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Surgeons employ microwave to destroy tumours
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Microwave ablation is a minimally-invasive option for removing liver tumours, which has been tried out at University of California's San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center and its Cancer Centre.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 4:23:47 PM

E. coli bacterium model of super industrial efficiency
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) E. coli bacterium, one of the best-studied single-celled organisms around, is a master of industrial efficiency. This bacterium can be thought of as a factory with just one product - itself.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 4:19:54 PM

Dry beans effective in reducing breast cancer risk
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Rich in antioxidants, legumes have the capacity to combat free radicals within the body, potentially cutting down risks of breast cancer and other chronic diseases.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 1:30:54 PM

Canada calls for Sri Lanka truce as Tamils hold candlelight vigils
Toronto, Feb 5 (IANS) Tamil Canadians observed Sri Lanka's Independence Day as a 'protest day' by holding candlelight vigils even as the nation's parliament held an emergency debate on the situation.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 12:50:31 PM

World's oldest company too cuts jobs
Toronto, Feb 5 (IANS) Hudson's Bay Company, which is probably the world's oldest corporation, Wednesday announced to cut 1,000 jobs in Canada as part of its plans to streamline business in tough economic times.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 12:32:36 PM

US Senate softens 'Buy American' provision in stimulus plan
Washington, Feb 5 (DPA) The US Senate voted late Wednesday to ease a 'Buy American' provision in the economic stimulus legislation.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 12:08:32 PM

Layoffs, cutbacks raise joblessness in 98 percent US cities
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) As layoffs and cutbacks soared to record levels to hit workers across America, unemployment rates rose in 98 percent of metropolitan areas in the US, according to key employment reports.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 11:43:45 AM

Chavez says his revolution will remain in Venezuela
Caracas, Feb 5 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who completed 10 years in office two days ago, has said his 'Bolivarian Revolution' has entered a new phase and will continue to remain forever, EFE news agency reported Thursday.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:32:53 AM

Obama's new commerce pick may push for expanding H-1B cap
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) President Barack Obama's new pick as commerce secretary, Senator Judd Gregg, may well become the White House lead for expanding the cap on H-1B visas, a bulk of which go to Indian firms.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:19:37 AM

Obama limits bailed-out bank CEOs pay
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) With the government expected to give ailing US financial institutions billions more in aid, President Barack Obama has moved to rein in firms with new restrictions including $500,000 a year cap on the pay of top executives.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:14:49 AM

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