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100 threatened animals, plants face extinction by 2020


September 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) An international consortium of more than 8,000 scientists has called for urgent help to save Earth's 100 most threatened animals, plants and fungi, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russia launches US satellite


March 26th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS) A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan Sunday.The Proton-M rocket carrying Intelsat-22 lifted off at 4.10 ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

East Asia drives trade in wildlife parts, says report


July 28th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) East Asian markets drive illegal trade in wildlife parts, claims a new report.Wildlife trade is becoming increasingly organised, strengthened by antiquated laws, a Wildlife Conservation Society ... Read more...

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Genes causing arthritis isolated


July 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) In a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatment of patients suffering from a painful form of arthritis, which fuses bones in the spine ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Moscow seeks investors for Disneyland park project


April 18th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS) Authorities in Russia's Moscow city have plans to build a Disneyland-like park for which they are searching for investors."We are constantly in talks with companies that ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

House fly, mosquito share common ancestry


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Mosquito and the house fly share a common ancestry.The mosquito branched off from the same evolutionary tree as the house fly around 220 million years ago.Though ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India seeks more crude oil imports from Nigeria


March 16th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI) Petroleum Minister S Jaipal Reddy today said that India has sought import of higher quantities of crude oil from Nigeria in the coming years.During the meeting ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India, 12 others vow to double tiger numbers by 2022


November 25th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 25 (IANS) A United Nations-led alliance to fight wildlife crime and eliminate threats to wild cats around the world has pledged to double tiger numbers by 2022 in India ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistan terrorists getting outside funding: Holbrooke


November 15th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Terrorists in Pakistan are getting funding from outside the country, US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke has said.Sources of funding for terrorists come from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New affordable vaccine offers hope in fight against meningitis


November 10th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A new vaccine has been developed, which promises to give its receivers protection against the meningococcal bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.MenAfriVac is the first affordable and effective weapon against killer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Star system that resembles a game of snooker


November 9th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered an unusual star system which looks like a game of snooker.Experts from the Warwick and Sheffield universities in Britain were part of an international consortium ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists discover planets around elderly binary star


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a planetary system consisting of at least two massive Jupiter-like planets orbiting the extremely close binary star system NN Serpentis.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Loss of cell powerhouses linked to Parkinson’s


October 7th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists have bolstered the link between Parkinson's disease and the loss of cellular powerhouses called mitochondria after conducting a painstaking analysis of more than 400 brain tissue samples.If ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, fly from Oz to NYC in 12 mins flat or soar like a bird in see-through craft!


September 24th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 24 (ANI): Boeing Australia's President, Ian Thomas, has said that although Airbus' "invisible" concept, which aims to build planes that have a completely transparent fuselage, sounds "interesting", he would be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India-US space-based solar power programme urged


September 13th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 13 (IANS) India and the US should explore the feasibility of a space-based solar power (SBSP) programme with the ultimate aim of putting in place a commercially viable system ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New drug shows promise against ovarian and breast cancer


August 13th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): An international consortium of researchers has shown that an investigational drug, Olaparib, can reduce the size of tumors in women with advanced hereditary ovarian cancer with BRCA gene ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tata-owned Corus CEO to quit


June 27th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 27 (IANS) Chief executive officer of Tata-owned British steel maker Corus, Kirby Adams is to step down this October, media reports said.Adams, who will remain as an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sequencing of frog genome may offer new insights into human diseases


May 7th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): An international team of researchers has cracked the genetic code of an amphibian, the African clawed frog Xenopus tropicali - the latest research aimed at understanding how genes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human and frogs share the ‘kissing cousin’ bond


April 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers has cracked the genetic code of an amphibian, the African clawed frog Xenopus tropicali - the latest research aimed at understanding how genes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bharti-partnered undersea cable linking Japan and US launched


April 1st, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India's top telecom operator Bharti Airtel Thursday said an international consortium, of which the company is a part, has launched an undersea cable connecting Japan and the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tatas to mothball steel plant Friday, British PM says there are buyers (Lead)


February 18th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London/New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Thursday there are several potential buyers interested in acquiring a Tata-owned steel plant in northeast England but ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists sequence genome of three species of parasitoid wasps


February 18th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): An international consortium of scientists has sequenced the genome of three species of parasitoid wasps of the genus Nasonia.Parasitoid wasps are four times smaller than the common ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tatas face British strike as ministers try to stop layoffs


February 18th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London/New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Tatas could become the first Indian industrial group to face a major strike in Britain after union leaders hinted at "strategic action" by workers ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Human flight to Mars will be a global mission: ISRO


January 27th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 27 (IANS) The maiden human space flight to Mars would be a global mission through a consortium by 2030, a top Indian space official said Wednesday. "Manned mission to Mars ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Two new genes behind spine-fusing arthritis identified


January 11th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have discovered two new genes that are implicated in a spine-fusing type of arthritis, called ankylosing spondylitis (AS).AS, an inflammatory and potentially disabling ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify genes that regulate lung health


December 14th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Scientists have identified five genetic variants that can keep human lungs fit. The research, by an international consortium of 96 scientists from 63 European and Australian centres, sheds ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Carbon dioxide emission rate has more than tripled this decade


November 25th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) The annual carbon dioxide emission rate has more than tripled this decade, compared to the nineties, according to an international consortium of scientists. The emissions increased at a rate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

CO2 emissions from fossil fuels has more than tripled in this decade


November 25th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): In a new report, an international consortium of scientists have painted a bleak picture of the Earth's future, by revealing that the annual rate of increase in carbon ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IAEA chief secretly dealing with Iran to end nuclear sanctions


November 17th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Nov. 17 (ANI): Mohamed ElBaradei, the chief of United Nations' nuclear watchdog IAEA, has reportedly been in secret talks with Iranian officials to reach an agreement that would lift the international ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sequencing DNA of 10,000 vertebrates would help explain evolutionary mysteries


November 5th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): An international consortium of scientists is all set to launch an effort to sequence the DNA of 10,000 vertebrates.The plan is to obtain, preserve, and sequence the DNA ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Denmark approves gas pipeline under Baltic Sea


October 20th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Oct 20 (DPA) Denmark Tuesday granted a permit to an international consortium to bring natural gas from Russia to Germany via an underwater pipeline under the Baltic Sea. In total 137 km ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Popular cancer drug rituximab may lead to oft-fatal viral brain infection


May 19th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Scientists are concerned that the popular cancer drug, rituximab, may increase a person's chances of acquiring an often fatal viral brain infection, known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalitis (PML), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes from tiny marine algae opens new avenues of research


April 11th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): By sequencing the DNA of two tiny marine algae, a team of scientists has opened up a myriad of possibilities for new research in algal physiology, plant biology, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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