life sciences

Kerala should do more science and technology: Vayalar Ravi


September 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Kerala should formulate a policy for science, technology and innovation and align it to the National Policy 2013, said union Minister for Science and Technology and ... Read more...

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Juice from potato cures ulcers


August 9th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Juice from the humble potato could treat gastric ulcers, thanks to its unique anti-bacterial properties, says a new research.A Manchester University microbiology team now hopes the ... Read more...

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‘Older bees provide clues to fighting dementia’


July 5th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Surprisingly, older honey bees can reverse brain aging or dementia when they take on nest responsibilities handled by much younger bees, according to scientists from a ... Read more...

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Birds recognize human faces, voices


June 25th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Some birds are able to identify their human friends by recognizing their faces and voices, which is the key to their ability to survive, says a ... Read more...

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Some probiotics better in surviving, promoting health


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Probiotics are bugs known to promote health, but only some are able to survive the harsh environment of the human digestive tract.For instance, the lactobacilli strains ... Read more...

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Largest-ever Australian trade mission to visit India


January 27th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Premier of Australia's Victoria state Ted Baillieu is all set to lead the largest-ever Australian trade mission to India in February.More than 100 leading Victorian companies, ... Read more...

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Harnessing stem cells to prevent hearing loss


December 28th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Scientists have set out to harness stem cells to overcome hearing loss associated with age. Keele University researchers in North Staffordshire are attempting the growth of ... Read more...

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Discarded X-mas cards can fuel 20 moon trips!


December 26th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Discarded Christmas cards and wrapping paper can fuel 20 moon trips by a double-decker bus and back -- the staggering equivalent of 18 million km. Imperial ... Read more...

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ILS partners with FABA for BioAsia awards


November 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) The Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) has partnered with the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) to scrutinize and recognize innovations through the BioAsia innovation award ... Read more...

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Future of India, US tied together: Governor of US state


November 29th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley feels that the India-US relations would be a defining relationship of "our times" and that the future of the two countries is ... Read more...

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GVK BIO gets Frost & Sullivan best practices award


November 21st, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) GVK Biosciences, Asia's leading drug discovery research and development organisation, Monday announced that it has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2011 best practices award for ... Read more...

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Chatter between cells can lead to cancer drugs


September 6th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Cells chat with one another, 'discussing' what kind they will become -- a neuron or a hair, bone or muscle. This breakthrough opens the way to ... Read more...

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Karnataka to have five new bio-tech parks


July 11th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Monday said five bio-tech parks will be set up in the state, including one worth Rs.500 crore in capital Bangalore.Similar facilities ... Read more...

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IT market to reach $51 bn by 2014: Study


June 14th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) The Indian IT services and products market is expected to grow at 17 percent till 2014, a research study said Tuesday.According to the study brought out ... Read more...

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Ajit Seth is new cabinet secretary (Lead)


May 24th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Known as one of the most punctilious bureacrats in India, Ajit Kumar Seth, who strictly follows the rules, would be the next cabinet secretary after ... Read more...

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US consulting firm appoints two Indian partners


April 12th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) US-based management consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group has appointed two Indians as global partners.Aashish Mehra, who was in Strategic Decisions Group's life sciences practice division, ... Read more...

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Vaccine for cat allergies is in the pipeline


April 7th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are working to come out with a new vaccine that could take away cat allergies. Researchers who worked on the new vaccine say the product ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US team in UAE to explore healthcare system


January 26th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 25 (IANS/WAM) Officials from over a dozen American healthcare and pharmaceutical companies have arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to explore opportunities for partnerships between the two countries.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A glass of red wine a day ‘can treat diabetes’


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Research has found that drinking a small glass of red wine every day can help treat diabetes.Potent "super-food" compounds found in the wine can work as well as ... Read more...

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Could red wine treat diabetes?


November 20th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that red wine is packed with anti-diabetic compounds - so does that mean it could be a potential source of treatment?Alois Jungbauer and ... Read more...

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New drug delivery patch to treat many more ailments sans painful pricks


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Scientists at Purdue University have developed a new pump for microneedles drug delivery patch to deliver a wider range of medications than now possible with conventional patches."There are ... Read more...

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GTECH to tap Scandinavian markets


August 13th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) The Group of Technology Companies (GTECH) will help small and medium IT enterprises in Kerala identify new market opportunities for growth and expand their reach, especially in Scandinavian ... Read more...

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Himachal clears six industrial proposals


August 9th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Monday cleared six industrial proposals worth Rs.267.68 crore, an official said here. The projects will provide employment to 1,353 people in the state, a government spokesperson told ... Read more...

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Dubai-based firm to launch $400 mn equity fund in India


July 21st, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 21 (IANS/WAM) Dubai-based investment firm Evolvence Capital Wednesday announced its plan to launch a private equity fund in India, targeting a corpus of $400 million from institutional and high net ... Read more...

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What makes a bee grow up to be a queen?


July 15th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Putting a new piece into the puzzle of what makes a bee grow up to be a queen, researchers have found that a key protein in the insulin ... Read more...

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Boffins discover plants’ “nervous system”


July 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Plants "remember" and "react" to information encrypted in light as well as transmit information about light intensity and quality from leaf to leaf, a process that is strikingly ... Read more...

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Sleep deprivation linked to chronic migraine


June 24th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep deprivation leads to changes in the levels of key proteins that facilitate events involved in the underlying pathology of migraine, a new study ... Read more...

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More students to take DU online exam this year


May 14th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The number of students who will take Delhi University's online exam for environmental studies this year will go up to 3,281, an official said Friday. According to A.K. ... Read more...

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Medical innovations needed to help India improve healthcare


March 30th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Advancements in technology and scientific research in India should translate into medical innovations, so that India can significantly improve its healthcare sector in the next 25-odd years, ... Read more...

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Enzyme that ‘cleans’ cancer cells discovered


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): An enzyme that can rid cells of a gene believed to be responsible for a wide range of cancers has been discovered, say scientists.Dr Jorg Hartkamp and Dr ... Read more...

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Use charcoal to fight global warming


January 14th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Biochar, a material used by Amazonian Indians to enhance soil fertility centuries ago, may help slow global warming. Mass production of biochar could capture carbon that otherwise would ... Read more...

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Physics explains why we chew food or swing arms


January 7th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Physics now has answers to questions like why we chew food or swing our arms. "The answers may appear obvious or even trivial, but further thought and experiment is ... Read more...

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Meddling in mosquitoes’ sex lives could help prevent spread of malaria


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Little tweaking in mosquitoes' 'mating plug' could prevent mosquitoes from reproducing, and offer a potential new way to combat malaria, says a new study.Scientists have said that preventing ... Read more...

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Bodhtree to help Dr Reddy’s in application integration


December 14th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) IT services innovator Bodhtree Consulting Monday announced that Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has selected its data management and integration engine MIDAS (Multi Industry Data Anomaly Solution) to address its ... Read more...

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Satyam Australia appoints Indian as new business development chief


October 21st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct.21 (ANI): Indian information technology services major Mahindra Satyam has appointed Bobby Gupta as its new business development chief, overseeing its operations in Australia and New Zealand.Gupta, who has worked with ... Read more...

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