May 2010 Archive

Rare medicinal plant found in Mahiyangana

Disna Mudalige Duhudu (Celastrus paniculatus) a rare medicinal plant was recorded in a wild ecosystem in Mahiyangana, Sanjeewa Chamikara of the Sri Lanka Nature Forum said. This medicinal plant is included in ...

Artificial life’ breakthrough announced by scientists

Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first living cell to be controlled entirely by synthetic DNA. The researchers constructed a bacterium's "genetic software" and transplanted it into a ...

Japan launches Akatsuki probe to Venus

Japan's Venus probe lifts off Japan has sent a sophisticated probe to Venus to study its atmosphere in unprecedented detail. The Akatsuki orbiter was put on a path to the inner-world by ...

‘Unintended’ statin side-effect risks uncovered

GPs should think more carefully about prescribing cholesterol-busting drugs say researchers who highlighted a range of "unintended" side effects. Some doses and types of statins are linked with a greater risk ...

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