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Diabetes dulls patient's mental functioning
Toronto, Jan 5 (IANS) Diabetes dulls adult patients' mental functioning early during the onset and persists into old age, according to new research.

Monday, January 05, 2009 2:49:26 PM

Three Indians in British Open junior squash semis
Sheffield, Jan 5 (IANS) Three Indians, Dipika Pallikal, Kush Kumar and Mahesh Mangaonkar reached the semi-finals in their respective sections at the British Open junior squash championship here.

Monday, January 05, 2009 1:27:32 PM

Obama's stimulus plan to include $300 bn in tax cuts
Washington, Jan 5 (DPA) US president-elect Barack Obama's plan to jump-start the US economy will include $300 billion in tax cuts, the New York Times reported Monday as Obama prepared to meet congressional leaders to discuss his plans.

Monday, January 05, 2009 11:53:26 AM

Counterfeit currency on the rise in Canada
Toronto, Jan 5 (IANS) Counterfeiting of currency notes is increasing in Canada and fake $20 and $100 notes worth $5 million were estimated to be in circulation by the third quarter of last year, says a Canadian Press report.

Monday, January 05, 2009 11:15:30 AM

Marine algae most promising bet for green fuel
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists see marine algae as the most promising bet for a green fuel that would help ease the dependence on fossil fuel and power vehicles of the future.

Monday, January 05, 2009 11:11:27 AM

Researchers led by Indian American develop mouse model of brain cancer
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian American have developed a versatile mouse model of glioblastoma - the commonest of deadly brain cancers in humans.

Monday, January 05, 2009 10:31:43 AM

Widow finds $10 mn lottery ticket in husband's belongings
Washington, Jan 5 (DPA) A lottery winner in the US state of Connecticut left his widow with a $10-million surprise.

Monday, January 05, 2009 9:54:22 AM

New device fuses cells for stem cell research
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Engineers have developed a highly efficient new way to fuse a pair of cells to create a hybrid version.

Monday, January 05, 2009 9:50:19 AM

'Slumdog Millionaire' jumps back into North American Top 10
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) British director Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire' has jumped back into the North American Top 10 with an 11 percent increase in weekend sales despite no increase in the number of theatres showing it.

Monday, January 05, 2009 9:15:15 AM

Obama's pick for commerce secretary withdraws amid federal probe
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Amid the euphoria around his upcoming inauguration, US President-elect Barack Obama faced a setback as his choice of commerce secretary, Bill Richardson, withdrew his nomination due to a federal grand jury investigation.

Monday, January 05, 2009 9:12:44 AM

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