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Frog feet could solve sticky medical problems


July 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) White's tree frogs have specially adapted self-cleaning feet which could solve some of the sticky medical problems as they could provide a re-useable, effective adhesive."Tree frog ... Read more...

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How do we comprehend new sentence structures


June 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) We cannot possibly anticipate or memorize every potential word, phrase, or sentence. Yet we have no trouble constructing and understanding the myriads of novel utterances every ... Read more...

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Doctors warn that fat can kill even if person is healthy


February 15th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A study has found that obese people who are healthy are still twice as likely to suffer a fatal heart attack.A research team from Glasgow University discovered that ... Read more...

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60-second test can tell if IVF is successful


January 5th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have devised a 60-second test to predict a couples' chances of having a baby through IVF.A free calculator, available online, uses the answers to nine simple questions ... Read more...

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Accents are a real turn-off for Scottish listeners


November 19th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): If you don't sound like the Scots, you are likely to turn them off as a new study has found that they dislike accents that don't sound like ... Read more...

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Doctors use stem cells to offset stroke damage


November 17th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) A stroke victim, who had millions of stem cells injected into his brain in a pioneering attempt to repair the damage, is out of hospital and doctors say ... Read more...

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Stem cells injected into the brain of stroke patient in world first


November 17th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): In a pioneering attempt to repair the damage caused by a stroke, a Briton has had millions of stem cells injected into his brain.Another 11 patients will be ... Read more...

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Why watching a sunrise takes our breath away


November 6th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Ever wondered why watching a sunrise or a sunset is so breathtaking? Scientists have revealed in a new study how humans perceive colours, an ability that lets us ... Read more...

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A simple urine test could predict heart disease


November 1st, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) A simple urine test could predict if you are a candidate for heart disease -- years before the symptoms show up.Scientists at Glasgow University are using urine samples ... Read more...

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Salmonella ‘could be used to cure cancer’


October 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): Scientists at Glasgow University have revealed that Salmonella, the bacteria known for causing food poisoning, could be used to cure cancer patients. They discovered how a protein in the ... Read more...

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Prince Harry accused of being high on ‘hippy crack’


September 21st, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): Prince Harry is facing allegations that he was high on dangerous "hippy crack" or laughing gas at a recent party.It is believed that the royal, 26, inhaled balloons ... Read more...

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Now, red blood cells made from IVF embryos


August 16th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): For the first time in Britain, scientists have created human red blood cells from embryonic stem cells as part of a project to manufacture synthetic blood on an ... Read more...

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6 out of 10 dogs in UK are obese


July 26th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Pets these days are becoming fatter and less healthier, says a new UK study.The study from Glasgow University found that six out of 10 adult dogs are classified ... Read more...

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Majority of pet dogs are now overweight


July 25th, 2010 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Six out of 10 adult pet dogs are now overweight or obese, researchers at a Scottish university have found. Risk factors which made dogs in the study more likely ... Read more...

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Babies born a week earlier at higher autism risk


June 10th, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Babies born a week earlier are at a greater risk of developing health problems such as autism and deafness, a new study has revealed. The findings suggest that babies ... Read more...

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Flame-spewing ’squirts’, ‘Judgements’ helped UK win Somme battle


May 10th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): The mystery behind Britain's relatively fewer collateral losses during the capture of German trenches in Somme has finally been unravelled. The British employed flame spewing 56ft long, 2.5 ... Read more...

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“Micro Ear” Is Yet Another Revolution


February 28th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri London, Feb 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A brand new device called micro ear might just change the realm of technology as researchers claim. The scientists back at the Glasgow University ... Read more...

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Physicists tie light in knots


January 18th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) A team of physicists has accomplished a remarkable feat by tying light in knots to understanding how to control it -- something that has important implications for laser ... Read more...

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Scientists tie light in knots


January 18th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 18 (ANI): A team of scientists has achieved the remarkable feat of tying light in knots.The feat has been made by a team of physicists working at the universities of ... Read more...

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Babies born in April face ‘higher multiple sclerosis risk’


January 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 04 (ANI): Babies born in April have greater chances of suffering from neurological disease, multiple sclerosis, later in life, according to experts.The researchers, based at Glasgow University and the city's ... Read more...

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Bones discovery in Scottish highlands may provide fresh insight of Bronze Age life


September 19th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 19 (ANI): Bones discovered at an ancient burial site in the Scottish Highlands could provide fresh insight of life in the Bronze Age.According to a report by BBC News, parts ... Read more...

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Scotland’s 500-year-old ‘unflushed loo’ a goldmine for archaeologists


September 14th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, September 14 (ANI): A 500 year old ancient drain in Scotland, which lay undisturbed until its discovery in 1990, is turning out to be a goldmine for archaeologists from the Glasgow ... Read more...

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Jackson may have been saved with antidote, says leading Brit doctor


June 28th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): A leading British doctor has said the sad demise of Michael Jackson may have been averted had proper medical procedures been followed. Dr Michael Serpell, leading expert on ... Read more...

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Why thalidomide causes severe birth defects revealed


May 12th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): Scot researchers claim to have unravelled the medical mystery that has left scientists scratching their heads for nearly 50 years: why thalidomide, a drug used to treat morning ... Read more...

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Device to detect malaria within minutes developed


April 25th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): A device, which can detect malaria within minutes, has been created by scientists from Glasgow University.As for how it works, blood samples are placed in the microchip, which ... Read more...

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Bin Laden can easily pass off as Winona Ryder in UK airport scanners!


April 6th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.6 (ANI): A leaked British Government memo has revealed that airport scanners in the country have been recalibrated to such an "unacceptable" level, that they can't differentiate between Al Qaeda chief ... Read more...

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Womens personality traits are written on their faces


February 12th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Women''s personality traits are written all over their faces, while mens are closed books, claims a new study.According to the New Scientist study, simply by looking at ... Read more...

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Scottish Bards life as hard-drinking womaniser was vastly exaggerated


November 16th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Scotland''s bard Robert Burns life as a hard-drinking womaniser has been vastly exaggerated, a new biography has stated.Patrick Scott Hogg, a Burns scholar who recently co-edited a ... Read more...

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Bob Dylans greatest inspiration was Robert Burns poetry


October 6th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Legendary singer Bob Dylan has revealed that renowned poet Robert Burns and his much-appreciated verse A Red Red Rose has been the greatest inspiration behind his acclaimed ... Read more...

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Millions of Brits too busy to eat breakfast


August 19th, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Millions of Britons are skipping breakfast every day because they consider making a slice of toast too time consuming, says a new study. The average Briton now goes ... Read more...

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Smoking causes more deaths than previously thought


June 22nd, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): A new study, led by experts at Glasgow University, has revealed that smoking causes hundreds of thousands more deaths each year than previously thought.The study showed increased ... Read more...

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Crash dieting may significantly reduce life expectancy


May 1st, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by admin
London, May 1 (ANI): Planning on losing weight, therefore, gearing yourself up for some crash dieting? Stop right there and first mull over this - binge eating and crash dieting may ... Read more...

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Future iPods may store millions of songs


April 16th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin
London, April 16 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a way to significantly boost the memory of MP3 players and other gadgets while retaining their small size, an advance that may ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding for first six months helps babies develop asthma tolerance


January 28th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 28 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that breast milk can help in developing tolerance against asthma in the infants.More than 300 million people globally suffer from allergic asthma and ... Read more...

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Healthy eating linked to increase in animal testing


December 30th, 2007 - 2:40 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 30 (ANI): The fad for health food has massively increased the number of laboratory experiments on animals for food additives, sweeteners and health supplements over the past one year in ... Read more...

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