james fowler

Thin may get heavy if they socialise with obese


May 1st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Socialising with people heavier than yourself can make you put on weight, researchers claim. Scientists James Fowler and Nicholas Christakis examined 32 years of data collected ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Genes May Determine Friendships, Researchers Say


January 19th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) They say, a friend in need is a friend indeed. How do we make friends? Why do we like someone? Proceedings of the National Academy of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Your genes help you pick your friends: Study


January 18th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that groups of friends show patterns of genetic similarity.The study was conducted by lead author James Fowler, a social scientist at the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Genes explain why some people are Left wing


October 29th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) A 'liberal gene' literally imparts the radical tinge that makes one open to new ideas, alternative lifestyles and Left wing politics, says a study.The 'liberal gene' is a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Scientists Claim to Have Found ‘Liberal Gene’


October 29th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to new research, it is possible that genetics may play a part in how a person leans politically.A study, led by scientists at the University of San ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Popular Kids Get Flu Two Weeks Before Others, Study Reveals


September 17th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Who does not want to be popular? Popularity is one of the most coveted thing in todays generation. However, popularity has its drawbacks and pitfalls. Recent ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Generosity, kindness spread easily


March 9th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Acts of kindness, generosity and cooperation spread just as easily as bad ones. And it takes only a handful to really make a difference. Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One good act really is the catalyst for three others


March 9th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): Kindness is contagious, scientists have discovered. And good acts by a handful of individuals really can make a difference.Professor James Fowler, of the University of California, and his ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cooperative behavior is contagious


March 9th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Cooperative behavior is contagious and it spreads from person to person to person. When people benefit from kindness they "pay it forward" by helping others, say researchers.In a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can’t help being life of party? Thank your genes


January 28th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Have you ever wondered that genes could be the key to your popularity and being the life of any party and how it helps you network socially? Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Popularity may lie in your genes


January 27th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): People whore popular or who wish to be a wallflower may have their genes to thank, says a new research.Researchers from Harvard University and the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Happiness is contagious


December 5th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): Happiness is infectious, says a new study, which found that a persons proximity to cheerful people specifically partners, siblings and neighbours could make them happy too.In the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Surfers posting smiley photos attract happy friends on the net


June 27th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Just like real life, in virtual world too happy people attract joyful pals. Thats the conclusion of a new research, which says that people who post smiley ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social networks influence smokers to quit


May 22nd, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Most smokers quit the habit not singly but in droves, comprising spouses, friends, siblings and co-workers, thanks to the influence exerted by social networks, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Smokers stick together when kicking the butt


May 22nd, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A new study has found that when smokers quit the habit, odds are that the health triumph doesn't occur in isolation.Instead, the decision to quit smoking is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Subscribe