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'Cyborg' yeast genes may help produce biofuel from microbes
Scientists have formed a "feedback loop" between a computer and a common yeast to precisely control the switching on and off of specific genes. ANI

Organic cells bring flexible solar devices closer to reality
Scientists have developed an energy efficient organic small-molecule solar cell, taking a step ahead in the realization of super cells solar panels that can be printed like newspapers. ANI

Now, 'gastric pacemaker' that cuts obesity by tricking brain into feeling full
A stomach implant that can trick the brain into thinking that the stomach is full is the latest hi-tech weapon for obese people in their battle against the bulge. ANI

Weak wi-fi signal? Try using a baking tray
A man in UK has found out how to use a baking tray to amplify a weak wi-fi connection. ANI

Breakthrough technique knocks out cancer cells sans side effects
A new study led by an Indian origin researcher claims to have discovered a radical technique of killing cancer cells containing faulty genes, without harming the healthy ones. ANI

Ten must-have possessions that make a child happy
Material goods such as iPod music players, satellite TVs and latest clothes are among ten must-have possessions that make children feel happy, according to a new survey. ANI

Earthquakes take more lives than other natural disasters
A new study has revealed that earthquakes have a bigger impact on health than other natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes. ANI

How to control pet allergy symptoms
Allergists have said that removing dogs and cats from your home isn't enough to avoid pet allergy. ANI

Google honours Marie Curie on 144th birthday with doodle
Google paid tribute to Marie Curie with its trademark doodle on her 144th birthday on November 7. ANI

Smartphone users warned over downloading malware apps
Smartphone users need to take more precautions to protect themselves from unintentionally downloading malware applications, according to a national computer security campaign. ANI

'Sleeping Beauty' helps discover genes behind colorectal cancer
Scientists have unlocked a list of genes involved in colorectal cancer, thanks to a jumping gene with the fairy tale name "Sleeping Beauty". ANI

Potential compounds for new anti-cancer therapies identified
University of Southern California scientists have identified two new molecules that can kill lymphoma cells in mice, suggesting more effective cancer killers than existing drugs.he peptides, molecules derived from a cancer-causing virus, target an enzyme in cancerous cells that regulates a widely researched tumour suppressor protein known as p53. ANI

Room fresheners can trigger allergies, worsen asthma
Use of room fresheners and scented candles can cause respiratory problems and worsen asthma, allergists have warned. ANI

Alcohol, smoking may trigger fatal allergies
Alcohol and tobacco can lead to life-threatening reactions including asthma attacks and anaphylaxis, and worsen existing allergy symptoms, according to experts. ANI

Factors predicting medication response for juvenile arthritis treatment identified
A new study has identified patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who are more likely to respond to etanercept treatment. ANI

New 'Fantastic Voyage' probe detects dangerous blood clots inside arteries
Like in the movie 'Fantastic Voyage' where a miniature submarine is send into a VIP's bloodstream to destroy a life-threatening clot, a scientist has developed a new probe that can pass through arteries to spot the most dangerous clots and deposits. ANI

Its official! Having sex is the best way to feel good
Making love boosts happiness more than anything else, a new research has found. ANI

Soon, single vaccine to give lifelong protection against all flu strains
A single flu vaccine that would protect against all strains of the virus for life may be coming soon, which could make annual flu jabs that cost the NHS around 100m pound per year a history. ANI

Intelligent mums creating new generation of' 'dumb' stay-at-home dads
A senior British Government minister has warned that a new generation of stay-at-home fathers may arise soon with women increasingly overtaking men in education and in the workplace. ANI

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