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Dubai demolishes 40 ugly buildings, more to follow


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) At least 40 abandoned buildings have been demolished in Dubai this year by the municipality because they posed a health threat, security risk and distortion of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists uncovering origins of singing mice


August 12th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Singing mice have tawny brown fur instead of the common white albino strain; they hail from tropical cloud forests in the mountains of Costa Rica, and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mole rat may hold key to human longevity


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 3 (IANS) Compared to the average three-year life span of a common rat, the 10 to 30-year life of the naked mole rat, an underground rodent native ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Your farts could cure high blood pressure


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Though most of us may find it quite embarrassing in case we were caught breaking wind, a new study has in fact suggested flatulence could help ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rats! Even the BBC has the menace


July 1st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) If you have been making a song and dance about a mere mouse in your office canteen or around your seat, take it easy as ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Easter Island drug boosts memory, learning


July 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 1 (IANS) A drug of Polynesian origin has shown exciting results in improving memory and learning, which diminish with age but hit rock bottom in Alzhemier's patients. University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Protein key to African rodents long, robust life


May 11th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The secret of the East African naked mole rat's long, robust life has been unravelled. The revolting looking animal -- bald and wrinkly with worm-like tails ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hope for baldness cure


April 30th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) New hopes of a cure for baldness have been sparked after Japanese researchers claimed to have successfully grown hair on hairless mice, The Independent reported Monday.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India won’t be able to store another bumper crop


April 15th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be harvested ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Robot squirrels battle rattlesnakes


April 5th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Robot squirrels have been sent into the wilds of California to battle against rattlesnakes, it was reported here Wednesday.The robo-rodents will bravely endure the bites of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Over cleanliness could wreck immune system!


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Evidence is growing that dirt and germs protect against disease -- and that our indoor-based, ultra-clean lifestyles are bad for our health.It is said that without ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rat-borne disease kills 10 in China


December 31st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) A fatal disease spread by rats has claimed 10 lives in an eastern Chinese province this year, officials said.Between October and November alone, around 140 people ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Promiscuous parasites’ can make you reckless


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) A class of 'promiscuous parasites' can sneak into your bloodstream and brain, triggering behavioural changes from recklessness to neuroticism.Toxoplasma gondii, a highly contagious protozoa, infects more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Defiant Nepal Airlines rats on Air India, other peers


September 8th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) After being forced to halt flights two days in a row following fears that mice were on board and becoming the butt of unflattering reports in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China fights rats with stray cats


August 20th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) More than 100 stray cats that used to roam the streets in a Chinese province have now been collected and organised into a team to fight ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Man attempts suicide over mouse menace


July 25th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer (Rajasthan), July 25 (IANS) A man here tried to immolate himself after being repeatedly bitten by rodents in his house, which thrived due to the alleged negligence of authorities, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women dies after being bitten by rats


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Reading, July 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British woman who was stuck in the bed because of stroke has died after being bitten by rats. The woman who is in her 80s died ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

New hope for heart patients


July 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A gene injection that can make hearts beat stronger and to even overcome the damage caused by previous heart attacks provides new hope of effectively curing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Salt is addictive as cigarettes: Study


July 12th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Salt is addictive in the same way as cigarettes or hard drugs, a study has found.The findings could help explain why many find it so hard ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Asses’ milk - latest in weight reduction armoury


May 27th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Asses' milk happened to be the secret lotion in Cleopatra's beauty armoury, but now scientists say its consumption could help you lose weight effectively, while ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Viral fever hits Kerala’s Alappuzha


May 1st, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) A series of contagious diseases, including viral fever, that took a heavy toll in Kerala in the previous years have made a comeback in the state's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Israel shoos away dogs with high-pitched noise


April 30th, 2011 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 30 (IANS) The Israeli capital city of Tel Aviv has declared war on dogs that soil public parks. It is using an "unpleasant, high-pitched" tone - that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rat problem in NYC is hampering tourism


April 7th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pest control officials in New York City have warned that cutting funds to the program would only harm the city’s tourism. Officials are demanding that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Plant oil may be a key in the fight against obesity


March 24th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans.Belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lambs offer clues to why kids born to obese mums are fat


March 15th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Lambs are helping researchers understand why babies born to obese mothers are more likely to become fat.A team from the universities of Wyoming and Texas found a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Flashing brain with light can erase fear


March 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Suffering from panic attacks and anxiety? Help may be at hand as researchers have pinpointed a brain mechanism that makes individuals fearless.The condition can severely damage ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brain’s ‘fear’ area doesn’t increase anxiety but counters it: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): In a surprising find, a study from Stanford discovered that an area in the brain linked to fear doesn't increase anxiety but counters it.The study could help lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study finds enzyme that gives rats better long-term memories


March 4th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has found that increased levels of a natural brain enzyme gives rats better recall of old remembrances.A U.S.-Israeli team has found that they could make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes associated with binge drinking identified


March 1st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 01 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking.University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Larry the ratcatcher at Downing Street shows no interest in rodents


February 28th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): The newly appointed rat catcher at Number 10, Downing Street, is said to show no interest at all in rodents and is spending most of his time curled ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Potential link between immunity, schizophrenia revealed


February 28th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study from UC Davis has indicated that the number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Even in a crowd, you remain unique


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) It may be the height of paradox, but being part of a crowd is what gives you individuality, according to life scientists. Biologists Kimberly Pollard and Daniel Blumstein ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

10 Downing Street employs new cat to catch mice


February 16th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) The British prime minister's official residence, 10 Downing Street, has recruited its latest pet - a "rat-catching" cat.The cat - named Larry from the Battersea Dogs and Cats ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prairie dogs can describe what humans look like


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Prairie dogs chat with each other and can describe what different human beings look like.The species, only found in North America, call out to warn their friends when ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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