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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

Updates from the world of Science and Technology, research findings and scientific reports for October 11, 2010

Opera browser becomes favorite for 90 million internet surfers
Opera mobile browser leads the mobile phone browser software market SoftwareTalk

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

Study-abroad students increase alcohol consumption
New research from University of Washington has revealed that studying abroad is more like a prolonged spring break for some students - it can be months with fewer academic responsibilities, plentiful bars and alcohol, and parents far away. ANI

First ever astronaut twins set to orbit planet together
The world is set to have its first astronaut twins orbiting the planet together, making them the first blood relatives to meet up in space. ANI

btterflies cure themselves of disease with medicinal plants
Experts have discovered that Monarch b*tterflies can cure themselves and their offspring of disease by using medicinal plants. ANI

Conventional theory of modern drug design challenged
New evidence that challenges the current theory about a process key to the way modern drugs are designed and how they work in the human body has been uncovered by the scientists from The Scripps Research Institute. ANI

Pre-exercise stretching 'kills runners' strength'
A new study has found that static stretching before a workout lowers runners endurance and make their body less efficient. ANI

Hepatitis C virus infection linked to fat enzyme in liver cells
Scientists have found that an enzyme associated with the storage of fat in the liver is necessary for the infectious activity of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). ANI

TTF therapy, chemo combo 'increase survival for lung cancer patients'
Novocure reported today that patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) achieved a significant increase in survival time when tumour treating fields (TTF) therapy was added to chemotherapy, as compared to chemotherapy alone. ANI

New discovery paves way for pollution-free electricity production
Scientists have identified new properties in a material that could result in efficient and inexpensive plastic solar cells for pollution-free electricity production. ANI

Huge parts of world drying up due to land 'evapotranspiration': Study
A group of researchers examining evapotranspiration on a global basis have concluded that the soils in large areas of the Southern Hemisphere, including major portions of Australia, Africa and South America, have been drying up in the past decade. ANI

Too much TV or computer games can make kids mentally ill'
Watching TV or playing computer games for more than two hours a day is related to greater psychological difficulties in children, regardless of how physically active they are, according to a new study. ANI

Eating a banana every 3 days 'can improve male fertility'
A Singaporean urologist has claimed that eating a banana every three days can improve fertility in men, according to a report. ANI

Healthy baby born from embryo frozen 20 years ago
A healthy baby has been born from a frozen embryo that is twenty years old, potentially giving women the chance to put off motherhood until their forties or fifties. ANI

Virgin Galactic's spaceship makes first solo test flight
Experiencing those few minutes of weightlessness on Virgin Galactics suborbital spaceship-Enterprise-would soon become a reality, as the spaceship has made its first solo test flight in California. ANI

Mars CO2 leak linked to existence of life
Scientists have revealed that life may have existed on Mars thanks to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. ANI

New gene study paves way for more anti-malaria treatments
Scientists have discovered genes that are capable of making some malaria-carrying mosquitoes resistant to insecticide. ANI

Orally administered nanoparticles to treat inflammatory bowel diseases
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a system for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. ANI

Astronomers find long-lost lunar rover after 36 years
After being lost for 36 years, the lunar rover Lunokhod 1, has been rediscovered by astronomers using laser pulses. ANI

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