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How insects decide what to eat and what to avoid

April 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A protein in sensory cells on the "tongues" of fruit flies enables them to detect a noxious chemical and, thereby influencing their decision about what to eat and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mehndi leaves hundreds with itchy, swollen palms in Orissa (Lead)

September 22nd, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Hundreds of women complained of itchy and swollen palms and hands in three northern Orissa districts Monday after applying mehndi (henna) on their hands to celebrate the Eid ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some trees can camouflage themselves too

July 27th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Like animals, trees can camouflage themselves too, a new study has found. One tree even kept changing the colour of its leaves to protect them from a giant ... Read more...

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Trees in New Zealand evolved camouflage defense against long extinct giant birds

July 25th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that trees in New Zealand have evolved a camouflage defense mechanism to protect themselves from extinct giant birds, providing the first ... Read more...

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Study validates gastric anti-ulcer properties of herb medicine Rocket ‘Eruca sativa’

May 8th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A study conducted by Saudi Arabian researchers has confirmed that a herb called Rocket "Eruca sativa L." (EER), a member of the Brassicacae family, has potential anti-ulcer medicinal ... Read more...

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New ventilation system to make buildings immune to chemical warfare and diseases

July 5th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are designing a ventilation system that could protect schools, hospitals, and other public buildings from chemical warfare and ... Read more...

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