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Impulsive kids hooked on video games


February 24th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Impulsive children with a poor attention span play more video games, while other kids who are hooked on video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention ... Read more...

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Video game violence harmful for teenagers, evidence shows


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Scientific evidence shows that exposure to video game violence can harm teenagers. Three researchers analysed the research output of experts who filed a brief in a ... Read more...

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Violent video game is indeed harmful to teens


April 21st, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Three scientists have provided strong evidence that supports exposure to violent video game can certainly harm teens.They came to the conclusion after analysing the research output of ... Read more...

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Houseflies have more than 152,000 cousins!


April 19th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Houseflies have more than 152,000 cousins that have been described and named, and least that many more that haven't yet been discovered and described, a new research has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New computer interface helps students tackle real-world problems


April 12th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new project led by a group of Iowa State University faculty is helping students use what they have learned in the horticulture classroom and apply it to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Writing assignments boost students’ critical thinking skills


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): A new study has found that writing assignments boost critical thinking skills in students.Ann Marie VanDerZanden, a Iowa State University professor designed a curriculum that integrates reflective writing ... Read more...

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New plant species offers insights into how evolution works


March 18th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that a new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants.The new plant species, Tragopogon miscellus, appeared ... Read more...

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Just like humans, chimps and gorillas age gracefully


March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans, according to a new study.The finding comes from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns.It was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein pathway find may help solve Parkinson’s disease


March 1st, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 01 (ANI): Iowa State University researchers have discovered a protein pathway that may hold the secret to understand Parkinson's disease.Anumantha Kanthasamy, a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and the W. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pump that bacteria use to resist drugs described


February 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified and described two parts of the three-part system that pumps toxins from bacteria and allows them to resist antibiotics.The paper, led by Edward Yu of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why innocent suspects may confess to a crime


February 19th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new Iowa State University study has examined why innocent suspects may confess to a crime.In two experiments simulating choices suspects face in police interrogations, undergraduate subjects altered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Software turns fuzzy x-rays, MRIs into coloured 3D pictures


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) A special software called BodyViz converts fuzzy x-rays, MRIs and ultrasounds into full-colour 3D pictures.Surgeons can visually slice away the layers to examine a patient's anatomy and insert ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eyewitness accounts aren’t as reliable as previously thought


January 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Eyewitnesses likelihood of giving false information about any crime in subsequent retellings increases if they had described the offence to someone just after it occurred, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Video game addiction tied to depression, anxiety in kids


January 20th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Many parents are concerned about the amount of time their kids spend playing video games and have often expressed the difficulty in pulling them away from the screen.Now, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Standard candles’ Cepheids not quite as standard as once thought


January 13th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Astronomers have now gathered proof that Cepheids, which were thought of "standard candles" used to illuminate the size of the universe, are not quite as standard.Standard candles are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bio-based polymers that heal cracks on the anvil


January 9th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Iowa State University researchers are developing biorenewable polymers capable of healing themselves as they degrade and crack.Lead researcher Michael Kessler said that the results of this research might ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Freshwater methane emission changes greenhouse gas equation


January 7th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Greenhouse gas uptake by continents is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas, to newly released data by an international team of scientists.John Downing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New process improves solar cell efficiency by 20pc


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new process that improves the efficiency of polymer solar cells by 20 percent by increasing light absorption is the latest feat in solar technology, achieved by researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vinegar-natural source of nitrate to safeguard organic pork


November 14th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that vegetable juice powder could provide a natural source of nitrate to serve as a curing agent for pork and still be classified as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian American sworn in as America’s top science official


October 19th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) IIT Madras alumnus, Subra Suresh, has been sworn in as the director of America's National Science Foundation (NSF), the top US science body with a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bad neighbourhoods can have depressing effect on health


October 7th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): People living in bad neighbourhoods have a depressing effect on their health, found two Iowa State University researchers.Daniel Russell, an Iowa State professor of human development and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes of major disease-causing mosquito decoded


October 1st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers examined genes that are turned on during infection in a type of mosquito that is not only a pest, but transmits disease-causing pathogens. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover pumps that allow bacteria to resist drugs


September 24th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory researchers have discovered the crystal structures of pumps that remove heavy metal toxins from bacteria, making them resistant to antibiotics.It ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cattle’s eyes may become new windows to detect mad cow disease


September 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by Iowa State University, US, says that the eyes of cattle may reveal signs of neurological disorders such as mad cow disease.Noticing the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Iowa State University Closed After Flooding From 3 Days of Rain


August 12th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After the area surrounding the Iowa State University received three days of heavy rain, resulting in nine inches total rainfall, the school has been forced to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iowa flooding forces the closure of the State University, 1 dead


August 12th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Des Moines, Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Iowa flooding has created havoc in the lives of the inhabitants of the region. According to reports hundreds of people needed to be evacuated ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

High heels may lead to joint degeneration, knee osteoarthritis


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 03 (ANI): A new study has found that prolonged wearing of and walking in high heels can contribute to joint degeneration and knee osteoarthritis.An Iowa State University kinesiology master's student ... Read more...

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TV, video games cause attention-related problems


July 7th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Viewing television and playing video games can lead to attention problems in youths. A study led by Iowa State University psychologists found that children who exceeded the daily two ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

TV viewing, video game play linked to kids’ attention problems


July 7th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A new study has found that both viewing television and playing video games are linked with increased attention problems in youths.The research found that children who exceeded ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researcher verifies brain’s master switch


May 9th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A researcher at Iowa State University has verified the protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch that allows brains to function.Yeon-Kyun Shin, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain’s master switch may help understand several disorders


May 8th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) A protein long suspected to be the master switch that activates the brain has been identified, and it may be useful in understanding brain malfunctions such as autism, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Faster salmonella detection now possible with new technique


May 5th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Using a new technology, a scientist is working on a faster method to detect and genetically identify salmonella from contaminated foods.Byron Brehm-Stecher, an Iowa State University researcher, wants ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fred Hoiberg Back In Iowa, As The Coach


April 28th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Iowa, Apr 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fred Hoiberg has been announced as the newly hired coach of the Iowa State University. The coach formerly played with the Cyclones themselves. The appointment ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Preliminary Study Say Video Games Don’t Effect Sleep


April 16th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an article which was posted by Rueters in 2007, we were told that "excessive" PC game time impairs sleep memory. In the article they ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cyberbullying can cause psychological distress among nonheterosexual youth


March 9th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new American study has revealed the prevalence of cyberbullying and its psychological impact on nonheterosexual youth.According to research carried out at Iowa State University, one out of ... Read more...

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