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Growling dogs could merely be depressed


July 19th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Dogs that growl and bite people might not be naturally hostile, but are merely depressed, says a new research. Scientists, who studied badly behaved pets concluded that they ... Read more...

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‘Psychedelic’ maize may boost crop and bio-fuel yields


June 8th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists have identified new genes in maize, which promote carbohydrate export from leaves. These genes could increase crop yields and the amount of bio-fuel that can be derived ... Read more...

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Some antiviral drugs could make diseases worse


January 14th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Some antiviral drugs can make viruses stronger instead of killing them, a new study claims.Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin insist that in some cases medications ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to understanding why leopards can’t change their spots


January 14th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Scientists appear to be one step closer to understanding why leopards can't change their spots after demonstrating the involvement of at least three different genes in the emergence ... Read more...

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New discovery could make plants disease resistant and high-yielding


November 22nd, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown how a family of genes are responsible for production of ethylene gas, a discovery that could make plants disease resistant, able ... Read more...

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Genes that can tame wild beasts identified


June 9th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A team of German, Russian, and Swedish scientists have found genetic regions that are responsible for animal tameness.Reporting their work in the June 2009 issue of the ... Read more...

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Does genetic priming guide selection of sex partners?


April 8th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Why do some females prefer certain males for mating? A team of American and Australian scientists, in experiments with fruit flies, has discovered that 'genetic priming' may be ... Read more...

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Canine couture can be hazardous for pet pooches


January 11th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): Animal welfare experts have warned that dog owners who dress their pets are putting them at risk of overheating.Dog disguises are pitched as a piece of ... Read more...

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