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Some probiotics better in surviving, promoting health


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Probiotics are bugs known to promote health, but only some are able to survive the harsh environment of the human digestive tract.For instance, the lactobacilli strains ... Read more...

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Asif likely to be moved to an open prison: Report


November 5th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, who is one of the three cricketers sentenced for spot-fixing, could be moved to an open prison, according to a ... Read more...

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Rejection spawns ill health, anti-social feelings


August 14th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Acceptance is fundamental to the well-being and worth of an individual. But its evil twin -- rejection -- spawns ill health and anti-social feelings, which can ... Read more...

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‘Food hunt makes brains of urban birds larger’


April 28th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Birds living in cities have larger brains because they have to be more resourceful about finding food, says a research. Urban birds have to adapt to ... Read more...

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Robot collects radiation data at crippled Japan n-plant


April 19th, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) A robot has been put into service to collect radiation data from a crippled Japanese nuclear plant hit by a tsunami last month, a media report ... Read more...

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Garment making in Bangladesh an eye-opener, Watson says


February 26th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson, who unveiled her third and final collection for ethical clothing brand People Tree, revealed that spending time in Bangladesh to watch the clothes ... Read more...

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Auction record shows society supports art: Arpita Singh (With Image)


December 28th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Arpita Singh is still an old-fashioned idealist at heart, unruffled by the hype of her work fetching millions at the auction mart. The 73-year-old painter ... Read more...

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How plants near Chernobyl shrug off radiation


December 9th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists studying the ecological legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine have discovered as to how plants adapt and even flourish ... Read more...

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Can human waste be used as a power source in space?


December 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A satellite experiment will test if human feces can be a fuel source in space.The experiment is part of a United Nations educational mission scheduled for launch next ... Read more...

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Orally administered nanoparticles to treat inflammatory bowel diseases


October 11th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a system for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Life possible on Mars’


June 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that methanogenic bacteria that produce methane at a spring in Canada could be similar to earlier or present springs on Mars - suggesting possibility of ... Read more...

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Poor treatment of UK troops affecting morale, war effort: Army head


February 28th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.28 (ANI): Britain's Chief of General Staff (CGS) General Sir David Richards has warned the establishment that defence budget cuts are having a "cumulative and corrosive effect" on soldiers and their ... Read more...

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Snail shell could be used as model for better armor for soldiers and vehicles


January 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 19 (ANI): In a new research, a team of materials scientists has found new facts about a tiny snail that lives on the ocean floor, which could help scientists design ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study sheds light on cause of stomach cancer


January 7th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists from University of Illinois have found certain vital clues that might help explain the cause of stomach cancer.They have found that Helicobacter pylori, the only bacterium known ... Read more...

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Hole in Moon may serve as lunar base for astronauts


January 1st, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) In a major discovery, geophysicists have identified a vertical hole they believe is a skylight on the surface of the moon that could serve as a lunar base ... Read more...

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How to keep stem cells ‘forever young’


December 29th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): A new study explores ways to successfully keep stem cells 'forever young' during implantation by slowing their growth, differentiation and proliferation."The successful storage and implantation of stem cells ... Read more...

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Scientists complete sequencing Tibetan antelope genome


December 25th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Xining (China), Dec 25 (IANS) Chinese scientists said Friday they have completed sequencing the genome of the Tibetan antelope which will hopefully explain the pathogenesis of chronic plateau sickness. Tibetan antelopes, which live ... Read more...

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Millet Centre to be set up in Karnataka’s Dharwad area


June 3rd, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
Dharwad, June 3 (ANI): Having come into existence only last year in June in Hyderabad, the State capital of Andhra Pradesh, Millet Network of India (MINI) today has over 90 members in ... Read more...

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Nepalese Sherpa climbs Everest for 19th time to create environmental awareness


May 25th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A man from Nepal conquered Mount Everest for a breathtaking 19th time on May 21 to create environmental awareness.Apa reached the summit of the world's highest peak ... Read more...

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Life originated on Earth 4 bln yrs ago in form of first self-replicating molecules


May 14th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have developed an experiment demonstrating how life originated on the Earth about 4 billion years ago in the form of the very first ... Read more...

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British cost of Iraq and Afghanistan crosses 13 billion pounds


November 26th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.26 (ANI): The British Ministry of Defence has revealed that the cost of the offensives in Iraq and Afghanistan has crossed 13 billion pounds in six years so far, and ... Read more...

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Suns protective ”bubble” shrinking, say NASA scientists


October 19th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Sun''s protective bubble, which helps to shield the Earth from harmful interstellar radiation, is shrinking and getting weaker, claim NASA scientists.NASA scientists are set to study the ... Read more...

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Life may be hiding inside white-coloured meteorites on Mars


October 1st, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that scientists searching for life on Mars, should scout for white-coloured meteorites made of sedimentary rock. According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-I successfully undergoes thermal vacuum test


September 11th, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Sep 11 (ANI): The Chandrayaan-I satellite has successfully undergone the thermal vacuum test even as Indian space scientists achieved a major milestone inching closer to the countrys first mission to ... Read more...

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Martian soil may be less hospitable for potential life than once believed


August 5th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix spacecraft has detected the presence of a chemically reactive salt in the Martian soil, a finding that if confirmed could make it less friendly to ... Read more...

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Study shows how ulcer causing pathogen survives acid


May 24th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A new study has found how a pathogen that infects half of humanity and is a key cause of ulcers and cancer survives and thrives in the stomach. ... Read more...

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International solar mission to end after weathering down of machinery


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): The joint NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) Ulysses mission to study the sun and its influence on surrounding space is likely to cease operations in the next ... Read more...

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ESA’s telescope might shed new light on birth and evolution of stars and galaxies


February 10th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
Paris, Feb 10 (ANI): ESA (European Space Agency) is preparing to assemble the telescope of its space-based infrared observatory, Herschel, with its spacecraft in the next few weeks, which would help to ... Read more...

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ESAs telescope might shed new light on birth and evolution of stars and galaxies


February 9th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Paris, Feb 9 (ANI): ESA (European Space Agency) is preparing to assemble the telescope of its space-based infrared observatory, Herschel, with its spacecraft in the next few weeks, which would help to ... Read more...

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