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Patrick Swayze not dead


May 20th, 2009 - 12:12 am ICT by John Le Fevre
A representative for 57-year-old American actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter Patrick Swayze has told People magazine the Hollywood heartthrob is still alive. Born in Houston, Texas, in 1952, the denial was necessary ... Read more...

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Scientists create soft and tough fibres that closely resemble biological tissue


May 16th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A group of Australian and Korean researchers have successfully used a robust network of DNA strands and carbon nanotubes to create supersoft sponge-like material whose mechanical properties closely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers develop artificial tissue that mimics real ones


May 16th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a unique, highly porous, sponge-like material whose properties mimic those of biological soft tissues. Australian and Korean researchers, led by Goeffrey M. Spinks, used DNA strands ... Read more...

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Strep Infection patient Jeff Kepner gets his hand back


May 9th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
A severe strep infection complication had cost Jeff Kepner both his hands and feet 10 years ago. When his wife came to know of reports about hand transplants being made possible at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just add titanium for ’super-tough’ spider silk


May 2nd, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A team of scientists has determined that by adding the metal titanium, spider silk can be made super tough, in fact 10 times as hard to snap.The ... Read more...

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Oral contraceptives linked to increased risk of lupus


April 8th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 8 (IANS) Use of oral contraceptives was linked to an increased risk of lupus, particularly among women who recently started taking them, according to a large population based study. The ... Read more...

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The American laws that are the wackiest in the world!


December 31st, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): While most states and countries come up with laws that are practical, America on the other hand has some that can claim to be the wackiest in ... Read more...

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Modern-day gibbons flexible feet may have helped early humans walk


December 16th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Similar to modern day gibbons, early humans could have walked successfully on a ''flexible'' flat foot, researchers at the University of Liverpool have found.The arched ''rigid'' foot ... Read more...

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Study on floppy-footed gibbons casts light on how early humans might have walked


November 24th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): University of Liverpool researchers reckon that the modern human foot might have first appeared about 1.8 million years ago, but their ape-like ancestors probably took to walking ... Read more...

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Stretching before exercise can actually weaken muscles


November 4th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): Stretching before exercise can be bad for individuals, warn scientists, who found that the integral part of any athlete''s warm-up routine can actually weaken muscles.It has ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Ion jelly could be used for making eco-friendly batteries


October 18th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 18 (ANI): Portuguese chemists have created what they call an ion jelly that could make a range of electrochemical devices, including batteries, fuel cells and solar cells, which are ... Read more...

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Uncovering how horses breathe and move may pave way for human breathing devices


September 27th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 27 (ANI): An insight into how horses move and breathe may help scientists in developing ways to improve muscular horse health, and a different approach to breathing devices for ... Read more...

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Pneumatic robot may revolutionise tendon injuries diagnosis


August 2nd, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): Initial trials on four healthy volunteers suggest that a pneumatic robot can position patients'' limbs inside an MRI scanner, and allow physicians to get sharp images of ... Read more...

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Injured Sharapova pulls out of Olympics


August 1st, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 1 (Xinhua) World number three women's tennis player Maria Sharapova has announced on her website that she is pulling out of the Beijing Olympics due to a right shoulder injury. ... Read more...

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Now, charge your mobiles just by walking


February 8th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 8 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have found that a new energy-capturing knee brace has the potential to generate enough electricity from walking to operate a portable GPS locator or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drugs that bulk up muscles may make injuries more likely


January 23rd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Drugs that bulk up muscles might have a troubling side effect small, brittle tendons that could make muscle injuries more likely.Such drugs, called myostatin inhibitors, restrict the ... Read more...

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Sugababe beaus machete attack likely result of a family feud


December 27th, 2007 - 5:58 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 27(ANI): Sugababe Amelle Berrabahs boyfriend, Freddie Fuller, who was almost hacked to death in a dreadful machete attack on the Christmas Eve, most likely was the result of a long ... Read more...

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Ultrasound-guided injections may help reduce chronic Achilles tendon pain


November 14th, 2007 - 3:04 am ICT by admin
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