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Genetic map of widespread infection-causing parasite constructed


June 29th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): In a major achievement, scientists at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) in San Antonio have constructed a genetic map of the parasite that causes schistosomiasis.Schistosomiasis is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Water snails offer new propulsion possibilities


October 10th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A UC (University of California) San Diego engineer has found that mimicking the movement of water snails could lead to new propulsion methods. Eric Lauga, the engineer in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mimicking snails’ movement could lead to new propulsion methods


October 10th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) A new mode of propulsion based on how snails create ripples of slime to crawl upside down beneath the surface has been propounded by a California University engineer. ... Read more...

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Heres how snails walk on waters surface


June 27th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): US researchers say that they have figured out how some snails extraordinarily crawl upside down at the waters surface, which they cannot actually grip.Eric Lauga of the ... Read more...

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