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Microbe’s ‘weird chemistry’ discovered


August 31st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) The oxygen-rich waters of the oceans alone account for a maximum of four percent of Earth's methane. But now researchers have identified the cause as a ... Read more...

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Grapefruit juice boosts cancer drugs’ efficacy


August 8th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A glass of grapefruit juice a day could indeed boost the efficacy of cancer drugs, check their side effects and also reduce the cost of the ... Read more...

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New treatment could halt arthritis spread


July 31st, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Researchers have developed a potential new approach to treat chronic diseases such as arthritis, which involves the inflammation of one or more bone joints.David Fairlie and ... Read more...

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Alcohol can triple original dose of medicine


July 27th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Always avoid alcohol while taking certain medicines because it actually triples the original dose, warn researchers.Lab experiments have demonstrated how alcohol made several drugs up to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Heartburn pills could increase cancer risk: Study


July 24th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A class of drugs that bring instant relief from heartburn could actually increase your chances of getting cancer, according to a study.It suggests that if you ... Read more...

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Indian plant extracts may help treat diabetes


July 4th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated some Indian and Australian medicinal plant extracts that could potentially help manage diabetes. Researchers from Australia's Swinburne University of Technology have investigated 12 ... Read more...

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New mapping tool pinpoints cancer hotspots


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) A new mapping tool simplifies cancer detection by pinpointing genetic information that may be linked with cancer hotspots, a study reveals.A research team, led by Thomas ... Read more...

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Will swallowed gum stay in your stomach?


January 26th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have debunked the long-held believe that swallowed gum stays in the stomach for seven years. This has been a common warning that parents give their children ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Waste paper powers futuristic Sony battery


December 20th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Sony which offered an iconic product like the Walkman, running on a bio battery, has now come up with one that digests waste paper to provide ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fewer calories spell longer life, protection from diabetes


November 1st, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Consuming fewer calories can benefit you in a number of ways -- it can slow down ageing and keep at bay cancer and type 2 diabetes ... Read more...

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Found! Brain tumour culprit


October 24th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Scientists have pinned down a culprit that allows brain tumours to survive and grow.An international team identified the key role played by kynurenine, by-product of the ... Read more...

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Bacterial chats limit carbon absorption by sea


October 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Bacterial chats could significantly impact our climate by limiting the quantity of carbon dioxide absorbed by the seas from the air.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists developing safer, more effective contraceptive


September 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new contraceptive that is safer and lot more effective for women than current pills. Unlike "the pill" approved by the Food and ... Read more...

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Scientists alter genetic code to cure hereditary disease


June 27th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Scientists have altered the genetic code to cure a hereditary condition like haemophilia, which impairs our ability to control blood clotting or coagulation. They managed to ... Read more...

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Technique to treat the donor larynx developed


May 1st, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A technique to treat the donor larynx so that the recipient's body accepts it as its own have been developed by researchers.Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mosquitoes produce proteins to fight stress from hot blood meals


April 26th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A new study has found that mosquitoes produce heat shock proteins to help them handle the stressful spike in body temperature during and after their hot blood meals. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Injectable gel offers hope for arthritis sufferers


April 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a potentially new way to treat arthritis.They have made an injectable gel that could spell the future for treating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aimless protein plays crucial role in pathogen-based disease


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a supposedly inactive protein actually plays a crucial role in the ability of one the world's most prolific pathogens to cause disease, findings that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How DNA silencing can promote cancer formation


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A new study has explained how DNA silencing can promote cancer.Cells control which genes they express by multiple mechanisms, one of which is the direct modification of DNA ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hangovers ‘only get worse with age’


March 18th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 18 (ANI): Hangovers actually get worse as we get older, according to an expert.Jim Schaefer, an alcohol metabolism expert and anthropology professor at Union College in upstate Schenectady, told ... Read more...

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Clinical trial offers hope for Hepatitis C patients


March 15th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): A clinical trial of a new Hepatitis C therapy has shown that it could potentially reduce treatment time, with fewer side effects than existing drugs.The side effects of ... Read more...

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It’s not clothes, cars or scotch that make a man, but a protein!


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study finds that what really makes a man is his expression of the lone X chromosome and the activity of a protein complex that gives enzymes ... Read more...

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Root cause of blood vessel damage in people with diabetes discovered


January 29th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a key mechanism that appears to contribute to blood vessel damage in people with diabetes.The researchers ... Read more...

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Roll-your-own smokers more addicted: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 13 (ANI): New research has suggested that people who roll their own cigarettes are more addicted than those who smoke the readymade variety.Amy Lewis of the Victoria University has found ... Read more...

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Rolled out cigarettes more addictive, shows study


January 13th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 13 (IANS) Smokers who prefer roll-your-own tobacco may be more intensely addicted to the habit than those who puff on readymade cigarettes.Doctoral graduate Amy Lewis at the Victoria University in ... Read more...

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Knee protectors can cause skin problems


January 12th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new research has revealed that knee protectors can form allergenic substances on the skin."Substances that appear at first glance to be harmless can cause allergic reactions since ... Read more...

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People with fatty liver disease ‘3 times more likely to suffer stroke’


January 8th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): A new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the London Health Sciences Centre has found that people suffering from fatty liver disease may be three times ... Read more...

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Green tea best for fighting cancer, dementia


January 7th, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Green tea could be a far more powerful medicine for fighting cancer and dementia, experts have claimed.Scientists were astounded at how effectively compounds within the drink, once they ... Read more...

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Green tea ‘fights dementia and cancer’


January 6th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new research by scientists at Newcastle University has suggested that regularly drinking green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.The ... Read more...

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How bacteria developed resistance to antibiotics


December 28th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers are trying to uncover the secrets of one of nature's most primitive immune systems by studying how bacteria incorporate foreign DNA from invading viruses into their own ... Read more...

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Garlic can reduce risk of arthritis


December 19th, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) It may do no favours for your breath, but enjoying a diet rich in garlic, onions and leeks could reduce your risk of developing the most common form ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis


December 17th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have lower levels of hip osteoarthritis, suggests a new study.The findings, by researchers ... Read more...

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New technique recovers ‘unrecyclable’ ciggie packs, milk cartons, stickers


December 6th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): A Thai firm has developed a technology that can recover pulp from laminated and other paper previously impossible to recycle.Paijit Sangchai's firm, Flexoresearch, has developed a series of ... Read more...

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Coffee made from cat poo is ‘world’s most expensive’ at $15 a cup!


December 1st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 1 (ANI): The world's most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, made from beans that have passed through the digestive system of a civet is gaining fast in popularity and priced at ... Read more...

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New genomic technique sheds light on obesity gene variants


November 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has identified DNA variants in two nervous system genes that are associated with an excessively high BMI.Kelly Frazer and colleagues from UC San Diego, Scripps ... Read more...

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