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‘Venom from snakes could save lives too’


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) Snake venom could become the source of life-saving drugs for cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, according to an Australian research.Gavin Huttley from The John Curtin ... 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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Scientist, designer create bodysuit to fend off malaria


May 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A scientist and a designer have created a fashionable hooded bodysuit for warding off mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, a disease that kills 655,000 people annually on ... Read more...

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World’s oldest blood found in 5,300-year-old body


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Scientists have discovered the world's oldest blood cells in the remains of a 5,300-year-old iceman found in Italy.The scientists found traces of blood around an arrow ... Read more...

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Leaves guide plant’s battle for sunlight


April 16th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A plant's primary weapon for survival is the ability to grow towards the light, getting just the amount it needs and shadowing its competition, says a ... Read more...

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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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Disarming bugs can combat antibiotic resistance


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Disarming harmful bugs could be a better way to combat antibiotic resistance than by killing them, says a new study. Research led by Monash University in ... Read more...

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Popcorn richer in antioxidants than many fruits


March 27th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Surprisingly, a popular snack like popcorn has plenty of eye popping goodness too -- it has nearly twice as much of antiodixants as many fruits and ... Read more...

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Immunise chicken to fight food-borne illness


March 26th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) The simple expedient of vaccinating chickens against the bug C. jejuni could cut down the incidence of food poisoning.If C. jejuni contaminated poultry is not prepared ... Read more...

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Molecular pathology boon for prenatal diagnosis: Expert


January 28th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Around half a million newborns in India suffer from congenital genetic disorders every year - the highest in the world - but advances like molecular ... Read more...

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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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Scientists establish fat as sixth human taste


January 16th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on the sixth basic taste that our tongues can detect -- fat -- after sweet, sour, salty, bitter and savoury. A team in ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel how nose differentiates smell


December 30th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Scientists have successfully unravelled how the nose -- our olfactory organ, with 350 different types of receptors -- can identify similar or different odours. "The receptor ... Read more...

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Drugs checkmating cancer may combat resistant bugs


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 23 (IANS) Drugs that checkmate cancer could also combat pathogens that have become highly resistant to antibiotics - a problem spreading globally. "Our study found that certain proteins, ... Read more...

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Worker ants can kill termites


December 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Worker ants from an African species can paralyse and kill termites from afar due to a potent venom they carry, reveals new research that could prove ... Read more...

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This is it - women’s immunity gene!


September 28th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Women can thank a single gene for enjoying better immunity and health than their male counterparts, new research says.The research, led by Claude Libert from Ghent ... Read more...

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Breath, sweat molecules to detect debris victims


September 12th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Molecules released by the breath, sweat and skin of human victims trapped in debris could allow portable sensors to rapidly detect their presence. The study examined ... Read more...

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No consensus on explosives used in Delhi blast


September 10th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) As investigators grappled for leads on Wednesday's Delhi High Court blast, not much headway was made into deciphering the deadly components of the bomb.Sources in ... 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...

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Scientists step closer to creating test tube intelligence


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have now taken a major step towards creating artificial intelligence, not in a robot or a silicon chip, but in a test tube.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect cancers early


June 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A simple urine test can help detect cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas much earlier than existing procedures.Researchers have identified key proteins in the urine ... Read more...

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Light sensitive drugs to target cancer


June 5th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new cancer treatment that uses light to target tumour cells, a method which promises greater effectiveness than available treatments. Scientists at the ... Read more...

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Optogenetics could one day be used to treat Parkinsons


May 4th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The invention of optogenetics tools has literally shed light on how our brains work, providing hope for a new treatment for neurological disorders such as Parkinsons.These 'tools' take ... Read more...

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Single gene’s mutations shaped our brain


April 29th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) A single gene may have structured the size and shape of the human brain's cerebral cortex, the seat of his intellect.The evolution of the ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind brain size and shape identified


April 29th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Medicine and three other universities conducted a genetic analysis on one Turkish family and two Pakistani families with offspring born with the ... Read more...

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Major advance in fight against autoimmune diseases and allergies


April 24th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): In a major advance in the treatment of autoimmune diseases and allergies, scientists at the RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) have identified the mechanism governing ... Read more...

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Now, a sensor film that changes colour to indicate spoiled food!


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have invented a sensor film that changes colour to show when fresh produce has gone off.The plastic film, developed by the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid ... Read more...

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Amazing car paint that covers up scratches


April 21st, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a car paint that smoothens any scratches or chips when placed under ultra violet light. The substance works because under a powerful lamp ... Read more...

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Simple blood test can now predict premature birth risk


April 19th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Until now, there was no way to predict a woman's chance of giving birth prematurely.A simple blood test taken during the second trimester of a pregnancy can ... Read more...

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Targeted photodynamic therapy offers hope for skin cancer patients


April 12th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): The latest research by UK and Swiss scientists has concluded that targeted photodynamic therapy could completely eradicate some models of cancer.The team linked light-sensitive molecules with antibodies that ... Read more...

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World’s smallest wedding rings from DNA created


April 12th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A just-married German researcher has created the world's smallest wedding rings from DNA strands.Prof Alexander Heckel and his doctoral student Thorsten Schmidt from the Goethe University interlocked the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify molecules that help propel cancer metastasis


April 9th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Researchers have identified a novel mechanism that can fight cancer spread by controlling the traffic of cells and fluid from tissues to lymphatic vessels.Harnessing this mechanism may help ... Read more...

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How DNA silencing can promote cancer formation


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A new study has explained how DNA silencing can promote cancer.Cells control which genes they express by multiple mechanisms, one of which is the direct modification of DNA ... Read more...

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Organic nanoparticle that uses sound, heat to treat tumors created


March 21st, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): An organic nanoparticle that is completely non-toxic, biodegradable and nimble in the way it uses light and heat to treat cancer and deliver drugs, has been created by ... Read more...

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Here come clues to long-term memory making


March 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) You may recall the exact shade of your beloved's eyes for years. But how do you do it? Answer to the question may have a bearing ... Read more...

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