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Salmonella bugs could prevent food poisoning


April 13th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The discovery of a "hypervirulent" Salmonella strain could help potentially prevent food poisoning outbreaks, a study reveals.Previous efforts to find hypervirulent strains were unsuccessful since bugs ... Read more...

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Plasma knocks out deadly viruses


December 18th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) Adenoviruses that can cause respiratory, eye, and intestinal tract infections, must adopt the cellular machinery of infected organisms to produce more of their own, scientists suggest. ... Read more...

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Stretchy patch could help repair wounded skin, damaged arteries


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Scientists in Australia have come up with a synthetic elastic patch to encourage healing in wounded skin or damaged arteries.Usually, severe burns or damaged arteries are treated by ... Read more...

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Vertical pupils help snakes stalk their prey


August 7th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): Vertical pupils don't just help snakes see at night, but also help them stalk prey without being seen.Richard Shine and Francois Brischoux at the University of Sydney, ... Read more...

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Even workers can produce queen bees!


June 25th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Cape honeybee workers can produce a new queen at any time, new Australian research reveals.While in most bee species, the eggs laid by workers always grow into ... Read more...

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No evidence to support ’smoke 23 times more toxic in vehicle than in home’ claim


April 13th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): The claim that smoking in cars is 23 times more toxic than in other indoor environments does not appear to be based on scientific evidence.A team of Australian ... Read more...

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Coffee, tea ‘cut diabetes risk’


December 15th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Drinking more than three cups of tea or coffee (regular or decaffeinated) a day appears to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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Dark galaxy may be crashing into Milky Way


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 23 (ANI): New calculations by a team of astronomers have indicated that a dark galaxy may be crashing into our own Milky Way.In 2008, a cloud of hydrogen with ... Read more...

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Broken heart ‘ups heart attack risk’


September 17th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): A broken heart can prove to be a serious health threat, say Australian researchers who found that people mourning the loss of a loved one are six times ... Read more...

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Young animals better at keeping warm than previously believed


August 21st, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A new study has found that young muskoxen conserve heat almost as well as adults, a finding that runs contrary to a longstanding assumption among scientists that young ... Read more...

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MRI may do early breast cancer patients more harm than good


August 14th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): The use of MRI before surgery to assess the extent of early breast cancer may do more harm than good, according to a new review.The review suggests that ... Read more...

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Sea cucumbers inspire sponge that absorbs CO2


May 16th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): An Australian researcher has suggested that the porous structure of sea cucumbers could be the perfect model to create a sponge that absorbs C02 (carbon dioxide) and boosts ... Read more...

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Eating fish, nuts and olive oil may be good for your eyes


May 12th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Consumption of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such fish, nuts and olive oil may protect against development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a study has found.Jennifer S.L. ... Read more...

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Caffeine in sunscreen may cut skin cancer risk


February 27th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Adding caffeine to sunscreens could boost protection against the most common form of skin cancer, claim scientists.According to the study, conducted by a team from Harvard Medical ... Read more...

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Earth was a barren water-world 2.5 billion years ago


December 31st, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): A model of the early Earth has suggested that until around 2.5 billion years ago, our planet was almost completely covered by water.Today, some 28 per cent ... Read more...

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Jerry does have a nose for Toms smell in real-life too


September 25th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 25 (ANI): Just like the way cartoon characters, Tom and Jerry, were well aware of each others presence, in reality too, rats can come to know of local felines ... Read more...

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Older gamblers at greater suicide risk than younger counterparts


September 17th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Older problem gamblers are three to four times more likely to be suicidal than their younger counterparts, says a new study.The research team involving Lia Nower, JD, ... Read more...

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Stretching doesn’t prevent muscle soreness after a workout


November 14th, 2007 - 2:24 am ICT by admin
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