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Scientists discover what could be heaviest stable antinucleus


April 25th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered a new particle, also known as the anti-alpha, which could be the heaviest antinucleus ever detected.Members of the international STAR collaboration ... Read more...

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Cocaine-addicted people show heightened response to drug-related images


April 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of comparisons with a matched control ... Read more...

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‘Wearable’ PET scanner may help study brain function in moving animals


March 14th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Studying brain function and behaviour in fully awake, moving animals may soon be possible thanks to a new 'wearable,' portable PET scanner developed for rats.Scientists from the U.S. ... Read more...

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The mere sight, smell of food hikes dopamine levels in binge eaters


March 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has revealed that just the mere sight or smell of food elevates dopamine - a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation - ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on cellular basis of depression


February 24th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified hyperactive cells in a tiny brain structure that may play an important role in depression.The research, conducted in rats, is helping to reveal a ... Read more...

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Young Folks Crave Self-Esteem Even More Than Sexual Activities, As Per A New Psychological Study


January 12th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 12, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Young people crave to experience boosts to their self-esteem more than they desire even sexual activities and cash, as per a fresh study executed by ... Read more...

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Young People Crave Self-Esteem More Than Sex, Researchers Say


January 12th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Ohio State University researchers have come up with a new study, which says that the young generation crave for self-esteem more than sex. The researchers ... Read more...

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For young people, sex and paychecks come after self-esteem


January 7th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that college students valued boosts to their self-esteem more than any other pleasant activity they were asked about, including sex, favorite foods, ... Read more...

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Engineered plants ‘could be turned into green plastics someday’


November 9th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a plant that produces industrially relevant levels of compounds that could potentially be used to make plastics."The raw materials for most precursors currently come from ... Read more...

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Transparent conductive material paves way for power-generating windows


November 4th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have fabricated transparent thin films capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area.The material, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's ... Read more...

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Scientists discover key difference in ‘kiss of death’ sequence of TB bacteria


October 18th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a key difference in the way human cells and Mycobacterium tuberculosis ... Read more...

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Boffins unravel secret of ancient Mayan dye’s longevity


July 31st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Taking a cue from a Mayan pigment - a brilliant blue colour that still adorns the walls of their ancient temples - scientists have developed a new dye ... Read more...

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Structure of nature’s ‘light switch’ deciphered


June 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Scientists have deciphered the structure of a molecular 'switch' much like the one plants use to sense light.According to researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven ... Read more...

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Disrupting key structure in TB bacterium could aid in new drug design


May 12th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): In a bid to find new ways to fight tuberculosis (TB), scientists have found that disabling a structure essential to the bacterium's survival could kill the microbes in ... Read more...

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Technique to visualize ‘your brain on drugs’ developed


April 27th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): An imaging protocol that allows scientists to visualize the activity of the brain's reward circuitry in both normal individuals and those addicted to drugs has been developed.The technique ... Read more...

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Scientists discover most massive form of antimatter to date


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists studying high-energy collisions of gold ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) has published evidence of the most massive antinucleus discovered to ... Read more...

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How “nanobubbles” keep water from wetting a super non-stick surface


February 26th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have obtained the first glimpse of miniscule air bubbles that keep water from wetting a super non-stick surface. ... Read more...

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Confinement phenomenon observed for first time in condensed matter


November 30th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 30 (ANI): An international team of scientists have observed for the first time an experimental realization and a proof of confinement phenomenon observed in a condensed matter system.The concept of ... Read more...

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Scientists detect ‘fingerprint’ of high-temp superconductivity above transition temperature


August 28th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): A team of US and Japanese scientists has shown for the first time that the spectroscopic "fingerprint" of high-temperature superconductivity remains intact well above the super chilly temperatures ... Read more...

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Novel study offers new targets for cocaine addiction


May 26th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): When given a psychological test, parts of the brain involved in monitoring behaviours and emotions showed different levels of activity in cocaine users relative to non-drug users, a ... Read more...

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Solar power schemes could protect nature reserves


March 14th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): A scientist has suggested that combining solar power plants with nature reserves could help provide green energy and wildlife conservation.According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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TB bacterium holds secret to how lifes gene switches work


February 7th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 7 (ANI): A group of American scientists have reached very close to finding out what controls the switching on and off of genes that carry out all of life''s ... Read more...

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Scientists identify microbes that can increase plant growth


January 27th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Through work originally designed to remove contaminants from soil, scientists have identified plant-associated microbes that can improve plant growth on marginal land.The findings by the team ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher maps structure of toxin used to reduce wrinkles, calm hyperactive bladder


December 26th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): An Indian-origin researchers at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has announced that his team has determined the atomic-level structure of a deadly toxin ... Read more...

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Anticonvulsant found to block drug-seeking behaviour


November 24th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Experiments on animals conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy''s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown that an anticonvulsant called vigabatrin (GVG) can block drug-seeking ... Read more...

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Why methamphetamine is so addictive and damaging to brain


October 15th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): A study has cast new light on why the drug methamphetamine is very addictive and damaging to the brain. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) ... Read more...

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Ultrafast, power-saving electronics come closer to reality


October 9th, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 9 (ANI): Ultrafast, power-saving electronic devices may have come a step closer to reality with American researchers producing superconducting thin films. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy''s (DOE) ... Read more...

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Addiction drug can help obese shed weight


August 21st, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): A drug that holds promise as a treatment for drug addiction, has been found to cause rapid weight loss in animals, according to a new study. Vigabatrin, a ... Read more...

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Increasingly popular recreational drug gives primates fast and brief high


April 29th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Brain-imaging studies conducted on animals by American scientists have provided clues as to why an increasingly popular recreational drug that causes hallucinations and motor-function impairment in humans ... Read more...

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Gene therapy may cut cocaine addiction


April 17th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): A new study on mice from US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has shown that boosting the brain level of receptors for dopamine, a pleasure-related chemical, ... Read more...

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Supercomputers may soon bring virtual worlds to our doorstep


April 4th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin
London, April 4 (ANI): Supercomputers may soon start creating virtual worlds where a person should be unable to reliably tell whether he was interacting with a man or a machine, says ... Read more...

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Cocaine’s effects on brain metabolism may boost abuse


February 19th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study in mice conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has found that cocaine's effect is not just limited to the dopamine system, ... Read more...

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Heres why overweight people keep eating, despite a full stomach


January 10th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): A new brain-imaging study has found new clues to why some people overeat, despite a full stomach.While examining how the human brain responds to satiety messages delivered when ... Read more...

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More sun exposure may reduce skin cancer risk in some people


January 8th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 8 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and colleagues in Norway has cited that sun exposure may boost up Vitamin-D ... Read more...

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Brain stem cells exceptionally sensitive to cosmic radiation


December 12th, 2007 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 12 (ANI): Keeping in mind the importance of preventing astronauts from harmful effects of space radiation during extended missions to the Moon or Mars, scientists have shown that radiation targets ... Read more...

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