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Breakthrough in asthma research


September 19th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Scientists may have hit upon an effective way to block asthma attacks by identifying the two most significant biological triggers that bring them on.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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Mom gene linked to key parenting skills


September 19th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) What does it take to be a great mom? Of course there's love, devotion, nurturing, and maybe the right gene.Researchers at the Rockefeller University in ... Read more...

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Cutting edge microscopy tracks cellular traffic


September 18th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers can now observe and track masses of cellular movement under 3D microscopy, potentially speeding up drug discovery and monitoring rogue microbes.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Dependency on marijuana damages intelligence, shows study


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Dependency on marijuana before 18 years of age may cause lasting damage to the addict's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research.A long-range study ... Read more...

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Northern Hemisphere facing hotter summers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Land areas are now much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century, according to ... Read more...

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Stripping air of CO2 may become unavoidable


July 25th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Emerging techniques to strip the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2) and store it away to stabilise climate may become unavoidable, as our planet tips into a ... Read more...

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GPS helps detect 100 billion tonne ice loss!


July 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) The Global Positioning System (GPS) helped scientists detect a staggering 100 billion tonnes of ice loss in Greenland over six months during 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Deadly bug-killer could replace antibiotics in therapy


July 24th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the atomic code of a deadly bug killer, a breakthrough crowning a 40-year quest that could replace antibiotics in therapies.Researchers from Monash (Australia) ... Read more...

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New class of vaccines won’t require cold storage


July 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new silk-based stabiliser that kept some vaccines and antibiotics stable up to temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius.The breakthrough could free vaccines and ... Read more...

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Skin pigment could revolutionise medical electronics


June 28th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Melanin, the pigment that imparts colour to the skin, eyes and hair, could soon be the face of a new generation of bio-friendly devices used in ... Read more...

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Offspring of older fathers may live longer


June 12th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits. "If your father and grandfather were able to live ... Read more...

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Biosensor shows promise for cancer diagnosis


May 16th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Researchers have created an ultra-sensitive biosensor that could open up new opportunities for early detection of cancer and help doctors tailor personalised medicine specific to biochemistry ... Read more...

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Bees may help improve robotic vision, says study


May 14th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Scientists have unravelled how the bee brain uses multiple rules to process visual problems, a breakthrough that could enable robots see as clearly as humans, a ... Read more...

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Sperms fight their way to female egg


May 8th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) A mass of sperms fight their way through the female reproductive tract to fertilise a egg, says a new research which explored the properties that distinguish ... Read more...

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Orangutans are smart designers: Study


April 18th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Orangutans are turning out to be smart designers, going by the sophisticated way they build their nests, says a scientific study. University of Manchester scientists spent ... Read more...

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Anaesthesia causes jet-lag state, post surgery


April 18th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 18 (IANS) People feel as though they have jet-lag after surgery, which could be due to the effect of general anaesthesia that alters genetic activity controlling the bio-clock, ... Read more...

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Discovery could boost morphine’s effectiveness


April 8th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 8 (IANS) A major discovery could open the way to more effective treatment of severe pain with the help of morphine, says a study. Morphine is an extremely ... Read more...

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Compound created to fight malaria-causing bug


April 5th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Research by a Yale University team has found a drug showing promise for neutralizing dangerous bacteria to prevent the malaria-causing parasite from growing, a statement ... Read more...

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Saline aquifers can store century’s worth of CO2 emissions


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified deep saline aquifers capable of storing at least a century's worth of CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants in the US. Coal-burning power plants ... Read more...

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IT tool helps satellites pinpoint ancient settlements


March 20th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) A new computer tool that extracts clues about ancient human settlements from satellite imagery has uncovered thousands of sites which might otherwise have been lost.The survey ... Read more...

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Bat flu may pose danger to humans


February 29th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have revealed that they have found flu in bats for the first time. Doctors are worried that the flu may pose danger to humans. Evidence of ... Read more...

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Upper classes more likely to cheat, cut corners


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Upper classes tend to behave unethically, being more likely to believe -- as did Gordon Gekko in the movie "Wall Street" -- that "greed is good," ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice loss driving snowy winters


February 28th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Heavy ice loss in Arctic regions may be linked with greater frequency of snowy winters in the US, Europe and China, according to the latest evidence ... Read more...

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Chinese Pompeii: 300 million years old forest preserved in ash


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in China have found a preserved forest in the northeastern part of China which dates back to the ancient times. The forest was covered by about ... Read more...

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Ancient Chinese forest found under volcanic ash


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) A forest in north China that was preserved under a layer of volcanic ash deposited nearly 300 million years ago has been found.The fossil forest, located ... Read more...

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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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Math model to monitor heartbeat health


February 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a math model to peer into the heart's cellular mechanism governing its beats to ensure that the organ stays healthy.The heart relies on ... Read more...

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Breakthrough can re-grow blood vessels in heart


February 17th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) A new breakthrough would help heal damaged blood vessels in the heart more effectively, possibly doing away with the necessity of surgery.The technqiue, developed by Aaron ... Read more...

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Now climate change threatens Antarctica fish


February 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Fish which adapted to the polar condition with 'anti-freeze' proteins, tens of millions of years ago, are now being endangered by a rapid rise in ocean ... Read more...

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24 mn generations for mice to grow to elephant size


January 31st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) It would take at least 24 million generations for a mouse-sized creature to evolve into something as big as an elephant. Conversely, it would require only ... Read more...

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Mother’s love triggers bigger brain growth


January 31st, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) School children whose mothers nurtured them lovingly have a larger hippocampus, a key brain area vital for learning, memory and response to stress.Research by the Washington ... Read more...

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Too much or too little iron bad for brain


January 15th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Iron plays a vital role in the development of the brain -- too little can result in cognitive problems, too much promotes degenerative diseases such as ... Read more...

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Love hormone also fosters kindness among monkeys


January 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) 'Love hormone' Oxytocin that helps the mother-baby bond also fosters kindness among irritable monkeys. Administering the hormone nasally, a Duke University research team has shown that ... Read more...

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People more comfortable running than walking


January 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) People feel more comfortable running rather than walking when they start moving at around two metres per second or about 4.5 miles per hour. North Carolina ... Read more...

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Ancient rice gene could protect crop from global warming


January 5th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) An ancient rice gene can save food crops from the devastating effects of global warming, reveals a study.The genetic diversity found by scientists is seen as ... Read more...

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