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Mamata slams media for abetting suicides, rapes


August 25th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on the media, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday accused it of abetting suicides and rapes and warned that police ... Read more...

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‘Grafting helps normalise heartbeats’


August 6th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Researchers have made a major advance in their bid to regenerate damaged heart by grafting human cardiac muscle cells into guinea pig hearts.The grafts also reduced ... Read more...

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End animal testing for cosmetics: Paul McCartney


July 9th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Veteran singer Sir Paul McCartney is supporting India's Be Cruelty-Free campaign initiated by Humane Society International (HSI) to end animal testing for cosmetics worldwide."The ugly ... Read more...

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Mole rat may hold key to human longevity


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 3 (IANS) Compared to the average three-year life span of a common rat, the 10 to 30-year life of the naked mole rat, an underground rodent native ... Read more...

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Protein key to African rodents long, robust life


May 11th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The secret of the East African naked mole rat's long, robust life has been unravelled. The revolting looking animal -- bald and wrinkly with worm-like tails ... Read more...

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Rats have best bite of rodent world: Study


April 29th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or ... Read more...

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Dutch TV presenters escape prosecution for cannibalism


February 8th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 8 (IANS) Two Dutch TV presenters, who had pieces of their flesh surgically removed, cooked and ate them too during a programme, have been told that they ... Read more...

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Dutch TV airs cannibalism segment


December 21st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amsterdam, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Dutch television network insists that cannibalism actually took place live on the network. BNN says when presenters Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno appeared on a live ... Read more...

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Worms on ISS mission reproduce in space


November 30th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) British researchers sent a type of worm that shares 20,000 genes with humans to the International Space Station (ISS) to test how they deal with space ... Read more...

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No old wives’ tale: Omega-3 prevents osteoarthritis


October 18th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Omega-3 in fish oil could "substantially and significantly" reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and slow its progression.Omega-3-rich diets fed to guinea pigs, which naturally ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Clinical drug trial centres in Andhra to be probed


June 25th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) After reports surfaced of a pharma company using poor women as guinea pigs for unauthorised drug trials in Andhra Pradesh, the Drugs Controller General ... Read more...

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Two held for hiring women for drug trials


June 17th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Two people working as brokers for a Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company were Friday arrested in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district for engaging poor women for unauthorised drug trials, ... Read more...

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Blueberry found to lower cholesterol in lab study


June 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Lab hamsters fed with rations spiked with blueberry peels and leftovers from the berry's juice had better cholesterol health than normal counterparts. Hamsters are members of ... Read more...

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Karnataka denies ban on clinical drug trials


May 4th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Wednesday denied a ban on clinical drug trials in government and private hospitals and medical colleges in the state and assured ... Read more...

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PETA demands AIIMS release lab animals


April 28th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Wearing monkey masks and sitting inside metal cages, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India staged a protest outside the All ... Read more...

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Harry Potter owl owners in legal soup


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): The couple who supplied owls for a Harry Potter flick have landed in a legal trouble.Veronica Mepham, 70, and husband Reinhard, 64, who run an animal sanctuary, have ... Read more...

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Ancient animal urine offers insight into climate change


October 13th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists are using an unusual resource to investigate ancient climates-prehistoric animal urine.Researchers from the University of Leicester are using rock hyrax, a common species in countries such as ... Read more...

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New approach to fight HIV could spur vaccine development


September 28th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): By preventing shape-shifting in a key segment of protein from HIV, the immune system can be primed to develop antibodies against the virus, which in turn could pave ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Take your dog as you fly but no snakes please, says Frontier Airlines


May 14th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Denver, May 14 (ANI): Frontier Airlines, the No. 2 airline at Denver International Airport, is allowing its passengers to carry pets into planes for a fee with the exception of snakes.Pets allowed ... Read more...

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DrugMaker AstraZeneka Fee $520M In Non-FDA Approved Marketing


April 28th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday an agreement was reached between the federal government and AstraZeneka which dictates that the drug maker pays a whopping 520 million dollars to resolve allegations that ... Read more...

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Drug Maker AstraZeneca Slapped With $520 Million Fine


April 28th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday, the federal government agreed on a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca for an amount of $520 million. The issue over the illegal marketing of ... Read more...

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Drug Maker, AstraZeneca, To Reimburse $520 Million


April 28th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The American federal government on Tuesday arrived at a $520 million agreement with the pharmaceutical maker, AstraZeneca. This has been done to resolve the accusations ... Read more...

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Lobsters may hold paralysis cure


April 18th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): A new treatment based on the shells of sea creatures like lobsters may offer fresh hope to paralyzed and brain-damaged patients.US researchers have found that a simple sugar ... Read more...

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Asaram school death report handed to court


April 7th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 7 (IANS) The state CID department Wednesday handed over its report to the Gujarat High Court on the death of two children who went missing from the Asaram Ashram residential ... Read more...

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Pigs can spread deadly Hendra virus to humans


February 1st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 1 (ANI): New research by scientists in Canada has shown that pigs can spread the deadly Hendra virus to humans in the same way horses do.In the study, boffins showed ... Read more...

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“Sleep Talkin’ Man” becomes Internet sensation


January 15th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 15 (ANI): A man from London who talks in his sleep is the latest sensation on the web.Karen Slavick-Lennard has recorded her husband Adam speaking in his sleep and posted ... Read more...

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How your own house can be the cause of cancer


December 13th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 13 (ANI): Homes in Australia abound in toxic chemicals and other products that are believed to cause cancers and/or lead to reproductive damage and learning disabilities.Environmental scientist and National Toxics ... Read more...

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How ‘animals as therapists’ help kids recover from trauma


December 11th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 11 (ANI): Neerosh Mudaly, a researcher from Monash University, is trying to show how animals can act as therapists and help children to bounce back from trauma.The group is using ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Snake Murugan of Coimbatore


December 10th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Dec 10 (ANI): Most people have cats and dogs as pets, some prefer rabbits and guinea pigs, but a man from Tamil Nadu loves venomous snakes the most.Murugan, who has now ... Read more...

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How air pollution, cigarette smoke trigger coughing


November 24th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Researchers have found how environmental irritants, such as air pollution and cigarette smoke, trigger coughing.In a study conducted by experts from Imperial College London and the University of ... Read more...

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Case against seven Asaram Bapu workers over deaths


November 10th, 2009 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Nov 9 (IANS) Seventeen months after two students of the Asaram Bapu ashram in Ahmedabad were found dead under mysterious circumstances, the Gujarat police moved to file a case of culpable ... Read more...

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Bihar cattle fair attracts foreign tourists


November 3rd, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 3 (IANS) Asia's largest cattle fair at Sonepur in Bihar is attracting foreign tourists. Scores of them have visited the annual event, tourism department officials said Tuesday. "All 30 special ... Read more...

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Vitamin C deficiency impairs early brain development


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Newborn guinea pigs subjected to Vitamin C deficiency have worse memory than their counterparts with enough of the vitamin, says new research suggesting that it may be essential ... Read more...

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Vitamin C deficiency may impair newborn babies’ mental development


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that vitamin C deficiency may impair the mental development of newborn babies.The study showed that guinea pigs, which lack vitamin C, have 30 ... Read more...

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Harry Potter fights for UK box office chart with guinea pigs


August 5th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): The latest 'Harry Potter' flick has once again managed to stay on top of the U.K. box office chart, after fighting off competition from a group of ... Read more...

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