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Why are killer whales momma’s boys? Blame menopause


September 14th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the most enduring marine mysteries - why adult male killer whales pretty much stay momma's boys all their lives.Researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Marine microbes fend enemies with antibiotics


September 7th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Some ocean mircobes wield chemical weapons that are deadly to outsiders but leave their own group unharmed, say researchers.The weapons are natural antibiotics produced by a ... Read more...

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Sleep disorders are early signs of Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) A pattern of disturbed sleep could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, suggest scientists.Working on a mouse model, researchers from the Washington University School ... Read more...

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Microbe’s ‘weird chemistry’ discovered


August 31st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) The oxygen-rich waters of the oceans alone account for a maximum of four percent of Earth's methane. But now researchers have identified the cause as a ... Read more...

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First multi-planet solar system spotted


August 29th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Astronomers have spotted the first-ever multi-planet solar system orbiting a binary star, with the help of two telescopes in Texas.The discovery by astronomers from Texas-Austin and ... Read more...

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Human lungs can sweep out intruders


August 26th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Human lungs rely on sticky mucus to expel foreign matter, including toxic and infectious agents during a cold or an allergy that causes a running nose ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hindi originated in Turkey?


August 24th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Indo-European languages including English, French, German and Hindi originated in Turkey 8,000 to 9,500 years ago, according to a study.Scientists led by Remco Bouckaert from the ... Read more...

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Scientists find new ways of choking tumours


August 24th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Scientists can now choke tumours by cutting off the supply of a specific sugar known as GlcNAc (glick-nack), which they have identified for the first time.Tumours ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Storing zettabytes of information on a few grams of DNA


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 23 (IANS) Archival storage of the world's ever-increasing volume of information is reaching a point where it will require a breakthrough technology to meet the enormous need.Although flash ... Read more...

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New oxide can help slash diesel pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified a material that can slash pollution levels caused by diesel-powered vehicles by up to 45 percent.The material, from a family of minerals called ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Effective antibodies against flu strains identified


August 10th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Scientists have identified three human antibodies effective against flu B virus strains. The same team had earlier reported finding antibodies against flu A strains.The isolation of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dams the latest culprit in global warming


August 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 8 (IANS) Researchers have documented the role dams play in global warming and the surges of greenhouse gases as water levels go up and down.Bridget Deemer, doctoral student ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Elephants can sing, says study


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Male elephants use an ultrasound noise, too low for humans to hear, to find mates and to keep their herd together, researchers have found.The low-pitched sound ... Read more...

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Scientists decode brain activity of monkeys


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists were able to "see" that two monkeys were planning to tackle the same task differently, even before they moved a muscle, thanks to a decoding ... Read more...

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Biochemical to treat diabetes discovered


July 16th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a biochemical that shows a completely new and promising direction for the development of drugs to treat type-2 diabetes.Scientists had long ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sea levels may rise much higher, says fossil study


July 16th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) Sea levels may rise much higher than previously thought, suggests a new study on fossil corals, which shows how warmer climes in the past promoted dramatic ... Read more...

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Antarctica to face more threats, warn researchers


July 15th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Urgent steps are required to protect the planet's last great wilderness Antarctica, which is likely to face more critical threats than ever before, an international team ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Potent anticancer drug isolated from weed


July 10th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a potent anticancer compound from a Mediterranean weed that acts like 'molecular grenade'.In lab studies, researchers said they found that a three-day course ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene behind tomato’s colour, taste decoded


June 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Many shoppers may find that those perfect, red tomatoes on the shelves are a wee bit less tasty than the home-grown variety, but now reserachers have ... Read more...

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Arctic subjected to intense warm climate intervals


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Intense warm climate intervals - warmer than scientists thought possible - have occurred in the Arctic over the past 2.8 million years, reveals a research ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out why foetus is not rejected


June 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) An important discovery seems to answer a question that has long perplexed scientists - why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing foetus as ... Read more...

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Shrimp’s fist-like club inspires new body armour


June 8th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) A unique structure of the club-like arm of a shrimp that looks like an armoured caterpillar, could help transform military body armour and vehicle and aircraft, ... Read more...

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Baby’s genome decoded from mom’s blood, pop’s saliva


June 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Using a non-invasive technique, scientists for the first time have successfully sequenced the genome of a foetus without tapping its protective fluid sac. Maternal blood sampled ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vitamin K2 found promising in Parkinson’s treatment


May 13th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 13 (IANS) Vitamin K2 has shown promise in the treatment of Parkinson's, a condition characterised by lack of movement, tremors and muscle stiffness. Using vitamin K2, Patrik Verstreken, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gut bugs help battle invading E. coli


May 11th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) From tiny villages in the developing world to suburban US kitchens, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year and kill untold ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Keep wrinkles at bay, protect skin from childhood


May 11th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 11 (IANS) If you are able to protect your skin as a child, you might prevent wrinkles and skin damage later on in life, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Oldest-known Mayan calendar found


May 11th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS/EFE) A team of US archaeologists announced Thursday the discovery of the oldest Mayan calendar to date, a ninth-century artifact amid the ruins of an ancient ... Read more...

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Migrants introduced farming in Europe 5,000 years ago: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Migrants from the Mediterranean region brought agriculture to northern Europe some 5,000 years ago when its original inhabitants were nomadic hunter-gatherers living off plants and animals, ... Read more...

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Analytical thinking can erode religious belief: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Analytical thinking can erode religious belief, even in devout believers, says a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, who assessed participants' belief ... Read more...

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Rock defects below earth surface impact quakes


April 24th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Defects in rocks lying below the earth's surface can modify the impact of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, says a study by the Australian National University."We ... Read more...

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Smart home follows smart phone


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) It won't be long before our homes use sensors and software to anticipate our needs and help improve our health and energy efficiency, a study says.Many ... Read more...

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More than 50 pc cancers preventable


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) More than half of all cancer is preventable and society possesses the requisite knowledge to act on this information, says a new study.Investigators from the Washington ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Excessive protein in scalp linked to male baldness


April 1st, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Excessive quantity of the protein Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) in in men's scalps may be causing hair loss, a new study says. The finding potentially opens the ... Read more...

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CO2 hidden in ocean during Ice Age


March 30th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 30 (IANS) Much of the CO2 was hidden in the ocean, which explains its low atmosphere concentration during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago, researchers say.Climate researchers ... Read more...

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Exposure to dirt in childhood promotes immunity


March 26th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) The concept of exposing infants to germs in order to build up immunity is known as the hygiene hypothesis. Now, researchers of Brigham and Women's Hospital ... Read more...

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