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How nutrition and tuberculosis are linked
TB incidence was 4-fold higher in people with the lowest standard of living
Regrowing damaged inner retina nerve cells
Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have reported for the first time that mammals can be stimulated to regrow inner nerve cells in their damaged retinas. Located in the back of the eye, the retina’s role in vision is to convert ...
Human aging: ants help solve mysteries
New York University School of Medicine researcher Dr. Danny Reinberg was awarded a Howard Hughes Institute of Medicine Collaborative Innovation Award for new research on ant epigenetics — helping to unravel the impact lifestyle and ...
Mammoth’s DNA revealed by icy remains
Scientists have unravelled the genetic makeup of the woolly mammoth by analysing hairs plucked from carcasses recovered from the Siberian permafrost. The feat was hailed as a milestone in genetic science recently and represents the first ...
75-year-old dolphin puzzle solved
After nearly 75 years, scientists now know how dolphins are able to swim at more than 20 miles per hour. Contrary to what people thought, dolphins are much stronger and are thus able to swim fast. ...
Undersea volcano found by hi-tech science ship
The operations officer of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new high-tech science ship Okeanos Explorer and the ship are seen. An undersea volcano was discovered off Washington’s coast by the ship. ...
Ancient chariot found in Bulgarian burial site
A chariot dating back to the 2nd century AD has been unearthed in a burial mound in Bulgaria. Over 10,000 Thracian burial mounds are scattered across central and SE Bulgaria, inhabited by Thracians from 4000 BC-300 AD. ...
Synthetic glue inspired by sandcastle worms
These tubes occupied by sandcastle worms are made of the worms’ own natural, underwater glue and bits of sand and shell. A synthetic version of the glue, may glue together bones in fractured knees, other joints and faces. ...
Water-ice glaciers found on the Red planet
An artist’s conception shows what NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed, vast glaciers of water ice. These are under blankets of rocky debris at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on Mars. ...
Chance discovery of extinct penguin species
Researchers studying an endangered penguin, yellow-eyed penguin, have found an unknown penguin that vanished about 500 years ago. The new penguin became extinct after Polynesian settlement of New Zealand. ...
Cloning: saving the endangered species
By having exploited the earth’s resources in unbridled manner, for our needs (and greed), we have placed the numbers and very existence of several other life forms in jeopardy. We have aggrandized more land, used up more water, exploited ...
A premium on organically grown Byadagi chilli variety
The good quality of the produce is because of traditional organic methods
Kilakarsal sheep breed needs to be conserved
Sheep rearing is an important livelihood for small and marginal farmers especially in areas which are drought prone and lack irrigation facilities. Tamil Nadu is home to about eight recognised breeds of sheep and most of them are raised ...
Grind the Jatropha leaves into a fine paste. Mix some cooked rice or jaggery or banana with the paste. Make small balls and leave it at the entrance of the rat burrows. The rats on eating the balls will either die inside their burrows or ...
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