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How much do the corrupt earn? (To go with: Corruption has ‘taken over India’ but can be eliminated: Book)


December 9th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Public officials in India may be cornering as much as Rs.92,122 crore ($18.42 billion), or 1.26 percent of the GDP, through corruption, says a new ... Read more...

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Asteroid shows power to synthesise life’s essential chemicals


May 5th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 05 (ANI): Rocks from an asteroid, which fell to Earth on 28 September 1969 landing on the outskirts of the village of Murchison in Victoria, Australia, have been shown to ... Read more...

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Newly sequenced strawberry genome decoded


December 27th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Better and tastier quality of strawberry and other crops in the family could be on their way as an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of ... Read more...

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NASA researchers discover arsenic-based life form on Earth


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.NASA researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California ... Read more...

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Ecosystems overloaded with nitrogen, courtesy humans


October 8th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that humans are overloading ecosystems with nitrogen through the burning of fossil fuels and an increase in nitrogen-producing industrial and agricultural activities.While nitrogen ... Read more...

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“Molecular midwives” may have helped give birth to genetic material of life


March 9th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that small molecules could have acted as "molecular midwives" in helping the building blocks of life's genetic material form ... Read more...

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Prussian blue linked to origin of life


December 15th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists has shown that hydrogen cyanide, urea and other substances considered essential to the formation of the building blocks of life ... Read more...

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DNA collection from dirty samples now possible


August 11th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Aug 11 (IANS) Extracting DNA from very small or heavily contaminated samples won't be a difficult task any more, according to the latest research. Canadian researchers at the University of British Columbia ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on DNA mechanisms


July 19th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): A Georgia State University researcher has shed light on the mechanisms related to DNA replication and transcription - something that may help develop new therapies for various diseases.If ... Read more...

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Solar X-rays may create life on Saturn’s moon Titan


June 26th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): A new laboratory study has suggested that blasting the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan with X-rays can produce DNA building blocks, a finding that adds to evidence that ... Read more...

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Scientists coax skin cells to behave like muscle cells


May 6th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Scientists have now shown that skin cells can be coaxed to behave like muscle cells and muscle cells like skin cells. The fickleness of the cells, and the relative ... Read more...

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Without enzyme, vital biological reaction takes 2.3 bn years to complete


November 11th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A biological reaction within human cells which is essential to life can take almost 2.3 billion years - about half the age of the Earth to complete ... Read more...

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Viruses hitch a ride to travel around cells


June 24th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): According to a new study by University of Zurich researchers, viruses can travel around cells they infect by hitching a ride on a microscopic transport system.Cells are ... Read more...

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Genetic materials of starry origin: study


June 14th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) In a first, scientists have confirmed that an important component of early genetic material is extraterrestrial in origin. In a paper in the latest issue of the journal ... Read more...

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Earthlings may all be ETs after all


June 14th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Analysing the meteorite fragments that crashed in Australia in 1969, scientists have come to the conclusion that an important component of early genetic material might have originated ... Read more...

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Study uncovers multitasking skill of HIV enzyme


May 8th, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by admin
London, May 8 (ANI): Scientists have discerned how a single key enzyme differentiates and dynamically binds both DNA and RNA as part of HIVs fierce attack on host cells.The new finding ... Read more...

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Important key to life before its origin on Earth discovered


February 29th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Researchers have discovered an important key to life before its origin on Earth, with the finding that some of the possible abiotic precursors to the origin of life ... Read more...

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Potential target to treat sepsis identified


February 29th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified the enzymes critical for the growth and survival of bacteria in blood - opening a broad path to ... Read more...

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Shorter Hepatitis C treatment more successful and cost-effective


January 3rd, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 3(ANI): A recent study has revealed that Hepatitis C (HCV), when treated with peginterferon and ribavirin , for shorter durations, can yield success rates similar to those from longer treatment ... Read more...

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