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Mother’s love triggers bigger brain growth


January 31st, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) School children whose mothers nurtured them lovingly have a larger hippocampus, a key brain area vital for learning, memory and response to stress.Research by the Washington ... Read more...

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‘Pep talk’ can revive exhausted immune cells: Study


December 14th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Chronic infections stay on because they wear the immune system out, which immunologists describe as exhaustion. Yet exhausted immune cells can be revived by introduction of ... Read more...

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Global warming ‘unlikely to hurt wind energy production’ in US


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Production of wind energy in the U.S. over the next 30-50 years will be largely unaffected by upward changes in global temperature, predict researchers.Sara Pryor, the project's ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes produce proteins to fight stress from hot blood meals


April 26th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A new study has found that mosquitoes produce heat shock proteins to help them handle the stressful spike in body temperature during and after their hot blood meals. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz man proposes to ladylove on weekender mag cover!


February 12th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 12 (ANI): Sunshine Coast man Nathan Woulfe has proposed to girlfriend Meg Olcorn via a weekender magazine cover.The Oz resident used the cover of the Sunshine Coast's weekender magazine to ... Read more...

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New, self-healing sticky gel that sticks underwater too


January 30th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Scientists are on their way to creating a new type of self-healing sticky gel that could be used as an adhesive or coating for underwater machinery or in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New synthetic compound shows promise in fighting HIV


January 19th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at Scripps Research Institute have created a new synthetic compound using natural Japanese-plant compounds as starting point, which has shown great promise in inhibiting replication of HIV ... Read more...

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Evolution on Earth was quickened by heat: Study


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that the time required for evolution on a warm Earth is shorter than critics might expect.Enzymes, ... Read more...

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Gene that helps fish ‘disappear’ discovered


October 30th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new member of a gene family that has powerful influences on pigmentation and the regulation of body weight.The new gene, called agrp2, has been ... Read more...

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Computational model of swimming fish could inspire medical prosthetics


October 19th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Maryland and Tulane University have developed a computational model of a swimming fish that will help design medical prosthetics for humans, which work ... Read more...

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UK gives Chilean president 33 bottles of London ale for rescued miners


October 19th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 19 (ANI): When Chilean President Sebastian Pinera arrived at 10 Downing Street here yesterday, waiting for him were 33 bottles of beer.The London Pride ale was not intended ... Read more...

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Turn off the light at night to lose weight


October 12th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): It is well known that too much junk food and lack of exercise makes us fat. But a new research suggests there may be another factor at play: ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Increasing temperatures will take a toll on rice production in Asia


August 10th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Increasing temperatures due to climate change will hit rice production in Asia, says a new study.Rising temperatures during the past 25 years have already cut the yield growth ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stereotyping can inhibit learning: Study


July 27th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): A new study by Indiana University researchers has revealed that groups facing negative stereotypes often do poorly in tests and skill-based acts but the stereotyping might also be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Little brown balls’ link malaria and algae to common ancestor


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Inconspicuous "little brown balls" in the ocean have linked malaria and the algae responsible for toxic red tides to a common ancestor, according to a study by University ... Read more...

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Chemicals from seaweeds damage coral on contact


May 11th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers have offered first proof that several common species of seaweeds in both the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans can kill corals upon contact using chemical means.While competition between ... Read more...

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Early UVA light exposure ‘doesn’t cause melanoma’


May 5th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that early life exposure to ultraviolet A light does not cause melanoma.The researchers, therefore, concluded that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The pesticide that turns male frogs into females


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Atrazine, one of the world's most widely used pesticides, can turn male frogs into females, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, biologists.According to researchers, ... Read more...

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Urbanisation, global trade stripping forest cover


February 10th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The growth of cities and global trade has led to extensive tropical deforestation, according to a new study. Ruth DeFries, professor at the Earth Institute's Centre for Environmental ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New anaesthetic approach blocks pain without interfering with motor function


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists from the Children's Hospital Boston have found a new anaesthetic approach which stops pain without affecting motor function.The study group, led by Daniel Kohane of the Division ... Read more...

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Delivery of stem cells leads to improved bone formation


January 12th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new American study has found that transporting stem cells on a polymer scaffold can help in improved bone formation.Researchers led by Robert Guldberg, a professor at Georgia ... Read more...

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Paleontologists stumble on poisonous ‘raptor’


December 22nd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on the remains of the first ever venomous, birdlike raptor that flourished 128 million years ago in China. "This thing is a venomous bird for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fit boys make smarter, successful adults


December 8th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Here's another reason to care about your health: A new study has shown that teenage boys with better cardiovascular health make smarter and successful adults.The study, conducted by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do humans outlive chimps?


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Chimpanzees and great apes have lifespans that barely exceed 50 years, in spite of their genetic similarity to humans. The difference is that humans evolved genes that enabled ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Learn how to ’speak’ from songbird genes


September 30th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) The ability to manipulate songbird genes may yield secrets of vocal learning and how nerve cells (neurons) are replaced. For the first time, researchers have devised a way to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Gene linked to male infertility identified


September 16th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University have identified a gene that may contribute to male infertility.The research team hopes that the new findings would lead to new approaches to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cell isolated from bio-clock can still keep time


September 10th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Alexis Webb enters a small room painted dark green, turns off the lights and bends over a microscope over a black box to see a single nerve cell ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Excess fat in liver likely to trigger heart disease


August 25th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Excess fat in the liver is more likely to trigger heart disease and diabetes, says a new study. When fats collects in the liver, people experience serious metabolic problems ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Avian flu strain makes brain more prone to Parkinson’s disease


August 11th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital say that there is at least one strain of the H5N1 virus that leaves avian flu survivors at significantly increased risk ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Silenced gene may serve as marker for detecting chronic leukemia early


August 6th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study, led by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, has shown that certain genes are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids of stressed out parents at ‘increased air pollution-related asthma risk’


July 21st, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Children of stressed out parents are at an increased risk of developing asthma associated with environmental triggers such as high levels of traffic-related pollution and tobacco smoke, says ... Read more...

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Key culprits in lupus disease identified


June 30th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute researchers have identified three new proteins that play a role in the development of lupus erythematosus (or lupus), a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

24-hour news streams, emails, Twitter updates ‘making us less compassionate’


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Constant emails, news alerts, and Twitter updates are overloading the human brain and making people's responses dismissive, says new research.The deluge of information from 24-hour news, mobile phones ... Read more...

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Cereals, oranges may protect against development of neural tube defects


May 26th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Studies have shown that up to 70 percent of neural tube defects can be prevented by folic acid supplementation in early pregnancy. Now, a new study in mice ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ants promptly dispose off dead to protect colony


May 6th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Ants promptly dispose off their dead to protect the colony from infection. But how do they know an ant is dead? The understanding among entomologists (who study insects) was ... Read more...

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