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Diabetes drug can stave off leading cause of blindness


May 9th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A drug prescribed for diabetes could also have another important use: treating one of the world's leading causes of blindness.In lab rat and cell-culture experiments, scientists ... Read more...

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Cleanup bid for PBD washes colour off Hawa Mahal?


January 6th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) An effort to clean the famous Hawa Mahal ahead of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)-2012 here may have left the 18th century 'Palace of Wind' ... Read more...

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New clues on how normal and cancerous cells migrate within the body


April 25th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 25 (ANI): Understanding how brain cells migrate during normal development may offer insight on how cancer cells spread, according to a new study.The findings by Jonathan Cooper, member and ... Read more...

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India-made e-toilets revolutionise sanitation


March 28th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) A coin is dropped into the slot and bingo the door to the toilet slides open, the light and exhaust fan turn on. And after use, ... Read more...

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Pheromone makes squids aggressive


February 11th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that female squid produces a pheromone that triggers immediate and dramatic fighting in male squid that come into contact with it.The aggression-producing pheromone, believed ... Read more...

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‘Chameleon’ technology that could make tanks look like a cow!


January 20th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A new technology that has been developed by scientists at BAE Systems in Sweden can make a tank 'disappear', 'sweat' or even look like a cow.The system will ... Read more...

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Wrinkles reducing creams are ‘waste of money’


January 17th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Using wrinkles creams to smooth and plump your skin does no good; rather it affects your pocket, scientists have said.They say that the collagen molecules in the enticing-sounding ... Read more...

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Eggshells could help combat climate change, say Indian scientists


October 27th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Indian researchers say that the food industry generates a lot of waste products, but one of these, eggshells, could help combat climate change.Basab Chaudhuri of the University of ... Read more...

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Indian-American unravels how TB bugs incite immune cells


December 12th, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) An Indian-American immunologist has unravelled how a signalling pathway helps TB bugs incite immune cells into working for them. "If we could keep this pathway from inciting the ... Read more...

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Scientists track how deadly pathogen subverts brain


August 19th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A specific protein found on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows it to subvert the brain, triggering deadly meningitis in infants, scientists have found, possibly opening ... Read more...

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Scientists identify how meningitis bacteria invade the brain


August 19th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered that a specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows the bacteria to leave the bloodstream and enter the ... Read more...

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New ‘minicell therapy’ to crash cancer resistance


June 29th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Aussie scientists have developed a new therapy that uses minicells to deliver cancer drugs, in order to prevent resistance in cancer cells.The researchers are confident that the breakthrough ... Read more...

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Structure of bacteria responsible for traveler’s diarrhea identified


June 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified the structure of bacteria that cause traveler's diarrhea.Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), the Naval Medical Research Center and the National Institutes ... Read more...

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Delivering vaccine through the skin may prevent ear infections in future


May 22nd, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, say that an experimental vaccine that can be delivered through the skin has shown some promise ... Read more...

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World’s observatories watch ‘cool’ star to shed light on mysteries of our galaxy


May 16th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): The Whole Earth Telescope (WET), a worldwide network of observatories, is observing a cooling star intently, which may shed light on the workings of our own planet and ... Read more...

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Vitamin B1 may treat common cause of blindness


April 24th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) A form of vitamin B1 could become a new and effective treatment for one of the world's leading causes of blindness, according to a discovery. Scientists believe ... Read more...

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Vitamin B1 may treat common cause of blindness


April 24th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A particular type of vitamin B1 supplementation can offer an effective treatment against common cause of blindness, says a research team led by an Indian-origin scientist.Kota V. Ramana, ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil novel approach to study Parkinson’s treatment


April 17th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Stanford University researchers claim that they have identified a specific group of cells that can be direct targets of deep brain stimulation (DBS), a Parkinson's treatment.Lead researcher Karl ... Read more...

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Crust of neutron stars 10 billion times stronger than steel


April 15th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): New simulations indicate that the crust of neutron stars is 10 billion times stronger than steel.According to a report in New Scientist, this finding makes the surface of ... Read more...

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New method to test vaccines against flu strains


March 18th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A computerised method could more accurately and speedily test efficacy of proposed flu vaccines against multiple strains of the disease. Avian flu or bird flu is a particularly ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking stem cell surgery offers corneal blindness cure


January 19th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 19 (ANI): British scientists have developed a revolutionary new stem cell surgery that may restore vision to millions of people with corneal blindness. The researchers are testing the novel treatment ... Read more...

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Cocaine addicts have abnormalities in brains cerebral cortex


October 9th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): Experts at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have uncovered abnormalities in the cortex, the outer surface of the brain, among cocaine addicts that seem to correlate with dysfunction ... Read more...

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Molecular mechanism behind onset of sun-induced skin cancer identified


May 16th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Researchers from University of Minnesota have identified a molecular mechanism that may explain the onset of sun-induced skin cancer.The researchers found that the point of entry for ... Read more...

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Scientists create artificial ‘cells’ to enhance immune response to cancer


February 27th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): In a revolutionary advancement, scientists at Yale University have created artificial 'cells' that can boost a patients ability to fight cancer and infectious diseases.The artificial cells, developed by ... Read more...

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