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May 9, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

International News for May 9, 2007

Wiki- styled Encyclopaedia of Life launched today
The worlds leading scientific institutions today announced the launch of the Encyclopaedia of Life (EoL), an unprecedented global effort to document all 1.8 million named species of animals, plants, and other forms of life on the earth. ANI

Military to prepare Bangladesh voters roll with photographs
Bangladeshs reconstituted Election Commission said on Wednesday that the military personnel will prepare the voters roll for the countrys stalled ninth parliamentary election, which the interim administration had pledged to hold sometime next year. ANI

Papua New Guinea islanders drive their cars on coconut power
Residents of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea have found an indigenous solution to high-energy prices, the ubiquitous tropical fruit, coconut. ANI

Boffins crack mystery of the queen bees longevity
A study from the University of Illinois sheds new light on the molecular mechanisms for a queen honey bee , that though genetically identical to the workers in her hive, lives 10 times longer and remains reproductively viable throughout her life. ANI

Hepatitis C increases risk of developing lymphatic system cancer
); Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Baylor College of Medicine have revealed that people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at an increased risk of developing certain lymphomas (cancers of the lymphatic system), ANI

Boffins induce and erase memory by manipulating memory molecule
Brandeis University researchers have revealed that memory storage can be induced and then biochemically erased in slices of rat hippocampus by manipulating a so-called memory molecule, a protein kinase, known as CaMKII. ANI

Chemical found in plants may fight diabetes without side effects
Researchers have discovered that an ingredient found in some plants fights diabetes in mice without some of the side effects attributed to other anti-diabetes drugs. ANI

Now a paste to beat bad breath
Christiaan Cardon from Brugge in Belgium has found a solution for the embarrassing problem of bad breath or hailtosis. ANI

100 percent juice consumption not linked to obesity in kids
A recent research has found that 100 percent juice is not linked to young children being overweight or at risk for becoming overweight. ANI

Targeting enzyme produced by DGKH gene may lead to better bipolar disorder medication
A recent research has found that targeting the enzyme produced by a specific gene in the brain may lead to the development of better and more effective medications for bipolar disorder. ANI

Virus Sponge raises hope for birdflu treatment
The creation of a new virus sponge by researchers has raised hopes for the eradication of Influenza virus H5N1, which caused the recent epidemic of avian flu. ANI

Redheads are easiest targets for teasing!
People with ginger hair, such as Prince Harry, are seen as the easiest targets for teasing, according to a survey. ANI

First antibody that detects only known cause of Lou Gehrigs disease developed
Boffins at the University of Toronto have developed the first antibody that detects the only known cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrigs disease. ANI

Choosy females prefer a male sexual signal that helps them avoid predators
Boffins have long thought that males have evolves outrageous sexual signals to attract mates. However, a new review has found that in dangerous environments, what matters most to a female is sexual signals that will help her avoid predators. ANI

Methane may allow rockets to go beyond the fringes of space
Scientists at the XCOR Aerospace have discovered that methane gas, better associated with flatulent cows and bogs, can be used as fuel to power rockets in the future. ANI

More evidence shows that humans are not naturally monogamous
A review by Florida Atlantic University researchers Todd K. Shackelford and Aaron T. Goetz has lent support to the growing body of evidence that humans are not naturally monogamous. ANI

Tibetan Plateau much older than Himalayas
The Tibetan Plateau was a high desert perhaps even 80 million years ago, long before the Indian Plate crashed into Eurasia to create the highest mountain range on Earth, the Himalayas. ANI

Afghan Senate urges Karzai Government to initiate direct talks with Taliban
The Afghan Senate has passed a National Reconciliation Bill urging the Hamid Karzai Government to initiate direct talks with the Taliban and to cease NATO military operations against the latter. ANI

Ancient Romans built their towns based on astronomical grids
Ancient Romans built their towns using astronomically aligned grids, a recently concluded Italian study has revealed. ANI

New vaccine technology raises hope for RSV treatment
The development of a new vaccine technology has raised hopes for the treatment of Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, which is a deadly syndrome in infants. ANI

Sharif to announce return plans soon
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz harif will soon announce his plans for returning to Pakistan, PML (N) acting president Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told reporters on Tuesday. ANI

Pak Government looking for an excuse to impose emergency: SCBA
The Musharraf regime is looking for an excuse to declare a state of emergency in Pakistan, and might promote violence for the purpose, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has warned. ANI

NASAs Cassini finds that storms power Saturns jet streams
New observations by NASAs Cassini aircraft has revealed that giant storms or eddies power Saturns jet stream winds. ANI

Boffins develop biosensor to sniff out explosives
Temple University School of Medicine researchers have developed a new biosensor that sniffs out explosives and could one day be used to detect landmines and deadly agents, such as sarin gas. ANI

Bangladesh Law Advisor rules out lifting of emergency soon
Bangladeshs military-backed interim government has said that chances of lifting of emergency, proclaimed nearly four months ago, are slim. ANI

Out of India: A subcontinents influence on London
Out of India, a new display at the Museum of London, highlights the impact of the culture of the Indian subcontinent on London, and the contributions made by people of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent, who settled in the capital. ANI

Increasing Semiconductor Manufacturing Outsourcing Driving the Growth of the Asian Semiconductor Packaging and Manufacturing Market
Business Wire India

Most Companies Lack an Energy Strategy, Research Shows
Business Wire India

India to Reach 600 Million Mobile Connections by 2011, According to Study
Business Wire India

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