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Vampire bacteria could serve as living antibiotic for many infectious diseases
Scientists have found that a vampire-like bacteria that leeches onto certain other bacteria - including certain human pathogens -could serve as a living antibiotic for a range of infectious diseases. ANI

Forests not adapting to climate change
More than half of eastern U.S. tree species aren't adapting to climate change as quickly or consistently as predicted, according to a new Duke University-led study. ANI

Muscles become 'shorter than short and buckled when relaxed
Australian researchers have discovered that when muscles are completely relaxed, the muscle fibres don't just shorten, but actually become wavy and buckle. ANI

Lack of brain substance linked to eating disorders
Shortage of a substance in the brain may contribute to anorexia nervosa and bulimia, a new study has suggested. ANI

Human ancestors mated not only with Neanderthals but also Denisovans
During evolution, human ancestors mated not only with Neanderthals but also with Denisovans, due to which East Asian's share genetic material with Denisovans as well, a new study has said. ANI

Soon, world's most efficient flexible OLED on plastic!
Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that enable a flexible form factor and a cheaper alternative to traditional OLED manufacturing. ANI

Tech-savvy teens more likely to use medication for acne
A regular Internet-based communication can play a key role in reducing teen's acne, a new study has revealed. ANI

Geographical variation plays role in chronic digestive conditions
Geographic variation does play a role in determining occurrence of chronic digestive diseases, US researchers say.he new research points to a potential role for UV light exposure and vitamin D levels in chronic digestive conditions, Crohn's disease, which is a serious inflammatory condition in the small intestine and ulcerative colitis (UC), which similarly affects the colon. ANI

Websites selling illegally obtained credit card details 'for less than price of chips pack'
There are over 150 websites offering illegally obtained details of credits cards for less than the price of a bag of chips, it has emerged. ANI

Listening to Mozart may help docs detect colon cancer faster
A new study has revealed that listening to Mozart's music while performing colonoscopy may help physicians increase their detection rates of precancerous polyps. ANI

Gecko-inspired tank robot climbs up walls with ease
Drawing inspiration from geckos, scientists have built a tank-like robot that has the ability to climb up vertical walls, and crawl over ledges without using suction cups, magnets, spines or claws. ANI

New drugs used to tackle hospital superbugs up risk of infection
Experts have warned that new antibiotics used to tackle hospital superbugs can actually increase the risk of infection. ANI

Internet privacy tools 'confusing, ineffective' for users
Internet users find it difficult and confusing to understand commonly available privacy tools in web browsers, a new study has suggested. ANI

Soon, computer software that gets rid of real-life 'parking wars'
Israel researchers have come up with a computer stimulator, 'Parkagent' that will aid in overcoming real-life parking challenges and offer a more proficient way to park. ANI

Kids born in summer 'less likely to attend top universities'
Children who are born in summer are considerably less likely to attend top universities than pupils with autumn birthdays, a new research has revealed. ANI

Role of mystery enzyme behind high BP identified
In what has come as a major breakthrough, scientists have finally discovered what causes high blood pressure, thus paving the way to transform treatment with targeted drugs. ANI

YouTube to launch 100 'TV channels' featuring celebrities
Google's video sharing website YouTube plans to launch 100 new professionally produced TV channels in partnership with celebrities such as Madonna and Ashton Kutcher. ANI

Zuckerberg says he 'wouldn't choose Silicon Valley to set up Facebook again'
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has criticized the Silicon Valley for having no long-term focus, saying if he were to start the social networking site again today, he wouldn't be doing it in the valley. ANI

Google Maps to charge websites for 'heavy usage'
Google will charge websites that use its maps service if they cross the daily limit of 25,000 hits. ANI

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