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Technology News on March 26, 2012

Toothpaste preservative could protect evidence of arson
Triclosan, a preservative used in toothpastes, hand soaps, underarm deodorants and other everyday products could help crime scene investigators preserve evidence of arson, say scientists. ANI

Nuclear power plants could take us one step closer to 'hydrogen economy'
The technology for enabling a "hydrogen economy" could begin commercial production of hydrogen in this decade, says a scientist. ANI

Gene that transforms mild influenza to life-threatening disease identified
Researchers have identified for the first time a human gene that influences how we respond to influenza infection. ANI

Soon, 1-pound boat that could bare weight of 1,000 pounds
Researchers have developed an amazing new material so buoyant that, in everyday terms, a boat made from 1 pound of the substance could carry five kitchen refrigerators, about 1,000 pounds. ANI

Novel pathway for T-cell activation in leprosy identified
Scientists have found a new mechanism that potently activates T-cells, the group of white blood cells that play a major role in fighting infections. ANI

Soon, simple blood test may predict imminent heart attack risk
Researchers have discovered a first-ever link between tiny genetic molecules called microRNAs and the imminent threat of a heart attack. ANI

Now, antibiotic to combat deadly superbug C.diff
A new antibiotic that combats deadly superbug C.diff could save thousands of lives when it is made available on the NHS later this year, say researchers. ANI

New interventional radiology could treat men's enlarged prostate
A new interventional radiology treatment, prostatic artery embolization may help men who suffered with acute urinary retention due to an enlarged prostate, say researchers who pioneered its use. ANI

Soon, noodle gels 'may become tools of regenerative medicine'
Medicine's recipe for keeping older people active and functioning in their homes and workplaces and healing younger people injured in catastrophic accidents may include "noodle gels" and other lab-made invisible filaments that resemble uncooked spaghetti with nanoscale dimensions, a scientist has claimed. ANI

Soon, gen-next wheelchairs to let users stand up whenever they want
A robotic device that allows users to stand up is being hailed as a potential breakthrough for the disabled. ANI

Likeness between lunar and Earth's surface 'may throw Moon theory in air'
A new study conducted by scientists has raised new questions about the birth of the Moon after samples from Earth and the lunar surface were found to be virtually identical. ANI

Whizzing space junk sends astronauts scrambling for safety
Six International Space Station (ISS) astronauts rushed to safety on Saturday as a piece of a Russian satellite whizzed by, which is the latest episode spotlighting the growing amount of space debris encircling the planet. ANI

Angioplasty may help ease symptoms of multiple sclerosis
A minimally invasive endovascular treatment for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency is safe and may produce "significant," short-term improvement in physical- and mental health-related quality of life in individuals with multiple sclerosis, say scientists. ANI

Gut bacteria might play key role in controlling allergic diseases
Every human being carries over 100 trillion individual bacterial cells within the intestine - ten times more cells than comprise the body itself. ANI

Human actions 'could be responsible for storms and global warming'
The link between storms and global warming is less conclusive, but at least some can be attributed to human influences on the climate, a new study has claimed. ANI

Temperatures 'could rise by 3C by 2050'
Global temperatures could rise by 1.4-3 degrees centigrade above levels for late last century by 2050, a computer simulation has suggested. ANI

Viruses may help destroy drug resistant superbugs
Scientists are looking for viruses that can target and destroy bacteria to tackle hard-to-treat bacterial infections. ANI

Reptile with feather-like structures lived before dinosaurs
It is believed that birds descended from dinosaurs. ANI

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