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Yuvraj will resume training in 10 weeks: Doctor (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh's doctor Nitish Rohatgi Monday said the cricketer is not suffering from lung cancer but has a malignant tumour between the lungs and it ... Read more...

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Indian surrogacy brings twin delights to Australian couple


January 8th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) They cannot speak or hear and yet, their desire for a child made a couple fly all the way from Australia - to be rewarded ... Read more...

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Woolly mammoth to be brought back to life in five years


December 4th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) The woolly mammoth, which became extinct 10,000 years ago, will now be brought back to life from a cloned bone marrow within five years, scientists have ... Read more...

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Stress, hectic lifestyle raises IVF demand


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Once upon a time, In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) was largely popular among middle-aged women to resolve pregnancy problems. But now young urban women who are unable ... Read more...

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Land plants ‘evolved from conjugating green algae’


April 18th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the closest relatives to land plants are actually conjugating green algae such as Spirogyra.It was thought that Charales were the closest ... Read more...

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Womb transplants possible next year: Expert


March 27th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Womb transplants that would allow childless women to have babies could be possible early next year, according to a medical expert. The forecast will bring hope ... Read more...

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Hope for infertile men as scientists grow test-tube sperm


March 24th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Japanese scientists have accomplished a feat thought to be impossible - for the first time, they have produced fertile mammalian sperm in a test tube.The technique holds significant ... Read more...

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Radiation would nix sex in space: NASA


February 15th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Cosmic radiation hitting human bodies would nix sex in space, NASA scientists assert. Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Centre found that without ... Read more...

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Extinct woolly mammoth could be reborn in four years


January 14th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) The long extinct woolly mammoth could be resurrected in under four years, thanks to cloning technology breakthrough. Previous efforts in the 1990s to recover nuclei in cells ... Read more...

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‘Healthy mammoth could be reborn in 4 or 5 years’


January 14th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): A professor has claimed that the woolly mammoth, extinct for thousands of years, could be reborn with the help of cloning technology.Akira Iritani, a professor at Kyoto University, ... Read more...

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Promising new approach to blocking malaria transmission


December 5th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A new research has offered a promising new approach to blocking malaria transmission.The study, conducted by University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Dr. John Quigley, focuses on potential ... Read more...

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New IVF test trebles chance of healthy baby


October 27th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) An in vitro fertilisation (IVF) test that trebles a woman's chances of having a healthy baby has been developed by scientists.IVF is a process by which egg cells ... Read more...

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Worms offer clues to declining fertility with age in women


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): New ways that may help maintain fertility in women who want to delay bearing a child may not be too far, as Princeton scientists have discovered genes responsible ... Read more...

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IVF breakthrough boosts pregnancy chances


October 13th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) A breakthrough achieved in the process of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) could boost the chances of pregnancy for women relying on the treatment. Australian scientists have developed a technique ... Read more...

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British pioneer of In Vitro Fertilization wins Nobel Prize


October 4th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 4 (ANI): Britisher Robert Edwards has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for the development of in-vitro fertilization, a breakthrough that has helped millions of infertile couples to ... Read more...

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IVF patients advised to drink coffee


October 1st, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Women who are undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment should drink coffee to help ward off a potentially life-threatening complication, suggest academics. Taking IVF drugs can over-stimulate the ... Read more...

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Fast-freezing sperm boon for childless men


September 14th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) A new technique could be a boon for men with low sperm counts, cancer, or HIV, helping them father healthy kids. Fast-freezing of sperm, known as vitrification, as against ... Read more...

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What makes your biological clock tick?


September 9th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): University of Pennsylvania biologists may have solved the mystery behind the continuously ticking human biological clock.Richard Schultz and Michael Lampson showed that this basic fact of reproductive life ... Read more...

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Why older women are more prone to fertility problems


September 5th, 2010 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Scientists have discovered why women are more likely to suffer from miscarriages and infertility problems if they try to have babies later in life. Their study also sheds light ... Read more...

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Scientific breakthrough in creating synthetic blood


August 17th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists have created red blood cells for the first time from spare IVF embryos cells in Britain as part of a multi-million pound project to manufacture synthetic blood ... Read more...

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A zoo of extinct animals; ‘Jurassic Park’-style


July 2nd, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) A zoo similar to that of Hollywood sci-fi "Jurassic Park" may become real as scientists are working on a project to create dinosaur and other extinct animals in ... Read more...

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World’s first cloned horse delivered


June 12th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): In what could be called as another first in cloning, researchers at Texas AnM University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have successfully delivered a foal using ... Read more...

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New study highlights jumping genes’ genetic diversity role


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Jumping genes provide extensive 'raw material' for evolution, an American study has shown.Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that any two peoples' genomes differ ... Read more...

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Scientist uncover the secret life of sperm


August 2nd, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): Discovering a lock-and-key mechanism between sperm and egg cells, scientists may have moved a step further towards sparing infertile couples the pain, anguish and expense of fruitless IVF ... Read more...

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Immature egg cells grown to maturity in lab


July 14th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have used a new technique to grow immature human egg cells into nearly mature egg in laboratory-an accomplishment that could prove beneficial to ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover malfunctioning gene behind gout


June 19th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a malfunctioning gene they helped uncover last year can lead to high concentrations of blood urate that forms crystals in joint tissue ... Read more...

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New finding ‘challenges current assumptions’ about jumping genes


June 12th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Challenging standard assumptions about mobile DNA, or the so-called jumping genes, scientists have found that such genes do most of their jumping not during the development of sperm ... Read more...

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Mystery behind how plants make eggs solved


June 5th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): In a landmark discovery, scientists at the University of California, Davis, have found that a hormone called auxin is responsible for egg production in plants.It is the first ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on egg cells’ unique ability to ensure that sperm don’t get too old


March 26th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): While it is thought that men remain fertile throughout life as compared to women, Swedish researchers have now shown that a fertilising sperm can get help from the ... Read more...

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IVF does not boost developmental disorder risk in kids


July 9th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, have found that IVF does not increase risk of developmental disorders in children. Dr. Karin Middelburg, from the ... Read more...

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How cells move to create patterns on a butterflys wings


June 22nd, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers say that they have discovered a gene that underpins the process of cell movement to create patterns like a zebras stripes, a seashells spirals, ... Read more...

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UAE president rejects draft in-vitro fertilisation law


June 18th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has turned down a draft national law on in-vitro fertilization (IVF) expressing concern over a clause he ... Read more...

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Artificial human sperm could make men redundant: experts


April 7th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hamburg (Germany), April 7 (DPA) Artificial human sperm could come to the aid of infertile men, according to a team of German scientists who have used lab-grown sperm to inseminate female mice. ... Read more...

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New contraceptive patch may do away with side effects of the Pill


November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
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Gene-silencing technique may provide new contraceptive


November 14th, 2007 - 2:22 am ICT by admin
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