laboratory experiments

‘Touche’ gives human touch to doorknobs, smartphones


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) A doorknob that knows whether to lock or unlock based on how it is grasped, a smartphone that silences itself if the user holds a finger ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Virtual labs launched to aid specialised studies


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) To provide easily accessible and high-quality science and engineering education through information and communication tools, the human resource development ministry Thursday launched a series of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mexico makes vaccine against drug addiction


February 6th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) A vaccine against heroin addiction that has been patented in Mexico will be ready for human use in around five years.Health Secretary Salomon Chertorivski said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

EU allows drug tests on pets (Lead)


June 19th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Concerns have been raised in Britain over a European Union directive allowing drug tests on pets, a media report said Sunday.The plan could trigger a dramatic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

EU allows drug tests on pets


June 19th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Concerns have been raised in Britain over a European Union directive allowing drug tests on pets.The plan could trigger a dramatic rise in the number of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sticky mussels inspire tough coating for living cells


April 7th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Mussels' ability to stick to a wide variety of objects is well known.Now inspired by this, scientists have developed a protective coating with the potential to enable living ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria-killing paper for next-generation food packaging


February 20th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) Food could get a longer shelf life using "killer paper," a new packaging material made of anti-bacterial nanoparticles, scientists at Israel's Bar-Ilan University have reported.Aharon Gedanken and colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Firefly protein paves way for improved detection of blood clots


February 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists say the enzyme that makes fireflies glow is paving way for a long-sought new medical imaging agent to better monitor treatment with heparin, the blood thinner that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Growth-factor-containing nanoparticles speed up healing of chronic wounds


January 27th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a novel system for delivery of growth factors to chronic wounds such as pressure sores and diabetic foot ulcers.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaria-infected cells stiffen, block blood flow to brain and other organs


December 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have shown the malaria parasite's journeys in the body using advanced computer modeling and laboratory experiments.Researchers at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New genes are as essential for life as ancient ones: Study


December 17th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A study has revealed that new genes that have evolved in species as little as one million years ago can be just as essential for life as ancient ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular ’switch’ that contributes to cellular aging process identified


December 1st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A team from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found a molecular "switch" that can "turn off" some cellular processes that are protective against aging and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How some fish can stay on land up to 2 months!


November 9th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): Some species of fish can stay alive for up to two months on land - it's because of their skin, a new study has suggested.Mangrove killifish are small ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two people can learn to cooperate with each other intuitively: Study


October 29th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has found that two people can learn to co-operate with each other intuitively, without communication or any conscious intention to co-operate.However, the process breaks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Working in shifts can cause cancer


October 9th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Working in shifts could cause cancer, says a new study.Thomas C. Erren and colleagues describe the current state of knowledge in this area and point out the challenges ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein key to pancreatic cancer growth identified


September 29th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein that could provide a target to develop new treatments for pancreatic cancer or enable earlier diagnosis.Researchers from Barts and The London School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bizarre feed supplement could cut greenhouse emissions by gassy cows


September 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): An unusual feed supplement could soon put an end to cow belches, a major source of greenhouse gases.A Penn State dairy scientist conducted a series of laboratory experiments ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny Gulf sea creature could shed light on impact of oil spill


August 28th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): A University of Alabama molecular biologist plans to collect sea anemones that live in Gulf Coast waters back to his lab in order to better understand the impact ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemical found in plastics ‘can increase testosterone levels in men’


August 26th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified changes in sex hormones associated with BPA exposure in men, in a large population study.An international group of researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How nicotine promotes addiction, breast cancer


August 24th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Nicotine binds to a specific receptor in the body to promote nicotine addiction as well as breast cancer, says a new study.Yuan-Soon Ho of the Taipei Medical University, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins use nanoparticles as destructive beacons to destroy tumours


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) are developing a new way to treat cancer - by using lasers to light up tiny nanoparticles and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sunlight’s UV radiation not the amphibian killer


May 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Declines in amphibian populations around the globe is not because of increasing ultraviolet radiation, scientists claim.According to Wendy Palen, lead author and a Simon Fraser University ecologist and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Silicates relatively uncommon deep within the Earth, finds study


May 11th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Using quantum mechanics, scientists have discovered that silicates, the most common minerals on Earth, are relatively uncommon deep within the planet.Researchers, led by a team of physicists led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

United Breweries to make wine out of litchis in Bihar


April 30th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 30 (IANS) Vijay Mallya-promoted United Breweries (UB) is planning to set up a litchi processing plant at Patahi in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district to make wine, an official said Friday. The company ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Ancestral Eve’ crystal could explain origin of left-handed amino acids


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Researchers have discovered what may be the "ancestral Eve" crystal that billions of years ago gave life on Earth its curious and exclusive preference for so-called left-handed amino ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bihar’s litchis are food for wine


April 19th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, April 19 (IANS) It's sweet, pulpy, juicy and perfect wine material. The litchi may soon be seen in a new avatar as two private companies are keen to use ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New drug murders cancer cells


April 8th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have come up with a powerful new strategy for treating cancer.Cancer cells grow so fast that they can outstrip their blood supply, leaving them ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Big Bang machine carries out record collision


March 30th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 30 (DPA) The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), also known as the Big Bang machine, made history here Tuesday, as the machine smashed together particles at the highest energy reading ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Extreme and moderate heat may help cure tumours


March 11th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): According to a new research treating tumors with extreme heat or moderate heat, aided by ultrasound guidance, may provide a possible therapeutic option.Osama M. Al-Bataineh, an assistant professor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pomegranate Compounds Inhibit Breast Cancer, Study Reveals


January 7th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Consuming a pomegranate everyday might go a long way in preventing breast cancer, a new research reveals. American scientists have stated that pomegranates contain a specific ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Amount of ice needed to create Martian land formations estimated


January 3rd, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 3 (ANI): A research by a team of scientists has determined how much ice would be needed to create the land formations observed on Mars.The research was carried out by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soy peptide can combat cancer


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Lunasin, a soy peptide often discarded in the waste streams of soy-processing plants, could be beneficial for fighting leukaemia and blocking the inflammation due to chronic health conditions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Microscopic bubbles clean oil from water


November 18th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): An engineer has developed an inexpensive new method to remove oil sheen from water by repeatedly pressurizing and depressurizing ozone gas, creating microscopic bubbles that attack the oil ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ozone bubble method to remove polluted oil sheen from water


November 16th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): The oil sheen frequently seen on polluted water can now be removed thanks to a new ozone bubble method developed by an University of Utah engineer.Andy Hong, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe