integrative biology

Can traumatic memories be erased?


April 28th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Can war veterans, rape victims and other people who have witnessed horrific crimes have their traumatic memories erased? Scientists believe so."I think we will be able ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to reduce traumatic memories


April 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): In a new study, UCLA life scientists have made a discovery that may make the reduction of traumatic memories a reality.Veterans of war, rape victims and other people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex or nice weather - the agonizing choice some birds face


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): A new University of Guelph study has found that some birds find themselves having to make a choice between migrating and mating, opting for either survival or breeding.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deal locally with climate change impact


March 21st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Think globally, but act locally when studying about plants, animals and the impact of global warming, advise researchers.Policy makers have been pressing biologists to dissect how ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Is Earth already on the brink of 6th mass extinction?


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has laid down the possibility that Earth may already be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, like those that occurred only five times ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kashmiri people have Dravidian genes, says writer French


January 13th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Noted British non-fiction writer Patrick French says his research into the genetics of the Indian caste system showed "there were traces of Dravidian genes" in Kashmiris ... Read more...

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Why female squirrels are promiscuous


December 16th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Guelph have finally discovered why female squirrels are so darn promiscuous.Turns out it has nothing to do with genes and everything to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tibetans underwent ‘fastest genetic change’ in human history to thrive at high altitude


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Tibetans split off from the Han Chinese some 3,000 years ago and since then rapidly developed a unique ability to thrive at high altitudes and low oxygen levels, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The pesticide that turns male frogs into females


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Atrazine, one of the world's most widely used pesticides, can turn male frogs into females, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, biologists.According to researchers, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wheels already turning on Earth’s sixth mass extinction


December 28th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 28 (ANI): A scientific analysis of millions of years of data has suggested that if the course of human history is any model, then the wheels are already turning on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Like birds, humans too make reproduction-suppressing hormone


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Just like birds, humans too make a hormone that suppresses reproduction, say neuroscientists at University of California, Berkeley.The study opens door to development of a new class of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Is another mass extinction of mammals on the way?


December 18th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Thanks to global warming and ecological degradation, the sixth mass extinction is already on the way, equal to the "big five" that occurred over the past 450 million ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mammals may be nearly half way towards mass extinction


December 18th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): A new analysis by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Pennsylvania State University, has shown that North American mammals are one-fifth to one-half the way towards ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India maps human genome, joins elite league (Lead)


December 8th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India has successfully mapped the human genome that will help develop effective drug development in the country, an achievement that puts the country among an elite league ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New technique paves way for effective liver disease treatments


October 10th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, San Diego have developed a novel technique that would pave way for more effective treatments for liver disease.During the study, researchers utilized ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oldest hominid skeleton rewrites human evolutionary history


October 2nd, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): An international team of scientists has confirmed the discovery of the oldest hominid skeleton on Earth, which at 4.4 million years of age, would revolutionize our understanding of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Regular exercise benefits older women as much as younger women


September 19th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): Regular vigorous exercise benefits postmenopausal women just like younger women, according to two studies.The results were based on the studies of endurance training in 50-something women."There is some ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Postmenopausal women benefit from endurance training


September 19th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Marilyn Graham was 56 when she signed up for a gruelling hour of cycling each morning for 12 weeks. She was occasionally decked out in a mask, a heart ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

California’s horned lizard is actually 3 species


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have shown that when the coast horned lizard moved north from Baja California and spread throughout the state, it diverged into at least ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How a plant hormone is crucial in controlling root growth


July 8th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): An international group of scientists, led by the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology at The University of Nottingham, UK, has shed light on how a plant hormone is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biologists assemble most extensive genetic resource for reef-building coral


May 12th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A team led by biologists from The University of Texas at Austin, US, has assembled a nearly complete collection of genes for a species of reef-building coral.The scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Long, sexy tails not a drawback for male hummingbirds birds


March 13th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): The long tails sported by male birds in the tropics are often considered a distinct disadvantage because they lead to as much as a 50 percent greater ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nutrigenomics may help develop personalized diets for disease prevention


December 30th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): In a new article, researchers have explored the emerging field of Nutrigenomics, which aims to identify the genetic factors that influence the body''s response to diet something ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Infection may actually help protect insects


November 3rd, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that certain type of bacteria, Wolbachia, can actually protect flies from mortality caused by pathogenic viruses. Insect virologist Karyn Johnson and her colleagues from ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Genome sequencing will help to identify causes of ailments: CSIR


September 28th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Sept 28 (ANI): Dr. Samir Brahmachari, the Director General of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Sunday said that with the advent of genome sequencing, identifying the proteins ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Modern biology holds key to many challenges: Sibal


September 27th, 2008 - 11:27 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Sept 27 (ANI): Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Kapil Sibal on Saturday said that modern biology holds the key to many challenges to prevent and cure ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Even one bout of exercise can improve obese peoples metabolic health


September 27th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 27 (ANI): A study on five American women suggests that even one bout of exercise can help overweight people improve their metabolic health, and prevent obesity-related complications like diabetes. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India leads the way for personalising medicine in developing countries


September 19th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 19 (ANI): India is playing a major role in raising the standard of personalised medicine across the world, especially developing countries. Though the idea of personalized therapeutics based on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sea squirt can teach us a thing or two about sex


August 27th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) When it comes to sex, the little sea squirt can teach males a thing or two about how to retain the upper hand in competing for females. The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Animal nerve cells evolved from marine sponges


August 21st, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Queensland have traced the origins of one of the most important steps in animal evolution - the development of nerves. Professor Bernie ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Spineless marine sponge built our nerves


August 21st, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Queensland University researchers have traced the evolution of nerves to one of the unlikeliest objects in existence - the marine sponge. "Sponges have one of the most ancient ... Read more...

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Dying amphibians signal impending biodiversity crisis


August 13th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) An alarming decline in amphibian species signals an impending biodiversity disaster or a new mass extinction threatening the planet, according to University of California researchers. "There's no question ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mass decline of frog populations a sign of global biodiversity disaster


August 13th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): Researchers from the University of California, Berkley, US, have suggested that the devastating declines of amphibian species around the world are a sign of a large-scale biodiversity ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Global climate change could severely impact Californias unique native plants


June 25th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A new study has indicated that climate change could severely impact Californias unique native plants, which could suffer more than an 80 percent reduction in geographic range ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Geckos rely on their tails to prevent falls and perform aerial maneuvers


March 18th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): In a new research, biologists have determined that geckos rely on their tails to keep from falling off vertical surfaces and doing aerial maneuvers, which is already ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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