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Scientists identify new strategy to control antibiotic resistance


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken lessons from Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to devise a new strategy that could one day slow, possibly even prevent, the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.In ... Read more...

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Mad cow disease can also be transmitted through air: Study


January 14th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): University of Zurich researchers have discovered that prions - the infectious proteins that cause mad cow disease and its human version Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder - could also be transmitted ... Read more...

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Neanderthal face is not a result of adaptation to extreme cold: Study


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): The long held belief that the Neanderthal nose was a result of adaptations to extreme cold may not be all it seems, say researchers.The finding is based on ... Read more...

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Good night’s sleep helps you stay slim


October 5th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) A good night's sleep can help you stay slim, a study has found.Dieters who get a good night's rest lose twice as much fat than those who scrimp ... Read more...

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‘Aryan’ Hitler had ‘black and Jewish’ ancestors: DNA research


August 24th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug.24 (ANI): Nazi dictator and so-called champion of the "Aryan race" Adolf Hitler could have had black and Jewish ancestors, the "sub-human" groups he earmarked for extermination during his 12-year reign ... Read more...

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Playing lottery, buying insurance - all in our genes


January 12th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Ever wondered why do people spend precious money on lottery tickets with a one-in-a-million chance of winning, while at the same time buy fire or car insurance? Well, ... Read more...

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New molecule discovery may help combat Type 2 diabetes, obesity


September 2nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 2 (ANI): Type 2 diabetes can be treated, and weight gain reduced by activating a protein called TGR5, according to a new study.Swiss researchers Dr. Kristina Schoonjans and Prof. ... Read more...

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Zinc could help fight infections


July 31st, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Zinc activates a key protein on T cells needed to fight infections, concludes a new report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.The study suggests that zinc may be ... Read more...

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Cannabis smoke alters human DNA: Study


June 17th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Cannabis smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially increase the risk of cancer development in humans, says a new study by University of Leicester researchers.Scientists claim they ... Read more...

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Changing climate will lead to devastating loss of phosphorus from soil


April 16th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found climate change will lead to a devastating loss of phosphorus from soil.The research was done by scientists from the Biotechnology and ... Read more...

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Solar power may be used to turn CO2 to methane


March 7th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A new study by Penn State University researchers has determined that dual catalysts may be the key to efficiently turning carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor into ... Read more...

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Scientists use the sun to convert CO2 into high-energy fuel


February 28th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A team of scientists at Penn State University has come up with an ingenious method of turning captured CO2 into methane, a combustible fuel, using the energy ... Read more...

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Now, a biomaterial to rebuild broken bones


February 19th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 19 (ANI): In a major breakthrough towards rebuilding broken bones, Aussie scientists have created a synthetic biomaterial that encourages the body to create bone on its own.The biomaterial created ... Read more...

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Genetic model that predicts how plants respond to climate change


January 18th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Scientists have created a genetic model that can predict how plants respond to climate change and flower in different environments.It has been known for some time that ... Read more...

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Amplifying cell death signals causes pre-cancerous cells to self-destruct


August 17th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): Rockefeller University scientists say that they have devised a way to amplify death signals that make a cell multiplying in a dangerously abnormal way to kill itself ... Read more...

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Amplifying signals to make precancerous cells self-destruct


August 16th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) When a cell begins to multiply abnormally, a series of death signals trigger it to self-destruct before it turns cancerous. Rockefeller University scientists have figured out a way ... Read more...

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Air pollution, smoking play role in triggering latent tuberculosis


May 14th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have found that a toxic gas present in air pollution and tobacco smoke plays a significant role in ... Read more...

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Discovery about fertilization may pave way for malaria vaccine


March 26th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre have discovered a reproductive mechanism of the organism responsible for malaria, a finding that may harbour the possibility of developing new ... Read more...

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Compound holds promise for treating parasitic worm disease


March 17th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Researchers at the Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal, Ill., and NIHs Chemical Genomics Center (NCGC) have identified chemical compounds that hold promise as potential therapies for ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on Hercules Beatles colour changing ability


March 11th, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): The Hercules Beatle, which can carry 850 times its own weight and is possibly the 'strongest' creature in the world, is teaching researchers a thing or two about ... Read more...

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