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Gender stereotypes could push women away from entrepreneurship


March 17th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): An Indian origin Binghamton University scientist has found that gender stereotypes could discourage women from starting their own businesses.Vishal Gupta, an assistant professor of strategy, believes the ... Read more...

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New medical treatment freezes away extra body fat


February 10th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A Harvard University scientist has developed a new medical treatment that freezes extra fat and tightens the skin.The one-hour treatment called Zeltiq is the brainchild of Rox Anderson ... Read more...

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Our body clock unchanged for millions of years


January 28th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) The inner clock that regulates the behaviour of all life forms has existed for millions of years - unchanged.The finding could shed light on a range of human ... Read more...

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Search for cancer ‘biomarkers’ to make treatments more effective


January 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A Florida State University scientist is working to identify a variety of 'biomarkers' that might provide earlier warnings of the presence of breast and prostate cancers."Biomarkers are indicators ... Read more...

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No gender discrimination at workplace? Not true!


January 8th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): Researchers have said that even in today's times, gender discrimination at workplace is still very much alive and kicking.Men and women in jobs that are generally associated with ... Read more...

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Oceanic ‘garbage patch’ not as big as depicted in media


January 5th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Claims that the 'Great Garbage Patch' between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas are grossly exaggerated, according to an Oregon State University scientist."There is no ... Read more...

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Banks want chip-and-PIN flaw exposure hushed up


December 29th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Banks were accused of a cover-up after they tried to silence a Cambridge University scientist who exposed a fatal flaw in chip and PIN card security.The UK Cards ... Read more...

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Soon, invisibility cloak made of glass


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Ever dreamt of donning an invisibility cloak? The work of a Michigan Technological University scientist could soon help you own one.Elena Semouchkina, an associate professor of electrical and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene discovery to pave way for new soybean plants


April 28th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A Purdue University scientist has discovered a new soybean gene paving the way for the development of new varieties of the legume.Jianxin Ma (Jen-Shin Ma), an assistant professor ... Read more...

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‘Watery, rocky planets are commonplace in the Milky Way’


April 13th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Astronomers have found evidence that rocky planets are commonplace in the Milky Way, or the Galaxy.Dr. Jay Farihi, Leicester University scientist and lead author, surveyed white dwarfs, the ... Read more...

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Tobacco plant-based treatment thwarts West Nile virus: Study


February 9th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): No vaccine currently exists for West Nile Virus, but a new therapeutic made from tobacco plants has been shown to arrest the infection, according to a new study.Elderly ... Read more...

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Tobacco plant-based treatment thwarts West Nile virus


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): No vaccine currently exists for West Nile Virus, but a new therapeutic made from tobacco plants has been shown to arrest the infection, according to a new study.Elderly ... Read more...

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New discovery may help end sleeping sickness


January 16th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists from Vanderbilt University have found a novel way to end sleeping sickness by making parasite that causes it to self-destruct.They have identified an enzyme that protects the ... Read more...

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Revolutionary digital cameras to see in gigapixels


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A Duke University scientist will soon be developing futuristic digital cameras that could capture images in giga or even terapixels.Working with the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Advanced ... Read more...

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Molecule that eats carbon dioxide may fight global warming


July 16th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The accidental discovery of a bowl-shaped molecule that pulls carbon dioxide out of the air paves the way for exciting new possibilities to deal with global warming. These possibilities ... Read more...

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Seven new species of bamboo coral discovered in Hawaii’’s deep waters


March 8th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Scientists have identified seven new species of bamboo coral in the deep waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, in Hawaii, US, among which six may represent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mad-Cow disease protein also aids in sense of smell


December 22nd, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 22 (ANI): Columbia University researchers say that the brain protein that causes human version of Mad-Cow disease, known as CreutzfeldtJakob Disease (CJD), may also be involved in aiding our ... Read more...

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New approach to rapidly grow bone tissue devised


December 16th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): With the help of stem cells, a Columbia University scientist has developed a novel way to "grow" bone and other tissues.Previous approaches have included the use of ... Read more...

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Sugar can be addictive as drugs


December 11th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A Princeton University scientist has found what many dieters already knew: Sugar can be addictive just like drugs.Professor Bart Hoebel and his team in the Department of ... Read more...

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Men tend to have reddish skin tones, while women greenish


December 9th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Men tend to have more reddish skin, while greenish skin is more common among women, according to a new study. After analysing a dozen of faces, Michael J. ... Read more...

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Scientists make practical optical fiber with silicon core


October 29th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): A team of American researchers claims that they have been able to make a practical optical fiber with a silicon core. Writing about their work in the ... Read more...

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Here comes a sensor that can see without an eye


September 12th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) An eyeless sensor, inspired by the ability of the human skin to 'see' colours and shapes, could make existing optical technologies obsolete. The futuristic model developed by Tel ... Read more...

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Homer’s Odyssey contains celestial clues hinting at eclipse, claim experts


June 24th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A Rockefeller University scientist says that an ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, called The Odyssey, seems to be containing astronomical references that provide corroborating evidence ... Read more...

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Whale sharks amaze with their deep sea dives


June 18th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 18 (IANS) In a first, two scientists have recorded how whale sharks undertake an amazing dive and descend into the deep sea to conserve energy. Murdoch University scientist Brad Norman ... Read more...

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Your bones can tell how fast youll age


April 10th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Stopping the aging process may not be possible, but predicting it sure is.Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new biological marker that represents the age ... Read more...

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Dogs tumours could pave way for human cancer cure


November 16th, 2007 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Pre-malignant mammary lesions in dogs and humans display many same characteristics, says a study conducted by an Indian researcher.In a dog-based study, author Sunil Badve from Indiana University ... Read more...

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Hebrew University scientist’s spray detector can catch terrorists red-handed


November 14th, 2007 - 8:13 am ICT by admin
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