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Signal received from missing Indonesian satellite


August 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Contact has been made with an Indonesian telecommunications satellite which went missing following a failed launch last week, a Russian rocket firm said Monday.The Telkom ... Read more...

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169 killed in North Korea floods


August 6th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Severe floods have killed up to 169 people and injured 144 in North Korea since July, state KCNA news agency reported.Another 400 people have gone ... Read more...

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Eating time too impacts weight gain, shows study


July 11th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 11 (IANS) Latest research holds that not only the quantity and type of food but also the time of day when it is eaten plays important role in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Germany makes micro-miniature steam engine


December 14th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Dec 14 (IANS) German engineers have successfully made a micro-miniature steam engine with its width at only a few thousandth of a millimetre wide, a media report said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Estrogen helps women pile on pounds


October 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Women often pile on the pounds as they age, with estrogen - a sex hormone - playing an unsuspecting part in this process.The finding potentially opens ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity may lead to infertility in the next generation


March 24th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Mother's obesity could lead to infertility in the next generation, according to a new study.Levels of the hormone ghrelin are low in obese women and a recent study ... Read more...

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Potential mechanisms that contribute to ‘I am full’ feeling identified


March 4th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania are one step closer to developing effective, FDA-approved treatments for obesity.They have identified the neurological and cellular signalling mechanisms that contribute to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Evolution caused genetic variation that may affect diabetes


February 8th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have identified genetic variations in a hormone involved in the secretion of insulin-a molecule that regulates blood sugar levels-that occur more frequently in some human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rising indoor winter temperatures associated with obesity


January 25th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Increases in winter indoor temperatures in developed countries may be contributing to rises in obesity in those populations, according to UCL research.The review paper examines evidence of a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA to launch next Earth-observing satellite mission


January 21st, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): NASA is all set to launch its newest Earth-observing research mission.The Glory mission will improve our understanding of how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the brain’s use of fatty acids is linked to obesity


January 5th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have established a link between how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight.Hong Wang of University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Famine survival gene’ offers clues to cause of obesity


December 16th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Apart from junk food, desk jobs, and inactivity, there is one more thing behind those unwanted pounds - our genome, which has apparently not caught up with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New genomic technique sheds light on obesity gene variants


November 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has identified DNA variants in two nervous system genes that are associated with an excessively high BMI.Kelly Frazer and colleagues from UC San Diego, Scripps ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obese have a greater sense of smell for food: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has stated that overweight people have greater sense of smell for food.Researchers from the University of Portsmouth said that their findings may explain why it's ... Read more...

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Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties


November 14th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties, new findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ... Read more...

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Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties too


November 11th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): New findings have revealed that serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties.The findings by the researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential new target for treatment of ovarian cancer identified


August 17th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new target for the treatment of ovarian cancer.For the first time, Salt Inducible Kinase 2 (SIK2) has been found to play a critical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetes, obesity drugs may help treat hepatitis C


June 8th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A new research led by the University of Leeds has found that common drugs used to treat conditions such as diabetes and obesity can be used to successfully ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maintaining energy balance may protect cyclists’ bones during stage races


May 6th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new University of Missouri research has suggested that elite cyclists should match their energy intake to the high-energy demands of stage racing to protect their bones.Previous studies ... Read more...

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Key protein in energy regulation identified


March 4th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): A new research by scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology has identified a key protein in energy regulation.Eric Verdin, senior investigator and senior author of ... Read more...

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Does ’starving’ fat suppress appetite and reverse obesity?


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Peptides that target blood vessels in fat and cause them to go into programmed cell death could become a model for future weight-loss therapies. A team led by Randy ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Hubby + baby = Weight gain for women


January 6th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): They say being married is good for health, especially for men. But as far as women are concerned, it turns out that they've to pay a higher price ... Read more...

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Gene that regulates obesity and diabetes identified


December 15th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): The discovery of a genetic mutation has given researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, USA, new insights into the cellular mechanisms that link obesity to Type 2 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Watch less TV and burn more calories!


December 15th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): Lessening the time spent in front on television can help burn calories, according to a new study.As per the background information of the study, an average adult watches ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Researchers create new aerosol database


November 11th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) The European Space Agency's GlobAerosol project, drawing on 14 years of satellite imagery, has produced a comprehensive global data bank on aerosols which play a vital role in ... Read more...

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Chewing sugar-free gum can reduce calorie intake


October 28th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Chewing sugar-free gum can reduce calorie intake and increase energy expenditure, a nutrition professor at the University of Rhode Island has said.To reach the conclusion, Kathleen Melanson, URI ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly ‘green’ beer within drinkable reach


September 9th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Brewing engineers from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Germany are trying to literally make a 'green' beer, which during brewing, would allow energy savings of up to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lead may have caused global cooling in 20th century


April 20th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): A new research has suggested that particles of lead from gasoline exhaust may have offset warming in the 20th century, causing global cooling.It's well known that particles in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids lacking self-control more likely to gain extra weight by their pre-teen years


April 7th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Kids lacking an ability to regulate their behaviour, or to delay gratification in exchange for a larger reward, are more likely to become overweight by their pre-teen years, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Insomnia is related to poor health, obesity


March 29th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 29 (IANS) Insomnia goes hand in hand with poor health, including weight gain and even obesity, say a study done by an Indian American psychiatrist. Sarosh Motivala, assistant psychiatry ... Read more...

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Modern manufacturing methods inefficient in use of energy and materials


March 29th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): A detailed MIT analysis of the energy use of 20 major manufacturing processes has determined that modern manufacturing methods are spectacularly inefficient in their use of energy and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Misuse of energy rife in industrial methods: Study


March 28th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Fabricating microchips is a prime example of how energy misuse is rife in industrial methods. It uses up more energy than making manhole covers, according to a detailed ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why insomnia leads to weight gain


March 26th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Insomnia has previously been linked to poor health, including weight gain. Now, a new study has revealed why.Sarosh Motivala, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Calcium-rich diet helps shed weight


March 13th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Forget forcing yourself into gruelling exercise regime to shed those extra pounds, for a diet rich in calcium is more than enough to spur weight loss, say ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why women store fat more efficiently than men


March 3rd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has shed light on a question that has perplexed women for generations why they store fat more efficiently than men.It has long been suspected ... Read more...

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