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Squid can ‘drop arms’ as defensive tactic


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) A small species of deep-sea squid can detach the tips of its arms when under attack, leaving them fastened on its predator as a distraction, says ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian-origin boffin finds 54 beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup


March 31st, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vaccine to prevent gastritis, ulcer disease, gastric cancer on the anvil


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island (URI) and EpiVax. Inc. have identified a potential vaccine that could treat gastritis, ulcer disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New lab-on-a-chip blood testing device gives results in less than 30 mins


January 10th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): University of Rhode Island engineers have invented a new blood testing device, which uses just a pinprick of blood in a portable device and provides results in less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New improved model detects seismic activity more accurately


December 17th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Geologists have taken an important step toward helping the United States government monitor nuclear explosions by improving a 3-dimensional model originally developed at Harvard University.The improvements make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discoveries resolve debate over oxygen in Earth’s mantle


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Recent discoveries by a University of Rhode Island scientist are bringing resolution to the debate among geologists about the availability of oxygen in the Earth's mantle.Analysis of erupted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solar energy bouncing off pavements ‘can melt ice, power streetlights’


November 10th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Engineering researchers from the University of Rhode Island are examining methods of harvesting solar energy which is radiated off roadways to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Explosive found on US-bound planes were used in past Qaeda plots: NYT


October 31st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 31 (ANI): Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN), the explosive found in two bombs hidden in printer cartridges that were being shipped via jets from Yemen to the United States, were used ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Watching TV likely to make you fear sickness: Study


October 1st, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has found that watching television and its heavy dose of medical content in news and drama can cause more concern about personal health and reduce ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tomb Of Mayan King Found In Guatemala


July 20th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A tomb belonging to an ancient Mayan King is believed to have been unearthed in Guatemala. The scientists working on it announced last week ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Teens drink more before stepping into college life


July 8th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Teens consume more alcohol during summers before the new academic session begins in fall, according to an American alcohol researcher.University of Rhode Island Psychology Professor Mark Wood advises ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cheap, simple solution to save coral reef - transplantation


June 5th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Research says that the simplest and cheapest option to preserve coral reefs may be transplantation.Carried out by Dr Graham Forrester from the University of Rhode Island, the research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gulf of Mexico oil spill interrupting freight movement in Europe, Baltic region


May 6th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kingston (Rhode Island), May 6 (ANI): The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and epic flooding in Tennessee has created a "perfect storm" for businesses that rely on an efficient supply ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Underwater asphalt volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean


April 27th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered underwater asphalt volcanoes that were hidden in the depths of the Pacific Ocean for 40,000 years.The research, funded by the National ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Community involvement drives success of marine reserves


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): The largest study of marine reserves has found that community involvement is among the most important factors driving the success of marine reserves.The study was carried out by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smallest bubbles in oceans detected


February 26th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): In a new research, a team of physicists has detected the smallest bubbles in the oceans that are as tiny as one thousandth of a millimeter.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny dinos died after falling into 160-mln-yr-old deep footprints of larger beasts


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 3 (ANI): A rare fossil haul of feathered dinosaurs in a 160-million-year-old marsh in China suggests that they perished after falling into the deep muddy footprints of larger beasts.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oceanic crust formation much more dynamic than previously believed


November 26th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Earth scientists in the US have found strong evidence that the geological processes that lead to the formation of oceanic crust are not as uniformly passive as believed, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Struggling couples should talk in counseling sessions to make it work


November 14th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 14 (ANI): Estranged couples who choose to undertake client-directed feedback in their marriage counseling sessions have greater chances of sustaining their relationship, according to a study.In the largest clinical trial ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chewing gum lowers calorie intake


October 28th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) Chewing sugar-free gum helps cut down calorie intake at lunch and boosts energy expenditure among individuals, a study says. The study was led by Kathleen J. Melanson, associate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chewing sugar-free gum can reduce calorie intake


October 28th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Chewing sugar-free gum can reduce calorie intake and increase energy expenditure, a nutrition professor at the University of Rhode Island has said.To reach the conclusion, Kathleen Melanson, URI ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US varsity studies India’s rise on global stage


October 6th, 2009 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) India's dramatic rise on the global stage has made a leading American university to launch the Year of India, an initiative to better understand the country and its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Soon, improved prosthetic legs to prevent amputees from tripping


September 16th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are conducting a study to develop improved prosthetic legs that could prevent amputees from tripping.The study is aimed at improving the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers work on artificial legs that don’t slip


September 16th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Marjorie Brasier, on an instrumented prosthetic leg, repeatedly tripped or slipped on the treadmill. Sometimes she recovered on her own and kept walking, while at other times the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Biologist dispels myth of ‘man-eating’ jumbo squid


July 25th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A biologist has said that a jumbo squid's man-eating reputation has been blown out of proportions.University of Rhode Island (URI) biologist Brad Seibel has spoken against news reports ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ecologist brings century-old eggs to life to study evolution


July 19th, 2009 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): An ecologist from the Cornell University has brought back to life century-old eggs of zooplankton to better understand evolution.Nelson Hairston Jr., chair of Cornell's Department of Ecology and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fish that use ‘non-visual’ sensory system to feed


April 14th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A team of biologists has demonstrated that a group of African fish, known as cichlids, can eat using the help of a non-visual sensory system, which is the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How oxidation regulates cancer-causing gene


March 27th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): A researchers duo at the University of Rhode Island has revealed how reactive oxygen species (ROS), a type of stress signal, regulate a cancer causing protein, called Src.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change may drain American Great Lakes in future


January 30th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study has opened up the possibility that climate change may lead to the Great Lakes in the US getting all dried up in the future.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Industrial effluents boost Nile delta fish population


January 20th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Many of the world's fisheries may be struggling to survive, but the coastal one off the Nile Delta has expanded phenomenally since the eighties. The expansion has been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Great Lakes in US are highly sensitive to climate changes


January 14th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): New evidence by scientists from the University of Rhode Island and colleagues in the U.S. and Canada indicates that the water level in the Great Lakes is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elevated CO2 levels will lead to physiological impairments of jumbo squid


December 16th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new research by two University of Rhode Island (URI) scientists has suggested that the elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels expected to be found in the worlds ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China would be unable to fully fix its air quality problem in time for Olympics


July 15th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A research by a University of Rhode Island (URI) atmospheric chemist has revealed that China would be unable to fully fix its air quality problem in time ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Scientists discover deepest microbial life ever to be found beneath the sea floor


May 23rd, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by admin
London, May 23 (ANI): Scientists have found microbes in a 111-million-year-old rock buried 1.6 kilometres below the sea floor, a discovery that marks the deepest living cells ever to be found ... Read more...

Posted in National |

5th century textiles from Honduras ruins suggests Mayans produced fine fabrics


April 17th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): An analysis of textile fragments excavated from a 5th century Mayan tomb in Honduras has revealed high quality fabrics, which suggests that the Mayans were highly skilled ... Read more...

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