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Grapefruit juice boosts cancer drugs’ efficacy


August 8th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A glass of grapefruit juice a day could indeed boost the efficacy of cancer drugs, check their side effects and also reduce the cost of the ... Read more...

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Tests identify Earth as moon’s sole parent


March 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The latest evidence based on lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts nixes the theory that a giant collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object resulted in ... Read more...

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First complete sauropod embryo discovered


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered the first complete sauropod embryo, still sheltered inside its egg some 110 million years after it was laid.The egg, uncovered during a Soviet expedition ... Read more...

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Fatal lung vascular disease ’caused by silencing of genes’


June 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Epigenetic gene silencing may hold key to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a fatal lung vascular disease, suggests a new American research.PAH, a syndrome characterized by gradual blockage ... Read more...

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Naked mole rats may offer tips for surviving stroke


December 1st, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): They might be known as nature's most maligned creatures, but naked mole rats have been found to hold vital clues to surviving stroke, say researchers.The study led by ... Read more...

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Girls aware of HPV vaccine’s benefits: US study


October 16th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Majority of girls and young women don't believe the HPV vaccine protects them against other sexually transmitted infections, according to a new study by University of Illinois at ... Read more...

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New computer program uses artificial intelligence to diagnose metastatic cancer


July 29th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): University of Chicago researchers have written a computer program that uses artificial intelligence to diagnose metastatic cancer.The researchers say that the software analyses the features of ultrasound ... Read more...

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Poor, premature babies less likely ready for school


July 20th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Advances in neonatal care enable two-thirds of premature babies born with respiratory problems to be ready for school at the right age. However, those living in poverty are ... Read more...

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Grapefruit juice boosts anti-cancer drug’s effects


April 21st, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Grapefruit juice boosts the anti-cancer effects of the drug rapamycin, a new study has found.In a small, early clinical trial, researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center ... Read more...

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Scientists develop novel mouse model for peanut allergy


January 13th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Chicago researchers have announced the development of new mouse model for food allergy that mimics symptoms generated during a reaction to peanuts.According to the experts at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Practice and sleep help birds learn new songs


December 15th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Chicago researchers have found that the reorganization of neural activity during sleep helps young songbirds to develop the vocal skills they display ... Read more...

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Next Gen lasers and photovoltaics come closer to reality


November 14th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A team of American researchers has moved a step closer to realising much advanced technology for satellite communications and solar power generation by finding a way to ... Read more...

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Senior citizens maltreated by family members, others


August 23rd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Nearly 13 percent of America's senior citizens suffer verbal, fianancial or physical maltreatment at the hands of family members and others, according to a study. The research ... Read more...

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Young children are naturally inclined to feel empathy for others in pain


July 11th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A new study conducted by University of Chicago researchers suggests that children between the ages of seven and 12 are naturally inclined to feel empathy for those ... Read more...

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Gene suppression increases male-male courtship among fruit flies


May 27th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that inactivating a young gene known as sphinx increases male-male courtship among fruit flies, say University of Chicago researchers.The study was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People with cardiac arrest more likely to die if admitted on weekend


April 17th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new study has found that patients admitted to the hospital on the weekend after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are more likely to die than those admitted ... Read more...

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Mother was right - food does help build immunity


April 2nd, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by admin
New York, April 2 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered fresh evidence to support what mothers everywhere have long been saying: the immune system needs food to function properly. Working on mice in a ... Read more...

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A little stress helps you learn better


March 17th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 17 (IANS) There is no harm in a bit of stress - in fact, it helps you learn things better. At least that's how it is among squirrels, says ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

People often identify with non-humans to alleviate loneliness


January 19th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 19 (ANI): University of Chicago researchers have found evidence that humans have a tendency to attribute unique man-like characteristics and qualities to nonhuman beings for coping up with the pain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain regions that make sense of speech identified


December 20th, 2007 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 20 (ANI): University of Chicago researchers say that they have identified brain regions where speech sounds are perceived as having abstract meaning, rather than as just a stream of sensory ... Read more...

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Optimism not always good for long-term goals


December 5th, 2007 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 5 (ANI): A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research has revealed that being optimistic is not always beneficial, for it may lead people to make such immediate choices ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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