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Biocompatible gel to replace damaged cartilage


September 6th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Experts in mechanics, materials science and tissue engineering at Harvard have created an extremely stretchable biocompatible gel that could replace damaged cartilage in human joints.Called a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Neanderthals ate vegetables, used plants as medicine


July 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Neanderthals were more sophisticated than they have been credited with. This has been corroborated by the first ever evidence that suggests they cooked plants for food ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate gene that protects against Alzheimer’s


July 13th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) DNA screening of nearly 2,000 people has helped identify a mutated gene which could help protect against Alzheimers, potentially paving the way to a new therapy.Mimicking ... Read more...

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Sea less vulnerable to CO2 13 mn years ago: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are linked to rising ocean temperatures -- but the seas were not so sensitive to the gas around 13 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

A breakthrough in Alzhemier’s or Parkinson’s treatment?


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Injecting a protein into the brain could protect its nerve cells from prion disease, a condition which causes the brain to wither away, says a new ... Read more...

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New nanosponge can clean seas of oil spills


April 17th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) US scientists have innovated a nanosponge that can sweep the seas clean of oil spills and minimise ecological damage to marine life.The airy nanosponges also conduct ... Read more...

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Climatic conditions on early earth similar to current ones


December 1st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The atmosphere on our planet just 500 million years after its creation was not a methane-filled wasteland as believed, but surprisingly much closer to the current ... Read more...

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Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... Read more...

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Discovery on measles could spur less toxic cancer cure


November 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) A new discovery about the measles virus, arguably the most virulent pathogen which afflicts 10 million children worldwide, could also help spur less toxic cancer treatments.The ... Read more...

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Heat sensors help bats home in on blood sources


August 4th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) A sensitive, heat-detecting molecule covering nerve endings on their noses is the reason how vampire bats know which part of the victim's skin to home on ... 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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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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Flashing brain with light can erase fear


March 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Suffering from panic attacks and anxiety? Help may be at hand as researchers have pinpointed a brain mechanism that makes individuals fearless.The condition can severely damage ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Jurassic era bugs still alive in salt crystals


March 9th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon an exciting find -- microbes from the Jurassic era are still alive in salt crystals.Eighteen years ago, "Jurassic Park" thrilled the world ... Read more...

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Model to predict volcanic eruptions


February 24th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) As explosive volcanoes produce tremors at similar frequencies for minutes, days or weeks before they erupt, researchers have developed a way to predict these eruptions.A model developed by ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene that triggers violent anger


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that could trigger violent anger under alcohol's influence. They sequenced the DNA of a number of impulsive volunteers and compared those ... Read more...

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Perry gets irritated if sleep deprived


September 11th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry says she can be bitchy if she has not slept well. The "California Gurls" singer, who is engaged to Russell Brand, says she gets grouchy ... Read more...

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China jails Tibetan property tycoon for life


August 13th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.13 (ANI): China has sentenced a Tibetan property tycoon to life imprisonment without providing details of the charges, said to be mainly political in nature.Reports from Beijing said that the ... Read more...

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Halle Berry keen to expand brood with boyfriend


March 31st, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry is keen to expand her family with boyfriend Gabriel Aubry but fears she's too old to have more kids. The 42-year-old star has ... Read more...

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Singer Estelle admits she throws tantrums


February 20th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) British singer Estelle says she throws a tantrum at her staff everyday and won't be surprised if they hate her. Estelle confessed that she throws a tantrum at her ... Read more...

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