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Fly-inspired device could help you hear better

Fly-inspired device could help you hear better

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:52

Scientists have developed a tiny prototype device that mimics a parasitic fly`s hearing mechanism which may lead to a new generation of hypersensitive hearing aids and military technology.

Silicosis risk to be discussed at national conference

Silicosis risk to be discussed at national conference

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:44

With close to three million workers in India at high risk of silica exposure, of which 1.7 million do mining-related activities, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organise a day-long conference Friday to discuss and review steps taken by the government to prevent, detect and eliminate Silicosis, a lung disorder.

Encephalitis toll rises to 105 in West Bengal

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:58

With three more people dying due to Encephalitis since yesterday, the death toll in cases related to the mosquito-borne virus in the seven north Bengal districts rose to 105 today.

Parent`s death in childhood may increase kid`s mortality risk in adulthood

Parent`s death in childhood may increase kid`s mortality risk in adulthood

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:02

A new study has revealed that individuals who have lost either of their parents during childhood, have 50 percent greater risk of mortality risks in their adulthood than those unexposed to parental death.

Condom that fights sexually-transmitted diseases

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 18:34

Imagine a condom that not only stops pregnancy but also kills germs that can lead to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Impulsive behaviour linked to brain connectivity

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 18:31

In what could help better understand behavioural problems and social adaptation difficulties in children, researchers have found that patterns of brain connectivity are linked with impulsive behaviour.

Vaccine for dust-mite allergies

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:11

If you are allergic to dust mites, here comes the help. Researchers have now developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by switching on the body`s immune response.

Asthmatic? Stop worrying about smells

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:08

Are you an asthmatic and constantly worried about scents and fragrances in the surrounding air? This thought alone can actually harm you more than you can think of.

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