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Russian scientists revive plants frozen for 30,000 years


February 21st, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A team of Russian biophysicists has successfully grown ancient plants from tissue material that stayed frozen in the Siberian region for about 30,000 years.This is ... Read more...

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Human skin mixed with spider silk can halt bullets


September 14th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Synthetic spider silk blended with human skin produces a material that can halt rifle bullets at half their muzzle velocity. It is the work of Dutch ... Read more...

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Now, ‘artificial nose’ to sniff out bacterial infections!


April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have developed an artificial 'nose' that can diagnose bacterial infections in only a few hours.The artificial nose is an array of 36 cross-reactive pigment dots that change ... Read more...

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Supermarket carts ‘more toxic than public bathrooms’


March 9th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that supermarket carts are often more toxic than public bathrooms.Researchers from the University of Arizona stated that supermarket carts are more like ... Read more...

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Probiotic to treat ulcers identified


February 25th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Spanish scientists have identified a strain of probiotic bacteria that may be useful in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori."H. pylori is considered one of the major risk ... Read more...

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Chemicals in apple skins, red wine, tumeric could help fight Alzheimer’s


November 30th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that supplements derived from apple skins, red wine and tumeric might someday help slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer's and related diseases. ... Read more...

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A faster way to look for drugs that regenerate nerve cells


October 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): Engineers at MIT have used a new microchip technology to rapidly identify compounds for regrowing nerves in live animals.Scientists have long sought the ability to regenerate nerve cells, ... Read more...

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First artificial human ovary created


September 15th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): Scientists have created the first artificial human ovary, an advance that provides a potentially powerful new means for conducting fertility research and could also yield infertility treatments for ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice can block Staph infections


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Making a surprising discovery, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have found that cranberry juice cocktail blocked a strain of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) from beginning the process ... Read more...

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Fructose-rich Western diets fuel growth of pancreatic cancers


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose, common in the Western diet, to activate a key cellular pathway that ... Read more...

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Pancreatic cancers use fructose to fuel their growth


August 4th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 04 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose to activate a key cellular pathway that drives ... Read more...

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Observing cells in 3-D could reveal new cancer targets


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Studying cells in 3-D could reveal new cancer targets, according to a new research.The research, led by Johns Hopkins University engineers, appears in the June issue of Nature ... Read more...

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New drug target may help treat chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps


November 23rd, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a protein that is responsible for causing chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps.Chronic sinusitis, a constant irritation and swelling of the nasal passages, is a ... Read more...

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Hair cells may revolutionise inherited diseases’ treatments


June 1st, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Creating healthy cells from flakes of skin and strands of hair plucked from patients, a team of U.S.-based scientists have made a big leap towards developing a potential ... Read more...

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Mites’ live-in relationship with bees benefits both species


April 21st, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new research on mutually beneficial cleaning relationships in animals, takes the example of mites, who occupy the nests of tropical sweat bees where they keep fungi in ... Read more...

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Soon, a flash of light to treat breathing problems due to nerve damage


November 18th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): The day is not far when patients with breathing problems due to nerve damage could be treated with just a flash of light on the spinal cord, ... Read more...

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Immune cell protein may stop allergic reactions leading to asthma


January 3rd, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center have found that activating a protein called Siglec-8, which is present on some immune cells, may be the ... Read more...

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