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60 kids die of dengue in Cambodia


July 18th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 18 (IANS) At least 60 children have died due to dengue in Cambodia this year, out of a total of 15,597 cases reported in the first six ... Read more...

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Bees ’self-medicate’ when infected


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Honey bees "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, with the help of antifungal plant resins to ward off the invader, a study ... Read more...

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Some honey bees tend to take risks


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Believe it or not -- some honey bees tend to take the initiative or the risk to find new hives, with their brains showing similar patterns ... Read more...

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Animals build giant web to survive the Australian flood


March 8th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the wake of the recent floods that have devastated the Wagga Wagga region of Australia, some creatures have come to the realization that only teamwork can ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes home in on human body odour


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Female mosquitoes target humans by cueing in on the carbon dioxide (CO2) and body odour they release, causing malaria, dengue and yellow fever.Experiments conducted by two ... Read more...

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Encephalitis claims 55 lives in Bihar


August 16th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As many as 55 people, mostly children, have died in Bihar in the last one-and-a-half months due to encephalitis, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.Health ... Read more...

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Houseflies have more than 152,000 cousins!


April 19th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Houseflies have more than 152,000 cousins that have been described and named, and least that many more that haven't yet been discovered and described, a new research has ... Read more...

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New study paves way for controlling chronic pain


March 9th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): University of California researchers have discovered a "cross-talk" between two major biological pathways that involve pain-research that may pave the way for new approaches to understanding and controlling ... Read more...

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Bacterium can halt dengue virus transmission


April 2nd, 2010 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Researchers have found a bacterium that can stop dengue viruses from replicating in mosquitoes, Xinhua reported. "In nature, about 28 percent of mosquito species harbour Wolbachia bacteria, but ... Read more...

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Monarch Butterflies population drops by 60%


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Fort Worth, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Monarch butterflies have been reduced to their lowest population numbers in their winter home in Mexico, due to storms. Their numbers have decreased by around ... Read more...

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Population of the monarch butterflies is diminishing


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Scientific officials in America have announced that the populace of the monarch butterfly has dropped off severely this year. The extraordinary amount of demises of ... Read more...

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Why female moths are bigger than the males


March 12th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) have discovered why female moths are bigger and more beautiful than the male species.The researchers discovered that the key to unraveling ... Read more...

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Nurture may ultimately influence and alter nature


August 18th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): A new study of honey-bee aggression lends support to the idea that nurture (an organism's environment) may ultimately influence nature (it's genetic inheritance).The study reveals that changes in ... Read more...

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Fluctuations in daily temperature may alter malaria patterns


August 4th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Fluctuations in temperature during the day, not just the average monthly temperature, should be considered when it comes to studying the impact of climate change on malaria, according ... Read more...

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Mites living on hissing cockroach may harbour allergy cure


April 30th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): A new research has revealed how tiny mites living on the surface of cockroaches may prove to be advantageous to humans with allergies.Mites, who thrive on the surface ... Read more...

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Insecticide to kill older mosquitoes more sustainable approach to stall malaria


April 7th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Using insecticides-chemical or biological-to kill older mosquitoes may be a more sustainable way of controlling malaria, according to entomologists.Andrew Read, a Penn State professor of biology and entomology, ... Read more...

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Termites indulge in both sexual and asexual reproduction


March 27th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): When it comes to sex, certain female termite "primary queens" can reproduce both sexually and asexually during their lifetimes, according to a new study.The collaborative study by scientists ... Read more...

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Insect-based” biological weapons easier option than nukes for terrorists


January 6th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): While countries are leaving no stone unturned to keep their security up to date, an academic has cautioned that terrorists could easily launch a devastating attack on ... Read more...

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New discovery may aid treatment of Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries


April 17th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): A novel discovery by researchers at University of Minnesota may provide new insights into how the spinal cord controls walking, and this may pave the way for ... Read more...

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Harbinger Group to promote science learning with insects


February 19th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by admin
Pune, Feb 19 (IANS) Very soon kids will be learning science with the help of creepy-crawly bugs. A Pune-based software company Harbinger Group has partnered with Entomological Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation in ... Read more...

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How the tiny beetle survived when the mighty dinosaur couldnt


December 21st, 2007 - 2:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new research has shown that beetles first appeared on Earth at the same time as the earliest dinosaurs but turned out to be much better survivors.Researchers said ... Read more...

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