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Molasses extract helps in reducing obesity


July 12th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Supplementing your diet with a molasses extract could help you shed weight or reduce obesity, say researchersThe study, conducted on mice by Richard Weisinger at the ... Read more...

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Your shampoo could be making you fat


July 11th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) Eating healthy and exercising regularly are good enough for sloughing off the pounds. But what if your body acts otherwise? Doctors have found that chemical compounds ... Read more...

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This substance tricks brain to ease Parkinson’s


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) A painstaking search through nearly 390,000 chemical compounds has isolated a substance that can sneak through the brain's protective barrier and trick it into easing Parkinson's ... Read more...

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Fat storage in worms study offers clues in fight against obesity


March 25th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): Scientists exploring human metabolism have uncovered a handful of chemical compounds that regulate fat storage in worms.The discovery by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), ... Read more...

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Now chilli chocolates to help burn calories


March 7th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) It sounds just too good to be true - cakes and chocolate bars that help you burn off calories, courtesy a tasteless extract from chilli peppers. ... Read more...

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Cakes, chocolates made of chilli ‘to help burn off those pounds!’


March 7th, 2011 - 10:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Imagine having to eat a piece of chocolate or cake to lose weight - that's right - sounds like it's too good to be true.But manufacturers claim to ... Read more...

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India among top drugs hotspots: UN report (Lead)


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India has become the hotspot for drug cartels to source chemicals needed for illicit manufacturing of synthetic psychotropic drugs such as methamphetamine, a UN narcotics ... 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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Seaweed may provide new drugs to fight malaria


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology say that a type of tropical seaweed may hold the key to producing the next generation of treatments for malaria.A group ... Read more...

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Higher CO2 could change plant evolution


February 17th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan have suggested that rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming may affect interactions between plants and the insects that eat them, ... Read more...

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Coffee beans roasted till dark brown produces valued antioxidants


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A study by food scientists has found that when coffee is roasted to a dark brown it produces very valuable antioxidants.Researchers at the University of British Columbia have ... Read more...

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Labrador can sniff out bowel cancer even in early stage


February 1st, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Dogs can sniff out bowel cancer, even in its early stages, in breath and stool samples with 95 percent accuracy, scientists say. They used a specially trained Labrador ... Read more...

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New synthetic compound shows promise in fighting HIV


January 19th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at Scripps Research Institute have created a new synthetic compound using natural Japanese-plant compounds as starting point, which has shown great promise in inhibiting replication of HIV ... Read more...

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Scientists tackle major obstacle in developing breathalyzers


December 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue and National Institute of Standards and Technology have tackled a major barrier in developing breath-analysis technology to diagnose patients by detecting chemical compounds called "biomarkers" ... Read more...

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How to increase the life of your Christmas tree


December 7th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered what causes Christmas tree needles to drop off, and how to double the lifespan of Christmas trees in homes.Universite Laval researchers in collaboration with Nova ... Read more...

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First coca leaves chewed 8,000 years ago: Study


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Archaeological evidence has shown that Peruvian foraging societies were already chewing coca leaves 8,000 years ago.Ruins beneath house floors in the northwestern Peru showed evidence of chewed coca ... Read more...

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New path discovered for colon cancer drug discovery


November 20th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have found an old pinworm medicine to be a new lead in the search for compounds that block a signalling pathway implicated in colon cancer.The findings have ... Read more...

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Cilantro ingredient can suppress foul odour of ‘chitlins’


November 14th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified an ingredient in cilantro that quashes the notoriously foul odour of chitlins - a smell known to drive people from the house when chitlins are ... Read more...

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New liquid crystal could improve digital displays


October 6th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays in everything from digital watches ... Read more...

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E-waste recycling a ‘health and environmental hazard’


August 27th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists are concerned that recycling of electronic waste from computers, cell phones and other goods might be creating significant health and environmental hazards.Scientists from China and the United ... Read more...

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Coastal air quality post Gulf spill improving slowly: Experts


August 17th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Now that the oil leak has been stopped, UCSF researchers who spent time in the region are saying that one of the risk factors, coastal air quality, is ... Read more...

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Award-winning supercomputer solves superconductor homogeneity puzzle


August 10th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): An award winning high-performance computing application developed by scientists has been used to examine the nanoscale inhomogeneities in superconductors that had long been noticed but left unexplained.Thomas Maier ... Read more...

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BP oil spill: Experts fear consequence will ‘last for decades’


August 9th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Experts dealing with the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have expressed fears that its consequences might be felt for decades to come.Scientists are now ... Read more...

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Potential prostate cancer marker uncovered


August 3rd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A new study by Purdue University-led team has revealed a potential marker for prostate cancer that could be the starting point for less invasive testing and improved diagnosis ... Read more...

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New technique to quickly detect buried bodies


August 1st, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Finding bodies buried by someone who wanted them to stay undiscovered may not be difficult any more thanks to a new technique developed by scientists that can reliably ... Read more...

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