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Sulphuric acid formation affects climate, health


August 9th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) The formation in the air of sulphuric acid, which smells like rotten eggs, is significantly impacting our climate and health, says a study.The study led by ... Read more...

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Study explores parents ‘negative touch’


August 5th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Parents use 'strong arm' methods to control their children in public, much more than what they say in surveys or demonstrate in lab experiments, according to ... Read more...

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Alcohol can triple original dose of medicine


July 27th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Always avoid alcohol while taking certain medicines because it actually triples the original dose, warn researchers.Lab experiments have demonstrated how alcohol made several drugs up to ... 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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Consumers tell lies to get rewards (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Consumers who tell lies during a service encounter are more satisfied than truth tellers when their lying fetches them rewards."Although we might expect that a positive ... Read more...

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Consumers can tell lies to get rewards


March 16th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Consumers who resort to lies during a service encounter are more satisfied than truth tellers when their lying fetches them rewards."Although we might expect that a ... Read more...

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Heart hormone helps shape fat metabolism


February 7th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Exercise brings down body weight because it draws on fat reserves that muscle can burn as fuel. But the heart also plays a similar role.Sheila Collins ... Read more...

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New approach could spur green technologies


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) A new approach to chemical reactions between water and metal oxides, the most abundant minerals on our planet, could prompt faster development of "green" technologies. It ... Read more...

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Re-engineered toxins can treat asthma, arthritis


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Millions suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis and other diseases may find succour in an unexpected source -- lethal toxins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bug, ... Read more...

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Brain tells you whether to stay or go while foraging


June 7th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Every creature that forages for food decides at some point that the food source it is working on is no richer than the rest of the ... Read more...

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Carbon leaks shows what coral reef would be like in future


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) Natural carbon dioxide seeps have given scientists rare insights into what tropical coral reefs could look like if human-induced CO2 concentrations continue to rise unabated.At ... Read more...

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Earliest rocks in solar system ‘looked more like candy floss’


March 28th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): When the earliest rocks were formed in the solar system, they looked more like candy floss than the hard rock that we know today, according to a new ... Read more...

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Non-hormonal pill without side-effects soon


March 17th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) A scientific breakthrough claims to have opened the way to a non hormonal contraceptive pill for women, which will be free of side-effects. Lab experiments show ... Read more...

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Buckyballs, largest known molecules in space, more common than thought


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Observations made with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have revealed that buckminsterfullerenes, or 'buckyballs,' the largest known molecules in space, are more common than previously thought.A study of R ... Read more...

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Happiness key to longevity, well being


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) There is a "clear and compelling evidence" that happy people live longer and experience greater well being than their unhappy peers, a study says.The findings, based ... Read more...

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Over 4,000 compounds detected in blood samples


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have detected the presence of a mind boggling 4,229 compounds in human blood samples, up from the dozen or so listed medically, based on a three-year exhaustive ... Read more...

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Overabundance of protein promotes growth of breast cancer stem cells


February 16th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have said that an essential protein for normal stem cell renewal also promotes the growth of breast cancer ... Read more...

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Pheromone makes squids aggressive


February 11th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that female squid produces a pheromone that triggers immediate and dramatic fighting in male squid that come into contact with it.The aggression-producing pheromone, believed ... Read more...

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Funky fonts make learning easier: Study


January 15th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Having difficulty learning something? Then try some funky fonts, suggests a new study.The research has shown that fonts, or styles of typeface, that are relatively difficult to read ... Read more...

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Shoeshine man adds lustre to image of Kashmiris


January 8th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) Sometimes, the simple story of a man can tell the complex story of an entire people. And that is perhaps so with shoeshine man Shafi Sheikh ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new ways to predict possible earthquakes


December 1st, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A recent research provides new means for replicating how earth ruptures develop and possibly enabling prediction of future earthquakes.Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who have been ... Read more...

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Aggressive kids don’t respond to maternal affection


November 17th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Aggressive and emotionally cold children make little eye contact with their mothers and also don't respond much to affection."A healthy brain is drawn to biologically relevant cues and ... Read more...

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Is cure for common cold in sight?


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A cure for common cold seems to be in sight after scientists identified a vital mechanism that fights off viruses.The breakthrough by scientists at a Medical Research Council ... Read more...

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Gentler ways of handling mice keeps them calm and supportive in lab


September 13th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that cupping a mouse in the hand or carrying it in a small tunnel reduces stress and encourages cooperation during lab experiments.According to ... Read more...

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New way to slow growth of deadly skin cancer


July 9th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists at Queen's University have demonstrated that the growth of melanoma, one of the most deadly forms of skin cancer, can be slowed when a little known gene ... Read more...

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Novel delivery device for gene therapy developed


July 7th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers have created a nanoparticle that appears to effectively deliver genetic material into cells with minimal toxic effects.In lab experiments, the researchers have found that this device, ... Read more...

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Stem cells aid in closing a gateway to the AIDS virus


July 5th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, July 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists recently revealed that lab experiments on mice have led to an extraordinary discovery of how to close a door to the virus that causes AIDS.The virus ... Read more...

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Fat lipped fish evolving at record speed


May 15th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): In what could be called one of the fastest evolutionary change in an organism, fish in a remote crater lake in Nicaragua are developing a new physical feature- ... Read more...

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‘National Mission on Education via ICT meant to benefit the rural children’


May 6th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal has said that the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology is meant to ensure all e-learning ... Read more...

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Breast milk may help beat cancer


April 20th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden claim that a substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells.Although the special substance, known as HAMLET ... Read more...

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Compound that kills lymphoma cells discovered


April 13th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A compound that kills specific lymphoma cells has been discovered by an international research team co-led by the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI).The discovery will accelerate developing targeted drugs ... Read more...

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Venus may have been a land of volcanoes?


April 9th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A new research suggests that the planet Venus could have been resurfaced by volcanoes. The second rock from the sun appears to have been volcanically active; perhaps within ... Read more...

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Blackcurrants may ease asthma


March 29th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Natural chemicals from blackcurrants may ease breathing in some types of asthma, says a new study. Researchers from Plant & Food Research (PFR), a New Zealand government owned ... Read more...

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Preventing mosquitoes from urinating may help control disease spread


March 4th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): American researchers have discovered a new protein that may help control disease-spreading mosquitoes.The study conducted by Cornell scientists has appeared in the March 4, 2010 issue of the ... Read more...

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Human, bird flu virus interaction can create more virulent strains


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Genetic interactions between avian flu virus and human seasonal flu viruses can potentially create hybrid strains, combining the virulence of bird flu with the pandemic ability of swine ... Read more...

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