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Microbe’s ‘weird chemistry’ discovered


August 31st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) The oxygen-rich waters of the oceans alone account for a maximum of four percent of Earth's methane. But now researchers have identified the cause as a ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully weigh single molecule


August 27th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) After devoting 12 years to the project, scientists have fabricated the first-ever device to measure molecules one at a time.California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers said ... Read more...

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Human urine can be used to reduce pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Apart from oceans, soil, rocks and trees, human and animal urine can also absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and help reduce pollution, says a Spanish researcher.Absorbing CO2 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hormone free male pill closer to reality


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a small molecule that may offer the first effective and hormone-free contraception for males, ever since the development of condoms.The study shows that ... Read more...

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Juice from potato cures ulcers


August 9th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Juice from the humble potato could treat gastric ulcers, thanks to its unique anti-bacterial properties, says a new research.A Manchester University microbiology team now hopes the ... Read more...

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New approach to minimise skin scarring


July 9th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 9 (IANS) Ugly scars whether from surgery or battle wounds can affect both body and mind. New research offers a strategy to smooth out scarring."Scars can be ... Read more...

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Bugs filch copper to spread urinary infections


July 9th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Bugs causing serious urinary tract infections stay ahead of the immune system by filching copper to prevent the metal from being used against them, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New drugs to kill cancers minus side-effects


May 21st, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 21 (IANS) A new class of drugs which kills cancers but causes minimal side-effects is being developed by researchers. "These new agents attack a fundamental characteristic of cancer ... Read more...

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Liver cancer can be caused by excess growth hormone


April 14th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 14 (IANS) In a major discovery, Austrian scientists have found that the overproduction of a growth hormone can cause liver cancer.The scientists at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New shot could reverse arthritis


April 8th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of a new molecule kartogenin may help encourage damaged cartilage regenerate and reverse debilitating conditions like arthritis. Currently these is no cure for the ... Read more...

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TCG Lifesciences to foray into bio-tech medicine


February 16th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Kolkata-based contract research company TCG Lifesciences will foray into the field of bio-tech medicine in the next two years, a top company official said Thursday."We are ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists isolate key to malaria’s ‘invisibility cloak’


January 19th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A molecule may be the key to malaria's 'invisibility cloak' and its identification will help explain how the parasite manages to evade the human immune system ... Read more...

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Plant found with built-in drought alarm


January 13th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) A signal found in plants could act as a drought alarm, allowing them to adapt to such extreme conditions.Scientists stumbled on the signal while trying to ... Read more...

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Eating less keeps the brain young


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Overeating can age your brain while eating less activates a molecule that keeps it young, reveals a study.A team of researchers from Catholic University of Sacred ... Read more...

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Can caring mothers prevent drug use?


December 10th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) While mothers' crucial role in their children's upbringing is well known, an attentive, nurturing mother can be the key in helping her children resist temptations of ... Read more...

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Caring mom can keep kids away from drugs


December 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) A caring mother could insulate her children from drug addiction later in life.Researchers from Australia's University of Adelaide and Duke University in the US showed for ... Read more...

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Single-molecule car unveiled


November 10th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amsterdam, Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dutch scientists have unveiled the world’s tiniest car which is just a single molecule big. The remote-controlled vehicle is powered by electrical impulses and it is capable ... Read more...

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‘Bouncer’ protein halts rheumatoid arthritis


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how the immune cells of rheumatoid arthritis patients become hyperactive and attack their joints and bones. It is because these cells lose ... Read more...

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New laser can detect roadside bombs


September 18th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Lasers may pick out roadside bombs and help in identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs), often used by terrorists, new research says.Marcos Dantus, chemistry professor at ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest electric motor unveiled


September 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Chemists have created the world's tiniest electric motor, which is no bigger than a molecule.The development may potentially pave the way for a new class of ... Read more...

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Oxygen molecules detected in Orion constellation


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) For the first time, molecular variety of Oxygen has been discovered in space in Orion constellation of stars which forms clouds.While atomic oxygen has been long ... Read more...

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Wrongly produced green biofuels can be harmful


July 31st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Replacing petrol and diesel with plant-based biofuels may be crucial in curbing climate change but the manufacture of such fuels could leave hazardous chemicals, new research ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Circuits will be shrunk to sand grain’s size


July 21st, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Scientists are edging towards 'single-molecule electronics', which would shrink circuits in computers, smart phones, audio players and other devices to the size of a sand grain.Their ... Read more...

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Elusive memory molecule identified


June 27th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Do you have a tough time figuring out where you placed your car keys or recalling names at a cocktail party? Researchers have now pinpointed the ... Read more...

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Snobbish bugs prefer coffee for beverage


June 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Human beings may have made a cult out of drinking caffeine, but now it seems they are not the only species doing it.Four different strains of ... Read more...

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Silencing ‘hedgehog’ molecule halts cancer


June 6th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Breast cancer cells are known to create the conditions for their own survival by communicating their needs to the healthy cells surrounding them.Now researchers have identified ... Read more...

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New tool to spy on molecules in live cells


May 22nd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The ability to peer at single biological molecules in a living cell is something that has long been a dream of researchers. However, a novel technique, ... Read more...

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New treatment could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries


May 4th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Rutgers scientists have developed an innovative new treatment that could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries, promote tissue healing and minimize pain.After a spinal cord injury ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

EPO doping ‘can cut cerebral malaria related deaths’


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): EPO- the doping drug known from professional cycling- can significantly reduce cerebral malaria related deaths, according to the researchers at the University of Copenhagen.When more than 700,000 people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecule able to fight brain cancer found


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Extending the hope to live longer than expected for patients suffering from brain cancer, a team of scientists has found a molecule that is able ... Read more...

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Lincoln pharma launches ear injection


April 14th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 14 (IANS) City-based Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd (LPL) Thursday announced its launch of an injection for the treatment of tinnitus - or the sensation of ringing in the ear.According ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘likely to upset key gene clock in cardiovascular system’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta have found that that obesity might shut down a key gene clock that regulates the ... Read more...

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Common drug can reduce death due to bleeding


March 28th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Many lives are lost due to intense bleeding after an accident and treatment given within an hour is most critical. A common drug can effectively ... Read more...

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New injectable drug hailed as milestone in treating deadly skin cancer


March 26th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A breakthrough cancer drug has been given the go-ahead to treat late-stage melanoma.The injectable drug Yervoy hailed as the first to prolong the lives of patients with melanoma ... Read more...

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Turmeric molecule ‘can spot explosives’


March 25th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Scientists in the US say that the main chemical in the curry spice turmeric could be the basis for cheap explosives detectors.The curcumin molecule is already well-known ... Read more...

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