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GM crops no longer safe from pests


June 21st, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Genetically modified (GM) crops may no longer be safe from the scrouge of pests, underscoring the importance of closely monitoring and countering pest resistance to biotech ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New asteroid could hit earth in 2040


February 29th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) A new asteroid, identified by NASA, could potentially hit the earth Feb 5, 2040, even though it is much smaller than the one -- nine miles ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tasmanian deaths being linked with immortal devil


February 17th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tasmania, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered a frightening new cancerous cell which is contagious. The cell affects the Tasmanian devil and has so far many of the creatures. In a ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Radio telescopes to try taking first photo of black hole


January 16th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) A radio telescope project that would connect up to 50 telescopes scattered around the globe could help photograph a black hole for the first time, scientists ... Read more...

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Oxidative stress may not be all that harmful


December 7th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Anti-oxidants play a critical role in protecting cells but could also damage them or cause their deaths if they are malfunctioning, a study reveals. This damage ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A quicker way of detecting hearing loss


October 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Oct 7 (IANS) A low cost gene-based technology will detect hearing loss more quickly and cheaply than existing methods.Karen Avraham, professor at the Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty ... Read more...

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Scientists find signs of flowing water on Mars


August 5th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 5 (IANS/WAM) The first signs of flowing water on Mars have been discovered by US scientists, the journal Science reported.Alfred McEwen of the University of Arizona in ... Read more...

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Ancient sea monsters lived without been discovered for millions of years


May 26th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered that they underestimated the size of some ancient monsters. The researchers say the animals also lived much longer than they initially thought.For ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chemical mechanism behind bugs’ antibiotic resistance identified


April 29th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered a unique chemical mechanism by which bacteria evolve themselves to become resistant to antibiotics.The finding may help in designing compounds to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human placenta may harbour heart disease and mental illness cure


April 24th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 24 (ANI): For the first time scientists have found that the human placenta plays an active role in synthesizing serotonin, providing hope for new treatment strategies for cardiovascular disease and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Secret behind polar animals’ antifreeze mechanism revealed


April 18th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered how 'antifreeze' in polar animals' blood keeps them alive in subzero conditions.To survive in frigid polar regions, several cold-blooded species ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why observing others’ flaws hurt us?


April 14th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have explained why individuals observing others' flaws and norm transgressions experience vicarious embarrassment regardless of whether the person observed realizes their flaw or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientist recommends regimen of drugs for treating gambling addicts


April 12th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A psychiatrist has suggested that gambling addicts could be treated with a wide range of drugs to rid them of the disorder.Pathological gambling addiction, like any other addiction, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cocaine-addicted people show heightened response to drug-related images


April 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of comparisons with a matched control ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New laser-based tool ‘detects signs of skin cancer’


February 24th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): High-resolution images from a laser-based tool could help doctors better diagnose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to researchers at Duke University.The tool probes skin cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bionic arm that relies on mind power to work


February 13th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) In a chapter straight out of sci-fi, scientists have fashioned a bionic arm by connecting nerves from an amputee's stump to his chest muscles to make it work ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Asteriod caused giant hole on Jupiter


January 31st, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) A huge rock, some 500 metres long, hit Jupiter and created a hole the size of the Pacific Ocean, roughly the equivalent of Jupiter's Little Red Spot, scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New technique to visualize gene expression in mammalian cells found


January 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have successfully visualized single molecules of naturally occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells.The breakthrough discovery achieved by the Albert Einstein ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why kids with ADHD have difficulty in concentrating


January 6th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have revealed why children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulty in concentrating.Researchers at the University of Nottingham, who performed brain scans of children ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thriving rodent population in prehistoric Africa could shed light on human evolution


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Rodents have been one of the most common mammals in Africa for the past 50 million years. From deserts to rainforests, they flourished in prehistoric Africa, making them ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaria-infected cells stiffen, block blood flow to brain and other organs


December 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have shown the malaria parasite's journeys in the body using advanced computer modeling and laboratory experiments.Researchers at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

60 minutes: Endless memory


December 20th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Can you imagine having an endless memory? Well it’s not entirely science fiction any more.Scientists say there is tiny fraction of people who have endless ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

A cure for baldness ‘could be available in 5 years’


December 16th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): For the first time, scientists in Germany have grown hair follicles from stem cells.The feat has brought scientists a step closer to creating a cure for baldness, reports ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japanese space probe misses Venus


December 8th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): A 190 million-pound Japanese mission to orbit Venus has missed the planet completely but could be more successful when it next passes by in six years' time, scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s official! Dogs are ’smarter than cats’


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study by scientists at Oxford University has shown that dogs are cleverer than cats because their friendly character has helped them develop bigger brains.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Spacetime cloak’ can make time travel possible


November 16th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A 'spacetime cloak' may be straight out of science fiction, but some day it might permit time travel or change history.A 'cloaked' individual could, for instance, travel from ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists reveal cancer’s hiding spots


October 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a small number of cancer cells manage to escape chemotherapy by hiding out in the thymus, an organ where immune cells mature.In a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First complete remains of dinosaur’s ancestor found in China


October 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered the complete remains of a pivotal ancestor of Earth's largest land animals - the sauropod dinosaurs, in China.The new species, tentatively ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Buckyballs much more common and abundant in universe than thought


October 28th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space.They found the little carbon spheres throughout our Milky Way galaxy -- in the space ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Paralysed patient becomes world’s first to get stem cell therapy


October 12th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have used human embryonic stem cells to treat a paralysed patient in a study described as the "dawn" of a new age of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists trick bacteria to incorporate foreign small molecules into cell wall


October 9th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers at Yale University have artificially created the cell wall of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, tricking it into incorporating foreign small molecules and embedding them within the cell ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bottle milk makes babies fat: Study


September 30th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): A study has found that bottle-fed babies are primed for a life of obesity.Babies who gain pounds too fast in their first months are more likely to become ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Consistent brain activity allow people remember faces, words effectively


September 13th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people would remember specific information such as faces or words better if the pattern of brain activity remains consistent every time the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice


August 31st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have managed to identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice which may later be used to regenerate breast tissue.The Fred Hutchinson ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Patients to grow own hip, knee replacements


July 29th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Patients with knee or hip problems will be able to 'grow' new replacement joints in the future, scientists say. Researchers have shown it is possible to grow properly ... Read more...

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