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Colombia seizes over three tonnes of marijuana


April 19th, 2011 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 19 (IANS) Colombian Police have seized over three tonnes of marijuana in the country's Caldas region, Xinhua reported.Caldas Police Commander Herman Bustamante told reporters that the seizure was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

DNA bits could help understand development of diseases


June 12th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) Bits of DNA could help understand how disease develops in an organism. Researchers at the University of Leicester (UL) are examining how telomeres, a repeating sequence of DNA that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Novel way to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa


June 12th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel way to use a radical new type of gene therapy to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa.The research, led by Muna Naash, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New DNA study may offer insights into several diseases


June 12th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study is examining a sequence of DNA- known as telomeres - that varies in length between individual.This follows evidence that these structures shrink in length over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Patent-run for synthetic life form could be ‘damaging’, says Brit scientist


May 25th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Efforts to patent the first synthetic life form would give its creator a monopoly on a range of genetic engineering, said a top UK scientist who helped sequence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why postpartum blues is so common after childbirth


May 5th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new study has explained why postpartum blues and clinical depression are so common after childbirth.Greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) could provide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz Deputy PM opens International Centre for Muslim-non-Muslim Understanding


September 2nd, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.2 (ANI): Australia's Deputy Prime Minister, Ms Julia Gillard, today announced in New Delhi that the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, located at the University of South Australia, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Images of violence desensitise viewers to others’ pain, suffering


February 22nd, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Violence-themed video games and movies desensitise people to the pain and suffering of others, according to the latest research. These findings of two studies conducted by University of ... Read more...

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Scientists analyze genome of a heat and drought resistant cereal plant


January 31st, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Jan 31 (ANI): A team of scientists is analyzing the genes of sorghum, a heat and drought resistant cereal plant, which is the first plant of African origin whose genome ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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