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'Slim chance of Ebola virus passing through organ donation'
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The risk of the Ebola virus passing from organ donor to recipient is extremely small, experts suggest.

Monday, December 15, 2014 2:32:17 PM

On-off switch for key stem cell gene found
Toronto, Dec 15 (IANS) Biologists at the University of Toronto have discovered an on-off switch for a stem cell gene that is critical for early development.

Monday, December 15, 2014 2:32:16 PM

Unhealthy environment tunes kids' genes for anti-social behaviour
Toronto, Dec 15 (IANS) Exposure to family conflict or sexual abuse could affect expression of certain genes and make your kids prone to delinquent behaviour, a new research has found.

Monday, December 15, 2014 2:30:05 PM

3D maps reveal 'genomic origami'
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have created a three-dimensional (3D) map of human genomes to reveal their folding patterns and hidden switches that can turn on deadly disease causing genes.

Monday, December 15, 2014 2:28:03 PM

Oil-dwelling microbes are social creatures: Study
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) In a significant revelation that may help us understand about life's early evolution on Earth and contribute to the search for life on Mars, a study has shown that microbes living under the vast reserves of oil deep underground are social creatures.

Monday, December 15, 2014 2:22:14 PM

Excessive Facebook use could lead to poor impulse control
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Excessive online social networking is not only addictive but can be associated with other disorders involving poor impulse control that can lead to substance abuse, a new research shows.

Monday, December 15, 2014 2:12:17 PM

Gujarat kids get boat for school, courtesy Indian-American couple
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Children from many tribal villages in Gujarat's Chhota Udaipur district once had to swim across the raging Hiran river every day during monsoons to reach school in Utavadi village in Narmada district. Many of them carried a gohri, a 20-litre brass pot that they held on to to stay afloat as they crossed the 600-metre tributary.

Monday, December 15, 2014 2:08:08 PM

E-cigarettes exposing rising number of kids to nicotine
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) A US study has suggested the e-cigarettes have hooked a new generation of children to nicotine who otherwise might not have taken up smoking at all.

Monday, December 15, 2014 1:38:03 PM

Issue advance strike notice: Windies task force to players
St John's (Antigua), Dec 15 (IANS) Advance notice of a strike is among eight proposals put forward by the task force investigating the West Indies cricket team's controversial abandonement of its India tour in October.

Monday, December 15, 2014 1:32:11 PM

All parties to be blamed for India pull-out: Windies task force
St John's (Antigua), Dec 15 (IANS) The high level task force investigating the ill-fated recent tour of India has said the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the West Indies' Players Union (WIPA) and the national team players were all at fault for the controversy.

Monday, December 15, 2014 1:28:08 PM

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