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Controlling deadly tsetse fly with satellite imagery


May 9th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Scientists are relying on satellite imagery to control the deadly tsetse fly, an African killer that spreads "sleeping sickness" disease among humans and animals and wipes ... Read more...

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Salmonella bugs could prevent food poisoning


April 13th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The discovery of a "hypervirulent" Salmonella strain could help potentially prevent food poisoning outbreaks, a study reveals.Previous efforts to find hypervirulent strains were unsuccessful since bugs ... Read more...

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Russia will counter US missile defence: Medvedev


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will continue with the overhaul of its missile defence unless the US drops its plans for a European missile shield or proposes a scheme ... Read more...

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Russia tests interceptor missile


December 21st, 2011 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has carried out a successful test of a short-range interceptor missile as a part of its effort to develop a domestic missile defence shield, ... Read more...

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Berlin 2010: TB, HIV and Lung Health: From research and innovation to solutions


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNSThe 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held on 11-15 November 2010 in Berlin, Germany, and is expected to be attended by 2500 delegates from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Efforts to beat malaria may backfire, says experts


October 30th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): Efforts to wipe out malaria in some countries may be counter-productive, suggests an international team of researchers.A new report in the Lancet has suggested some countries, particularly in ... Read more...

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US, India share best practices to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa


September 3rd, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.3 (ANI): India and the United States joined forces to showcase the strengths of India's HIV/AIDS prevention and control program for a delegation from Ghana, a real-life example of the ... Read more...

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Hormonal contraceptives change scent communication in primates


July 28th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Hormonal contraceptives change the ways captive ring-tailed lemurs relate to one another both socially and sexually, new research reveals.The study, conducted by Duke University researchers, combined analyses of ... Read more...

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Massive fire guts over 100 shops in Gwalior


June 5th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Gwalior, June 5 (ANI): A massive fire that broke out at Victoria Market here gutted over a hundred shops in the early hours of Saturday (June 5).It is feared that property worth ... Read more...

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BP Squirts Chemical Underwater On Oil Leak


May 11th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): British Petroleum (BP) has attained federal endorsement to incessantly squirt chemicals undersea on the colossal oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.BP spokesperson, Mark Proegler, ... Read more...

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India should play vital role at UN summit: Congress MP


April 21st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India should play an important leadership role at the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) summit by showcasing the country's progress on tuberculosis (TB) control, a Congress MP ... Read more...

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Climate and fauna could predict disease-causing pathogens in a region


April 16th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): It's possible to predict the number of kinds of disease-causing pathogens in a region just by knowing its climate or the number of birds and mammals found there, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Outsiders in hostels, students go berserk in Uttar Pradesh


April 1st, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Gorakhpur, April 1 (IANS) Agitated over alleged illegal occupancy in their hostels, students of the Gorakhpur University Thursday went berserk by attacking police and torching vehicles during their violent protests. Demanding action against ... Read more...

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Sabotaging birth control - sinister new face of sexual violence


January 25th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Researchers have unmasked a new yet sinister face of sexual violence against young women and teenage girls. Male partners force them into pregnancy by damaging condoms and sabotaging birth ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists decode genome of mold that causes potato infection


September 10th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): An international team of scientists has decoded the full genetic sequence, or genome, of Phytophthora infestans, which is a water mold that causes the serious potato disease known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six injured in clash over loud music in Agra


August 6th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 6 (IANS) Six people were injured, a car was burnt and stones were thrown at shops here as an argument over the playing of loud music turned into a violent ... Read more...

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Oz delegation’s Indian visit under scanner


July 6th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 6 (ANI): As a top-level Australian delegation meets Indian officials, parents and students in New Delhi today, Indian will closely watch how Australia plans to treat its international students recently ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to predict mosquito outbreaks


March 25th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A team of Australian researchers has found a way to predict plagues of disease-carrying mosquitoes up to two months ahead.According to ecologist Associate Professor Corey Bradshaw from ... Read more...

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Researchers can predict number of mosquitoes two months ahead


March 25th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 25 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to predict how many mosquitoes will be there in a given area, up to two months ahead. This should help fight outbreaks of ... Read more...

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It’s possible to treat rabies caused by dog bites: Scientists


March 13th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 13 (IANS) A bite from a rabid dog claims someone's life in the developing world every 10 minutes. But elimination of this horrific disease appears to be in sight, according ... Read more...

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China’s GDP growth rate down 2.3 percent


October 20th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 20 (Xinhua) China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 9.9 percent year on year to 20.163 trillion yuan ($2.96 trillion) in the first three quarters of this year, the National Bureau ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese shares fall despite damage-control efforts


October 9th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 9 (Xinhua) Chinese shares closed 0.84 percent lower Thursday, falling for the fourth consecutive day, led by insurance and banking shares.The falls reflected that investors' confidence were still low, though ... Read more...

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Closely observing the first two patients may help predict TB Outbreaks


July 2nd, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Outbreaks of tuberculosis (TB) can be predicted just by observing certain characteristics of the first two patients, says a study report.The study suggests that if the ... Read more...

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UN provides $1.3 million for China quake survivors


May 26th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
DPA Manila, May 26 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday it has received $1.3 million in emergency funds from the UN to provide medical supplies and support for survivors of China's ... Read more...

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Global fund sought to fight diseases of ‘bottom billion’


March 26th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 26 (IANS) Leaders of the G8 countries have been urged to establish a new financing mechanism to combat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that afflict the world's poorest - or ... Read more...

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Scientists explain why lower transmission may increase dengue


February 5th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 5 (ANI): A scientist duo has come up with an explanation for why efforts to lower the transmission of dengue virus in Thailand have failed to reduce the life-threatening form ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Vaccine to counter deadliest strain of bird flu


January 30th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a new vaccine against the deadliest strain of the H5N1 virus to counter the continued threat to global health.According to ... Read more...

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