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Technology News on January 27, 2011

Deodorant made from nanoparticles to eliminate unpleasant odours
Scientists have come with a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odours. ANI

Do hormones dictate breeding success in birds?
Scientists at Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, and Princeton and Edinburg Universities have found that hormones like prolactin and corticosterone can exercise a crucial influence on the behaviour of birds in the breeding season and subsequently on their reproductive success. ANI

Growth-factor-containing nanoparticles speed up healing of chronic wounds
Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a novel system for delivery of growth factors to chronic wounds such as pressure sores and diabetic foot ulcers. ANI

How pathogenic bacteria hide inside host cells
Scientists have demonstrated how bacteria developed a strategy of hiding within host cells to escape the immune system as well as many antibacterial treatments. ANI

How migratory butterflies use 'compass and sunlight' to find their way
A new study examines how migratory monarch butterflies use an internal compass and skylight cues to navigate from eastern North America to Mexico each fall. ANI

3-prong approach to protect your OS from attacks
Experts at North Carolina State University have devised a new three-pronged approach to restore an OS if it is attacked. ANI

Gulf spill study shows long-term toxic effect of dispersants
A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution examines the impact the deep-water residue of oil and dispersant-which some say has its own toxic effects-might have had on environment and marine life in the Gulf. ANI

Why flashy females are great mates
A new study from University of Puget Sound explains why contrary to most cases, female lizards of Arizona's south-eastern mountains are more colourful than males. ANI

New finding shows promise in the fight against Alzheimer's
Scientists have discovered a new target for the prevention of adverse immune responses, which have been identified as factors in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). ANI

Low socioeconomic status 'ups depression risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients'
Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with higher risk of depressive symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study has confirmed. ANI

New genetic strategy makes T-cells resistant to HIV infection
Scientists have come up with an innovative genetic strategy for rendering T-cells resistant to HIV infection without affecting their normal growth and activity. ANI

Fixing eyes on the horizon will make you steady on ship: Study
Motion of a ship at sea creates challenges for the body. So sea travellers are often told to look at the horizon to overcome the feelings of instability, but is there any truth in that advice? ANI

Remains of Iron Age dog guarding ancient treasure unearthed
Archaeologists have discovered the skeleton of a dog that has lain underground for 2,000 years, protecting a hoard of buried treasure. ANI

Greenland ice sheet is safer than scientists previously believed
Scientists have suggested that hotter summers may not be as catastrophic for the Greenland ice sheet as previously feared and may actually slow down the flow of glaciers. ANI

Why we should let daughters play outside, even if they get a little dirty
A new study has proposed how parents may be making their daughters prone to more diseases just because they don't want them to get dirty when they are young. ANI

Potential therapeutic target for improving long-term memory identified
Scientists have identified a therapy that may enhance memory and prevent the loss of long-term memory. ANI

Facebook couples 'end up in bed quicker'
Facebook, texting and other social networking tools make new couples to jump into bed faster, reveals a new US survey. ANI

'Difficult' patients 'more likely to report worse symptoms'
A new study has shown that 'difficult' patient-clinician encounters have a negative impact on patients' health outcomes in the short-term. ANI

Mechanism that controls 24-hour clock of all forms of life discovered
Scientists have discovered the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life from human cells to algae ANI

Our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps
Although orangutans and humans are more distantly related, some regions of our genomes are more alike than those of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, suggests a new study. ANI

Cheap, flexible plastic solar panels to end developing countries' power woes
A new technology that uses plastic solar panels that are cheap as well as flexible is set to light up everything, from buildings to bus shelters. ANI

Facebook blames bug for Zuckerberg's account 'hacking'
Social networking site Facebook has blamed 'a bug' for an odd posting purporting to come from founder Mark Zuckerberg ANI

Increasing efficiency could cut global power usage by over 70pc
A new study from the University of Cambridge found that if we were to make existing technologies more efficient, it could reduce global power usage by over 70 percent. ANI

Facebook to sell users activities to advertisers
Social networking site Facebook has come up with a new advertising model that sells users activities as advertisements that friends see. ANI

Hubble discovers 'most distant and ancient galaxy ever seen'
Astronomers claim to have discovered what they believe is the most distant and ancient galaxy ever found. ANI

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