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Did King Tut die of disease that gave him breasts?


September 13th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen probably suffered from an inheritable form of temporal lobe epilepsy that gave him abnormally large breasts, according to the Daily Mail.Tutankhamen was revered ... Read more...

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Cambridge loses No.1 spot to MIT


September 11th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Cambridge has slipped from the number one spot in the prestigious world ranking of universities after being overtaken by America's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).MIT is ... Read more...

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Flu transmitted before symptoms appear, says study


August 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Flu virus can be transmitted even before the appearance of their symptoms as experiments with ferrets (European polecat) have shown, according to a study.If applied to ... Read more...

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Nine genes found to affect bone density


August 8th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Scientists have identified nine genes that seem to weaken or strength bone, which could pave the way to more effective treatment for osteoporosis, affecting millions worldwide.Out ... Read more...

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DNA screening to help choose life partners


July 13th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) In the future, men and women may rely on their genetic compatibility to choose their life partners rather than through a fickle emotion such as love.... Read more...

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Controlling computers with simple eye movements


July 13th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Millions suffering from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, which impacts nerve cells and amputees may soon be able to interact with computers and ... Read more...

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Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes


July 6th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study.University of Warwick scientists have been ... Read more...

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‘Broken heart syndrome’ actually protects organ


June 29th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A condition that temporarily causes heart failure among those who experience severe stress might actually protect the organ from very high adrenaline levels, says a research.The ... Read more...

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Rest can undo damage to heart cells


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) The damage to cardiac cells after a heart failure can be undone by allowing the heart to rest, according to new study.Findings from an Imperial College ... Read more...

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Vaccines for heart attacks to be ready within 5 years


April 1st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Vaccines targeting the build-up of fatty deposits in arteries (plaques) could be available within five years to prevent heart attacks.It would be addressing the actual causes ... Read more...

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E.coli, salmonella target ripening fruits


March 26th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Food poisoning bugs E. coli and salmonella could be especially targeting ripening fruits and vegetables such as melons, jalapenos and serrano peppers, basil, lettuce, horseradish sprouts ... Read more...

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Harnessing electromagnetic waves for medical scanning


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) A breakthrough in exploiting electromagnetic waves has potentially opened the way for more advanced medical diagnosis. This should allow future terahertz waves (T-rays) systems to be ... Read more...

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Human trials under way for new HIV vaccine


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) The first human trials for the new HIV injectible vaccine are under way, containing a specific protein which will target the most virulent strain of the ... Read more...

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Large intestine bugs play spoilsport in slimming


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Bugs in our large intestine may be slowing down the activity of brown or 'good fat' that quickly burns calories and keeps us slim. Sandrine P. ... Read more...

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Low iron levels tied to blood clot risk


December 15th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) People with low iron levels in their blood may have a higher risk of dangerous clots.A study of clotting risk factors in patients with an inherited ... Read more...

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Machine to put asthmatics to bed


November 25th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) A new device that can clean air while asthma patients go to sleep shows significant lowering of the disease symptoms, a study claims.Those who tested the ... Read more...

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Cyrus Mistry has multi-faceted business expertise


November 24th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Cyrus P. Mistry, the newly-annointed heir of Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata, brings to his job a rich and varied experience of managing businesses ranging from ... Read more...

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High-fibre diet cuts bowel cancer risk


November 12th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Eating enough fibre can cut bowel cancer risk by almost 20 percent.Although a high-fibre diet has been known to be good for the gut and protective ... Read more...

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Enzyme trips fertility, triggers miscarriage


October 17th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) An enzyme that acts as a fertility switch could trip conception in women or cause a miscarriage depending on its high or low levels.The findings could ... Read more...

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Big Ben Tower is leaning over


October 10th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Visitors have suspected for years that the iconic Big Ben tower is not standing vertical. True to the suspicion of the visitors, a group of surveyors have ... Read more...

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Westminster clock tower is leaning


October 9th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) The Westminster clock tower is leaning and this is noticable from outside.Endless underground building works have been blamed for the tiny topple and civil engineers say ... Read more...

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Overweight mothers give birth fat babies


September 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Childhood obesity originates in the mother's womb, says a new study which used the latest technology to monitor fat levels in unborn babies. These babies, part ... Read more...

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Scientists find genes that make you skinny


September 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Truly blessed are those who always stay skinny no matter what or how many times they eat -- thanks to their genes. A new study says ... Read more...

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Delayed symptoms ravage asthmatics


August 14th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Delayed symptoms ravage half the people with asthma, several hours after exposure to allergens, says a new research.Allergens -- pollen grains and dust mites -- can ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to decimate malarial mosquitoes


August 9th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Scientists have unearthed a vital clue that could help them decimate malaria-causing mosquito populations by rendering males genetically sterile.They figured out that the female mosquito is ... Read more...

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Diabetes affects about 350 mn adults globally


June 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) The number of adults with diabetes reached a staggering 347 million in 2008, more than double the number in 1980, according to a major international study.Diabetes ... Read more...

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Electrons most round natural objects in universe


May 26th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Electrons may be the most round natural objects in the universe, a study has found.According to the Daily Telegraph, experts at the Imperial College London have ... Read more...

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Asteroid shows power to synthesise life’s essential chemicals


May 5th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 05 (ANI): Rocks from an asteroid, which fell to Earth on 28 September 1969 landing on the outskirts of the village of Murchison in Victoria, Australia, have been shown to ... Read more...

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Tracking evolution of deadly fungus which is one of world’s major killers


May 4th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has shed light on the origins of a fungal infection, which is one of the major causes of death from AIDS-related illnesses.The study funded by ... Read more...

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Soon, genetically modified mosquitoes to curb malaria


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 02 (ANI): Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Washington in Seattle have found that they can destroy mosquito genes, that allow the malaria parasite to reach humans' ... Read more...

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Lithium slows development of Alzheimer’s: Research


April 28th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) A trial of 41 people over 60 years with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to full-blown Alzheimer's, found that the rate of mental decline was lower ... Read more...

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Gene-based controls ‘could stop mosquitoes spreading malaria’


April 21st, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): Scientists around the world are keenly seeking novel strategies to tackle malaria.Now, scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Washington, Seattle, have developed gene-based control measures ... Read more...

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Gene linked to alcohol consumption identified


April 5th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered a gene that appears to play a role in regulating how much alcohol people drink.According to the researchers, finding a common ... Read more...

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Sugar-grain sized meteorites ‘rocked early Earth, Mars’ climates’


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new research has claimed that bombardments of 'micro-meteorites' on Earth and Mars four billion years ago may have caused the planets' climates to cool dramatically, hampering their ... Read more...

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International Diabetes Federation backs surgery in fight against diabetes


March 29th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Weight loss surgery can effectively treat diabetes in obese people, according to the medical fraternity.A new position statement from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) says that bariatric surgery ... Read more...

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