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Anthrax shot protects simians from lethal infection


January 13th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) A new vaccine designed as a bacterial capsule confers protection on monkeys against lethal anthrax infection, reveals a study. Bacterial capsules are commonly used in licensed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bug’s signal helps its army as also alert target


December 19th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A signal emanating from invading bugs not only helps them organise but also alerts their intended target, the rice plants, to activate their defence mechanisms! This ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Spain to host elements of NATO anti-missile shield


October 6th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 6 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Rota naval base will host four US ships deployed as part of NATO's missile-defence system, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said here Wednesday."Spain ... Read more...

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New personalized therapy to ‘fool cancer cells into killing themselves’


March 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1(ANI): A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has developed a personalized therapy that will fool cancer cells into killing themselves.Developed by Karli Rosner, assistant professor and director of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New vaccine technology shows promise against hepatitis C virus


February 24th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): University of Copenhagen scientists have succeeded in developing a vaccine, which provides future hope for medical protection from hepatitis C.In this type of hepatitis the virus hides in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Umbilical cord blood not the right indicator to measure allergy risk


October 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): While testing blood samples from the umbilical cords of newborn babies to assess the risk of allergy, researchers have found that the biomarker in the blood that indicates ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New advance made in TB research


July 30th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Existing drugs can potentially target tuberculosis' ability to spread, according to a McGill University researcher."It's a global health disaster waiting to happen, even here in Canada, but this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s how to stay healthy in monsoon


July 13th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) It's monsoon time and so, enjoy the rain, but don't forget to keep the mosquitoes at bay or to wash your hands frequently to ward off infections. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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 |

‘False cases’ blocking sexual harassment bill


March 24th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Despite being a pressing problem, a handful of "false cases" have made the passage of the bill on sexual harassment in workplaces difficult, experts said here Wednesday. M.R. ... Read more...

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Desperate John Mayer now wants ’show babies’!


January 20th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): After offering to impregnate female fans attending his London concert last week, John Mayer is now desperate for "show babies".The singer revealed he got into "trouble" after ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India, Japan launch new security dialogue (Lead)


December 29th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) India and Japan Tuesday launched an action plan to take their security dialogue, including counter-terrorism, to the "next stage" and gave a push to a key ... Read more...

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Latest self-defense gadget for women - pepper spray disguised as lippy!


December 24th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 24 (ANI): Criminals will now face a difficult time targeting women, for ladies these days carry purses armed with cosmetics and accessories that double up as weapons.Fears of violent ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Scientists can now eavesdrop on bacteria


November 9th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) A new breakthrough will help scientists eavesdrop on bacteria and learn how they chat with one another. This finding is likely to lead to new therapeutic discoveries for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How to mount a multi-layered attack on fungal infections


September 8th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 8 (ANI): A gathering of scientists in Scotland on Tuesday heard that effective new treatments to fight potentially lethal fungal infections in people with cancer, or those with weakened natural ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Friendly gut bacteria can help fight infection


August 20th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Centre have discovered friendly human gut bacteria that helps initiate body's defence mechanisms to fight parasitic infection toxoplasmosis.The bacteria triggers defence against Toxoplasma ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Love’ enables plants to defend themselves better


July 14th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Why do some plants defend themselves from insect attacks better than others? New evidence suggests that the difference might be because they're - or are not - ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa still a soft target for terror: defence officials


May 8th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Numerous illegal landing zones, no proper mechanism to check trawlers, unverified migrant workers employed on board fishing vessels and a media-sensitive tourism hub, continue to make Goa a ... Read more...

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Immune cell could improve treatment of viral skin infection


April 13th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) The local action of immune cells in the skin could improve treatment of viral infections, according to a recent discovery. A new study identifies previously unrecognised first-line defence ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Humans may reach ”top of the shark menu” if fishing is not controlled, says expert


January 12th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 12 (ANI): If fishing in Australian waters is not brought under control, humans might soon be heading the menu for sharks, according to a shark expert.Vic Hislop has warned ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan has utilized terrorism as an instrument of State policy: PM


January 6th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that the recent terror attack on Mumbai was carried out by the Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and he was ... Read more...

Posted in National |

DNA-based vaccine against West Nile virus on the anvil


November 4th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig are developing a DNA-based vaccine against the dreaded West Nile virus (WNV), which can ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Seed size may help predict climate change impact on plants


October 22nd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 22 (ANI): An Australian researcher has determined that plants closer to the equator are more likely to have larger seeds, a fact that could help predict the risk that ... Read more...

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Long talks on mobile phones can fry up men’’s fertility


October 21st, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 21 (ANI): Men should stay miles away from mobile phones if they don''t want to screw up their plans of fathering a child, for a new research has shown ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Text of PM’s speech at National Integration Council meeting


October 13th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech at the 14th National Integration Council meeting here Monday: We are meeting at a time when our ... Read more...

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Worms may harbour arthritis cure


September 17th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): A substance secreted by parasitic tropical worms can offer an effective treatment for inflammatory types of arthritis, according to researchers.Scientists at the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde ... Read more...

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Nitrates in fruits and veggies protect against gastric ulcers


May 8th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Heres another reason why you should eat more fruits and vegetables, for a new study has revealed that nitrates found in them may protect stomach against gastric ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Breast cancers behave differently in women above and below 70


April 19th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 19 (ANI): There is a dramatic difference in the way breast cancers behave in women aged above and below 70 years, say Belgium researchers in a first of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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