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New device detects signal from immune system cell
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have detected for the first time chemical signals that single cells in the immune system use to communicate with one another over short distances.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 1:05:50 PM

Acupuncture helps woman conceive after miscarriages
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Rebecca Killmeyer lost all hopes of having a baby after problems surfaced during her first pregnancy and miscarriage in the second.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 1:05:12 PM

Strength of tropical storms has increased: study
Washington/New York, Sep 4 (DPA) The strength of tropical cyclones - especially hurricanes in the Atlantic and typhoons in the northern Indian oceans - have increased over the last 25 years as sea temperatures have risen, according to a study published in the journal Nature Thursday.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 12:51:54 PM

Biocontrol insect spurs growth of invasive weed
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Biocontrol agents, usually insects, can unwittingly produce the opposite of intended results in weed control.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 12:48:06 PM

Ike becomes major hurricane over Caribbean
Miami, Sep 4 (DPA) Hurricane Ike has become a strong hurricane, as another storm pummelled parts of the Caribbean, and Louisiana residents began to return to their homes in the wake of Hurricane Gustav.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 12:47:38 PM

Bio-markers pave way for new diagnostic tool
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Serum microRNAs can serve as biomarkers for the detection of cancer and diabetes, potentially paving the way for a revolutionary non-invasive diagnostic tool.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 12:25:46 PM

US pledges $ 1bn, IMF offers loan to Georgia
Washington, Sep 4 (DPA) The US will provide $1 billion in humanitarian aid to Georgia following the Russian invasion of the former Soviet republic, while the International Monetary Fund (IMF)offered $750 million in loans.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 11:43:24 AM

Palin takes on Obama as she accepts 'fight' for vice president
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Republican presidential candidate John McCain's controversial running mate Sarah Palin took a swipe at Barack Obama as she touted her own experience in her first public exposure to American voters.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 11:38:56 AM

Critics slam new US draft on India waiver
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) In another bid to derail the India-US civil nuclear deal, a non-proliferation lobby has asked the nuclear suppliers to reject a revised US proposal for a waiver saying it had made only a couple of cosmetic changes.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 11:32:06 AM

Google's Chrome browser has Windows in its sights
San Francisco, Sep 4 (DPA) Google released its first ever Internet browser in a long-awaited move that increased pressure on Microsoft and laid a new foundation for a mass transition to web-based computing.

Thursday, September 04, 2008 9:23:13 AM

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