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New genetic study helps solve Darwin’s mystery of evolution of flowering plants


April 11th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested the evolution and diversification of the more than 300,000 living species of flowering plants may have been "jump started" much earlier than previously ... Read more...

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Virus that piggybacks on AIDS virus to beat disease developed


March 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Biochemists from UC San Diego and UCLA have engineered virus-like particles that could slow the spread of HIV.The particle piggybacks on the AIDS virus as it moves ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, liquid biofuels to be produced from brewery waste


February 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Cornell scientists are hoping to use brewery waste to produce liquid biofuels and other useful products.They have gained new insight into how efficiently the microbes in large bioreactors ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

30,000-yr-old finger bone found in Siberia is from ‘mystery human relative’


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a 30,000-year-old bone finger fossil of a little girl found in Siberia in 2008, was neither a Neanderthal nor an early modern human, but ... Read more...

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‘Multinationals seeking to control global farming’


October 25th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan) Oct 25 (IANS) The world's largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents by saying they are developing "climate-ready" crops that will grow in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why autism is more prevalent in boys


September 16th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Sept 16 (ANI): A new study provides further clues as to why boys are far more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autismThe new research from the Centre for Addiction ... Read more...

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Mammoth’s haemoglobin resurrection explain how they survived extreme cold


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Canadian scientists have resurrected haemoglobin of woolly mammoth - a blood protein that may explain how the animals coped with the cold of an ice age.It is the ... Read more...

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India begins work on inventory of marine life


January 1st, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) To study the impact of global warming on marine life in the seas around India, the government has embarked on a major project to give ... Read more...

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Here’s why evolution is irreversible


September 24th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): By resurrecting ancient proteins, University of Oregon researchers have found that evolution is irreversible, and can only go forward.The University of Oregon research team found that evolution can ... Read more...

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Humans didn’t descend from a sponge, reveals analysis


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): A new research has rebuffed a theory which said that humans have descended from a sponge, and has determined that all sponges descended from a unique sponge ancestor, ... Read more...

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Ancestor of all animals identified by scientists


January 28th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new research has identified a sperm-resembling creature called monosiga as the closest living surrogate to the ancestor of all animals.The study determined that Earth may have ... Read more...

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Genetic breakthrough may lead to new kiwifruit varieties


August 1st, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Kiwifruit lovers would soon be savouring some new varieties for researchers have uncovered different gene sequences, which fruit breeders think would make for fruits with more health ... Read more...

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Gene from extinct Tasmanian tiger works in a mouse


May 20th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 20 (IANS) A gene extracted from the extinct Tasmanian tiger and inserted into a mouse - two widely disparate species - has, for the first time, been observed to be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dinosaurs might once again roam the Earth


May 20th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, May 20 (ANI): If scientists have their way, dinosaurs might once again roam the Earth, with the possibility arising after the DNA of the extinct Tasmanian tiger was injected and ... Read more...

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Scientist unravels metabolic properties of two deadly pathogens


May 19th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 19 (ANI): A scientist from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia Health System has unravelled the metabolic properties of two deadly pathogens, Leishmania major ... Read more...

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