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3-year-old boy world's first to survive being born with heart outside body
A boy in US, who was born with his heart outside his body, is world's first child to survive under such circumstances. ANI

Structural changes observed in brain during learning
A new study has revealed details of how brain circuits are rewired during the formation of new motor memories. ANI

Pulsars can help detect gravitational waves
Astronomers are using pulsars, superdense neutron stars, throughout our Milky Way Galaxy as a giant scientific instrument to directly detect gravitational waves. ANI

Promising novel therapeutic target for cancer identified
After years of studying the molecular bases of glioblastoma - the most common brain tumour and one of the most aggressive of all cancers - scientists have identified a new therapeutic target for the fatal disease. ANI

Chemically modified graphene could lead to flexible electronics
Researchers have come a step closer in creating faster, thinner, flexible electronics with the development of a new method for chemically altering graphene. ANI

Alaskan ice reveals human impact on global carbon cycle
Glacial ice has provided scientists new clues as to how the Earth's remote ecosystems have been influenced by the industrial revolution. ANI

Now, 'intelligent advert' that relay messages according to your gender
A street advert that scans a reader's face before tailoring its message to men or women is to be unveiled on a bus stop in London's Oxford Street this week. ANI

Extreme cellphone obsession may lead to psychological problem
If your worry about whether you'll lose your phone becomes a reoccupation or interferes with your daily life, you may have a psychological or pathological roblem, a psychologist has warned. ANI

Fermi telescope unveils gamma-ray bursts' highest power side
The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope has recorded the ighest energy portion of the gamma-ray bursts, which last for a few seconds. ANI

We can learn lessons from Vikings to adapt to global change
History can teach us how best to respond to climate change, conomic turmoil and cultural upheaval, which seems to be pressing concerns of today, cientists have suggested. ANI

'Faulty' fat sensor may be behind obesity and liver disease
A new study has suggested that defects in a protein, which functions as a dietary fat sensor, may be responsible for obesity and liver disease. ANI

Common malaria drug can enhance anti-cancer activity of chemotherapy
An Indian-origin scientist has revealed that adding hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) - an FDA-approved drug used commonly for malaria and rheumatoid arthritis - to many cancer therapies, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, and immunotherapy, can enhance the antitumor activity of these drugs in laboratory models of treatment-resistant cancers, and ongoing clinical trials. ANI

Soon, driverless cars will zoom in streets with no stoplights
Traffic red lights will soon be a history, says a computer scientist who is developing virtual intersection systems for fully autonomous vehicles. ANI

'Deadly' carbon monoxide may help prevent fetal death, miscarriage
In a new study, researchers in Germany have found that low dose carbon monoxide therapy is able to restore placental function and prevent fetal death in mice, without any detrimental effects. ANI

Turing's 'Tiger stripes' theory proved right
Providing the first experimental evidence, King's College London scientists have confirmed a great British mathematician's theory of how biological patterns, such as tiger stripes or leopard spots, are formed. ANI

'Perfect' single-atom transistor brings quantum computer closer to reality
Physicists have created a working transistor consisting of a single atom placed precisely in a silicon crystal, making a remarkable feat in micro-engineering. ANI

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