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PHC Doctors Tricked Tribal Women To Undergo Sterilization

Doctors in Jharkhand tricked a tribal woman to undergo sterilization, which has triggered widespread protests from the social organizations//. A woman from an endangered primitive tribe in Jharkhand was made to undergo surgical sterilization by some overzealous doctors, triggering an outcry f...

'Curve ball' wins international illusion contest

...he eyes inclination to look at the ball's outer edges as it nears the batter. "As the curve ball moves closer to the batter, the batter's mind is tricked because the eye begins looking at the spinning ball's peripheral which makes it only appear to be curving dramatically," suggests Macknik. "The great...

Worms Control Lifespan at High Temperatures, UCSF Study Finds

...of aging even if the temperature rises, Kenyon said. Previous research also has linked the rate of aging in mammals with temperature. If mice are tricked into thinking that they are in a hot climate, they lower their body temperature and live longer. While similar steroid hormone pathways exist in ...

Team led by Scripps Scientists increases understanding of two types of blindness

...s a result, the same cellular components in the glial cells that would normally attach to this promoter on DNA and then begin production of GFAP, were tricked into also attaching to the genetic sequence introduced by the virus to produce the neurotrophin 4. The same basic technique could be used to trigger p...

Scientists call up stem cell troops to repair the body using new drug combinations

... Scientists have tricked bone marrow into releasing extra adult stem cells into the bloodstream, a t...specific kinds of stem cells into action. In the new study, researchers tricked the bone marrow of healthy mice into releasing two types of adult stem cell...

Time Teaches Brain to Recognize Objects

...nology researchers say you really can't believe your eyes. A team of neuroscientists publishing in the Sept. 12 issue of Science said they have tricked the brain into confusing one object the eyes see with another, proving that it takes time for humans to learn to recognize objects. People never re...

The big gulp: consumers avoid extremes in soda sizes

...ortion sizes have increased, Americans' waistlines have expanded. And as a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research demonstrates, consumers are tricked into drinking more soft drinks when retailers eliminate small drink sizes. No matter what the volume of the soft drink, customers tend to avoid th...

Molecule Keeps Bacteria Like Salmonella in Check

... for the right signal to initiate expression of virulent genes," Sperandio explained. "Using LED209, we blocked those sensing mechanisms and basically tricked the bacteria to not recognize that they were within the host. When we did that, the bacterial pathogens could not effectively cause disease in the tre...

NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/March 24, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, March 17)

...eading computer makers don't want you to know about Local Technic Industry. It's a typical Malaysian company: sleazy labor brokers outside the country tricked the workers into paying huge placement fees for jobs that yield a net income close to zero. And they can't quit, even if they find out the very broker...

Sugar Substitutes May Contribute to Weight Gain

... Saccharin tricked body, slowed down metabolism in rats MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Surprising research suggests a popular artificial sweetener has t...
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Haag honored with Presidential Early Career Scientists Award

...with larvae. These strategies include displaying elaborate lures that closely mimic minnows, crayfish, and other prey items of host fishes. Fishes are tricked into attacking these lures and receive a mouthful of mussel larvae instead of a meal; however, larvae rarely harm the host fish. Haag also led a ...

Progression of retinal disease linked to cell starvation

...ugh glucose. Not only did they express high levels of a protein that allows the cell to take up more glucose, but the cones survived longer when Punzo tricked them into thinking they had enough glucose by injecting the mice with insulin. "Apparently, the cones caught onto our trick," says Punzo. "After su...

2 new compounds show promise for eliminating breast cancer tumors

...er cells also shuts off. Left without their source of food, the existing cancer cells die off. The body's immune system, which until now has been tricked by the abnormally active STAT3 into thinking the tumor cells are harmless, also recognizes that something is wrong. The immune system re-activates, re...

Two new compounds show promise for eliminating breast cancer tumors

...er cells also shuts off. Left without their source of food, the existing cancer cells die off. The body's immune system, which until now has been tricked by the abnormally active STAT3 into thinking the tumor cells are harmless, also recognizes that something is wrong. The immune system re-activates, re...

Worms take the sniff test to reveal sex differences in brain

... went for the buttery smell, while the males the other of the two sexes in these worms opted for the scent of fresh vegetables. But when researchers tricked a few nerve cells in hermaphrodites into sensing that they were in a male worm, suddenly they too preferred the smell of fresh vegetables. While th...

Scripps research team blocks bacterial communication system to prevent deadly staph infections

...ategy would not lead to resistance in bacteria because it wouldn't kill the cells. Bacteria would simply remain in an inert form because they would be tricked into thinking not enough other cells were present to shift into their virulent mode. Bacteria use a variety of genetic mechanisms in quorum sensi...

New vaccine prevents CMV infection and disease in mice

...vading the immune responses either by hiding or by misdirecting the host’s immune responses. We found a way to teach the host immune system to not be tricked by the virus.” She added that the next step is to apply this strategy to create a vaccine for use in humans. CMV is a virus that, while carried ...

Conceptualizing a cyborg

... at Penn. "The nervous system will certainly rebel if you place hard or sharp electrodes into it to record signals. However, the nervous system can be tricked to accept an interface letting it do what it likes - assimilating new nerve cells into its own network". To develop the next generation of prost...

Research holds promise for herpes vaccine

...fected cell into destroying its own armor. Once the cell's armor is gone, the virus can propagate itself and spread to other cells, which are in turn tricked into lowering their defenses. In his research, Halford created a vaccine where the genetic instructions that make ICP0 were disrupted. Without ins...

Researchers offer proof-of-concept for Altered Nuclear Transfer

...nor nucleus, for example one taken from a skin cell, is implanted into a donor egg cell from which the nucleus had been removed. This egg cell is then tricked into thinking it has been fertilized. That causes it to grow into a blastocyst--a mass of about 100 cells--from which stem cells are removed. These e...
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Glowing zebrafish help researchers track role of sugars in the cell

...t to be discovered. One technique Bertozzi has developed is to feed cells an artificial sugar that looks so much like the real thing that cells are tricked into incorporating the sugar into their carbohydrate chains. Once the sugar becomes part of the forest of carbohydrates adorning a living cell, she th...

Hacking tools are simple and widely available, security experts say

...Computers, after all, do only what theyre told you cant break into a computer in the same way you can break into a house. Instead, a computer must be tricked into doing something its creators never intended. The technique Adams used is called a buffer overflow. Some programs, when fed more data than they...
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Dormancy

... ... Morphological dormancy where germination is prevented due to morphological ... Species that have well developed dormancy needs cannot be tricked out of them. ... Plants begin entering dormancy by setting buds in mid to late summer. ... 'The Seed Biology Place' - Website Gerhard Leubner se...
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