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Skull fossil of oldest Asian modern man found


August 24th, 2012 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 24 (IANS) France's National Museum of Natural History has announced the discovery of the skull of the oldest Asian modern man, Xinhua reported.An international researchers team found the ... Read more...

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Eating less food may lengthen your life


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Reducing daily intake of food by 40 percent may help in enhancing one's life span by 20 years, British scientists working over treatment for ageing disease ... Read more...

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‘No mutation of swine flu virus’


April 11th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.Refuting reports that a new strain ... Read more...

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Biopolymer manufacturers demand control of oxo-plastic


March 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Indian biopolymer manufacturers Monday urged certifying agencies to control the production of the so-called "oxo-plastic" products like packaging films and shopping bags saying these pose ... Read more...

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Gene therapy helps regenerate injured brain cells


February 16th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Gene therapy not only helps injured brain cells live longer and regenerate but also changes the shape of the cells, says a new study.Alan Harvey, professor ... Read more...

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Global warming could be similar across ecosystems


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) The impact of global warming could be similar across ecosystems, regardless of local environmental conditions and species. A team from Queen Mary's School of Biological and ... Read more...

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Scientists crack protein code of killer parasite


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers have cracked the protein code of a malaria parasite that killed 655,000 people in 2010.The protein is an enzyme that Plasmodium falciparum - the protozoan ... Read more...

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Uninformed persons can bring about majority decision


December 19th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) History is witness to how a handful have succeeded in uniting whole societies behind them and directed their fate. Now, a research shows that uninformed individuals ... Read more...

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Mouth bugs, gum disease linked


October 28th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Bugs in our mouths bring on a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth, say researchers, in an unexpected finding that ... Read more...

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US rally to seek food labelling


October 17th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Hundreds of people from around the US rallied in front of the White House, urging the government to require compulsory labelling of food made from genetically ... Read more...

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Gene tech can bolster global food supply


October 11th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Genetically-modified plants could bolster global food supply which is being challenged by rapid climatic changes and rising population levels.Over 90 percent of the total food supply ... Read more...

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‘Produce genetically modified crops after proper assessment’


July 20th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) India should produce genetically modified crops and grains after proper impact assessment studies, said an advisor to the National Resource Management Division of the Planning Commission ... Read more...

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Termites could act as low-cost biofuel refinery


July 6th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Termites, one of the peskiest household pests, could become a cheap source of biofuels for fuel-consuming four wheelers. A cocktail of enzymes from guts of termites ... Read more...

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Detecting zinc could pave way for better diabetes treatment


July 4th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) A new way of detecting zinc in zebra fish could pave the way for more effective treatment of diseases like Type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer and ... Read more...

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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...

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Greater adaptability key to survival


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Greater adaptability rather than fitness is the key to survival, as exemplified by the much slower tortoise than the faster hare.Richard Lenski, professor of microbiology and ... Read more...

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Slow and steady really does win the race


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A Michigan State University evolutionary biologist has suggested that it is sometimes better to be an adaptable tortoise than a fit hare when it comes to survival of ... Read more...

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Thieving bugs more drug resistant


March 17th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Bugs that steal genes from others tend to become more drug resistant than some of their peers.This ability to 'steal' snippets of DNA from other species ... Read more...

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As far as evolution goes ‘bigger really is better’, says study


March 8th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has claimed that as far as evolution goes, 'bigger really is the better'.Organisms with bigger bodies or faster growth rates tend to live longer, mate ... Read more...

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Cell killer enzyme could help cancer treatment


March 6th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) An enzyme that can push cells into committing "suicide" could pave way for improved cancer drugs. The discovery could open the way to better anti-cancer and ... Read more...

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‘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...

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Damaged hearts could one day repair themselves, suggests mice study


February 25th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the mammalian newborn heart can heal itself completely.Researchers, working with mice, found that a portion of the heart removed ... Read more...

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How nerve cell know where to grow and which cells to contact


February 14th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): How a nerve cell knows where it should grow and which cells to contact was unknown - until now.Scientists of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried ... Read more...

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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...

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Mechanism that controls 24-hour clock of all forms of life discovered


January 27th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life from human cells to algae.Not only does the research provide important insight ... Read more...

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Jet lag key to tackling malaria parasites: Study


January 7th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the malaria-causing parasite is poor at spreading the disease if it is jet lagged.Researchers at the University of Edinburgh 'jet lagged' the ... Read more...

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Oceans went oxygen-poor ‘499mn yrs ago after animals appeared on Earth’


January 6th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study at the University of California, Riverside, has found that contrary to the belief that oceans became oxygen-rich about 600 million years ago and stayed that ... Read more...

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Do plants hold the key to fighting jet lag?


January 4th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that the way plants adjust to having less sunlight in winter could help shed light on the impact of shift work and jet lag on ... Read more...

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Modern-day genomes used to reconstruct evolution of 3bn-yr-old microbes


December 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): MIT scientists have used modern day genomes to reconstruct the evolution of ancient microbes.The scientists traced thousands of genes from 100 modern genomes back to those genes' first ... Read more...

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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...

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Youngsters’ over-reactive immune response ‘fatal during pandemic flu’


December 6th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study has claimed that in young adults, a strong immune response can overreact in a violent and uncontrolled fashion, resulting in fatalities.Fernando Polack at Vanderbilt and ... Read more...

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NASA discovery suggests aliens exist - even on Earth


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) NASA has made a stunning claim of an "astrobiology finding" that could suggest alien life exists - even on Earth.The discovery could prove the theory of 'shadow' ... Read more...

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Raising Giant Insects to unravel Ancient Oxygen


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Denver, Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that some ancient insects grew bigger due to increased levels of atmospheric oxygen. The research found in particular that dragonflies grow bigger ... Read more...

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Searching alien life in outer atmosphere


October 3rd, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Life from outer space could be surviving on the fringes of our planet's atmosphere. British scientists, working with the European Space Agency, will this week launch a ... Read more...

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Scientists decode genomes of sexually precocious fruit flies


September 17th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): Scientists have deciphered how lowly fruit flies bred to rapidly develop and reproduce actually evolve over time.The findings by UC Irvine researchers contradict the long-held belief that sexual ... Read more...

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