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Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T rex relative

Posted by on 16/08/2017
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Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T rex relative

Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T rex relative

ALBUQUERQUE: Researchers at a top US laboratory announced Tuesday that they have produced the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull using neutron beams and high-energy X-rays, resulting in new clues that could help paleontologists piece together the evolutionary puzzle of the monstrous T rex. Officials with Los […]

Novo Nordisk provides genuine, quality products

Posted by on 15/08/2017
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Novo Nordisk provides genuine, quality products

Novo Nordisk provides genuine, quality products

KUWAIT: I was privileged to visit a dedicated pharmaceuticals company that plays a vital role in the society as it provides genuine and quality products. Novo Nordisk came into existence about 90 years ago. The idea came out of the love a husband has for his beloved wife as he sought ways to make – […]

Science says: fast-melting ice sign of bad global warming

Posted by on 14/08/2017
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Science says: fast-melting ice sign of bad global warming

Science says: fast-melting ice sign of bad global warming

‘Melting of the Arctic will come to haunt us all’ WASHINGTON: One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot it’s melting. Glaciers, sea ice and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and warm water below. The northern polar region is heating up twice as fast as […]

Magnetic toys ‘severe health hazard to kids’

Posted by on 13/08/2017
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Magnetic toys ‘severe health hazard to kids’

Magnetic toys ‘severe health hazard to kids’

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Association of Pediatric Surgeons warned yesterday that high-powered magnetic toys, popular locally amongst children, have severe health hazards if swallowed as they obstruct or puncture the gastrointestinal tract. The remarks were made as the number of cases of ingestion of the toys, which require partial intestinal removal surgery for the removal of […]

Bangladesh hopes to rekindle passion to save rare crocodiles

Posted by on 13/08/2017
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Bangladesh hopes to rekindle passion to save rare crocodiles

Bangladesh hopes to rekindle passion to save rare crocodiles

DHAKA: Bangladeshi conservationists introduced two rare river-dwelling crocodiles to potential mates yesterday in a last-ditch attempt to save the critically-endangered species from extinction. A 36-year-old female gharial-a fish-eating crocodile once native to rivers across the Indian subcontinent-was brought from a zoo in northeast Bangladesh to the capital Dhaka, where it is hoped she will mate […]

Scientists gene-edit piglets, bringing organ transplants to humans closer

Posted by on 12/08/2017
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Scientists gene-edit piglets, bringing organ transplants to humans closer

Scientists gene-edit piglets, bringing organ transplants to humans closer

WASHINGTON: Scientists have successfully edited the genetic code of piglets to remove dormant viral infections, a breakthrough that could eventually pave the way for animal-to-human organ transplants. Their work, documented in the US journal Science on Thursday, could save lives by reducing organ donor waiting lists that have risen over the years, partly thanks to […]

A hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

Posted by on 10/08/2017
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A hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

A hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

FUJISAWA: The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered. Soaring demand for Japanese eel, or Anguilla japonica, helped put the creatures on the International Union of Conservation of Nature’s “Red List” of […]

Meet the new heavyweight dinosaur champion: Patagotitan

Posted by on 09/08/2017
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Meet the new heavyweight dinosaur champion: Patagotitan

Meet the new heavyweight dinosaur champion: Patagotitan

WASHINGTON: A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin. At 76 tons, the plant-eating behemoth was as heavy as a space shuttle. The dinosaur’s fossils were found in southern Argentina in 2012. Researchers who examined and dated them said the long-necked […]

Sudan cancer doctors eye US sanctions relief for patients

Posted by on 08/08/2017
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Sudan cancer doctors eye US sanctions relief for patients

Sudan cancer doctors eye US sanctions relief for patients

Life-saving drugs exempt from trade embargoes KHARTOUM: Resting on a hospital bed after a session of chemotherapy, Sudanese banker Mohamed Hasan vividly recalls the day when doctors told him he had blood cancer. It is a shock in any country but in Sudan, where access to drugs and treatment is impaired by 20-year-old US sanctions, […]

As eels grow in value, US clamps down on poaching

Posted by on 07/08/2017
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As eels grow in value, US clamps down on poaching

As eels grow in value, US clamps down on poaching

BREWER, Maine: Changes in the worldwide sushi industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock, but the big demand and big prices have spawned a black market that wildlife officials say is jeopardizing the species. Law enforcement authorities have launched a crackdown […]

Night swim leaves Australian teen bloody and bewildered

Posted by on 07/08/2017
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Night swim leaves Australian teen bloody and bewildered

Night swim leaves Australian teen bloody and bewildered

SYDNEY: An Australian teenager emerged from a night-time dip in the ocean with blood streaming from his feet and ankles in a gruesome mystery that doctors have struggled to explain. Sam Kanizay waded waist-deep into the water at Brighton Beach in suburban Melbourne on Saturday evening, standing still for about 30 minutes. When he came […]

Doctor uses new technique to repair patient’s damaged vertebra

Posted by on 06/08/2017
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Doctor uses new technique to repair patient’s damaged vertebra

Doctor uses new technique to repair patient’s damaged vertebra

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti doctor performed a rare procedure on an elderly patient who suffered a compound fracture in the third lumbar vertebra and a compressed fracture in the second vertebra. Dr Tareq Sinan, consultant in intervention radiology and a professor at Kuwait University’s College of Medicine, had ordered the patient to be transferred to a […]

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