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World’s first computer model of organism created


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have created the world's first ever computer model of an organism -- a breakthrough which would catalyse radically new approaches to diagnostics and treatment.A team ... Read more...

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‘Living’ microbot to detect diseases in future


March 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Scientists are developing a tiny bot prototype that can act like a living organism to identify diseases within the human body.Called Cyberplasm, it will combine advanced ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel mystery of missing mineral


December 12th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a cache of dolomite in coral reefs, ending a 100-year quest for the missing mineral. "For over a century, scientists have puzzled ... Read more...

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Oxidative stress may not be all that harmful


December 7th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Anti-oxidants play a critical role in protecting cells but could also damage them or cause their deaths if they are malfunctioning, a study reveals. This damage ... Read more...

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Study finds new answers to age-old question: What is life?


January 14th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): In a new collection of essays, experts from all walks of life - philosophy, science, and molecular evolution - present a variety of perspectives on defining life.According to ... Read more...

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Forget good looks, it’s gut bacteria that ‘influence choice of mate’


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): New research has indicated that symbiotic bacteria inside a fruit fly greatly influence its choice of mates.Based on a theory developed by Prof. Rosenberg and Dr. Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg ... Read more...

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Potential new target for diabetes, heart disease treatments identified


November 17th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A team researchers, including an Indian-origin boffin, has discovered a new cellular pathway that could help in developing therapeutic treatments for obesity-related disorders, like diabetes and heart disease.The ... Read more...

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Now, computer program that can predict bacteria’s moves


July 20th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Scientists are using computers to find how one strain of dangerous bacteria might mutate in the same way a master chess player tries to foresee an opponent's strategies. ... Read more...

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Creator of first synthetic living cell claims he’s not playing god


May 21st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): Dr Craig Venter, who has created the first synthetic living cell, has said that he is not playing god, but the feat could help them understand the basic ... Read more...

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Jurupa Oak tree is world’s oldest organism at 13,000 years


December 24th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 24 (ANI): A new study has identified a tree as the world's oldest organism, which at 13,000 years, was already thousands of years old when the Egyptians built their pyramids ... Read more...

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Stem cells can be engineered to kill HIV


December 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have been successful in demonstrating that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells - ... Read more...

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Novel two-step chemical process makes cancer cells glow quickly, safely


September 25th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a two-step process that uses a chemical reaction to make live cancer cells light up quickly and safely.This attains significance because ... Read more...

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Watery asteroids may explain why life is left-handed


March 17th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that watery asteroids hurtling through the solar system gave a boost to left-handed proteins on Earth, which explains why life on our ... Read more...

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Meet the worlds only immortal creature!


January 27th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): In what is the first case of immortality in a living organism, scientists have recognized Turritopsis nutriculaas as the only known animal that is capable of rejuvenating ... Read more...

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Majority of bacteria may have descended from a land-dwelling ancestor


November 29th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): An analysis by two US scientists has determined that the majority of bacteria may have evolved on land from an early common ancestor three billion years ago.The ... Read more...

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Nano particles breach human skin, posing unknown hazards


October 1st, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Nanoparticles so tiny that a single strand of hair can accommodate 5,000 of them can breach the human skin with impunity.A team led by Lisa DeLouise at the ... Read more...

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Life may be hiding inside white-coloured meteorites on Mars


October 1st, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that scientists searching for life on Mars, should scout for white-coloured meteorites made of sedimentary rock. According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Artificial DNA may power future computers


July 7th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): In what may be used to revolutionise gene therapy and other futuristic high-tech advances in the near future, Japanese scientists have created the world's first DNA molecule ... Read more...

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Birds instinctively pick the healthiest fruit


May 26th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hamburg (Germany), May 26 (DPA) Birds instinctively choose the fruit which is healthy and shun less health-giving food options, German researchers have found. Given a choice, birds flock to fruits with the ... Read more...

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Gene from extinct Tasmanian tiger works in a mouse


May 20th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 20 (IANS) A gene extracted from the extinct Tasmanian tiger and inserted into a mouse - two widely disparate species - has, for the first time, been observed to be ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs might once again roam the Earth


May 20th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, May 20 (ANI): If scientists have their way, dinosaurs might once again roam the Earth, with the possibility arising after the DNA of the extinct Tasmanian tiger was injected and ... Read more...

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Sexually transmitted bacteria is the strongest organism ever


April 15th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 15 (ANI): Scientists from Columbia University in New York claim to have discovered the strongest living organism in the biological realm - gonorrhea bacterium.This sexually transmitted bug has a ... Read more...

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Bowel cancer risk governed by your race and country


March 31st, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by admin
London, March 31 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have shown that chances of getting cancer depends on an individual's country, by finding that genes linked to the deadly disease ... Read more...

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Scientists capture biggest, brightest 3D image of virus


March 6th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 6 (IANS) A Purdue University research team has captured the biggest, brightest and clearest three dimensional image of a virus, the tiniest ever micro-organism in existence. The image is only ... Read more...

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New technique achieves breakthrough in examining microscopic structures


March 6th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by admin
London , Mar 6 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University have achieved a major breakthrough in examining microscopic structures by using a technique called cryo-EM that has successfully given them images of a ... Read more...

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Non-invasive imaging method for diagnosing osteoarthritis developed


February 12th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A team of researchers at New York University and Tel Aviv University has created a non-invasive imaging method that can be used to diagnose and monitor a number ... Read more...

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Scientists create transparent zebrafish


February 7th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 7 (ANI): Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have created a zebrafish that is transparent throughout its life and hence could be used to examine various human processes.Zebrafish, being genetically ... Read more...

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