experimental biology

Dark chocolate may reduce cardio risks, study shows


April 25th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Dark chocolate, rich in flavanols, may reduce the risk against cardiovascular diseases by lowering blood pressure, blood flow and improving blood lipid levels, says a new ... Read more...

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Soy protein can lower fat accumulation in liver


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Eating soy protein could significantly lower fat accumulation in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signalling pathway in the ... Read more...

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Seaweed can be an unlimited source of biofuel


July 4th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Seaweed may prove a viable future biofuel -- especially if harvested in summer. Researchers found the best month for biofuel harvest was in July when the ... Read more...

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Bird inspires aircraft that can fly, hover and glide


July 3rd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A new versatile design of micro air vehicle (MAV) is inspired by a particular bird called Swift.This design of MAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles, would enable ... Read more...

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Wild pigeons never forget a face


July 3rd, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Feral, untrained pigeons, which can fly quickly and unerringly through uncharted areas, recognise individuals and are not fooled by a change of clothes, according to latest ... Read more...

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Poor pre-pregnancy diet ups baby’s risk of diabetes, obesity


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A poor diet before conception could put the baby at risk of developing type II diabetes and obesity, researchers say.Mice that were fed a low protein ... Read more...

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Research says that apple lowers ‘bad cholesterol’


April 14th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has found that an apple a day reduces the risk of heart attack by lowering the body’s “bad cholesterol”. The research was conducted ... Read more...

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Older adults ‘consuming more phytonutrients than younger adults’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new research has found that older adults are consuming higher levels of carotenoids, flavonoids and other phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables that are thought to support ... Read more...

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Aerobic exercise ‘may curb non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese’


April 14th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has found that doing aerobic exercise regularly may slow the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese people with pre-diabetes.Walking on a treadmill for ... Read more...

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Eating apples every day keep women’s cholesterol at bay


April 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): An apple a day can really keep the doctor away - by reducing bad cholesterol levels in women, according to a new study.Apples are truly a miracle fruit ... Read more...

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Drinking 100-pc fruit juice ‘as healthy as eating whole fruits’


April 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A research has suggested that drinking 100 percent fruit juices could have protective health benefits similar to those of whole fruits.Highlights from a new report summarizing recent research ... Read more...

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Blueberries could help fight the flab


April 11th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Blueberries have shown potential to have a positive effect on everything from aging to metabolic syndrome.Now, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher suggests that blueberries could ... Read more...

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High altitude mice make efficient use of little oxygen


July 3rd, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 3 (IANS) Mice make optimum use of little oxygen at high altitudes during exercise, according to Canadian and Peruvian scientists, who are keen to establish whether a similar strategy exists ... Read more...

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High doses of caffeine boost performance


June 30th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) High doses of caffeine directly increase muscle power and endurance during relatively low-intensity activities. Scientists from the Coventry University believe their findings may have implications for the use of ... Read more...

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Why some plants flower in spring while others in summer


June 30th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have found out that why some plants flower in spring/autumn and some in summer.A team of researchers from Warwick have isolated a gene responsible for regulating the ... Read more...

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Blood sugar-regulating hormone also influences sensitivity to sweetness


June 16th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a blood sugar-regulating hormone may also alter a person's sensitivity to sweet-tasting foods.Scientists from University of Maryland School of Medicine found that changing the ... Read more...

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Dietary proteins critical in maintaining overall health


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Dietary protein not only promotes health throughout life, but protein also plays an important role in weight loss and muscle maintenance, reveal researchers from a variety of institutions.A ... Read more...

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Drinking 100 percent fruit juice linked to improved diet quality in kids


April 27th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Children and teens who drink 100 percent juice have higher intakes of key nutrients compared to non-consumers, according to a new study.The study has been presented at the ... Read more...

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Exercise ‘forestalls osteoporosis’


April 27th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Physical activity can help forestall osteoporosis, according to Medical College of Georgia researchers.Declining estrogen levels have long been linked to osteoporosis, but bone density starts to decline years ... Read more...

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Popular antidepressants may give cardiovascular health a boost


April 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may improve cardiovascular health by affecting the way platelets, small cells in the blood involved in clotting, ... Read more...

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Eat like the Greeks to boost your brainpower


April 27th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): People who eat a classic Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fruits, olive oil, cereals and fish improve their brainpower, says an ongoing prospective study.Called the Chicago Health and ... Read more...

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Grapes cut risk factors for heart disease and diabetes


April 27th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Grape consumption can lower blood pressure, improve heart function and reduce other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome, according to a new study.The effect is thought ... Read more...

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Smart males ration sperm to maximise offspring


July 10th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Attractive males release fewer sperm per mating to maximise their chances of producing offspring across a range of females, according to a new study. The findings by researchers ... Read more...

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Burrowing frog can go without food, water for several years


June 30th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) When it comes to hibernation, the burrowing frog is the champion among vertebrates. It can survive without food or water for several years buried in the mud. But ... Read more...

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Sunflower oil may give 100m Olympic sprinters record speeds


June 29th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Feeding mice on a diet high in sunflower oil improves their running abilities by about 6.3 percent, which is equivalent to the 0.6-second improvement in the men's 100m ... Read more...

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Why do animals slip into dominant or submissive roles?


June 29th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Among animals, many species seem to slip naturally into their dominant role while others resign themselves to play the part of lowly subordinates. But why do the latter ... Read more...

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Researchers unravel mystique of great footballers


June 29th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Wonder how star soccer players like Ronaldo and Beckham dazzle fans with their intricate footwork and amazing ball control? Their skill is just as important, if not more ... Read more...

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Men better than women at hammering nails


June 29th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Men can hammer a nail with a few, clean sharp strokes and are better at it than women, says a new study. Duncan Irschick and colleagues at ... Read more...

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Grapes lower BP, may also prevent heart attacks


April 23rd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Can a grape-enriched diet arrest the downhill sequence of heart failure after years of high blood pressure (BP)? A University of Michigan Cardiovascular Centre study suggests grapes may prevent ... Read more...

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100 percent fruit juice lowers obesity, stroke risk


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A glass of 100 percent juice every morning can lower the risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome - a cluster of conditions that increases risk for stroke, heart ... Read more...

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Chewing gum can boost teens’ academic performance


April 23rd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A new study has given students the perfect excuse to chew gum in classrooms: the "mouth-exerciser" can boost academic performance of teenagers.That's the conclusion of a new research ... Read more...

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Berries may help keep wrinkles at bay


April 22nd, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): The latest beauty cream that can be added in a woman's skin care regimen can be found in berries. A new study has found that an antioxidant present ... Read more...

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Fish oil could help prevent Parkinson’s disease


April 20th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Incorporating an omega three fatty acid- found in fish oil- in the diet could help prevent diseases like Parkinson's and Huntington's.Dr. Nicolas Bazan, form the Louisiana State University ... Read more...

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Early exposure to marijuana has negative affects on memory later in life


April 20th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Exposure to marijuana or hashish during adolescence has a lasting impact on cognitive processes such as learning and memory, says a new study.Lead researcher Dr. Peter Winsauer, ... Read more...

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Birds ability to see UV wavelengths helps them spot cuckoo in the nest


July 16th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Ever wondered how birds spot cuckoos eggs in their nests. Well, Czech researcher Marcel Honza says that their ability to see UV wavelengths helps them with this ... Read more...

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