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Suggestions for fixing eligibility to operate LNG terminals


April 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The petroleum ministry Friday invited suggestions from stakeholders by April 24 for finalising the eligibility criteria for setting up and operating liquefied natural gas (LNG) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bihar legislator under attack in Chhattisgarh


August 1st, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's main opposition Congress Monday sought a probe into the tenure of Rajib Ranjan as chairman of Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB). Ranjan is currently ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Low-intensity blast near Delhi High Court, no casualties (Roundup)


May 25th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A crude bomb went off outside the Delhi High Court complex Wednesday, but there were no casualties or damage, police said.The blast occurred around 1.15 ... Read more...

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Symantec reveals that Facebook apps leaked user info


May 12th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Computer security firm Symantec has reported that thousands of Facebook user accounts were leaked by third party apps. In a blog post, Symantec said as much ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Why humans actively help each other


May 4th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Using simple robots to simulate genetic evolution over hundreds of generations, Swiss scientists have shed light on why do most social animals, including humans, go out of their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Land plants ‘evolved from conjugating green algae’


April 18th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the closest relatives to land plants are actually conjugating green algae such as Spirogyra.It was thought that Charales were the closest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Regular breakfast may help prevent lead poisoning in kids


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Having a regular breakfast is associated with lower blood lead levels in children, according to a new research.It is known that fasting increases lead absorption in adults and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New therapeutic target for lung cancer identified


April 1st, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a new therapeutic target for lung cancer.It was found that a variant of the protein AIMP2 is highly expressed in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Standard re-treatment regimen for TB ‘failing’ in developing world


March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the standard approach to re-treating tuberculosis (TB) in low and middle-income settings is failing.Researchers have called for improved access to rapid diagnostics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Females become addicted to cocaine more easily


March 11th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Females become addicted to cocaine more easily than males and find it harder to give up, according to a new study on rats.The research showed that the motivation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even the 5-yr-olds can perform first aid: Study


February 28th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study has found that kids as young as five are able to learn and perform basic first aid.In the study, pre-school children at a kindergarten in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 4,000 compounds detected in blood samples


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have detected the presence of a mind boggling 4,229 compounds in human blood samples, up from the dozen or so listed medically, based on a three-year exhaustive ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Relatives of melanoma patients still ignoring Sun safety advice: Study


February 21st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new research has indicated that despite being aware of risks of sunbathing and that this risk is increased in people with a family history of melanoma, young ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, give your brain an ‘electric thinking cap’ to solve complex issues


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A University of Sydney study has found that it may be possible to stimulate the brain to see the world anew-an electric thinking cap.Research by Richard Chi and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hungry chicks have unique calls for getting parents’ attention


January 26th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has found that bird babies have unique calls when trying to get their parents' attention."Weaver bird chicks have two parts to their call; a "whistle-like" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What makes music beautiful?


January 20th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A new research examines what is it about music that appeals to our senses.The new study suggests that the brain simplifies complex patterns, much in the same way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans helped vulture population flourish in Canary Islands


December 13th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has found that the Egyptian vulture population of the Canary Islands flourished around the same time as humans began to colonise the islands."We found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene-silencing that could prevent diabetes-related heart failure


December 10th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A series of in vitro tests has helped scientists to discover that silencing the TLR4 gene can stop the process which may lead to cardiovascular disease in diabetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For chimps, dominance is a double-edged sword


December 9th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Dominant animals with higher testosterone levels tend to suffer from an increased burden of parasites, reveals a study of chimpanzees.Scientists observed the primates' behavior and studied their droppings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Want to lose weight? Stop hanging out with fat friends


December 7th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): A study has suggested that if you want to lose weight you need to hang out with people who are healthy and skinny and not with the ones ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

New genomic technique sheds light on obesity gene variants


November 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has identified DNA variants in two nervous system genes that are associated with an excessively high BMI.Kelly Frazer and colleagues from UC San Diego, Scripps ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Power regulators mull higher tariff during peak hours


November 29th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Central and state electricity regulators are looking for ways to reduce demand during peak hours, including charging higher tariff, an official said.At a meeting of the chairmen of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kids unhappy at school, home ‘likelier to turn to sex, booze’


November 10th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study from the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University has revealed that children who are unhappy at school or home are much more likely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sickle cell gene’s global map supports ‘malaria hypothesis’


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): University of Oxford scientists have produced the first detailed global map showing the distribution of the sickle cell gene, supporting the 'malaria hypothesis'.Haemoglobin S (HbS) is known to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nature-nurture secrets revealed by bees


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): The long-standing debate of nature-nurture is one step closer to being resolved - all thanks to bees.Scientists at The Australian National University's College of Medicine studied bees and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Males more considerate than previously thought


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): It looks like males are more considerate than imagined - at least, in nematode worms.A new study showed that male worms plug females after copulation as a form ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green tea does not protect against breast cancer: Study


October 28th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A study of data from approximately 54,000 women has found that green tea does not protect against breast cancer.Motoki Iwasaki, from the National Cancer Center, Tokyo, worked with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Baking soda boosts athletic performance: Study


October 26th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A study has found that dietary supplementation with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) on the morning of a tennis match allows athletes to maintain their edge.A randomized, controlled ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Scientists discover risk gene for severe heart disease


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified a common variant of the cardiovascular heat shock protein gene, HSPB7, which was found to increase risk for dilated cardiomyopathy by almost 50pc.Klaus Stark ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twitter users’ moods can predict rise and fall of stock market


October 21st, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A study has found that the general mood among Twitter users can actually predict the rise and fall of the stock market almost a week in advance.Researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How loss of hearing occurs with age


October 15th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have found out how age-related hearing loss may occur in humans.The discovery could eventually help physicians develop drugs to combat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female fish fan out fins to attract a mate


October 8th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time described the evolution of the size of a female trait that males prefer when choosing a partner.The research has shown that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ultrasound ‘accelerates healing of fractures’


October 8th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new report has suggested that ultrasound can speed up the healing of fractures.A randomized controlled trial found that the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Absent mums can lead to hyperactivity, anxiety later in life


September 29th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): A new study revealed that early weaning and separation from mothers promotes long-lasting hyperactivity and anxiety in mice.Researchers described the development of this new behavioural model, which they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hepatitis B virus may be over 19-mn-year-old, reveal songbird fossils


September 29th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Biologists at The University of Texas at Arlington have found fragments of the modern Hepatitis B virus inside the genomes of songbirds such as the modern-day zebra finch. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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