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Looking into eyes may help predict amputation risk in diabetics


March 27th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): A simple eye test can be used to diagnose nerve damage associated with diabetes - the most common cause of foot ulcers and amputations.Nerve fibre damage is typically ... Read more...

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Choice of colour impacts response to hypnotherapy


December 7th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study involving a colour test showed that people who choose positive colours were nine times more likely to respond to hypnotherapy than those who chose a ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology could unlock secret of youthful skin


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): An expert at University of Reading, UK, is examining the use of nanotechnology to restore skin's youthfulness.Collagen growth has long been seen as the ultimate prize for makers ... Read more...

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Boffins develop computational method to uncover gene regulation


April 24th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A new computational model to uncover gene regulation, the key to how our body develops - and how it can go wrong, has been developed by researchers.The researchers, ... Read more...

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Governments ‘underestimating’ scale of CO2 emissions


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new research has concluded that policymakers in Europe and US are markedly underestimating the changes needed to mitigate carbon dioxide (CO2) emission required to prevent dangerous climate ... Read more...

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Depressed people ‘feel gray, not blue’


February 9th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Depressed people are most likely to use a shade of gray to represent their mental state, concludes a new study.In the open access journal BMC Medical Research Methodology, ... Read more...

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3D model simulates how dinos ran


December 15th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 15 (ANI): A computational zoologist at the University of Manchester, UK, has developed a new technique for simulating dinosaur movement in 3D and working out which gaits they most likely ... Read more...

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Velociraptor used its “killing claws” to climb trees, not disembowel its prey


September 11th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): In a new research, palaeontologists have found that the prehistoric Velociraptor used its so-called "killing claws" to cling to prey and climb trees, not for disemboweling its victims.According ... Read more...

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Organic material in ‘dino mummy’ to give clues about its evolution


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): A mummified dinosaur unearthed in North Dakota, US, may contain traces of 66-million-year old organic material, which could provide vital information about its evolution.The well-preserved fossil of the ... Read more...

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Laser imaging investigates how fat or thin dinos were


February 21st, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Manchester, UK, are using laser imaging to investigate how fat or thin Tyrannosaurus Rex and his fellow dinosaurs were.Karl Bates and his ... Read more...

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Organic computing comes closer to reality


January 30th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Scientists from University of Manchester, UK have found a novel way of controlling the conductive nature of graphene a finding that will pave way for efficient all-carbon ... Read more...

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Studying snowflake formation may improve weather forecasts


December 20th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists are going to use an ice cloud chamber to delve into the delicate process of snowflake formation, and could even help weather forecasters better predict when ... Read more...

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Nanoscale meadows set to boost electric cars staying power


September 18th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 18 (ANI): Electrical cars may soon have their batteries replaced by ultracapacitors that can store much higher amounts of energy, thanks to a new approach developed by Chinese researchers. ... Read more...

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Arsenic-eating bacteria rewrite evolutionary history


August 15th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 15 (ANI): A new kind of photosynthesis that uses arsenic instead of carbon dioxide to harvest light promises to rewrite evolutionary history - at least that of arsenic metabolism ... Read more...

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Laser scanning reveals 70 million yr old dino footprints


July 23rd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A team of scientists have scanned 2 kilometres of a soft-rock outcrop at the Fumanya site in the southern Pyrenees in Spain with the help of a ... Read more...

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Turning on hormone tap may help fight osteoporosis


July 16th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): European pharmacologists say that a potential new drug that ''opens the taps'' for the release of useful hormones may trigger the growth of new bones, and eventually ... Read more...

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Teenagers likely to face long delays in cancer diagnosis


June 9th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Teenagers and young adults with cancer are likely to face long delays in the diagnosis of the disease, say researchers.Tim Eden, Teenage Cancer Trust Professor of ... Read more...

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Scientists make ’super-paper’ stronger than cast iron


June 7th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Swedish researchers have created a sort of super-paper that they claim is stronger than cast iron.Lars Berglund, a researchers from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology ... Read more...

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Indian scientists super sensitive artificial nose inspired by mouse urine


May 10th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by admin
London, May 10 (ANI): A team led by an Indian researcher has developed an electronic nose coated with mouse urine, which they say, can help sniff out trace quantities of explosives ... Read more...

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Worlds smallest transistor developed using graphene


April 18th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Researchers have used graphene - the worlds thinnest material, to create the worlds smallest transistor, one atom thick and ten atoms wide.Dr Kostya Novoselov and Professor Andre ... Read more...

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Tiny semiconductors may provide rapid, long-lasting computer data storage


March 9th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
London , March 9 (ANI): German and Turk researchers have shown that storing information into tiny semiconductors called quantum dots is just a matter of nanoseconds.Dieter Bimberg, a researcher at the ... Read more...

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Scientists show gene plays suppressor role in skin cancer development


February 7th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have taken a step further in the fight against skin cancer by providing genetic evidence that Activating Transcription Factor 2 ... Read more...

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