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Hope for baldness cure


April 30th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) New hopes of a cure for baldness have been sparked after Japanese researchers claimed to have successfully grown hair on hairless mice, The Independent reported Monday.Scientists ... Read more...

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Rogue DNA could trip the heart


April 26th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.Scientists from ... Read more...

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Brain protein shows promise in checking obesity


August 10th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Research by an Indian-origin scientist has shown that brain protein may actually hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar under control and keep unwanted ... Read more...

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Now, tongue-kiss your love online for real using a smooching machine!


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 3 (ANI): In a bid to enhance long-distance relationships, Japanese researchers have developed a kissing machine that lets users 'transmit the feeling of a kiss' over the Internet.The device, created ... Read more...

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Now a human-shaped mobile phone with skin-like outer layer


March 4th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): Japanese researchers have developed a mobile phone that resembles a human being, and which has a skin-like outer layer to enable users to feel closer to those on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Curved carbon to pave way for future nanoelectronics


January 24th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A new scientific discovery has paved the way for unprecedented control over the spin of electrons and may have a big impact on applications for spin-based nanoelectronics.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein study sheds light on insulin response and cancer cell growth


November 6th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): The United States and Japanese researchers have identified a key step in metabolic pathways linked to diabetes and cancer.TORC 2 activates a protein called Akt, which plays a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

TV images to come alive with evocative aromas


October 21st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Scientists are working on an amazing gadget that releases evocative aromas to match TV or computer images. The Smell-O-Vision style device will waft delicious cooking smells when a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mothers-in-law being cared for by daughters-in-law don’t live longer


October 9th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Always thought it's the mother-in-law who makes the life of her son's wife a living hell? Well, according to a research, the daughter-in-law is actually primed for revenge.Research ... Read more...

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Staying cool’s no sweat for women


October 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Researchers say women really do sweat far less than men, particularly during intensive exercise.On average, they tend to perspire half as much after similar amounts of physical activity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nobel Prize For Chemistry Shared By Japanese, U.S. Researchers


October 7th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez An American scientist and two Japanese researchers, who developed the techniques to bind carbon atoms, are the proud recipient on this year's Noble Prize in the field of chemistry. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Squash, stretch floating images in 3D TV


August 29th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Now you can squash or stretch the vibrant images that pop out of the TV screen, thanks to a new 3D system developed by Japanese researchers. In a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Boffins develop tool to bridge knowledge gap in digital realm


July 15th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Japanese researchers have come up with a tool that works in parallel with the Instant Messaging protocols for carrying text chat back and forth between connected IM programs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japanese researches film artificial butterfly in flight


May 20th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A group of Japanese researchers has succeeded in building a fully functional replica model - an ornithopter - of a swallowtail butterfly, and they have filmed it flying.The ... Read more...

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Scientists succeed in flying, filming replica butterfly


May 20th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Japanese researchers have built a fully functional replica of a swallowtail butterfly or ornithopter and they have filmed it in flight. Among the various types of butterflies, swallowtails are ... Read more...

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Diabetes linked to poor impulse control


February 11th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study by a team of Japanese researchers has shown that type-2 diabetes is linked to poor impulse control.The research, conducted by Hiroaki Kumano, from Waseda ... Read more...

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Healthy prion proteins protect nerve cells


January 25th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study suggests that prion proteins that can cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) play an important role in the nervous system.According to an international team of neuroscientists, these ... Read more...

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Thyme oil ‘can suppress inflammation’


January 14th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that essential oils derived from common herb, known as thyme, could help suppress inflammation.Essential oils from plants have long been a component of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blame calcium if you find food tasteless


January 9th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Next time you find food tasteless, you can blame calcium as it plays a role in taste-making, a new study shows. Japanese researchers have shown for the first time ... Read more...

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Calcium plays vital role in tickling our taste buds


January 9th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that calcium plays a vital role in tickling our taste buds.The team from Japanese researchers have shown that calcium channels on the tongue ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

8 percent of human genes come from virus


January 8th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Nearly eight percent of our genetic material comes from a virus and not from our ancestors, say US and Japanese researchers. The research showed that the genomes of humans ... Read more...

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Japanese researchers develop transparent goldfish


December 30th, 2009 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 30 (DPA) A team of Japanese researchers succeeded in developing goldfish with transparent scales and skin so that its organs and muscles can be seen. A joint team from Mie University ... Read more...

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Body clock disturbances linked to heart disease


December 14th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 14 (ANI): A new study has found that cardiovascular disease is connected to disturbances in the body's 24-hour clock, technically called circadian clock.A team on Japanese researchers conducted a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even five year olds are blessed with deductive logic skills


December 11th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new theory developed by Australian and Japanese researchers suggests that children as old as five can reason about the world from multiple viewpoints at the same time.Scientists ... Read more...

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Mathematics discloses new view in children’s cognitive development


December 11th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new theory developed by Australian and Japanese researchers suggests that children as old as five can reason about the world from multiple viewpoints at the same time.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monetary gain and high-risk tactics trigger brain activity


November 18th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Monetary gain and high-risk plans stimulate activity in the brain, according to Japanese researchers.Dr. Tadashi Ino and colleagues, from the Department of Neurology at the Rakuwakai-Otowa Hospital and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do some people have curly hair


November 9th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 9 (ANI): Wondering why do some people have curly hair? Well, Australian scientists claim to have identified a gene responsible for creating such tresses.Professor Nick Martin and Dr Sarah Medland ... Read more...

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Now, an emergency medical service system that predicts caller’s fate


October 21st, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Japanese researchers have come up with a computer program, which can tell if you are about to die by listening to your voice when you make an emergency ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene suppression could prevent heart from aging, preserve its function


October 13th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Suppressing a form of PI3K gene successfully prevented heart from aging and preserved its function in mice, a new study has found.The findings of the study could help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green tea component may help preserve stored platelets, skin tissues


September 15th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A major component in green tea, called epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), could help prolong the preservation of both stored blood platelets and cryopreserved skin tissues, according to two separate studies ... Read more...

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Slow-motion test probes how quakes flatten buildings


August 26th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Understanding how powerful earthquakes knock down tall buildings in mere seconds can help engineers design damage-proof buildings. But the nature of collapse is not well understood. It hasn't ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover proteins that produce larger pearls in less time


August 17th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two new proteins that are responsible for the iridescent beauty of pearls, and allow for the production of larger pearls in less time.Pearl and nacre, ... Read more...

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Molecular mechanism that lets bladder feel fullness of urine uncovered


August 8th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): Japanese researchers have uncovered a molecular mechanism that enables bladder urothelial cells to feel stretch stimulation, and thereby sense fullness of urine.Prof. Makoto Tominaga and Dr. Takaaki ... Read more...

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New transistors may reduce power leakage during ‘AC to DC conversion’ by a third


July 15th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Japanese researchers say that the leakage of power, which results when a gadget converts alternating current to direct current, may be reduced by a third by switching to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds too can build fireproof homes


July 11th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Its not just humans, birds can also build fireproof homes, say Japanese researchers at Kyushu University in Fukuoka.To woo females, male great bowerbirds of northern Australia build bowers ... Read more...

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