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Fast test for severe form of food poisoning


November 10th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 10 (IANS) A fast and reliable new test under development could help people avoid a terrible type of food poisoning that comes from eating fish tainted with a ... Read more...

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Our body clock unchanged for millions of years


January 28th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) The inner clock that regulates the behaviour of all life forms has existed for millions of years - unchanged.The finding could shed light on a range of human ... Read more...

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New research explains remarkable preservation of African fossils


November 30th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A team of geologists from the University of Leicester's Department of Geology has solved the mystery of how an abundance of fossils have been marvellously preserved for nearly ... Read more...

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Underwater robot to collect information about Deepwater Horizon spill


May 30th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) in the US has sent an underwater robot to the Gulf of Mexico to gather information about the Deepwater Horizon spill.This ... Read more...

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Algae knew about quantum mechanics 2 bln yrs before humans


February 4th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): In a new study, a team of chemists from the University of Toronto in Canada have observed quantum mechanics at work in photosynthesis in marine algae, which suggests ... Read more...

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Soon, disposable batteries made from salt and paper


October 19th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 19 (ANI): A piece of wet, salty paper can make a battery that could actually hold up to one volt of electricity, say researchers.Swedish scientists hope that the new disposable ... Read more...

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Algae and pollen grains reveal sudden spike in Antarctica’s temperature 15.7 mln yrs ago


October 1st, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): A team of scientists has found evidence in the form of algae and pollen grains of a sudden, remarkably warm period in Antarctica that occurred about 15.7 million ... Read more...

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Diatoms can also drive large-scale phytoplankton bloom in southwest Indian Ocean


August 15th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the large-scale autumn bloom of microscopic marine algae known as phytoplankton in the southwest Indian Ocean was driven by diatoms ... Read more...

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Mysterious black goo drifting off Arctic coast identified as algae


July 21st, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A sample of the giant black mystery blob that Wainwright hunters discovered this month floating in the Chukchi Sea has been identified as algae.The blob is thick and ... Read more...

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Genes from tiny marine algae opens new avenues of research


April 11th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): By sequencing the DNA of two tiny marine algae, a team of scientists has opened up a myriad of possibilities for new research in algal physiology, plant biology, ... Read more...

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Dust deposited in oceans may carry elements fatal to marine algae


March 10th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): New findings have shown that some sources of dust that is deposited in oceans also carry toxic elements that can kill marine algae. Dust blown off the continents ... Read more...

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Soap-like foam produced by red tide algae caused American seabird deaths in 2007


February 21st, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Intensive investigation by scientists has determined that a massive red tide bloom of marine algae had produced a foamy soap-like substance that stripped the natural waterproofing from ... Read more...

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Billion-yr revision of plant evolution timeline may stem from discovery of lignin in marine algae


January 28th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A team of scientists has found lignin in marine algae, which may lead to a billion-year revision of the plant evolution timeline.Lignin, a principal component of wood, ... Read more...

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Marine algae may be future of biofuel development


January 5th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have determined that biofuel development is shifting from soil to sea, specifically to marine algae. Referred to as "green bullet", marine algae is considered as science ... Read more...

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Marine algae most promising bet for green fuel


January 5th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists see marine algae as the most promising bet for a green fuel that would help ease the dependence on fossil fuel and power vehicles of the future.Scripps ... Read more...

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Marine jelly balls can combat global warming


November 17th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have found a large number of marine jelly balls appearing off the Australian east coast that could be part of the planets mechanism for combating global ... Read more...

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Promising anti-cancer marine algae extract synthesized


August 21st, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Duke University chemists have come up with a way to synthesize a marine algae extract called largazole in sufficient quantities, to study its efficacy in inhibiting the ... Read more...

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Chemists synthesise promising anti-cancer product


August 21st, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) An efficient technique developed by chemists will help synthesise a marine algae extract in sufficient quantities to test its ability to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells.Researchers also ... Read more...

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Use biotechnology for green development: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw


August 19th, 2008 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Biotechnology provides a viable solution to almost every form of environmental damage and the government must pay more attention to it, says Biocon head Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.Delivering the ... Read more...

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Scientists find the key to virulence protein entry into host cells


August 5th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 5 (ANI): Scientists at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have discovered the region of a large family of virulence proteins in oomycete plant pathogens that enables ... Read more...

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Americas first inhabitants spread slowly and deliberately, not rapidly


May 10th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the peopling of the Americas was a much slower and deliberate process, rather than a blitzkrieg movement.Tom Dillehay, professor of anthropology ... Read more...

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Ancient seaweed confirms status of earliest known human settlement in America


May 9th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Ancient seaweed samples from the Monte Verde archaeological site in southern Chile has confirmed its status as the earliest known human settlement in the Americas, dating back ... Read more...

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New marine instrument can detect harmful algae in coastal waters


April 13th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Researchers and coastal managers detected a bloom of harmful marine algae in the Gulf of Mexico using an underwater microscope, which helped to prevent human consumption of ... Read more...

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Reduction in cloud cover amplified dino-era global warming


April 11th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that during the age of dinosaurs about 100 million years ago, a warming spell caused cloud cover to drastically decrease, which helped ... Read more...

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Weed-eating rabbit fish key to saving Great Barrier Reef from destruction


March 20th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Australian researchers have suggested that the voracious weed-eating rabbit fish might be the key to saving large sections of the Great Barrier Reef from devastation.Australian Research Council ... Read more...

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Prewarming triggered massive global warming 55 million years ago


December 20th, 2007 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has indicated that global warming 55 million years ago triggered a massive release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere which led to a huge spike ... Read more...

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