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Menstruation ups knee injury risks, contraceptive pill protects


April 28th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 28 (ANI): A new research has found that women's menstrual cycles can increase their risk of injuries, but those who take contraceptive pills are more likely to be protected from ... Read more...

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Secret of vital organs’ elasticity unravelled


March 6th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Scientists have unravelled the secrets of elastin, the protein that gives our vital organs their ability to expand and contract. The elastin around our lungs, for ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel secrets of strong spider silk


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Spiders spin silk to use in webs and to suspend themselves.However, the mysterious mechanics of what makes spider silk strong have baffled scientists for generations.Now, German researchers believe ... Read more...

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Now, collagen meals to help banish those unwanted wrinkles


February 11th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A restaurant in London is offering age-conscious diners, meals that contain collagen, the protein that gives skin its strength and elasticity.Such restaurants melt down chunks of collagen, which ... Read more...

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Experts say Thorpe’s peak years are over


February 4th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.4 (ANI): Experts have said that champion Olympian swimmer Ian Thorpe knows that his peak years are all but over, but he still hopes that his best is yet to come.Thorpe's ... Read more...

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Scientists grow arteries with most elastic protein reported


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have grown arteries that exhibit the elasticity of natural blood vessels at the highest levels reported.The new development could overcome a major ... Read more...

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Tips To A Great Healthy Skin: Basic Guidelines To Follow


January 21st, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Skin as we all know is the biggest and the most important organ in the human body. Thus it is of prime importance that this very important organ should be ... Read more...

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Makeover Of Southwest Airlines’ ‘Frequent Flier’ Program To Be Set In Motion From March 1


January 7th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 7, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Southwest Airlines (SWA) is promoting its ‘rewards agenda’ from an ‘anemic’ state, as per one industry specialist, to a viable state with the inauguration of ... Read more...

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Malaria-infected cells stiffen, block blood flow to brain and other organs


December 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have shown the malaria parasite's journeys in the body using advanced computer modeling and laboratory experiments.Researchers at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology could unlock secret of youthful skin


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): An expert at University of Reading, UK, is examining the use of nanotechnology to restore skin's youthfulness.Collagen growth has long been seen as the ultimate prize for makers ... Read more...

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Superhero suit to prevent bone loss in astronauts


October 29th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Micro-gravity in space can cause significant amount of bone loss in astronauts, but now a new superhero suit is set to change that.Even with regular exercise, an astronaut ... Read more...

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Elasticity in joints help ostriches run fast: Study


October 27th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has found that Ostriches-the fastest bird on the land-use tendons to store and return twice as much elastic energy per step than humans.This reduces ... Read more...

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Obese kids show signs of middle-aged heart disease


October 27th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Obese children are showing signs of heart disease that doctors only expect to see in middle-aged adults.A study of overweight youngsters found that their blood vessels had stiffness ... 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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New ’stretchy’ technique generates 3 times more stem cells than usual


October 4th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): A new technique discovered at the Centenary Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney allows researchers to generate up to three times more stem cells ... Read more...

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A cup of coffee keeps your arteries supple, healthy


September 1st, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Just a cup of coffee a day could keep your arteries healthy, supple and ward off heart disease, says a new study. Researchers investigated regular coffee drinking to ... Read more...

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Drinking a cup of coffee a day could be the secret to long life


September 1st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Researchers have claimed that drinking a cup of coffee everyday could be the secret to long life.According to a study, people who drank one to two cups of ... Read more...

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New computer super-material may make smelly shoes history


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): Graphene- regarded as the new super material-could stop your shoes from smelling bad.It is known that graphene's high strength and elasticity, coupled with exceptionally high conductivity and use ... Read more...

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Antioxidants help arteries stay healthy


July 6th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Dietary antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E, if taken as supplements over a long period of time, keep arteries healthy and supple in patients who drink ... Read more...

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Antioxidants keep arteries healthy


July 6th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Antioxidants can have beneficial effects on sugar and fat metabolism, blood pressure and arterial flexibility in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors."Antioxidant supplementation significantly increased large and ... Read more...

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How spiderweb glue makes it difficult for prey to escape


June 20th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Apart from being sticky, spiderweb glue has elasticity like chewing gum, which makes it difficult for the prey to escape.The finding is based on a research conducted by ... Read more...

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Soon, living skin that reduces pain, scarring associated with skin grafts


June 15th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 15 (ANI): Burns experts at the University of Sydney and Concord Hospital are carrying out animal trails of a living skin that is completely functional when grafted onto a body. ... Read more...

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Now, chocolate bar that keeps wrinkles at bay


May 21st, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): Good news for chocolate lovers: A new kind of chocolate has been created that apparently slows the ageing process and fights wrinkles.Made by the world's largest chocolate manufacturer, ... Read more...

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How spiders spin their silk


May 13th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): Spider silk is a fascinating material. It is stronger than steel and any available man-made fiber, and scientists have long puzzled over how to develop a material with ... Read more...

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New biomaterial that mimics muscle elasticity may aid muscle generation


May 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 09 (ANI): A group of researchers has cast artificial proteins into a new solid biomaterial that very closely mimics the elasticity of muscle.The approach, detailed in the current issue of ... Read more...

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‘Ferropaper’ a low-cost way to make small motors, robots


January 6th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have developed a magnetic 'ferropaper' that could be used to make low-cost 'micromotors' for surgical instruments, tiny tweezers to study cells and miniature speakers.Researchers ... Read more...

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India’s economic reforms has gains for rural, urban poor: Study


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Amid signs of growing inequality, India's economic reforms since the early 1990s have brought significant gains to the rural poor as well as the urban poor, ... Read more...

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Perception of time passing depends on our state of mind


December 21st, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Have you ever noticed that when we eagerly wait for an event, like spending holidays on a sunny beach in the Maldives, it takes longer to arrive but ... Read more...

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Just one cigarette can harm arteries


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 3 (IANS) Even one cigarette has serious adverse effects on young adults, according to new research. The study found that smoking one cigarette increases the stiffness of the arteries in ... Read more...

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Why inflammation ravages ex-smokers’ lungs


October 29th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine claim to have unravelled the mystery behind why inflammation still ravages lungs of some smokers who have kicked the habit years ago.They ... Read more...

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Just one ciggie can reduce artery health of young adults


October 28th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Lighting a single cigarette can have serious adverse effects on young adults, says a new study.In the study, Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou at McGill University Health Centre found that ... Read more...

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Cosmetic eyelid surgery improves patients’ quality of life


October 5th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Cosmetic surgery to repair droopy eyelids has also been found to improve patients' overall quality of life, say researchers.Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-ro-plas-te) is surgery to repair droopy eyelids by removing ... Read more...

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Silk made by common Australian green lacewing toughest: Study


September 10th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 10 (ANI): A new research has found that Australian lacewings build tougher silk than silkworms.Scientists at CSIRO Entomology have learnt that silk made by the common Australian green lacewing can ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil new way to clinically assess condition of tooth enamel using lasers


August 19th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): A collaborative study conducted by Australian and Taiwani researchers has led to a novel way to analyse the health of human teeth using lasers.Described in the open-access journal ... Read more...

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‘Invisibility cloak’ to protect buildings from earthquakes


July 21st, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A new research by scientists at the University of Liverpool has shown it is possible to develop an 'invisibility cloak' to protect buildings from earthquakes.Sebastien Guenneau, from the ... Read more...

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