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Eat oranges to ward off heart disease, diabetes risk

Citrus fruits contain large amounts of antioxidants, a class of which are called flavanones.  

Aug 22, 2016, 15:49 PM IST

Handheld scanner to sniff out explosives soon

The team led by professor Ling Zang developed a type of fibre composite that involves two nanofibres transferring electrons from one to the other.

Mar 28, 2016, 21:51 PM IST

Single whole-body scan can detect blood clots

A new method, tested on rats, may someday enable doctors to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot.

Aug 17, 2015, 17:45 PM IST

Anti-smoking drug from nicotine-eating bacteria

A bacterium that consumes nicotine may help scientists develop a powerful anti-smoking drug.

Aug 09, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

Opossum peptide may save lives lost to snakebites

Scientists have turned to the opossum -- a rat-like mammal found in the Americas -- to develop a promising new and inexpensive antidote for poisonous snake bites.

Mar 23, 2015, 16:59 PM IST

Indian-born scientist wins prestigious US award

India-born scientist Dr Thomas John Colacot has won the American Chemical Society's ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry, one of the top honours in the field.

Sep 03, 2014, 10:35 AM IST

Soon, batteries that `breathe`

Researchers have made new progress in developing a "breathing" battery that has the potential to replace the lithium-ion technology of today`s electric vehicles (EVs).

Mar 17, 2014, 13:08 PM IST

How honey helps fight antibiotic resistance

Our grandmothers have extolled the medicinal virtues of honey, for everything from cold and sore throats to colitis and even diabetes.

Mar 17, 2014, 11:28 AM IST

Now, electric cars that touch 0 to 60 mph faster than petrol-powered ones!

Electric cars are capable of leaving race cars in the dust as it can zip from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds.

Sep 16, 2013, 16:21 PM IST

New tech reveals ancient Roman in 19th-century wall painting

Scientists have detected the face of an ancient Roman man hidden below the surface of a precious 19th-century wall painting in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Apr 13, 2013, 13:39 PM IST

People can see flavor of foods

A scientist has said that people actually can see the flavor of foods, and the eyes have such a powerful role that they can trump the tongue and the nose.

Apr 12, 2013, 16:16 PM IST

Component in olive oil cuts risk of developing Alzheimer`s

The mystery of how consumption of extra virgin olive oil helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer`s disease may lie in one of its component that helps shuttle the abnormal proteins out of the brain, a new study has revealed.

Mar 21, 2013, 12:59 PM IST

New algorithm may help explain how ayurvedic medicine works

Scientists at the American Chemical Society have made an advance toward overcoming a major barrier to tapping the potential of traditional Chinese medicine and India`s ayurvedic medicine in developing new and more effective modern drugs.

Mar 14, 2013, 15:08 PM IST