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Lighting up your innards for incision-less surgery


June 27th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) If only doctors could operate without ever having to cut through your tissues or even diagnosing cancer, simply by seeing tumours inside with a tool as ... Read more...

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Cartilage graft will help regenerate bone


February 16th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Painful fractures and bad bone grafts may soon become a thing of the past, thanks to cartilage graft, a pioneering way of regenerating bones. "Cartilage graft ... Read more...

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Round-the-clock lifestyle affects metabolism, behaviour


February 28th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Our modern, round-the-clock lifestyle seems to derail metabolism, learning and behaviour in ways that we're just beginning to understand.Researchers led by Ilia Karatsoreos, postdoctoral scholar in Hatch Lab ... Read more...

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Being part of a crowd is what makes you unique: Study


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): You may feel lost when you're in a crowd. But UCLA life scientists say that being part of a crowd is what makes you unique.Biologists Kimberly Pollard and ... Read more...

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New, self-healing sticky gel that sticks underwater too


January 30th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Scientists are on their way to creating a new type of self-healing sticky gel that could be used as an adhesive or coating for underwater machinery or in ... Read more...

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Similar gene controls plant, human clocks


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): UC Davis researchers have identified a gene that controls part of the 'tick tock' in a plant's circadian clock. And not only is the plant gene very similar ... Read more...

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Number of polar bears to fall, courtesy climate change


November 25th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has revealed that polar bears aren't suited for southern diets and their numbers are likely ... Read more...

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Meditation training improves cellular health of the body


November 4th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater activity of telomerase, an enzyme important for the long-term health of cells ... Read more...

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Squid studies shed light on hearing mechanisms in humans


October 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): New studies on the ordinary squid are providing clues about the origin and evolution of the sense of hearing.T. Aran Mooney, a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic ... Read more...

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E-smart technologies may help youngsters self-manage mental illness


September 29th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new research program is focusing on new computer-based techniques (e-SMART-MH) to reach young adults already tied to their technology devices, to extend their access to mental health ... Read more...

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Gut bacteria affect multiple sclerosis: Study


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Biologists have discovered a connection between multiple sclerosis (MS)-an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord-and gut bacteria.California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers Sarkis K. ... Read more...

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Molecular changes that helped Tamiflu resistance explained


June 4th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): American biologists have come up with a molecular explanation for the evolution of Tamiflu resistance.The study, led by David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology's Robert Andrews Millikan Professor ... Read more...

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New method ‘to determine if dinosaurs were warm or cold-blooded’


May 25th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists have introduced the first method to directly measure body temperatures of extinct vertebrates and help reconstruct temperatures of ancient environments.The study, by researchers from five institutions including ... Read more...

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Reduction of salt in processed foods could save lives, money


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has found that reducing salt in processed foods could prevent strokes and heart attacks and also save billions of dollars in medical costs.According to researchers ... Read more...

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Brittle materials can be made stronger by shrinking them to nanoscale size


February 10th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have determined that some notoriously brittle materials can be made stronger by simply reducing them to nanoscale size.The work, by ... Read more...

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San Andreas Fault study reveals new information about damaging earthquakes


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): Recent collaborative studies of stream channel offsets along the San Andreas Fault by researchers has revealed new information about fault behavior, which could affect how we understand the ... Read more...

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Solar-powered irrigation improves diet and income in rural sub-Saharan Africa


January 5th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): A new study by Stanford University scientists has determined that solar-powered drip irrigation systems significantly enhance household incomes and nutritional intake of villagers in arid sub-Saharan Africa.The two-year ... Read more...

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Wolves rode icebergs to travel to Falkland Islands, say biologists


November 16th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 16 (ANI): A team of biologists has solved the mystery contemplated by Charles Darwin in 1835 about how a wolf-like species got on the Falkland Islands, determining that it might ... Read more...

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Migrating white sharks form isolated populations in northeastern Pacific Ocean


November 4th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the migratory behaviors of the white shark has lead to the formation of isolated populations in the northeastern Pacific Ocean ... Read more...

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Liposuction leftovers can boost stem cell production


September 8th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Blobs of fat removed during liposuction conceal cells that can be more quickly and easily converted into stem cells than skin cells most often used by researchers. "We've identified ... Read more...

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Brain region responsible for our sense of personal space identified


August 31st, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): A new study led by neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) may help improve the scientific understanding of the neural mechanisms involved in social behaviour, for ... Read more...

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Neurons that control obesity identified in fruit flies


August 19th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): In a novel study conducted in fruit flies, researchers have identified two groups of neurons that control obesity.Lead researcher Kai Zinn, professor of biology at California Institute of ... Read more...

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How our cells are controlled by billions of molecular ’switches’


August 4th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Chemists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a theory explaining how billions of cell-controlling molecular "switches" work in the body.Writing about their work in the Proceedings of ... Read more...

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Interstellar stuff that breathed life into Earth has younger cosmic roots than predicted


June 16th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): An international team of scientists has analyzed 22 interstellar meteorite grains to suggest the stuff that became incorporated into the planets and life on Earth has younger cosmic ... Read more...

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How neuronal activity is timed in brain’s memory-making circuits


May 30th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have challenged the long-held assumption that theta oscillations-a type of prominent brain rhythm that orchestrates neuronal activity in the hippocampus-remain ... Read more...

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Short-term memories ‘don’t fade away gradually’


April 30th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): For many years, scientists have held that short-term memories don't suddenly disappear, but grow gradually more imprecise over the course of several seconds. However, a new study has ... Read more...

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Scientists identify compound that makes plants immune to diseases


April 4th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Chicago have identified a novel compound that primes a plant's immune system, which may lead to the ... Read more...

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New enzymes for cheaper biofuel production engineered


March 24th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and world-leading gene-synthesis company DNA2.0 have created new enzymes for cheaper biofuel production. Biofuels are made by converting renewable materials--for ... Read more...

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IQ depends on particular regions of the brain


March 12th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new study conduced by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) sheds new light on how the various factors that comprise an "intelligence quotient" (IQ) ... Read more...

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Toddlers who convey gestures more meaningfully have better vocabularies


February 13th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Tiny tots who convey gestures more meaningfully at 14 months have larger vocabularies at 54 months and are also better prepared for school. Differences particularly favoured children from higher-income ... Read more...

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Unique, magnetic death star fossil discovered


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Scientists have discovered microscopic, magnetic fossils resembling spears and spindles, among sediment layers deposited during an ancient global-warming event along the Atlantic coastal plain.The researchers were led by ... Read more...

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Scientists use light to control proteins that catalyze biochemical reactions


October 17th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): A research team comprising of experts from Penn State and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has devised a way to use light to control certain ... Read more...

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New insight into how type-1 diabetes begins


August 27th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have offered new insight into how type-1 diabetes begins. An autoimmune attack on the pancreas causes type-1 diabetes, but the ... Read more...

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Tourists in wildlife reserves scaring away native carnivores


July 22nd, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new study by conservation biologists from the University of California, Berkeley, has indicated that allowing public access in wildlife reserves can scare off the native carnivore ... Read more...

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Sierra Nevada in US rose to current height earlier than thought


April 24th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Geologists studying deposits of volcanic glass in the western United States have found that the central Sierra Nevada largely attained its present elevation 12 million years ago, ... Read more...

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