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US techno-spy takes on Iranian black hole terror (Review) (With Image)


July 18th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Book: Dark Rising; Author: Grieg Beck; Publisher: Pan Macmillan; Price: Rs.350 (Indian Edition); Pages Rs 470; Genre: AdventureThe Cold War has given way to a nuclear arms race where the quest ... Read more...

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Scientists develop ointment to better chances of surviving a snake bite


July 8th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Australia, June 28(THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have developed a new ointment that they say can slow down the flow of venom in the case of a snake bite. The ointment is being ... Read more...

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Tool to detect contaminants in cow, goat, human milk


July 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Scientists have developed a method that helps in simultaneous detection of 20 kinds of contaminants in milk from humans, cows and goats. These three kinds of ... Read more...

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Half of women feel male Pill won’t work, as men will forget to take it


April 9th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 9 (ANI): A survey has found that half of women would not rely on the male Pill as contraception, as they do not trust their partners to remember to take ... Read more...

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New measles vaccine that can be inhaled shows promise


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A research team has developed and successfully tested a dry powder, live-attenuated measles vaccine that can be inhaled.The team was led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ... Read more...

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How the human brain shops ‘to find the best candy bar’


January 6th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that our brain cells can be quite the savvy shoppers, capable of finding the best candy bar we wish to eat.Rick Jenison of ... Read more...

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Broccoli juice may keep skin cancer at bay


November 14th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 14 (ANI): Forget sunscreens, the thing that can actually protect your skin from UV rays is broccoli juice, say scientists.Scientists in the United States have been testing broccoli extract on ... Read more...

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Genetically engineered monkey could lead to Alzheimer’s cure


October 31st, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) Scientists in China have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey, a step that could speed up the development of cures for diseases ranging from cancer to ... Read more...

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China breeds first genetically engineered monkey


October 30th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Chinese scientists said that they have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey, which could lead to development of cures for diseases ranging from cancer to ... Read more...

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Dogs can recognize their owners’ faces: Study


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that dogs rely on seeing their owners' faces in order to recognise them.The researchers also measured how much dogs prefer to gaze ... Read more...

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New drugs could make cancer ops more successful


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new clinical approach could make cancer operations more successful.Cancer surgery weakens a body's immune system and stress hormones exacerbate the problem - leading to recurrence of cancer ... Read more...

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Soon, paper test to determine blood type


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) A paper test for instantly determining a person's blood type at a cost of just a few pennies is in the offing, scientists say. The test, which involves ... Read more...

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Now, paper ‘dipstick’ test to determine blood type


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have developed the first "dipstick" test for instantly determining a person's blood type at a cost of just a few pennies.Appearing in ACS' semi-monthly journal Analytical ... Read more...

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First genomic collection of human microbes published


May 21st, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Researchers at the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) have released an analysis of 178 genomes from microbes that live in or on the human body, with many newly discovered ... Read more...

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Now, software to detect sarcasm


May 20th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Israeli researchers have developed a computer algorithm capable of identifying sarcasm in written text.Devised by computer scientists at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the algorithm could pave the ... Read more...

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Toothpaste with triclosan/copolymer kills mouth bacteria


April 14th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Toothpaste with triclosan/copolymer is better than regular fluoride toothpastes at killing the kinds of bacteria that live in people's mouths, according to a study.The human mouth is home ... Read more...

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It’s official: Dark chocolate helps beat the blues


January 23rd, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Eating about an ounce and a half of dark chocolate a day for two weeks can reduce levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly ... Read more...

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Eat chocolate to beat stress: Study


November 12th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) A new clinical trial has boosted dark chocolate's reputation as a stress buster, a study led by an Indian origin scientist reveals. Eating 40 grams of dark chocolate ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate ‘a good stress buster’


November 12th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher has provided people worldwide the perfect excuse to grab a choco bar: eating dark chocolate every day can reduce stress.The study published online in ACS' ... Read more...

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Animals really do feel the pain of religious slaughter


October 14th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): When calves are slaughtered according to Jewish and Muslim religious law, they really do feel the pain, that's what a new study suggests."I think our work is the ... Read more...

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Large variations exist in peoples’ ability to eliminate arsenic from body


August 27th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that large variations exist in peoples' ability to eliminate potentially toxic substance arsenic from the body.In the study, Kevin Francesconi and colleagues found ... Read more...

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Immune system’s role in bone loss uncovered


August 26th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have shed light on the role that the body's immune system plays in bone loss.Writing about their work in the ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how high cholesterol levels cause bone loss


August 25th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered how high cholesterol levels bring about bone loss, potentially opening the way to new approaches for treating osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans, causing fragile bones ... Read more...

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Novartis’ H1N1 vaccine being tested on human


August 12th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IBNS) Swiss drugmaker Novartis has reportedly begun injecting the swine flu vaccine it has developed into human volunteers, in the company's first human trials.The vaccine is being ... Read more...

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Experimental drug found effective against anthrax poisoning


July 10th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): An experimental drug called raxibacumab has been found to be effective in treating anthrax poisoning, say researchers."The results published today showed that a single dose of raxibacumab was ... Read more...

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Simple blood test can detect molecular marker of ageing in humans


June 17th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A simple blood can detect a protein called p16INK4a, the molecular biomarker of ageing in humans which is present in cells called T-lymphocytes (T-cells), according to a study.In ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how probiotics can prevent disease


April 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Scientists have now discovered how probiotics successfully work in fighting against a number of animal diseases, paving way for their use in preventing and even treating human diseases.Scientists ... Read more...

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Scientists to create ‘’synthetic blood for infection-free emergency transfusions


March 23rd, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): British scientists are all set to become the first in the world to use embryonic stem cells for producing unlimited amounts of synthetic human blood, paving the ... Read more...

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Canadas first TB vaccine set to go under clinical trial


March 20th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at McMaster University have fully designed, manufactured and tested Canada''s first tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, which is all set to go under clinical ... Read more...

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Scientists block fear response in human volunteers


March 12th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): Dutch researchers have successfully reduced the fear response in human volunteers by administering them the beta-blocker propranolol. The study carried out by Merel Kindt, Marieke Soeter and Bram ... Read more...

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The wow of surprise quantified in new computer model


January 15th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): While all of us have experienced surprises in our lives, scientists have now created a computer model that has actually defined itsurprise is a change in expectation ... Read more...

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Military uniforms to protect from mosquito bites


January 2nd, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Uniforms issued to US military personnel are now being treated to repel mosquitoes, thanks to a new method developed by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS).Since 1991, treatment ... Read more...

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Scientists link blood sugar to normal cognitive aging


December 30th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has suggested that maintaining blood sugar levels, even in the absence of disease, may be an ... Read more...

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How we differentiate C from G


November 26th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): New fonts of alphabets that can improve and speed up letter recognition among both normal readers and individuals with dyslexia may soon be made, thanks to University ... Read more...

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Study confirms efficacy of unique HIV formula


May 23rd, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have confirmed initial findings that a unique HIV vaccine formula is effective in eliciting strong and balanced immune ... Read more...

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