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Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 16, 2008
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Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients
To determine whether adding the hormone leptin to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the tumultuous blood-sugar levels of people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes, a clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical Center is being carried out. ANI

Why deaf have 'super vision'
Researchers have found reasons for the enhanced abilities in the remaining senses of deaf people. ANI

Tsunami risk higher than expected in LA, other major cities
A new study has revealed that the risk of destructive tsunamis is in places such as Kingston, Istanbul, and Los Angeles. ANI

Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 16, 2008

Oriental mushroom may help fight cancer
An exotic mushroom widely used in oriental medicine contains chemicals that may fight breast cancer, says a new study. ANI

Future iPods may store millions of songs
Scientists have come up with a way to significantly boost the memory of MP3 players and other gadgets while retaining their small size, an advance that may open the door to iPods with a storage capacity of millions of songs. ANI

Long-extinct Neanderthals speak out
Theyve been dead for 30,000 years, but people may soon be able to hear Neanderthals speak, thanks to a computer model developed by researchers at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. ANI

Tennis line judges mess up one in ten close calls
A new analysis has suggested that the visual limits of tennis line judges mean that they are bound to mess up almost a tenth of all close calls. ANI

International seminar shapes path towards sustainable tourism
An international seminar was held on April 11 in the United Kingdom, which helped to shape a path towards sustainable tourism. ANI

Worlds first thermal nanomotor created
Researchers at the UAB Research Park have announced the creation of the first thermal nanomotor that is propelled by changes in temperature. ANI

Drunken bats love to binge on junk food!
If you consider drunken behaviour and junk food only humans domain, heres something interesting for you, under-the-influence bats are more likely than their sober counterparts to eat junk food, says a new study. ANI

The fittest males dont always get the girl
Being an aggressive macho male doesnt mean that you will always get the girl, for according to a new study, the fainthearted do also have a good chance of winning the heart of the fair damsel. ANI

Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half meters by end of 21st century
A new scientific analysis has suggested that sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half meters by the end of this century. ANI

Indian origin astronomers model may turn Big Bang theory on its head
A new controversial analysis by an astronomer of Indian origin has suggested that the Big Bang might not have come at the beginning of the Universe, but after a long and slow period of shrinkage. ANI

Indian origin scientist says space radiation may cause prolonged cellular damage to astronauts
A new study by a scientist of Indian origin has demonstrated that high-energy space radiation may cause prolonged cellular damage to astronauts, with conditions like premature aging and prolonged oxidative stress in cells. ANI

Stress lowers blood flow to heart in patients with gene variation
Researchers at University of Florida have found that mental stress lowers blood flow to the heart in patients with a gene variation. ANI

Ringing of star leads astronomers to find its birthplace
A team of astronomers using ESOs (European Southern Observatory) 3.6-m telescope have studied the ringing of a planet-harbouring star, and have thus found its place of origin. ANI

Milky Ways black hole resting after outburst 300 years ago
A team of Japanese astronomers has discovered that our galaxys central black hole, which is in a state of slumber currently, had let loose a powerful flare three centuries ago. ANI

NASA extends Cassini mission to Saturn by 2 years
NASA has decided to extend the international Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn by two years, which might reveal further information about the planet. ANI

Scientists find evidence that could rewrite Hawaiis botanical history
The discovery that one of Hawaiis most dominant plants, Metrosideros, has been a resident of the islands far longer than previously believed, might change the states botanical history. ANI

Antioxidants wont prolong your life, claim researchers
Popular vitamin supplements are swallowed by millions of people in the belief that they will prolong their life expectancy, but according to a new research they may actually be harmful and could increase risk of death. ANI

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