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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...

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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...

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Facebook generates feel good factor


June 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) People love social networks, which is quite obvious from Facebook's 900 million active users and its reputation as one of the most visited websites, second ... Read more...

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Nanostars harnessed to target cancer core


April 9th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists are gaining the upper hand against cancer by developing a simple but specialised nanoparticle that directly targets the nucleus of a cancer cell."Our drug-loaded gold ... Read more...

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Our brains have a ‘rich club’ too


November 6th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Our brains have regions that are "rich" - or highly connected to other parts of the brain - and other parts are subservient to this 'Rich ... Read more...

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How veggies protect against cancer


March 8th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new research by scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown how vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage help reverse or prevent cancers and other ... Read more...

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Callous-unemotional traits help identify kids at risk of antisocial behavior


February 21st, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have highlighted the importance of callous-unemotional traits (CU) in identifying children at risk of antisocial behavior and other adjustment problems.Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Nathalie M.G. Fontaine, ... Read more...

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Archeologists reveal Boston brothel secrets


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 03 (ANI): A team of archaeology students from Boston University are studying Boston's infamous Big Dig construction project to find out what how the residents of one Boston brothel lived.Boston's ... Read more...

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New material makes electricity from waste heat


January 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Northwestern University researchers have come one step closer to generating electricity from heat-generating items such as vehicle exhaust systems, industrial processes and equipment and sun light more efficiently ... Read more...

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Scientists dissect anatomy of conflict in love


January 13th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Some of the most intense or volatile emotions felt by people occur during a conflict in romantic relationships. A research turns the spotlight on how a person perceives ... Read more...

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Strength and stealth, not good looks, rule in evolutionary mating game


December 24th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): One might consider physical appearances to be the top priority for getting a mate, but that's not true, according to a new study.Certain species of South American fish ... Read more...

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How partners perceive each other’s emotion during relationship fight


December 19th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): New research from Baylor University psychologists has shown that how each person perceives the other partner's emotion during a conflict greatly influences different types of thoughts, feelings and ... Read more...

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Rapid diagnostic test for common type of pneumonia developed


December 16th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A technique that can diagnose a common type of pneumonia within minutes, potentially replacing existing tests that can take several days for results, has been developed by University ... Read more...

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TSA body scanners are tipping point for travellers


November 28th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A psychologist has said that the new security measures at the nation's airports are the straws that broke the travellers' backs.UAB psychologist Josh Klapow, a professor in the ... Read more...

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Compound found in liquorice root could treat brain diseases


November 14th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Compound found in liquorice root could help prevent or slow down the cell death associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, says a neuroscientist at ... Read more...

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Child-mother interactions study to pave for robots with social skills


October 29th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Researchers are studying infant-mother interactions and working to implement their findings in a baby robot capable of learning social skills.The first phase of the project by University ... Read more...

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Scientists solve mystery of massive, not-so-bright large star


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Astronomers have been baffled over an exceptionally massive black hole that is travelling around a massive star in an unusually tight orbit. Also odd, the star is not ... Read more...

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Critical ‘traffic engineer’ of the nervous system found


September 9th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 9 (ANI): Researchers have identified a critical enzyme that keeps traffic flowing in the right direction in the nervous system-a feat that could pave the way for new treatments for ... Read more...

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P300 brain waves can help accurately predict terror attacks


August 1st, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) A technology based on P300, an electrical brain wave response, can help scientists peer into the mind of a terrorist to know how, when and where the next ... Read more...

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Behavioural economic analysis may help understand craving for booze


July 15th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Behavioural economic analysis may lead to an improved understanding of craving for alcohol and other drugs, suggests new research.This method of studying how craving alters the way ... Read more...

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‘Temperature table’ could prevent heat-induced death of kids locked in cars


June 30th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A research team has developed an easy-to-use table of vehicle temperature changes that caution people about deadly consequences of vehicle-related hyperthermia in children.Researchers at the University of Georgia ... Read more...

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Smart 3-D simulation robots developed for Robocup 2010


June 19th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): American scientists have designed intelligent 3-D simulation robots to compete in the Robocup 2010. Ubbo Visser, research associate professor of computer science at University of Miami (UM) College ... Read more...

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Seals’ bodies switch fuel usage as they begin diving


June 6th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): The Weddell seal's body switches fuel usage as the animal turns into a diver from a non-diving pup, a new American research shows.The study, conducted by Baylor ... Read more...

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Reforestation may lower climate change mitigation potential of forests


May 29th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Reforestation and afforestation, the creation of new forests, may lower the potential of forests for climate change lessening, scientists at the University of Oklahoma and the Fudan University ... Read more...

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How kids understand the relationship between human and other animals


May 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): It has long been believed that as children begin reasoning about the biological world, they adopt an 'anthropocentric' stance, favouring humans over non-human animals when it comes to ... Read more...

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Traces of laughing gas could aid search for life on Mars


April 28th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Traces of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere of Mars can contribute to the search for life on the Red Planet, according to a new study.The research in Antarctica ... Read more...

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Non-organic mechanism for production of greenhouse gas discovered in Antarctica


April 26th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): A new research in Antarctica has revealed a non-organic mechanism for the production of nitrous oxide, an important greenhouse gas.A team of scientists, led by biogeochemists from the ... Read more...

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How volcanic ash plumes end up in the jet stream


April 20th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): The area in the atmosphere that pilots prefer to fly in, known as jet stream, is most likely to be impacted by plumes from volcanic ash, according to an ... Read more...

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Mum’s sensitivity may help language growth in autistic kids


February 26th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Maternal sensitivity may influence language development among children who go on to develop autism, say scientists.According to researchers at the University of Miami, maternal responsiveness can predict language ... Read more...

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Common painkiller may ease pain of social rejection


December 23rd, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A common painkiller can serve double duty, easing not just the physical pains of sore joints and headaches, but also the pain of social rejection, according to a ... Read more...

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New, improved anti-fungal compounds developed


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists from Syracuse University have created new brominated furanones that may help to check deadly fungal infections.The drugs may also be effective against the most dangerous fungus Candida ... Read more...

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‘Michelangelo phenomena’: Loved-up couples sculpt each other to achieve ideal selves


December 17th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Partners who support each other's ideal selves go on to have a wonderful relationship together, reveals a new study.The researchers have dubbed it the 'Michelangelo phenomena'.Just as the ... Read more...

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Exposure to everyday germs may prevent diseases in adulthood


December 9th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Parents shouldn't stop their kids from playing in the mud, for a new study suggests that early microbial exposures affect inflammatory processes related to diseases associated with aging ... Read more...

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Researchers unravel ‘runner’s knee’ mystery


November 24th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Researchers have found what causes "runner's knee" or patellofemoral pain syndrome among athletes.The debilitating injury apparently affects one in four physically active people.Darin Padua, Ph.D., associate professor of ... Read more...

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Sleep ‘boosts memory’


November 20th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): For anyone trying to remember a new skill, sleeping on it may be a good advice, says a new study.Scientists carried out an experiment in which sleeping volunteers ... Read more...

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