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Scientists develop potential approach to treat dementia, stroke

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Five professors among Infosys Prize winners

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When women, literally, aren’t recognized

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With 1,274 species of birds and mammals eating figs, British biologist urges to protect...

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Indian-origin researcher turns banana plant into packaging material

Sydney--An Indian-origin researcher-led team at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Friday announced it has discovered a novel way to turn banana...

Cigarette butts significantly damage plant growth

London-- Cigarette butts -- the most common form of litter on the planet -- significantly reduce plant growth as their presence in the soil...

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