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New worm-inspired material adapts to its environment

The protein material designed and modelled by researchers, including those from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, expands and contracts based on changing pH levels and ion concentrations.

Parasitic worm infection may increase HIV risk

W bancrofti is a mosquito borne parasitic worm. Worldwide, it causes 90 per cent of lymphatic filariasis cases, a disease commonly known as elephantiasis, which is a neglected tropical disease as defined by the World Health Organisation.

DNA: Today in History, November 2

Know all the historical facts that has happened on November 2.

Sophisticated spyware virus hit Iran and other ME countries

Security experts discovered the new data-stealing virus dubbed Flame which they say has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign.