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Harvard conducts case study on Farhan’s Excel Entertainment


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The famed Harvard Business School (HBS) has done a case study on Indian film production company Excel Entertainment, the banner behind movies like "Dil ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scientists eliminate plaque formation in Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that eliminating an enzyme from mice with Alzheimer's symptoms virtually eliminates a compound behind the development of plaques.The compound is amyloid beta, or ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene therapy restores olfactory sense in mice


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Nanoresonators’ to boost cell phone connectivity


August 31st, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Tiny mechanical devices called 'nanoresonators' could help cell phone users avoid slower downloads and dropped calls, besides easing congestion over the airwaves to improve their performance."There ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Using cellphones, tablets before bedtime affects sleep


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) If you happen to be one of those who often find it difficult to fall asleep at night, the reason could be usage of cellphones or ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Breast milk promotes gut bugs that give baby immunity


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A unique property in breast milk promotes gut bugs that give infants greater immunity from infections than any infant formula, according to a US study."This study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists challenge Big Bang theory


August 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) The beginning of the universe should not be ascribed to the Big Bang. It was more like water freezing into ice, say theoretical physicists from the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

One percent of the world’s people are asexuals


August 20th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Around one percent of the world's population or 70 million people are "asexuals" -- people who feel no sexual attraction at all, an expert has said.Anthony ... Read more...

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Harmless bug makes you suicidal


August 19th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A seemingly harmless bug may be priming suicide bids by causing subtle changes in the brain.New research adds to the growing work linking an infection caused ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Leisurely sea diving hurt dinos


August 17th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Dinosaur-like creatures may have scarred themselves during leisurely deep-sea diving and not from resurfacing too quickly, as previously believed.A recent study identified bone deformities on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Leaner diabetics have higher death rate


August 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Leaner or normal weight adult diabetics have a higher death rate than their overweight or obese counterparts with the same disease, says a study.The Northwestern University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cattle vaccine can halve E. coli levels


August 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) A vaccine for cattle can slash E. coli levels by more than 50 percent, which is also effective with two doses instead of the recommended ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Allergies linked to lower risk of brain tumours’


August 6th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Allergies may be linked to lower risk of brain tumours known as gliomas, especially among women, suggests a new US research.It also bolsters scientists' belief that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study explores parents ‘negative touch’


August 5th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Parents use 'strong arm' methods to control their children in public, much more than what they say in surveys or demonstrate in lab experiments, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Secret to a happy marriage: Get angry


August 4th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) In a marriage, forgive and forget are probably a thing of the past, and getting angry could be the best way to solve relationship problems, a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Men, women eye objects differently, says research


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Eyes of men and women meander in different ways, suggests a new finding, challenging the way that scientists generally conceive of attention, or how sensory information ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Alcohol can triple original dose of medicine


July 27th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Always avoid alcohol while taking certain medicines because it actually triples the original dose, warn researchers.Lab experiments have demonstrated how alcohol made several drugs up to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ice age to interglacial period: Greatest climate change


July 24th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 24 (IANS) The greatest climate change ever recorded by the world over the last 100,000 years has been the transition from the ice age to the warm interglacial ... Read more...

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Babies of HIV-positive women show exposure to antiretrovirals


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Hair and blood samples from three-month-old infants born to HIV-positive mothers surprisingly show exposure, both in the womb and from breast-feeding, to the antiretroviral drugs being ... Read more...

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Scientists decode brain activity of monkeys


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists were able to "see" that two monkeys were planning to tackle the same task differently, even before they moved a muscle, thanks to a decoding ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fat can affect brain’s perception of flavour: Study


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Fat can reduce activity in several brain areas responsible for processing taste, aroma and reward, says the first ever study on the subject.The research, carried out ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Older bees provide clues to fighting dementia’


July 5th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Surprisingly, older honey bees can reverse brain aging or dementia when they take on nest responsibilities handled by much younger bees, according to scientists from a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coffee lowers risk of common skin cancer


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Drinking more coffee could lower the risk of basal cell carcinoma, the commonest form of skin cancer, according to a new study. "Our data indicate that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Try sprinting to shed belly fat


July 1st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 1 (IANS) Want to shed that belly fat? Try sprinting, say Australian researchers.Just 20 minutes of sprints on an exercise bike, three times a week, will do.It ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Low steroid levels tied to heart risks in elderly men’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 24 (IANS) Low levels of a naturally-occurring steroid are tied to an elevated risk of heart and blood-vessel diseases in elderly men, says a new study. The steroid ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Carrots motivate workers, not sticks: Study


June 21st, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Workers seem to respond positively to the promise of reward or carrots, than they do to the threat of punishment or sticks, finds a new study. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Apple compound may help burn fat, reduce obesity


June 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A waxy compound found in apple peel may help reduce obesity and its associated health problems by increasing the amount of muscle and brown fat, two ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rave drug sparks hope for treating Parkinson’s


June 15th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Rave culture's illicit drug 'ecstasy' can help develop drugs that curb involuntary movements in Parkinson's disease, says a study. A team led by a medicinal chemist ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two Bengal professors asked to explain ‘anti-government comments’


June 8th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) Two professors in two government colleges of West Bengal have been issued show cause notices by the higher education department and asked to explain ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Snails clear seaweed to keep coral reefs beautiful


June 4th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Tiny snails keep coral reefs and seashores stunningly beautiful by getting rid of the ugly seaweed that might otherwise crowd them, a study says. "What may ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hubby cuts off wife’s lips, eats them


May 31st, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) An Iranian living in Sweden, suspecting his wife of having an extra-marital affair, chopped off her lips with a knife and ate them. He has been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Firewalls can help hackers break into Facebook, Twitter


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Firewall technology designed to boost security can unwittingly reveal data that could help a hacker break into Facebook and Twitter accounts, a new study says. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Parenting leads to greater happiness


May 18th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning in life than people who have no children, according to a new study. Parents also are happier when ... Read more...

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27-foot crocs roamed east Africa


May 7th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A 27-foot crocodile, capable of swallowing humans, once roamed east Africa, dwarfing even its counterparts in the Nile - the biggest recorded so far, a scientist ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Anticipating SMSes, calls too contribute to car crashes


April 30th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Anticipating calls or text messages too while driving may contribute to car crashes, says a new study which explores how cell phone use is responsible for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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