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Humans are cancer prone, but chimps are not


August 24th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Chimps and humans share a whopping 96 percent genetic similarity -- surprisingly the simians rarely develop cancer, while their human cousins are particulalry vulnerable.Georgia Tech's Soojin ... Read more...

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Jenny McCarthy splits from boyfriend


August 17th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Model-comedian Jenny McCarthy has split from Brian Urlacher just after four months of dating."Brian and I have decided to turn our romance into an ... Read more...

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Actor Charlie Sheen wants to quit Twitter


July 13th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Charlie Sheen wants to bid adieu to the social networking and microblogging site Twitter. He had made an account with the site last year and ... Read more...

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Charlie Sheen interested in judging ‘American Idol’


July 13th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 13 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen says he would consider joining the judging panel of singing show "American Idol" if the money was good enough."American Idol" is ... Read more...

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Actor Charlie Sheen is ‘up for American Idol’


July 11th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) TMZ reports that actor Charlie Sheen is almost certain to be on the next season of American Idol. The show’s producer – Nigel Lythgoe had said ... Read more...

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Is Charlie Sheen going to be judge on American Idol?


July 11th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports that Charlie Sheen might be a judge on American Idol. According to TMZ, actors Charlie Sheen, who is well known for ‘Two and ... Read more...

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Autistic teenager dies as tanning spray sets off fire


June 29th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) An autistic teenager in Britain died of significant burns after catching fire by self-tanning spray during his birthday party, according to police.Police are probing if the ... Read more...

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Asperger’s no obstacle for young Kolkata inventor (Feature)


May 14th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Asperger's syndrome has never been a disability for Shashank Agarwal. The 20-year-old has invented a light sensitive alarm to monitor tigers, a vertical-axis windmill that can ... Read more...

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Winslet stunned by response to charity project


May 11th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet was amazed when her celebrity friends including actor George Clooney, Ben Stiller and Meryl Streep agreed to pose for photos in ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha takes up bill to include disabled in RTE


April 24th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A bill to include children with disabilities in the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) was taken up by the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.The Right ... Read more...

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Both brain halves vital for problem solving


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 2 (IANS) Whenever we are engaged in a task, one half of our brain is more active than the other -- but some problems require both halves to ... Read more...

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Music therapy to cure patients


December 14th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Dec 14 (IANS) Patients especially those undergoing strenuous therapy and treatment can now look forward to getting healed by ragas and world music, courtesy a musical therapy centre that ... Read more...

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Why human brains can’t get any smarter


December 8th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Human brains can't get any smarter because they seem to have hit an evolutionary roadblock. You can't have too much of a good thing when it ... Read more...

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12-year-old autistic boy hangs himself after being bullied


December 1st, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) A 12-year-old British schoolboy was found hanging at his home after he was reportedly bullied by a group of girls for being autistic, a media ... Read more...

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China, Canada to build Alzheimer’s research centre


October 24th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) A China-Canada joint research centre for child development and the study of Alzheimer's disease will be built at a children's hospital in southwest China, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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South Park do their own take on ‘Asperger’s syndrome’


October 6th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Someone might be doing South Park’s Cartman a whole lot of favor if he is told that Asperger is not “ass-burger.” In the episode titled “Ass ... Read more...

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Brain cells recognise whole face, not parts


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Brain cells or neurons can recognise whole faces, not their parts, enabling us to tell friends from strangers or a sad from a happy face."The finding ... Read more...

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Birth month influences your career choice: Study


September 5th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) A baby's birth month seems to influence his choice of profession later in life, a study suggests. Researchers commissioned by the Office for National Statistics based ... Read more...

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Scientists find genes that make you skinny


September 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Truly blessed are those who always stay skinny no matter what or how many times they eat -- thanks to their genes. A new study says ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate gene behind mental retardation


July 17th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 17 (IANS) With the help of a new sequencing technology, scientists have isolated a gene linked to mental retardation. Mental retardation, also called intellectual disability, denotes certain limitations ... Read more...

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Little babies can make out when you’re sad


July 1st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Three-month-old babies can recognise human voices and make out when your're sad. A UK study shows that the brain areas devoted to processing speech, develop quicker ... Read more...

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Patients’ own cells ‘may shed light into schizophrenia causes’


April 14th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at Penn State University, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and other institutions have successfully recreated a schizophrenic patient's own brain cells, which can be studied safely ... Read more...

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Indonesian clinic alleges that smoking cures cancer


April 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, April 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Indonesian clinic shocked the world when they claimed that they can cure cancer and autism with cigarette smoke. Indonesia has one of the highest rates of smokers ... Read more...

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Autism demands world’s collective attention: UN chief


April 7th, 2011 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has said autism demands the collective attention of the international community.The statement came as Ban addressed a UN panel discussion on ... Read more...

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‘My Name is Khan’ releasing in South Korea this week


March 24th, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan starrer "My Name is Khan" has yet not exhausted exploring every possible market across the globe and its distributor, Fox Star Studios, ... Read more...

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Scientists successful in creating autism like traits in mice


March 22nd, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have successfully created autism-like traits in mice. The scientists managed to achieve the feat after mutating just a single gene.The research was undertaken by researchers ... Read more...

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Here come clues to long-term memory making


March 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) You may recall the exact shade of your beloved's eyes for years. But how do you do it? Answer to the question may have a bearing ... Read more...

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Here’s how people recognize faces


March 17th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique to find out how our brain processes facial identity.They have used an innovative technique called steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) to evaluate ... Read more...

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Man jailed for straightjacketing step-son


March 15th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) A man in Britain has been jailed for three years for shackling and forcing his step-son to wear straitjacket so as to have a sound sleep ... Read more...

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Potential link between immunity, schizophrenia revealed


February 28th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study from UC Davis has indicated that the number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule.The research ... Read more...

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New finding may have implications for schizophrenia, autism


February 10th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A surprising mechanism that controls brain formation has been unveiled by a study from The Scripps Research Institute.The findings have implications for understanding a host of diseases, including ... Read more...

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How the brain learns from mistakes


February 9th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): University of Basel scientists have identified a protein that plays a major role in forming the right kind of connections in the rapidly growing brain of newborn mammals.The ... Read more...

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New study may provide clues to treating a variety of mental disorders


January 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study by the University of Missouri Brain Imaging Center (BIC) may provide researchers clues to treating a variety of mental disorders.In an effort to understand ... Read more...

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Clinic Re-opens After Hyperbaric Chamber Blast In 2009


January 24th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A controversial clinic in Florida named Neubauer Hyperbaric Neurologic Center has once again opened its doors for patients. The clinic that claims to offer relief to ... Read more...

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Courtship affects gene expression in flies


January 13th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that courtship behaviors may be far more influenced by genes than previously thought.Scientists from Texas made an important step toward understanding human mating ... Read more...

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