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No possibility of Chernobyl-style accident at Fukushima nuclear plant: Experts
Experts say there is no possibility of a Chernobyl-style accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant. ANI

Combo therapy may overcome Herceptin-resistant breast cancer
Breast cancer tumours may take numerous paths to resist the targeted drug Herceptin, but a combination therapy could restore a tumour's vulnerability to treatment, according to a new study. ANI

Breakthrough in nanocomposite for high-capacity hydrogen storage
Hydrogen has been touted as a promising alternative to fossil fuels since the 1970s due to its clean combustion. ANI

Study sheds new light on the causes of chronic liver cirrhosis
Scientists have offered new clues into the genetics underlying a chronic form of liver disease, called primary biliary cirrhosis, which can lead to transplant surgery for patients. ANI

New method reveals how cancerous tumors evolve and spread
A new method of analyzing cancerous tumors suggests that tumors may not evolve gradually, but rather in punctuated or staccato-like bursts. ANI

'Wearable' PET scanner may help study brain function in moving Animals
Studying brain function and behaviour in fully awake, moving animals may soon be possible thanks to a new 'wearable,' portable PET scanner developed for rats. ANI

Bad relationship with spouse causes 'pre-baby blues'
A new study has found that a bad relationship with the husband or partner is the strongest predictor of maternal emotional distress during pregnancy. ANI

'Bionic eye' gets go ahead post trials
A bionic eye that allows the blind to see has been approved after thorough testing. ANI

Breastfed babies 'grow up to be more intelligent'
Babies who are breastfed grow up to be more intelligent, suggests a new study. ANI

Sex addiction to be formally recognised as a psychiatric disorder
Sex addiction is about to become formally recognised as a psychiatric illness. ANI

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