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British lab growing human body parts


May 6th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) British experts are growing human body parts like nose and ears in laboratory, Daily Mail reported Sunday."This is a nose we're growing for a patient next ... Read more...

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Amazing gel could breathe feeling in robots


March 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) An amazing oscillating gel could imbue robots with feeling in the near future, says a new study.These findings pave the way for the development of a ... Read more...

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15 south Asian bands to rock Delhi


November 29th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Contemporary south Asian music will rock Purana Qila, a 16th century fort in the heart of the capital, for three days beginning Friday during the ... Read more...

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Dutch scientist to make cultured meat in lab


November 17th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) A scientist from the Netherlands is hoping to grow "cultured meat" in his laboratory as an alternative to livestock farming to satisfy the world's growing hunger ... Read more...

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Neuroscientists track how brain cells process information


July 13th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Although machine logic follows human logic, the way a computer processor works cannot be compared with how brains process information. Doctoral student Mark Shein and supervisors ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to reduce traumatic memories


April 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): In a new study, UCLA life scientists have made a discovery that may make the reduction of traumatic memories a reality.Veterans of war, rape victims and other people ... Read more...

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Patients’ own cells ‘may shed light into schizophrenia causes’


April 14th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at Penn State University, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and other institutions have successfully recreated a schizophrenic patient's own brain cells, which can be studied safely ... Read more...

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Scientists turn stem cells into intestinal tissue for the first time


December 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): For the first time ever, Cincinnati researchers have created functioning human intestinal tissue in the laboratory from pluripotent stem cells.The researchers said that their findings will open the ... Read more...

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Pulses of light might one day keep diseased hearts beating


November 13th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Heart muscles genetically engineered to respond to optical stimulation could improve models of heart attacks, and may also increase the understanding of how the embryonic heart develops, say ... Read more...

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Drug to prevent deadly immune response on the anvil


August 27th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers, led by an Indian origin scientist, have isolated a molecule, small enough to be used as a drug, that can shut down a dysfunctional immune response that ... Read more...

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First Test Tube Baby Elizabeth Jordan Carr gives birth to a boy via the ‘normal way’


August 9th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The very first test-tube baby of the United States is now a mother herself. And what is remarkable is that, she gave birth to a healthy ... Read more...

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Patients can “regrow their knee” in lab


June 4th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): In a revolutionary approach, British medics have found a novel way to "re-grow" knees in patients whose knee cartilages have been damaged.Because the body cannot regenerate shock-absorbing cartilage, ... Read more...

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Corkscrew shape key to gut bug’s survival


May 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): The shape of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which lives in the human stomach and is associated with ulcers and gastric cancer, is critical in its ability to colonise ... Read more...

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Now, microfluidic integrated circuit to enable home diagnostic tests


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): In a bid to simplify lab-on-a-chip devices for quicker, cheaper and more portable medical tests, University of Michigan researchers have created microfluidic integrated circuits.Just as electronic circuits intelligently ... Read more...

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New discovery could help inhibit deadly immune response


February 10th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists from Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Va. have made a novel discovery that could help halt deadly ... Read more...

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How mushroom cancer drug works


December 29th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered how a promising cancer drug, first discovered in a mushroom commonly used in Chinese medicine, works.Dr Cornelia de Moor of ... Read more...

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Wild mushroom extract could treat cancer


December 24th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) An extract from a rare wild mushroom has shown promise in cancer treatment, says a new study. Cornelia de Moor of University of Nottingham and her team have ... Read more...

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Mushrooms could harbour cancer cure


December 24th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered how a promising cancer drug, first discovered in a mushroom commonly used in Chinese medicine, works.Dr Cornelia de Moor of ... Read more...

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How chemicals cues can make friendly ants turn against each other


October 28th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Experiments led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have demonstrated that normally friendly ants can turn against each other by exploiting the chemical cues they use ... Read more...

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The book of life can be written on stacks of filter paper - literally


October 20th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that stacks of filter paper can help grow cells that mimic the three-dimensionality of real tissue, which would potentially make it faster and easier to ... Read more...

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Boffins successfully reverse multiple sclerosis in mice


August 12th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have successfully reversed multiple sclerosis in mice with the help of a new experimental treatment.According to researchers at the Jewish General Hospital Lady ... Read more...

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Researchers capture live images of how bacteria infect host


July 28th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Researchers have developed a technique to capture live images of how bacteria infect their host. While most studies of bacterial infection are done after the death of the infected ... Read more...

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Scientists film bacteria as they infect fruit fly embryos


July 28th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bath and University of Exeter have come up with a novel technique to make movies of bacteria infecting their living hosts.The researchers claim ... Read more...

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Scientists create fluorescent Ruppy - the world’s first transgenic dog


April 24th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24 (ANI): Researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea have created the world's first transgenic dog.Cloned beagle named Ruppy - short for Ruby Puppy - and four other beagles ... Read more...

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Fromage frais future book wins odd title prize


March 27th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): 'The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais', a book on the future of tiny pots of fromage frais, has scooped the prize for oddest book ... Read more...

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The oddest book of the year


March 27th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The year's oddest book title, after a heavyweight study of the future of soft cheese has won Britain's annual competition.'The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais,' by Philip M. ... Read more...

Posted in Books |

Julia Roberts turns producer for Jesus Henry Christ remake


March 10th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Julia Roberts is reportedly set to turn producer for the remake of Jesus Henry Christ.The Oscar-winning actress will allegedly produce the forthcoming independent comedy to be directed ... Read more...

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10 human diseases replicated in lab with new stem cell lines


August 8th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): Scientists have achieved a significant breakthrough in creating in the lab a set of new stem cell lines that can make it possible to explore 10 different ... Read more...

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Bacteria, not influenza, were real killers in 1918 flu pandemic


August 5th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): A new study has concluded that bacteria, not influenza viruses, killed most people in the 1918 flu epidemic. For the study, John Brundage, a medical microbiologist at the ... Read more...

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Chip to make instant home test for illness possible


July 25th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) A new tool "lab-on-a-chip" would make a new generation of instant home tests possible for illnesses, food contaminants and toxic gases in the near future. These portable, efficient ... Read more...

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Soon, new home lab-on-a-chip kit for checking illnesses, food contaminants


July 25th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 25 (ANI): University of Michigan engineers are seeking to develop a "lab-on-a-chip" kit that people can assemble on their own.The simple 16-piece kit brings microfluidic devices to the ... Read more...

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‘Nanohorns’ could push immune system into action


June 20th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): A team of French and Italian researchers has claimed that nanohorns, a cone-shaped variety of carbon nanotubes, have the ability to trigger an immune response to fight ... Read more...

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Scientists reprogram mature B cells to embryonic-stem-cell-like state


April 19th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 19 (ANI): A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests that it is possible to reprogram fully mature, differentiated B cells to an embryonic-stem-cell-like state, without ... Read more...

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Rare genetic disease mutation protects against malaria


April 17th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 17 (ANI): The mutation that causes the rare genetic disease pyruvate kinase deficiency protects against malaria, states a new study.Approximately 1 in 20,000 people have two copies of a ... Read more...

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Predator-prey interaction recreated using bacteria


April 14th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Bioengineers have recreated the predator-prey interaction in a Petri dish with lowly bacteria using fluorescent microscopy.Developed by a Duke University bioengineer, along with colleagues at Caltech, Stanford ... Read more...

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