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Discovery shows statins could fight cancer


September 14th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A new discovery linking cholesterol with cancer shows how cholesterol busting drugs, or statins, can prevent cancer or supplement its existing treatments.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

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Bugs bask in sunlight to fight germs


August 26th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) A North American bug species basks in sunlight to fend off germs on the body, according to a new discovery.Western Boxelder Bugs (WBB), found largely in ... Read more...

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ONGC reports Q1 net profit of Rs.6,078 crore


August 11th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 11 (IANS) Public sector oil and gas producer ONGC Saturday reported a net profit growth of 48.4 percent at Rs.6,078 crore for the quarter ending June 30, ... Read more...

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Red meat could elevate bowel cancer risk


August 10th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Your fondness for red meat might increase your chances of developing bowel cancer due to large amounts of iron in it.The new discovery could open ... Read more...

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Brazil oil giant announces new find


August 4th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has announced the discovery of a new oil find at a deep-water well off the country's northeast coast.Petrobras said ... Read more...

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GM crops no longer safe from pests


June 21st, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Genetically modified (GM) crops may no longer be safe from the scrouge of pests, underscoring the importance of closely monitoring and countering pest resistance to biotech ... Read more...

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Breast milk antibodies help neutralize HIV


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Antibodies isolated from infected mothers' breast milk can inhibit the virus that causes AIDS, says a new discovery. HIV-1 can be transmitted from mother to child ... Read more...

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‘Low oxygen levels drive cancer growth’


May 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Low oxygen levels in cells, not genetic mutations, may fuel uncontrollable cancer growth, says a new discovery.If hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in cells, is proven ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm makes offshore crude find


March 21st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras said Tuesday it discovered a new "high-quality" oil accumulation off the coast of Sao Paulo state.The new find was ... Read more...

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Discovery could prevent deaths from severe flu outbreaks


March 1st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on a new discovery that may help prevent deaths from severe flu outbreaks and also lung injuries, especially among seemingly healthy people.Specifically, the ... Read more...

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Drug protects against fatality from extreme heat


January 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Help could be on the way for players or soldiers who are exposed to the risk of extreme heat sensitivity during practice sessions, thanks to a ... Read more...

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Male spiders eavesdrop to beat rivals


January 8th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Male spiders often eavesdrop on their rivals, using their 'secrets' to steal their mate, behaviour which is not uncommon in human society.As male wolf spiders go ... Read more...

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Wanderlust: On the road to self-discovery


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) It's 10 a.m. and an eatery at the New Delhi Railway Station is bursting at seams with travellers. Nishant Sinha, 23, is slurping his morning ... Read more...

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Blood test to tell whether anti-depressants work


December 16th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) In a brand new discovery in the field of psychiatry, scientists have found a new method by which it can be known whether an anti-depressant drug ... Read more...

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Bharat Petroleum, Videocon strike more gas off Mozambique


November 28th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) A natural gas exploration project off the shore of Mozambique has revealed additional reserves, according to Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), which holds a stake in the ... 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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Asteroids are linked to meteorites striking earth


September 18th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Asteroids in space are linked to meteorites that land on earth, a new discovery claims. Analysis of dust samples from an asteroid known as Itokawa has ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old palace discovered in Mexico


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) A team of Mexican specialists discovered remnants of a 2,000-year-old Mayan palace at an archaeological site in the southeastern state of Chiapas."The discovery constitutes the ... Read more...

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Sotheby’s to auction portrait of Nana Phadnavis


June 30th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) An 18th century portrait of one of the most important Indian historical statesmen, Nana Phadnavis, will be auctioned by Sotheby's in London, the auction house ... Read more...

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A tap of finger to charge your iPad


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Thanks to a new discovery, a simple tap from your finger may be enough to charge portable devices like mobile phones and iPads.Simon Ruffell from the ... Read more...

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Electric charges can turn materials hard or soft in seconds


June 7th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Now smart materials can turn hard or soft within seconds, according to a startling new discovery. Similarly, hard and brittle matter can become soft and malleable ... Read more...

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A new discovery can double submarine speeds


May 30th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 30 (IANS) A discovery by Australian scientists could potentially open up ways for sea vessels like submarines to go much faster under water. A team led by a ... Read more...

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1 drug, many targets may be the future of healing!


April 29th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new discovery by researchers from the University of California San Diego and the City University of New York (CUNY) has provided hope for the development of a ... Read more...

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Scientists develop technique for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new technique by which Alzheimer's disease can be detected in its earliest stages.Scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow developed the technique based ... Read more...

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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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World’s first comprehensive human brain atlas released


April 13th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): The Allen Institute for Brain Science has launched the world's first anatomically and genomically comprehensive human brain map.The invention, a previously unthinkable feat, was made possible through leading-edge ... Read more...

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New discovery explains link between epilepsy and fragile X syndrome


April 13th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): The discovery of a potential mechanism may now help explain how individuals with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, often develop epilepsy.Scientists at ... Read more...

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New ‘Nanobody’ agents help identify patients who will benefit from breast cancer drugs


April 12th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has suggested that new "Nanobody" agents can help physicians identify patients most likely to benefit from breast cancer drug therapies.If the compound, called "Nanobody", proves effective ... Read more...

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13 more bodies found in mass graves in northern Mexico


April 8th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by BNO News
TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican authorities on Fridya announced that 13 more bodies were located in mass graves in Tamaulipas state, northeastern Mexico.According to El Universal newspaper, the new discovery was ... Read more...

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New drug target for inflammatory bowel disease found


April 1st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified IL-23, a cytokine used by the immune system to ward off disease, as a major contributor to the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new discovery raises ... Read more...

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Killer spiders prey on insects that use vibration to woo mates


March 30th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Insects wanting to attract a mate are at risk of being eaten alive by killer spiders, according to a new study.Cardiff University scientists have discovered that the ... Read more...

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Marine bacteria digest plastic


March 29th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): Previous research has shown that marine microbes could beat plastic pollution.Now, marine microbiologist Tracy Mincer of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and his colleagues have ... Read more...

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Scientists zap raging fire with electric power


March 28th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) A curtain of flame obstructs firefighters trying to rescue a family trapped inside a burning house. One with a special backpack steps to the front, points ... Read more...

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‘Holy Grail’ of science, world’s first practical ‘artificial leaf’ unveiled


March 28th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have finally developed the world's first practical artificial leaf that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight at an ... Read more...

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New discovery allows electricity to be used to extinguish fires


March 28th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists have revealed a new discovery that involves electricity being used to extinguish fires.The discovery could support a new genre of fire-fighting devices, including sprinkler systems that suppress ... Read more...

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