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Science and Technology updates, research findings and scientific reports for April 26, 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 26, 2008

Indian, Lankan women at 3-fold risk of extreme nausea during pregnancy
Women born in India and Sri Lanka are three times more likely to suffer from extreme nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum) than ethnic Norwegians, says a new study. ANI

87-million-year-old praying mantis found in amber
The discovery of an 87-million-year-old praying mantis, encased in amber in Japan, has made scientists to speculate that it might be a missing link between mantises from the Cretaceous period and modern-day insects. ANI

Scientists map out genetic locus for triglycerides
A group of researchers have mapped out a region on human chromosome 1 that contributes to genetically elevated blood triglyceride levels, a major risk factor for heart disease. ANI

Study shows shape matters, even in hearing
Scientists at the Vanderbilt University have shown that shape matters, even in hearing, by establishing a direct link between the cochleas curvature and the low-frequency hearing limit of more than a dozen different mammals. ANI

Human-induced global warming has made Arctic wetter and snowier
A new study has suggested that in addition to the Arctic heating up faster than almost anywhere else on the planet, it has also become wetter and snowier due to global warming. ANI

Egypts pyramids contain large number of preserved marine fossils
A new study has determined that many of Egypts pyramids contain hundreds of thousands of marine fossils, most of which are fully intact and preserved in the walls of the structures. ANI

Eyes use different mechanism to set biological clock than ability to see
A biologist from the Johns Hopkins University has found that the eye uses light to reset the biological clock through a mechanism separate from the ability to see - a finding that could have implications for people suffering from seasonal affective disorder and insomnia. ANI

Product branding emerged in ancient Mesopotamia 5000 years ago
An archaeologist at University College London has suggested that branding products with images of macho men and curvy women first emerged in ancient Mesopotamia. ANI

North Pole might be free of ice in 2008
Scientists have warned that the North Pole might be free of ice before the end of this year, turning into a vast expanse of water. ANI

Plug-in hybrid vehicles can help fight global warming, say scientists
Scientists have urged for the development of low-carbon electricity to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which could help reduce greenhouse emissions that fuel global warming. ANI

Salamanders needed no isolation to evolve into separate species
Evolutionary biologists have determined that isolation might not be necessary for the formation of new species, taking the example of cave-dwelling salamanders that have evolved into separate species from their surface-dwelling kin despite regularly interbreeding. ANI

Heres why water droplets on a rose dont fall off
Chemists at the Tsinghua University in Beijing have found the physical basis for the roses ability to grip water droplets in place, even when the flower is upside down. ANI

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