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Recalling an event alters details


September 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Every time you remember an event from the past, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the later recall of the event, says a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Venom from snakes could save lives too’


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) Snake venom could become the source of life-saving drugs for cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, according to an Australian research.Gavin Huttley from The John Curtin ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women tend to clam up when outnumbered


September 19th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Women tend to clam up when they are outnumbered by men, especially in group discussions to solve problems, suggests a new study."Women have something unique and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have found a way of harnessing ultrasound waves for non-invasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations.Ultrasound - sound waves with frequencies ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Parental divorce stokes stroke risk three-fold in males: Study


September 14th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Parental divorce triggers stroke risk by three times in males, especially if the event takes place before they turn 18, as compared to peers from intact ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Discovery shows statins could fight cancer


September 14th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A new discovery linking cholesterol with cancer shows how cholesterol busting drugs, or statins, can prevent cancer or supplement its existing treatments.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Smartphone users reject apps over privacy issues


September 6th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sept 6 (IANS) Smartphone users are rejecting or uninstalling some apps because of concerns over intrusive nature of collecting personal information, according to a US survey.The Pew Internet Project ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sleep disorders are early signs of Alzheimer’s


September 6th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) A pattern of disturbed sleep could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, suggest scientists.Working on a mouse model, researchers from the Washington University School ... Read more...

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Dining with friends can make you fat


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Dining with a friend could be bad for those on a diet - it tempts you into eating unhealthy dishes from the menu, just to keep ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Flu transmitted before symptoms appear, says study


August 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Flu virus can be transmitted even before the appearance of their symptoms as experiments with ferrets (European polecat) have shown, according to a study.If applied to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Overly shy kid is slow learner too


August 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Overly shy preschool children show the slowest gains in learning skills as compared to chatty and boisterous peers, according to psychologists."Everybody wants his child to be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stressed mice sire anxious daughters


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Could some traits pass to daughters and escape sons altogether? Researchers at the Tufts University School of Medicine have evidence from experiments on mice to support ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Shrew like rat species lives off earthworms


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) A new shrew like rat species, unearthed in a remote rainforest, cannot chew or gnaw but lives exclusively on earthworms.The species Paucidentomys vermidax, found in the ... Read more...

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Hyenas innovative in problem solving


August 9th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans and now researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.The study presented steel puzzle boxes ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New ’spray-on skin’ heals ulcers faster: Study


August 5th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) A 'spray-on skin' can speed up healing of chronic ulcers by 50 percent, a new study suggests.The spray quickly healed venous leg ulcers (the most ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Strong hearts help kids secure higher grades


August 5th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Having a healthy heart and lungs may help middle school students secure higher grades in math and reading, says a new research."Cardiorespiratory fitness was the only ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gopinath Pradhan is new IGNOU vice-chancellor


August 1st, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Gopinath Pradhan is the new vice- chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), a statement released here said Wednesday.Sixty-year-old Pradhan joined IGNOU in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Stroke hits women harder than men, says study


July 26th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 25 (IANS) A stroke in any form hits women harder than men, robbing them of the very meaning of life, says a study from Sweden.Researchers at Danderyd Hospital, ... Read more...

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Babies of HIV-positive women show exposure to antiretrovirals


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Hair and blood samples from three-month-old infants born to HIV-positive mothers surprisingly show exposure, both in the womb and from breast-feeding, to the antiretroviral drugs being ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Iron supplements lower fatigue in non-anaemic women


July 10th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, July 10 (IANS) Iron supplements lowered fatigue by almost 50 percent in women who are low in iron but not anaemic.Symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, dizziness, pallor, hair ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New approach to minimise skin scarring


July 9th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 9 (IANS) Ugly scars whether from surgery or battle wounds can affect both body and mind. New research offers a strategy to smooth out scarring."Scars can be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Reduced sea ice, warming elevate Arctic temperatures


July 8th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Melting sea ice and global warming are elevating Arctic temperatures up to four times faster than the global average, according to latest research.Ian Simmonds, professor from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists develop robotic legs that mimic human gait


July 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Researchers have designed a robotic set of legs which they believe is the first to mimic the human gait accurately.The neural (nerve cell) architecture, musculoskeletal architecture ... Read more...

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Warm-up exercise helps tiny shrews survive icy waters


July 5th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
This behaviour is unexpected because lower body temperatures enable diving mammals to stay underwater for longer. Heating up doesn't make sense as animals use up oxygen more quickly when they are ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Diabetes drug may elevate bladder cancer risk


July 4th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 4 (IANS) Pioglitazone, a drug commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes, may also elevate bladder cancer risk, says a new Canadian research. In a bid to link pioglitazone ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Global warming spurs spread of toxic bugs, says study


July 4th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 4 (IANS) Global warming may be spurring the spread of Cyanobacteria, one of the most primitive of bugs, while causing them to produce greater amounts of toxins, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian plant extracts may help treat diabetes


July 4th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated some Indian and Australian medicinal plant extracts that could potentially help manage diabetes. Researchers from Australia's Swinburne University of Technology have investigated 12 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Self-distancing can help you quell anger


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) When someone makes you angry, pretend you're viewing the scene from a distance as an observer rather than as a participant, which would help you dissipate ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene behind tomato’s colour, taste decoded


June 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Many shoppers may find that those perfect, red tomatoes on the shelves are a wee bit less tasty than the home-grown variety, but now reserachers have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists locate new mineral in meteorite


June 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) An exploding fireball tore through the sky over Mexico, scattering thousands of pieces of meteorite across the state of Chihuahua in 1969. Recently, scientists from the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lighting up your innards for incision-less surgery


June 27th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) If only doctors could operate without ever having to cut through your tissues or even diagnosing cancer, simply by seeing tumours inside with a tool as ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Global warming will push up sea level


June 25th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, June 25 (IANS) Sea levels worldwide are expected to rise by several metres in the coming centuries if global warming continues unabated. A study by a university in The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Ageing not linked to drop in testosterone levels’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Ageing, surprisingly, may have little to do with a gradual drop in testosterone levels, but is more likely to result from a man's behavioural and health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Carrots motivate workers, not sticks: Study


June 21st, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Workers seem to respond positively to the promise of reward or carrots, than they do to the threat of punishment or sticks, finds a new study. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jay Z in copyright lawsuit


June 21st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Singer Jay Z has been sued for copyright infringement.The singer has been sued by author Patrick White of stealing portions of his writing ... Read more...

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