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Siberian fragments may help resurrect mammoth


September 12th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Fragments from a well-preserved frozen woolly mammoth, discovered deep in the Siberian wilderness, may help scientists in cloning the pre-historic animal if they find its living ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine


March 7th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 7 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled a new AIDS vaccine which has successfully been tested on mice, and the country is ready to begin human testing soon, a media ... Read more...

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Chandigarh lab, northeast varsity work on cancer detector


December 1st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 1 (IANS) Chandigarh-based Ind-Swift Laboratories Ltd has come forward to collaborate with the North-Eastern Hills University (NEHU) for research to develop a novel blood-based cancer biomarker for early ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indian-origin boffin finds 54 beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup


March 31st, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mexican scientists develop eco-friendly cement


March 5th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 5 (IANS/EFE) Scientists in Mexico are developing a new type of cement that will reduce carbon-dioxide emission by up to 80 percent while the amount of energy ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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 |

Arsenic-based agent shuts down hard-to-treat cancers


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): An arsenic-based agent already FDA-approved for a type of leukemia may be helpful in another hard-to-treat cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma (ES), say scientists at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Turmeric helps fight cancer


September 30th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Curcumin, an extract of root turmeric, could destroy chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells and help fight the disease.This could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy and also help prevent the condition ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Curry powder turmeric could provide recipe for fight against cancer


September 30th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): A spice commonly used to make curries could help target and destroy chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells, say scientists in the UK.Researchers at the University of Leicester have been using ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating broccoli could protect against arthritis


September 16th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists are launching a groundbreaking new project to investigate the benefits of broccoli in the fight against osteoarthritis.Initial laboratory research at University of East Anglia (UEA) has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key to individualized cancer therapy via gene silencing found


May 27th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): In a breakthrough research, scientists at the McGill University, Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a small segment of a protein that interacts with RNA can control the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shampoos, detergents ‘form harmful substance in wastewater’


May 27th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Certain ingredients in shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents may be a source of precursor materials for formation of a suspected cancer-causing contaminant in water supplies that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IIT-Delhi to launch virtual lab within a year


April 22nd, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) is planning to launch a virtual laboratory within a year to help engineering students in India, IIT professor and director Surendra ... Read more...

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Detergents, shampoos ‘form harmful substance in waste water’


April 8th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents contain ingredients that could form a cancer-causing contaminant in wastewater, scientists have reported.The study sheds new light on possible environmental sources ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brief exercise regimen key to heart health


January 24th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): When it comes to heart health, even a little bit of exercise can prove beneficial, suggests a new study.John Quindry, director of Auburn University's Cardioprotection Research Laboratory, said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over-the-counter vitamin-like substance could slow down Parkinson’s progression


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): In a large-scale clinical trial in US and Canada, researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to find out if an over-the-counter vitamin-like substance, in high doses, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists recreate hallmarks a genetic disorder in lab


December 22nd, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, December 22 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have successfully recreated the hallmarks of a genetic disorder in their lab, using stem cells derived from a patient. The researchers claim that their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cough medicine ingredient could prove effective in prostate cancer treatment


December 20th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): An ingredient present in a common cough suppressant has been found to be effective in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, according to a new study.The collaborative ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New filtering technology has environmental and industrial applications


November 19th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Material engineers have developed a new filtering technology, in the form of a membrane that separates oil from water and, if perfected, might be used for environmental ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Vitamin E and C supplements not effective against cancer


November 17th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Long term vitamin E or vitamin C supplementation has no significant effect in protecting against cancer, according to a new study.The Physicians'' Health Study II is a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Stress-related white hair may soon be reversible to original colour


November 14th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Researchers from Manchester University and Lubeck University, in Germany, have created a drug that restores white hair to its natural colour.The new drug provides hope to people ... Read more...

Posted in National |

DNA-based vaccine against West Nile virus on the anvil


November 4th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig are developing a DNA-based vaccine against the dreaded West Nile virus (WNV), which can ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New studies raise concerns over critical health risks from plastic


October 3rd, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Plastic bottles, cans and other products have extremely harmful effects on humans and laboratory animals, according to six environmental research studies.In a critical new research on environmental ... Read more...

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Coming soon, a jab that can spell the end of arthritis


August 14th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): A single injection that can cure rheumatoid arthritis could be on sale within five years, claim British researchers.Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition where the body''s immune ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nanonet technology may soon make for flexible electronics


July 24th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): A team of researchers from Purdue University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign claims to have overcome a major obstacle in producing transistors from networks of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

First optical pacemaker for laboratory research developed


May 28th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 28 (ANI): Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have designed the first optical pacemaker for laboratory research.The team says that the breakthrough discovery can help scientists better understand ... Read more...

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Study debunks antioxidants’ ability to prolong life


April 16th, 2008 - 11:07 am ICT by admin
London, April 16 (IANS) An exhaustive new review has overturned the popular conception that antioxidant supplements prolong life, contending there is no evidence to support the view. These findings are based on ... Read more...

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