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Roads speed up deadly superbug spread


September 30th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Villages along the roads had greater presence of resistant strains of E. coli bug than rural clusters away from roads, says a new study.The study shows ... Read more...

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Model shows promise to develop therapies for protein folding diseases


April 28th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A computer analysis has shown promise for helping develop therapies for some major diseases.The analysis by two University of Michigan researchers showed that by rescuing proteins that have ... Read more...

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Scientists create jewel-toned organic phosphorescent crystals


February 15th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have created a new class of material that shines with phosphorescence, which they say could lead to cheaper, more efficient and flexible display screens, ... Read more...

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Kids often exposed to imaging procedures that use radiation


January 4th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study led by University of Michigan researchers has shown that parents and doctors need to exercise caution before children are exposed to radiation during imaging procedures."Imaging ... Read more...

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It could be possible to create matter, antimatter from vacuum, say experts


December 9th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A combination of ultra-high-intensity laser beam and a two-mile-long particle accelerator could be used to create something out of nothing, according to University of Michigan researchers.Their equations that ... Read more...

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American researchers unearth mammoth’s tusk


June 7th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have unearthed a mammoth's tusk at Morrison Lake Country Club in Saranac.The clue will help with the research of the Morrison Lake Country Club ... Read more...

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Tart cherries reduce inflammation, risk for heart disease


April 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Tart cherries do have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, claims a new study by Michigan researchers.The researchers used a "whole food" approach to find that a cherry-enriched diet not only ... Read more...

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Now, microfluidic integrated circuit to enable home diagnostic tests


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): In a bid to simplify lab-on-a-chip devices for quicker, cheaper and more portable medical tests, University of Michigan researchers have created microfluidic integrated circuits.Just as electronic circuits intelligently ... Read more...

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Even bosses snub the doctor’s orders


March 3rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that only 68 percent of corporate executives in the US took their cholesterol lowering medication as prescribed by a doctor.Overall, the executives who ... Read more...

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Small family farms in tropics can feed the hungry and preserve biodiversity


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Two University of Michigan researchers have determined that small, family-owned farms can produce lots of food while preserving biodiversity in the world's remaining tropical forests.In many tropical ... Read more...

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Painkiller weakens anti-clotting action of aspirin


December 15th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): People who take painkiller Celebrex and also take a low-dose aspirin tablet daily to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke might not be getting enough protection ... Read more...

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Fish don’t get their food from trees, say scientists


November 25th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): A new research has rejected a study which had suggested that fish get almost 50 percent of their carbon from trees and leaves.The research from the University of ... Read more...

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New pathways to metabolise sexual assault drug found


November 21st, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Date-rape drug-4-hydroxybutyrate (4-HB)-can be metabolised by the human body in more than one ways, according to a new study.Ohio and Michigan researchers have determined new routes by which ... Read more...

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New magnetron may help military radar systems defeat enemy electronics


September 17th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): Researchers funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) at the University of Michigan, US, invented a new type of magnetron that may be used by ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘molecular GPS’ to help probe aging and disease processes


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Michigan researchers have developed a powerful new GPS-like tool to identify proteins that are affected by a chemical process that is key to aging and disease development.The probe, ... Read more...

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Young women exercise less than male counterparts: Study


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new study by University of Michigan researchers has shown that young women in their '20s consistently exercise less than young men, despite mounting public health concerns about ... Read more...

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Strain on the brain, not the muscles, triggers knee injuries


July 25th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A strain on the brain, and not the muscles, is what plays a major role in causing ACL knee injuries, according to a study.Suggesting a shift from performance-based ... Read more...

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Virtual world avatars provide clues to how trends spread


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers in the US are analysing information regarding the virtual world Second Life avatars to study how trends or "gestures" spread across this online community. ... Read more...

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Gene involved in pancreatic cancer identified


March 3rd, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have identified a gene called ATDC that is overexpressed in 90 percent of pancreatic cancers.The expression of the gene called, Ataxia Telangiectasia Group ... Read more...

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Artificial human bone marrow may revolutionise drug testing


December 23rd, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have created artificial bone marrow that can continuously make red and white blood cells, showing the possibility of simplifying procedures for testing drugs ... Read more...

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Tart cherries can lower heart disease risk (re-issue)


October 26th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study by University of Michigan researchers has linked tart cherries, one of today''s hottest ''Super Fruits,'' to lowering risk factors for heart disease. Besides lowering ... Read more...

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Tart cherries can lower heart disease risk


October 24th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study by University of Michigan researchers has linked tart cherries to lowering risk factors for heart disease.Besides lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation, the study ... Read more...

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New ”fingerprinting” method tracks mercury emissions from coal


October 9th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have developed a new tool that uses natural "fingerprints" in coal to track down sources of mercury emissions polluting the environment. Mercury is a ... Read more...

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Now, a computer guardian to protect users from undiscovered bugs


October 2nd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have come up with a system that can enable computer chips to work around all functional bugs, including the ones that have not ... Read more...

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Even one bout of exercise can improve obese peoples metabolic health


September 27th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 27 (ANI): A study on five American women suggests that even one bout of exercise can help overweight people improve their metabolic health, and prevent obesity-related complications like diabetes. ... Read more...

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Iron-moving malfunction linked to Alzheimer’’s, Parkinson’’s and ageing


September 23rd, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers say that irregularities in the movement of iron in cells may underlie a disease known as Type IV mucolipidosis (ML4), the symptoms of ... Read more...

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Paper wasps never forget faces


September 23rd, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): Paper wasps can remember their meeting with an individual for at least a week, even after interacting with many others in the meantime, say University of Michigan ... Read more...

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Sweaty people less prone to exercise-induced asthma


September 8th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 8 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have found that people who make more sweat while exercising are less prone to asthma than others. Research leader Dr. Warren Lockette says ... Read more...

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Exposure to lead accelerates ageing by 6yrs


September 1st, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 1 (ANI): Lead might have been banned from petrol in many parts of the globe, but millions of people will grow old faster than they should because of past ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug may reduce insomnia, carvings in alcoholics


August 4th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have found that an epilepsy drug might reduce insomnia, and help alcoholics become sober again.Alcoholics are highly likely to suffer from chronic ... Read more...

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Microchip gets thinner, consumes 10 times less power


June 14th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) A microchip that consumes 30,000 times less power in sleep mode and 10 times less power in active mode than existing chips has been developed. Named Phoenix Processor, ... Read more...

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Microchip sets record of using 30,000 times less power in sleep mode


June 14th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have developed a low-power microchip that uses 30,000 times less power in sleep mode, and 10 times less power in active mode, as ... Read more...

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Husbands create an extra seven hours of housework a week for their wives


April 5th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): This might not come as a surprise to married women who can't figure out why they always have so much housework, for a new research has found ... Read more...

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Social pressure helps raise voter turnout


March 14th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 14 (IANS) There is a message here for election campaigners in India, at least in urban centres: direct mail campaigns not only improve voter turnout but are cheaper than door-to-door ... Read more...

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Scientists develop small molecule that promises potential cancer drug


March 4th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 4 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers claim to have made a small molecule which is effective at inhibiting the interaction between the tumour suppressor protein p53 and another protein that ... Read more...

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