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Scientists turn skin cells into insulin producing ones
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have turned skin cells into cells producing insulin - the hormone used in treating diabetes, that may help find a cure for the millions affected by the condition.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:30:24 PM

Engineer working to better engine performance, cut emissions
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The five engines in Song-Charng Kong's lab have come a long way since Karl Benz patented a two-stroke internal combustion engine in 1879.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:29:41 PM

Military, police collaborating to de-stress traumatised personnel
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Military and police personnel, deployed in some of the most volatile global hotspots, undergo traumatic experiences triggered by the presence of mangled bodies, gunfire and dying children.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:27:31 PM

'Melting of glaciers, loss of biodiversity inevitable'
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Even if greenhouse gas emissions are fixed at 2005 levels, irreversible warming will lead to biodiversity loss and substantial glacial melting, warns a new analysis by an Indian-American scientist.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 3:49:36 PM

Negative feelings about sex makes gays feel low
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The traditional advice to gay men to fight, deny, or minimise their homosexuality only increases depression, greater isolation and poorer sexual health, warned a scientist.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 2:40:41 PM

Paltrow wants another culinary trip
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Gwyneth Paltrow had so much fun with top chef Mario Batali while filming the cookery show 'Spain... On The Road Again' that she is planning a second series with him.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:45:31 PM

Douglas to play a womaniser in 'Solitary Man'
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas will be seen as a car magnate with a runaway libido in 'Solitary Man'.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:36:12 PM

Sarah Palin's private email account hacked
San Francisco, Sep 18 (DPA) Anonymous hackers penetrated the private email account of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and Wednesday posted screen shots of the account on the Internet.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:34:47 PM

Nicole Kidman to star in 'Eighth Wonder'
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman is set to star in an action-adventure film titled 'The Eighth Wonder' -- and she will also produce it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:33:39 PM

UN rejects Taiwan's request to join its agencies
New York/Taipei, Sep 18 (DPA) A committee of the United Nations General Assembly has tossed out Taiwan's request to join UN specialized agencies, like the World Health Organization (WHO), even though the Taipei government has downgraded its global campaign to return to the world body.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 10:39:33 AM

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