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Liver transplant in India saves Yemeni boy


July 27th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Malek family from Yemen had lost all hope when nine-year-old Abdul was diagnosed with the same liver disease that had killed his two siblings.But ... Read more...

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Need to create awareness about cancer of cervix: Doctors


March 8th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) As the world celebrates Women's Day, Indian doctors Thursday called for greater awareness among women towards screening for cervical cancer - the second most common ... Read more...

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Rhino census to be held in Assam from March 15


February 28th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) A census of Assam's world famous one-horned rhinos will be undertaken from March 15, a forest department official said Tuesday. The 2009 census had put the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Four Kaziranga rhinos to be released in Manas


February 19th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) officials Sunday started the process of trans-locating four one-horned rhinos from Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP) to the state's Manas National Park ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coal mining destroying tiger habitat, says report


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Mines are coming up in critical tiger habitat, resulting in fragmentation of large blocks of contiguous forests needed for tigers to roam in, said a ... Read more...

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Protecting tuskers important for Sri Lanka: Minister


May 25th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will strengthen its policies to save elephants, according to the island country's Minister of Environment Anura Priyadarshana Yapa."The elephant is of special importance ... Read more...

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‘Stress test’ to identify ‘reefs of hope’ in climate change era


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have developed a new 'stress test' for coral reefs that, in turn, could identify and prioritise areas that are most likely to ... Read more...

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First whale shark satellite-tagged in India


March 16th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sutrapada (Gujarat), March 16 (IANS) A whale shark has been satellite-tagged for the first time in India as part of research to understand its behaviour, ecological preferences and migration, an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New CPR method increases survival rate by 50pc


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A five-year clinical trial has led to a new method of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that improves long-term survival rates with good brain function by 50 percent.Developed by the ... Read more...

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Copy parents blindly, it could help!


March 1st, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Blindly copying your parents, no matter how stupid it may seem, could be the best bet for long-term survival. Seemingly mindless strategies, such as long-distance migration of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Copying strategies best for your genes: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that blindly copying what your parents did - no matter how stupid it may seem - could be the best strategy for the ... Read more...

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Bioengineered protein may help fight leukemia


February 19th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have announced a breakthrough discovery in understanding how the body fights leukemia.They have identified a protein called CD19-ligand (CD19-L) located on the surface of certain white blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parasites’ struggle for ‘long-term survival’ makes malaria ‘deadly’


February 15th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Malaria is particularly deadly because the parasites that carry it battle other infections for survival, Edinburgh University scientists have claimed.They found, when malaria parasites enter the bloodstream, they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two rhinos translocated to Manas in Assam


January 6th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Two female Indian rhinos - a mother and a juvenile - have been translocated from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to Manas National Park in Assam under the aegis ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Stem cells derived from fat cells could be useful in tissue reconstruction


December 24th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Two new studies have suggested that stem cells derived from adipose (fat) cells could be used in plastic surgery and tissue reconstruction.A team of researchers from several institutions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin D deficiency associated with lung transplant rejection


October 19th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A research conducted at Loyola University Health System (LUHS) has revealed that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a significant increase in lung transplant rejection."Vitamin D deficiency is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Move it or lose it’ ultimatum for species conservation


October 2nd, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Experts have said that climate change is forcing a 'move it or lose it' approach to species conservation.Managed relocation (MR) is literally the physical relocation of endangered or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study reveals new warning signs that may predict kidney transplant failure


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has suggested that kidney transplants that show a combination of fibrosis (scarring) and inflammation after one year are at higher risk of long-term transplant failure.The ... Read more...

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Colonise space or face extinction: Stephen Hawking


August 9th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Unless humans colonise space within the next two centuries, they will become extinct, noted astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has warned adding: "Our only chance of long term survival is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rat lungs renovated in lab using stem cells


June 25th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Scientists from Yale University have discovered a novel technique that uses stem cells to build better lungs.According to the researchers, 'reseeding' lungs with a patient's own stem cells ... Read more...

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Weight plays key role in kidney transplants


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) A new study led by French researchers has revealed that matching up the weight of donors and recipients boosts success in kidney transplants. During the study, researchers followed over ... Read more...

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Oil spill could wipe out Gulf’s sperm whales


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Experts say that the death of even three sperm whales could entirely deplete their population in the Gulf.If the Gulf of Mexico oil spill kills just three ... Read more...

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Microbes from Earth likely to contaminate Mars


April 28th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Bacteria common to spacecraft sent from the Earth may be able to survive the harsh environs of Mars, long enough to contaminate it with terrestrial life, research says. ... Read more...

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Earth bacteria may contaminate Martian environs


April 28th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists are expressing fears that some bacteria common to spacecrafts may even survive on Mars and contaminate the Red Planet's environment.The search for life on Mars remains ... Read more...

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Kidney donation does not increase risk of death


March 15th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) An analysis of outcomes for live kidney donors in the US over a 15-year period has found they have similar long-term survival rates compared to healthy individuals who ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India needs more parks and corridors for long-term survival of its animals


March 11th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): In a new study, an international team of scientists has determined that the long-term survival of many large species in the midst of rapid economic growth in India will ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

“Dead” baby elephant calf comes to life at Sydney zoo!


March 10th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 10 (ANI): A baby elephant has left experts astounded after it was born alive, contradictory to death predictions.Staff at the Taronga Zoo, Sydney, believed the calf had died in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kidney donation doesn’t shorten donor’s life


March 10th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Donating a kidney does not appear to significantly increase long-term risk of death, says a new research.An examination of results for live kidney donors in the U.S. over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Commonwealth seeks more support to stay relevant (March 8 is Commonwealth Day)


March 7th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) The Commonwealth, which India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru thought could bring "healing touch globally", is weakening for want of funds and support, a report has said. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Biology of lung cancer in women dramatically different from men


February 10th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study led by Indian-origin scientist at Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy (IGSP) has revealed that the biology of lung cancer in women is dramatically ... Read more...

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Shark virgin birth shows long-term survival for offspring


January 27th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Shark pups born to virgin mothers can survive long-term, says new research. Genetic analysis confirmed the first known case of a virgin female shark producing multiple offspring that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chemo plus tamoxifen beneficial for some breast cancer patients


December 11th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): While a landmark study by the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) claimed that chemotherapy combined with tamoxifen could be beneficial for postmenopausal breast cancer patients, another study has claimed ... Read more...

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Planters seek level-playing field to be globally competitive


September 15th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 15 (IANS) Tea, coffee, rubber and spice planters in South India Tuesday called for drastic amendments to the various acts pertaining to land, labour and wages ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cancer vaccines lead to long-term survival for skin cancer patients


July 29th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have shown that patient-specific cancer vaccines can lead to long-term survival for patients with metastatic melanoma, whose disease had been minimized by other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Archaeologists may have found world’s oldest known paraplegic


July 27th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 27 (ANI): Archaeologists have uncovered the ancient remains of a young man in northern Vietnam who could be the oldest known paraplegic in the world.According to a report in The ... Read more...

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