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Binge drinking in teen years affects brain behaviour

April 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Binge drinking during adolescence, which marks a critical period for brain development, can impact its growth, affecting behaviour. "The question is, what impact does alcohol binge-drinking ... Read more...

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Binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes

April 5th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes that could affect teens' lives as adults, according to new research.Adolescents represent the majority of people who binge drink. This ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Adults’ calorie-burning ‘brown fat’ is actually good for health

June 12th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): Want to shed your baby fat? Wait, don't do it just yet, for a new study has revealed that such a fat is good - as long as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People’s chemical exposure via plastic found to be higher than safe dose

June 11th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new study in monkeys has revealed that people might be exposed to the commonly used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) at levels much higher than the recommended safe ... Read more...

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Monkeys, babies, college kids can think about numbers without using language

February 14th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, February 13 (ANI): Duke University researchers say that basic "number sense" seems to be common to monkeys, babies, and college kids. The researchers came to this conclusion while studying how ... Read more...

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Molecular origin of blood stem cells unlocked

January 10th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Researchers at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found the molecular origin of blood stem cells, paving way for the development of new blood disorder therapies. Led ... Read more...

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How our brains work as GPS devices to bring things back in perspective

January 10th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Very often people forget where they are, but luckily enough, the feeling of being disoriented doesn''t last for more than a few seconds-all thanks to the mind. ... Read more...

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Our brain shows us the way when we are lost

January 10th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) All of us are familiar with the feeling of being lost or disoriented - an unsettling experience which passes quickly. It's our brain that keeps our confusion in ... Read more...

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Anti-obesity drugs may help treat flu, hepatitis and HIV

September 29th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): A team of researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Centre and Princeton University has discovered that existing anti-obesity drugs can be used to treat infections like ... Read more...

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Like humans, monkeys too have the ability to plan ahead

December 7th, 2007 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): In humans the way of grasping an object, no matter how uncomfortable, is typically influenced more by their knowledge of what they intend to do with it rather ... Read more...

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Young chimps better than humans in remembering numerals

December 4th, 2007 - 1:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 4 (ANI): Young chimpanzees overshadowed human adults in remembering numerals in a recent study, published in the journal Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press.There are still many people, ... Read more...

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