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Technology News on February 23, 2011

Aircel launches 3G services in India
New Delhi, Feb.23 (ANI-Business Wire India): Telecom major Aircel has launched its 3G services on its home turf of Chennai. ANI

Human umbilical cord blood cells accelerate diabetic wound healing
Korean scientists have found that transplanting human umbilical cord blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) 'significantly accelerate' wound closure in diabetic mouse models. ANI

Being part of a crowd is what makes you unique: Study
You may feel lost when you're in a crowd. But CLA life scientists say that being part of a crowd is what makes you unique. ANI

Chemical compounds in trees can fight deadly MRSA
A University of Missouri researcher has found an antibiotic in the Eastern Red Cedar tree that is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-a 'superbug' that is resistant to most medications. ANI

Venus and crescent Moon to pair up at dawn on Feb 28th, March 1st
In the early dawn of Monday, February 28th, and Tuesday, March 1st, 2011, Venus and the eerie waning crescent Moon will create an arresting sky scene low in the southeast. ANI

Teens' craze for texting may sound death knell for e-mails
A new survey has suggested that many people aren't e-mailing as much as they used to, saving time-and typing-with text messaging. ANI

New study offers hope to patients with Huntington's disease
A new study, conducted by scientists in the US, may give patients with Huntington's disease hope for a cure. ANI

Study links cold winters to more pollution
A new study from the University of Gothenburg has shown that there is a strong link between climate and air pollution. ANI

Brain's 'reward' center responds to bad experiences too
Scientists have found that the so-called reward center not only responds to good experiences but also to bad ones. ANI

Vaccine-delivering nanoparticles may help fight HIV, malaria
Engineers at MIT have come up with a new type of nanoparticle that could safely and effectively deliver vaccines for diseases such as HIV and malaria. ANI

Nanotechnology may lead to new liver cancer treatment
A team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers has said that nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer. ANI

Long-term use of osteoporosis drugs raises risk of fractures
A new study has revealed that women who take commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis known as bisphosphonates for five years or more may be at higher risk of certain kinds of fractures of their thigh bone. ANI

Parenting stress affects postpartum lifestyle of new moms: Study
Georgia Health Sciences University researchers say that post-pregnancy excess weight is likely caused by the impact of new parenthood stress on physical activity. ANI

Oldest species of marine mollusc discovered in Iberian Peninsula
A new species of mollusc - thought to be the oldest in its genus - has been discovered from various parts of the Iberian Peninsula. ANI

'Climategate' undermined belief in global warming among TV meteorologists: Study
A new study has shown that 'Climategate' undermined the belief in global warming, and possibly also trust in climate scientists among TV meteorologists. ANI

Gender does not increase risk of death from heart attack: Study
Being a woman may not increase your risk of dying from treatment for a severe heart attack, according to a study led by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. ANI

Depressed mums less responsive to babies' cries: Study
A new research has suggested that a depressed mothers show a weaker response to their babies' cries, which can negatively affect children's development and have long-lasting effects on mother-infant relationship. ANI

Why the blind have a superior sense of touch
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have discovered why blind people tend to have a superior sense of touch. ANI

Soon, computers that fit on a pen tip, compact radios that need no tuning!
Inventions are increasingly working towards making devices more compact, such as a prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients or a compact radio that needs no tuning. ANI

Our emotions drive us to do the right or wrong thing
A new study has shown that it's our emotions that drive us to do a right or wrong thing. ANI

Nanoparticles help improve survival after blood loss
Scientists have used tiny particles called nanoparticles to improve survival after life-threatening blood loss. ANI

For a better day at work, smile like you mean it
Want to keep yourself happy and productive at work? Smile like you mean it, suggests a new study. ANI

Backache problem is as old as the Stone Age
An archaeologist has found that backache is not a modern problem - even cavemen suffered from it. ANI

NZ earthquake 'a warning to North America'
The terribly destructive New Zealand earthquake that killed dozens and caused heavy damage is a warning to cities up and down the West Coast of North America, according to a researcher. ANI

Simple spit and blood test could reveal if you're on the point of burnout
A new research suggests that simple spit and blood tests can detect burnout before it happens. ANI

Lesbian moms reluctant to seek help when abused: Stud
Two professors of University of Illinois have said that that lesbian mothers experience intimate partner violence are often reluctant to seek help for fear of losing custody of their children. ANI

New technology could serve as a future cancer predisposition test
Scientists have developed a new technology that detects distinct genetic changes differentiating cancer patients from healthy individuals and could serve as a future cancer predisposition test. ANI

Use of nitrates increases bone strength: study
In a new study, scientists found that use of nitroglycerin ointment among postmenopausal women for 2 years was associated with a modest increase in bone mineral density and decrease in bone resorption (loss). ANI

Midlife crisis is more hype than truth: Experts
Experts have suggested that the idea of midlife crisis being common is nothing but a myth. ANI

CIA reveals James Bond-like spy gadgets
Robotic catfish, cameras in makeup compacts and secret documents in cigarette packs-all these things may sound like they come from a James Bond flick. But the Central Intelligence Agency used all these gadgets in reality, it has been revealed. ANI

Compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer
A new University of Missouri study has found that a compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer cells. ANI

New study finds how Kleopatra got its moons
A team of French and American astronomers has found how the asteroid Kleopatra gave birth to two moons probably spawned by the asteroid sometime in the past 100 million years. ANI

Why men may remain monogamous despite temptation
Men naturally find ovulating women more attractive, but deliberately play down this attraction if they are in a committed relationship, a new study has found. ANI

T.rex was 'more hyena than lion'
A new study has found that Tyrannosaurus Rex was an opportunistic feeder, not a top predator. ANI

Speaking more than 2 languages may be good for your memory
A new study has suggested that speaking more than two languages may lower the risk of developing memory problems. ANI

Scientists name new dino species 'thunder thighs'
Scientists have named a new dinosaur species 'thunder-thighs', thanks to its huge thigh muscles. ANI

Cell phone use does affect brain but health consequences unknown
A new study has found that increasing use of cell phones is linked to rise in brain glucose metabolism, a marker of brain activity, in the area closest to the phone antenna - however, the clinical significance of this find is not known yet. ANI

Proper care, not type on antibiotic, key to healing kids' skin wounds
A new study has indicated that when it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining is more important than the choice of antibiotic. ANI

Brain's 'visual reading' part does not require vision at all: Study
A new study has found that the portion of the brain responsible for visual reading lights up - whether it's a person with sight who is reading, or a blind person who reads Braille. ANI

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