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DTC earnings jump 150 percent with traffic police help


April 15th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Earnings of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) have gone up by 150 percent in February-March 2011 with the support from Delhi Traffic Police after ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scottish Govt. denies striking deal with Libya over Lockerbie bomber’s release


February 7th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburg, Feb 7 (ANI): The Scottish Government would reportedly release new documents detailing discussions with Westminster to deny speculations that it had played a major role behind the scenes to release Lockerbie ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Your genes help you pick your friends: Study


January 18th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that groups of friends show patterns of genetic similarity.The study was conducted by lead author James Fowler, a social scientist at the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

New genetic variants linked to height identified


December 31st, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): A new study has identified uncommon and previously unknown genetic variants that determine how tall a person will be.The findings may also provide insight into the genetic architecture ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

AIDS immunity is all in the proteins!


December 27th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): It is the proteins which help some HIV infected people not end up having AIDS, a new study has suggested.A large-scale genetic analysis has suggested that tiny changes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High-resolution microarray used to advance malaria research


October 26th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have developed and used a high-density SNP array for the malaria vector mosquito, which has established 400,000 genetic markers capable of revealing new insights into how the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Taste genes predict dental caries


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): A new study has hypothesized that genetic variation in taste pathway genes (TAS2R38, TAS1R2, GNAT3) may be associated with dental caries risk and/or protection.According to researchers from University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US urges UK, Scotland to provide fresh evidence linked to Megrahi’s release


August 15th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): A team of four US senators conducting an inquiry into the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, has urged the concerned Scottish lawyers and doctors, to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scottish Islamic Foundation accused of sharing ‘ideology of terrorists’


August 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): A Scottish Islamic group named 'The Scottish Islamic Foundation', which receives funding from the Scottish Government, has been accused of sharing the ideology of terrorists, in a secret ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaria accompanied humans moving out of Africa


June 28th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Malaria accompanied the modern man as he moved out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, according to a new study.An international team of researchers used DNA sequencing to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

From Bush’s bike crash to crying in public - Jack McConnell reveals it all


May 27th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): From crashing into a policeman, to crying in public, former first minister Jack McConnell spoke of some of the most comical gaffes former US President Bush exhibited in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gene mutation in liver cells to help with drug prescriptions


May 11th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A tiny gene mutation in human liver cells might help indicate proper dosage for half of all drugs, suggests a new American study.The study has been published online ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

England football fans take swipe at Scotland


April 16th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16(ANI): England football fans will take a swipe at Scotland's failure to qualify for this summer's World Cup with quote t-shirt 'SNP: Scotland Not Playing'.The SNP is England's response to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Genetic variant that controls lung function and risk of COPD identified


December 18th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified a novel genetic variant that appears to play a vital role in preserving the lung function and lowering the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian equities open lower after previous day losses


December 16th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian equities opened lower Wednesday after a key index suffered a loss of over 220 points, or nearly 1.3 percent, on account of prevailing sentiments in other ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Boost for Brown as Labour wins by-election


November 13th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) Labour won a by-election in Scotland Thursday night by a margin whose size commentators said would come as welcome news to Britain's ruling party. Labour candidate Willie ... Read more...

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Brown gets a popularity ratings boost with Labour by-poll win Glasgow North East


November 13th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.13 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has got a much needed popularity ratings boost with his Labour Party securing a huge victory in the Glasgow North East by-election on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mid-day meal menu changed in Madhya Pradesh


November 2nd, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 2 (IANS) Hot pulao, puri and kheer will be on the menu of the mid-day meal at anganwadis (grassroots child and mother care centres) on Tuesdays as the Madhya Pradesh ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists create “family tree” for cows that goes back 29 million years


October 20th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): Pairing a new approach to prepare ancient DNA with a new scientific technique developed specifically to genotype a cow, an international team of scientists has created a very ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scot Justice Secretary, Mahatma Gandhi of same ilk: Scotland’s First Minister


October 18th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Inverness (Scotland), Oct.18 (ANI): Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has compared the region's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to the Father of the Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi for his landmark and controversial quasi-judicial ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Genetic mutation makes some people to rid hepatitis C


September 17th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): A collaborative study led by Johns Hopkins researchers has uncovered a genetic mutation that gives a person the ability to get rid of Hepatitis C without any treatment.While ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian equities open higher on strong Asian cues


September 7th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) A key Indian equities index opened higher on strong Asian cues Monday, with active trading in stocks of realty, metals and public sector companies. The sensitive index (Sensex) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Star Trek-style device may check patients” genetic suitability to different medicines


February 17th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 17 (ANI): A Star Trek-style, BlackBerry-sized device is being tested by scientist at Imperial College London, and its spin-out company DNA Electronics, for its effectiveness in checking patients'' genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit Asian MP Sarwars charity under the scanner


February 15th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.15 (ANI): Scottish Labour MP Mohammad Sarwars charity has come under the scanner over claims of accounting irregularities. According to the Sunday Express, investigators are also examining whether the Glasgow-based ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hamilton joins campaign against Scot Government crackdown on alcohol


January 25th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.25 (ANI): Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has joined a campaign against the Scottish Government''s crackdown on alcohol. In a move calculated to pile pressure on ministers, drinks firm Diageo has ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ex-007 Connery says Scots must have a say on independence


January 25th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.25 (ANI): Movie legend Sir Sean Connery has demanded that Scots be given the right to have their say on independence. The ex-007 urged the Unionist parties standing in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Singing the Hokey Cokey during football match may land you in jail!


December 22nd, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 22 (ANI): Singing the Hokey Cokeyan old novelty song that has been part at children''s parties and at sherry-fuelled family gatherings for many yearsduring a football match may land ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Trump gets his golf course, plus 500 luxury homes


November 4th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): New York-based billionaire businessman Donald Trumps contentious plans to transform a wild and windswept stretch of the Aberdeenshire coastline into an exclusive 1 billion pound golf resort ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gene variation that reduces colorectal cancer risk uncovered


October 1st, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): While a hormone secreted by fat tissue called adiponectin is known to be associated with the risk of colorectal cancer, American scientists have for the first time ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Genetic factors increase risk of schizophrenia


August 12th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A major breakthrough in research has helped a better understanding of how genetic variations cause schizophrenia. Schizophrenia affects approximately one per cent of the world's population and is ... Read more...

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Scottish Muslim lawmaker suspended for teaching his kids to fire AK47s in Pakistan


August 8th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Aug.8 (ANI): A millionaire Scottish Muslim lawmaker has been suspended by his party after photographs were published of him teaching his family, including his five-year-old daughter, how to fire an ... Read more...

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Labour members mull revolt against Brown: BBC


July 27th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, July 27 (DPA) Leading members of Britains's ruling Labour Party are mulling a possible revolt against Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the wake of the stinging defeat in a by-election in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Prominent Scot Muslim leader found guilty of sexually abusing girls


July 11th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): A prominent Muslim leader of Scotland is facing jail after being found guilty of sexually abusing teenage girls.Farooq Hussain, who owned a string of restaurants and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Row over Mike Tysons Scotland visit


May 26th, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by admin
London , May 26 (ANI): News of Mike Tysons impending visit to Scotland has created a huge row amongst his protestors.The former boxer, a convicted rapist, will soon be seen ... Read more...

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RNA interference may offer potential cure for Huntington’s disease


April 10th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by admin
London, April 10 (ANI): A pair of US scientists says that a technique called RNA interference may offer a cure for Huntington's disease.Neil Aronin and Philip Zamore of the University ... Read more...

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