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UN and India work on disposing hazardous medical waste
New York, Feb 11 (DPA) The UN Industrial Development Organization Thursday launched a $40-million pilot project to assist India dispose 300,000 tonnes of annual medical waste.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 11:21:31 PM

White House pessimistic about job growth in 2010
Washington, Feb 11 (DPA) The White House Thursday forecast that the US unemployment rate will hover around 10 per cent throughout 2010 as economic growth will not be robust enough to plug the massive jobless gap.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 11:07:26 PM

Premature births leading cause of infant deaths
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Family history, infection and stress all may play a role in raising a woman's risk of having a premature baby, which is the leading cause of infant deaths.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 5:16:15 PM

How does brain catch up with sound of silence?
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Researchers have isolated an independent processing channel of synapses (nerve junctions) in a brain area that deals with turning off sound when required.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 5:09:11 PM

Can brain activity alter our spiritual perceptions?
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Scientists are trying to establish a direct link between brain activity and spirituality, which may even lead to new strategies for treating some forms of mental illness.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 5:06:44 PM

Nanoparticles to improve batteries for biomedical use
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Nanoparticles are part of a new family of materials being created for improved batteries for medical use.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 4:51:16 PM

Depressed kids prefer intense taste of sweetness
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Blame both family history of alcoholism and a child's own reports of depression for his or her response to intense sweet taste, says new research.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 4:36:19 PM

Blame your genes for stuttering, speech problems
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Stuttering may be the result of a glitch in the daily process by which cellular components in key regions of the brain are broken down and recycled, says a new study, which associates a gene mutation with the disorder.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 4:29:46 PM

Underdogs might not be so highly motivated after all
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Members of a group or team will work harder when they're competing against a group with lower status than when pitted against a more highly ranked group, according to a new study.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 4:20:51 PM

Berloscuni assures kids fair deal in his divorce accord
Milan, Feb 11 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has told the children of his second wife that they will not be penalised in a his forthcoming multi-million dollar divorce settlement.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 3:26:26 PM

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