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How do bacteria subvert healthy cells?
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) A microbiologist has uncovered an unknown mechanism that helps a deadly food-borne bacterium subvert healthy cells.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 4:15:13 PM

How do sensory signals make themselves heard?
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Whether we are awake or asleep, watch TV or close our eyes, waves of spontaneous nerve signals are bombarding our brains. Now, researchers have discovered a unique mechanism that explains how incoming sensory signals make themselves heard amid constant background din so they can be reliably processed and passed on.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 3:56:15 PM

Rio expects thumbs up from olympic committee
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 24 (DPA) When Rio de Janeiro announced its third bid to host the Olympic Games, chances of success seemed very slim.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 3:24:43 PM

Now,austerity drive in prime minister's visit
Pittsburgh, Sep 24 (IANS) Austerity starts here! That's the message the Indian government, perhaps, seeks to convey during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit here to attend the G20 Summit.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 2:48:18 PM

Swine flu could slow US economic growth further
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) H1N1 influenza could slow growth in key industries and stall the already-weak GDP growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2009 in the US, says a report.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 1:16:03 PM

Retinal implant could help restore part of vision
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a retinal implant for people who have lost their vision.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 1:03:02 PM

Cancel veto rights of permanent security council members: Iran
New York, Sep 24 (RIA Novosti) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thursday said that dominance of several states in global affairs was 'unacceptable' and called for the veto right of permanent members of the UN Security Council to be revoked.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:18:49 PM

'Green' roofs help reduce global warming
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Roofs full of green plants could help fight global warming, say scientists.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:12:05 PM

Peasants take over Bolivian gold mine
La Paz, Sep 24 (EFE) Peasants in the southwestern Bolivian province of Oruro have taken over a gold mine to demand a share of the revenues generated by the operation, a media report said.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:03:29 PM

Brazilian robbers force bus passengers to aid bank heist
Sao Paulo, Sep 24 (EFE) A gang of criminals hijacked a Brazilian bus here and forced passengers to help them take two ATMs from a bank branch, a media report said.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:11:48 AM

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