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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 September 18, 2008

The anus may have evolved multiple times in different organisms
The anus may have evolved multiple times in many different organisms, and formed through a fusion of the gut with the reproductive organs in some lineages, according to two evolutionary biologists. ANI

Scientists set to demystify near-death experiences
An international team of scientists at University of Southampton have launched a study to unravel the mystery of near death experiences in heart attack patients. ANI

Gays negative attitude towards their sexuality behind poor mental, sexual health
Researchers from the University of Minnesota have revealed that the negative attitude towards homosexuality among homosexual men predicts poor mental and sexual health-- not the act of being homosexual. ANI

Now, a simple process to harness oil sands for fuel
University of Calgary researchers say that it is possible to simplify the process of mining extremely viscous oil sands. ANI

Engine study may lead to reduced emissions and improved efficiency in vehicles
An engineer, at the Iowa State University in the US, along with his colleagues, is studying engines in an effort to reduce emissions and improve their efficiency. ANI

Divers claim discovery of Nancy shipwreck of 1784
Two divers have claimed to have found the Nancy shipwreck of 1784, which has eluded treasure hunters for more than 200 years. ANI

Mobile phones radiations can distort results of tested measuring systems
Radiations emitting from mobile phones can distort measurements taken via the latest measuring systems, even when their individual components have passed the standardized Electromagnetic Compatibility Test (EMC). ANI

Cleopatra wasnt Egyptian, nor beautiful, but dumpy and squat!
Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Egypt, was not Egyptian, she was Macedonian. ANI

Canterbury Cathedral offered Christ sculpture worth 70 million pounds
A marble sculpture of Jesus Christ laden with diamonds, rubies and pearls, which is claimed to be worth 70 million pounds, is being offered to Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, UK, by a mysterious reclusive artist. ANI

Russia may help Cuba build space center
After talks in Caracas with Venezuelan and Cuban officials, Russias space agency chief has said that Moscow is ready to help Cuba develop its own space centre. ANI

One abnormally warm year can suppress CO2 uptake for two years
A new research has shown that one abnormally warm year can suppress the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) taken up by some grassland ecosystems for up to two years. ANI

Scientists find missing link between small and super-massive black holes
Scientists at Durham University in the UK have found the missing link between small and super-massive black holes. ANI

Scientists behind doomsday seed vault ready the worlds crops for climate change
Scientists at the Global Crop Diversity Trust, who are the people behind the doomsday seed vault, are undertaking a major effort to search crop collections, from Azerbaijan to Nigeria, for the traits that could arm agriculture against the impact of future changes. ANI

Global warming will lead to biodiversity loss and glacial melt, says Indian origin scientist
An analysis, carried out by a scientist of Indian origin, along with his colleagues, has shown that irreversible global warming will lead to biodiversity loss and substantial glacial melt. ANI

NASA may be running out of astronauts
Among the looming 2010 retirement of NASAs aging space shuttle fleet and at least a four-year gap before the replacement spaceship take flight, the agency is worried that its running out of astronauts. ANI

Human yawns are contagious to dogs!
Its not just humans who find yawning contagious, for mans best friend, dogs too can show empathy - by catching yawns off their owners. ANI

Scientists fix Big Bang machines glitches ahead of particle smash next week
Engineers have fixed the glitches in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and the machine is all set to start smashing its first particles together early next week. ANI

Public chooses Halo as name for Big Bang machine
A public poll organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in London has chosen the name Halo for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is located along the Franco-Swiss border. ANI

Female bucks can sense males status and size by their mating calls
Researchers at the University of Zurich in Switzerland have found that male fallow deers groans during the breeding season reveal their status and size, and the information is exploited by females to chose mates. ANI

Neanderthal man looked very much like Flintstones Wilma
Artists, working along with scientists, have created the first model of a Neanderthal based in part on ancient DNA evidence, and have named her as Wilma, after the redheaded Flintstones character. ANI

DNA based evidence reveals Neanderthal face
Artists, working along with scientists, have created the first model of a Neanderthal based in part on ancient DNA evidence, and have named her as Wilma, after the redheaded Flintstones character. ANI

Soon, cars with metallic finish like butterfly wings, thanks to Indian-origin researcher
A Penn State researcher of Indian origin has announced such a scientific advance that may one day help create cars with the metallic finish of some insects or the deep black of a butterflys wing, and reflectors patterned on a flys eyes. ANI

Honeybee venom toxin provides new tool to study hypertension
Penn State researchers have created a new tool to study hypertension by modifying a honeybee venom toxin. ANI

Instrument aboard Hubble to probe fossil record of gases in early universe
The installation of a 70 million dollar instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope in mid-October would help to probe the fossil record of gases in the early universe for clues to the formation and evolution of galaxies, stars and planets. ANI

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