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Dietary supplements can elevate cancer risk: Study


May 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Supplements such as beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid, quaffed at much higher levels than their recommended daily doses, are most likely to elevate the risk of ... Read more...

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One sent to jail for assaulting Bengal scientist, daughter


April 19th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) A West Bengal court Thursday sent a man to three days' police custody for allegedly assaulting a retired scientist and molesting his daughter."Gautam Pal has been ... Read more...

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Life expectancy influences major decisions


April 10th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) The belief in how long you will live may subconsciously influence major decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child or attending university."Life expectancy might ... Read more...

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Kerala to give ayurveda highest priority


February 15th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) The six-day long Global Ayurveda Festival that concluded here Tuesday saw the Kerala government giving its assurance that it will do everything possible to promote ayurveda ... Read more...

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Scientists crack protein code of killer parasite


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers have cracked the protein code of a malaria parasite that killed 655,000 people in 2010.The protein is an enzyme that Plasmodium falciparum - the protozoan ... Read more...

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Old theory could help in noise protection


December 4th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) A relook at a 150-year-old theory could open the way to better noise protection. Andrew Bell from the Research School of Biology, Australian National University (ANU), ... Read more...

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California varsity woos Indian students


November 4th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The University of California - Irvine (UCI) has launched courses in engineering and biology in a bid to attract Indian students, a statement said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Microdots could help combat poaching


October 14th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) Microdots, originally developed to track stolen cars, will now help track wasps the same way. The method could prove helpful in tracking elephant tusks and rhinoceros ... Read more...

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Now steps taken in labs to create ‘inorganic life’


September 18th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have taken tentative steps towards creating 'life' from inorganic chemicals, which may later become 'inorganic biology'.Lee Cronin, who teaches chemistry at the College of Science ... Read more...

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Molecular evidence sheds light on women’s depression


September 18th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Molecular changes have been detected in the brains of highly depressed women, which will help in a better understanding of mental illnesses, researchers said.Although women ... Read more...

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Shrimps ‘rumble’ to keep predators at bay


September 9th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) How do shrimps on the ocean floor communicate to keep predators at bay, entice mates and protect their homes?Mantis shrimps make noise, seemingly in individual 'voices', ... Read more...

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Consumers willing to pay more in relaxed state


July 29th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Consumers are willing to pay more for a product in a relaxed frame of mind than they otherwise would.Columbia Business School business and marketing professor Michel ... Read more...

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Student approaches court to flunk her exam


July 23rd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) A Class 12 student from West Bengal's East Midnapore district took calculated risk when she crossed her mathematics exam paper, hoping to fail in it.But she ... Read more...

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Elusive memory molecule identified


June 27th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Do you have a tough time figuring out where you placed your car keys or recalling names at a cocktail party? Researchers have now pinpointed the ... Read more...

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Brain-like computing power edges close to reality


June 24th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) A new technique patterned on the human brain is likely to revolutionise computing power by performing at lightning speed and cutting down energy consumption. The research ... Read more...

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Eating dirt may have health benefits


June 8th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dirt is associated with filth so people are sometimes disgusted when they realize that some people out of instinct eat dirt. It might not be such ... Read more...

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Optogenetics could one day be used to treat Parkinsons


May 4th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The invention of optogenetics tools has literally shed light on how our brains work, providing hope for a new treatment for neurological disorders such as Parkinsons.These 'tools' take ... Read more...

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Why some birds baby sit others’ offspring


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 3 (IANS) Why some birds help raise offspring which aren't their own has been an endearing mystery. But it now turns out that they may be doing so ... Read more...

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Viruses can boost solar-cell efficiency: MIT study


April 26th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): MIT researchers have enlisted tiny viruses to help assemble solar cells and make significant improvements in their power-conversion efficiency.Graduate students Xiangnan Dang and Hyunjung Yi - working with ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes produce proteins to fight stress from hot blood meals


April 26th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A new study has found that mosquitoes produce heat shock proteins to help them handle the stressful spike in body temperature during and after their hot blood meals. ... Read more...

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Humpback whales use unique compass mechanism for navigation


April 20th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A new research has suggested that humpback whales may have a unique compass mechanism, which helps them maintain remarkably straight movements for weeks across thousands of kilometres of ... Read more...

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Like humans, chimps too give birth to backward-facing babies


April 20th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): The pattern of childbirth, long thought to be a unique feature to humans - the arrival of the baby facing backwards relative to its mother - has now ... Read more...

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Bipolar-disorder related mood swings can be predicted


April 19th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the future mood swings of people with bipolar disorder can be predicted by their current thoughts and behaviour.People with bipolar are prone ... Read more...

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Suicide risk greater for those living at higher altitudes


January 14th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A 20-year analysis of mortality data from counties across the United States has found that living at higher altitudes may be a risk factor for suicide.The study was ... Read more...

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Same-sex parents ‘are more egalitarian than heterosexual parents’


December 29th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 29 (ANI): A new survey has shown that when it comes to dividing household tasks and parenting responsibilities, same-sex partners are more egalitarian than heterosexual parents.Where lesbian couples are concerned, ... Read more...

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When it comes to choosing a mate, the eyes have it


December 14th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Queen's University researchers have traced the difference in the way males and females of the same species of vertebrate see things-especially to choose their mate.Shai Sabbah led a ... Read more...

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Just One Cigarette Can Harm, Report By U.S. Surgeon General Reveals


December 10th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report that was released by a surgeon in United States highlights more disturbing details about the risk that smoking poses to health. The recently released ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the biology of autism


November 12th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered a new window of opportunity for successful autism therapy.Alysson Muotri and colleagues made the discovery by first transforming adult ... Read more...

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I’m 16! Have a long way to go: Ananya Chatterjee (Interview)


November 3rd, 2010 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) She jokes that she is 16! But Bengali actress Ananya Chatterjee is dead serious when she says she has a long way to go. Sheer ... Read more...

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Biology fascinates Alicia Keys


October 29th, 2010 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Singer Alicia Keys has developed new obsession with biology ever since she has given birth to her first son Egypt.The "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" hitmaker can't ... Read more...

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Researchers find the ‘liberal gene’


October 29th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have discovered that a gene called “DRD4” or “the liberal gene” is responsible for particular ideologies. The new work was contained in the journal The ... Read more...

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Oz scientists open new window on brain by investigating nose stem cells


October 27th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Australian scientists have found that stem cells picked from deep within the nose are similar to the ones found in the brain.Research team of the Griffith University ... Read more...

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Wanted: A team to look for Bigfoot


October 10th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) A research association in China has launched a global recruitment drive to form a team to search for the legendary and elusive ape-like creature called Bigfoot.The Hubei Wild ... Read more...

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Racial disparities in head, neck cancer more to do with society than biology


September 27th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that head and neck cancer outcomes associated with race may be more closely linked to social and behavioural factors than biological differences, especially ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind cleft palate development found


September 15th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new mechanism that explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), a disorder that causes cleft palate and other malformations in the ... Read more...

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