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Haryana to replace ration cards with smart cards


May 16th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Ration card holders in Haryana will now have smart cards to ensure transparency in allocations under the public distribution system (PDS), a senior official said Monday.The ... Read more...

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New discovery may help in the fight against Ebola infection


January 20th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a family of small molecules that appear to bind to Ebola virus' outer protein coat and may inhibit its entry into human cells.Ebola is a ... Read more...

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China operating world’s longest high high-speed railway network


December 7th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 7 (ANI): Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun has claimed that his country is operating the world's longest and high high-speed railway network with a combined length totalling 7,531 kilometres.English.news.cn ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new technique to reattach teeth using stem cells


September 30th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have for the first time developed and successfully tested a new approach to anchor teeth back in the jaw using ... Read more...

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Whale sharks can produce many offspring from single mating session


August 25th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new paternity study on female whale sharks has shown that these ocean-roaming giants can continue to produce many offspring from a single mating session.The results of the ... Read more...

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Include NRIs in population register: Oommen Chandy


June 12th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 12 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Congress Saturday urged the centre to include non-resident Indians (NRIs) in the National Population Register being compiled as part of the ongoing census. ... Read more...

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Blood compound may help prevent intractable heart failure


February 12th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine claim that a chemical compound found normally in the blood may help treat and prevent an intractable ... Read more...

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‘Alternate-day” fasting the best bet to fight flab


November 7th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 07 (ANI): Alternate-day fasting can be the right way lose weight and boost cardio-vascular health, experts from University of Illinois at Chicago have suggested.The conclusion was reached after observing 16 ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy holds promise for acute lung injury


October 29th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study in mice, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, has shown that adult stem cells from bone marrow can ... Read more...

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Girls aware of HPV vaccine’s benefits: US study


October 16th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Majority of girls and young women don't believe the HPV vaccine protects them against other sexually transmitted infections, according to a new study by University of Illinois at ... Read more...

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Stroke survivors can improve balance with tai chi


March 24th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Stroke survivors can improve their balance by practising tai chi, a Chinese martial art, according to a new study. Tai chi comprises constant coordinated movement of the head, trunk ... Read more...

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Six killed as Ethiopian troops fire on minibus in Somalia


August 14th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu (Somalia), Aug 14 (DPA) Six civilians were killed and four wounded when Ethiopian troops opened fired on a minibus just south of this Somali capital, witnesses said Thursday. They said the ... Read more...

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Railways to set up global management institute


June 18th, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Railways are going to set up a Rs.500 million institute in the capital to train students in railway management. "The institute, which will be called ... Read more...

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Shelling kills at least 15, injures 64 in Somali market


June 8th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Mogadishu (Somalia), June 8 (DPA) At least 15 people were killed and 64 wounded Sunday when shells rained down on an open market in the Somalian capital during fighting between government troops ... Read more...

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New laser procedure uses light to destroy cancer


June 5th, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): With the help of laser technique that pinpoints cancer cells, doctors were successfully able to remove cancer from around the vocal folds, without harming the patients voice.Dr. ... Read more...

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Worlds most powerful MRI machine ready to scan human brain


December 5th, 2007 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 5 (ANI): Safety trials with the worlds most powerful medical magnetic resonance imaging machine, the 9.4 Tesla at the University of Illinois at Chicago, have been completed successfully.A report on ... Read more...

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Brain hormone linked to socially isolated peoples anxiety, aggression


November 15th, 2007 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A study on mice has shown that altered levels of an enzyme that controls production of a brain hormone may be the reason why socially isolated people are ... Read more...

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