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Scientists design earthworm-like robot


August 10th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Researchers have engineered a soft robot that inches ahead with earthworm-like peristalsis, crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of its body.The robot, made almost entirely of ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug reduces cancer risk


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) A low-cost diabetes drug seems to beat the growth of breast cancer, especially by preventing a number of natural and man-made chemicals that promote it.James Trosko ... Read more...

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Now, a dog that glows in the dark


July 30th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) South Korean scientists have created a dog that glows fluorescent green under ultraviolet light after antibiotic drugs are put in its food.The dog named Tagon - ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for lung cancer identified


April 1st, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a new therapeutic target for lung cancer.It was found that a variant of the protein AIMP2 is highly expressed in ... Read more...

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Fast, low-energy memory for MP3s, smartphones may soon be a reality


March 29th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have created a tiny device that improves on existing forms of memory storage, paving the way for fast, low-energy memory for MP3 ... Read more...

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Elderly people with clinical depression more prone to knee arthritis


March 17th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that clinical depression can make the symptoms of knee arthritis worse than what is evident on X-rays.It found that elderly people with ... Read more...

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Spinal ‘Botox’ jab could relieve pain


December 26th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A new study has found that Botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A)-better known as Botox-reduces responses to an inflammation-related pain stimulus when injected into the spinal canal in mice."BoNT/A, ... Read more...

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Acid suppressive drugs may increase pneumonia risk


December 21st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that using acid suppressive medications, such as proton pump inhibitors and histamine2 receptor antagonists, may increase the risk of pneumonia.Acid suppressive drugs are ... Read more...

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Flying fish ‘perform as well as some birds’


September 12th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): Flying fish can stay airborne just as well as small-to-midsize birds, according to a new study.Haecheon Choi, a mechanical engineer from Seoul National University, Korea, became fascinated by ... Read more...

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Male pond skaters use scare tactics to force females for sex: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): A recent study has shown that male pond skaters use scare tactics to force females to have sex with them.According to BBC News, the animals play on the ... Read more...

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Respiratory symptoms more reliable indicator of H1N1, not fever alone


July 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that individuals with mild H1N1 infection may go undetected using standard diagnostic criteria.The study has , therefore, concluded that coughing or other respiratory ... Read more...

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Human body louse genome sequenced


June 22nd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of the human body louse.The achievement is expected to yield new insights into louse - and human - biology and evolution.The ... Read more...

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Future green cars to literally run with tree in gas tank


June 17th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Future green cars would run by just putting a tree in the gas tank, at least that's what researchers mean as they look at forest biomass as raw ... Read more...

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Coffee, green tea may slow brain cancer growth


February 1st, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): A group of scientists has said that caffeine found in coffee and green tea could effectively slow the growth of brain cancer tumours.According to the researchers at ... Read more...

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Seoul National University Mishap


October 29th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct. 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hwang Woo-suk, 56, has been given a two year sentence by Judge Bae Ki-yeol of Seoul Central District Court, for the embezzlement of funds and illegal ... Read more...

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Disgraced South Korean cloning researcher found guilty


October 26th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 26 (DPA) The South Korean scientist initially hailed as a cloning pioneer and national hero until an investigation found some faked research in cloning human embryonic stem cells was convicted ... Read more...

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Consumers respond to vacation ads that match their mood


October 14th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 14 (IANS) Consumers respond best to vacation ads that match current emotions. Most of us won't respond to the call of adventure while soaking in a relaxing bath. We would ... Read more...

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Consumers respond best to vacation ads that match their current emotions


October 14th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): The mood people are in when they come across a vacation ad influences their decision to go for a trip, a new study claims.Hakkyun Kim (University of Concordia, ... Read more...

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South Korea approves economist as new premier


September 28th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 28 (DPA) South Korea's National Assembly Monday approved the appointment of economist Chung Un Chan as prime minister despite protests from the opposition. The assembly approved Chung's appointment by President Lee ... Read more...

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South Korea’s president names new prime minister


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 3 (DPA) South Korean President Lee Myung Bak appointed a new prime minister Thursday as part of a government reshuffle. The economist and former chancellor of the Seoul National University, Chung ... Read more...

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Magic ink to revolutionise full-colour printing


August 26th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Magic ink developed by South Korean engineers is set to revolutionise full-colour printing.The M-Ink can be used to produce any colour in the visible spectrum and could lead ... Read more...

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Males who serenade females get more sex


June 12th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Females of an Asian species of water strider keep their genitalia hidden to avoid any forceful copulation attempts, and expose them only after males produce a courtship "song" ... Read more...

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Scientists create fluorescent Ruppy - the world’s first transgenic dog


April 24th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24 (ANI): Researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea have created the world's first transgenic dog.Cloned beagle named Ruppy - short for Ruby Puppy - and four other beagles ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis may raise vertigo risk


March 24th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Osteoporosis patients are more likely to also have vertigo, says a new study.The study, published in the March 24, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal ... Read more...

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How bed bugs dodge poisons designed to control them


January 11th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, toxicologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Koreas Seoul National University have explained how bed bugs develop resistance to ... Read more...

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Common food additive may increase cancer risk


December 29th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): A diet high in inorganic phosphates, which are found in a variety of processed foodsincluding meats, cheeses, beverages, and bakery productscan increase the risk and spread of ... Read more...

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Low-error golf balls developed


December 16th, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers from Seoul National University in Korea have developed a new golf ball with grooves rather than dimples that would prevent the putted ball from going in ... Read more...

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Trio of pole-climbing robot may save construction workers lives


December 14th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 14 (ANI): Virginia Tech researchers have bagged a grand prize at the 2008 International Capstone Design Fair for creating a trio of pole-climbing serpentine robots that can one day ... Read more...

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South Korea warns nuclear talks close to breaking down


September 26th, 2008 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 26 (DPA) North Korea's intentions to restart its nuclear programme are bringing negotiations to the brink of a breakdown, a top South Korean diplomat said Friday."We are at a difficult ... Read more...

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American women receives 5 cloned puppies from worlds first canine cloning service


August 6th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): An American women has become the inaugural customer of a South Korean company that says it is the worlds first successful commercial canine cloning service, with the ... Read more...

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How water insects bounce on water without sinking revealed


December 8th, 2007 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
London, December 8 (ANI): A research team in South Korea has reportedly reached very close to revealing the secret behind the water strider's baffling ability to bounce up and down on water ... Read more...

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