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Bugs filch copper to spread urinary infections


July 9th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Bugs causing serious urinary tract infections stay ahead of the immune system by filching copper to prevent the metal from being used against them, says a ... Read more...

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Nanosensors can free science from animal experiments


January 11th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Scientists still continue with animal experiments and vivisection, described as barbaric, but now German researchers have found an alternative - in nanosensors - that could reduce ... Read more...

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Chinese couple have eight babies using IVF


December 19th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) A Chinese couple has become parents to eight children using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and with the help of two surrogate mothers, a media report said ... Read more...

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Dracula therapy: Fighting ageing with your own blood


November 16th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) For ages, blood sucking has been the preserve of vampires, but medical science has now put 'dracula therapy' to good use - to fight ageing. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Need to learn from China, says IAF chief


September 1st, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India needs to learn from China not to attempt all military research and development itself and instead get key technologies from abroad, Indian Air Force ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists step closer to creating test tube intelligence


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have now taken a major step towards creating artificial intelligence, not in a robot or a silicon chip, but in a test tube.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Antioxidants boost sperm health


July 19th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Antioxidants vitamin E and beta-carotene help maintain male fertility and offer the best protection against sperm damage. In a study of crickets, researchers found that a ... Read more...

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Scientists working on ‘test-tube’ beef


June 27th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) The first "test tube" hamburger is only a year away. Beef mince is now being grown from stem cells that would eliminate the necessity of slaughtering ... Read more...

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Pak spy agencies pulling strings of “test-tube” politicians: Chaudhry Nisar


April 26th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 26(ANI): The role of Pakistani intelligence agencies has once again marked the proceedings of the Lower House of Parliament, with Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan raising questions on their ... Read more...

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Test-tube sperm promises cure to male infertility


March 25th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Scientists have succeeded in growing sperm in test tube for the first time, potentially opening the way to curing male infertility, and young boys undergoing chemotherapy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hope for infertile men as scientists grow test-tube sperm


March 24th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Japanese scientists have accomplished a feat thought to be impossible - for the first time, they have produced fertile mammalian sperm in a test tube.The technique holds significant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How ‘good cholesterol’ protects against heart attack, stroke


March 14th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): The structure of human HDL cholesterol has been identified and it may also shed light on how this 'fat packet' protects against cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese medicinal plant extract may help develop anticancer drugs


March 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A natural product isolated from a traditional Chinese medicinal plant commonly known as thunder god vine and used for rheumatoid arthritis could be a starting point for developing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Health benefits of herbal teas not just folklore


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): The idea that herbal teas may provide a variety of health benefits is no longer just folklore, say experts.Diane McKay and Jeffrey Blumberg of the Jean Mayer USDA ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Similarities between DNA repair systems of bacteria, humans greater than thought


December 11th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that there are greater similarities between the DNA repair systems of bacteria and humans than previously thought.The University of Bristol researchers have ... Read more...

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Researchers explain why normal cells turn cancerous


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) What prompts normal cells to turn cancerous? Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Centre in the US, have identified factors in the very first step ... Read more...

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First step of a cancer cell’s beginning identified


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified factors in the very first step of the process that prompts normal cells to transform themselves into cancerous cells.The DNA molecule - the elegant, twin-stranded ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study sheds light on behaviour of enzyme linked to Alzheimer’s, cancer


November 20th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists are using complex computer simulations to shed light on the workings of a crucial protein that, when malfunctioning, may cause Alzheimer's and cancer."Proteins always 'talk' to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Will turn deaf if invited to rejoin Samajwadi Party: Amar Singh


November 4th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 4 (IANS) Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has said he would behave like a "deaf and dumb person" if invited to rejoin the party.Singh, who is in the ... Read more...

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Novel approach offers new insights into causes of pre-eclampsia


October 7th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Universities of Cambridge and Nottingham have joined hands to come up with a new approach that could offer new insights into the hypertension that frequently blights pregnancy-a condition ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Foetal exposure to plastic bottles, cans behind high testicular cancer rates


August 4th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): Foetal exposure to common environmental chemicals, called phthalates-which are used in many different household items, including plastic furniture and packaging-could be responsible for rising testicular cancer rates.According ... Read more...

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IVF children more likely to develop cancer


July 21st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Children conceived through IVF treatment are 42 percent more likely to develop cancer in their early years, according to the largest study of its kind. IVF treatment or ... Read more...

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HIV replication process could be different than previously thought


July 16th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): The process by which a retrovirus, like HIV, reproduces and assembles new viruses is different than previously thought, according to a new study.Researchers at Penn State College of ... Read more...

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Miracle test-tube twins born four years apart!


June 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): Meet IVF twins Bailey and Megan Orrells who were born a record-breaking four years apart.And they were both born to the same surrogate mother, reports The News of ... Read more...

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Bacterial defense mechanism code cracked


April 26th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): American scientists have successfully discovered how some bacteria develop structures on their surfaces that enable them to cause disease and protect themselves from the body's defences simultaneously.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Controversial ‘third parent’ technique could breathe new life into ‘old’ eggs


November 12th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Japanese scientists claim eggs donated by young women could be used to repair the damaged eggs of older women, increasing the chances of successful fertilisation.IVF often fails in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug ‘can shrink lung cancer tumours’


November 11th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Scientists from the Imperial College of London have found a promising drug for the treatment of an aggressive form of lung cancer.The drug eliminated small cell lung cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Probiotic bacteria effectively treat colitis in mice


October 26th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): In a mice study, a probiotic bacteria has been found effective in treating colitis, say researchers.Colitis is a disease in which the inner tissue of the colon, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biomolecular computers can now ‘think logically’


October 14th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Researchers have devised an advanced programme for biomolecular computers that enables them to ‘think' logically. Research students Tom Ran and Shai Kaplan, students of Ehud Shapiro at Weizmann ... Read more...

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Potential key to curing tuberculosis uncovered


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Scientists from Iowa State University have discovered an enzyme that makes tuberculosis resistant to a human body's natural defense.When most infections are introduced into humans, the body defends ... Read more...

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‘Frankenstein MJ took test-tube route to have ideal kids’


August 23rd, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 23 (ANI): Michael Jackson took Dr Frankenstein's role seriously as he picked friends and acquaintances to provide him with the sperm and eggs he thought would create a perfect ... Read more...

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Function of potential cancer-causing gene product uncovered


August 8th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Stowers Institute's Conaway Lab have unveiled a previously unknown function of a gene product called Amplified in Liver Cancer 1 (Alc1)-it can play a major ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA based microscopic computing devices become ‘user friendly’


August 4th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has found a way to make DNA based microscopic computing devices 'user friendly,' even while performing complex computations and answering complicated queries.Tom Ran and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleep clears the brain for next day’s learning


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Snoozing does more than help us recover from tensions and weariness - it helps the brain clear clutter accumulated after a long day's work and make way for ... Read more...

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Scientists move step closer to creating artificial life


March 12th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): US researchers have claimed that artificial life could be created "within five years.Across the world laboratories are closing in on a "second genesis" a breakthrough that would ... Read more...

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