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Nobel laureate seeks reversal of US austerity measures

May 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has called for more government spending and an end to US austerity measures in a bid to jolt the sluggish economy back to life.

US CEOs paid 231 times more than average workers

May 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): Last year, the average U.S. chief executive earned more than 11 million dollars in salary, stock options and other compensation, a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute has revealed.

Health experts urge hygiene score for tattoo parlours

May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Health experts are saying that tattoo parlours should be rated according to their hygiene standards in the same way as restaurants and takeaways.


Oldest blood cells found in wounds of iceman

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the oldest known blood cells in the wounds of Otzi, the stone age "Iceman" whose body was found on an Alpine mountainside after being preserved in ice 5,300 years ago.

Robotic vision may phase out walking stick to help blind navigate

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers are adapting technologies - originally made for robot navigation - to help visually impaired people navigate indoor and outdoor spaces independently.

Vit D blood level for lowering key medical risks in older adults identified

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): In testing older patients' blood vitamin D levels, there is ambiguity about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough.

'Rotating Snakes' may help explain how illusions trick our brains

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have explored the neural bases of illusory motion in Akiyoshi Kitaoka's striking optical illusion, dubbed "Rotating Snakes."

'Brake gene' switched off in pancreatic cancer

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Researchers have explored a new class of drugs, which may bring treatment of aggressive pancreatic tumours closer to reality.

Now, Ekta Kapoor in front of the camera

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) After becoming a successful producer, Ekta Kapoor faces the camera for the first time for her media school.

Habitable planets more abundant than stars: study

April 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Determining the habitability of rocky, earth-like planets will be crucial for us as a species, but the good news is that they are probably more abundant than stars, says a new study.

Rats may have 'best bite of rodent world'

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more effectively than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms, according to a new study.

Meteor hunter finds 4 billion years old asteroid fragments

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) A meteor hunter has stumbled on two marble-sized nuggets of an asteriod that detonated after colliding with the Earth, worth 10 times as much as gold, according to scientists.

Breakthrough to help drug delivery through skin

April 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Stockholm, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the structure and function of the skin's outermost layer, a watertight barrier called the stratum corneum, at a molecular level, opening the way not only for drug delivery but also for a deeper understanding of skin diseases.

Why people's bodies react differently to high-fat diet

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A diet rich in greasy foods leads to an imbalance in our gut flora - the bacteria that live in our digestive tract- researchers say.

Pistachios help growth of beneficial gut bugs

April 26, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Eating pistachio nuts may help the growth of potentially beneficial gut bugs and promote digestive health, says a new study.

Tiny super computer of 1 atom thickness developed

April 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Sydney, Apr 26 (ANI): A physicist from Sydney has created a tiny computer of 300 atoms hovering in space that has the potential to provide insights into how materials behave at the quantum level that none of today's conventional computers would be capable of calculating.

Malaria resurgence 'caused by reduction of eradication programs'

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Funding cuts for malaria control are the single most common reason for the resurgence of the deadly disease, a new study has claimed.

Zohra Sehgal: A hundred magical years (Part -1)

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (ANI): I trudge up the stairs to her second floor apartment in a middle class suburb in Delhi. The first word that comes to my mind is: unpretentious.

Anatomic existence of elusive G-spot confirmed

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A gynaecologist has claimed that he has located G-spot an elusive pleasure zone somewhere in the vagina, which supposedly triggers orgasms.

Pistachio consumption may positively impact gut environment

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Eating pistachios may help alter levels of potentially beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a new study.

Allow resale of commercial land only in rare cases: Himachal panel

April 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Resale of commercial land in Himachal Pradesh, purchased after special permission, should be allowed in rarest of rare cases. And in case the land is not used for which it was meant, the property vests with the government, says a commission appointed by the state government.

Heads of Indian architecture institutions meet in Delhi

April 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Admissions to architecture institutions in the country should be based on entrance tests conforming to the minimum standards prescribed in the Architects Act, heads of leading architecture schools said here Tuesday.

British government to unveil new measures to limit public spending

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

London, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Britain is to unveil new rules to further limit public spending as part of the government's efforts to meet its austerity targets.

Faulty gene spikes prostate cancer risk in men

April 22, 2012 at 2:55 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) A faulty gene that increases breast cancer risk in women also quadruples the chances of prostate cancer among men, says a recent study.

Regular soda intake spikes stroke risk

April 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Regularly quaffing sugar-sweetened, low-calorie sodas is likely to spike risk of a stroke, but intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee seems to lower it, a study reveals.

Stroke risk may be increased by soda consumption

April 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Large Intake of sugar added and low-calorie sodas may result in increased risk of stroke, says a study.

