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Fertiliser makers want government to raise urea price


September 20th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Fertiliser producers Thursday urged the government to cut the subsidy on urea and raise the same on phosphate and potash-based fertilisers for a balanced use ... Read more...

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Defective gene can strip you of fingerprints


September 19th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Like DNA, fingerprints are unique to every individual. But what happens when your fingertips do not have those distinctive ridges?Though an exceptionally rare condition -- only ... Read more...

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Chinese city removes sex textbook from shelves


September 1st, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Sep 1 (IANS) Shanghai city has removed from its shelves a textbook on sex education for primary school children because it accidentally arrived prematurely, a media report said.The printing ... Read more...

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Exposure to organochloride pesticides alters semen quality: Study


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A University of Granada study has shown that exposure to organochloride pesticides alters semen quality.Two in 10 young people in South East Spain have poor sperm density, which ... Read more...

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Female hormone could be key to ‘ideal’ male contraceptive


March 17th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have made a breakthrough that could be used to design a new class of contraceptive pills.A sperm's path to an egg is more a deadly obstacle course ... Read more...

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New technique to help men become fathers post chemotherapy


March 15th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new technique that finds and carefully removes individual sperm from testicular tissue has made fathers of men who were once considered sterile due to prior cancer treatment.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Union budget is a missed opportunity: Greenpeace


February 28th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.28 (ANI): Reacting to the Union Budget today, environment watchdog Greenpeace said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has not only missed a historical opportunity to ring in a concrete policy ... Read more...

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The more sex partners you have, the more fertile your offspring will be


January 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): In a new study, scientists at the Centre for Evolutionary Biology, University of Western Australia, have found being polygamous could be more than being monogamous, when it comes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Winter Vegetable Gardening Tips One Can Benefit From


January 13th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It would be wrong to assume that summer is the only season when you can grow vegetables in your garden. It is also possible to raise ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

TDP chief Naidu begins hunger strike demanding relief for farmers


December 17th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Dec.17 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandra Babu Naidu and his supporters began an indefinite hunger strike here on Friday to protest the lack of remuneration for flood-hit farmers.Naidu said ... Read more...

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Now, a 3D molecular view of the mysterious egg-and-sperm encounter


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): The fundamental biological event of an egg combining with a sperm to create new life has always been an obscure one, but now researchers have been able to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why women like to cuddle after sex and men don’t


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): While it has always been known that women like to cuddle after sex and men would rather have a fag or a drink-scientists have now found the reason ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Snails opt for single parenthood when they smell predators


August 17th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): Solitary snails change their dating and mating strategy when danger is near, a new study has found.Snails in search of a mate put off parenthood as long as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Zinc vital to fertilization of healthy eggs


August 10th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that healthy eggs need a tremendous amount of zinc to reach maturity and be ready for fertilization.The find from Northwestern University could help physicians assess ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Virgin birth may be sharks’ secret survival strategy


April 30th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): Parthenogenesis - a form of asexual reproduction found in females, where growth and development of embryos occurs without fertilization by a male - may be part of an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

EllaOne: Emergency contraception pill or abortive agent?


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washigton, Feb 2 (ANI): Although the new emergency contraceptive pill, EllaOne, has been found more effective than morning-after pill, its use has ignited a debate whether it prevents pregnancy or is it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why sex with partner is always a good idea


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Plants and animals, that have sex with a partner rather than doing it alone via self-fertilization, give their offspring a better chance for longer lives, says a new ... Read more...

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Human pee mixed with ash can turn out to be a natural fertilizer


September 19th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 19 (ANI): A new study has proven that human urine mixed with wood ash can be a natural fertilizer.According to a report in National Geographic News, the study was ... Read more...

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One ant species has given up sex completely


August 26th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Texas and Brazilian researchers have confirmed the complete asexuality of a widespread fungus-gardening ant-called Mycocepurus smithii- the only ant species in the world known to have dispensed with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Male seahorses prefer large females


July 8th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Swiss scientists have found that male seahorses have a strong preference for large females when it comes to selecting a mating partner.According to Beat Mattle and Tony Wilson ... Read more...

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Male sea-horses prefer bigger females


July 8th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Male sea-horses prefer bigger females for sex and for bigger offspring, a recent study has revealed. This finding is consistent with predictions on the importance of female body ... Read more...

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Parthenogenesis- Sadly, human male counterparts can never be threatened life form


June 16th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD
Ever wondered how hammerhead and blacktip sharks, Komodo Dragons, rotifers like shrimps, threatened species daphnia reproduce? Here's the answer to your question- Parthenogenesis. This process of reproduction involves development of eggs without ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

New insights into cancer progression


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): A University of Leicester researcher has made some significant advancements on the causes of cancer, which can lead to improved and effective therapies.Professor Andrew Fry, of the Department ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biochemical changes that put sperm ‘in the mood’ identified


April 13th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Making a significant advance towards new infertility treatments and a male contraceptive pill, scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have identified key biochemical changes that put sperm "in the ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may pave way for male contraceptive


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists are concentrating on a newly discovered genetic abnormality, which appears to prevent some men from conceiving children, in order to develop a male contraceptive.While female oral ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bizarre squid sex rituals revealed


December 23rd, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists studying the sex lives of deep-sea squids have come across some of its bizarre mating techniques. According to study leader Henk-Jan Hoving, a Ph.D. student at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female flowers communicate whether to accept or reject male pollen grains


October 24th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): In a new study, University of Missouri researchers have found that flowers use specific pollen proteins to ''communicate'' whether they would accept or reject the pollen grains, ... Read more...

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Scientists offer ray of hope to infertile couples


July 18th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Infertile couples have yet another reason to smile for researchers have identified a gene that plays a crucial role in regulating and blocking ovulation, opening up the ... Read more...

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Women exposed to pollutants in domestic products less likely to have boys


July 16th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Women exposed to higher levels of environmental pollutants present in domestic products are less likely to give birth to male children, according to a new study.During ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nutrient based pricing of subsidized fertilizers approved by Government


June 12th, 2008 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Keeping in view the interests of the farmers and to promote balanced use of fertilizers, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved a nutrient based ... Read more...

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Why men release millions of sperms during sex when only one can do


June 7th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): The reason why a healthy man releases more than 40 million sperm cells during sex even though it takes only one sperm and one egg to meet ... Read more...

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You are what your mum eats


April 15th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that maternal diet even before conception has a huge impact on the health of their babies.Recent studies have shown that poor nutrition ... Read more...

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Discovery about fertilization may pave way for malaria vaccine


March 26th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre have discovered a reproductive mechanism of the organism responsible for malaria, a finding that may harbour the possibility of developing new ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Jalandhar, a major draw for childless non-resident Indians


February 18th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by admin
Jalandhar, Feb.18 (ANI): For a large number of childless non-resident Indian couples, Jalandhar city in Punjab is a place where they have found the biggest joy of their lives--a child. Many childless ... Read more...

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