molecular biophysics

Scientists trick bacteria to turn against themselves

February 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have found a way of tricking bacteria into turning against themselves, potentially opening the way for better treatments.They found that bacteria employs toxins to hijack or kill ... Read more...

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Understanding efficacy of current drugs and paving way for new ones

October 22nd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Institute of Molecular Biophysics at Florida State University and researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah are close to ... Read more...

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Supercomputer simulations offer insights into the origin of life

October 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists are using supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to unravel how nucleic acids could have contributed to the origins of life.A research ... Read more...

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Indian-born scientist gets Nobel, lauded for ’saving lives’ (Fourth Lead)

October 7th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 7 (IANS) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, an Indian-born scientist, was Wednesday awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry along with two others, for showing the world exactly how information contained ... Read more...

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New ‘on-off switch’ mechanism stops cancer’s spread in mice

September 24th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Scientists have shed light on an "on-off switch" mechanism that can help stop cancer in its tracks.Experts at Yale School of Medicine and Sichuan University, China, experimented ... Read more...

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Why decades-long AIDS vaccine search hasn’t been fruitful

April 23rd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Although research seeking a plausible AIDS vaccine has been going on for decades, scientists have not made a breakthrough till date. Now, researchers have explained why anti-HIV antibodies ... Read more...

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In Argentina, a fungus that produces diesel

November 4th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a fungus that produces a new kind of diesel fuel, describing the find as promising.The discovery may offer an alternative to fossil fuels, said Gary ... Read more...

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Life may be hiding inside white-coloured meteorites on Mars

October 1st, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that scientists searching for life on Mars, should scout for white-coloured meteorites made of sedimentary rock. According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Yale University students discover treasure trove of biodiversity in Amazon rain forest

August 24th, 2008 - 10:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 24 (ANI): A group of students from Yale University have discovered dozens of potentially beneficial bioactive microorganisms within plants they collected in the Amazon rain forest, including several so ... Read more...

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Scientists put the bite on mosquitoes

January 17th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Mosquito bites have many times proved fatal for human beings. But if researchers from The University of Arizona in Tucson have their way, one-day mosquito bites may prove ... Read more...

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Samir Brahmachari takes charge as CSIR Director General

November 14th, 2007 - 10:35 am ICT by admin

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