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Earth’s oldest crater found in Greenland


June 29th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Geo-scientists have stumbled upon a vast, 100 km-wide crater in Greenland resulting from a massive asteroid hit a billion years before any other known collision on ... Read more...

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Laser ensures food is fresh


October 21st, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Bread, fruit juice and many other foods are packaged in protective gas which extends their shelf life. But there is currently no good method to check ... Read more...

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Children make for better eye witnesses


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Children who witness crimes are better at accurately recounting them than adults, a study says. This has been borne out in a study by psychologist Gunilla ... Read more...

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Stone crafting developed human brain 80,000 years ago


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Advanced crafting of stone spearheads helped develop new ways of human thinking and behaviour. The technology took a long time to acquire, required step by step ... Read more...

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Study finds changes in solar activity affect local climate


December 9th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): There is a lot of debate about whether the sun's activity could have influenced the earth's climate over thousands or millions of years.Now, Swedish researchers have revealed ... Read more...

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Scientist reveals why tanned women live longer


December 5th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Women who regularly sunbathe tend to live longer, says a leading oncologist.Vitamin D produced by the body while tanning gives vital protection against blood clots, diabetes and some ... Read more...

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Women who sunbathe regularly ‘live longer’


December 4th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A leading cancer specialist has claimed that women who regularly sunbathe live longer.Hakan Olsson's claims are based on a study of 40,000 women.The expert, who works in the ... Read more...

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Variety in food could cut down risk of diseases


October 19th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) A wide range of food that contains anti-oxidants, wholegrains and vital fatty acids can cut the risk of illnesses like heart disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes.Scientists found that ... Read more...

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Variety in meals holds key to a long and healthy life


October 18th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Food containing anti-oxidants, wholegrains and vital fatty acids are likely to cut the risk of killer illnesses including heart disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes, a new study has suggested.Scientists ... Read more...

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Butter may be better for you than olive oil


February 10th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Butter may be good for you after all, claims a new study.The research by Lund University in Sweden shows that butter leads to considerably less elevation of blood ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for controlling viral infection identified


February 6th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have identified a potential therapeutic target for controlling viral infection.Within a virus's tiny exterior is a store of energy waiting to be unleashed. ... Read more...

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New discovery may help deal with bedbug infestation


December 14th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists from Lund University in Sweden have made a novel discovery that may help deal with bedbug infestation.According to lead researcher Camilla Ryne, bedbugs are notoriously undiscerning about ... Read more...

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Scientists show nanowire biocompatibility in brain


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): In a bid to test brain's biocompatibility towards nanotechnology, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have managed for the first time to carry out successful experiments involving the ... Read more...

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‘Gecko vision’ could open way to futuristic cameras, contact lenses


May 8th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Nocturnal geckos are among the very few living creatures able to see colours at night, which scientists could harness to develop better cameras and contact lenses. The key ... Read more...

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Gecko-inspired multifocal contact lenses, cameras on the anvil


May 8th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Scientists are all set to harness the mechanism behind nocturnal geckos' unique ability to see colours at night, in making multifocal contact lenses and better cameras.Researchers at Lund ... Read more...

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Vehicular pollutants stick to the lung more than other smoke, dust particles


April 2nd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 2 (ANI): In what may lead to a change in the way air pollution is evaluated, scientists at Lund University in Sweden have shown that the tiny particles from traffic ... Read more...

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Permafrost likely to shrink in northern Sweden


February 21st, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study by researchers from Lund University in Sweden has determined that permafrost is thawing in northern Sweden, because of warmer summers and more winter precipitation.According ... Read more...

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Potential new weapon against HIV identified


January 13th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified a potentially new weapon in battle against HIV infection "C blood types.Researchers from Canadian Blood Services, The Hospital for ... Read more...

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People with amputated arm can experience prosthetic hand as their own


December 12th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A research team at Karolinska Institutet and Lund University in Sweden has successfully induced people with an amputated arm to experience a prosthetic rubber hand as belonging ... Read more...

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Arctic tundra releases annual icy burps that cause spike in methane levels


December 10th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Scientists have attributed the mysterious atmospheric methane levels spike at the start of every winter to huge icy burps let out by the Arctic tundra every year.According ... Read more...

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Long talks on cell phones may impair memory


December 7th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Long talks on cell phones can have an adverse impact on memory, say researchers.In the study involving rat models, researchers from the Division of Neurosurgery, Lund University, ... Read more...

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New methods identify, manipulate ”newborn” cells in Parkinsons patients


September 4th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centres Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Lund University in Sweden have developed new methods that may help in identifying and manipulating ''newborn'' cells ... Read more...

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PSA test can predict aggressive prostate cancer up to 25 years in advance


February 15th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York and Lund University in Sweden have found that a single prostate specific antigen (PSA) test before the age of ... Read more...

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