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RBI keeps key rates unchanged, cuts SLR by 1 percent (Roundup)


July 31st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday kept key policy rates unchanged for the second time since June saying lowering them would raise inflationary pressure without ... Read more...

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Subbarao sees scope to cut rates in 2012


July 31st, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Duvvuri Subbarao Tuesday said persistent high inflation did not allow the central bank to cut interest rates immediately but there ... Read more...

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Gecko’s feet inspire unique wall hugging device


February 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Cracking the mystery of gecko's amazing sticking power, scientists have developed 'Geckskin,' a unique wall-hugging device that can hold up to 700 pounds or over ... Read more...

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Beetle footpads could inspire novel man-made adhesives


April 6th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that the different forces required to peel away adhesive hairs or 'setae' from surfaces are what allows beetles to adhere to ... Read more...

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Frequency of eating candy raises cavity risk rather than amount


October 24th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A paediatric dentist in the US has suggested that it is better for kids to eat a huge amount of candy at one go than at intervals if ... Read more...

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Just one energy drink can cause “serious heart conditions”


January 31st, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): Just one energy drink, designed to increase stamina and improve physical performance, can cause 'serious heart conditions,' according to a new study.According to Adelaide Now, the study has ... Read more...

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Egg white could be foetuses’ puncture repair kit


January 8th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, have shown that egg white can act as a sealant for the amnion, a membrane that surrounds developing ... Read more...

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Customers not getting full benefits of rate cuts: RBI chief


November 25th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Inefficiencies in the banking system were not allowing customers to fully enjoy benefits of rate cuts, said the chief of India's central bank here Wednesday. "Although overall efficiency and ... Read more...

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Acute lung injury? Stem cell therapy may help


October 30th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Researchers have shown that adult stem cells from bone marrow can prevent acute lung injury in a mouse model of the disease. The study was conducted by researchers at ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy holds promise for acute lung injury


October 29th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study in mice, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has shown that adult stem cells from bone marrow can ... Read more...

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Invasive green mussel may pave way for novel man-made adhesives


August 28th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): While the green mussel is known for being a notoriously invasive fouling species, scientists have now found that it also has a very powerful form of adhesion in ... Read more...

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Scientists propose new mechanism for dune formation on Saturn’s largest moon


August 26th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A new research paper has proposed a possible new mechanism for the development of very large linear dunes formed on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.The paper, ... Read more...

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HSBC India to go slow in consumer credit business


April 16th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) HSBC India will go slow in the consumer credit business in 2009 following high level of "impairment" of assets last year, a top official said here Thursday. "We continue ... Read more...

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How cancer cells become more ”gloopy” when they die


March 16th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): New images providing fundamental insights into how cancer cells die have revealed that there is a dramatic increase in the viscosity, or ''gloopiness'', of different parts of ... Read more...

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Scientists identify blood clotting ”on-off switch”


March 7th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Researchers from University of Birmingham have identified a protein that appears to play a key role in forming blood clots.Small cells called platelets circulate in the blood ... Read more...

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Faulty immune reaction implicated in epilepsy


November 24th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 24 (ANI): Studies in mice conducted by American and Italian researchers suggest that a faulty immune reaction may be responsible for the development of epilepsy. The latest research looked at ... Read more...

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Adhesive 10 times stickier than gecko’s developed


October 15th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Researchers have successfully developed a gecko-inspired synthetic adhesive that is at least 10 times stronger than its natural counterpart. Liming Dai and colleagues from the University of Dayton ... Read more...

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New gecko glue thats 10 times stickier than Spider-Mans suit


October 15th, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
London, October 15 (ANI): An American research team has developed a new gecko glue that is about 10 times stickier than Spider-Mans suit. Liming Dai of University of Dayton, Ohio, and ... Read more...

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Spider-Mans sticky suit comes closer to reality


October 10th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 10 (ANI): If Spider-Man were for real, he might have found a novel material created by U.S. chemists appropriate for his webs. Liming Dai of University of Dayton, Ohio and ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander abandons underground salt search


September 10th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 10 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has abandoned its underground salt search, as soil from the Landers deepest trench has failed to fall into its wet chemistry laboratory, and ... Read more...

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Just one can of Red Bull can up your stroke risk


August 16th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Drinking just one can of popular energy drink Red Bull may dramatically increase the risk of stroke, suggests a new study.The study of 30 university students aged ... Read more...

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Targeting malarias sticky proteins could put an end to the disease


July 10th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A team of Australian researchers have identified a key mechanism that enables malaria-infected red blood cells to stick to the walls of blood vessels and avoid being ... Read more...

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Scientists discover why honey sticks to the spoon


May 10th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne , May 10 (ANI): Ever wondered why honey sticks to your spoon when you take it out of the bottle? This is a question that has long been debated and ... Read more...

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