biological mechanisms

Kirtan Kriya meditation good at beating stress


July 25th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Six months after researchers showed how a specific yoga involving daily meditation cut down stress levels of those caring for Alzheimer's and dementia patients now know ... Read more...

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Hidden DNA code more influential than our genes


September 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The "hidden" DNA code may be far more influential than our genes, passing down new biological traits more rapidly than previously thought.The study throws up the ... Read more...

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Stress, depression linked to shorter survival in cancer patients


April 29th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Till date, the biological mechanisms behind stress affecting tumour's ability to grow and spread in cancer patients were not well understood.Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center find ... Read more...

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Gene linked to alcohol consumption identified


April 5th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered a gene that appears to play a role in regulating how much alcohol people drink.According to the researchers, finding a common ... Read more...

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Routine periodic fasting good for health, heart


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Routine periodic fasting may help promote health and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a new study.Cardiologists with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have ... Read more...

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Depression linked to chronic brain inflammation


October 21st, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have said that chronic depression originates from more ancient mechanisms used by the body to deal with physical ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drug enhances perceptual learning in healthy adults


September 17th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that a drug commonly prescribed to Alzheimer's disease patients boosts perceptual learning in healthy adults.In a new study, ... Read more...

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Why drug users become addicts


June 25th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A typical drug user's transition to addiction could result from a persistent impairment of synaptic plasticity in a key structure of the brain, suggests a new French study. ... Read more...

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Key to get estrogen’s benefits without cancer risk found


June 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the key to gain cardiovascular benefits of estrogen without increasing cancer risk.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pinpointed a set of biological mechanisms through ... Read more...

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Biological reason behind why depression hits women more than men


June 16th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Cell signals may hold the key to why depression and other stress-related psychiatric disorders are more common among women compared to men.In a study of stress signaling systems ... Read more...

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Novel mechanism may help turn off cancer growth in humans


June 8th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Despite being different organisms, plants and animals share a surprising number of biological mechanisms. Now, a plant biologist at Tel Aviv University says that one of these mechanisms ... Read more...

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Drug that could turn soldiers into super-survivors


January 28th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Enduring natural disasters, wars or terrorist attacks could soon be a cakewalk, for scientists have now found a drug that could virtually turn an injured person into a ... Read more...

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How butterflies navigate using Earth’s magnetic field


January 26th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Neurobiologists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) in US have linked two related photoreceptor proteins found in butterflies to animal navigation using the Earth's magnetic ... Read more...

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Bugs help mothers protect kids from allergies


December 28th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) A pregnant woman's exposure to bugs may protect her child from developing allergies later in life, says a new study. Researchers find that exposure to environmental bacteria triggers ... Read more...

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Eating fruits, veggies can make you look sexy!


November 17th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Eating vegetables and fruits can make you look attractive, says a new study, which showed that a healthy diet is crucial to achieving the most desirable complexion.In the ... Read more...

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Blood counts may provide clues to human disease


October 12th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Researchers claim to have uncovered the basis of genetic variations vital to the formation of blood cells, which can have a significant impact on common human diseases.Blood ... Read more...

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Gene linked with language, speech, reading disorders identified


August 28th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): An international group of American and Spanish researchers have identified a new candidate gene for Specific Language Impairment.Mabel Rice at the University of Kansas, Shelley Smith of University ... Read more...

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Smoking mums-to-be putting future generations at increased health risk


August 25th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Mums-to-be who smoke are not only putting their unborn child at increased health risk but future generations also, according to a new study.Researchers at the Keck School of ... Read more...

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Diets bad for the teeth may be harmful for the body too


July 10th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Dental disease may be a warning that the high-glycemic diet that led to dental problems in the short term may, in the long term, cause harm to the ... Read more...

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Bonding with friend uplifts mood


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Feeling emotionally close to a friend boosts levels of the hormone progesterone, promoting well-being and reducing anxiety and stress, according to a new study. "This study establishes progesterone as ... Read more...

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Why dishing with a friend gives you such relief


June 3rd, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Dishing with a friend does wonders for a woman's emotional state, but the scientific basis behind this phenomenon has been unknown to date.A University of Michigan study has ... Read more...

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Brain mechanism behind confidence while making choices unravelled


May 8th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): People tend to judge their confidence while making choices several times a day, and now researchers have uncovered the biological mechanisms behind the belief that a choice is ... Read more...

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Does missing a cup of coffee give you a headache?


May 4th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Stopping daily caffeine consumption produces changes in cerebral blood flow velocity that are most likely related to caffeine withdrawal symptoms including headache, drowsiness and decreased alertness, according to ... Read more...

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Why ‘coffee withdrawal’ leads to pounding headache


May 2nd, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Suffering from pounding headache, fatigue just because you missed your morning coffee? Well, you're not the only one to experience such caffeine withdrawal symptoms. Now, scientists have tried ... Read more...

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Worms that dazzle the sea with a ‘green glow’


April 2nd, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC (University of California) San Diego have uncovered key clues about bioluminescent worms in the sea that produce a green glow ... Read more...

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Genes linked to spinal disc degeneration identified


March 13th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Researchers from University of Alberta have identified certain genes responsible for spinal disc degeneration.Michele Crites-Battie and Tapio Videman, in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, have discovered eight ... Read more...

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Links between Blood Group


March 11th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
On Tuesday the researchers said from a studying explain the causes of the deadliest kinds of cancer. According to the study people with Blood Type O have a much lower risk for ... Read more...

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Kids with older fathers are less intelligent


March 8th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Are you delaying fatherhood? Well, then you should reconsider your family plan, for a new study has found that kids with older dads perform badly in intelligence ... Read more...

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Hallucinogen used in shamanic rituals linked to hyperactivity


February 13th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) A hallucinogenic compound found in a plant native to South America and used in shamanic rituals regulates a mysterious protein that is possibly linked with hyperactivity. The finding ... Read more...

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Novel tumour suppressor for lung cancer identified


January 6th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have identified a new tumour suppressor that may help in the development of more targeted drug therapies to fight lung ... Read more...

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Justice is ”hard-wired” into the brain


December 12th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): Fairness is more than just a dogma, it''s an emotion hard-wired in the human brain, claims a new study, which has shown that the brain uses different ... Read more...

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Attending religious services cuts death risk by almost 20 percent


November 20th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Attending religious services can reduce mortality risk by approximately 20 percent, a new study from Yeshiva University has revealed.The research team led by Eliezer Schnall, Ph.D., clinical ... Read more...

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Antibody that can reduce food craving, expand calorie burn identified


October 28th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research have identified an antibody that works against the gastric hormone ghrelin, which has been linked to weight gain and fat storage through ... Read more...

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Smokers with ADHD at higher risk of serious nicotine addiction


October 22nd, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Young smokers with attention deficient hypersensitivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of becoming seriously addicted to nicotine, according to a new study.Massachusetts General Hospital researchers ... Read more...

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How a massage helps speed up exercise-induced injury healing unravelled


August 13th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Ohio State University researchers are using animal models to identify the mechanism behind how a massage helps speed up recovery amongst athletes following intense exercise and injury. ... Read more...

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