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Russia plans new Mars probe in 2018


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS) Russia would make another attempt to send a Phobos-Grunt probe to Mars' satellite in 2018, a leading space expert has said.According to Lev Zeleny, director of ... Read more...

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Viruses can boost solar-cell efficiency: MIT study


April 26th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): MIT researchers have enlisted tiny viruses to help assemble solar cells and make significant improvements in their power-conversion efficiency.Graduate students Xiangnan Dang and Hyunjung Yi - working with ... Read more...

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Solar power goes viral for peak efficiency


April 26th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Scientists are now taking the help of genetically modified (GM) virus to substantially improve solar-cell efficiency.In a solar cell, sunlight hits a light-harvesting material, causing it ... Read more...

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Pak bowling, fielding has shown dramatic improvement in last 12-14 months: Waqar


April 15th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 15(ANI): Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has said that his team has shown remarkable improvement during the last one year, especially in the bowling and fielding areas.Waqar declined to comment ... Read more...

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Stem cell injections shrink enlarged hearts, improve function


March 18th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A small human trial has proved that stem cells injected into enlarged hearts could reduce both heart size and scar tissue and improve function to injured heart areas.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yorkshire Ripper to die in jail after losing appeal against life sentence


January 15th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): British serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed 'The Yorkshire Ripper', will be spending the rest of his life in Broadmoor Hospital after he lost an appeal against his ... Read more...

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New system uses sunlight to make clean water from waste effluents


January 12th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have devised a new system that uses the cheapest possible energy source - sunlight - to produce clean water from waste effluents.Microfluidics-transporting water through tiny channels-and photocatalysis-using ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Post 9/11 shows dramatic improvement in policing, intelligence sharing in West


October 6th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 6 (ANI): Post-9/11, there has been a dramatic improvementin policing and intelligence sharing between Europe, the US, and other states, thereby neutralizing bids by would-be jihadis to strike terror ... Read more...

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Regular aerobic exercise combats insomnia


September 16th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Here's a new drug-free prescription to help insomniacs get a good night's sleep - regular aerobic exercise.According to a small but significant new study from Northwestern Medicine, regular ... Read more...

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Aerobics help improve sleep, mood and vitality


September 16th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Regular aerobic exercise improves the quality of sleep, mood and vitality, according to a new study. The study is the first to examine the effect of aerobic exercise ... Read more...

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Bangladesh FDI drops 36 percent


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 23 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh plunged by 36 percent in 2009 and may see no dramatic improvement, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks Assam rebels to surrender or face offensive


May 25th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday toughened New Delhi's stand on countering insurgency in Assam, saying security offensives would continue in full steam until rebel groups lay ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Antidepressants could help treat stroke victims


April 13th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Drugs that promote neurogenesis in rodents- which include antidepressants and mood stabilizers such as lithium-could benefit human stroke victims, according to a study at Buck Institute for Age ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecule that can switch off cancer discovered


March 12th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Colorado have found a 'switch' that can turn off cancer.They have discovered a molecule that actually triggers cell death, and they are convinced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US official discusses northeast development


December 11th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 11 (IANS) A top US official has discussed with Sri Lankan business leaders ways to rebuild the war-hit northern and eastern parts of the country. The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) ... Read more...

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Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness


October 24th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): The moral teaching we all learnt as a child, cleanliness is next to godliness, has now gained more weight as researchers have proved how people living in clean-smelling ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug-chemo combo doubles survival in high-risk childhood leukaemia patients


October 7th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that daily doses of a targeted drug called imatinib mesylate along with regular chemotherapy can almost double the survival rate of children with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Matt Cassel injury hits Chiefs


August 31st, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 31 (IBNS) A scene familiar can be equally troubling!Matt Cassel, the quarterback of Chief, made another trouble for them when he bid temporary farewell to the field due to his ... Read more...

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Jockeys’ riding posture boosts horses’ speed


July 17th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Ever wondered why do jockeys sit on horses in such a weird way? Well, that's because it allows stallions to gallop more quickly, a new study has found.Their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US stocks plunge on dismal job figures


July 3rd, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 3 (DPA) US stocks plunged Thursday after worse-than-expected monthly jobless figures suggested the country's worst recession since the 1930s is still going strong. The dismal trading session capped a ... Read more...

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How a Botox jab made a paralysed stroke victim walk again


June 5th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): A Brit stroke victim, who had been paralysed for almost two decades, has regained the ability to walk after getting an injection of Botox.Russell McPhee used to be ... Read more...

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US envoy meets Advani, Chandrababu Naidu; discusses India-US ties


May 13th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Amid mounting uncertainty over the outcome of the general elections in India, US Charge d'Affaires (head of mission) A. Peter Burleigh Wednesday met BJP's prime ministerial ... Read more...

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Engineers develop ‘e-mosquito’ to test blood


April 25th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) An "Electronic Mosquito" could replace invasive methods of drawing blood samples from diabetics to check glucose levels. The common method of drawing blood from fingertips and using glucose ... Read more...

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‘E-mosquito’ to the diabetic rescue


April 25th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): University of Calgary researchers have made a discovery that could change diabetics' lives forever.A skin patch, called 'Electronic Mosquito', could provide a less-invasive alternative for diabetics who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells from fat tissue offer MS treatment hope


April 24th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Stem cells derived from a patient's own fat tissue can offer an effective treatment against multiple sclerosis (MS), say researchers from University of California San Diego.The researchers demonstrated ... Read more...

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Lap bands found to be cheapest weight-loss method


February 26th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Feb 26 (ANI): Forget about diets, exercise and other weight-loss methods, for LAP band surgery is a cheaper way to fight obesity and diabetes, according to a new study.The first of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘India should increase budget allocation for health sector’


February 3rd, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Hailing India's improvement in the health sector, Jeffrey Sachs, chairperson of the international advisory panel of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Tuesday said there should ... Read more...

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Water softener may relive eczema symptoms in kids


January 12th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Based on the results of a recent research, scientists are hopeful that installing a home water softener can help relieve children''s eczema symptoms. The study, which began in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obamas popularity at historic high among White voters


October 26th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Senator Barack Obama, the first Black major-party nominee, is positioned to win the largest share of White voters of any Democrat in more than three decades.The ... Read more...

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UK troops ”will leave Iraq within a year”


September 27th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.27 (ANI): Britain will seek to withdraw most of its over 4,000 soldiers from Iraq by October next year, The Independent quoted a highly placed defence source, as saying. A few ... Read more...

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Quartet a ”creating power vacuum” in Middle East, says report


September 25th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.25 (ANI): The international Quartet consisting of the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia is being accused of creating a "vacuum of leadership" as the aid agencies complain ... Read more...

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India’s institutional, business environment poor


July 11th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's institutional and business environment is "poor", according to the World Trade Indicators (WTI) 2008 released here Friday. "While India has achieved substantial reductions in tariffs since ... Read more...

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Cancer drug may help heart-lung disease patients


May 20th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A drug developed to fight cancer may prove effective in treating patients with heart-lung disease, says a new study.Researchers from the University of Chicago have suggested ... Read more...

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Scientists to examine heat transfer between materials


May 1st, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 1 (ANI): Inefficient heat flow between materials acts as a major barrier to more powerful, efficient devices such as jet engines to personal electronics to nano-scale transistors. Now, ... Read more...

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Now, drugs to be tested on digital patients


March 23rd, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have used supercomputing power to create "virtual physiological humans" (VPH) to serve as test subjects for a new HIV drug, which might lead to the concept ... Read more...

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