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Two-step chemical process turns raw biomass into biofuel

February 11, 2009 3:18:21 pm

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,US,have developed a two-step method to convert the cellulose in raw biomass into a promising biofuel.

Swinging arms contribute nothing to human gait

February 11, 2009 3:09:08 pm

Contrary to the common belief that swinging arms help drive the human gait,a new study has revealed that they contribute nothing to the way of walking.

Patients’ expectations behind prescribing injections: Doctors

February 11, 2009 1:57:53 pm

Psychological relief to the patients and their expectations of a faster relief can supersede the rational reasons for the doctor while prescribing injections.

Now,hair restoration gets regulatory body

February 11, 2009 1:33:15 pm

Hair restoration has come a long way since the Middle Ages when a rancid rhino fat and rosemary concoction was applied on bald pates by virgins!

Alarming increase in cancer cases in TN textile hub

February 11, 2009 1:07:11 pm

Erode district is witnessing an alarming number of cancer cases due to drinking water contamination by various factory units into Kalaingarayan canal.

Immune system may worsen chronic lung diseases in smokers

February 10, 2009 5:37:26 pm

The immune system of smokers with chronic lung diseases can backfire,and actually worsen their condition,according to new research.

Enjoy heart-healthy V-Day with chocolate,wine and romance

February 10, 2009 4:51:09 pm

Researcher says that chocolate,wine and romance can turn out to be really good for your heart,if taken in moderation.

Multvitamins no shield against cancer,heart diseases

February 10, 2009 4:23:27 pm

Multivitamin supplements are unable to prevent the risk of cancer or cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women,says a study.

Marijuana may raise testicular cancer risk: Study

February 10, 2009 4:20:26 pm

Marijuana use may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer,in particular a more aggressive form of the disease,according to a study.

Female intelligence increases during motherhood: Study

February 9, 2009 3:14:58 pm

If you think that pregnant women suffer lapses in memory,think again,for a study has revealed that the 'baby brain' concept is nothing but a myth.

Marijuana may raise testicular cancer risk: Study

February 9, 2009 3:04:46 pm

Marijuana use may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer,in particular a more aggressive form of the disease,according to a US study.

New therapy ‘can reverse Alzheimer’s memory loss’

February 9, 2009 2:45:56 pm

Scientists found they could repair some of the damage caused by Alzheimer's by treating patients with a naturally occurring protein in the body.

Red wine prevents heart disease: Indian research

February 9, 2009 2:17:26 pm

Even while health benefits of red wine remain debatable,a study claims to have discovered a process inside the human body which gives those fond of this drink a valid reason to say cheers!

‘Many Indians want pictorial warnings on tobacco products’

February 8, 2009 1:33:35 pm

A survey has shown that a majority of Indians disagree with the Govt's delaying of the implementation of pictorial warnings.

‘Cardiac disorder symptoms in women are fewer than in men’

February 6, 2009 4:46:19 pm

Cardiac disorder symptoms in women are fewer than in men,making early diagnosis difficult due to the peculiar manifestation of the symptoms.

Tiny submarines ‘to deliver cancer drugs straight to tumours’

February 6, 2009 12:57:07 pm

Scientists have developed what they claim are tiny submarines which can be injected into a patient's blood to deliver cancer drugs straight to tumours.

Site for second AIIMS campus to be finalised shortly

February 6, 2009 12:56:44 pm

The site for a second campus of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences will be finalised by the end of this week.

Booze ads may lead to underage drinking

February 6, 2009 12:11:58 pm

Alcohol advertisements on TV,magazines,and at concession stands at sporting events or concerts,may lead to underage drinking.

Energy drinks are ‘the dangerous coffee of new generation’

February 6, 2009 11:52:37 am

An increasing number of students are consuming energy drinks as they study throughout the night,unaware of the dangers of overdoing them.

Teens’ brains not ‘fully cooked’ to listen to parents’ views

February 6, 2009 11:36:08 am

Clueless as to why your teenager ignores home rules? British scientists say teen brain’s ability to adopt the viewpoint of others is still budding.

Study questions routine X-rays,MRIs for back pain

February 6, 2009 10:53:34 am

Routine use of costly X-ray,MRI and CT scans on patients with lower back pain may be unnecessary and,in the case of two of the tests,expose people to low-dose radiation.

Shorter hospital stay with new hysterectomy procedure

February 6, 2009 10:42:22 am

Women suffering from menstrual complexities due to problems in the uterus and wanting to avoid surgery may get some relief with a new technology.

Higher education no guarantee against Alzheimer’s: Study

February 5, 2009 11:15:17 am

Higher education is not a security blanket against Alzheimer's disease,according to a new study contradicting previous research.

Indian scientist’s discovery may lead to TB drug breakthrough

February 5, 2009 11:07:33 am

An Indian scientist has discovered a molecule which he claims can be a harbinger for a single drug therapy to treat tuberculosis.

Revealed: How flu virus hijacks human cells

February 4, 2009 3:44:09 pm

Scientists claim to have uncovered how the influenza virus is able to take over human cells and use them as machinery to replicate itself.