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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...

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Dogs pay close attention to human signals


May 6th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) When your dog gazes up at you lovingly, it may be difficult to tell what exactly is it thinking. Many dog lovers draw all kinds of ... Read more...

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Social ranking can influence genetic functions


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A female monkey's higher ranking within her group can alter the functioning of nearly 1,000 genes within mere weeks, also boosting their immune system, says a ... Read more...

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Is depression byproduct of our ability to fight infection?


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Depression which clouds the prospects of millions of people worldwide may actually be 'hard-wired' into our brains to combat disease, a study reveals.The radical new theory ... Read more...

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Sticking to values activates ‘ethics’ part of brain


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Sticking to values even in the face of temptations, including money, activates an area of the brain tied with rules-based, ethical thought processes. Simply told, decision-making ... Read more...

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Israel, Egypt to swap prisoners


October 25th, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 25 (IANS) Israel and Egypt have agreed on a deal for the exchange of a suspected Israeli spy with 25 Egyptians, the Israeli prime minister's office said.Egyptian security ... Read more...

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Mummies reveal history of ‘modern’ plague


May 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Mummies are revealing how age-old irrigation techniques may have boosted the plague of schistosomiasis, a water-borne parasitic disease that infects an estimated 200 million people today.An ... Read more...

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Does lack of fear drive psychopaths?


May 20th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Psychopaths' willingness to break social norms and lack of remorse may drive them to commit crimes and irresponsible behaviour but their whole orientation may have something ... Read more...

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Grandma was right - babies do wake up taller after a sleep!


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Scientists have finally confirmed what our grandmas have been preaching over the years - babies do really wake up taller right after their sleep.Findings from the first study ... Read more...

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Prairie voles’ social bonding offers hopes for new autism therapies


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): The process by which prairie voles learn to bond with their mate are offering researchers at the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience (CTSN) at Emory University a useful tool ... Read more...

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Like humans, monkeys can recall what they have seen


April 29th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Monkeys share a number of similarities with humans, including the capacity for memory. They can recall rudimentary shapes and reproduce them on a touch screen, a ... Read more...

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Like humans, monkeys too can recall what they’ve seen!


April 29th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): For the first time, a study has suggested that monkeys too can recall and reproduce simple shapes from memory just like humans.The finding may help us understand ... Read more...

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Chimps’ contagious yawning a sign of empathy, not just sleepiness


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): In chimpanzees, contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom; it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.New research at the ... Read more...

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Socially anxious kids misread faces, face trouble


April 1st, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Children suffering from extreme social anxiety often misread faces, confusing angry faces with sad ones."If you misread facial expressions, you're in social trouble, no matter what ... Read more...

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Adopting healthy habits at work can help employees keep weight off


March 27th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that some simple changes to promote healthy habits at work can help to prevent employees from gaining weight.However, these types of environmental interventions ... Read more...

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Cell killer enzyme could help cancer treatment


March 6th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) An enzyme that can push cells into committing "suicide" could pave way for improved cancer drugs. The discovery could open the way to better anti-cancer and ... Read more...

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Male depression ’set to increase’


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): The rates of depressive disorders among men are likely to increase as the 21st century progresses, say Emory University experts."Compared to women, many men attach a great importance ... Read more...

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US plans to boost defence, economic ties with India


February 26th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) The US plans to boost its ties with India in two key areas of defence and economic partnership as a follow up to President Barack ... Read more...

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New Treatment For Depression: Brain Pacemakers?


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report from the Associated Press reveals that a new device may be used to help combat the symptoms of depression in chronic patients. Called “brain pacemakers,” scientists ... Read more...

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Obesity can cause irreparable damage to knees


February 14th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Being morbidly obese could permanently damage your knees, says a new study. The investigation included a group of morbidly obese patients with knee osteoarthritis who were evaluated before ... Read more...

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Gold nanoparticles may help detect tumor cells in blood


February 12th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Fen 12 (ANI): Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have found that tiny gold particles can help doctors detect tumor cells circulating in the blood of patients with head and neck ... Read more...

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Practice can make you a perfect liar!


February 9th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Like many other things in life, a person's lying skills get better with practice, according to a new study, which suggested that repeated lying overcomes our tendency for ... Read more...

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First formula found for puzzle that captivated Indian scientist Ramanujam


January 28th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): A puzzle that caught the attention of the legendary Indian scientist Srinivasa Ramanujan seems to have become a little more clear, thanks to a new study.Ramanujan was captivated ... Read more...

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Far-flung movies ‘an inspiration for future scientists’


December 29th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Apart from being a great source of entertainment, Hollywood flicks can inspire the next generation of physicists, astronomers and biologists, say scientists.A panel of scientists, filmmakers and media ... Read more...

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American ’stroke belt’ fuelled by too much of fried fish


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Fried fish is a major reason as to why people in Alabama and across the "stroke belt" states are likelier than other Americans to die of a stroke, ... Read more...

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Tanning makes women sexier: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Tanning, which has been associated with skin cancer in previous studies, may have an advantage after all. It makes women look sexier, says a new study.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Biological basis of brain’s ability for rapid adaptation revealed


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): When you detect an object flying at your head, you first move out of the way and then you try to determine what the object is. Your brain's ... Read more...

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Soon, a pill to wipe out painful memories!


November 23rd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Often there are moments that we wish to forget because they cause us so much pain like the death of a loved one or a childhood trauma - ... Read more...

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Genetic deletion identified as major risk factor for autism, schizophrenia


November 5th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists led by Emory University has identified the deletion of a genomic region on chromosome 17 as a significant risk factor for autism spectrum ... Read more...

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Low birth weight linked to poor growth rate in kids with kidney disease


October 29th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that the lower the birth weight, the greater are the chances of poor growth rate in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD).In the ... Read more...

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Proteins responsible for Alzheimer’s ‘may spread through infection’


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has found that proteins responsible for Alzheimer's can spread through infection.Neurologists have found that the brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's can form when the proteins ... Read more...

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Orally administered nanoparticles to treat inflammatory bowel diseases


October 11th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a system for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment ... Read more...

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Childhood hardship may lead to unhealthy stress response later in life


October 8th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new research has shown that seemingly healthy adults, if they were abused or neglected during childhood, have an elevated inflammatory response to stress compared to adults who ... Read more...

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Need to speed up global solutions for chronic diseases, say researchers


September 16th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): There is a need for policymakers to speed up their sense of urgency to stop the global spread of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes ... Read more...

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The art of making antibiotics is 2000 years old


September 6th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Ancient Nubians were regularly consuming antibiotic tetracycline, most likely in their beer, according to a chemical analysis of their bones. The finding is the strongest evidence yet that ... Read more...

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