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Genetic variant that substantially increases schizophrenia risk identified


August 6th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a genetic variant that substantially increases the risk for developing schizophrenia.The study associates a deletion on chromosome 3 with increased incidence of schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is ... Read more...

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Needle-free jab developed to beat injection phobia


July 19th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a skin patch to administer vaccines without the need for a jab. Researchers say it could pave the way for 'mail-order' inoculations. Instead of one ... Read more...

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Microneedles now for painless immunisation


July 19th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) American scientists have successfully developed a new technology using "microneedles" to deliver painless immunisation. Experiments conducted on mice have proved that instead of a shot, people also might ... Read more...

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Dogs could help curtail Chagas disease


July 13th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): A new study says that although dogs are the one of the main carriers of the Chagas disease parasite, they can also help health officials monitor the disease.The ... Read more...

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New ad system that can detect online shoppers


July 12th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): A new tool examines the cursor behaviour of search-engine users to decide if they are shopping or merely surfing.Eugene Agichtein and Qi Guo at Emory University in Atlanta, ... Read more...

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Whales too ‘can feel and suffer’ like humans


June 21st, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Whales also demonstrate human-like characteristics of self-awareness, suffering and a social culture along with high mental abilities, according to marine biologists.The findings, put forth at a recent conference, ... Read more...

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Babies are a lot smarter than we think


June 16th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Babies are a lot smarter than we can think of, says a new study. It suggests that even before they learn to babble, babies are organising information about ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet improves heart


June 16th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Eating a Mediterranean style diet is good for the heart. The diet -- low saturated fats and high in fish, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, olive oil, cereals and moderate ... Read more...

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Nine-month-old babies grasp number, space and time concepts


June 16th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Nine-month-old babies grasp number, space and time concepts in more complex ways than previously realised, a new study shows. The research, led by Emory University psychologist Stella Lourenco, ... Read more...

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Anderson promised safe passage before going to India, says former US diplomat (Lead)


June 15th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A former US diplomat, who was the deputy chief of mission at the New Delhi embassy, said then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson came ... Read more...

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India had assured Anderson safe passage: Former US diplomat


June 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Indian government had assured "safe passage" to then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson after he expressed a desire to visit Bhopal to demonstrate ... Read more...

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Novel technique detects enzyme implicated in cancer, atherosclerosis


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A research team has developed an experiment that reliably detects and quantifies mature cathepsin K - an enzyme implicated in osteoporosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis and cancer metastasis.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Study on flies may help offer insight into human metabolic disease


June 1st, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Commonalities between flies and humans can help offer a valuable new model for galactosemia, a metabolic disease resulting from an inherited defect that prevents the proper metabolism of ... Read more...

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Acclaimed Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell dead at 92


May 5th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by BNO News
DETROIT (BNO NEWS) -- Acclaimed Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell died after a nearly year-long battle with cancer, the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA) said on Tuesday. He was 92.Harwell's 55-year career ... Read more...

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Sugary diets linked to heart disease risk


April 21st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Diets high in added sugars increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, says a new study.To reach the conclusion, researchers at Emory University analyzed U.S. government nutritional data and ... Read more...

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Georgia Man Gets Lockjaw From Sandwich & DOESN’T Sue!


April 7th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 06 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man from Georgia literally bit off more than he could chew when he bit into the "Wicked" sandwich from "Which Wich" sandwich shop. The restaurant chain has ... Read more...

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Scientists develop most potent homogeneous catalyst known for water oxidation


March 12th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that Emory University chemists in US have developed the most potent homogeneous catalyst known for water oxidation, considered a crucial component for generating clean hydrogen fuel ... Read more...

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Climate change one big factor in malaria spread


March 4th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Climate change has been found to be one of the biggest reasons behind malaria spread, but researchers have said that other factors such as migration and land-use changes ... Read more...

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Sex hormone could help heal traumatic brain injuries


February 20th, 2010 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
San Diego (California), Feb 20 (DPA) Researchers at 17 US medical centres plan to start using a hormone to treat serious brain injuries on a trial basis, according to a presentation Friday ... Read more...

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Dolphin brains larger than ours


February 19th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Dolphin brains are significantly larger than our own and second in mass to the human brain when corrected for body size, a new study has found.Emory University neuroscientist ... Read more...

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Stressful events in early development can lead to shorter life spans in humans


February 5th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new research has suggested that some stressful events that occurred early in development are linked to shorter life spans in human beings."Prehistoric remains are providing strong, physical ... Read more...

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Early tooth enamel defects may lead to premature death


February 5th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Those who acquired tooth enamel defects while in the womb or early childhood are at a risk of early death, research shows. Emory University (EU) anthropologist George Armelagos says: ... Read more...

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Coffee, green tea may slow brain cancer growth


February 1st, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): A group of scientists has said that caffeine found in coffee and green tea could effectively slow the growth of brain cancer tumours.According to the researchers at ... Read more...

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Map of fear memory formation in human brain extended


January 28th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Extending the map of fear memory formation, scientists at Emory University have found that panic and fight-or-flight like situations not only lights up the amygdala, but also another ... Read more...

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Dolphins might be second-smartest animals after humans


January 23rd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that dolphins might be the second-smartest animals after humans, as MRI scans show that their brains are four to five times ... Read more...

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Better, cheaper DIY weapon against mosquitoes created


January 13th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers at the Emory University have designed a Prokopack mosquito aspirator, which they claim is the cheapest and the most efficient way to monitor adult mosquitoes and the ... Read more...

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Now, a cheaper way to trap deadly mosquitoes


January 13th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers have come up with the cheapest and most efficient way so far to trap adult mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry, from malaria to the West ... Read more...

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Jon Gosselin Seems To Have Moved On With Morgan Christie


January 9th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jon Gosselin, the famous father of eight children by his wife Kate Gosselin, has admitted that he is currently dating Morgan Christie. The two had reportedly ... Read more...

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Paediatric cancer survivors at heart disease risk


January 8th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that survivors of pancreatic cancer are at an increased risk of having high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure - all of which ... Read more...

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Why some monkeys don’t get AIDS when infected with SIV


December 5th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Researchers have taken a step towards understanding how some species of monkeys such as sooty mangabeys and African green monkeys do not get AIDS when infected with SIV, ... Read more...

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First transgenic prairie voles created to unravel genetic secrets of pairing


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): By successfully generating the first transgenic prairie voles, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have taken an important step towards unlocking the genetic secrets ... Read more...

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Antioxidant enzyme-containing particles may help repair injured heart


November 16th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has shown that microscopic polymer beads, developed by researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, can help deliver an antioxidant enzyme made ... Read more...

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Zoo tests a gorilla’s blood pressure for the first time


November 11th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Zoo Atlanta conducted the world's first ever blood pressure (BP) test on Ozzie, a 150-kg 48-year-old male gorilla. This breakthrough was made possible by the Gorilla Tough Cuff, ... Read more...

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Pregnant women at increased risk of serious flu-related complications


October 30th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): An extensive review of published research and data from previous flu seasons has revealed that pregnant women who catch the flu are at a serious risk for flu-related ... Read more...

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Survival rates among American women after heart attack improves


October 27th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): The number of younger women dying in the hospital after heart attack has significantly improved in recent years, say researchers from Emory University.Over the last decade several studies ... Read more...

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