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Altruism varies under different conditions


May 1st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Altruism wears different hats under different circumstances, says a new math model that pinpoints the conditions favouring one form of altruism over another.The model predicts that ... Read more...

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Salmonella bugs could prevent food poisoning


April 13th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The discovery of a "hypervirulent" Salmonella strain could help potentially prevent food poisoning outbreaks, a study reveals.Previous efforts to find hypervirulent strains were unsuccessful since bugs ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global warming to flood low lying areas more frequently


February 27th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Projected increases in sea-levels and storm intensities triggered by climate change is likely to flood low lying areas more frequently, a study reveals. Researchers from Princeton ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Insects watch skies to navigate


January 18th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) How do insects such as butterflies, locusts and fruit flies navigate thousands of miles so precisely with only the unchanging sky in the foreground? Researchers now ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Some fatty acids can be beneficial too


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Excessive consumption of a fat-rich diet could be fuelling the obesity epidemic in the US and other parts of the world. But not all fats are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why does return journey seem ending quickly?


September 1st, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Ever thought why at times the back journey from any place seems shorter than previously felt, despite both the distances being same?A research has shown it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Neanderthal burial ground suggests they practiced funeral rituals


April 21st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): The discovery of a possible Neanderthal burial ground has suggested that they practiced funeral rituals and possessed symbolic long before modern humans.According to a Quaternary International paper, evidence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Acute anemia ups risk of silent strokes in kids


February 12th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that severely anemic kids, especially those with sickle cell disease, are at a higher risk of having silent strokes.One-quarter to one-third of children ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

E-ciggies ‘are a promising tool to help smokers quit’


February 9th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has found that electronic cigarettes are a promising tool to help smokers quit, producing six-month abstinence rates nearly double those for traditional nicotine replacement products.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Want to be healthy? Exercise outdoor


February 6th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Exercising outdoors does seem to confer mental and physical well being. Researchers from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in Britain with the European Centre for Environment and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study shows reduced Vitamin D absorption in Crohn’s disease patients


January 19th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Boston University researchers have shown that reduced vitamin D absorption in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) may be the cause for their increased risk for vitamin D ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scarlett Johansson To Act In New Alien Flick


December 15th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Scarlett Johansson who is loved by her fans for her acting talent as well as svelte physique is back in news. She is going to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Does ‘coded message in Bible point to Qaeda’s nuclear weapon hideout’?


December 11th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Author Michael Drosnin believes that there are secret, coded messages in the Bible that indicate that Al Qaeda has nuclear weapons in a secret hiding place.Drosnin took out ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Earth may have had water ‘from the day it was born’


November 6th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): A new study claims that Earth may have had water on its surface right since the day the planet came into being.The study suggests that Earth's life-sustaining liquid ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hamster study shows cholesterol-lowering drug shrinks enlarged prostates


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that a cholesterol-lowering drug reduced the enlarged prostates of hamsters to the same extent as a drug commonly used to treat benign ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New research may help patients recover from brain injury


October 6th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): A new study may potentially help people who have lost their ability to remember due to brain injury or disease.By examining how we learn and store memories, scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NZ glaciers melted as European expanded at the end of ice age


September 9th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 9 (ANI): Adding a new clue to how the last ice age ended, researchers have revealed that New Zealand glaciers melted at the same time when European glaciers briefly expanded.For ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Last surviving dodo lived in Oxford?


September 5th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Dodo, an extinct flightless bird that existed in the forests of Mauritius, was last seen in Oxford in Britain, claims a new book. British author Michael Johnson found a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yoko Ono to mark John Lennon’s 70th b’day with Iceland ceremony


August 27th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): Music legend John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is celebrating her late husband with a series of events in Iceland to mark what would have been his 70th birthday. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Elvis supposedly believed in aliens


August 23rd, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The iconic Rock n Roll singer is said to have made more than a few sightings of the UFOs during his life, with his curiosity sparked ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Elvis Presley was obsessed with UFOs


August 17th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley reportedly had a strong belief in extra terrestrial life and claimed to have seen a number of UFOs. The "Suspicious Minds" ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Allergy shots beneficial for some asthmatics, risky for others


August 9th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that allergy shots that reduce symptoms of asthma, use of inhaled medications and allergy-related asthma attacks may have side effects.The side effects could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Runaway General’ McChrystal Summoned by Obama Over ‘Rolling Stone’ Article


June 23rd, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the war in Afghanistan in a very crucial moment, and the entire world seemingly involved in the “Blame Game” it seems a very bad time for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US commander McChrystal derides Vice-President Biden, Holbrooke and envoy


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): America's top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, and his advisors have reportedly ridiculed Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama's Special Envoy to Pakistan and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chemical in banana may inhibit HIV infection


March 17th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) A potent new inhibitor of HIV, derived from bananas, may open the door to new treatments to prevent sexual transmission of HIV, according to a recently published study. Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Some gorillas may eat monkeys


March 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A recent study that found monkey DNA in the feces of wild African mountain gorillas, has hinted that some gorilla species eat monkeys, and are not entirely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Clot busting therapy more critical for female stroke victims


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Women who don't receive a clot-busting drug after a stroke fare worse than men who are not treated, a new study has claimed.The study is published in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

West End play ‘War Horse’ heading for Broadway


February 22nd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Hit West End play 'War Horse', based on a children's book by English author Michael Morpurgo, is heading to Broadway next year.The adaptation of Morpurgo's book about ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dwarf dinos never really grew up at Neverland-like Island in Transylvania


February 12th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that dwarf dinosaurs existed on an island in Transylvania, as well as explained how dinosaurs shrank during the Late Cretaceous at the Neverland-like ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists make stem cells pluripotent using virus-free technique


February 8th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new and easier way to transform stem cells from human fat into induced pluripotent stem cells using virus-free techniques.Experts at the Stanford University School ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elusive ‘hot’ electrons captured in ultra-thin solar cells


December 12th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 12 (ANI): Researchers at Boston College have observed the "hot electron" effect in a solar cell for the first time and successfully harvested the elusive charges using ultra-thin solar cells, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ciggie smoking ‘increases colorectal cancer risk’


December 4th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): People who smoke cigarettes over a long period of time have an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer, says a new study."This provides one more reason not to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female crabs ‘offer sexual favours in exchange for protection’


November 4th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 4 (ANI): An Australian study has found that female fiddler crabs have sex with their male neighbours in exchange for protection against wandering male intruders.Both male and female fiddler crabs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin D2 effectively treats vitamin D deficiency


October 27th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine researchers has shown that 50,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D2, given weekly for eight weeks, effectively ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New imaging technique helps pinpoint tinnitus in brain


October 4th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): American doctors believe that it is possible to pinpoint the area of the brain that is activated when a person suffers from tinnitus, a chronic ringing of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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