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Government to rope in chemists to fight TB (March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)


March 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Concerned about the irrational use of drugs to treat tuberculosis by private practitioners, the government now plans to rope in chemists and bring prescriptions ... Read more...

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British police warned against relationship with journalists


January 5th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A new report on ethical standards of British police officers warns them against "flirting" and having "secret conversations" with journalists.The report titled "The ethical issues ... Read more...

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New technique converts skin cells into brain cells


June 10th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) It is now possible to reprogramme mature cells from human skin directly into brain cells, bypassing the stem cell stage, a new breakthrough has shown.Lund University's ... Read more...

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Michele wants an end to medical research on apes


May 30th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) "Glee" star Lea Michele has written a letter to US officials to call for an end to medical research carried out on chimpanzees at a ... Read more...

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Stem cells from skin, blood regenerate faltering liver


May 12th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Patients with advanced liver disease can be treated with stem cells taken from their own skin or blood in a breakthrough that could save thousands of ... Read more...

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Karnataka denies ban on clinical drug trials


May 4th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Wednesday denied a ban on clinical drug trials in government and private hospitals and medical colleges in the state and assured ... Read more...

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Replica of human collagen from tobacco plants could be a medical boon


June 11th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A scientist has succeeded in producing a replica of human collagen from tobacco plants - a feat that could have an enormous impact on the medicine industry.Commercial collagen ... Read more...

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First synthetic bacterial genome created


May 21st, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): In the third meeting of Hastings Center workshop examining moral issues in synthetic biology, the J. Craig Venter Group have announced the creation of the first synthetic bacterial ... Read more...

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Music taking the place of religion, claims academic


March 25th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): Music and DVDs are becoming the "spiritual disciplines" of the day and seem to be pushing off religion as the focus for public devotion, a leading academic has ... Read more...

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CISF awaits Centre’s clearance to install body scanners in airports


March 8th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Shreeraj GudiNew Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday said that it is looking for the Government's clearance over installing body scanners at all airports.The ... Read more...

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Full body scanners favoured for Indian airports


March 8th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), that guards 57 airports across the country, wants full body scanners to be introduced for security screening. "The CISF wants ... Read more...

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Home test for sperm count raises ethical concerns


February 9th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): A new lab-on-the-chip technique, which could determine male fertility in few seconds, has raised ethical issues as researchers feel that diagnosis without professional advice could do more harm ... Read more...

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MJ wanted to father 4th child with Brit doc pal


August 24th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 24 (ANI): A British doctor Michael Jackson had tried to hire as his personal physician has revealed that the late King of Pop wanted to father a fourth child ... Read more...

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Macca advocates ‘meat-free days’ to tackle climate change


June 15th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 15 (ANI): Former 'Beatle' Sir Paul McCartney has joined a campaign advocating "meat-free days" in order to tackle climate change.McCartney, along with his daughters Stella and Mary, is behind ... Read more...

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UK may confirm first swine flu human transmission


May 1st, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): Britain's first human-to-human transmission of swine flu could be confirmed today.Twenty-four-year-old Graeme Pacitti may end up being Britain's first case of human-to-human transfer of swine flu. Results are ... Read more...

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Agra to host global critical care congress


February 9th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 9 (IANS) Making critical care affordable and reducing the incidence of death from snakebites, burns and accidents are some of the issues that over 2,000 experts from different countries will ... Read more...

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Brit kids will be using brain-boosting smart drugs within a generation


September 20th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Brit kids could be using brain-boosting smart drugs, which improve short-term memory and increasing speed of thought, within a generation, predicts a Government-funded thinktank.The drugs, known ... Read more...

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Scientists create stem cells from wisdom teeth


August 23rd, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, Japanese scientists have said that they have created human stem cells from tissue of discarded wisdom teeth of a 10-year-old girl.As various groups ... Read more...

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Spanish singer joins nude Oz protestors in anti-fur campaign


June 3rd, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne , June 3 (ANI): In a move to protest against the fur industry, animal rights activists in Sydney marched nude on the city's streets. And, lending them a helping hand ... Read more...

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Non-human primates vital for neuroscience research


May 16th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
London, May 16 (ANI): Monkeys have long been used as an alternative to humans for various experimental studies, and now a new review has backed the concept by claiming that non-human ... Read more...

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Scientists discover messaging system to control adult stem cells


April 11th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Manchester have taken a major step forward in the development of an Adult Stem Cells (ASCs) treatment for damaged tissue, by ... Read more...

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Your choice of celeb chef is a clue to your personality


March 23rd, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 23 (ANI): The celebrity chef's cookbook that you consult the most reveals much about your character, way of life and taste, according to a new research.According to Andrea Tonner ... Read more...

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Putins latest political brigade is awash with former Playboy playmates!


December 28th, 2007 - 5:15 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Vladimir Putins new MP brigade consists of women who were former Olympic athletes and had peeled off for racy photo shoots in various Russian magazines.The ravishing ladies ... Read more...

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