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Humans stink worse than other animals


February 24th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): While we tend to think of other animals as smelling more unpleasantly than we do, a new study suggests that the truth may actually be the opposite.Strong body ... Read more...

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Dogs can ’sniff out’ prostate cancer accurately from urine sample


February 8th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Researchers have found that some dogs can be trained to accurately sniff out chemicals released in urine that are associated with prostate cancer (PCa).According to Jean-Nicolas Cornu and ... Read more...

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Bedroom chemicals nearly double kids’ allergy risk


October 21st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Chemicals found in wall paints and cleansers could practically double children's risk of developing asthma and hayfever. Researchers from Karlstad University, Sweden, found youngsters had up to 180 ... Read more...

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Computer simulations to shed new light on origins of liquids found on Titan


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): A scientist from the University of Arkansas, US, has received funding from NASA to simulate conditions found on Saturn's moon Titan to help better understand the origins of ... Read more...

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EPA Sets Stricter Smog Rules


January 8th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Jan 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has come up with much stricter smog limits in a bid to provide health benefits to millions of citizens across ... Read more...

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Acacia plant can release chemicals to stop ants from interfering in pollination


December 28th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the acacia plant can stop ants from interfering in their pollination process, by producing chemicals that send the approaching insects ... Read more...

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Oz expert attacks champagne bubble theory


September 29th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): A recently stated theory that champagne bubbles deliver a sensory explosion has come under fire, with an expert quashing the way the study behind it was conducted.European ... Read more...

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Indoor plants may wreck havoc on your health


September 4th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Potted plants might add a certain aesthetic value to your house, but they are likely to have adverse health effects, suggests a new study.The research team headed by ... Read more...

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‘Electronic’ nose that detects skin vapors developed


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A system to detect the vapours emitted by human skin in real time has been created by Yale University researchers and a Spanish company.The boffins believe that the ... Read more...

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Biofuels may be used to clean up Chernobyl ‘badlands’


June 29th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Belarus, a country affected much by the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986, is planning to grow biofuels to make its soil fit to grow food ... Read more...

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What attracts silkworms to mulberry leaves revealed


May 8th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): What attracts silkworms to mulberry leaves, their primary food source, is no longer a secret because Japanese scientists have found that a jasmine-scented chemical emitted in small quantities ... Read more...

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Sweat could replace fingerprints as new crime fighting tool


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Scientists are visualising sweat as a new tool that would potentially replace fingerprints in battling crime. Human sweat is a biochemical composite of the food we eat or ... Read more...

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Sweat could be the new crime fighting tool


February 22nd, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists believe sweat would potentially replace fingerprints as a tool to fight crimes in the future. Sweat could be used to track terrorists and criminals when fingerprints are ... Read more...

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Stomach ulcer bug may be behind bad breath


November 24th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has suggested that bacteria, which cause stomach ulcers and cancer, may be behind bad breath.Scientists, for the first time, have found that Helicobacter pylori ... Read more...

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Mouth bugs help make certain foods tasty


November 15th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Mouth bugs play a role in creating the distinctive flavors of certain foods, scientists in Switzerland have reported.According to researchers, the bacteria help gives people the rich ... Read more...

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Yummy? Thank the bacteria in your mouth


November 11th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Find the taste really yummy? Thank the bacteria in your mouth that imparts those delicious and distinctive flavours.Christian Starkenmann and colleagues who conducted research into taste pointed out ... Read more...

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Ecologists delve into private lives of plants and their pollinators


May 6th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new study by ecologists has tried to delve into the intimate relationships between plants and their pollinators.Published online in the British Ecological Societys journal Functional Ecology, ... Read more...

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Scientists produce first draft of the papaya genome


April 24th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr 24 (ANI): Research institutions in the U.S. and China have produced a first draft of the papaya genome, detailing more than 90 percent of the plants gene coding ... Read more...

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Now, a machine that can taste coffee


February 12th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin
London , Feb 12 (ANI): The coffee industry might just bid adieu to expert coffee tasters, for researchers have devised a new mechanical method to assess the flavour of the beverage.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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