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Female birds turn promiscuous for better offspring


September 6th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washngton, Sep 6 (IANS) The idea of mating for life remains a romantic ideal but female birds act promiscuously because of certain long term benefits.It's all about having more grandkids. ... Read more...

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Patient’s own cells ‘can be reprogrammed to correct genetic defects’


April 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Scientists from the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of California and the WiCell Research Institute are one step closer to treating individuals with ... Read more...

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Multiple childbirth linked to increased risk of ‘triple-negative’ breast cancer


February 25th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has found that the more times a woman gives birth, the higher her risk of 'triple-negative' breast cancer, a relatively uncommon but particularly aggressive subtype ... Read more...

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Starvation and sleep-deprivation may keep brain sharp


September 1st, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Stay hungry and sleep-deprived to stay sharp - that seems to be the idea, at least as far as fruit flies are concerned.New research from Washington University in ... Read more...

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Only one-third of young US girls receive HPV vaccine for cervical cancer


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Only one in three young girls receives the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, a new American study reveals.The study, conducted by researchers at Washington ... Read more...

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Striking similarities between human brains, worms and computer chips


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington April 23 (ANI): Scientists from the U.S., the U.K., and Germany have discovered that the human brain, the nervous system of a worm, and a computer chip have striking similarities."Brains are ... Read more...

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Brains, worms and chips have a lot in common


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Scientists have discovered striking similarities between the human brain, worm's nervous system and a chip. "Brains are often compared to computers, but apart from the trivial fact that both ... Read more...

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Preventing mosquitoes from urinating may help control disease spread


March 4th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): American researchers have discovered a new protein that may help control disease-spreading mosquitoes.The study conducted by Cornell scientists has appeared in the March 4, 2010 issue of the ... Read more...

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Hurricanes can diminish a forest’s ability to absorb CO2 from atmosphere


May 2nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have shown that hurricane damage can diminish a forest's ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), a major contributor to global warming, from the ... Read more...

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Revealing origin and evolution of planet Mercury


May 1st, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Scientists, using multispectral images obtained from the Messenger spacecraft, are trying to reveal the origin and evolution of the planet Mercury.Mercury's interior is thought to generally resemble that ... Read more...

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Simple process makes thin nanoribbons for conductive products


April 16th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University, US, have uncovered a room-temperature chemical process that splits carbon nanotubes to make flat nanoribbons, which can be used to create basic elements for ... Read more...

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Genetic model that predicts how plants respond to climate change


January 18th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Scientists have created a genetic model that can predict how plants respond to climate change and flower in different environments.It has been known for some time that ... Read more...

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‘Molecular motor’ twice as powerful as auto engine


December 26th, 2008 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) A powerful "molecular motor" that packages DNA into the head segment of some viruses during their assembly delivers twice as much punch as an auto engine, according to ... Read more...

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Scientists discover atomic structure of powerful ”molecular motor” in virus


December 25th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 25 (ANI): A team of researchers from Purdue University and The Catholic University of America has identified the atomic structure of a powerful "molecular motor" that packages DNA into ... Read more...

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Lure of reward and fear of failure do constant battle in our brains


October 10th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): A new imaging study has revealed that the battle between lure of reward and fear of failure is rooted in the brains architecture. Neuroscientists at the USC ... Read more...

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Killer pulses help evaluate special substrate surfaces


July 30th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois in the US, have devised a method to evaluate substrate surfaces by using a series of killer laser pulses. Referred to ... Read more...

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Scientists prolong life in fruit flies by eliminating germline stem cells


April 24th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Brown University biologists have found that fruit flies live longer when they do not produce germline stem cells, the cells that make eggs and sperm.The researchers say ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal how dengue virus matures, becomes infectious


March 28th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Biologists at Purdue University have found how the dengue virus matures and becomes infectious.Dengue is prevalent in Southeast Asia, Central America and South America. The virus, which ... Read more...

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Discovery of Earth’s inner, innermost core confirmed


March 11th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 11 (ANI): In new study, University of Illinois geologists have confirmed the discovery of the Earths inner, innermost core.The geologists have also created a three-dimensional model explaining the seismic ... Read more...

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Mathematical model to help combat dual-resistant hospital infections


February 18th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists have created a new mathematical model that deals with different approaches to combat hospital-acquired infections from dual-resistant bacteria.This model has suggested that antimicrobial cycling and patient ... Read more...

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Researchers develop technique to reversibly transfer data from light to sound


December 14th, 2007 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 14 (ANI): Researchers have developed a technique to transfer data reversibly from light to sound, which they say may lead to designing super-fast optical communications networks in future.This experiment ... Read more...

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