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‘Harmless’ soil bacteria can help kill tumours


September 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Scientists are harnessing a harmless soil bug to kill tumours by using it as a drug delivery vehicle.The therapy uses Clostridia sporogenes -- a bug found ... Read more...

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Mangroves among most carbon-rich tropical forests


April 6th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Coastal mangrove forests across the Indo-Pacific region store more carbon than almost any other forest on earth.A research team from the US Forest Service's Pacific Southwest ... Read more...

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Study explores link between hypoxia and inflammation in athletes


February 19th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has explored the link between lack of oxygen, called hypoxia, and the inflammation that can injure or ... Read more...

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How hearts adapt and recover from low oxygen


February 1st, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): From the highest mountaintop comes a new study that sheds light on what happens to the hearts of people when exposed to low-levels of oxygen, such as those ... Read more...

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Plants initiated evolutionary drama of Earth’s oxygenation


October 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): An international team of scientists has taken a major step toward unlocking the secrets of oxygenation of the Earth's oceans and atmosphere.The new research indicated that the appearance ... Read more...

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Here’s why Tibetans thrive in thin air


June 8th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the genetic secrets that allow Tibetans to thrive in thin air.Reporting in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international ... Read more...

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Scientists find microbe that is key biological indicator of oceanic dead zones


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 23 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists has mapped the genome of a microbe that is a key biological indicator of oceanic dead zones.The study was carried ... Read more...

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Survival mode protects cells when oxygen dips, also slows ageing


April 17th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) A pathway that protects cells when oxygen levels dip also plays a role in longevity and resistance against old-age diseases, according to a new study. A cell's protective reaction ... Read more...

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How chemotherapy drugs slow cancer spread


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has shed light on how chemotherapy drugs slow cancer growth. Chemotherapeutics such as doxorubicin (Adriamycin), daunorubicin, epirubicin, idarubicin ... Read more...

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Heartening news for cancer patients


January 6th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Drugs like digoxin, used for long to treat patients with irregular heart rhythms and heart failure, also holds promise as treatment for cancer, according to a new study.This ... Read more...

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Heart failure drug in use for centuries may help treat cancer too


January 6th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine say that digitalis-based drugs like digoxin, which have been used to treat patients with irregular heart rhythms and ... Read more...

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Bacteria can anticipate, prepare for sporadic events


October 5th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Microbes, it seems, are much more smarter than perceived. A new research has shown that bacteria don''t just react to changes in their surroundings - they anticipate ... Read more...

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Destruction of wetlands will release massive greenhouse gases


July 21st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Destruction of wetlands will release a staggering 771 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, with devastating consequences. Meeting in Cuiaba at ... Read more...

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Massive greenhouse gases may be released as destruction of world wetlands worsens


July 21st, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Scientists have warned that ongoing destruction of world wetlands, which hold a volume of carbon similar to that in the atmosphere today, could cause them to exhale ... Read more...

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Computers explain browning of pears during storage


March 8th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 8 (IANS) Researchers have attributed the browning of pears to restricted gas exchange inside their pulp, especially when stored under low oxygen conditions. Researchers at the Catholic University of ... Read more...

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Arsenic contamination of water has no universal solution


December 11th, 2007 - 6:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 11 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found that arsenic contamination of drinking water does not have a universal solution.Madeline Gotkowitz, a hydrogeologist at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural ... Read more...

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