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Medieval record sheds light on London’s Italian bankers


July 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A rare accounting document has revealed the activities of Italian bankers in the early 15th century London, decades before the capital became a financial powerhouse.The half-concealed ... Read more...

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Aquatic ecosystems release more carbon than land


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Aquatic ecosystems have the potential to release more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere in a warmer climate than their land counterparts, says a study. In ... Read more...

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Protein loss causes old-age gum disease


April 18th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) A drop in the level of protein called Del-1 is why gum diseases become more common with old age, says a new research.Periodontitis is a gum ... Read more...

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Researchers find that young goats can develop accents


February 16th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have reported that young goats develop accent based on the group they are in. The study raises the possibility that animals have higher accents than previously ... Read more...

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Catching killer weeds easier with geographic profiling


February 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Catching killer weeds and invasive species has just got easier with geographic profiling (GP), a statistical tool that tracks wanted criminals, a study reveals. A team ... Read more...

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Defective cellular battery triggers brain disease


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) A defective mitochondria, which acts as a cellular battery, could be the trigger for a devastating neurodegenerative disease, showing up in toddlers just as they begin ... Read more...

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Sex hormone protects women from cardio risks


August 12th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sex hormone oestrogen could help women stave off heart disease by regulating the activity of white blood cells (WBCs) -- sentinels of the immune system.The female ... Read more...

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Study says that Steering wheels are nine times dirtier than public toilet seats


April 28th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) So you think your car is clean? Read this!A new study says the steering wheel is almost nine times dirtier than the toilet seat. The reason ... Read more...

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More bugs in your car steering wheel than on the public toilet seat: Study


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
The research found that while 80 bacteria prowl on each square inch of a toilet, almost 700 harmful bugs inhabit the interior of a car., reports the Daily Mail."While most of the ... Read more...

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Better sleeping sickness treatment in the offing


April 17th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) A breakthrough could pave the way for a safer and more effective treatment for millions in developing countries who suffer from African sleeping sickness, leading to ... Read more...

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Safer and more effective treatment for parasitic infections closer to reality


April 16th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, have uncovered the mechanisms behind a drug used to treat infections caused by trypanosome parasites.The drug nifurtimox is commonly used to ... Read more...

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Preventive use of breast cancer drugs urged


March 28th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Up to one in 10 women could benefit from anti-cancer treatments such as tamoxifen even before they show signs of the disease. But there are concerns ... Read more...

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New plant species offers insights into how evolution works


March 18th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that a new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants.The new plant species, Tragopogon miscellus, appeared ... Read more...

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Mental impact of Japan disaster will be felt ‘for some time to come’


March 18th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 18 (ANI): A psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London has said that the Japan disaster had a devastating immediate effect on tens of thousands of people but the ... Read more...

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Women ‘feel pain more than men’


March 16th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Women have more intense responses to pain than men, say scientists.A study using MRI brain scanners found women process pain in the brain differently to men.Doctors were investigating ... Read more...

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Simple test could save prostate cancer patients from surgery


February 9th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists say that a simple test could save thousands of prostate cancer patients from operation.Research has shown men with certain genes are three times more likely to have ... Read more...

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Event horizon could help determine evolutionary stage of a black hole


January 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have proposed a new way to determine the evolutionary stage of a black hole: analysing the region outside where matter cannot ... Read more...

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New B-Keeper software gives drummers the freedom to set their own pace


January 13th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new software that will give drummers the freedom to speed up or slow down the pace of any pre-programmed music, the material following their ... Read more...

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Telescope captures star-forming region - Lagoon Nebula


January 6th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): The European Southern Observatory's (ESO's) UK-designed and built VISTA telescope has captured a new image of a star-forming region known as the Lagoon Nebula that lies about 4,000 ... Read more...

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How ‘bees see world’


December 11th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed FReD - the Floral Reflectance Database - which holds data on what colours flowers appear to be, to bees.The work by researchers at Queen ... Read more...

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Researchers look at new treatment for prostate cancer


November 15th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) A major discovery could pave the way for new treatments in prostate cancer. Researchers have found that male hormones play a key role in promoting a specific genetic ... Read more...

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Male sex hormones that mutate in prostate cancer identified


November 15th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that a major discovery of a cause of prostate cancer could pave the way for new treatments.They have found that male hormones play a key ... Read more...

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Where bone strength comes from


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Scientist have discovered that bone gets its strength from a combination of tiny fibres that either get stiffer or more malleable when stretched - a finding that could ... Read more...

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Moon builds massive snowballs in Saturn’s ring


July 21st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): New pictures sent in by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show icy particles in Saturn's F ring clumping into giant snowballs as the moon Prometheus makes multiple swings by the ... Read more...

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Can bees tell time of the day?


June 29th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Despite constant daylight of the Arctic summer, bumblebees stick to a working routine and return to their nests well before midnight - suggesting that they can tell the ... Read more...

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Drinking beetroot juice lowers blood pressure


June 29th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) The nitrate content of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure levels, says a study. The researchers of Queen Mary University of London found that blood pressure (BP) was ... Read more...

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Even midnight sun won’t convince bees to work nights


June 29th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Bees observe a strict working day, even in conditions of 24-hour sunlight, research shows. Researchers tagged worker bumblebees with a radio identifier, similar to an Oyster Card, which ... Read more...

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Nitrate in beetroot juice reduces BP


June 29th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed that the nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits. ... Read more...

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New computer game to spot how blind to change are you


June 12th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): Do you often fail to notice a friend's radical new haircut or miss a road sign showing a change in the speed limit? Well, then such ignorance to ... Read more...

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The social roach loves to dine in groups


June 11th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Cockroaches are social insects and like to swarm on food than to dine alone, a new study reveals.Mathieu Lihoreau of Queen Mary, University of London, and his colleagues ... Read more...

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‘HPV testing should be the primary screening method for cervical cancer’


April 28th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London, say that cervical cancer screening intervals could be extended to five years for women aged 30 and over if the primary ... Read more...

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Exotic winter-flowering plants keep bees busy during cold months


March 5th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): An unusual rise in the number of bees in the cold winter months has been observed in the recent years, and scientists have now discovered the reason behind ... Read more...

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Drink cranberry juice to lower BP


February 17th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Drinking cranberry juice can lower your blood pressure, according to a new research.The study conducted by Roger Corder, professor at Queen Mary University of London, has appeared January ... Read more...

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80-year old theory of ‘primordial soup’ as origin of life rejected


February 3rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 3 (ANI): A new research by scientists has rejected the 80-year old theory of 'primordial soup' as the origin of life, and has instead suggested that claims it was the ... Read more...

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New pill raises hopes for multiple sclerosis patients


January 21st, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new drug for multiple sclerosis could soon be available for the first time within two years, say researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.As per a major ... Read more...

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