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Scientists figure out why foetus is not rejected


June 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) An important discovery seems to answer a question that has long perplexed scientists - why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing foetus as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Safe’ sensor detects hidden explosives


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Unlike X-ray scanners, a new sensor can detect objects hidden in thick cardboard or plastic packages, including knives and explosives, without emitting harmful rays. Researchers at ... Read more...

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Change suspected Maoist conduit’s jail: Apex court (Lead)


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed the Chhattisgarh government to shift suspected Maoist conduit Soni Sori from Jagdalpur jail in Dantewada district to Raipur central ... Read more...

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Cross blood group transplants conducted in India


November 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) An organ transplant is not an easy job with the task of finding a compatible donor often proving arduous. A new device, however, removes the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Beverage can stay-tabs still unsafe: Study


November 30th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that beverage can stay-tabs pose swallowing risk.Three decades ago, U.S. manufacturers switched from removable can pull-tabs to stay-tabs, as there were a rising ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New technique may help cancer victims regrow their breasts


November 12th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 12 (ANI): Aussie scientists have developed a surgical technique that may allow women to regrow their breasts after undergoing mastectomies.The experimental stem cell breast-growing technique, called Neopec, will allow breast ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IIT-Delhi earns more from research than government grants


August 30th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Contrary to perceptions that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are not doing enough research, IIT-Delhi has earned over Rs.102 crore (Rs.1.2 billion) in a year from research ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists unveil ‘allergy gene’


July 10th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): British scientists have identified a key gene mutation that more than doubles a person's risk of asthma, hay fever, and eczema.Health scientist Professor Aziz Sheikh, of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Natural ‘First Aid’ system for brain cells protects inflammation after stroke


April 17th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Scientists have found that the body comprises a cellular "First Aid" system for brain cells in which certain immune cells in the blood, called regulatory T lymphocytes (Treg), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meningitis bacteria mimic human cells to trick immune system


February 20th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Reserchers have stumbled upon the deviousness of bacteria that causes meningitis in mimicking human cells to evade the body's immune system. The study could open the way to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meningitis bacteria dress up as human cells to evade body’’s defences


February 19th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London have shown the way meningitis bacteria masquerade as human cells to evade our body''s defences.The Nature study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New anti-tumour vaccine shows promising results in mice


October 3rd, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Scientists and clinicians at Children''s National Medical Center in collaboration with University of Iowa researchers have developed a new anti-tumour vaccine for neuroblastoma and melanoma.While conducting a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beware of health risks of ‘green’ potatoes


July 26th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Green potatoes potentially contain natural toxin glycoalkaloids that pose a public health risk, according to a study. But the good news is that the bad or green part ... Read more...

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Protein that may stimulate production of T-cells identified


July 23rd, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 23 (ANI): A protein called Wnt4, which can stimulate the production of T-cells, the white blood cells that recognise and kill infectious agents, has been identified by Canadian ... Read more...

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