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Genes invest you with unique facial identity


September 14th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have isolated genes that shape our facial form and structure, besides explaining why twins and siblings have more similar faces than unrelated people.This study, ... Read more...

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Pitt doesn’t feel safe without gun


September 10th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 10 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt, who is protective about his fiancee, actress Angelina Jolie, and their six children, says that as an American owning a weapon ... Read more...

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Sex attacker jailed after 11 years


August 5th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) A 57-year-old man who forced a woman to perform a sex act at gunpoint has been identified and jailed after 11 years after the victim saved ... Read more...

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Clue to why women live longer discovered


August 4th, 2012 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) A genetic clue to why women outlive men has been found in a study of fruit flies by British researchers.The research, published in the journal Current ... Read more...

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Police told to produce missing man or his body


August 4th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 3 (IANS) A Haryana government grievance committee Friday told the police to trace a man missing for over two years or produce his body within two months after ... Read more...

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‘Ramayan’ to be back on small screen


July 24th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Popular mythological story "Ramayan" is set to be retold on the small screen. Zee TV has announced the re-creation of the classic and it is ... Read more...

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Obesity does not impact exam results


July 15th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) In what could be relief to parents of fat kids, being overweight has nothing to do with academic brightness, asserts a new study, saying that obesity ... Read more...

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DNA sections linked to osteoarthritis found


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) British researchers have discovered eight sections of our DNA that cause osteoarthritis, the hopelessly crippling condition affecting tens of millions worldwide. The breakthrough by University of ... Read more...

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Smoking fathers pass on damaged genes to kids


June 25th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) British researchers have found the men quite fond of smoking actually go on to pass damaged DNA to their children as fathers while raising risk of ... Read more...

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British juror caught smoking cannabis, fined


May 19th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A British juror on a rape trial was fined 450 pounds (over $700) after being caught smoking cannabis cigarette during lunch break.Shezad Hussain, 26, was puffing ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan ex-army chief gets bail


May 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka Friday got bail in a case in which he is accused of harbouring army deserters.Fonseka was granted the ... Read more...

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Christian Louboutin to launch beauty line


May 15th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, famous for making shoes with red-lacquered soles, is now expanding his brand into a beauty line.Louboutin will work in partnership with ... Read more...

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Watercress prevents damage caused by workout: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Antioxidant-rich watercress can relieve the stress placed on the body by a strenuous workout. Even those who ate the leafy vegetable just two hours before high ... Read more...

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Rogue DNA could trip the heart


April 26th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.Scientists from ... Read more...

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Charred body found at Delhi nursery


April 18th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A body, charred beyond recognition, was found Wednesday at a sealed nursery near Khan Market in central New Delhi, police said adding that the body ... Read more...

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Sexual reproduction has genetic advantages


April 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Courtship rituals can be a full-time activity, demanding time and effort, but now scientists have discovered why it might be worth it. Animals and plants which ... Read more...

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Genes identified for childhood obesity


April 10th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Two gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity have been identified by researchers.Although factors such as food choices and sedentary habits contribute to ... Read more...

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Are we programmed to be fat in the womb?


March 16th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) If the extra pounds you are saddled with don't go away no matter what you do, the reason maybe your mother.Research suggests a mother's lifestyle can ... Read more...

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Syria finds bodies of three slain foreign journalists


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 2 (IANS) Syrian authorities have found the bodies of the three slain foreign journalists, who were killed a week earlier in restive Baba Amr neighbourhood in Homs province, ... Read more...

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New mapping tool pinpoints cancer hotspots


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) A new mapping tool simplifies cancer detection by pinpointing genetic information that may be linked with cancer hotspots, a study reveals.A research team, led by Thomas ... Read more...

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Time factor in risk of getting infection


February 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The time of the day could be an important factor in the risk of getting an infection, BBC reported Monday.US researchers showed how a protein in ... Read more...

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Climate change speeds up microbial change


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Climate change could affect Antarctica's Dry Valleys more rapidly than previously expected, particularly the microbial communities in the soil, a study reveals."We used to think that ... Read more...

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Oldest living organism - seagrass discovered


February 8th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have discovered the world’s oldest living organisms – seagrass. They inhabit more than 2000 miles ranging from the country of Spain to Cyrus. The scientists ... Read more...

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British rapist jailed after 26 years


January 29th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) A Briton who raped a woman in 1986 has been jailed for eight years.Officials were investigating 46-year-old Martin Eke last year after he assaulted an ex-girlfriend. ... Read more...

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Grape seed extract kills cancer cells


January 29th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Cancer cells, which kill nearly 12,000 people in the US alone every year and affect more than half a million worldwide, could be eradicated with grape ... Read more...

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How viruses con bugs into working for them


January 27th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Some of the viruses are real con artists. They trick new bugs with genetic material filched from their previous bacterial hosts into working for them, ... Read more...

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Heigl keen to adopt another kid


January 15th, 2012 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl, who is already raising a three-year-old adopted daughter Naleigh, plans to adopt another child.The "New Year's Eve" actress, who raises the girl ... Read more...

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Swamy can’t be arrested till Jan 30: court (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article, can't be arrested till Jan 30, the Delhi High Court ruled Friday while asking ... Read more...

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‘Swamy can’t be arrested till Jan 30′


January 13th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article, can't be arrested till Jan 30, the Delhi High Court ruled Friday even as ... Read more...

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13 new forensic instructors in UAE


January 7th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 7 (IANS/WAM) A total of 13 experts from Abu Dhabi police's Forensic Evidence Department (FED) have been certified by the Accreditation Committee at the Ministry of Interior ... Read more...

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DNA in thief’s excrement leads to arrest


January 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Jan 4 (IANS) A Chinese thief who defecated on the floor of his ransacked homes was caught because the DNA of his feces revealed his identity, the Shanghai Daily ... Read more...

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Scientists unearth wound-healing genes


December 6th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Scientists have closed in on 68 regions of the genome, tied to blood platelet formation, potentially opening the way to better diagnosis of bleeding disorders. Platelets ... Read more...

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Infectious bugs alter DNA to become resistant


November 14th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 14 (IANS) The 'golden staph', a group of common infectious bugs inhabiting our skin surface, becomes resistant to antibiotics by just making a small change in its DNA, ... Read more...

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Regular aspirin halves cancer risk


October 30th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Taking aspirin regularly halves the risk of developing hereditary cancers, new research has found.These cancers develop as a result of a gene fault parent, including those ... Read more...

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Metallica concert cancelled, tickets to be refunded (Lead)


October 29th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Oct 29 (IANS) The first Indian concert of the gods of rock, Metallica, which was earlier postponed to Saturday due to a technical fault, has been cancelled following the ... Read more...

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