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Humans are cancer prone, but chimps are not


August 24th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Chimps and humans share a whopping 96 percent genetic similarity -- surprisingly the simians rarely develop cancer, while their human cousins are particulalry vulnerable.Georgia Tech's Soojin ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Leisurely sea diving hurt dinos


August 17th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Dinosaur-like creatures may have scarred themselves during leisurely deep-sea diving and not from resurfacing too quickly, as previously believed.A recent study identified bone deformities on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

African lake turns red from high levels of salt


June 4th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) A lake in west African nation Senegal has turned blood red in colour due to a high concentration of salt, with some areas within the lake ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Muslim students in Britain boycotting lectures on evolution


November 27th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) A growing number of Muslim students at a leading British university are avoiding lectures on evolution, saying it is contrary to the creationist ideas stated in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Robin Gibb is battling liver cancer


November 21st, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is struggling with liver cancer. The 61-year-old has been undergoing treatment for some time with his wife standing by to take of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Saffron may help protect brain cells from lasting damage


November 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) A key ingredient in the Indian spice saffron may potentially protect brain cells from diseases involving neuro-inflammation, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Inflammation is a protective ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spiders weave erratic webs as they age


July 3rd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Young spiders create webs with perfect angles and regular patterns, but as they age, their skills show gaping holes and erratic weaving, new research claims.By using ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China maps world’s first goose genome sequence


June 14th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Scientists from China Tuesday claimed to have sequenced the complete genome of the white goose - for the very first time.Researchers from the Zhejiang Provincial Academy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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 |

Why some people are apple-shaped and others pear-shaped


March 10th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have shed light on why some people are apple-shaped and others are pear-shaped.Researchers have pinpointed a protein that plays a part in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘David and Goliath’ viruses key to origin of jumping genes


March 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a pair of 'David and Goliath' viruses that could provide clues to the evolutionary origin of some jumping genes found in other organisms.The small virus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Good fungi might prove even better for the health of plants and humans


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists say they have come closer to understanding how a common fungus 'makes its living in the soil,' which could lead to its possible 'career change' as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UK company claims it can ‘grow diesel’


March 1st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 01 (ANI): A Massachusetts company, Joule Unlimited, has claimed that it can produce diesel using the same ingredients that make grass grow.A biotechnology company, based in Cambridge, has created ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Round-the-clock lifestyle affects metabolism, behaviour


February 28th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Our modern, round-the-clock lifestyle seems to derail metabolism, learning and behaviour in ways that we're just beginning to understand.Researchers led by Ilia Karatsoreos, postdoctoral scholar in Hatch Lab ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Snake-like robo discovers how lizards swim through the sand


February 25th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have successfully found how lizards manage to swim their way through desert sands.Using a snake-like robot, the researchers at the Georgia Institute Of Technology in the U.S. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists enhance efficacy of TB vaccine


February 19th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis.The work was done by Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University.The new vaccine affords - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some people find it difficult to wake up in the morning


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at Northwestern University have found a new mechanism in the core gears of the circadian clock.They have discovered that the loss of a certain gene, dubbed "twenty-four," ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two genes key to wiring brain’s nerve cells


February 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Scientists have now been able to show that growing nerve cells realise when they've reached their target area in the brain -- thanks to the interaction of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Acne bug ‘could be the cause of infections’


January 12th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has said that P. acnes already within the body may be the cause of infections.The researchers insisted that people diagnosed incorrectly may go on to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How slowing the engines of mitochondria extends lifespan


January 7th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that slowing the engines of mitochondria, the tiny cellular factories, could extend your life.Andrew Dillin and his colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New genes are as essential for life as ancient ones: Study


December 17th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A study has revealed that new genes that have evolved in species as little as one million years ago can be just as essential for life as ancient ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s largest genome in slow-growing plant


December 14th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) An unremarkable and a slow-growing plant has left the scientists stunned with the sheer size of its genome, which is 50 times bigger than that of our species.It ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bioengineers develop bacterial strain to hike ethanol biofuel production


December 10th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): US bioengineers have developed a strain of bacteria to increase its ability to produce ethanol.The research reveals how adaptation and metabolic engineering can be combined for strain improvement, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kazakhstan President wants scientists to discover theories of ‘eternal life’!


December 8th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Astana, Dec 8 (ANI): Kazakhstan's seventy-year-old President Nursultan Nazarbayev appears to be 'not too satisfied' with his 19 years of rule over the gas-rich central Asian state, with reports claiming that he ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Like humans, fish feel pain too


December 7th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new book by Penn State professor Victoria Braithwaite has suggested that fish, like most other organisms, are capable of experiencing pain and that humans can cause fish ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA Announces Existence Of Bacteria Thriving On Arsenic


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the past few days, NASA has been keeping everyone in anxiety as it gave a hint about the existence of extra-terrestrial life. The space agency ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Immune system’s strong response to toxins can makes us ill


November 29th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Super-antigens, the toxins produced by some bugs, can trigger a spate of illnesses in humans due to their immune system's strong response to bacteria. "Super-antigens have a real ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists question widely adopted indicator of ocean health


November 21st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): A new analysis by an international team led by a University of Washington fisheries scientist has suggested that the most widely adopted measure for assessing the state of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

British researchers find the ‘Cold Virus Clue’


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists have announced that they have found new mechanism that the body uses to fight diseases. Scientists initially believed that the body fought infections by blocking ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Deadliest form of malaria can be wiped out in a decade


October 31st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) The deadliest type of malaria could be wiped out in most parts of the world in 10 to 15 years, scientists are predicting on the basis of data ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Big challenge to get US on board biodiversity meet: Ramesh


October 15th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) It is a big challenge to get the US on board the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) despite the country being the biggest user of bio-resources in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Computer, heal thyself’ comes closer to reality


October 15th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): A group of Technical University scientists is working on developing a computer that can heal itself, the idea inspired from the popular scifi thriller 'Terminator'."Until now, this has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New bacterial foe in cystic fibrosis identified


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Measuring the health status of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients would now get easier as researchers have found that exacerbations in CF are linked to chronic infection with a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Like humans, bacteria make thrift a habit


August 27th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Just as humans sometimes prefer to spend on recyclable materials over use-and-throw items, bacteria too 'spend' more on proteins that will be used and recycled internally than on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Is new species of microbe consuming Gulf oil plume?


August 25th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new species of microbe may be consuming the oil spilled in the Gulf, says a new study.Depending on how fast microbes consume oil, the results could be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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