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Eye rich source of flexible adult stem cells


January 9th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Patients need not look any further than their own eyes to obtain perfectly matched neural (nerve) stem cells, say scientists. Researchers have identified adult stem cells ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Farming vital for endangered species


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Agriculture is vital for the survival of endangered species in the developing world many of which use farmland to supplement their natural habitat.Many species, rather than ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Stinking frogs are rich source of antibiotic compounds


December 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The skin of some of the earth's foulest smelling creatures houses a goldmine of anti-bacterial compounds -- a potentially rich source of new drugs that could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Seaweed: rich source of nutrition for heart


July 21st, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Scientists have identified seaweeds, that form an important element of Chinese and Japanese cuisine, as a rich new source of nutrition for the heart which could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bengali folk theatre gets a Bollywood twist (Feature)


July 18th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Jatra, the popular Bengali folk theatre form, is being dished out with some Bollywood garnishing. While veterans like Asrani and Shakti Kapoor have done it ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mamata, the leading lady of Bengali jatra (Feature)


July 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Her life story doesn't lack drama, and now it's feeding the Jatra folk theatre form of Bengal known for its dramatic, over-the-top performances. Even plays ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Delhi records growth in per capita income


May 20th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi recorded steady growth in per capita income at current prices for the year 2010-11, said a report on estimates of the state domestic product ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Illegal trade of placenta unearthed in China


May 7th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Human placentas are being illegally sold for 20 yaun (about $3) each at a hospital in southern China, a media report said Saturday. Placentas are considered ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Drinking tea daily ‘as good as water in keeping you hydrated’


March 28th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): A new study has found that drinking four to six mugs of tea daily is as good as a litre of water for keeping yourself hydrated.The finding disproves ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘True Grit’ a tomb of missed opportunities (IANS Film Review)


February 26th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "True Grit"; Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen; Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin; Rating: **1/2It is always disappointing when despite a rich source in literature ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Experts look at ways to use sea cucumbers’ potential in saving our seas


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Newcastle University, UK, are investigating how to use sea cucumbers in developing a more sustainable way of farming in the sea.Sea cucumbers are not only ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Keep Alzheimer’s at bay with purple fruit


December 8th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Eating blueberries and other purple fruit and vegetables can keep Alzheimer's at bay because they are a rich source of chelators, scientists say.Chelators bind the loosely configured ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Diet rich in walnuts, walnut oil can fight stress


October 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): If daily stress is taking a toll on your health, it's time to eat walnuts, as they help fight stress, says a new study."We wanted to find out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sugar has more devastating effects on health than just extra calories


September 14th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Sugar is far more dangerous for our health than it was previously believed-not only does it rots our teeth and adds padding to our thighs, it can devastatingly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Leafy vegetables cut down diabetes risk


August 20th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Eating leafy vegetables like broccoli, spinach, sprouts and cabbage can reduce by 14 percent your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study says. The vegetables are a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Jatropha saplings destroyed in Chhattisgarh


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 2 (IANS) Saplings of Jatropha, a rich source of bio-fuel, on about 9,200 hectares in Chhattisgarh were completely destroyed, Chief Minister Raman Singh Monday told the state assembly. "Jatropha saplings planted ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Taiwanese producer wants to make Bollywood-type film


July 28th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) One of Taiwan's most celebrated producers, Hsu Li-Kong, wants to make "a Bollywood-type" movie. And he finds India a rich source of themes, be ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Britons set to savour camel milk chocolate, cheese and ice cream


July 8th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 8 (ANI): Britons, get ready to savour camel chocolate, cheese and even ice cream, for stores in the country are set to sell camel milk imported from the United ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Store Your Cells’- India’s first dental stem cell bank launched


May 27th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 27 (ANI/Business Wire India): Teeth are the newest and the easiest way of obtaining stem cells. 'Store Your Cells' is the first dental stem cell bank in India started by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Amazon rain forests were unaffected from once-in-a-century drought in 2005


March 12th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new NASA-funded study has concluded that the Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Super spinach’ that boosts immunity set to go on sale in UK


February 8th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): A new 'super' spinach, specially developed to be a rich source of selenium, which can bolster the body's defence system, is set to hit UK market today.The green ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eat pistachios to cut down cancer risk (Lead)


December 9th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Eating pistachios daily can cut down the risk of lung and other cancers, according to a new study. These nuts are known to produce a cholesterol-lowering effect and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nuts can help you cut down lung cancer risk


December 9th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Munching on pistachios daily can cut down the risk of lung and other cancers, according to a new study. These nuts are known to produce a cholesterol-lowering effect ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Genetic defect linked to vitamin A deficiency in women


November 18th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Almost half of the British women might be lacking an important source of vitamin A due to previously undetected genetic defect.The vitamin helps the immune system ward off ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brad Pitt in talks for ‘Sherlock Holmes’ sequel


September 23rd, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt has had discussions with the producers of "Sherlock Holmes" to star in a sequel as the detective's nemesis Moriarty, according to people ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Meditation, dialogues reduce burnout among physicians


September 23rd, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Training in meditation and communication can ease distress and burnout experienced by many physicians. As many as 60 percent of practicing physicians report symptoms of burnout, which is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Smokeless tobacco can be as dangerous as cigarettes


August 17th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): People who think that smokeless tobacco is safe have been warned by researchers that it exposes the user to the same amount of another group of dangerous chemicals ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Recast food policy to address malnutrition: experts


August 13th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) With Indians eating less cereals and pulses, the government must recast its food policy and launch a nutrition literacy movement fast if it is serious about addressing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Anti-oxidant food supplements prepared for troops at high altitude


April 6th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Jigmet VangchukLeh, Apr 6 (ANI): The institute of Defence and High Altitude Research in Kashmir has come with a herbal anti-oxidant food supplement for the army stationed at high altitudes.Medicinal plants ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Antarctic dust helps scientists unravel details of past climate change


March 30th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): In a new study, dust trapped deep in Antarctic ice sheets is helping scientists unravel details of past climate change.The study, carried out by the Universities of Edinburgh, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers detect dust around a dying star, which may shed new light on universes origins


January 16th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): In a new research, a Cornell University led team of astronomers has observed dust forming around a dying star in a nearby galaxy, giving a glimpse into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beetles, just as The Beatles, get a little help from their friends


October 3rd, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): Just like humans, Beetles too benefit from ''friendly'' associations, say researchers. University of Wisconsin-Madison expert Cameron Currie says that adult beetles have a specialized compartment in their bodies ... Read more...

Posted in National |

HPCL to set up Rs.4 bn jatropha farm in Chhattisgarh


July 14th, 2008 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 14 (IANS) Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) will pump in Rs.4 billion in Chhattisgarh during the next three years for undertaking massive jatropha plantations, a rich source of bio-fuel. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Distillery by-product helps increase milk production


July 5th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur (Punjab), July 5 (IANS) Liquor may be bad for health but its by-product from a newly established distillery in Punjab's border district of Gurdaspur is proving a boon for farmers in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ocean algae could be rich source of bio-fuels: study


June 29th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Two Kansas State University scientists are taking the initiative to cultivate oil-rich algae in oceans for bio-fuel. Certain species of algae high in oil content could be converted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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