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The darker shades of superstar Rajesh Khanna’s life (Comment)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
It is considered discourteous to write in negative tones after any person's demise. Never speak ill of the dead, the saying goes. Journalists and writers, however, must remain faithful to ... Read more...

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Sex-deprived fruit flies use alcohol to cope


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Sex-deprived fruit flies are more likely to ingest alcohol, while just-mated ones are more likely to take a pass on the booze, a new study suggests.The ... Read more...

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Fluoride acts on plaque-causing bugs: Study


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Regular use of fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, known to toughen teeth enamel, also acts on plaque-causing bugs. Conversely, these bugs try to fend off fluoride as ... Read more...

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Taste sensing brain areas mapped for first time


September 7th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Each taste, from sweet to salty, is sensed by a set of neurons in the brain. Now scientists have mapped for the first time how taste ... Read more...

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Potential driver of some aggressive prostate cancers found


April 5th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin scientist, has found that the mutations of a gene called KRAS, which is known to play a role in numerous cancers, may ... Read more...

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Cellular images now captured in 3D


March 6th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Researchers can now peer right into cellular processes and that too in 3D, thanks to an amazing microscope. The microscopy technique takes images at high speed, ... Read more...

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New microscope helps create dazzling 3-D movies of live cells


March 5th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus have invented a new microscope that will let researchers use an exquisitely thin sheet of light to peer ... Read more...

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Hollywood starlet Jane Russell dies aged 89


March 1st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Former Hollywood actress and sex symbol Jane Russell died on Monday at her home in California of a respiratory-related illness. She was 89.The news was confirmed by her ... Read more...

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Scientists find binary switch that turns ‘aging process on and off’


February 17th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies have found that deactivation of a protein in roundworms increases their lifespan, most likely mediating the effects of calorie restriction.Previously, ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the causes of high blood pressure


February 11th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists at Yale University have found two new genetic mutations that can cause hypertension in up to a third of patients suffering from a common cause of severe ... Read more...

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Zsa Zsa Gabor’s 26 Room Mansion On Sale For Only $28 Million


January 20th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Veteran Hungarian American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is not doing well and her hubby is also not in good health these days, so the couple has decided to sell their ... Read more...

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Elvis Presley’s old home owned by Zsa Zsa Gabor on sale for $28mn


January 20th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Ailing actress Zsa Zsa Gabor and her husband Prince Frederic Von Anhalt are selling their Los Angeles mansion, previously inhabited by Elvis Presley, for 28 million dollars.Gabor's ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover How To Erase Memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a report which is expected to be released in Science Express this week, researchers have discovered how to erase memories, by removing a protein, according to ‘medicalnewstoday.com’.Working ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Researchers Discover Technique To Erase Disturbing Memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent research has given evidences that our darkest and the most traumatic memories can be permanently removed. The research was conducted by the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Researchers discover how to erase memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has revealed that a particular protein at the portion of the brain where fear is recalled from, is responsible for recalling bad experiences. ... Read more...

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Single gene acts as ‘master organizer’ of motor neurons in spinal cord


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that a single type of gene acts regulates motor neurons in the spinal cord.The finding could help scientists develop ... Read more...

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What causes metabolic disease?


July 16th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Researchers have reportedly discovered the gene mutation responsible for a condition in which eye and brain development is severely disrupted in infants.They also suggest a potential remedy that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How loss of key protein promotes aggressive form of leukaemia


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new research shows how the absence of an important tumour-suppressing protein gives rise to acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).CSHL Professor Scott W. Lowe. Ph.D., an Investigator of the ... Read more...

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Leonardo DiCaprio to play FBI founder


June 19th, 2010 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is all set to play the role of the founder director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in a new movie to ... Read more...

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In fruit flies, some cells can’t tell whether they are males or females


May 5th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have found that most cells in fruit flies' bodies are identical, regardless of whether they ... Read more...

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Hugh Heffner’s Last Minute $900,000 Saves The Hollywood Sign!


April 27th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The land behind the Hollywood sign is no longer up for grabs by those who would turn it into a housing development. That is due to the ... Read more...

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Playboy’s Hugh Hefner donates $900,000 to save the iconic Hollywood sign


April 27th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hollywood, Apr 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Playboy’s Hugh Hefner came to the rescue of the iconic Hollywood sign. He donated a whooping $900,000, which was needed to keep the sign and the ... Read more...

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Key molecular step to fighting off viruses identified


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A study has found how a protein helps the immune system to fight of viruses.Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that a certain form of the ... Read more...

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Scientists create new tool to understand how cancers grow


February 21st, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new tool that illuminates connections between stem cells and cancer.Researchers have been successful in breaking apart human prostate tissue, extract the stem cells in ... Read more...

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Silicon wire arrays enable development of highly absorbing and flexible solar cells


February 17th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has used arrays of long, thin silicon wires embedded in a polymer substrate created a new type ... Read more...

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Hollywood sign atop the hill could be a thing of the past


February 10th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A nonprofit group- Public Trust for Lands has designs on the Hollywood sign. They are planning to cover it up with a banner that says ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Hollywood Sign To Vanish?


February 10th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If things go right, then chances are there that you will find the big 450 ft long Hollywood sign vanish. In a bit to save the ... Read more...

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Ideal target for malaria therapy found


February 4th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): A new American research has discovered a protein produced by the malaria parasite that is central to its ability to take over human red blood cells.The protein may ... Read more...

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Stem cells ageing may be reversible


January 31st, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Stem cells, which stand ready to replenish mature cells lost to wounds, diseases and everyday wear and tear, can lose their normal functions as they age. But research ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to create functional blood vessel cells from human stem cells


January 21st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a new technique and described a novel mechanism for turning human embryonic and pluripotent stem cells into plentiful, functional endothelial ... Read more...

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Human protein that prevents H1N1 influenza infection found


December 18th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A naturally occurring human protein that helps prevent infection by H1N1 influenza and other viruses, including West Nile and dengue virus, has been identified.A research team led by ... Read more...

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Aggression-promoting pheromone in flies discovered


December 7th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an aggression-promoting pheromone, specific chemicals used by a particular species to communicate and to control their behavior, in flies.The study, published in Nature, also identified ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antiviral ‘leash’ to tame HIV


October 30th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): An antiviral protein produced by the immune system, dubbed tetherin, tames HIV and other viruses by literally putting them on a leash, to prevent their escape from infected ... Read more...

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Elizabeth Blackburn Wins Nobel Prize For Medicine


October 5th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Stockholm, Oct 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) This bit of joyous woke up the 60 year old Elizabeth Blackburn at near about 2 a.m. from a deep slumber. However, the news that ... Read more...

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Joe Jackson: Michael became a hermit


July 16th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): Michael Jackson's dad Joe has blasted his son's entourage for turning his son into a Howard Hughes-style hermit.The 79-year-old compared the singer's hell to that of the ... Read more...

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