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Novel protein linked to diabetes identified

Researchers have identified a protein, the lack of which can contribute to development of Type-2 diabetes.

'Forbidden' substances on super-Earths may help sustain life

'Forbidden' substances on super-Earths may help sustain life

"Forbidden" substances can increase heat transfer rates and strengthen magnetic fields on massive Earth-like planets that may eventually help harbour living organisms, scientists say.

Soon, DNA bar coding to identify any organism a call away

Irritated with a pest that doesn't seem to go away even after you have tried using a variety of insect sprays? A helpline on the anvil will soon connect you with experts who will decode the puzzle of the mysterious insect through an identification technology called DNA barcoding and provide solutions, courtesy the iBOL project.

New methane organisms discovered

New methane organisms discovered

The research expands the knowledge of diversity of life on the Earth and suggests that scientists are missing other organisms involved in carbon cycling and methane production.