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India Refutes MIT Study Findings on ‘Swine Flu May Have Mutated’

Refuting charges that swine flu strain in India may have mutated, the National Institute of Virology on Thursday said there was no evidence to suggest it and categorically rejected the observations made by an MIT study. [See news report on MIT Study ] Earlier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study conducted by a team of Indian-origin scientists said swine flu ...

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Swine Flu in India Mutating, Dangerous, says MIT Study

The swine flu in India is mutating and turning more dangerous than any other known strain of H1N1, warn scientists from the MIT, including two Indian-origin researchers. Swine flu has killed more than 1,200 people so far in India. The study contradicts previous reports by the government officials that the strain has not changed or mutated from the H1N1 strain ...

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Fukushima nuclear accident: Effects now visible in butterflies, humans next?

The accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in japan following the March 12, 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused a massive release of radioactive materials to the environment that butterflies have shown symptoms of mutation and malformation, sending signals that the local human population may have to face the impact. A research team has shown that the accident caused physiological ...

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