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Editing diseased-gene in human stem cells may facilitate cell-gene therapy
Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have successfully edited a diseased gene in patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells as well as adult stem that can be used for cell-gene therapies suitable for clinical applications. ANI

Conodont fossil shows how first vertebrates fed
The analysis of conodont fossil, extinct eel-shaped animals, has revealed a peculiar feeding mechanism of the first vertebrates, shedding new light on the evolutionary origin of jaws. ANI

Contactless mobile wallet service launched in UK
Mobile wallet service that allows users to pay their purchases via their mobile phone has been launched in the UK. ANI

Wolbachia bacteria kill mosquito that spreads malaria!
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that Wolbachia bacteria, which infect many insects including mosquitoes, reduce parasite levels and kill the mosquito that spreads malaria. ANI

Mick Jagger sets up new supergroup with Indian musician A.R. Rahman?
If sources are to be believed then, Stones legend Mick Jagger has set up a new supergroup with Indian musician A.R. Rahman, Eurythmics star Dave Stewart, Damian Marley, and Joss Stone. ANI

Now, detect rare cancer in less than 2 hrs with 'cheap and reliable' test
Researchers have developed a cheap and reliable diagnostic test for a rare form of cancer. ANI

Structural errors in proteins responsible for complex life
Researchers have said that tiny structural errors in proteins may have been responsible for changes that sparked complex life. ANI

Indian herbs 'contain natural antibiotics to fight oral cancer'
A new research has investigated the potency of Indian wild plants against bacterial and fungal infections in the mouths of oral cancer patients. ANI

Human genetic variant that may help reduce malaria risk identified
Scientists from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Hamburg, and Kumasi University, Ghana, have identified a human genetic variant associated with an almost 30 percent reduced risk of developing severe malaria. ANI

Lower fat diet may ward off diabetes even without weight loss
A research has indicated that small differences in diet - even without weight loss - can significantly affect risk for diabetes. ANI

Yoga, Tai Chi and acupuncture help in reducing chronic pain
A research has indicated that meditative exercise forms such as yoga, Tai Chi, and ancient health practices such as acupuncture helps in reducing chronic pain. ANI

Dark energy 'is real, not a mistake in Einstein's conception of gravity'
A galaxy survey has shown that dark energy really existed and was not a mistake in Einstein's conception of gravity. ANI

Dietary supplement can cut risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women
A new study has found that taking a dietary supplement containing an amino acid and antioxidant vitamins can help pregnant women at high risk of pre-eclampsia to reduce the occurrence of the disease. ANI

Why astronauts get ill in space
French researchers have discovered that antibodies used to fight off disease might become seriously compromised during long-term space flight, putting astronauts more susceptible to illness. ANI

Nasty gossips about people 'make their faces more recognizable'
Researchers have revealed that hearing something bad about someone i.e. negative gossip could make that person's face more recognizable than hearing positive or neutral gossip. ANI

Strobe-like eyewear training may 'enhance vision and attention'
Psychologists have indicated that strobe-like eyewear designed to train the vision of athletes may have positive effects in some cases. ANI

Turmeric makes head, neck cancer treatment more effective
Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a compound derived from curcumin helps cells overcome the treatment failure of head and neck cancer. ANI

Wanna reduce overeating? Eat a protein-rich breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast, especially one high in protein, increases satiety and reduces hunger throughout the day, a University of Missouri researcher has found. ANI

Injectable gel to treat chronic back pain developed
Researchers have developed a biomaterial implant that could finally bring treatment, in the form of a jab, for chronic back pain. ANI

Having pain in hand? Simply cross your arms
A new study has suggested that crossing your arms across your body after injury to the hand could help lessen pain. ANI

First large observational study of Japan earthquake released
Using observations from a dense regional geodetic network, globally distributed broadband seismographic networks, and open-ocean tsunami data, researchers have begun to construct numerous models that describe how the earth moved the day when magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and resulting tsunami struck off the northeast coast of Japan on March 11. ANI

Thinking about death may affect your behaviour in life
How you think about death will affect your behaviour in life, according to a new study. ANI

Indian- Brown team creates nanopatch to restore damaged heart
Indian scientists in collaboration with Brown University have created a nanopatch for the heart that can regenerate natural tissue cells damaged due to heart attack. ANI

Bitter cumin 'a rich source of phenolic antioxidants'
Indian researchers have found that cumin, the bitter spice used as a key ingredient in curries, contains high levels of antioxidants. ANI

5,000-km-wide rare storm wreaking havoc on 'normally calm' Saturn
NASA's Cassini spacecraft and a European Southern Observatory ground-based telescope have tracked a rare storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere. ANI

Electrical signals help paraplegic man stand, move legs voluntarily
A Caltech research has helped a paraplegic man to stand and move legs voluntarily. ANI

Mammals first evolved large brains to enable stronger sense of smell
A new study by paleontologists from The University of Texas at Austin, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and St. Mary's University in San Antonio has indicated that mammals first evolved their characteristic large brains to enable a stronger sense of smell. ANI

Viagra may 'drastically cut multiple sclerosis symptoms'
Viagra drastically reduces multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models with the disease, according to Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona researchers. ANI

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