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Neurons controlling hunger also drive drug addiction: Study


June 25th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in on a set of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain's hypothalamus that is not only linked with hunger and overeating, but also ... Read more...

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Scientist, designer create bodysuit to fend off malaria


May 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A scientist and a designer have created a fashionable hooded bodysuit for warding off mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, a disease that kills 655,000 people annually on ... Read more...

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Glial brain cells that regulate circadian rhythms identified


April 15th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A study has found that a group of glial brain cells called astrocytes regulate the circadian system that controls normal sleep patterns.Neuroscientists from Tufts University School of Medicine ... Read more...

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How interferon-induced genes launch antiviral defenses


April 11th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by scientists from Rockefeller University, for the first time has carried out a comprehensive, systematic evaluation of the antiviral activity of interferon-induced factors. ... Read more...

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Why the same face may look male or female


November 25th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Neuroscientists have discovered that our brains apparently can perceive some faces as male when it appears in one section of our field of view, but female when it ... Read more...

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New dino species christened ‘Mojoceratops’ for its ‘magic charm’


July 9th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): It has a heart shaped frill on its head, and a flamboyant appearance too - so Mojoceratops seemed like an apt name for the new dino species."I discovered ... Read more...

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Astronomers witness birth of a star


June 18th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Astronomers have witnessed the birth of a star, that could be youngest known to us.Still far from a fully developed star, the object is in the earliest stages ... Read more...

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New method paints clearer picture of brain’s language areas


May 16th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): MIT neuroscientists have reported on a new method to analyze brain imaging data - one that may paint a clearer picture of how our brain produces and understands ... Read more...

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Preserved fossils of marine animals living 480-472 million years ago found


May 14th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): The discovery of over 1500 fossils of marine creatures, such as cheloniellid arthropod that lived nearly 500 million years ago, by American paleontologists is expected to fill the ... Read more...

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More tropical cyclones in ancient past could play role in Earth’s warmer future


February 25th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A team of climate scientists has determined that more frequent tropical cyclones in Earth's ancient past have contributed to persistent El Nino-like conditions, which could have implications for ... Read more...

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Does life exist in universes outside our own?


January 13th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The thought that life could exist in universes outside our own is all in a day's work for Alejandro Jenkins, postdoctoral associate in theoretical high-energy physics at the ... Read more...

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Scientists create world’s first molecular transistor


December 24th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) Scientists have successfully created the world's first transistor from a single molecule. The team, including Mark Reed, professor of engineering & applied science at Yale University, showed that ... Read more...

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Novel computer model to pave way for safer stents


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed new computer models to predict physiologically realistic drug delivery patterns from stents in branched arterial vessels.Scientists including Elazer ... Read more...

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Graphite’s potential as mass data storage medium comes a step closer to reality


September 10th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at Rice University have used industry-standard lithographic techniques to deposit 10-nanometer stripes of amorphous graphite onto silicon, which brings graphite's potential as a ... Read more...

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How your eyes spot a pal in a crowded cafeteria


August 13th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Ever wondered how do you search for your friend in a crowded cafeteria? Well now, a new study on monkeys has shed light on how the visual system ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover rare ‘Green Pea’ galaxies


July 28th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A team of astronomers has discovered a group of rare galaxies called the "Green Peas", which could lend unique insights into how galaxies form stars in the early ... Read more...

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New isotope cluster could lead to better understanding of carbon cycle


July 15th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered an unexpected concentration of a certain isotopic molecule in parts of the stratosphere that could have implications for understanding the carbon cycle ... Read more...

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How flowering plants originated about 130 million years ago


May 19th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study is helping shed light on the mystery of the sudden origin of flowering plants about 130 million years ago, with information about what the first ... Read more...

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Favourite characters on TV shows can drive away feelings of loneliness, rejection


April 23rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Illusionary relationships with characters and personalities on favourite TV shows can provide people with feelings of belonging, even in the face of low self esteem or after being ... Read more...

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Butterflies use wings to send both ’sexy’ and ‘repulsive’ signals


April 2nd, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): The eyespots of some butterflies serve to both attract mates and ward off predators, according to new research by Yale University biologists.The researchers say that butterflies seem able ... Read more...

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Black holes not guilty of shutting down star formation


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A team of astronomers from Yale University has found evidence that indicates black holes are not responsible for shutting down star formation.They discovered that galaxies stop ... Read more...

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Genetically modified plants could be key for producing eco-friendly biofuel


December 23rd, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new research has suggested plants that are genetically modified to ease the breaking down of their woody material, could be the key to producing a cheaper ... Read more...

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Genetically modified plants likely to yield more biofuel


December 23rd, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Genetically modified plants will open up ways to make cheaper, greener biofuels, besides helping turn agricultural waste into food for livestock. Lignin, a major component of plants, is ... Read more...

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Flying robots could help improve weather forecasting


December 12th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Researchers from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) are trying to improve weather forecasting using robotic aircraft and advanced flight plans that consider millions of variables, which would ... Read more...

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Artificial cells capable of powering medical implants designed


October 10th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Yale University researchers have designed a blueprint for artificial cells that are more powerful and efficient than the natural cells they mimic - and may soon be ... Read more...

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Synthetic cells could power medical implants


October 10th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Researchers have created a blueprint for synthetic cells that mimic their natural counterparts but are more powerful and efficient, possibly opening the way to power tiny medical implants. ... Read more...

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Egg whites offer 3-D tool to study cell growth


October 8th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): A team of American researchers has achieved a breakthrough in using chicken egg whites to grow both normal and tumour cells in three-dimensions. Research leader Dr. Steffi ... Read more...

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Tiny microbes beneath the sea floor may account for one-tenth of the Earths living biomass


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new research has determined that tiny microbes beneath the sea floor, distinct from life on the Earths surface, may account for one-tenth of the Earths living ... Read more...

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Study points to an entirely new kind of superconductor


May 29th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
London , May 29 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University , have discovered unique properties in a novel superconducting material, ... Read more...

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3-D image of receptor that senses spicy foods, pain created


May 20th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have created a three-dimensional image of a protein called TRPV1, which enables a person to sense the heat of ... Read more...

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Scientists infer structure of open nicotinic acetylcholine ion channel in a living cell


April 8th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
London, April 8 (ANI): University of Illinois researchers say have mapped the interior of a key component of the relay system that allows the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to carry impulses from neurons ... Read more...

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Bacterial battle for survival leads to new antibiotic


February 29th, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A bacteria under threat from another produced a new type of antibiotic, which can help in the treatment of stomach ulcers. Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that causes stomach ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist creates oil resistant material


December 7th, 2007 - 6:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 7 (ANI): A team of engineers led by an Indian origin scientist at Massachusetts Institute Of Technology has devised a simple process to manufacture materials that have a high ... Read more...

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MIT scientists create ‘micro’ livers to aid drug screening


November 19th, 2007 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
London , November 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a technology to create tiny colonies of living human liver cells that model the full-sized organ.The researchers ... Read more...

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