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Breakthrough in asthma research


September 19th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Scientists may have hit upon an effective way to block asthma attacks by identifying the two most significant biological triggers that bring them on.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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Cutting edge microscopy tracks cellular traffic


September 18th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers can now observe and track masses of cellular movement under 3D microscopy, potentially speeding up drug discovery and monitoring rogue microbes.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Brain doesn’t allow math, memory to mix


September 4th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) There is a limit to multi-tasking after all. The brain is not wired to allow you to balance your chequebook while introspecting, say researchers who have ... Read more...

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Smartphone app tracks battlefield objects


August 31st, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) A new software relying on smartphones' global positioning system (GPS) and imaging abilities can fix the exact location of distant objects as well as monitor the ... Read more...

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Dependency on marijuana damages intelligence, shows study


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Dependency on marijuana before 18 years of age may cause lasting damage to the addict's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research.A long-range study ... Read more...

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Ocean temperature patterns key to climate change


August 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) An analysis of past oceanic temperature patterns has uncovered the role of sensitive triggers built into our climate system that can cause abrupt shifts in global ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nanomaterials contaminating soil, food crops?


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Man-made nanomaterials (MNMs), used in popular cosmetic products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens, may also be contaminating the quality and yield of food ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Take breaks, sleep to learn better


August 21st, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Trying to master a new skill or new dance steps? Make sure you take good breaks while training because you'll learn faster than if you push ... Read more...

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Chemical in soap, toothpaste impairs muscle strength


August 14th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Triclosan, an antibacterial widely used in soaps, deodorants, toothpastes and other body-care products, reduces muscular strength, according to a mice study."Triclosan is found in virtually everyone's ... Read more...

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Hyenas innovative in problem solving


August 9th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans and now researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.The study presented steel puzzle boxes ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Parrots are lot smarter


August 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Parrots are a lot smarter than previously thought. In a test that puzzled monkeys and defeated dogs, parrots passed with flying colours.The test was taken by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Northern Hemisphere facing hotter summers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Land areas are now much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century, according to ... Read more...

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Stripping air of CO2 may become unavoidable


July 25th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Emerging techniques to strip the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2) and store it away to stabilise climate may become unavoidable, as our planet tips into a ... Read more...

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GPS helps detect 100 billion tonne ice loss!


July 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) The Global Positioning System (GPS) helped scientists detect a staggering 100 billion tonnes of ice loss in Greenland over six months during 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Deadly bug-killer could replace antibiotics in therapy


July 24th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the atomic code of a deadly bug killer, a breakthrough crowning a 40-year quest that could replace antibiotics in therapies.Researchers from Monash (Australia) ... Read more...

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New class of vaccines won’t require cold storage


July 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new silk-based stabiliser that kept some vaccines and antibiotics stable up to temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius.The breakthrough could free vaccines and ... Read more...

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Skin pigment could revolutionise medical electronics


June 28th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Melanin, the pigment that imparts colour to the skin, eyes and hair, could soon be the face of a new generation of bio-friendly devices used in ... Read more...

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GM crops no longer safe from pests


June 21st, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Genetically modified (GM) crops may no longer be safe from the scrouge of pests, underscoring the importance of closely monitoring and countering pest resistance to biotech ... Read more...

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New evidence supports extraterrestrial impact theory


June 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) An international team of researchers has discovered melt-glass material, dating back nearly 13,000 years and forming at temperatures between 1,700 and 2,200 degrees Celsius, which was ... Read more...

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Offspring of older fathers may live longer


June 12th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits. "If your father and grandfather were able to live ... Read more...

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Bees help flowers grow same hues across oceans


June 8th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Plants separated by vast oceans and 34 million years evolved to produce the same coloured flower petals because of their reliance on bees for pollination, according ... Read more...

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Jurassic era squid ink composition still unchanged


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Two ink sacs from 160-million-year-old giant cephalopod fossils, discovered in 2010 in England, contain the pigment melanin, identical to the melanin found in the ink sac ... Read more...

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Laser wipes paper clean for reuse


May 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Engineers have developed a way of using lasers to remove ink from paper so it can be reused in printers and photocopiers. The new technique could ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bees may help improve robotic vision, says study


May 14th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Scientists have unravelled how the bee brain uses multiple rules to process visual problems, a breakthrough that could enable robots see as clearly as humans, a ... Read more...

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Sperms fight their way to female egg


May 8th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) A mass of sperms fight their way through the female reproductive tract to fertilise a egg, says a new research which explored the properties that distinguish ... Read more...

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Cooperation, teamwork fathered intelligence, bigger brains


April 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, April 20 (IANS) Cooperation and teamwork drove human intelligence and larger brain sizes, according to fresh evidence unearthed by scientists. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin constructed computer models of ... Read more...

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Orangutans are smart designers: Study


April 18th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Orangutans are turning out to be smart designers, going by the sophisticated way they build their nests, says a scientific study. University of Manchester scientists spent ... Read more...

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Anaesthesia causes jet-lag state, post surgery


April 18th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 18 (IANS) People feel as though they have jet-lag after surgery, which could be due to the effect of general anaesthesia that alters genetic activity controlling the bio-clock, ... Read more...

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Herbal compound triggers kidney failure, cancer


April 10th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Aristolochic acid (AA), a plant compound used in herbal remedies since ancient times, is among the leading causes of kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer ... Read more...

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Social ranking can influence genetic functions


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A female monkey's higher ranking within her group can alter the functioning of nearly 1,000 genes within mere weeks, also boosting their immune system, says a ... Read more...

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Discovery could boost morphine’s effectiveness


April 8th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 8 (IANS) A major discovery could open the way to more effective treatment of severe pain with the help of morphine, says a study. Morphine is an extremely ... Read more...

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Dolphins form close knit ties with kin


March 29th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Male dolphins are not only gregarious, they also form complex alliances with their close kin and friends, says a study.Groups of two to three males ... Read more...

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Human noise affects plant, animal life


March 27th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Human noises, such as the rumble of traffic or the hum of machines, do affect birds and animals which change their behaviour accordingly, indicates a new ... Read more...

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Saline aquifers can store century’s worth of CO2 emissions


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified deep saline aquifers capable of storing at least a century's worth of CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants in the US. Coal-burning power plants ... Read more...

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Pre-historic fish had tiniest yet sharpest teeth


March 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) A long-extinct prehistoric fish had the sharpest teeth that have ever been recorded, even though they were only a millimetre in size.Scientists from Monash and Bristol ... Read more...

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