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What babies eat determines risk of obesity


August 31st, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Baby rats which get normal levels of dietary fat right after birth, even though their mothers were fed high-fat diets, avoid obesity and related disorders as ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Crater wall on lunar surface holds ice’


August 30th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Small patches of ice make up five to 10 percent of material in walls of the permanently shadowed Shackleton crater, located near the lunar south pole, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Latest scan can tell need for bypass


August 29th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can tell which people with chest pain need or do not need cardiac angioplasty or bypass surgery to restore ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US astronomer receives top prize in China


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) A US astronomer received a top honour in China Tuesday for his team's measurements of cosmic microwaves, which may prove invaluable in researching the Big Bang.Charles ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Swarm drones may cut military costs, risks


August 13th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Engineers have come up with a technology that permits drones to act like a 'swarm of insects' and carry out tasks in mid-air.In June, engineers and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US, Pakistan to target Haqqani network


August 5th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US and Pakistani officials are considering joint counter-terrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan that would target the Haqqani militant group, a media report said.The Haqqani ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Four young Indian-American scientists honoured by Obama


July 24th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Four Indian-American researchers figure among 96 named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fat levels in blood may lead to Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may elevate a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a US study says."Our study identifies ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Your farts could cure high blood pressure


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Though most of us may find it quite embarrassing in case we were caught breaking wind, a new study has in fact suggested flatulence could help ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Myanmar seeks foreign collaboration in education


June 8th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 8 (IANS) Myanmar will collaborate with the US and France in the education sector.The Johns Hopkins University of the US, and France's University Lyons 2 and University Montpellier ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fasting develops smarter brain, shapelier you


February 20th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) If you want a smarter brain and a shapelier profile, fasting on alternate days might not be such a bad idea after all.Fasting has been seen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Central Asian gas for India: pipe dream or reality?


January 19th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Will India's attempt to obtain natural gas from Turkmenistan to augment its energy security requirements fructify? Political stability in transit countries were key to the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gene that increases pancreatic cancer risk identified


December 30th, 2011 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) A gene that increases the risk of pancreatic cancer has been identified, experts say.Mutations in the ATM gene may increase the hereditary risk for pancreatic cancer, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Cuban, US scientists seek to cooperate


December 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) In a significant development, Cuban and US scientists said here Tuesday they believe progress is being made in future cooperation between their communities despite the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fatty liver disease has no affect on longevity


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Surprisingly, fatty liver disease that targets the obese or patients of heart disease poses no risk to one's longevity.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists isolate protein that sculpts memory


September 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Altering tiny amounts of a protein in specific parts of the brains of mammals can profoundly affect learning and memory, says a new study. The protein, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Drug creates lasting personality change


September 29th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) A single dose of drug psilocybin, a mushroom hallucinogen, was enough to bring about personality changes in nearly 60 percent of the people in a research. ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India plays a critical role in US strategy: Blake


September 29th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) With the centre of geopolitics moving toward Asia, India plays a critical role in US strategy, says a US official suggesting anti-piracy efforts could spur three-way ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Menopause not linked to heart attack


September 6th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Ageing alone explains increasing number of deaths among women, which has nothing to do with the hormonal impact of menopause, researchers say. The findings by Johns ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Green way to clean computers


September 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have come up with ?green? solutions to remove digital waste from computers.For instance, old or rarely used files deplete precious storage space, bog down a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

We are born good or bad at maths


August 11th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Many people wonder after all why they fair poor when it comes to mathematics. Is it because they were probably born that way?. A new study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New gel can restore damaged soft tissue


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) A new gel can now potentially restore damaged soft tissue safely and durably.The material, a composite of biological and synthetic molecules, is injected under the skin, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Track public health trends, through Twitter


July 7th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Twitter allows millions of social media fans to comment in 140 characters or less on just about anything - from an actor's outlandish behaviour to an ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Students invent device to minimise risks in dialysis


June 29th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Biomedical engineering students have invented a device to cut down the risk of infection, clotting and narrowing of blood vessels during dialysis.The device, implanted under the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Clot busting drug could improve stroke treatment


May 29th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A new clot busting drug seems to improve the prospect of recovery for stroke victims.The new treatment combines minimally invasive surgery, a brain imaging technique and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Survival protein’ can help treat neuro-disorders


May 24th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A newly discovered "survival protein" protects the brain against the effects of stroke by interfering with a particular kind of brain cell death that is often ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene variation linked to infertility in women


May 18th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Variation in a gene involved in regulating cholesterol has been linked to infertility in women, a study shows.According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, variation in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Turning ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ could help cure obesity


May 4th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, paving the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Body armour can protect brain from ’shell shock’ blast injuries


April 29th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A study has found that stronger and tougher body armour may be just what soldiers need to better protect their brains from mild injuries tied to so-called "shell ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Electrical current between Saturn and its moon discovered


April 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): An electrical current running between Saturn and its moon Enceladus that creates an observable emission on the ringed planet has been discovered by the scientists working with data ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama names yet another Indian American to key post


April 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) President Barack Obama, who already has over two dozen Indian Americans serving in top jobs in his administration, has named yet another, Anuj Chang Desai, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gene linked to severity of autism’s social dysfunction identified


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a gene associated with autism that appears to be linked very specifically to the severity of social interaction deficits.The gene, GRIP1 (glutamate receptor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cardiac drug, digoxin, could lower risk for prostate cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that heart drug, digoxin, could be a possible therapy for prostate cancer after using a combination of laboratory science and epidemiology.The scientists found that men ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New treatment shows promise in the fight against breast cancer


March 30th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a promising treatment to delay the growth and spread of breast cancer tumors.According to researchers, the treatment combines two innovative strategies: blocking the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple measures could reduce diarrhea deaths in kids


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Child diarrhea deaths could be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment were widely implemented.Christa Fischer Walker ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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