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Antidepressant 'could be promising cancer treatment drug'
In a new study, scientists have tried to unlock the potential of retinoids to treat patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). ANI

Circumcision 'may lower prostate cancer risk'
Circumcision before a male's first sexual intercourse may help protect against prostate cancer, a new study has found. ANI

New computer programme 'converts hand movements into text'
Scientists have designed a new computer programme that could help sign language users to convert their hand movements directly into text. ANI

Our only solar storm warning satellite 'could falter soon'
A US satellite that offers the only advance warnings of incoming solar storms is more than a decade past its expected orbital lifetime and is possibly on its last legs, researchers say. ANI

Gut cells transformed into insulin factories 'could help to treat type I diabetes'
A new study conducted by scientists suggests a new approach that could give patients the ability to make their own insulin-producing cells without a stem cell transplant. ANI

New discovery 'could trim down side effects of chemotherapy'
Scientists have determined the structure of a key molecule that can carry chemotherapy and anti-viral drugs into cells, which could help to create more effective drugs with fewer effects to healthy tissue. ANI

US girl suing school over Facebook comments row
A US girl is suing her school after she was forced to hand over her Facebook password and punished for posts she made on the social networking site. ANI

Losing cell phone comes with 89 pc chance of finders accessing data
If you lose your smartphone, there is a strong likelihood that the person who finds it will snoop through your personal information and apps. ANI

Genes behind plants' natural 'body clocks' identified
Scientists have discovered a gene that triggers plants to become dormant at night and controls flowering. ANI

China may take female astronaut to space
China is reportedly on its way to launch its first female astronaut into space. ANI

New app 'will enable diabetics to manage their condition' on iPhone
Diabetics can now easily manage their condition with the help of a device that was unveiled on Monday, which can easily be plugged straight into an Apple iPhone. ANI

Now, beat jet lag by 'tricking' you body clock
While jet lag affects air travellers differently, it can lead to daytime fatigue, headache, stomach troubles and insomnia. ANI

Greenland ice sheet 'may completely vanish with 1.6 degrees global warming'
Greenland's ice sheet is likely to be more sensitive to global warming than previously thought, researchers say. ANI

New salt-tolerant wheat may combat food shortages
Scientists have created a new variety of wheat, which can tolerate salty soil and may help tackle threat to food production caused due to climate change. ANI

Soon, charge your mobile phone with your breath
Researchers have come up with a new device that could breathe new life into your mobile phone by using air from your lungs to charge it. ANI

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