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Scientists design first ever brain atlas


September 20th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Scientists have designed a comprehensive and interactive brain atlas, accessible on the internet to advance neurological research.The Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, US, created the ... Read more...

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Now, a Tagore hub in Edinburgh University


May 10th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore has found yet another permanent roosting perch in Europe. A centre dedicated to the life and works of Tagore, described in ... Read more...

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Chronic liver disease cure on the horizon


March 6th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Scientists have made an important breakthrough that could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for chronic liver illnesses.At present such illnesses can only be ... Read more...

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Pippa Middleton not dating ex-boyfriend


February 8th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Pippa Middleton, Duchess Catherine's younger sister, is not dating ex-boyfriend George Percy, heir to the Duke of Northumberland, says a source.Middleton and Percy dated in their ... Read more...

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ICCR chief honoured by Edinburgh University


November 23rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The University of Edinburgh has awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Suresh Goel, director-general of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), for his contribution ... Read more...

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Blood from stem cells likely within next decade


October 27th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Artificial blood sourced from stem cells could be administered to organ transplant patients within the next decade.A research team has developed a method of taking adult ... Read more...

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Ghosal, Suchde advance in US Open squash


September 29th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Philadelphia (US), Sep 29 (IANS) India's Saurav Ghosal and Siddharth Suchde entered the second round of the qualifying tournament in the PSA US Open squash championship here.Suchde recovered from 0-6 ... Read more...

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Beautiful people are more selfish: Study


August 15th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) People with beautiful, symmetrical faces are more selfish than the average guy and tend to pursue their own interests, says a new study.The team from Edinburgh ... Read more...

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Kate Middleton’s Family: Five things you didn’t know


April 8th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, April 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If there is one thing that has dominated the news recently then it has to be the Royal Wedding that is set to take place on the ... Read more...

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Gene used by bacteria to breach plant defences identified


March 4th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have identified the gene used by some infectious bacteria to breach defensive natural products produced by plants.Plants are able to protect themselves from most bacteria, but some ... Read more...

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Parasites’ struggle for ‘long-term survival’ makes malaria ‘deadly’


February 15th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Malaria is particularly deadly because the parasites that carry it battle other infections for survival, Edinburgh University scientists have claimed.They found, when malaria parasites enter the bloodstream, they ... Read more...

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Do-gooders are born, not made


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) You can thank your genes more than your upbringing for being a do-gooder in real life.Psychologists from Edinburgh University in Britain surveyed 958 pairs of twins, including 361 ... Read more...

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Being nice or being nasty is in a woman’s genes


February 9th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): A Scottish research suggests that being nice or being nasty is in your genes - particularly if you're a woman.The study of almost 1,000 pairs of identical and ... Read more...

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Young boys ‘face twice the risk of peanut allergy’


February 7th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has found that young Brit boys from higher income homes face twice the risk of peanut allergy than those from poorer background.It also found that ... Read more...

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New contraceptive jab for men gets thumbs up


February 6th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Women may soon be liberated from the burden of family planning, thanks to a contraceptive jab for men, which has proved successful in preventing unplanned pregnancies after tests ... Read more...

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Blood-clotting bandage to help save lives on the battlefield


January 30th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Scottish scientists are developing a new chemical bandage that will help save lives on the battlefield by instantly helping to clot blood and staunch wounds.The authors have discovered ... Read more...

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Two new drugs can slash stroke risk


January 11th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Two new drugs could slash stroke risk and blood clots for those with atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm problem, a study suggests. Blood-thinning drugs rivaroxaban and dabigatran have ... Read more...

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Jet lag key to tackling malaria parasites: Study


January 7th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the malaria-causing parasite is poor at spreading the disease if it is jet lagged.Researchers at the University of Edinburgh 'jet lagged' the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify proteins that can check 130 illnesses


December 20th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified hundreds of brain-related proteins, faults in which cause 130 illnesses including Alzheimer's and autism.The breakthrough could greatly speed the development of new drugs for degenerative ... Read more...

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Set of proteins linked to over 130 brain diseases discovered


December 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Edinburgh University have studied human brain samples to isolate a set of proteins that account for over 130 brain diseases.The ... Read more...

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Google better at advising teachers than Scotland’s curriculum body


November 6th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 06 (ANI): Leading education academics have concluded that the Internet search engine Google offers better advice to teachers than Scotland's curriculum body.The verdict comes as the Scottish Government admitted it ... Read more...

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Kids in Scotland learn about sex from school rather than friends, family


October 29th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A survey has found that more children in Scotland now get most of their information about sex from school rather than from their friends or family.The Edinburgh University ... Read more...

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Memory booster pill for the elderly in the offing


October 13th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) A pill that prevents forgetfulness among the elderly is being developed by British doctors.The drug, aimed at treating absent-mindedness rather than brain diseases, has been tested on animals, ... Read more...

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46p-a-day pill ‘could save lives of hundreds of arthritis patients’


October 6th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): A 46p-a-day tablet could save the lives of hundreds of arthritis patients, according to new reports.The Axorid pill costs just 46p a day and could stop people crippled ... Read more...

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Pomegranate juice helps get rid of paunch


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) It can help prevent cancer, is good for your heart and can even boost your sex life. Now, scientists believe that pomegranate juice has the power to reduce ... Read more...

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Women who smoke ‘four times more likely to have ectopic pregnancy’


September 28th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Women who smoke regularly are four times more likely to have ectopic pregnancy than those who don't smoke, say scientists.Researchers of the Edinburgh University have found a chemical ... Read more...

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Energy drinks really do work


September 7th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 07 (ANI): A Scottish research has suggested that energy drinks really do help athletes improve their endurance and levels of performance.The study of young sportsmen and women found that consuming ... Read more...

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New models could offer treatments for fractures that won’t heal


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): By using new models, reinforced by in vivo experimentation, researchers have shown why 5-10 percent of bone fractures don't heal properly, and how these cases may be treated ... Read more...

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Crime scene where Mary Queen of Scots’ husband was killed to be unearthed


August 14th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): For the first time in centuries, archaeologists are all set to unearth the scene where the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots was murdered in one of ... Read more...

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Swarms of flying ants stage annual mating ritual in Scotland


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Swarms of flying ants in Scotland have been spotted staging a spectacular annual mating ritual.Large female ants pick one day a year to mate by sensing temperature, humidity ... Read more...

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New hope for breast cancer cure


July 14th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Researchers from Edinburgh University have made a novel discovery that could help treat women suffering from a common form of breast cancer.The researchers looked at the role of ... Read more...

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Ex-UK PM Brown could soon be Prof Brown


July 7th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is understood to have been approached by Harvard and Yale, the so-called "Ivy League" elite universities on America's East Coast, to ... Read more...

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New genes linked to Type 2 diabetes identified


June 28th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Scientists have identified a dozen new genes linked to the most common form of diabetes, bringing the known total to 38.Researchers at Edinburgh University hope to search for ... Read more...

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China looks at mass breeding of designer sheep


May 26th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) Chinese scientists claimed to have developed a new technique of genetic engineering that may lead to mass breeding of transgenic sheep. The new "lentivirus" technique is more efficient and ... Read more...

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Varalaxmi Sarathkumar Romances Simbhu


May 15th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):The name says it all, the beautiful daughter of veteran actor R. Sarath Kumar set to sizzle the silver screens.Varalaxmi has signed her first movie titled Poda ... Read more...

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