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Harry Potter’s idea inspires rapid blood test


May 7th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 7 (IANS) Inspired by J.K. Rowling, who authored the Harry Potter series, scientists have created a rapid new blood test that literally spells out a patient's blood type ... Read more...

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Family regrets auction of soil with Mahatma’s blood


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's descendants have expressed regret over the forthcoming auction of a "clump of soil with drops of the Mahatma's blood collected from the site ... Read more...

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Turmeric compound shows promise in Parkinson’s


March 21st, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Curcumin, a compound present in popular Indian spice turmeric, is showing promise in preventing the clumping of proteins that cause Parkinson's disease.A team led by Basir ... Read more...

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MJ’s hair in roulette ball


December 14th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) A clump of Michael Jackson's hair will be used to manufacture a roulette ball.The bosses of Onlinegamblingpal.com bought the hair, which was collected at ... Read more...

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Tamarind derivative repairs damaged brain cells


June 8th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) A compound from tamarind tree could help spur the growth of damaged brain and spinal cord nerve cells, which characterises diseases such as Parkinson's.Doctoral student Andrew ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Viruses can boost solar-cell efficiency: MIT study


April 26th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): MIT researchers have enlisted tiny viruses to help assemble solar cells and make significant improvements in their power-conversion efficiency.Graduate students Xiangnan Dang and Hyunjung Yi - working with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solar power goes viral for peak efficiency


April 26th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Scientists are now taking the help of genetically modified (GM) virus to substantially improve solar-cell efficiency.In a solar cell, sunlight hits a light-harvesting material, causing it ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Novel gene therapy shows promise against Alzheimer’s


March 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have reported that gene therapy that boosts the ability of brain cells to gobble up toxic proteins prevents development of Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists one step closer to developing vaccine for MRSA


January 17th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are one step closer to developing a vaccine for life threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a robo that ‘feels’ with its fingertips and smiles just like us!


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): At first sight, the pi4-workerbot looks like a clump of metal, but there's something extraordinary about this one - it has fingertip sensitivity and a variety of facial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New mice study offers hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s


December 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that dynamic regulation of the chaperone protein Hsp27 is required to get rid of abnormally accumulating tau in the brains of mice ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Songbirds’ songs ‘may shed light on how humans learn language and speech’


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 09 (ANI): Understanding how songbirds sing may provide some insight into how the human brain learns language and produces speech.Dezhe Jin of the Penn State University explained that understanding how ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Katrina Goes Through A Hair Scare!


October 25th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Katrina Kaif, the Barbie doll of B-town is in bad hair for the past few days! Well, this is not to say that she’s not getting ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rare ice rainbow clicked in Britain


October 24th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 24 (IANS) A British photographer has captured on camera an optical phenomenon known as an ice rainbow, whose brilliant white light almost blinded him while driving.Photographer Reyaz Limalia spotted the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bacteria found in yogurt turned into ’silver bullets’ to fight flu


October 17th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17 (ANI): Scientists are hailing a breakthrough that could provide a cure for the common cold.They have turned bacteria, normally found in yogurt, into 'silver bullets' that can destroy viruses.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vettori calls for improved batting display to bounce back against Bangladesh


October 12th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Oct 12(ANI): New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has asked his batsmen to make the most of good starts to bounce back in the five-match ODI series against Bangladesh."We are disappointed with ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Video games ‘help us make right decisions faster’


September 14th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Playing action video games trains people to make the right decisions faster, according to scientists.Researchers from the University of Rochester found that video game players develop a heightened ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Not brushing teeth can cause heart attacks


September 6th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why not cleaning your teeth can invite heart attacks. Until now nobody had been able to determine exactly why not brushing regularly might bring on ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Proteins linked with Alzheimer’s clump in normal aging


August 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that many of the proteins present as minor components of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases actually clump together ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elvis Presley’s autopsy tools to be auctioned


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The instruments used in the autopsy of Elvis Presley will go up for auction in Chicago next month, ahead of the 33rd anniversary of the pop icon's ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New way to treat cancer using gas bubbles


June 28th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Researchers have found a novel technique of destroying cancer cells in the body - injecting exploding gas bubbles into the blood stream. The research team from Leeds University developed ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why humans have no fur


June 12th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Atmospheric heat might explain why humans lost their fur and developed an upright and slim posture.A theory suggests that if our ancestors lived somewhere really hot, it would ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: Banana smoothies enriched with nano-sized minerals


June 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A simple banana smoothie, enriched with nano-sized minerals could soon make billions of people in developing countries healthier.Scientists from Switzerland have designed new iron and zinc nanoparticles that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mutant gum disease bacteria offer clue to Alzheimer’s treatment


May 26th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Florida College of Dentistry claim that a defective, mutant strain of the bacterium that causes gum disease could provide a clue to potential ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How spiders spin their silk


May 13th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): Spider silk is a fascinating material. It is stronger than steel and any available man-made fiber, and scientists have long puzzled over how to develop a material with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Popular antidepressants may give cardiovascular health a boost


April 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may improve cardiovascular health by affecting the way platelets, small cells in the blood involved in clotting, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Terminator asteroids’ can regenerate after being nuked


March 12th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): It seems like the fictional 'Terminator' robot has met its cosmic equivalent in asteroids that quickly reassemble if blasted by a nuclear bomb.If a sizeable asteroid is found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lemon grass fights headaches


March 8th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 8 (IANS) Native lemon grass has the potential to relieve headaches and migranes, researchers say. Griffith University (GU) researchers Lyn Griffiths, Darren Grice and Kelly Rogers have proven that lemon grass ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bacteria can be deadly to wound-treating maggots


February 5th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): A new research has shown that bacteria that infect chronic wounds can be deadly to maggot 'biosurgeons' used to treat the lesions.Experts at Copenhagen Wound Healing Centre, Statens ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Liquid invisibility cloak may soon be a reality


January 9th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Scientists from Fudan University in Shanghai have suggested that silver-plated nanoparticles suspended in water might provide a soft, tunable metamaterial for invisibility cloak.According to lead researcher Ji-Ping Huang, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular chaperone keeps bacterial proteins in check


December 29th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Just like teenagers at a prom, proteins too are minded by chaperones that prevent unwanted interactions among immature clients, a new study has found.In the research, scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery may lead to improved Alzheimer’s treatment


November 5th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists from University of Michigan have developed new molecular tools that may offer a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease.The team has shown how amyloid-beta peptides, which clump together ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Making costs of algae oil production more reasonable


November 4th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Two Kansas State University engineers are assessing systematic production methods that could make the costs of algae oil production more reasonable, helping move the US from fossil ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Clump of Elvis Presley’s hair fetches $18,300 at auction


October 19th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): A large tuft of Elvis Presley's hair, bought by a devoted fan for 18,300 dollars, was among 150 items that went under the hammer at Chicago's Leslie ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Michael Jackson’s burnt hair up for sale


October 15th, 2009 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Hair salvaged from late pop legend Michael Jackson's scalp after he was burned during the filming of a Pepsi commercial is to be sold at an auction. The ... Read more...

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