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Label your fear to get over it


September 5th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Can describing your feelings when you are particularly stressed make you less anxious? A new study suggests it may very well be so.A new psychology study ... Read more...

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New device removes clots from brain


August 27th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) A new device that removes clots from the brain could be a game changer in the treatment of strokes, say researchers.In a recent clinical trial, the ... Read more...

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Sacrificing sleep for study hits academics


August 21st, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Students who sacrifice sleep to devote extra time to studies may be harming their academics.These are the findings of a new longitudinal study by University of ... Read more...

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Underwater vehicle aims to mimic stingrays


July 29th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Engineers are trying to emulate the effortless but powerful swimming motions of stingrays and mantarays by creating their own ray-like machine modelled on nature."They (rays) are ... Read more...

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Solar cells that convert windows into energy producers


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have fashioned a new transparent solar cell that will not only permit windows at homes to generate power but also enable people to see outside.The ... Read more...

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High-fat food hastens pancreatic cancer, says study


June 21st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A fat-rich or high-calorie diet can hasten the onset of pancreatic cancer in humans, says a new study. "Our results showed that in mice, a diet ... Read more...

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Climate change led to mammoth extinction in Russia


June 13th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prehistoric hunters are not to blame for mammoths becoming extinct in Russia's far eastern region, a new joint Russian-American study has said.The reason why mammoths ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Foes seem fearsome when holding a weapon


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Holding a weapon makes men look taller and more muscular, which only confirms what scrawny thugs have long known, new research says.Researchers, led by Daniel Fessler ... Read more...

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Yale University brings Hindi debating to America


March 29th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Students from America's top universities like Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia are all set for a debate on the theme of "Higher education is not worth ... Read more...

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Placebo can trick brain into taking it for real


March 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A placebo, resembling an actual anti-depressant, can "trick" the brain into responding in the same manner as its real counterpart. A new study by the University ... Read more...

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Why meditation makes our brain smarter?


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Meditation does make the brain smarter, allowing it to process information faster and improve decision making, according to the latest study.Eileen Luders, assistant professor at the ... Read more...

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Phone scanner detects if leftover food is safe


March 8th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A mobile phone that can detect whether leftovers in your fridge are safe to eat could be heading to a store near you, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Low levels of Omega fatty acids weaken memory


February 28th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients found in fish -- may weaken memory and also accelerate brain ageing, says a new study."People with lower ... Read more...

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Herb shows promise in counteracting hangover


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) A compound of an ancient herbal medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and consequent hangover, a research team in the ... Read more...

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Scientists can now read our minds


December 26th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) It may seem like something from a science fiction but scientists claim they have found a way to read the human mind.Researchers at University of California-Los ... Read more...

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Occupy protesters confront police across US


December 13th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Police in several US cities confronted Occupy protests aimed and shutting down port facilities as part of a nationwide day of protest in the aftermath of ... Read more...

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Giving benefits both giver and receiver


November 11th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Giving support to a loved one does not only benefit the receiver -- but also the giver."When people talk about the ways in which social support ... Read more...

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Oscar producer Gilbert Cates dies at 77


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Gilbert Cates, the US film and stage director who produced a record 14 Academy Award shows, has died at the age of 77.The famous producer was ... Read more...

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UTV to produce ‘Delhi Belly’ writer’s film


October 7th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Scriptwriter Akshat Verma, who received critical acclaim for his debut project "Delhi Belly", is all set to don the director's hat for a comic-thriller that will ... Read more...

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How ads seduce you


September 21st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Ever wondered how that enticing, full page ad in the magazine made you buy a huge flat screen TV against your better judgement?Ads brainwash you in ... Read more...

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Bad cholesterol feeds brain tumours


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Bad cholesterol fuels the growth of the commonest type of brain cancer, glioblastoma, just as hormones drive the growth of certain breast and prostate cancers.Glioblastomas are ... Read more...

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Brain cells wired to react to animals


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Why do some people pat every furry animal on the street, while others shrink in fright at the sight of a shark or a snake even ... Read more...

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Nursing mothers more aggressive in defending babies


September 1st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Breast-feeding moms seem to protect their infants and themselves far more aggressively than women who bottle feed babies.Breast feeding gives women the extra courage they need ... Read more...

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Synthetic fat limits damage to heart attack victims


August 7th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) A synthetic fat used in treating overdoses of local anaesthetics could also protect heart attack victims. A University of California, Los Angeles study, led by anaesthesiologist ... Read more...

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Scientist converts skin cells into brain cells


July 29th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) A novel way of converting human skin cells directly into functional brain cells is likely to revolutionise regenerative medicine and drug discovery. Sheng Ding's latest research ... Read more...

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Teens growing addicted to junk food


July 29th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) Fast food joints, sprouting up in your neighbourhood, are not healthy signs for your teenaged son or daughter. They tempt and habituate kids into snacking regularly ... Read more...

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Space probe reaches asteroid after four-year journey


July 18th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS/EFE) The space probe Dawn on the weekend finally rendezvoused with the asteroid Vesta, which circles the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, after ... Read more...

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Pesticides near workplace raises Parkinson’s risk: Study


May 28th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) People exposed to pesticides at workplace are at a greater risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder among the aged, a study by the ... Read more...

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Scientists clue into why people suffer poor self-image


May 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have clued on into why some people suffer a poor self-image, seeing themselves as disfigured and ugly even though they may be good looking.The condition ... Read more...

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Exposure to pesticides likely to trigger Parkinson’s


May 27th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Exposure to pesticides near farmland and homes is also likely to trigger Parkinson's, a degenerative disease which brings on shakiness, slowness of movement, depression and sweating, ... Read more...

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Gene harms brain decades before Alzheimer’s outbreak


May 15th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A gene that you carry may begin to damage your brain a full 50 years before Alzheimer's disease shows up, scientists say. In 1993, researchers discovered ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden was located in Pak’s Abbottabad city: 2008 US study


May 4th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4(ANI): A study conducted by a US university in 2008 reveals that there was a high probability Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden staying in Pakistan's Abbottabad city.According to the ... Read more...

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James Franco to do second Ph.D


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Actor James Franco is set to continue his studies in 2012, as he has won a place at the University of Houston, Texas, to pursue his ... Read more...

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Nine mn Americans identify themselves as LGBT: Report


April 8th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 8 (IANS) About nine million people in the US identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), according to a latest report.About 1.8 percent of adults ... Read more...

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Jobless face discrimination when seeking placements


April 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) People out of work continue to face stigma and discrimination when looking for placements.Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and State University of ... Read more...

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