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Project on for developing catalyst to liquefy coal: Coal India


September 11th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) State-run Coal India, which is emphasising on Coal to Liquid (CTL) conversion technology, said a project for development of indigenous catalyst for the process is under ... Read more...

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Sleep loss jolts immune system into hyperactivity: Study


July 1st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 1 (IANS) Severe sleep loss jolts the immune system into hyperactivity, producing the same response as thrown up by exposure to stress, says a study. Researchers in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Respect brings more happiness than bank balance


June 21st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Overall happiness is based on the degree of respect and admiration you command in society, rather than your bank balance, says a new research. Psychological scientist ... Read more...

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Dads can ground kids in perseverance


June 17th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Fathers can show their adolescent children the way to perseverance and grounding in positive traits, new research says. Brigham Young University professors Laura Padilla-Walker and ... Read more...

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Childhood abuse may cause suicidal thoughts in adulthood


April 25th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Children who suffer physical abuse are likely to harbour suidical thoughts as adults, a new study from the University of Toronto has said.According to the report, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientist unravels how HIV hijacks body defences


January 1st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) An American scientist has unravelled how the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) appropriates the body's own defences to promote AIDS, a discovery that could help curb its ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel mystery of missing mineral


December 12th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a cache of dolomite in coral reefs, ending a 100-year quest for the missing mineral. "For over a century, scientists have puzzled ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gene study offers clues on memory puzzle


July 10th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have shed light on why it is easier to learn about things related to what we already know than it is to learn about unfamiliar ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cuddling vital for long-term happiness among couples


July 5th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Cuddling and caressing are vital for long-term satisfaction in relationships, according to an international study. The couples, over 1,000 from the US, Brazil, Germany, Japan and ... 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...

Posted in World |

Turning ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ could help cure obesity


May 4th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, paving the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Migraine headaches in kids linked to common heart defect


March 31st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has suggested a connection between migraine headaches in children and a heart defect called patent foramen ovale.Roughly 15 pc of children suffer from migraines, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Turkey objects to NATO military intervention in Libya


March 14th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 14 (IANS) The Turkish government Monday objected to the idea of military intervention by NATO forces in Libya, stating that such an action would not help in finding ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Study sheds new light on the causes of chronic liver cirrhosis


March 14th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Scientists have offered new clues into the genetics underlying a chronic form of liver disease, called primary biliary cirrhosis, which can lead to transplant surgery for patients.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our emotions drive us to do the right or wrong thing


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that it's our emotions that drive us to do a right or wrong thing.A study by Rimma Teper, Michael Inzlicht, and Elizabeth Page-Gould ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dairy products aren’t necessarily bad for your health


February 12th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Fen 12 (ANI): A new study has challenged the long-held beliefs about the impact of saturated fatty acids (SFA) on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).Experts concluded that "single risk factors ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

iPad animation to help assess mobility in elderly accurately


January 20th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Till now, health care professionals have not had an easy and effective way to assess mobility in elderly people.Now, health and exercise science professors of Wake Forest University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Male echidnas wake hibernating females to mate


January 12th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has unlocked some surprising traits of the echidnas.Tasmanian researchers have found that these spiky mammals are particularly not careful at all when it comes to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetics ‘risk blindness with just two drinks a day’


December 4th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists from Utrecht University have found that diabetics who drink just two glasses of wine a day may be at greater risk of losing their sight.Their research showed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Evolving’ malaria-transmitting mosquito ‘to complicate disease control efforts’


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): The major malaria-transmitting mosquito species, Anopheles gambiae, is evolving into two separate species with different traits, a development that could both complicate malaria control efforts and potentially require ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism that causes high blood pressure uncovered


October 7th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Brit scientists have discovered a mechanism in the body that causes high blood pressure-a feat that could lead to new treatments for the condition.Researchers have found for ... Read more...

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Pomegranate juice reduces ’spare tyre in men, muffin top in women’


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Scientists believe that pomegranate juice can help shift middle-age spread - it has the power to reduce the fat stored round the stomach - the 'spare tyre' in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Video gaming prepares brain for bigger tasks


September 27th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 27 (IANS) Playing video games for hours on end may not be that bad after all. It could perhaps prepare your child to become a skilled surgeon one day. Playing video ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Video games may prepare your kids’ brains for bigger tasks


September 25th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): The next time you see your son hooked on to a video game, tell him to spend an hour extra with the joystick, for it might just turn ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Possible risk gene for schizophrenia identified


September 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a risk gene for schizophrenia, including a potentially causative mutation, using genome-wide association data-mining techniques and independent replications.Although scientists have earlier used genome-wide association studies ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, ‘brain atlas’ to understand disorders of the mind


September 8th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): A researcher at Tel Aviv University is building on a previously developed tool to understand how different parts of the human brain "connect" - and use the information ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parents ‘more likely to suffer depression in 1st year after childbirth’


September 7th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that parents face the highest risk of depression in the first year after a child's birth.Experiencing an episode of depression is highly likely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spitzer Telescope spots mix of asteroids near Earth


September 5th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed a colourful mixed bunch of asteroids, with a surprisingly wide array of compositions, much like an assorted box of candies.Some are dark ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Muscular dystrophy gene mystery cracked


August 20th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.They have identified a DNA ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists uncover oldest animal fossils in Australia


August 18th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Scientists may have uncovered the oldest animal fossils in Australia. It is believed that the primitive sponge-like creatures lived in ocean reefs about 650 million years ago.The shelly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare protein may regulate cocaine intake


August 16th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): A new study has found that a regulatory protein best known for its role in a rare genetic brain disorder may help in controlling the intake of cocaine.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vedanta, NITR joins hands for waste utilization


August 12th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) Thursday signed an agreement with National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, to develop technologies for utilization of waste generated in the alumina industry. The pact was ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Personality in 1st grade sticks for life: Study


August 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): The personalities we develop as children stay with us throughout our life, says a new study."We remain recognizably the same person," Live Science quoted Christopher Nave, a doctoral ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Underwater Census Reveals The Extent Of The Unknown


August 8th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a revelation that can only be called mind blowing, a group of scientists have announced that there are a total of 230,000 species of living ... Read more...

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Women most vulnerable to PTSD in their 50s


July 21st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Researchers have found that men are most vulnerable to Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) between the ages of 41 and 45 years, while women are most vulnerable at 51 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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