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Rhodium helpful in checking food adulteration


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
This finding could potentially influence the production of both industrial and commercial air quality sensors."We initially found out by accident that modified rhodium reacts in a colourful way to different ... Read more...

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Now, an ‘electronic nose’ that can sniff out cancer from patient’s breath!


April 20th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
The highly sophisticated device can detect even malignant head and neck cancer tumors, which are often hard to diagnose.The 'Nano Artificial Nose' or Na-Nose has been tested on a small sample group, ... Read more...

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Post-stroke depression increases dependency


March 16th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Stroke survivors who are depressed may be more likely to lose some of their capability to function normally, a new study has found.Although as many as a third ... Read more...

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Why obesity can increase risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes


January 21st, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists have found that fat is associated with some distinctive chemical changes in the DNA.This finding may help explain why obesity can increase the risk for chronic problems ... Read more...

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Now, ‘intelligent’ wrapping that will tell you when food’s going bad!


January 7th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 07 (ANI): British scientists have created an intelligent food wrapping that changes colour if the contents are going bad.The smart plastic packaging has the ability to detect when meat, fish ... Read more...

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Compound in carrots, peppers boosts brain health


October 14th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A plant compound found in carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile helps reduce age-related inflammation in the brain and memory deficits, according to a new ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia drug ’shrinks brain’


June 7th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 07 (ANI): Researchers have found that haloperidol, a commonly-prescribed antipsychotic drug, temporarily reduces the size of a part in brain linked to movement and coordination within two hours of intake.However, ... Read more...

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Eye tests of cattle may help detect mad cow disease


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A peek into the eyes of cattle may become the basis for a long-sought test to detect infection with the agent that causes Mad Cow Disease, say scientists.That ... Read more...

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Gum disease treatment may lower blood sugar levels in diabetics


May 12th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The treatment of serious gum (periodontal) disease in diabetics with Type 2 diabetes may lower their blood sugar levels, a new study suggests.Published in the latest issue of ... Read more...

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Our bodies make their own morphine


April 27th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Human bodies may possess the biochemical machinery to produce a small but steady amount of natural morphine, according to a new study.In the study, it was shown ... Read more...

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Ocean acidification intensifying: Study


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are causing ocean acidification to progress at an unprecedented rate, a new American research has found.According to the summary of a congressionally requested study ... Read more...

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Now, enjoy coffee without getting heartburn


March 24th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Do stomach irritations prevent you from enjoying your daily cup of coffee? Now, scientists have identified several substances that may be among the culprits responsible for brewing up ... Read more...

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Humidity degrades vitamins stored in bathrooms, kitchens


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study by Purdue University has shown that high humidity present in bathrooms and kitchens degrades the vitamins and health supplements stored in those rooms, even if ... Read more...

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Now, a machine that can smell if you have cancer


February 21st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): British scientists have invented a machine which can "smell" cancer.Brainchild of academics at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire, the Breathotron detects chemical changes in a patient's breath, which doctors ... Read more...

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Blood test to detect schizophrenia by year-end


January 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) A simple blood test for diagnosing schizophrenia, the most serious form of mental illness, could be available by the year-end, according to a new study. The disorder, with symptoms ... Read more...

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Now, blood test for schizophrenia


January 21st, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Schizophrenia diagnosis is set to become easier as a blood test will be available this year to detect the neuropsychiatric disorder, according to a reputed weekly newsmagazine of ... Read more...

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Cuddly platypus can deliver a real nasty sting


January 15th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Duck-billed platypus, a semi aquatic mammal, is a soft and cuddly creature, but can also knock you senseless if you venture too close. The males can deliver a ... Read more...

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Chemical composition of duck-billed platypus’ venom unravelled


January 14th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists claim to have unravelled the chemical composition of duck-billed platypus' venom, which causes immediate, excruciating pain, leaving victims incapacitated for weeks.They deciphered the chemical composition of the ... Read more...

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Scientists trace link between Alzheimer’s, heart failure


November 16th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have figured out the link between Alzhemier's disease and chronic heart failure, two leading causes of death. A team of US, Canadian and Italian bio-chemists and cardiologists, led ... Read more...

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Changes in brain chemicals modify infant learning process


October 27th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new American study has pointed out the chemical changes in the brain that transform the learning process of infants.Psychologist Gordon A. Barr of The Children's Hospital of ... Read more...

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Sediments show climate changes in remote Arctic lake a result of human activities


October 20th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): A new study has determined that an analysis of sediment cores indicates that biological and chemical changes occurring at a remote Arctic lake are unprecedented over the ... Read more...

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Scientists map human odours for diagnostics, crime prevention


October 15th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Each of the world's 6.7 billion people has a signature body odour. Now scientists are tracking down those odiferous arches for diagnosing diseases and crime prevention. Scientists are ... Read more...

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Soon, ‘human odourprint’ based technology to sniff out criminals


October 15th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Police long have used trained dogs to sniff out human scents in pursuing criminals. Now, scientists are trying to decipher the chemistry of human odour to develop technology ... Read more...

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Good sense of smell makes for more sympathetic individuals


October 13th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): People who have a very sharp sense of smell also have the ability to empathise with others' emotion, a new study has revealed.Many animals detect subtle chemical ... Read more...

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Global mass extinction 250 million years ago triggered fungus explosion


October 5th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 5 (ANI): A new study has determined that the world's worst mass extinction 250 million years ago was the trigger for a fungus explosion, which puts to rest the idea ... Read more...

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Novel eye drops may reverse glaucoma symptoms


August 6th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): In an Italian study, researchers have found that a new type of medicated eye drop may be able to reverse symptoms of glaucoma.Glaucoma, the world's leading cause of ... Read more...

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Study links depression to accumulation of visceral fat


April 29th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): In a new study, Rush University Medical Center scientists have shown that depression is linked with the accumulation of visceral fat - the kind of fat packed between ... Read more...

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Bacon sandwiches get winning taste, smell from chemical reaction in the meat


April 6th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 6 (ANI): Bacon sandwiches derive that winning combination of taste and smell from a complex chemical interaction in the meat, according to a study.Elin Roberts, science communications manager at ... Read more...

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Childhood victims may carry chemical changes to DNA into adulthood


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
London, February 23 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has shown that childhood abuse victims can carry chemical changes to their DNA into adulthood. Study ... Read more...

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Cooking may have given humans edge over apes by reducing energy cost of eating


February 14th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): A study presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science''s annual meeting in Chicago this week suggested that cooking gave humans an evolutionary edge over ... Read more...

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Alpine ice man was bludgeoned and then shot, say experts


February 9th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Feb 9 (DPA) The famous Alpine ice man, whose 5,000-year-old mummified body was discovered in a melting glacier, was bludgeoned and then finished off with an arrow by prehistoric assailants, according ... Read more...

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Dirty secret behind passionate kiss revealed


February 8th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): Ummmms and aaahhhs are not the only co-partners of kissing, for a passionate lip-lock unleashes a chain of chemical changes that really turn your head, claims a ... Read more...

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Human cells remember bad diets, manifest after-effects for long


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Human cells can 'remember' and reproduce the effect of a poor diet on the body, perhaps helping explain why obesity and some diseases run in families for generations. ... Read more...

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Mars clay layer cake adds to evidence of the red planets watery past


August 8th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a Martian layer cake of clay minerals sliced open by an ancient channel adds to evidence of the red planets watery ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug may reduce insomnia, carvings in alcoholics


August 4th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have found that an epilepsy drug might reduce insomnia, and help alcoholics become sober again.Alcoholics are highly likely to suffer from chronic ... Read more...

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