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Atom’s shadow clicked for first time


July 4th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Scientists have been able to click the shadow of a single atom for the very first time -- an unprecedented feat crowning efforts lasting more than ... Read more...

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3D microscopy to help crack Alzheimer’s secrets


February 19th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Scientists have edged closer to cracking Parkinson's and Alzheimer's secrets with the help of cutting edge 3D microscopy. Underwritten by neural network algorithms (artificial intelligence), the ... Read more...

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Scientists image working brain cell in real time


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Scientists have, for the very first time, recorded live yet detailed images of the nerve cells in the brain of a mouse.Stefan Hell's team at the ... Read more...

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Sputum test best to detect TB: Azad


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A sputum test is the "best available" means to detect tuberculosis (TB) rather than a blood test, which has been termed "unreliable" by the ... Read more...

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Awareness programmes mark World Tuberculosis Day in Delhi


March 24th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): Indian capital New Delhi marked World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with various awareness programmes on Thursday.Delhi's Finance and Power Minister A K Walia, who was the chief guest ... Read more...

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Scientists find trigger behind spread of cancer


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the secrets behind the spread of cancer -- a protein that helps the disease thrive and spread through the body, besides aiding ... Read more...

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New protein drives prostate cancer cells to ’suicide’


February 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists have identified a protein that halts growth of prostate cancer cells and even drives them to commit 'suicide'.A drug that boosts levels of the protein, called FUS, ... Read more...

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Smart laser technology could make cancer biopsies painless


February 1st, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 02 (ANI): Scientists at Michigan State University are developing a smart laser technology that could make biopsies painless and noninvasive in the future.To test for skin cancer, patients today must ... Read more...

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Giant rats detect TB more accurately than commonly used techniques


December 15th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study found that trained giant African rats increased positive TB detection rates by 44 percent over microscopy, the most commonly-used technique for diagnosing TB.The study, utilizing ... Read more...

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Cheek swabs could help detect lung cancer early


October 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Researchers have thought up a new method to detect lung cancer - by shining light on cell swabs from patients' cheeks.The technique - called partial wave spectroscopic (PWS) ... Read more...

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Mummy tattoos offer clues to ancient acupuncture-like healing therapy


October 9th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Experts have identified that mysterious circle tattoos on a Peruvian mummy contained burned plant material-a feat that sheds light on a possible ancient healing practice that may have ... Read more...

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TB cases down in India


August 13th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is showing a declining trend as a result of the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), parliament was told Friday. "The estimated ... Read more...

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Observing cells in 3-D could reveal new cancer targets


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Studying cells in 3-D could reveal new cancer targets, according to a new research.The research, led by Johns Hopkins University engineers, appears in the June issue of Nature ... Read more...

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New coating process reveals hard-to-develop fingerprints


May 12th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A new coating process may be able to reveal hard-to-retrieve fingerprints on nonporous surfaces without altering the chemistry of the print, say researchers.Penn State professors have developed this ... Read more...

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New discovery can speed up development of Parkinson’s drugs


November 19th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research have made a novel discovery that can speed up the development of more effective Parkinson's drugs.People with Parkinson's Disease suffer ... Read more...

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Monkey malaria infects and kills humans also


September 15th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 15 (IANS) A parasite suspected to infect monkeys is now the fifth most common cause of malaria in humans, a new study says. Malaria kills more than a million people ... Read more...

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Novel nanoscopic probes can help locate and directly attack cancer cells


March 17th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A Purdue University claims to have developed probes that can help pinpoint the location of tumours, and may some day be used to directly attack cancer cells. ... Read more...

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Soon, planes to sport wings made of glass


June 23rd, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Planes of the future may have wings made of metallic glasses, thanks to a major breakthrough in understanding the nature of glass by scientists at the University ... Read more...

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Electron microscope as small as a chip may one day give four times the detail


June 14th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Scientists are working on an electron microscope, small enough to fit onto a fingertip, which they reckon would be four times more powerful than the best microscopes ... Read more...

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Scientists develop faster, cheaper technique to detect malaria


April 28th, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 28 (ANI): Soon, it will be possible to detect malaria in less than a minute, thanks to researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Coventry , who have ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how stealthy HIV protein gets into cells


March 18th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A team of researchers involving an Indian origin boffin has solved the mystery of how stealthy HIV protein gets into cells.Boffins have known for quite some time ... Read more...

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