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Research reveals how much of mom, dad are active in us


September 6th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) The massive Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) reveals a human genome infinitely richer and more complex than envisioned even a decade ago, including how much of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Landslides among biggest killers worldwide: Study


August 16th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, 16 (IANS) Landslides kill 10 times more people worldwide than previously estimated, according to the latest research from the UK.A new database of hazards shows landslides claimed 32,300 lives ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Hunter-gatherers, modern men use same energy levels’


July 26th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Surprisingly, hunter gatherers and their current day counterparts expend the same energy levels, says a new finding, upsetting one of the most entrenched popular notions that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mice also foIlowed migrating humans: Study


March 19th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Unlike dogs, house mice may not be man's best friend, but they accompanied the two-legged specimen on their colonising drives.Study co-author Eleanor Jones (affiliated with the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tiger on prowl in Lucknow’s neighbourhood


January 10th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) A fully-grown tiger on the prowl for the last five days near Rehman-Khera village, about 18 km from Lucknow, has caused panic in the area. Authorities ... Read more...

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Modern humans scripted Neanderthals’ disappearance


July 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) What befell our Neanderthal ancestors to make them vanish after their domination of the world for 300,000 years? Modern humans, say scientists. According to Cambridge University ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How sickle haemoglobin protects against malaria


April 29th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A study has unravelled the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell haemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection.The study was conducted by researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human language may have originated in Africa


April 15th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Wondering where did humanity utter its first words? Sub-Saharan Africa.A new linguistic analysis attempted to rewrite the story of Babel by borrowing from the methods of genetic analysis ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s reef fish systems threatened by human overpopulation


April 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study has found that the highly diverse reef fish systems are the most vulnerable to human threats.In a large collaborative analysis, 55 scientists from 49 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s how people recognize faces


March 17th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique to find out how our brain processes facial identity.They have used an innovative technique called steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) to evaluate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex selection to lead to 20pc more men than women by 2030 in India


March 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): A new study has warned that in the next two decades, large parts of India will have an excess of young men by up to 20 percent because ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pollution forms an invisible barrier for marine life


March 11th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Rapidly growing human populations near the ocean are massively altering coastal water ecosystems, according to a new study.One of the most extensive human stressors is the discharge of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets prevent Japanese Encephalitis


March 9th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Using treated mosquito nets could drastically reduce the transmission of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) to humans, reveals a new study.The study conducted by the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Evolution caused genetic variation that may affect diabetes


February 8th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have identified genetic variations in a hormone involved in the secretion of insulin-a molecule that regulates blood sugar levels-that occur more frequently in some human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Life expectancy for ‘early modern and late archaic humans was same’


January 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has found that the life expectancy was probably the same for early modern and late archaic humans.Erik Trinkaus examined ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

30,000-yr-old finger bone found in Siberia is from ‘mystery human relative’


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a 30,000-year-old bone finger fossil of a little girl found in Siberia in 2008, was neither a Neanderthal nor an early modern human, but ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

EPA: Saccharin is not a health threat


December 18th, 2010 - 2:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the latest reports from the Environmental Protection Agency, saccharin is no longer a health threat. It ought to be mentioned that it was believed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Lost civilization’ submerged beneath Persian Gulf


December 9th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A study has revealed that a once fertile landmass now submerged beneath the Persian Gulf may have been home to some of the earliest human populations outside Africa. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Loss of biodiversity ‘threatens human health’


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): A new research has warned that the loss of biodiversity-from beneficial bacteria to charismatic mammals-threatens human health.Researchers at the Bard College, New York, found that the loss ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nature and humans destroying aquatic food webs


October 16th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new research has suggested that humans and nature itself are making it tough for rivers to continue in their central role to support fish species.Globally, rivers and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pitcher-plant-dwelling mosquito shows effects of Earth’s changing climate


August 25th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oregon have determined the genetic structure of the pitcher-plant-dwelling mosquito, the first animal to show an evolutionary response to rapid climate change.They ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Adapting to warming could worsen climate change


August 7th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): A new study has concluded that the way humanity reacts to climate change may do more damage to many areas of the planet than climate change itself unless ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The United Nations Recommends That The Farmers Utilize Pepper Spray To Frighten Wild Elephants


July 20th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The United Nations (UN) had a piece of advice on Monday for farmers, whose crops have been attacked by wild creatures like elephants. The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Increasing urine BPA level tied to worsening male sexual function


May 28th, 2010 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Raising Bisphenol-A levels in urine is linked to worsening male sexual function, according to a study.The Kaiser Permanente research has been published online in the Journal of Andrology.Increasing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

20th-century warming in Lake Tanganyika endangers fish, livelihoods


May 18th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): Lake Tanganyika, the second-oldest and second-deepest lake in the world, has recorded unprecedented high temperatures during the last 100 years.Situated in East Africa, the lake's surface waters are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s rising consumption killing off third of all plants and animals


May 9th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): With human populations surging and people consuming more, animal and plant species are being killed off faster than ever before, says a United Nations report.The report, which has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Pompeii-like’ excavations in India shed light on life before and after Toba super-eruption


February 28th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): 'Pompeii-Like' excavations in southern and northern India shed light on the kind of human settlements existing before and after the Toba super-eruption 74,000 years ago.The international research team, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA evidence has enriched our understanding of human history on Earth


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A collection of recent reviews has offered a timely update on how new genetic evidence, together with archaeological and linguistic evidence, has enriched our understanding of human history ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study explains why humans outlive apes


January 27th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at the USC Davis School of Gerontology have found why humans outlive apes.The genetic adaptation that increases human lifespan is also responsible for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Domestication of rice ‘behind Asians’ alcohol flush reaction’


January 20th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Chinese researchers hold rice responsible for the alcohol flush reaction, an unpleasant response to alcohol that is relatively common in people of Asian descent.Writing in the open access ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earlier exposure to flu viruses ‘makes people immune to current H1N1 influenza’


October 15th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists at University of California, Davis, have found that earlier exposure to the seasonal flu viruses provide people with some level of immunity to the 2009 H1N1 influenza ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Four giant stone-age axes found in African lake basin


September 13th, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has found four giant stone hand axes from the dry basin of Lake Makgadikgadi in the Kalahari Desert in Africa, dating back to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Warming turns global poor’s staple into poison


September 11th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Cassava - the staple of 750 million impoverished people in Africa, Asia and Latin America - is turning more toxic with much smaller yields, thanks to global warming ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Human impacts and environmental factors changing northwest Atlantic ecosystem


September 2nd, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new report by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has determined that human impacts and environmental factors are changing the northwest Atlantic ecosystem.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s last remaining “pristine” forest under threat


August 26th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, August 26 (ANI): A team of international researchers has found that the world's last remaining "pristine" forest, namely the boreal forest across large stretches of Russia, Canada and other northern countries, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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