• Key protein behind Huntington’s disease identified

    London, Oct 31 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how a form of the protein linked to Huntington’s disease influences the timing and severity of its symptoms. The finding paves way for potential treatments not only for this disease, but also a variety of similar conditions. The laboratory of Gladstone Senior Investigator Steven Finkbeiner, MD, PhD, singles…

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  • Facebook, Twitter users making money by promoting companies

    London, Oct 30 (ANI): Facebook and Twitter users are bombarding their friends on the social networking sites with advertisements to earn extra cash from businesses hoping to boost sales. According to News.com.au, over 500 Australian companies, including Reader’s Digest, Perfume Connection, Starshots and Bevilles Jewellers, have signed up to social media marketing website socialloot.com to…

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  • Google+ now available to 40 million Google Apps users

    London, Oct 29 (ANI): Google+ has opened up access to its 40 million Google Apps customers around the world, and has added some new features. Now, Google Apps users, who use the search gait’s business suite of services like Gmail and Google documents, will be able to use their professional email addresses to register and…

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  • NASA launches weather-climate satellite

    Washington, Oct 28 (): After a five-year delay, the US space agency NASA launched an Earth-observing satellite on Friday to test new technologies aimed at improving weather forecasts and monitoring climate change. It is a first of this kind satellite that will send back data on weather and climate to help forecasters predict major storms…

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  • Eris,Dwarf planet is Pluto’s Twin

    October 27 (): The dwarf planet Eris could almost be the demoted planet Pluto’s twin—just with a truly icy atmosphere. A stellar occultation by the dwarf planet Eris provides a new estimate of its size. ERIS Dwarf planet Eris, said to be almost identical to Pluto, has a frozen atmosphere and highly reflective surface, according…

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  • Girls exposed to BPA in womb at risk of behavioural problems

    Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) before birth may cause behavioural and emotional problems in girls, according to a new study. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used to make plastic containers and other consumer goods. In this study, lead author Joe Braun, research fellow in environmental health at Harvard School of…

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  • Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction improves women’s sexual well-being

    Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study has found that women who undergo breast reconstruction with tissue from their own abdomen after a mastectomy experience significant gains in psychological, social, and sexual well-being as soon as three weeks after surgery. The study’s results provide new information to breast cancer survivors who are contemplating these types…

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  • Soon, new tools to predict spread of breast cancer

    London, Oct 24 (ANI): Researchers have now come up with a new method to detect which breast cancer will spread and to what extent, which may lead to new ways to test drugs that may stop its spread. To create this improved model for breast cancer studies, researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the…

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  • Global warming melting China’s glaciers at faster rate

    Beijing, Oct 22 (ANI): Glaciers in China’s Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau are melting at a faster rate because of global warming, researchers have said. According to experts, a large area of the glaciers, the major source of the country’s largest rivers-Yellow and Lancang, has melted in the 2,400-square-kilometer region. Li Xiaonan, an expert with Qinghai’s Three-River Headwaters…

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