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  • New method can sequence dark matter of life with just one cell

    London, Sept 19 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new technique to know more about a myriad of microorganisms that are responsible not only for diseases but also for the functioning of the human body and the production of antibiotics and biofuels. The method will sequence and analyze the dark matter of life – the genomes…

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  • Jaya appeals to anti-Koodankulam activists to withdraw

    Chennai, Sept 16 (): TN CM Jayalalitha made a kind appeal to the 100 activists on fast against the Koodankulam nuclear plan to withdraw the stir since the reactor was totally safe. She sent three ministers to talk to the activists but it was not fruitful. “The power plant is located in the second zone…

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  • Sony Launches Tablet Computers

    Tokyo / New York, September 1(): Challenging Apple’s iPad, Sony yesterday unveiled the world’s first folding tablet computer. Sony has announced the market launch of its first two Sony Tablet devices – the Android-powered Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P. The P and S tablets represent the Japanese electronics firm’s first steps into the…

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  • LHC results cast doubt on supersymmetry theory

    London, August 28 (ANI): Results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have disappointed theorists on the lookout for Higgs boson or the so-called “God Particle” and has them rethinking that the basic idea of supersymmetry might be wrong. Researchers failed to find evidence of so-called “supersymmetric” particles, which many physicists had hoped would plug holes…

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  • Genetic clue behind rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders identified

    London, August 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has found significant new clues to the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders including type 1 diabetes, lupus and Graves disease. Using advanced genomics technologies, Dr. Katherine Siminovitch and her team identified the exact means by which an alteration in the gene PTPN22 increases…

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  • Human skin cells converted into functional brain cells

    Washington, July 29 (ANI): A scientist has discovered a novel way to convert human skin cells into brain cells, offering new hope for regenerative medicine. Sheng Ding, PhD, from the Gladstone Institutes reveals efficient and robust methods for transforming adult skin cells into neurons that are capable of transmitting brain signals, marking one of the…

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  • NASA’s Dawn spacecraft to enter asteroid’s orbit on July 15

    Washington, July 15 (ANI): For the first time ever, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is set to enter an asteroid’s orbit on July 15. It will begin a prolonged encounter with the asteroid Vesta, making the mission the first to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid. The main asteroid belt lies between the orbits of Mars and…

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  • Novel ‘prodrug’ may help fight Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s

    Washington, June 3 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new ‘prodrug’ slow-release compound that can protect mice from the neurodegenerative effects of both Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The ‘prodrug’ known as JM6 works through a pathway involved in the breakdown of the amino acid tryptophan. “Most would have assumed that the drug would have to enter…

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  • One of earliest minerals formed in solar system found in Africa

    Washington, May 7(ANI): A team of scientists has claimed the discovery of a new mineral krotite, one of the earliest minerals formed in our solar system. It is the main component of an unusual inclusion embedded in a meteorite (NWA 1934), found in northwest Africa. These objects, known as refractory inclusions, are thought to be…

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