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Sensor ‘could protect first responders against chemical hazards’


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A team of researchers have suggested that a new kind of sensor could warn emergency workers when carbon filters in the respirators they wear to avoid inhaling toxic ... Read more...

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Electrical oscillations key for storing info in brain


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Electrical oscillations in the brain, long thought to play a role in organizing cognitive functions such as memory, are critically important for the brain to store the information ... Read more...

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Fruit fly’s response to starvation could help regulate human appetite


April 1st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): A new study has identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous system's response to smell, and which could help regulate human ... Read more...

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Virus that piggybacks on AIDS virus to beat disease developed


March 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Biochemists from UC San Diego and UCLA have engineered virus-like particles that could slow the spread of HIV.The particle piggybacks on the AIDS virus as it moves ... Read more...

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Surgeons remove half of pelvis, save leg during bone cancer treatment


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 22 (ANI): Surgeons at UC San Diego Health System and Moores Cancer Center have successfully treated a rare bone cancer.During the surgery, doctors removed 50 percent of a patient's pelvis. ... Read more...

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Global warming ‘affecting food chain, carbon cycling in Arctic Ocean’


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Over the past decade, the annual bloom of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has been arriving earlier each year - a change that could hurt the marine food ... Read more...

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Higher vitamin D intake needed to cut cancer risk


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and ... Read more...

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Clue to ending chronic itching side effect of certain drugs discovered


February 9th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified two distinct neuronal signaling pathways activated by a topical cream used to treat a variety of skin diseases-one pathway produces the therapeutic benefit and the ... Read more...

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N. Korean refugees sceptical of government, support unification with South


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Jan 23 (ANI): A new book about North Korea by two international academicians has claimed that refugees of that country hold their government in low regard, and are far more sceptical ... Read more...

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New study on how liver disease develops upends previous assumptions


December 21st, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has come up with a more definitive explanation of how fibrotic cells form, multiply and eventually destroy the human liver, resulting in cirrhosis.In doing so, ... Read more...

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New signaling pathway linked to inflammatory disease discovered


December 15th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have described for the first time a key inhibitory role for the IL-1 signaling pathway in the human innate immune system, providing novel insights into human inflammatory ... Read more...

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Jet lag pill that slows down body clock to help you ‘catch up’ 1 step closer


December 15th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to developing a jet lag pill that could relieve millions of long-haul passengers from sleepless nights and mid-afternoon drowsiness.Using automated screening techniques developed ... Read more...

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Exploding stars reveal never-before seen patterns


December 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Astronomers have for the first time, observed post star explosion pauses, flickers and flares- patterns that aren't yet accounted for in our current understanding of how these eruptions ... Read more...

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Web bug allows porn sites to hijack history files of visitors


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A study has found that a web bug that allows sites to hijack the history files of visitors is being used by porn websites.A survey of 50,000 of ... Read more...

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New genomic technique sheds light on obesity gene variants


November 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has identified DNA variants in two nervous system genes that are associated with an excessively high BMI.Kelly Frazer and colleagues from UC San Diego, Scripps ... Read more...

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Short, on-chip light pulses to boost data transfer speeds on computers


November 25th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): University of California - San Diego electrical engineers have designed ultra compact, low power pulse compressor on a silicon chip, which will enable ultrafast data transfer within computers.This ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering statins ‘kill bacteria’


November 18th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A recent clinical research suggests that statins, widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, can reduce the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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TB-drugome may pave way for anti-TB drug discovery


November 9th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new research has discovered that one-third of the drugs examined have the potential to be repurposed to treat tuberculosis and many currently unexploited M. tuberculosis proteins could ... Read more...

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Discovery could reveal ‘what Earth and Mars were like 100m yrs ago’


November 9th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): It could now be possible to know what the atmospheres of the Earth and Mars were like hundreds of millions years ago, thanks to a new chemical reaction ... Read more...

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Child-mother interactions study to pave for robots with social skills


October 29th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Researchers are studying infant-mother interactions and working to implement their findings in a baby robot capable of learning social skills.The first phase of the project by University ... Read more...

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Gene that predisposes some people to have liberal outlook found


October 28th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has raised the possibility that taking a liberal stand in politics might be the result of carrying a certain gene.The study from the University of ... Read more...

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Parent-only treatment may be equally effective for childhood obesity


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that parent-only treatments for childhood obesity work equally as well as plans that include parents and child.Moreover, the method is more cost effective ... Read more...

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Working memory functions despite brain damage


October 13th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Working memory remains intact even if key brain structures like the hippocampus are damaged, say researchers.The findings, by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

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Getting just enough sleep is the key to longevity


October 1st, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A good night's sleep is what holds the secret of longevity, claims a new study by University of California, San Diego researchers.Coming in line with a 14-year-old research, ... Read more...

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Non-stick protein coating in semen cuts HIV infection


September 24th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): The non-stick coating of protein in semen cuts the rate of infection of immune cells by HIV, a new study has found.The new material is a potential ... Read more...

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Childhood viral infection could also cause obesity


September 20th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): If you think being overweight is a person's own fault or his or her parents', then here's a reality check-even childhood viral infection could be one of the ... Read more...

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Poor biological clock could lead to diabetes, obesity


September 20th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): UC San Diego biologists have discovered biological clocks of mammals are related to development of obesity and diabetes.It also raises the possibility that some of the rise in ... Read more...

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Misfolding neural proteins linked with autism


September 13th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein is associated with autism spectrum disorder, international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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New discovery could stop stem-cell loss during cancer therapy


September 6th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 6 (ANI): Loss of stem cells during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is the main side effect for human cancer patients, leading to anaemia, appetite and weight loss. But a new ... Read more...

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Dark silicon GreenDroid chip to boost smartphone battery life, performance


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, San Diego are using "dark silicon" - the underused transistors in modern microprocessors - to improve smartphone efficiency.Dark silicon refers to the huge ... Read more...

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How noise pollution affects marine life


September 1st, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): An international team of researchers has developed an approach that integrates advanced computing, X-ray CT scanners, and modern computational methods that give a 3D simulated look inside the ... Read more...

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Breakthrough: Nerve connections regenerated after spinal cord injury


August 9th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have successfully achieved regeneration of nerve connections after a spinal cord injury.UC Irvine, UC San Diego and Harvard University team conducted the study ... Read more...

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Boffins identify ‘gas pedal’, ‘brake’ for uncontrolled cell growth


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Scientists have found a new way to regulate the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels, a major problem in a broad range of diseases and conditions.The findings of the ... Read more...

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Heart-valve inventor Donald Shiley dies at 90


August 1st, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) — Donald Shiley, one of the co-inventors of Pfizer’s Bjork-Shiley heart valve, died on Saturday. He was 90.Shiley, whose health had been failing for years, was one of ... Read more...

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Computer scientists shatter ‘terabyte barrier’, set new world record


August 1st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, shattered "the terabyte barrier" - and a world record - when they sorted over one terabyte of data ... Read more...

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