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A breakthrough in Alzhemier’s or Parkinson’s treatment?


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Injecting a protein into the brain could protect its nerve cells from prion disease, a condition which causes the brain to wither away, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Ice cream headache’ can lead to new painkillers


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Eating ice cream or really chilled soft drinks can trigger crushing headaches in some people, momentarily freezing the brain. New insight into how this happens could ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Border management mechanism with China by year end


November 11th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India Friday said it will have a border dispute management mechanism with China by the yearend.Defence Minister A.K. Antony told reporters that both India and ... Read more...

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New anti-hacking tool - from game theory


July 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) How can any organisation detect the onset of an attack on its computer network, giving it time to respond quickly and block any intrusion or compromise ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Babri demolition, BSP alliance Congress’s mistakes: Digvijay


June 25th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Saturday said failure to prevent demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 and the pre-poll alliance with the Bahujan ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Obama’s limousine can move on with tyres blown off!


May 23rd, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's limousine, nicknamed The Beast by Secret Service staff, is the most technologically advanced bulletproof vehicle on earth.It will carry Obama around ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PETA re-launches campaign against snake shows


April 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has re-launched its advertisement featuring dancer Sandip Soparrkar and his supermodel wife Jesse Randhawa calling for people ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India to buy air defence missiles to secure vital installations


April 13th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) To plug gaps and build up a robust air defence system, India will soon buy a large number of missiles to defend the country's vital ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists enlist plants to detect explosives


January 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Scientists have engineered plants to detect bombs, programming their proteins to change colour in the presence of specific chemicals. Ringing an airport security gate, such planted sensors could ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Structure of immune system’s key molecule offers clues for designing drugs


December 28th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Utrecht University have deciphered a key step in an evolutionarily old branch of the immune response.This system, called complement, comprises a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Melting glacial ice sheets ‘may not raise sea levels after all’


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Glaciologists have been worried sick that the West Antarctic ice sheet will collapse over the next few centuries, raising sea levels dramatically, but a new study counters this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nectar secretion in some plants dependent on red light


September 30th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): Red light governs the production of extrafloral nectar, which is secreted by some plant species, such as the Lima bean, to attract ants which in turn fend off ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

8,000 security personnel to guard I-Day celebrations


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Helicopters, anti-aircraft guns and CCTV cameras are in place ahead of the main celebration for India's 64th Independence Day here Aug 15 that will also see ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Shah being made a scapegoat to save Modi: Congress


July 25th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Congress Sunday alleged Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were making a "scapegoat" of former state home minister Amit Shah, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Twitter - filmdom’s latest battleground


July 20th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) You'd think a social networking site would be for just that, socialising and networking. But Twitter seems to have also become a battleground for some of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Varma takes a dig at Karan Johar (Film Snippets)


June 21st, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Filmmakers Ram Gopal Varma and Karan Johar are engaged in a war of words over "Raavan" on the micro-blogging site Twitter. The two are engaged in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Some steroids could protect your heart


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Steroids sold as health supplements could switch on a natural defence mechanism against heart disease, research shows. University of Leeds biologists found that this protective effect can be triggered ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Fountain of youth’ steroids may provide protection against heart disease


May 18th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Steroids sold as health supplements can switch on a natural defence mechanism against heart disease, according to University of Leeds researchers.The University of Leeds biologists have identified a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blackcurrants may ease asthma


March 29th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Natural chemicals from blackcurrants may ease breathing in some types of asthma, says a new study. Researchers from Plant & Food Research (PFR), a New Zealand government owned ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cure asthma by eating Blackcurrant’s: researchers


March 28th, 2010 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Eating blackcurrant's may help asthma sufferers breathe more easily, according to a study by New Zealand company Plant and Food Research. The study, led by Dr Roger Hurst and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Viewers more likely to ignore creative TV ads


February 25th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Viewers seem to pay less attention to creative TV ads, says a new study. The finding overturns the long-held assumption that ads with emotional content encourage viewers to be ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

High alert ahead of Republic Day Parade 2010


January 23rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): In the run up to Republic Day and in the wake of a heightened alert, the Army is ready to tackle all security related issues.Lt. General ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Security to be tightened across Delhi for Republic Day


January 21st, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The national capital will be turned into a fortress ahead of Republic Day, with thousands of security personnel deployed to keep a tight vigil across the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Eye protection must for tarantula owners


January 1st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): Here's a warning for tarantula owners: Keep your face away from your eight-legged pal, and don't forget to wear eye protection.The warning comes after a 29-year-old man ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare ancient arthropod become toxic to repel hungry predators


December 25th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that one species of a rare, ancient barnacle has extraordinarily high levels of a toxic chemical in its body, in order to repel hungry predators.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, digital ants to protect your PCs from worms


September 26th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): Security experts are taking a cue from nature to protect computer networks from intruders, and have created a new defence mechanism that mimics one of the hardiest creatures ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New gene may provide better immune defense against anthrax


September 9th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists from University of California have identified a gene in anthrax-causing bacteria that could be used as a potential therapeutic target for the deadly disease.The ClpX gene in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wushu Championship a big draw in Shillong


September 5th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
By D. HenpilenShillong, Sep.5 (ANI): The 7th Meghalaya Wushu Championship attracted a large number of martial art enthusiasts to Shillong.'Wushu', derived from traditional Chinese martial arts, is a combination of Taekwondo, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Why broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower are good for heart


September 5th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): Here's why broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are good for the heart - a chemical found in these vegetables can boost a natural defence mechanism to protect arteries from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bizarre newt uses ribs as poisonous stings to protect itself against predators


August 22nd, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 22 (ANI): Scientists report that a newt has evolved a bizarre and gruesome defence mechanism to protect itself against predators, by pushing out its ribs until they pierce through its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Natural mechanism against ageing discovered


August 13th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a natural defence mechanism against ageing. They are amino acids working hard to protect our bodies from the ageing process caused by exposure to free ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Herbs like tulsi can help fight swine flu, claim Ayurveda experts


August 12th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Medicinal herbs like tulsi, which is commonly found in people's homes, can help boost one's immunity and thus fight Influenza A (H1N1), say Ayurveda doctors. Preeti Chhabra, an ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian-Australian scientist gives new hope to cancer sufferers


August 7th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Usha Arvind Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) An Australian scientist of Indian origin has developed a new method to send nanocells to cancerous tumours so that tumours that are resistant to other drugs ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Squirting toxic blood helps insects avoid being eaten by predators


July 29th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown that the tactic of insects to squirt toxic blood out of gaps in their body to avoid being eaten by predators ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Legalise ball-tampering to protect fast bowlers: Donald


July 25th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald said the International Cricket Council (ICC) should legalise ball tampering to protect the "dying breed" of fast bowlers. Donald said bowlers ... Read more...

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