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Ultra low cost scanner reveals foetal defects


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) A hand-held scanner, costing as low as 40 pounds and of the size of a computer mouse, if plugged into any computer can reveal vital information ... Read more...

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‘Seaweed bacteria more effective than toothpaste’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Brushing teeth with an enzyme extracted from a bacteria found in seaweed could be more effective than toothpaste in the fight against tooth decay, a British ... Read more...

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Ocean ‘green rust’ could scrape toxic metals


June 27th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A rare kind of mineral known as "green rust", which could be used to scape toxic metals and radioactive species from the environment, also played a ... Read more...

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One in eight British adults dies of alcohol


May 17th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) One in eight deaths of British adults under the age of 64 is caused due to alcohol, an international conference on tackling problem drinking has been ... Read more...

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Pregnant diabetics more prone to birth defect: Study


April 5th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have birth defects than women without the condition, a study by a Britain-based major research-intensive university said ... Read more...

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‘Living’ microbot to detect diseases in future


March 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Scientists are developing a tiny bot prototype that can act like a living organism to identify diseases within the human body.Called Cyberplasm, it will combine advanced ... Read more...

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Are we programmed to be fat in the womb?


March 16th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) If the extra pounds you are saddled with don't go away no matter what you do, the reason maybe your mother.Research suggests a mother's lifestyle can ... Read more...

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Britain’s Princess Beatrice wants ‘real job’


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Princess Beatrice, fifth-in-line to the British throne, will not be performing royal duties for the queen but wants to get an actual job.The 23-year-old elder daughter ... Read more...

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Superbugs from space can provide extra energy


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Superbugs from space could help provide extra energy for our needs, being highly efficient in generating electricity. B. Stratosphericus - a bug commonly concentrated in the ... Read more...

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Digi-pen gives old cheques new life


February 13th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) An electronic cheque revives the traditional system of payment, minus the hassles of processing and transport costs, which vex both banks and retailers no end.Each new ... Read more...

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Diabetic women likely to deliver babies with defects


February 6th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Diabetic women who become pregnant are four times more likely than other women to deliver babies with birth defects, which include heart disease and spina bifida, ... Read more...

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Healing damaged liver tissues


December 5th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Damaged liver tissues, which cause scars, can bring on cirrhosis -- where the organ is unable to clean blood or produce vital hormones and clotting agents. ... Read more...

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A love of reading ensures flying start at school


July 3rd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Parents who foster a love of reading in their children early on are ensuring they get off to a flying start at school, a research claims. ... Read more...

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Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer


June 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A breast cancer wonder drug could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours.Newcastle University researchers said a family of cancer drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, ... Read more...

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Some HIV drugs cause premature ageing


June 27th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A class of drugs commonly prescribed for HIV in low-income countries can cause premature ageing, a study says. The study shows these drugs damage DNA in ... Read more...

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Low-calorie diet can cure diabetes


June 24th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Diabetic patients who consumed just 600 calories a day were able to live without their pills at the end of a two-month trial, say experts.Eleven men ... Read more...

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Ozone-enriched environments reduce fungal spoilage of fruits, vegetables


April 11th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): A scientists has said that storing fruits and vegetables in ozone-enriched environments reduces spoilage.At the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate, Dr Ian Singleton explained how ... Read more...

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Learning a new language changes your perspective


March 16th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Learning a foreign language literally changes the way you see the world, says a new study.Panos Athanasopoulos, of Newcastle University in Britain, has found that bilingual ... Read more...

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Household sewage could be new energy source: Study


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought, suggests a new study.Scientists said the discovery, which increases the estimated potential energy in ... Read more...

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Cereal with milk is healthiest way to start the day


February 19th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the healthiest breakfast choice is cereal with milk.According to the research, breakfast is the key to a healthy lifestyle determining the quality ... Read more...

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Bored Drivers More Likely To Have Accidents


January 8th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Are you a calm driver, a rash driver or a bored driver? If you are under the impression that a fast and furious disposition on the ... Read more...

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Green tea best for fighting cancer, dementia


January 7th, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Green tea could be a far more powerful medicine for fighting cancer and dementia, experts have claimed.Scientists were astounded at how effectively compounds within the drink, once they ... Read more...

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Green tea ‘fights dementia and cancer’


January 6th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new research by scientists at Newcastle University has suggested that regularly drinking green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.The ... Read more...

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Brit grad lands dream job by setting up own website to advertise talents


December 15th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): A graduate in Britain has landed his dream job after he set up his own website to advertise his talents.Kyle Clarke, 23, a Newcastle University graduate was fed-up ... Read more...

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Bug glue to cement cracks in concrete


November 21st, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Scientists have developed a bacteria that can cement cracks in concrete structures by producing a special glue.The genetically-modified microbe has been programmed to swim down fine cracks in ... Read more...

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Queen’s granddaughter declares she’s single and available on Facebook


September 25th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 25 (ANI): The younger daughter of the Duke of York and the Queen's granddaughter, who is sixth in line to the throne, has never been a traditional princess.Princess Eugenie ... Read more...

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Sensor to transmit data from boiling volcanic lava


September 20th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Radio transmitters capable of withstanding extreme temperatures of 900 degrees Celsius could be dropped into the bowels of the earth to provide early warning of volcanic eruptions. The ... Read more...

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Now, iPhone sized radio transmitters to predict volcanic eruption


September 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Early warning of a volcanic eruption may now be possible as scientists have developed radio transmitters- about the size of iPhone-that could be dropped into the depths of ... Read more...

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Brit woman suffering migraine wakes up with French accent after nap


September 15th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): A woman in Britain, who has been speaking her native English with a well-clipped accent, was left confused when she woke up from a nap and began talking ... Read more...

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Clue to egg flaws in older women found


September 3rd, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 03 (ANI): Scientists may soon discover why older women are more likely to produce abnormal eggs.The Newcastle University team saw a fall in levels of proteins called cohesins, essential for ... Read more...

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Lowly bacteria too has a sense of smell


August 16th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) Bacteria are known to cause some of the most repulsive smells on earth. But believe it or not, now scientists have revealed this lowest of life forms too ... Read more...

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Bacteria too can sniff out smelly chemicals


August 16th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): While bacteria are known for creating some of the most repugnant smells on earth, scientists have now found that this lowest of life forms have a molecular "nose" ... Read more...

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Now, predict if a pig’s glass is half full or half empty


July 28th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Can you ever tell if a pig is happy or not? Well, a technique devised by researchers at Newcastle University, can actually make it possible.Experts from the university's ... Read more...

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Seaweed could be a powerful new weapon against obesity


July 20th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 20 (ANI): Experts have suggested that adding seaweed extracts to high-fat, high-calorie fast foods can make them healthier and help people lose weight.The scientists at Newcastle University conducted a trial ... Read more...

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Why a low cal diet can help you live longer


July 16th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Scientists reveal why a restricted diet can lead to a longer lifespan and reduce incidence of age-related diseases - even if adopted late in life.Scientists at the BBSRC ... Read more...

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