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Bit of gossip might do you world of good


December 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) A bit of gossip could do you a world of good, easing stress and anxiety, besides boosting positive hormones. A friend's marriage on the verge of ... Read more...

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Wily wasps dump foraging ants far from food sources


March 31st, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Wasps, frustrated at having to compete with foraging ants, pick them up in their mandibles and dump them far from food sources. As the number of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Burning brown fat could be the key to tackling obesity


December 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new discovery may pave way for treating obesity not just by diet and exercise, but simply by burning the right kind of fat - brown fat.Researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis identified


November 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a key enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that enables the microbe to reproduce rapidly, promising a golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis (TB).The human equivalent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny cricket possesses world’s ‘biggest’ testicles


November 11th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) It may only be half the size of a human finger, but the tuberous bushcricket has the biggest testicles in the world relative to its body weight! ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Monkeys like watching TV, study shows


June 16th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): A new study by Japanese scientists has shown that monkeys like watching television.Scientists monitored the brain of a three-year-old male rhesus macaque during an experiment and found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Walnuts: good for the heart, prostate


March 24th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Walnut consumption slows the growth of prostate cancer in mice and has beneficial effects on multiple genes related to the control of tumour growth and metabolism, researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Oxidative stress a primary cause of genetic mutations


September 8th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 8 (ANI): Tracking genetic mutations through the human equivalent of about 5,000 years, scientists in the U.S. have for the first time shown that oxidative DNA damage is a primary ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists uncover vulnerable enzyme that can be targeted to kill dangerous pathogens


August 28th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): A collaborative study conducted by researchers from three institutions in the U.S. has shown that an enzyme, which is essential to many bacteria, can be targeted to kill ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Middle-aged mice fed with antibiotic live longer


July 10th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Middle-aged mice, fed with the anti-biotic rapamycin, lived between nine and 14 percent longer than other mice, according to a new study. The drug has the potential to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

HIV’s ‘hide and seek’ could make it weaker


May 9th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 9 (ANI): HIV usually plays a game of hide and seek to dodge the immune system, but a new study has claimed that such playfulness actually makes the deadly virus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Walnuts can help keep breast cancer at bay


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Walnuts contain compounds that reduce the risk of breast cancer, claims a new study.Elaine Hardman, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at Marshall University School of Medicine, said that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Apple juice can delay onset of Alzhemier’s


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Drinking apple juice helped mice deliver above average performances in maze trials, which maintained the same level of mental fitness that was otherwise observed as these mice aged.Thomas ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Apple juice can delay onset of Alzheimer’’s disease


January 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Drinking apple juice could help delay the onset of Alzheimer''s disease, says a new study.The study, which has been published in the January 2009 issue of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

John Travolta-style dancing is the best way to win woman’’s heart!


October 12th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): John Travoltas flamboyant dance style in Saturday Night Fever is of the kind that is the most attractive to women, according to a new research.To determine which ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tiny reef fish inspire submarine designers


June 18th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 18 (IANS) The wing-like fins of tiny reef fish allow them to cruise at the human equivalent of 60 km per hour and also negotiate strong currents with ease. Their ... Read more...

Posted in World |

EU to bring in implanted microchip ID - for horses


June 10th, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, June 9 (DPA) Starting next year, all permanent residents of the European Union (EU) should not only have a passport, but be marked with an implanted microchip, the EU's executive decided ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Environmental enrichment can help reduce cocaine use


April 7th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 7 (ANI): A new study in monkeys has found that simple environmental enrichment and increased social stress can both affect the level of individual drug use.In previous studies, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Motherhood makes women braver, faster and more laid-back


March 19th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Mar 19 (ANI): You might be making losing your night sleep to the task of changing diapers, but mommyhood is actually good for the brain, as it makes mums braver, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Excess of sugary beverages may increase Alzheimers risk


December 8th, 2007 - 8:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): A new study has found that excess drinking of sugary beverages like soda may increase the risk of Alzheimers disease.The research carried out on mice, was not able ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein that helps salamanders re-grow limbs identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:20 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why some people are allergic to fish and milk


November 14th, 2007 - 2:15 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Health |

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