Soda consumption may increase stroke risk

April 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): High consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas may lead to higher risk of stroke, say researchers.

CEOs 'should embrace Gen Y's technological abilities to retain them'

April 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Generation Y are to take up the leadership roles of the future but present company heads fret that they won't stick around long enough to get there, researchers say.

Assam should become a growth engine: PM

April 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Dispur/Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Braving security threats by the anti-talk faction of the ULFA and a shutdown call by the militants, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday inaugurated the platinum jubilee celebration of the Assam legislative assembly and said he wanted to make the state 'a new engine of growth' for the northeast.

Akhilesh to get new add in cyber space (With Image)

April 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Hoping to reach out to people across the class divide, particularly the young, Uttar Pradesh's new tech savvy Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will soon have a new address in cyber space.

Stroke risk can be reduced with low-fat dairy foods

April 20, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The risk of a stroke is relatively lower in people who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese in comparison to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.

Decision making problems in old age: White matter of brain to be blamed

April 20, 2012 at 12:23 PM

People in the dawn of their life often find it difficult to make decisions in novel situations. The ability to make decision decreases with age and is linked with a reduction in the integrity of two specific white-matter pathways that links a region in the cerebral cortex( medial prefrontal cortex) with two other regions deeper in the brain, says a new study

Consuming low-fat dairy foods 'may help reduce stroke risk'

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat yogurt and cheese are at a lower risk of stroke as compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, a new study has claimed.

Researchers create antidote to deadly bio-attacks

April 20, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Tel Aviv, April 20 (IANS) Researchers seem to have found a way to protect against deadly chemical attacks, such as Tokyo subway sarin incident, that left 13 people dead and thousands injured or with temporary vision problems.

Low-fat dairy foods can lower stroke risk

April 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese have a lowered stroke risk compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.

PM to visit Assam amid shutdown

April 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh undertakes a daylong visit to Assam Friday amid a shutdown called by the anti-talks faction of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), which also carried out two blasts in the state a day earlier.

White matter 'to be blamed for trouble in decision making with age'

April 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): People's ability to make decisions in novel situations decreases with age and is associated with a reduction in the integrity of two specific white-matter pathways that connect an area in the cerebral cortex, called the medial prefrontal cortex, with two other areas deeper in the brain, a new study has revealed.

'Six-legged baby' operated in Karachi

April 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Doctors in a Karachi hospital have successfully removed the extra limbs of a baby boy who was born with six legs.

High security in Assam for PM's visit, IED recovered

April 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Authorities have stepped up security in Assam ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's one-day visit to the state Friday amid a 12-hour strike called by ULFA militants to protest the high-profile visit, officials here said. A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was meanwhile recovered from Lower Assam.

Transforming scar tissue into beating heart muscle may help repair cardiac damage

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have declared a research breakthrough in mice that shows promise to restore hearts damaged by heart attacks-by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle.

Antidote for cocaine overdose developed

April 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on a treatment, which may reverse the effects of cocaine in case of emergency.

New nanodot-based memory tech sets speed record

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): By harnessing nanodots researchers have created a new electronic memory technology that can write and erase data 10-100 times faster than today's mainstream charge-storage memory products.

PM to inaugurate linear accelerator at Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati tomorrow.

Photoreceptor transplant may help restore vision in eye disorders

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Transplanting photoreceptors - light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye - could form the basis of a new treatment to restore sight in people suffering from degenerative eye diseases, a new study has suggested.

Rulebook on breast cancer rewritten

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have identified new breast cancer genes that could revolutionise treatment for thousands of women.

Pak has no right to use Kashmir issue as excuse for no action against extremists: McCain

April 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Washington, Apr 19(ANI): US Republican Senator John McCain has said that Pakistan has no right to use the Kashmir issue as an excuse for not targeting extremist groups like the Haqqani network.

Bits of plastic endangering sea creatures

April 18, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Berlin, April 18 (IANS) The seas are littered with large quantities of microplastic particles -- plastics in small bits and pieces -- endangering the lives of marine creatures, says a report.

Anti-diabetic substance discovered in liquorice root

April 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Researchers have found promising anti-diabetic substance in the amorfrutin class of natural substances.

ULFA attempt to disrupt Manmohan's visit foiled

April 18, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) An attempt by ULFA's anti-talks faction to trigger at least two blasts in Guwahati, ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit April 20, has been foiled and three rebels arrested, police in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district have claimed.

How plants compete to get sunlight

April 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists have determined precisely how leaves tell stems to grow when a plant is caught in a shady place.

Leaves guide plant's battle for sunlight

April 16, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Washington, April 16 (IANS) A plant's primary weapon for survival is the ability to grow towards the light, getting just the amount it needs and shadowing its competition, says a study.

