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Mechanism behind gene linked to both Alzheimer’s, diabetes identified

September 29th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified the mechanism behind a single gene that is responsible for causing both Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes.The data show that a gene for a ... Read more...

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Porn pic cyber-bullying ‘reaching epidemic levels’, warns Oz youth worker

September 13th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 13 (ANI): A Melbourne youth worker has expressed fear over cyber- bullying, which he believes has reached epidemic levels, amid new claims about young girls being pressured to provide ... Read more...

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WHO declares swine flu pandemic over

August 11th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 10 (DPA) The World Health Organisation Tuesday officially declared the swine flu pandemic over, 14 months after it issued the highest influenza alert level for the disease. "The new H1N1 virus ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes serenade each other before sex

January 9th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Mosquitoes flap their wings and modify their tune to create a harmonic duet just before mating, scientists have discovered.Entomologists have discovered that male and female mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti), ... Read more...

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Hybrid viruses said to cause influenza epidemics

February 29th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) It has been a mystery why unusually severe epidemics of influenza occur from time to time, when illness and mortality rates exceeded standard epidemic levels. Researchers now claim ... Read more...

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Neanderthals might have been wiped out due to cannibalism

February 28th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new theory has suggested that the extinction of Neanderthals 30,000 years ago may have happened because of cannibalism among the group.Though Neanderthals had emerged 250,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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