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How humans could grow new limbs like lizards

How humans could grow new limbs like lizards

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:08

Scientists have unlocked the genetic `recipe` that allows a lizard to regrow its tail, a finding that may help humans regenerate severed limbs or spinal cords.

Seals may have spread tuberculosis to humans: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:51

In a bizarre turn of events, research shows that tuberculosis likely spread from humans in Africa to seals and sea lions that brought the disease to South America.

Animal calls show resemblance to human language

Animal calls show resemblance to human language

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 09:44

If you believe speech perception is a uniquely human trait, think again! A new study suggests that many animals make sounds similar to human speech.

Modern humans, Neanderthals co-existed for up to 5000 years

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 09:17

A new study has suggested that modern humans and Neanderthals lived side-by-side for up to 5,000 years after the researchers collected more than 400 samples from the most important sites in Europe.

Fukushima radiation caused serious damage to wildlife: Study

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 16:05

A series of studies on the biological impact of the Fukushima disaster on non-human organisms has revealed that the radiation has affected the population, genetic makeup and the repair mechanisms of birds, monkeys, butterflies, and other insects to cope with the exposure.

Ebola virus disease: Know all about the fatal illness

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 09:46

Ebola virus disease (EVD)or Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a severe and often deadly illness in humans, caused by the Ebola virus. The disease has high mortality rate, killing upto 90% of people who are infected.

New human brain-like computer chip to power drones

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 15:25

Pentagon researchers have created a computer chip inspired by the human brain to power unmanned aircraft or robotic ground systems.

Lead in teeth holds secrets of person`s origins, research shows

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 09:32

The lead in human teeth holds clues about where a person grew up and can help criminal investigators and archeologists working with old or decomposed corpses, according to a University of Florida researcher.

Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:24

The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet`s sixth mass biological extinction event.

Elephant`s sense of smell stronger than dogs, humans

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:02

Researchers have found that African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor (OR) genes ever characterised - more than twice than that of dogs and five times more than humans.

Injection to control diabetes without side effects

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:18

Dealing with diabetes could soon be a lot easier as researchers have developed an injection that can restore blood sugar levels to normal for more than two days without any side effects.

Machines to take over humans by 2045: Physicist

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 16:13

Physicist Louis Del Monte has warned that humans would not be able to retain the tag of the top species on Earth after 30 years.