Pelvic bone stem cells could help preserve heart function

April 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Scientists, including an Indian-origin, have revealed that stem cells from the pelvic bone may help the heart beat stronger.

White matter 'to be blamed for trouble in decision making with age'

April 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): People's ability to make decisions in novel situations decreases with age and is associated with a reduction in the integrity of two specific white-matter pathways that connect an area in the cerebral cortex, called the medial prefrontal cortex, with two other areas deeper in the brain, a new study has revealed.

Common parasite linked to severe birth defects

April 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which may account for premature births and severe birth defects in the US.

We have to stay alert against Sporting Clube: Armando

April 14, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Margao, April 14 (IANS) Dempo have opened a seven-point lead at the top of the table and are overwhelming favourites to regain the title. But coach Armando Colaco said Sporting Clube de Goa will be a tough challenge when the two teams meet in a 24th round I-League clash at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda Sunday.

Excess growth hormone can cause liver cancer

April 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM

In an important discovery, Austrian scientists have concluded that the overproduction of growth hormone can be a cause liver cancer.

US, India joins hands for clean energy centre

April 14, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Now India and US have joins hands and come forward that will help promote clean energy.

Liver cancer can be caused by excess growth hormone

April 14, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Vienna, April 14 (IANS) In a major discovery, Austrian scientists have found that the overproduction of a growth hormone can cause liver cancer.

Turkmenistan president fires minister over poor parenting

April 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Ashgabat, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has fired the country's energy and industry minister at a general ministerial meeting over poor parenting skills, Turkmen television reported.

Excessive worrying may have co-evolved with intelligence in humans

April 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Washington, April 13 (ANI): Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, a new study has revealed.

Fear of threats linked to social circle size

April 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Washington, April 12 (ANI): Humans' fear level toward threats may be determined by the typical size of our social circles, a new study has revealed.

New drug 'reverses Fragile X syndrome symptoms'

April 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new compound reverses many of the major symptoms associated with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), which is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability and a leading cause of autism, a new study has claimed.

'EU aviation tax deal breaker in climate change talks'

April 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone is unacceptable and is a deal breaker in climate change talks, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Wednesday.

Dempo move step closer to I-League title

April 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Margaon, April 11 (IANS) Dempo took a major step towards winning the I-League football title when they got the better of Churchill Brothers 4-2 in an exciting 23rd round tie at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda here Wednesday.

China isn't second strongest country: Le Yucheng

April 11, 2012 at 6:53 PM

China is not the second strongest country but the second largest economy, said Assistant Foreign Minister Le Yucheng while speaking it in a form in Beijing........

'China isn't second strongest country'

April 11, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China is not the second strongest country but the second largest economy, a foreign ministry official has said, adding that for all its remarkable progress the country still has many weak links.

'No mutation of swine flu virus'

April 11, 2012 at 5:31 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.

Zip code as vital as genetic code in childhood obesity

April 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Where a child lives, comprising factors like the neighbourhood's walk ability, proximity to higher quality parks and access to healthy food, has an important impact on obesity rates, a new study has revealed.

Botanical formula shows promise to fight prostate cancer

April 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on the effectiveness of a non-toxic, botanical formula in treating human prostate cancer in an animal model.

Bush fears being beaten on mountain bike ride by a one legged veteran

April 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Former US President George Bush has said that he hosts mountain biking and golf outings for veterans because he likes to keep in contact with troops.

Women riding bicycles with low handlebars may suffer sexual dysfunction

April 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

New York, April 11 (ANI): Riding a bicycle regularly can take a serious toll on women's sexual health, if it has low handlebars, researchers have warned.

High socio-economic level improves health

April 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): People with a high socio-economic level have better health than others, a new study has found.

Battered baby Afreen dies due to cardiac arrest: Media reports

April 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Three-month-old baby Afreen, who was allegedly beaten and abused by her father, died today in the hospital due to reportedly cardiac arrest, media reports say. Baby Afreen was admitted to Bangalore's Vani Vilas hospital on Sunday when she had multiple injury on her body and head and there were several spots of cigarette burns on her head.......

Pair of liver molecules could control diabetes

April 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Washington, April 9 (IANS) Salk Institute researchers have discovered a pair of molecules that regulate the liver's production of glucose and could be the key to controlling diabetes.

Maternal obesity and diabetes may lead to autism in kids

April 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Washington, April 9 (ANI): Diabetic and obese mothers are likely to give birth to a child with autism or another developmental disability, says researchers.

Genes that cause stomach cancer identified

April 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Washington, April 9 (ANI): Hundreds of novel genes that are mutated in stomach cancer, the second-most lethal cancer worldwide, have been identified.

Discovery could lead to 'next-gen' vaccines

April 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Washington, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of how a vital immune cell recognises dead and damaged body cells could open the way to next-gen vaccines that are more effective and have fewer side-effects.

Yuvraj to return home Monday

April 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Star batsman Yuvraj Singh is set to return home Monday following his treatment of a rare germ cell cancer in the United States.

Scientists discover T. Rex's feathered kin

April 8, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Paleontologists have known that small dinosaurs had bird-like feathers, but now three specimens of new tyrannosauroid (T. Rex family) show that at least one much larger dinosaur had a feathery coat as well.

'Chocolate printer' to hit shelves post Easter

April 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM

London, Apr 7 (ANI): A chocolate printer whose prototype was developed by scientists last year is set to go on sale towards the end of April.

Possible targets for drugs to help treat sleep disorders and diabetes identified

April 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists including one of Indian origin have identified a major gear in the biological clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolise food- the finding that may lead to new drugs to treat sleep problems and metabolic disorders, including diabetes.

Doubts cast over 'no cancer risk for kids using cell phones'

April 6, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Scientists have raised doubts over a study published last year that did not succeed in finding a link between mobile phone use and brain tumours in children and teens.

Birth defect causes 'unlocked'

April 6, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Melbourne, Apr 6 (ANI): Researchers have long suspected that genes or environmental factors play a role in causing birth defects.

Now, 'gene chip' to investigate emerging malaria drug resistance

April 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Washington, April 6 (ANI): A "gene chip" developed by researchers from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health may contribute to the identification of malaria drug resistance and help combat the devastating disease.

Most of women not taking recommended aspirin daily to prevent cardiovascular diseases

April 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Daily use of aspirin is highly recommendable for the women with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. However, a recent study has revealed that, less than half of the women only who have been prescribed to take aspirin daily and could benefit from it are taking it.

Majority of women not taking recommended daily aspirin to prevent heart disease

April 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Evidence-based national guidelines encourage the use of daily aspirin for women at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

Cone snail venom may help ease pain

April 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Washington, April 5 (ANI): Venom from fish eating cone snail may be used to develop powerful pain relievers, say scientists.

Soccer players have better thinking abilities

April 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Washington, April 5 (ANI): Swedish researchers have found that elite soccer players have superior executive functions relative to non-players.

Singapore hospital to give online treatment to gamblers

April 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Singapore, April 4 (IANS) A hospital in Singapore has launched a self-help online interactive guide book to help gamblers reluctant to seek formal treatment despite having problems.

Genes responsible for post-traumatic stress disorder identified

April 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Washington, April 3 (ANI): UCLA scientists may have found answer to why some persons succumb to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not.

Recreating planetary sounds from Mars, Venus

April 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

London, April 3 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time recreated the sound of lightning and whirlwinds from Mars and Venus and also how we would hear human voices on their surface.

Sounds of Mars and Venus revealed for first time

April 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Using the tools and techniques of physics and mathematics, researchers including one of Indian origin have for the first time created the natural sounds of other worlds, including lightning on Venus to whirlwinds on Mars and ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon, Titan.

Protect former minister, family: Stalin

April 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Chennai, April 2 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister M.K. Stalin has sought adequate police cover for former minister K.N. Nehru following the murder of his brother K.N. Ramajayam at Tiruchirapalli.

Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance for widening scope of accountant's definition

March 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

New Delhi, Mar.31 (ANI): The Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance has recommended that the definition of an accountant needs to be widened.

Dead stars may guide the astronauts across the Universe very soon

March 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM

A new technology will soon be developed by the scientists which will enable them to locate anywhere in space more precisely by catching the X-ray signals from pulsars.

Soon, dead stars 'may guide astronauts across the Universe'

March 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM

London, Mar 31 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new technique that allows for very precise positioning anywhere in space by picking up X-ray signals from pulsars so that spacecrafts could one day navigate through the cosmos using a particular type of dead star as a kind of GPS.

Now, tales from the crypt could help in fight against cancer

March 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Intestinal crypts have been found to hold a special population of intestinal stem cells that respond to damage and help prevent cancer, a study says.

Former DMK minister's brother murdered in Tiruchirapalli

March 29, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Businessman K.N. Ramajayam, the younger brother of former DMK minister K.N. Nehru, was found murdered Thursday near Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, police said.

US cancer death rates continue to decline

March 29, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Washington, March 29 (IANS) Cancer death rates continued to decline in the US between 2004 and 2008, a government report said.

Can Rama Sethu be made national monument, asks apex court

March 27, 2012 at 9:28 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the central government to unequivocally state whether mythological Rama Sethu could be declared a national monument.

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