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Vitamin D responsible for difference in blood pressure between ‘Blacks’ and


April 27th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
It is quite evident that high blood pressure is more common amongst Blacks thanWhites and persons with darker skin generally produce less vitamin D, primarily athigher latitudes where UV radiation ... Read more...

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13-year-olds showing signs of middle-aged obesity


October 25th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): A study has revealed that blood vessels of obese children have stiffness normally seen in much older adults with cardiovascular disease.The mean age of the children in Dr. ... Read more...

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Bishop Kenneth Moales Sr. Passes Away After Suffering Heart Attack


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday, Bishop Kenneth Moales Sr, a well known inductee of the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum, breathed his last. He reportedly passed ... Read more...

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Soon, microbes will generate clean energy


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 02 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that microbes could soon be used to convert metallic wastes into high-value catalysts for generating clean energy.Researchers from the School of Biosciences at the University ... Read more...

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Herpes virus can treat head and neck cancer


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Doctors have revealed that with the help of genetically engineered herpes virus they were able to successfully cure patients with head and neck cancer.A London hospital trial of ... Read more...

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Good night’s sleep can make you ‘Guitar Hero’ champ


June 9th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): You can become a pro in "Guitar Hero" after a good sleep, according to a new research.The study indicates that the improvement in performance accuracy on "Guitar Hero ... Read more...

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Diabetes linked to schizophrenia


June 9th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Glitches in insulin function-characteristic in diabetes and obesity - could directly contribute to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, according to researchers.Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have discovered a molecular ... Read more...

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‘Magic bullet’ may help fight ‘untreatable’ cancers


May 19th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope to cancer sufferers currently given no chance of survival - a 'magic bullet' cancer drug that blasts away tumours.The new drug, developed from ... Read more...

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Shark pups born to virgin mothers can survive long-term


January 26th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): New research has revealed that shark pups born to virgin mothers can survive over the long-term.Genetic analysis led by a Field Museum scientist working with numerous colleagues has ... Read more...

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‘Fish memory lasts much more than three seconds’


January 15th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 15 (ANI): The belief that fish have a short memory is wrong, say Australian researchers.They say that fish have a memory that lasts much more than three seconds and are ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D may up risk of heart and stroke-related deaths


January 6th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has found that lack of vitamin D might increase the risk of heart and stroke-related deaths among black Americans.Lead author Dr Kevin Fiscella said a ... Read more...

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Trees in New Zealand evolved camouflage defense against long extinct giant birds


July 25th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that trees in New Zealand have evolved a camouflage defense mechanism to protect themselves from extinct giant birds, providing the first ... Read more...

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Growth factor that can reverse heart-attack damage identified


July 24th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have taken a major step towards regenerating heart tissue after a heart attack, in patients with heart failure, or in children with congenital ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to higher risk of common type of blood cancer


July 21st, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists in California and Arizona have identified a gene variant that that they say nearly doubles the risk of a common type of blood cancer.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Tastier, healthier melons may sweeten your future summer picnics


June 27th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): New varieties of melon, which will be much sweeter and more nutritious than those presently grown, may soon be available in your neighbouring markets, as scientists with Texas ... Read more...

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Australian bushfires like 1500 Hiroshimas, says expert


May 21st, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 21 (ANI): The devastating February bushfires that killed 173 people across Australia generated enough energy to fuel 1,500 atomic bombs, the bushfires royal commission has been told.The Sydney Morning ... Read more...

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Giant sand worms roamed England 260 million years ago


March 16th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): Scientists have come across evidence for the existence of giant sand worms that lived 260 million years ago, in Torbay, UK.The worms, which grew up to 3ft ... Read more...

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Net surfers to create real Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxies


February 17th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Web users across the world are all set to write a real version of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxies, by working together to spot galaxies at ... Read more...

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Shakespeares sweet smelling rose given different smell by scientists


December 23rd, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 23 (ANI): Shakespeares suggestion that calling a rose by any other name would not change its sweet smell may not be true anymore, for scientists say that the flowers ... Read more...

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Biomarkers that could help detect fatal forms of malaria identified


December 8th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
xWashington, Dec 8 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, Canadian researchers have identified protein biomarkers that could facilitate easy diagnosis of two severe and debilitating forms of malaria. With the findings, scientists have ... Read more...

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Mammography most effective one year after breast cancer treatment


November 26th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): The recipients of breast cancer therapy may not require a follow-up mammogram until 12 months after radiation, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Large Hadron Colliders discovery of God particle would be no big deal, says scientist


September 12th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, September 12 (ANI): An Australian scientist has said that if the Higgs boson, which is referred to as the God particle in cosmic science, is not found in the mega-experiment ... Read more...

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New map shows fire scars at different areas across world


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A University of Leicester geographer has come up with a map that shows that about 3.5 to 4.5 million square km of the global vegetation burns every ... Read more...

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Brain ‘talks’ directly to body’s immune system


November 14th, 2007 - 2:50 am ICT by admin
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