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Gene responsible for maintaining steady weight uncovered

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a specific gene that plays an important role in keeping a steady balance between our food intake and energy Continue reading “Gene responsible for maintaining steady weight uncovered” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, November 24th, 2011
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Freezing point of water pegged at minus 55F

The lowest temperature liquid water can reach before it becomes ice is -55 degrees Fahrenheit, a new study has suggested Continue reading “Freezing point of water pegged at minus 55F” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
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Soon, lose weight by simply chewing gum after meals

A team of scientists is trying to develop a chewing gum that may assist individuals in losing weight Continue reading “Soon, lose weight by simply chewing gum after meals” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 21st, 2011
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Carbon cycling may have been much smaller in last ice age than today

A new study has suggested that carbon cycling might have been much smaller during last ice age than in the current, warmer climate Continue reading “Carbon cycling may have been much smaller in last ice age More...

By BioNews On Sunday, November 20th, 2011
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Drops splash even before they touch surface

Splashing, which plays a pivotal role in the transport of pollutants and the spread of diseases, may occur even before the drop comes in actual contact with the surface Continue reading “Drops splash even More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 14th, 2011
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Experts, victims plead for asbestos ban

International experts at the Second Asian Ban Asbestos Network Conference here Monday highlighted the dangers of exposure to asbestos Continue reading “Experts, victims plead for asbestos ban” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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`Silent killer` carbon monoxide help urbanites cope with noise pollution

Carbon monoxide (CO) – a tasteless, colourless and odourless gas – found in the exhaust of vehicles and generators has been dubbed the “silent killer” because excessive inhalation is lethal Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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Fish enzyme can help indicate environmental toxins

A particular enzyme in fish can be used as biomarker to indicate the presence of toxic and non-toxic substances, a new study has revealed Continue reading “Fish enzyme can help indicate environmental toxins” More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 31st, 2011
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Treating cancer that has no cure ‘difficult, but not impossible’

Scientists are trying to find a way to stop the progression a cancer without a cure dubbed ‘NUT midline carcinoma’ Continue reading “Treating cancer that has no cure ‘difficult, but not impossible’” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 27th, 2011
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94pc of thermal cash register receipts contaminated with BPA

94 percent of thermal cash register receipts are contaminated with Bisphenol A (BPA) – a substance that may have harmful health effects, scientists including one of Indian-origin have warned Continue reading More...