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Egyptian mummies show traces of ancient air pollution
Researchers have uncovered 15 mummies, which provide sufficient evidence that ancient Egyptians, including noblemen and priests, were exposed to air pollution. ANI

48 pc American Internet users wary of Govt intrusion in online activities
A new study conducted on the impact of the Internet on Americans has shown that 38 pc of the users aged 16 and above are concerned about the government checking their online activities. ANI

Matching targeted therapies to specific cancer gene gives better response
Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that customizing targeted therapies to each tumor's molecular characteristics, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach by tumor type, may be more effective for some types of cancer. ANI

Modern science, tech uncover lives and culture of ancient Egyptians at Baylor
The use of technology and modern science has revealed the long buried secrets of the lives and cultures in ancient Egypt at Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex. ANI

Bloodless worm helps explain heme movement in humans, organisms
Researchers at the University of Maryland have used a microscopic worm to explain how humans and other organisms safely move iron around in the body. ANI

Biochemist's 'First Life' explains evolution of life on Earth
Biochemist David Deamer has been researching on the evolution of life on Earth since the past 30 years and has presented the excerpts of the study in his new book 'First Life'. ANI

Parental gender behind foetal programming of disease risk to next generation
A new study has found that overexposure to stress hormones in the mother's womb can trigger adverse health effects in the child and even in the next generation. ANI

A birth control pill for men one step closer to reality
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are developing a pill what may be the first non-steroidal, oral contraceptive for men. ANI

Now, freeze and store stem cells up to 20 yrs to treat cancer, Alzheimer's
A British company has launched a new service that offers healthy people the chance to freeze and store their stem cells up to 20 years for use in future treatments for illnesses such as cancer and Alzheimer's. ANI

Thyroid cancer gene actually slows down cell growth
A Mayo Clinic study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has found that a mutant gene long thought to accelerate tumor growth in thyroid cancer patients actually inhibits the spread of malignant cells, showing promise for novel cancer therapies. ANI

Weight-loss surgery ups bone fracture risk
People who have had gastric bypass surgery or other bariatric weight-loss surgery have an even higher increased risk of breaking bones than previously found, according to a new study. ANI

Barefoot running 'will reduce injury risk if you run correctly'
A researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has said that barefoot running reduces risk of injury except under certain conditions- if you land on your heels or if you grew up running in standard athletic shoes. ANI

Now, a 'sickness' map that tracks FB posts to warn people of disease outbreaks!
Some facts about your friends on social media sites may seem useless and boring, but a US company has come up with a new project that will turn these facts valuable to you. ANI

Now, a 'virtual mouse' to help disabled control computer with their eyes!
Under the supervision of an Indian-origin scientist, a Khalifa university computer engineering student has developed a software that will allow people to control the mouse on a laptop or desktop computer through the movement of their eyes. ANI

Rorqual whales and pelicans share similar jaw structures
Scientists at Yale University have demonstrated that rorqual whales, whose members include the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale, and pelicans share a common strategy called engulfment feeding to capture lunch, despite having clearly independent pathways of evolution. ANI

Ancient mummies reveal existence of 'modern plague'
A new analysis of mummies has revealed that a tiny-wormlike parasite, Schistosoma mansoni that plagues people worldwide, also infected ancient Africans. ANI

1 of 10 rocky planets could have natural satellite like Earth's moon
Scientists have discovered that just like the Earth, at least 1 in the 10 rocky planets surrounding the Sun may host its own proportionally large moon. ANI

Facebook 'triggering anxiety problems in kids as young as 8'
Psychologists in Australia have revealed that children as young as eight are being treated for anxiety problems triggered by social networking sites like Facebook. ANI

Bacteria help algae 'Didymo' bloom in clean waters
Scientists have discovered how freshwater algae 'Didymo' are able to survive and colonize in some of the world's cleanest waterways with few nutrients. ANI

'Armchair' astronaut locates 'space station' on Mars using Google Earth
An American 'armchair' astronaut has discovered what he believes is a 'space station' on Mars using Google Earth. ANI

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