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10 years of Viagra

24. March 2008


The revolutionary drug Viagra also known as Revatio, that changed lives of countless number of men and women instantaneously becomes 10 year old this month. The drug we know as Viagra was not intended and was discovered serendipitously(accidentally) by a team working in the research laboratory of the drug giant Pfizer. They were testing Sildenafil, […]

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140-year-old math problem solved by researcher

4. March 2008

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A problem which has defeated mathematicians for almost 140 years has been solved by a researcher at Imperial College London. Professor Darren Crowdy, Chair in Applied Mathematics, has made the breakthrough in an area of mathematics known as conformal mapping, a key theoretical tool used by mathematicians, engineers and scientists to translate information from a […]

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NASA beams Beatles’ “Across the Universe” to aliens

5. February 2008


An intergalactic celebration of The Beatles is launched on Monday with the beaming of their peace anthem “Across the Universe” into outer space. The man behind the idea, which marks the 40th anniversary of the recording of the song in 1968, is an avid Beatles fan who has persuaded U.S. space agency NASA to kick […]

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Scientists make beating heart in laboratory

22. January 2008


MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (January, 13 2008) — University of Minnesota researchers have created a beating heart in the laboratory. By using a process called whole organ decellularization, scientists from the University of Minnesota Center for Cardiovascular Repair grew functioning heart tissue by taking dead rat and pig hearts and reseeding them with a mixture […]

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Gene responsible for making us,”once bitten twice shy” identified.

15. December 2007


Most people tend to learn from their mistakes and avoid a similar fate in the future. Now, researchers have found that the reason we are able to do so, is because of a gene that makes us once bitten, twice shy.The researchers behind the finding are Tilmann Klein and Markus Ullsperger at the Max Planck […]

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