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‘Nanoresonators’ to boost cell phone connectivity


August 31st, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Tiny mechanical devices called 'nanoresonators' could help cell phone users avoid slower downloads and dropped calls, besides easing congestion over the airwaves to improve their performance."There ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sensor detects glucose in diabetics’ saliva, tears


August 24th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A new type of bio-sensor can detect minute traces of glucose in saliva, tears and urine, doing away with pinpricks for diabetes testing."It's an inherently non-invasive ... Read more...

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KSCSTE wants new advanced Raman Spectroscopy centre


August 10th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (IANS) The state-owned Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) Friday said it wants to set up a collaborative advanced research facility for co-ordinating interdisciplinary ... Read more...

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‘Abused kids face elevated cancer risk as adults’


July 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Frequent abuse by a parent can elevate a child's cancer risk in adulthood - especially when mothers abuse daughters and fathers their sons, a new study ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rapid cooling doubles eggs’ shelf life


June 12th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Taking just a few seconds to cool, freshly-laid eggs would add weeks to their shelf life and also stave off salmonella illnesses, according to a new ... 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...

Posted in Health |

New compound staves off obesity


April 5th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A compound present in red wine, grapes and other fruits could potentially stave off obesity by blocking the development of fat cells. Kee-Hong Kim, assistant professor ... Read more...

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You can spice up meals with real vitamins, nutrients


March 27th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) You can now spice up meals with real nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to derive direct health benefits, thanks to a new method.Srinivas Janaswamy's method involves creating ... Read more...

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Shedding pounds won’t help teens’ self-esteem


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Teenaged girls shedding pounds may benefit physically, but it still leaves them with a feeling of low esteem, says a study."We found that obese black and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Obama names two more Indian Americans to key jobs


March 10th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) President Barack Obama, who with over two dozen appointments has more Indian Americans serving in White House jobs than in any previous administration, has named ... Read more...

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Researchers crack virus behind brain swelling


March 6th, 2012 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 6 (IANS) Researchers have cracked the structure of a virus that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children, a development that could open the way to ... Read more...

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Asteroid bigger than aircraft carrier closing in


November 6th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) An asteroid larger than an aircraft carrier will dart between the Earth and Moon Tuesday. It will be the closest encounter by such a huge space ... Read more...

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Three Indian Americans get innovation, research awards from Obama


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Recognising the work of two Indian American inventors and a researcher, President BarackObama has presented them the nation's highest honours in their fields with nine other ... Read more...

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Three Indian American scientists get White House honour


September 28th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) Three distinguished Indian Americans, two inventors and a researcher, figure among a dozen top scientists and innovators named by President Barack Obama as recipients ... Read more...

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New technique lights up tumour cells during surgery


September 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A technique which lights up tumour cells during surgery could help those who suffer from ovarian cancer. Now doctors may spot undetectable tumours measuring just a ... Read more...

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Deadly bugs lurk in raw vegetables


August 16th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Germs like E. coli and Salmonella lurk in raw vegetables, where it might not be possible to remove them even with repeated washing, say US scientists.These ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Termites could act as low-cost biofuel refinery


July 6th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Termites, one of the peskiest household pests, could become a cheap source of biofuels for fuel-consuming four wheelers. A cocktail of enzymes from guts of termites ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pain of social exclusion can be deep, long-lasting


May 11th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Ostracism or being boycotted by your community may not leave outer scars but it can cause pain that often is deeper and lasts longer than a ... Read more...

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Soon, mobile technology to provide drinking water and electricity


May 4th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Ever wondered if mobile technology could convert non-potable water into drinking water and extract hydrogen from it to generate electricity?A team of researchers has developed an aluminum ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rice originated 9,000 years ago in China, say genome researchers


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): In a study tracing back thousands of years of evolutionary history through large-scale gene re-sequencing, a team of genome researchers has concluded that rice originated in China.Their findings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hot red pepper can help burn unwanted calories


April 26th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Spicing up the daily diet with some red pepper can curb appetite and help burn unwanted calories, a study says."We found that consuming red pepper can ... Read more...

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Eating moderate quantity of red pepper can help curb appetite


April 26th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that eating a moderate quantity of red pepper can help curb appetite.According to research from Purdue University, the peppers especially work for those who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth will recover faster from global warming show prehistoric evidence


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has analysed evidence from a prehistoric event and come to the conclusion that the Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth can recover faster from CO2 emissions


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Cheer up -- the earth may yet be able to recover faster from rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than previously thought. When faced with high levels ... Read more...

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Men who feel discriminated likely to have bigger tummy


April 13th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A new research from Purdue University has suggested that people, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination are likely to see their waistlines expand."This study found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanopolymer tests effectiveness of cancer drugs


April 6th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): A process using nanotechnology to better assess whether cancer drugs hit their targets may help reduce the side effects of those drugs, says a Purdue University biochemist.W. Andy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lean protein helps dieters resist late night snacks


April 1st, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Does being on a diet tempt you to munch snacks late at night. You can overcome the urge by including lean proteins like chicken breast, fish, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ultrafast laser to make solar cells more affordable, efficient


March 9th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University's Center are developing a technology that employs ultrafast pulsing laser to help make solar cells more affordable and efficient.The technology will help experts overcome ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Discrimination increases health problems in obese people


March 4th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that the discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Using sound to diagnose ecological health


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Scientists are employing sound to diagnose ecological health of a landscape and to reconnect people. Soundscape ecology, as it is being called, focuses on what sounds ... Read more...

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Finding a way to extend tomato shelf life


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are working with colleagues at Purdue University to extend the shelf life of tomatoes.The research also may lead to tomatoes that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetes affects both patient and spouse’s well being


January 28th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has found that older patients with diabetes who are not dealing well with the disease are likely to have symptoms of depression, and their spouses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New materials could make invisibility cloak technology a reality


January 26th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University are developing a new class of 'plasmonic metamaterials' as potential building blocks for advanced optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers, improved solar cells, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Breast on-a-chip’ to help experts in cancer research


January 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): With a large number of women nowadays getting breast cancer, developing methods for early diagnosis and subsequent treatment has been a major public health priority.Now, researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Practicing retrieval is best tool for learning: Study


January 25th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Instead of rereading or reviewing the same textbook or other material, it is better to practice retrieval to ensure better learning, according to a new research."We continue to ... Read more...

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