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Sneezing mysteries


sneezing

Furthermore, the sound made by hearing individuals is not the same for everyone. Instead, it varies based on primary language spoken:

  • English – “achoo”
  • French – “atchoum”
  • Japanese – “hakashun”
  • Filipino – “ha-ching”

Reference: www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-23162903

Use of E.coli (bacteria) for killing pathogens


E.coli

 

E. coli is best known for making people sick, but scientists have reprogrammed it to sense and kill off slimy groups of bacteria known as biofilms, which are responsible for hard-to-treat infections that occur in the lungs, bladder and on implanted medical devices.

Reference: http://bit.ly/1g4CQ3n

Suicide prevention from a blood test


suicidal behaviour

By identifying the bio-markers that show a heightened risk of suicide, doctors would be able to treat the condition, potentially saving the individual’s life. When the blood test is combined with clinical analysis of mental state, researchers were able to identify people with suicidal tendencies over 80% of the time.

It is important to note that this technique is still in the early stages and more extensive testing will be required before it can be used clinically.

Reference: www.nature.com/news/predictors-of-suicidal-behaviour-found-in-blood-1.13570

Your DNA is flame_retardent


Italian researchers have found a new use for DNA: as a flame retardant. Coating cotton cloth with extracted DNA, the scientists found that the genetic material reduced the fabric’s flammability.

DNA coated match sticks

When heated, DNA’s phosphate-rich backbone produces phosphoric acid, which helps replace water in cotton fibers with a flame-retarding residue. At the same time, the bases, which contain nitrogen, produce ammonia, which inhibits combustion and interacts with the residue to form a protective shield over the cloth.

Reference:

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34689/title/DNA-Is-a-Flame-Retardant/

why hands and feet get wrinkled after too much time in water?


The wrinkles that form on people’s hands and feet after soaking in water may have evolved to help humans handle wet objects more efficiently.

Pruniness on hands

Hi There..


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I wasn’t on wordpress for many months..just because of my study burden…
well i missed all my blogger friends …n missed your lovely posts, comments and likes too..
hope so you people didn’t forget me 😀
now i am here again…Hi to all 🙂

Wajeeha

The only known fluorescent vertebrate


The proteins do not fluoresce through a chromophore like other animals. Instead, it only emits light when bound with bilirubin, which is toxic to humans in large quantities. This protein could be used to better diagnose diseases like jaundice and anemia.

What ants eat!!..is easily recognized


If you haven’t seen these yet, they’re good fun!

Mohamed Babu from India, captured these amazing pictures last year after his wife noticed that ants turned white when they drank milk.
He dissolved sugar in food colouring solutions of red, green, blue and yellow and then placed them in his garden to attract ants. Some of them even moved between the different solutions, resulting in psychedelic colour combinations.

ants eating food