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First map of plant's protein network reveals evolution, disease process
An international team of scientists has captured the first evidence of the evolutionary process within networks of plant proteins. ANI

How bats stay on target despite the clutter
Neuroscientists at Brown University and from the Republic of Georgia have learned how bats can remain on a target despite obstacles in their midst. ANI

Electronic tongue that identifies different types of cava wines developed
Researchers have developed an electronic tongue that can identify different types of cava wines. ANI

Relaxed state of mind ideal before heading out to shop
A new research has shown why bargain-hunters should be aware about their state of mind when making purchases. ANI

Canine gene pattern shows promise against bone cancer
A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota has discovered a gene pattern that distinguishes the more severe form of bone cancer from a less aggressive one in dogs. ANI

Heart-rate-lowering drug also cuts risk of heart failure, cardiac fibrosis
A heart rate reduction medication can also reduce the risk of diastolic heart failure and cardiac fibrosis, according to a new study. ANI

New tool may shed light on sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Researchers have been able to identify the role of serotonin-producing cells in the function of our body, thanks to a newly developed toolkit that enables them to turn off targeted cell populations while leaving others unaffected. ANI

New tool predicts environmental risk of pharmaceutical products
Researchers from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) have developed a new tool to effectively predict environmental risk of pharmaceutical products. ANI

Copycatting a person's body language is not always smart, finds study
Gentle mimicry can act as a kind of "social glue" in human relationships, but a new research has suggested that mirroring may not always lead to positive social outcomes. In fact, sometimes the smarter thing to do is to refrain. ANI

Volume of modern humans infiltrating Europe behind end of Neanderthals
Scientists have an explanation for the relatively sudden disappearance of the European Neanderthal populations across the continent around 40,000 years ago, which has for long remained one of the great mysteries of human evolution. ANI

'Male circumcision may cut HPV-linked penile precancerous lesions'
In Kenyan men, circumcision is associated with a lower prevalence of human papillomavirus-associated precancerous lesions of the pe**s, a University of North Carolina-led international study has shown. ANI

Antioxidants 'may help treat infertility in men and women'
A new study has suggested that antioxidants could play a key role in addressing infertility issues in both women and men, including erectile dysfunction. ANI

'Global population expected to hit 7bn later this year'
New estimates have indicated that the global population is expected to hit seven billion later this year, up from six billion in 1999. Between now and 2050, an estimated 2.3 billion more people will be added-nearly as many as inhabited the planet as recently as 1950. ANI

How maspin protein reduces growth and spread of cancer cells
Scientists have found a new way to control cancer development, providing a new hope for survival to scores of people infected by the disease. ANI

Brit engineers build, fly world's first 'printed' aircraft
University of Southampton engineers have developed and flown the world's first "printed" aircraft, which could revolutionise the economics of aircraft design. ANI

Eating too much sugar 'may put your heart in danger'
A recent study has found that adults who consumed high fructose corn syrup for two weeks as 25 percent of their daily calorie requirement had increased blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which have been shown to be indicators of increased risk for heart disease. ANI

Ice Age disrupted domestication of dogs
The domestication of dogs began 33,000 years ago or earlier, but their offsprings could not survive the Ice Age, according to a new study. ANI

'Feel good' brain chemical linked to sudden infant death syndrome
Scientists have found a link between 'feel good' brain chemical serotonin and cot death. ANI

Dance drug 'meow meow' as popular as cocaine among 16 and 24-year-olds
A new survey has revealed that lethal dance drug mephedrone is now as popular as cocaine among young people. ANI

NASA's Juno spacecraft to leave for Jupiter on Aug 5
Weeks after wrapping up its 30-year-old space shuttle programme, NASA is now all set to launch an unmanned probe toward Jupiter next month. ANI

Beefing up your muscles can make you less prone to diabetes
The more your muscle mass, the lesser is your risk of developing diabetes, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has shown. ANI

Human skin cells converted into functional brain cells
A scientist has discovered a novel way to convert human skin cells into brain cells, offering new hope for regenerative medicine. ANI

Now, a linen-tracking device to bust thieving hotel guests!
Now, think twice before helping yourself to a free hotel towel or bathrobe. ANI

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