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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 9, 2010

Google Chrome beta for Mac and Linux debuts
Like its Windows counterpart, Chrome is extremely light weight and amazingly fast compared to its key competitors SoftwareTalk

Kids learn from 'few grazed knees or bruised elbows'
In a bid to get rid of Britains cotton wool culture and encourage youngsters to play outdoors, new Health and Safety regulations have recommended that children should be encouraged to climb trees and graze knees. ANI

New pics suggest water flowed through Mars
New images from ESAs Mars Express have suggested that water flowed across Mars in the past. ANI

Now, a 'Levytator', an escalator that twists and bends in any direction
A researcher in Britain has given a new twist to the good-old escalator, and come up with what he calls a Levytator- an escalator that, well, twists and bends in just about any direction. ANI

How to cut the risks in multiple pregnancies
Researchers are investigating how to reduce the risks linked with multiple pregnancies. ANI

Neurons guide decision-making by casting votes
A new research has revealed that our brain accumulates evidence when faced with a choice and triggers an action once that evidence reaches a tipping point. ANI

Bee colony collapse linked with viral, fungal infection
It seems the long-standing mystery of the sudden death of bee colonies since late 2006 across North America has been solved. ANI

New tool to make fight against tuberculosis easier
Researchers have developed an algorithm that integrates genomic and metabolic data and enables cell-scale simulations. ANI

Lizards too have family values
While lizards are known for laying their eggs and never looking back, desert night lizards are actually against this stereotype-they have family values, just like humans, found a study. ANI

Turtle, Dugongs 'at risk due to climate change'
Scientists have revealed that the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait region, is under immense pressure due to climate change from human actions such as fishing, hunting, onshore development and pollution. ANI

Plants initiated evolutionary drama of Earth's oxygenation
An international team of scientists has taken a major step toward unlocking the secrets of oxygenation of the Earths oceans and atmosphere. ANI

New laser beam can cook tumours in the head
Researchers at Washington University have developed a laser beam that can cook brain tumours. ANI

People who sweat to shocking images are more likely to vote
If your heart starts pouncing and you start sweating by watching some awful pictures, then you are most likely to vote, say researchers. ANI

'Telehealth' monitoring system to send body organs' updates to your phone
A new type of wireless body area network (BAN) has been unveiled that can keep a check on the function of vital body organs and warn the patients in case anything goes wrong, and that too via their cellphones. ANI

'Telehealth' monitoring system to send body organs' updates to your phone
A new type of wireless body area network (BAN) has been unveiled that can keep a check on the function of vital body organs and warn the patients in case anything goes wrong, and that too via their cellphones. ANI

New babies come online before they're even born: survey
Rushing to the hospital to see your best friends newborn baby is a thing of the past, for now most people are using something far more convenient for their first glimpse of a baby- the Internet. ANI

Animals have spiritual experiences too
Just like human beings even animals have spiritual experiences, says a prominent neurologist. ANI

Monster galaxies' blasts superheated early universe
New Hubble observations have suggested that monster galaxies with supermassive black hole hearts released fierce blasts that superheated the early universe. ANI

New therapy shows promising result for HER2-positive metastatic disease
Researchers have reported that a new type of breast cancer treatment has shown encouraging activity as a first-line therapy in HER2-positive metastatic disease. ANI

IVF breakthrough raises pregnancy chances
A groundbreaking way to measure the health of an embryo and the likelihood of a successful pregnancy through IVF treatment has been developed by the Scientists from the University of Melbourne and Repromed. ANI

Experimental vaccine against Alzheimer's disease created
Researchers have successfully created an experimental vaccine against the small protein that forms plaques in the brain and is believed to contribute to the development of Alzheimers disease. ANI

Mobile phone giants accused of burying warnings in small print
Mobile phone giants have been accused of keeping the warnings about the health risks of using their handsets undercover-by keeping them buried deep inside the manual. ANI

Robotic swan dancing to the remix of 133-year-old opera debuts
More that a century old opera Swan Lake has entered the age of robotics-a robotic swan that dances to a remix of Tchaikovskys classic has been created. ANI

Critics raise concern about direct-to-consumer genetic tests
Critics have raised concern about the safety risks of Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests available from retailers and the Internet, which let people learn about their genomes without going to a doctor. ANI

Evidence of unusual drug-resistant breast tumours found
Scientists have found how gene expression that contributes to drug resistance is ramped up in unusual types of breast tumours. ANI

Scientists trick bacteria to incorporate foreign small molecules into cell wall
Researchers at Yale University have artificially created the cell wall of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, tricking it into incorporating foreign small molecules and embedding them within the cell wall. ANI

New discovery could change how the body receives medicine
Queens University scientists have found how molecules in gla*s or plastic are able to move when exposed to light from a laser. ANI

Alienated kids more likely to lash out at peer rejection
Kids who already feel like outcasts, are more likely than others to lash out in response to acute peer rejection, found researchers in the Netherlands. ANI

Autistic kids not good at covering up their lies
Kids who have autism will tell white lies to protect other peoples feelings, but they are not very good at covering up their lies, says a Queens University study. ANI

Stem cells can fix damaged spinal cord tissue
Stem cells, along with other cells, repair damaged tissue in the mouse spinal cord, found a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. ANI

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