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How safe are U.S. approved cell lines?
GM mosquito and malaria
WIDESPREAD PLANS to use genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out malaria have just cleared a major stumbling block. As long as they are not too inbred, the modified insects will not die out quickly in the wild, as scientists had feared. One ...
`Conveyor belts' drive Sun's 11-year cycle
Evidence that the 11-year sunspot cycle is driven in part by a giant conveyor belt-like, circulating current within the Sun have been found by the astronomers, Dr. David Hathaway, Robert Wilson and Ed Reichmann of NASA's Marshall Space Flight ...
High speed computing by slowing light
Slowing a pulse of light or even stopping it for a few thousandths of a second could open up a new way to make it do things we could only imagine before.
Fish feel pain
FISH FEEL pain, say scientists in Britain in a breakthrough study that has anglers and animal rights activists at loggerheads, reports AFP . Laboratory tests in which bee venom and acetic acid was injected into the lips of rainbow ...
Androgens increase strength, not muscle quality
MEN WHO take supplemental androgens the male hormone testosterone or similar medications increase their strength by adding muscle mass, but androgens alone do not pack more might into the muscles, according to studies presented by ...
Y chromosome's `demise' exaggerated
IN THE biological battle between the sexes, the Y chromosome has suffered defeat after defeat. The male-determining chromosome has seen its gene supply shrink from more than 1,000 genes when sex chromosomes first evolved, to what scientists once ...
Quake resistant design, construction
IN INDIA, most non-urban buildings are made of masonry. In the plains, masonry is generally made of burnt clay bricks and cement mortar. However, in hilly areas, stone masonry with mud mortar is more prevalent; but recently it is being replaced ...
Brushing harder, longer harms the teeth
PEOPLE WHO brush their teeth for longer and harder than is necessary may not be making them any cleaner, and could be causing permanent damage, according to new research. A study using electric toothbrushes by the University of Newcastle upon ...
Hybrid tomato for semi-arid tropics
SCIENTISTS AT the Division of Vegetable Crops, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, have developed a hybrid tomato. The new tomato has a high yielding potential, which is highly suitable for cultivating in western India ...
Rambutan, less known fruit of subtropics
THE RAMBUTAN Nephelium lappaceum belonging to the family Sapindaceae is a large, round topped, much branched evergreen tree. The crop is indigenous to the Malayan archipelago and is grown in the subtropical regions of South-East Asia. The tree ...
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