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Scientists fashion first ever ‘cyborg’ tissues


August 27th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Harvard scientists have created a type of the first ever "cyborg" tissue, by marrying a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nano-scale wires with modified human tissues.A ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep can slow you down


July 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) If you sleep only for five to six hours, it is bound to affect your work negatively. Experts recommend eight hours of sleep for ideal health ... Read more...

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Four young Indian-American scientists honoured by Obama


July 24th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Four Indian-American researchers figure among 96 named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest ... Read more...

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Scientists discover E coli’s Achilles heel


July 16th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Researchers have identified E. coli's Achilles heel - a molecule's previously unknown role in fighting it off and other bacterial infections.The lethal bug continues to infiltrate ... Read more...

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Coffee lowers risk of common skin cancer


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Drinking more coffee could lower the risk of basal cell carcinoma, the commonest form of skin cancer, according to a new study. "Our data indicate that ... Read more...

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Beware of the power of suggestions!


June 7th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 7 (IANS) Deliberate suggestions can influence how people perform in learning and memory tasks, which products they prefer and how they respond to supplements and medicines, a study ... Read more...

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8 Indian-Americans get medal for community service


May 17th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 17 (IANS) Eight Indian-Americans are among the recipients of this year's Ellis Island Medal of Honour presented to more than 100 immigrants for their community service.The eight, ... Read more...

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Compound in apple, onion can beat blood clots: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Rutin, a chemical present in apple, orange, onion and green and black tea, not only keeps blood clots at bay but can also be part of ... Read more...

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Living along roadways increases death risk for heart patients


May 8th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Heart attack survivors living within 100 metres of major roadways face increased risk of death from all causes.A survey of 3,547 heart attack survivors (average age ... Read more...

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Minimising fat with more exercise easy way to shed weight


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Eating less fat and doing more exercise is the simplest and the straightest way to slimming, says a new study that vindicates a common sense approach ... Read more...

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‘Ice cream headache’ can lead to new painkillers


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Eating ice cream or really chilled soft drinks can trigger crushing headaches in some people, momentarily freezing the brain. New insight into how this happens could ... Read more...

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New tool to diagnose autism within minutes


April 12th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new tool that will diagnose autism in young children within mere minutes instead of the hours that it currently takes.Diagnosing autism is ... Read more...

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Profiles of candidates for World Bank president


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The World Bank announced here Friday that Jim Yong Kim from the US, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Colombia's Jose Antonio Ocampo are the three candidates for ... Read more...

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Obama nominates Jim Yong Kim to head World Bank


March 24th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANs) US President Barack Obama Friday nominated South Korean-born physician Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank.Obama said Kim, president of Dartmouth College, has the development ... Read more...

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Over cleanliness could wreck immune system!


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Evidence is growing that dirt and germs protect against disease -- and that our indoor-based, ultra-clean lifestyles are bad for our health.It is said that without ... Read more...

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Many keep smoking even after cancer diagnosis


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) A large number of people, believe it or not, continue to puff away merrily even after being diagnosed with lung and colorectal (large intestine) cancer.Putting a ... Read more...

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Beware that broken heart after bereavement


January 10th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Beware -- chances of a heart attack shoot up 21-fold within the first 24 hours after the loss of a loved one.The risk of heart attack ... Read more...

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Seeds of obesity epidemic sown in babyhood


November 8th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) The growth charts that paediatricians use can predict a baby's probability of becoming obese later in life. A population-based study by the Children's Hospital Boston and ... Read more...

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Mindfulness is the best antidote to stress


November 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The best antidote to stress is mindfulness, existing in the here and now, not in the past or future, suggest meditation gurus. Researchers have now drawn ... Read more...

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Eavesdropping on cells’ chats with nano-sensors


July 18th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Using nanotechnology, researchers successfully attached sensors to cell surfaces to monitor single cell chats in real-time. This first-time cutting edge innovation provides the ability to further ... Read more...

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New material may restore vocal cords


July 15th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) A polymer gel, developed by scientists, could be implanted into scarred vocal cords to restore their normal functioning.The gel, which mimics key traits of human vocal ... Read more...

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Low body fat no protection against heart risk


June 27th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A lower body fat level may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, researchers say. Douglas P. Kiel and David Karasik, researchers at ... Read more...

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Genes linked to migraine discovered


June 13th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) US scientists have discovered three gene variants linked to migraine, a move that could help understand the cause of severe headaches.Inheriting any one of the ... Read more...

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Blame your gut for your skin allergies


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): According to a new study, many children with atopic dermatitis also have food allergies, and in the course of skin contact with food allergens, the disease can worsen.Atopic ... Read more...

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Tai chi can help heart failure patients


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi can perk up mood and prospects of patients with chronic heart failure."Preliminary evidence suggests that meditative exercise may have ... Read more...

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Tai chi benefits people with chronic heart failure


April 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): The ancient Chinese meditative exercise of tai chi appears to improve the quality of life, mood and exercise self-efficacy for people suffering from chronic heart failure, according to ... Read more...

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Meditation helps decrease stress, suppress info overload


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Mindfulness meditation helps regulate a vital brain wave called the alpha rhythm which suppresses information overload and improves memory, besides easing pain. It involves focusing ... Read more...

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This substance tricks brain to ease Parkinson’s


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) A painstaking search through nearly 390,000 chemical compounds has isolated a substance that can sneak through the brain's protective barrier and trick it into easing Parkinson's ... Read more...

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Four Pulitzer winners who made India proud


April 19th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Four eminent and enterprising personalities of Indian origin have won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Here is a quick look at them.Gobind ... Read more...

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Brain ’shrinks 10 years before Alzheimer’s appears’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease may start shrinking up to a decade before dementia is diagnosed.For the study, ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for breast cancer identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein that alters nutrition of breast cancer cells, which can be a potential therapeutic target in the development of effective therapies for the disease.They ... Read more...

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Leptin restores fertility, may improve lean women’s bone health


April 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Women with extremely low body fat, including runners and dancers, and those with eating disorders may be able to restore their fertility and reduce their risk of bone ... Read more...

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Finding paves way for new personalized treatments to target inflammation


April 5th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers have found a way of mimicking the body's natural mechanism of fighting inflammation.During inflammation cells release very small particles termed 'microparticles' that retain features of their parent ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles could offer relief from skin allergies


April 4th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) scientists have suggested that tiny particles, only billionths of a meter in diameter, could offer relief to people who are allergic to the ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles could offer relief from rashes


April 4th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Nanoparticles, so tiny that 2,000 would fit across the thickness of a human hair, could prevent the itchy, red rash millions suffer because of allergy to ... Read more...

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