chemical sciences

Chimps selfish when it comes to food


August 17th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Some things cannot be explained by evolution. Chimps and bonobos don't share an innate sense of fairness with their closest human kin.Keith Jensen, professor at Queen ... Read more...

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Global warming could be similar across ecosystems


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) The impact of global warming could be similar across ecosystems, regardless of local environmental conditions and species. A team from Queen Mary's School of Biological and ... Read more...

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Genes blamed for gay tendencies


July 8th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Boys will be boys and engage in more 'rough and tumble' play than girls. But a new study blames a set of genes for one's gay ... Read more...

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Detecting zinc could pave way for better diabetes treatment


July 4th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) A new way of detecting zinc in zebra fish could pave the way for more effective treatment of diseases like Type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer and ... Read more...

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Better sleeping sickness treatment in the offing


April 17th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) A breakthrough could pave the way for a safer and more effective treatment for millions in developing countries who suffer from African sleeping sickness, leading to ... Read more...

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Safer and more effective treatment for parasitic infections closer to reality


April 16th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, have uncovered the mechanisms behind a drug used to treat infections caused by trypanosome parasites.The drug nifurtimox is commonly used to ... Read more...

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Blood-clotting bandage to help save lives on the battlefield


January 30th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Scottish scientists are developing a new chemical bandage that will help save lives on the battlefield by instantly helping to clot blood and staunch wounds.The authors have discovered ... Read more...

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How ‘bees see world’


December 11th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed FReD - the Floral Reflectance Database - which holds data on what colours flowers appear to be, to bees.The work by researchers at Queen ... Read more...

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Indian Youth Science Congress to start Saturday


June 26th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) Around 600 young scientists will participate in the second edition of the three-day Indian Youth Science Congress (IYSC) that will start Saturday at the SRM University near ... Read more...

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Like humans, roaches too ‘recommend eating joints’ to each other


June 5th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Research suggests that cockroaches, just like humans, share their local knowledge of the best food sources and follow 'recommendations' from others.Assumed to forage for their own food till ... Read more...

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Exotic winter-flowering plants keep bees busy during cold months


March 5th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): An unusual rise in the number of bees in the cold winter months has been observed in the recent years, and scientists have now discovered the reason behind ... Read more...

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New pondlife on nature reserve discovered


January 13th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have found a large variety of tiny aquatic organisms in the East Stoke Fen nature reserve.Queen Marys' School of Biological and ... Read more...

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Scientists aim to make “artificial leaf” that mimics photosynthesis


November 6th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): Scientists are making progress toward development of an "artificial leaf" that mimics the process of photosynthesis, and converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol ... Read more...

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How temperature synchronizes the body clock


October 30th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study on the fruit-fly brain, conducted by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, points to a possible mechanism by which temperature synchronizes the body clock ... Read more...

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Songs help skylarks differentiate between neighbours and strangers


August 28th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Through their songs, skylarks can differentiate between friendly neighbours and dangerous strangers, says a new study.The study, conducted by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London, showed that ... Read more...

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Budget gives fillip to R&D in science


July 6th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Research and development (R&D) programmes in science and technology were in focus in the union budget presented Monday, with special emphasis on nano technology and earth ... Read more...

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Sharks hunt their victims just like serial killers


June 22nd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the way Great white sharks hunt their preys is quite similar to the methods used by serial killers to stalk ... Read more...

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Frogs immune system is key in fight against killer virus


March 1st, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how changes to a frogs immune system may be the key to beating a viral infection which is devastating frog populations across the UK. ... Read more...

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Bumblebees use flower scent to guide each other towards food


October 25th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, have found that bumblebees use flower scent to guide their nest-mates to good food sources.Creatures like bees, who generally have ... Read more...

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Medieval painted church windows were based on the principles of nanotechnology!


August 22nd, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): Painting glass windows with gold nanoparticles offers a way to purify the air, say researchers.Zhu Huai Yong, an associate professor at Queensland University of Technologys School ... Read more...

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Medieval stained glass windows acted like nano air purifiers


August 22nd, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Stained glass windows in churches dotting Europe and painted with gold purified the air when lit up by sunlight, according to Queensland University of Technology experts. "For centuries, ... Read more...

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Bumblebee technique may help catch serial killers


July 30th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 30 (ANI): Catching serial killers may now be just a few fingertips away for police, thanks to a new technique, called Geographic profiling (GP), which scientists are testing ... Read more...

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Homosexual behaviour largely shaped by genetics, environmental factors


June 30th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A new study of twins suggests that genetics and random environmental factors play a significant role in the development of homosexual behaviour.Published in the scientific journal Archives ... Read more...

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Indians scientist turns prawn waste into health food


April 24th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, April 24 (IANS) The all pervading stench from waste at a seafood market in the heart of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu inspired 27-year-old Renuka Karuppuswamy to turn the stinking ... Read more...

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Lustrous pigments behind Mayan buildings splendour


January 24th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 24 (ANI): Ancient Mayan temple builders used lustrous pigments to make their buildings dazzle in the daylight, says a Queensland University of Technology researcher.Rosemary Goodall, a physical and chemical ... Read more...

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New non-invasive technique for quick, painless diagnosis of surface cancers


January 19th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 19 (ANI): A QUT medical physics researcher has devised a new non-invasive diagnostic technique that can help in quick and painless detection of surface cancers.The technology, developed by Jye ... Read more...

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