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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

Technology News for October 6, 2010

How bacteria become resistant to antibiotics
A recent study by two Florida State University biochemists has found that bacteria have an innate ability to produce a large variety of proteins, which make them remarkably resilient to toxic substances, such as antibiotics. he study has made an important contribution to sciences understanding of a serious problem causing concern worldwide- the growing resistance of some harmful bacteria to the drugs that were intended to kill them. ANI

New discovery shows promise for type 1 diabetes treatment
A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell discovered in 2005 in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatments for childhood diabetes. ANI

New discovery may lead to better cholesterol drugs
Scientists at Saint Louis University have discovered that microRNA miR-33 may be key to controlling HDL, or good cholesterol levels. ANI

Lowest-paid women suffer most from motherhood penalty
A new study has revealed that womens earnings reduce after they become mothers-even among workers with comparable qualifications, experience, work hours and jobs. ANI

Doppler radars to make monsoon rainfall prediction more accurate
A new study has revealed that doppler weather radar will significantly improve forecasting models used to track monsoon systems influencing the monsoon in and around India. ANI

Saturn's rings formed by destruction of Titan-sized moon
A new study has suggested that Saturns rings may have been formed after the death of an early Titan-sized moon whose upper layers were ripped off as it spiralled into the infant Saturn. ANI

Icy surface of Eris dominated by nitrogen, methane
Scientists have revealed that the frozen surface of Eris-largest-known dwarf planet orbiting the Sun-is predominantly covered in nitrogen ice, similar to the surface of Pluto. ANI

Ibuprofen may help people suffering from migraine headaches
A review has suggested that for people suffering from migraine headaches, over-the-counter ibuprofen - Advil and Motrin are well-known brands - might be enough to relieve the pain. ANI

Wool fibres make bricks 'stronger, more eco-friendly'
Spanish and Scottish researchers have made bricks that are stronger and more environmentally-friendly. ANI

New liquid crystal could improve digital displays
Vanderbilt University scientists have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays in everything from digital watches to flat panel televisions. ANI

Key reproductive hormone in oldest vertebrate identified
Researchers have unravelled the once-prized enigma behind the sex life of the oldest vertebrate- a hagfish- by identifying the first reproductive hormone of the eyeless, snot-covered, worm-like scavenger of the deep ANI

Blind inventors make computers accessible for the visually challenged
Two blind computer programmers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have developed a free, open-source program which provides a synthetic voice to read the words on a computer screen as the cursor moves over them. ANI

Soon, 'talking' cars to give you traffic updates
A new project developed at MIT allows ones car to communicate with others on the road to give you traffic updates in real-time. ANI

Serotonin research could lead to new therapies for schizophrenia
Scripps Research Institute scientists are conducting research on how serotonin works - the work could affect the development of new therapies for a number of disorders, including schizophrenia and depression. ANI

NASA's web-based environmental management system for Himalayas
NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalayan region. ANI

New form of uranium could power your car
Scientists have discovered a new form of uranium that could lead to a nuclear power plant small enough to fit in your car and eventually even power it. ANI

New research may help patients recover from brain injury
A new study may potentially help people who have lost their ability to remember due to brain injury or disease. ANI

Now, audio zoom that picks out lone voice in the crowd
The arguments between players during a cricket match could soon be overheard even within the cacophony of a packed stadium -thanks to a new microphone system. ANI

Cell responsible for kidney failure in diabetics found
Researchers have found a cell in the kidney that could be key to understanding why diabetes leads to kidney failure. ANI

Racehorses came from Europe, not Arabia
Majority of founding mothers of a prized horse breed- the famed Thoroughbred breed-came from Europe and not Arabia, as was previously believed, found a new study. ANI

Planet Neptune didn't knock out Cold Classical Kuiper Belt
Challenging popular theory about how part of our solar system formed, a University of Victoria PhD student has found evidence that the planet Neptune cant have knocked a collection of planetoids known as the Cold Classical Kuiper Belt to its current location at the edge of the solar system. ANI

Scientists find 'elixir of life'
An elixir of life cocktail that could increase life expectancy has been created by scientists. ANI

Our eyes evolved to see dark world
New research has revealed that human eyes evolved to see a world that contains more darkness than light. ANI

Air pollution worsens asthma symptoms in children
A joint study by researchers at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley has found that exposure to dirty air is linked to decreased function of a gene that appears to increase the severity of asthma in children. ANI

Blood test could accurately diagnose Alzheimer's
As part of a statewide study, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a set of proteins found in blood serum shows promise as a sensitive and accurate way to diagnose Alzheimers disease. ANI

Light drinking won't harm your unborn baby, say researchers
A new study has suggested that drinking one or two units of alcohol in a week during pregnancy does not increase the risk of developmental problems in the child. ANI

Diamond-studded electrode could cure paralysis
A diamond is forever, not only on your ring, but also inside your body- implants made from these shiny stones can cure paralysis. ANI

Umbilical cord blood not the right indicator to measure allergy risk
While testing blood samples from the umbilical cords of newborn babies to assess the risk of allergy, researchers have found that the biomarker in the blood that indicates the risk factor for allergy often comes from the mother rather than her baby. ANI

How Sun steals Martian atmosphere
Mars is losing its atmosphere slowly, and its all because of the Sun, say scientists. It is using its own breath, the solar wind, and its radiation to rob Mars of its air - causing a once probably habitable planet to turn cold and hostile for life. ANI

Why people get 'unfriended' on Facebook
Facebook has become the best platform where friends meet to share photos, news and gossip, but when relationships sour, another phenomenon often occurs - unfriending. ANI

Magic powder can make electric bikes run on urine
Electric bikes may soon be able to go up to 60 miles without any pedalling, thanks to a new fuel cell system by the company SiGNa Chemistry, which uses a magic powder that nullifies the danger of having hydrogen stored next to your nether regions and can work even by urine. ANI

'Hidden' language discovered in remote Indian tribe
Linguists have discovered a hidden language spoken in a northeastern tribe of India. ANI

Fish oil ups risk of colon cancer in mice
A new research led by Michigan State University has shown that fish oil - long encouraged by doctors as a supplement to support heart and joint health, among other benefits - induced severe colitis and colon cancer in mice. ANI

250mn-year-old footprints discovered push back dino evolution by 9mn yrs
Scientists have discovered 250-million-year-old footprints in rocks from Poland that suggest dinosaurs evolved up to nine million years earlier than previously thought. ANI

Hungry for excitement? It's all in your genes, say scientists
Does jumping off a cliff or skydiving excite you? Scientists have now found that the urge to do exciting things lies in your genes in the dopamine system. ANI

Body builder protein powder 'could add 10 years to your life'
People who are aged 55 or so, should start taking the protein powder favoured by body builders to add almost 10 years to their life, for scientists believe the powder could hold the secret of a long and healthy life. ANI

Low testosterone levels could lead to Alzheimer's
Older men with low levels of the male sex hormone, testosterone, are more prone to Alzheimers disease, revealed a new study. ANI

Just like us, Neanderthals too had feelings
Neanderthals were not insensitive creatures, but had a deep seated sense of compassion and empathy for their fellow beings, found a pioneering new research by archaeologists at the University of York. ANI

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