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Four young Indian-American scientists honoured by Obama


July 24th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Four Indian-American researchers figure among 96 named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest ... Read more...

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Daytime naps could be early sign of dementia


July 17th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Napping frequently during daytime could be an early sign of dementia, or may even prompt it -- so beware, say neurologists.They have linked excessive sleep and ... Read more...

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World’s oldest clay pots found in China


June 30th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Archaeologists have found pottery fragments in China that are 20,000 years old, making them the world's oldest known specimens, it was reported here.Earlier theories have held ... Read more...

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You can sniff out others’ age


May 31st, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A US study has shown how one's age can be an open book for anyone with a good smelling sense.Through individuals' body odour, volunteers participating in ... Read more...

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Positive outlook keeps heart healthy


April 18th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Optimistic people are up to 50 percent less likely to suffer a coronary or a stroke, American researchers say.Earlier medical studies have shown that negative states ... Read more...

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Modern sparrows sing louder to be heard


April 5th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Urban sparrows today have a far more high-pitched song than they did 50 years ago because they want to be heard over noise of the city, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gene that clears fat from body identified


December 7th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified a "cream gene" that allows people to clear fat from their systems.For the study, researcher Jan Albert Kuivenhoven focused on two families with ... Read more...

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Intake of sleeping pills can be fatal


November 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) A recent study found those who took sleeping tablets were 36 percent more likely to die at any given time than others.In the study American researchers ... Read more...

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A new drug to reverse diabetes?


October 5th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) American researchers are working on a drug that could help prevent or even reserve Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease linked to ... Read more...

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Now, cats that glow in the dark


September 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Scientists in New York have created cats that glow green in the dark, a media report said Monday.A gene from a fluorescent jellyfish was inserted into ... Read more...

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Artificial pancreas to eliminate daily insulin shots


June 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Two Indian American researchers in the US are developing an artificial pancreas to deliver insulin automatically and with an individualized precision never before possible.Thanks to Mayo ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Live human heart grown in lab offers new hope to cardiac patients


April 4th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): American researchers are growing human hearts in laboratories, offering hope for millions of cardiac patients.And they believe the their artificial heart could start beating within weeks.The experiment is ... Read more...

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Novel discovery could lead to new stroke therapy


February 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists at Lund University have discovered a substance that opens up the possibility of treatment up to two days after a stroke.The opportunities to treat a stroke have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Circumcision Lowers Chances Of HPV Risk In Women, Study Says


January 9th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study carried out by American researchers in Uganda has revealed that males who have undergone circumcision have more chances of protecting their female partners against ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India, US to work for Evergreen Revolution: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Monday that as India's farmers and rural areas face the effects of climate change and drought, both countries will work together ... Read more...

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New IVF test trebles chance of healthy baby


October 27th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) An in vitro fertilisation (IVF) test that trebles a woman's chances of having a healthy baby has been developed by scientists.IVF is a process by which egg cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘O’ blood group women face double fertility risk


October 25th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Women with the most common blood type could be twice as likely to suffer fertility problems. Those with blood group 'O' are at much higher risk of running ... Read more...

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Women with blood group O at ‘double the risk of fertility problems’


October 25th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Scientists have said that women with the most common blood type could be twice as likely to suffer fertility problems.Researchers found that those with blood group O are ... Read more...

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Junk food eating dads could give diabetes to kids


October 21st, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Men who pile on junk food may be condemning their future children to diabetes. Prospective fathers should keep an eye on their diet in the same way as ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Even passengers’ phone calls are a danger to drivers


October 13th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A study on the dangers of talking on a mobile while driving has found that even a passenger's phone call is enough to distract the driver.Researchers say that ... Read more...

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Chemicals in plastics raise prostate cancer risk


October 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) A chemical found in babies' plastic bottles may raise their odds of developing prostate cancer later in life.In experiments, newborn rats fed bisphenol A, a building block of ... Read more...

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Gender-bending chemical in plastics ‘ups prostate cancer risk’


October 7th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 07 (ANI): Scientists have warned that a gender-bending chemical found in babies' bottles may raise their odds of prostate cancer in later life.In experiments, newborn rats fed bisphenol A, a ... Read more...

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Well-matched couples mimic each other’s language


October 5th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Want to find out whether your relationship will last? Well, then pay very close attention to how your partner speaks.A study has found that perfectly matched couples mimic ... Read more...

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Concerns raised over the rapidly melting ice in the Arctic region


September 17th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New figures by NASA has listed this year as the hottest one in over 130 years and this is leading to record quantities of ice melting away. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

High-earning wives ‘more likely to pay the price with divorce’


September 9th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 9 (ANI): High-flying career women, who make more money than their husbands and end up becoming the chief breadwinners in their domestic partnerships, are more likely to end up in ... Read more...

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Geologists Discover New Predatory Dinosaur In Romania


August 31st, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Romanian and American researchers have discovered the remains of a new kind of dinosaurs which bears similarities with the frightening Velociraptor. "Balaur bondoc" meaning "stocky ... Read more...

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Women in their 40s and 50s enjoy sex the most


July 29th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Reaching 40s and 50s is not just about hot flushes, laughter lines and middle-age spread, and as far as sex is concerned, that's when women begin to reach ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Boffins identify key stem cells for eating, sex


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): American researchers have identified the stem cells that generate three critical classes of nerve cells which are responsible for enabling animals and humans, to eat, interact socially and ... Read more...

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‘Aliens could be using cosmic Twitter to contact us’


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Aliens may have been trying to contact humans by communicating in a manner similar to Twitter, believe two American researchers.For almost half a decade, the SETI project has ... Read more...

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Discovery: Donner Party’s member James Reed had a Lincoln document


July 21st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) American researchers have unexpectedly discovered a military document that has former United States president Abraham Lincoln on it.The document was found among other properties of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Robot helping boffins to determine how we decide to trust strangers


July 11th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): American researchers are using a robot to find out how humans decide to trust strangers and if those decisions are accurate.Northeastern University psychology professor David DeSteno is collaborating ... Read more...

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Survey to come up with “Depravity Scale” for crimes


July 10th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): American researchers have kicked off a project that aims to standardise the degree of a crime's depravity. The initiative will also try to assign a clearer definition to ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover Most Powerful HIV Antibody


July 9th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Bethesda, July 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American researchers have confirmed the discovery of three antibodies which is said to be capable of removing HIV strains by 91 percent. Moving ahead, the ... Read more...

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Study Reveals That Divorce Is Contagious


July 8th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A recent study has revealed some really astonishing facts about divorce. The study has shown that even something like a divorce can also be ... Read more...

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Boffins identify genes contributing to skin disease that triggers hair loss


July 5th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): American researchers have identified eight genes contributing to alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease that may result in total or partial loss of hair.For the research, America's National ... Read more...

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