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Antarctica to face more threats, warn researchers


July 15th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Urgent steps are required to protect the planet's last great wilderness Antarctica, which is likely to face more critical threats than ever before, an international team ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NASA researchers discover arsenic-based life form on Earth


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.NASA researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene leads to longer shelf life for tomatoes, other fruits


June 29th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) A researcher has found a gene that slows down the ageing process in tomatoes and extends their shelf life by a week. Avtar Handa, professor of horticulture, Purdue University, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fountain of youth for tomatoes discovered


June 29th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A yeast gene could actually be the fountain of youth for tomatoes, extending their shelf life by about a week, according to a Purdue University researcher.Avtar Handa, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists shed new light on biological processes involved in cell death


August 14th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): In what may eventually lead to the development of new treatments for many diseases and conditions, scientists in the UK have made an important advance in understanding the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify plant proteins that “shut the door” on invading bacteria


June 29th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A team of researchers in Denmark, at the University of California, Davis, and at UC (University of California) Berkeley, has identified for the first time a group of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key target of aging regulator found


June 11th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Researchers at The Wistar Institute have defined a key target of an evolutionarily conserved protein that can help turn back the age clock.The study, which has been published ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

African fish inspires body armour design


July 30th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) US engineers are studying the scales of an African fish to design body armour for soldiers. The dermal scales of the fish, Polypterus senegalus, act as an highly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Armor of African fish might be used to suit up future soldiers


July 28th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): The armor of an African fish, which has trolled for prey in murky freshwater pools for nearly 100 million years, may be used to suit up future ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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