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Japan quake triggers sharp rise in heart disease


August 28th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 28 (IANS) The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11 last year, in which nearly 16,000 people were killed, also triggered a sharp rise in the ... Read more...

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Kids know when you are faking distress


August 21st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 21 (IANS) Even three-year-old infants can tell whether your are only whining or genuinely upset, report researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology."This study provides the ... Read more...

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New study challenges babies with moral core finding


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 16 (IANS) New Zealand researchers have challenged a landmark US study finding that suggested that even six-month-old children possess a moral core that permits them to judge people ... Read more...

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Neanderthals ate vegetables, used plants as medicine


July 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Neanderthals were more sophisticated than they have been credited with. This has been corroborated by the first ever evidence that suggests they cooked plants for food ... Read more...

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Discovery of God Particle very exciting: Kasturirangan


July 5th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The discovery of the 'God particle' by scientists at the CERN research centre in Geneva is "very exciting" and the data needs to be studied, ... Read more...

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Scientists find car-sized turtle fossil


May 18th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Imagine a giant turtle the size of an average car with a shell large enough to double as a kiddie pool. Paleontologists from North Carolina State ... Read more...

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Trans fats can saddle you with belligerence


March 14th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Dietary trans fatty acids (dTFAs) may enhance taste but can leave you more irritable and belligerent, according to a new study.Based on a survey of 945 ... Read more...

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Deaf quicker at catching body language


January 13th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Deaf people who rely on sign language are quicker at catching on to body language than people with normal hearing, reveals a study. The latest study ... Read more...

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Video games spur creativity among kids


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Despite the bad press, playing video games may actually spur creativity among boys and girls, independently of their violent or non-violent nature.A study of nearly 500, ... Read more...

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Children can sense natural objects beyond ownership


October 7th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 7 (IANS) Even three-year-olds can sense that while man-made objects are owned, natural products like pine cones and sea shells are beyond ownership, new research has found."This provides ... Read more...

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Fathering at 50? Your kids may be autists


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children fathered by men aged 50 years or above face a higher risk of autism or schizophrenia due to a repetition or deletion of their genes, ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old palace discovered in Mexico


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) A team of Mexican specialists discovered remnants of a 2,000-year-old Mayan palace at an archaeological site in the southeastern state of Chiapas."The discovery constitutes the ... Read more...

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‘Freaky mouse’ defeats common poison


July 25th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Mice have found ways of outwitting humans in the matter of survival -- by evolving resistance to common poison.New research by Michael Kohn and colleagues at ... Read more...

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Climate change stifling ocean’s carbon uptake


July 11th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Climate change seems to be stifling the ocean's capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, a study says.It has actually been soaking up a third of all human ... Read more...

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Factor X in coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer’s


June 30th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) An unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine which seemingly offers protection against Alzheimer's. A new mouse study by University of South Florida has ... Read more...

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Depression too has a positive effect


May 5th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Traits likes sadness, pessimism and defeatism define depression, the world's most frequently diagnosed mental disorder -- but it does have a positive side-effect.A new study conducted ... Read more...

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Blocking action of protein blunts serious ill effects of high BP on heart


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins have revealed a new route to treat heart disease.They have found through mice studies that blocking the action of a signaling protein deep inside ... Read more...

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Weight loss improves memory and concentration


April 13th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Kent State University's researchers have discovered that weight loss help improve memory and concentration.Their study has shown that bariatric surgery patients exhibited improved memory function 12 weeks after ... Read more...

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DNA damage can help protect the body from infection


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have offered the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to ... Read more...

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Enzyme essential for healthy lung development discovered


March 30th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Scientists have provided the first evidence that Eya1 protein phosphatase is a crucial regulator of the development of embryonic lung epithelial stem cells.The correct functioning of lung epithelium ... Read more...

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Stress levels can lower immunity through bacteria


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Stress levels can make you more vulnerable to illness by altering the composition of bugs living in your gut."These bacteria affect immune function, and may help ... Read more...

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Stress affects balance of bacteria in gut


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new research has revealed that stress can change the balance of bacteria that naturally live in the gut."These bacteria affect immune function, and may help explain why ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuclear plant’s radioactive plume reaches U.S., but experts assure no threat to Americans


March 19th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A very low level radioactive plume from the earthquake-cum-tsunami affected nuclear complex in Japan has reportedly been detected in Sacramento, US, but health experts are of the ... Read more...

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How well our brain functions is based on our family’s genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): A new study, led by University of Melbourne, has shown that how well our brain functions is largely based on our family's genetic makeup.The study provides the first ... Read more...

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Eating apples could extend lifespan by 10pc: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away' is an old proverb.Now, researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong have reported the first evidence that the antioxidants ... Read more...

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Gut bacteria can control functions of organs: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new research has found that bacteria in the human gut may not just be helping digest food but also could be exerting some level of control over ... Read more...

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Stereotypes can deter consumer purchases: Study


February 24th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new research has found that the perception of negative stereotyping, particularly in the areas of financial services and automobile sales and service, can cause consumers to fear ... Read more...

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Flu vaccine made by faster method is also effective


February 23rd, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research published in the online journal The Lancet claims that speeding up flu vaccine development does not make the final product less effective compared to ... Read more...

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India through a different prism (Capital Buzz)


February 20th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indians themselves may be casting a cynical eye at the current goings-on and its impact on the future of the nation, but for the outside world, ... Read more...

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Brain function linked to birth size in new study


February 19th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists in UK have found the first evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight ... Read more...

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First evidence of gene transfer from human host to bacterial pathogen


February 14th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers have discovered the first evidence of a human DNA fragment in a bacterial genome.In this case, the transfer was observed in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium ... Read more...

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Plants adapt genetically to survive unfavourable environments


February 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A Purdue University study has discovered genetic evidence of how some plants adapt to live in unfavourable conditions.The findings could one day be used to help food crops ... Read more...

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Polar bear’s record 9-day continuous swim blamed on global warming


January 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists studying bears around the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, have revealed that a polar bear swam continuously for over nine days, which could be the result of ... Read more...

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Polar bears at risk as melting ice is making them swim greater distances


January 26th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists studying polar bears have claimed that the melting sea ice is making the animals swim greater distances, at the risk of their own health and future generations.Researchers ... Read more...

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Iraq war victims’ relatives shout, “it’s too late” as Blair regrets loss of lives


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Relatives of people who lost their lives in the Iraq war expressed anger at former British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the Chilcot Inquiry proceedings as he regretted ... Read more...

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