Page-7 of Current Affairs - December, 2011

America: Open-air test on GM Mosquitoes in Florida Keys soon

Recently, the Researchers have reported initial signs of success from the first release into the environment of mosquitoes engineered to pass a lethal gene to their offspring, killing them before they reach adulthood. The results could herald an age in which genetically modified insects will be used to help control agricultural pests and insect-borne diseases ..

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2007 OR10: The Snow White Planet with Water Ice

2007 OR10 is the name of a trans-Neptunian object, which has been largest body in the Solar System without a name. It was discovered in 2007 by former graduate student Meg Schwamb of the California Institute of Technology. This dwarf planet nicknamed Snow White orbits at the edge of the Solar System. Roughly half the ..

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Dates for digitization of cable services in India

The Presidential ordinance to digitize analogue cable systems received presidential nod recently. Television viewing is likely to see a sea change in the next six months with the digitization of cable services. This will mean wider choice of TV channels, better quality of transmission, increased value added services for consumers and greater consolidation, reduced dependence ..

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Blood protein made from GM Rice

Human serum albumin (HSA), which is produced in the liver, is the most abundant protein in human blood plasma. Albumin consists half of the blood serum protein. Albumin transports hormones, fatty acids, and other compounds, buffers pH, and maintains osmotic pressure, among other functions. The protein is often used in the manufacture of vaccines and ..

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Aspirin found to reduce risk of colon cancer

Lynch Syndrome is a genetic anomaly that predisposes a person to developing colorectal cancer and a range of other solid organ cancers. Recently it has been found that Aspirin, the drug used by millions of people to protect their heart, has been found to drastically reduce colorectal cancer rates among those who have an increased ..

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