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Now, cats that glow in the dark


September 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Scientists in New York have created cats that glow green in the dark, a media report said Monday.A gene from a fluorescent jellyfish was inserted into ... Read more...

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New neurological deficit behind lazy eye identified


September 11th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Scientists have apparently identified a new neurological deficit behind amblyopia, or 'lazy eye'.Their findings shed additional light on how amblyopia results from disrupted links between the brain and ... Read more...

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How we evolved from apes to humans


July 13th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that as human brains evolve, they become less like apes, according to a new study.The areas of brains that help in language and reasoning-grow ... Read more...

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Original HIV infection holds its sway despite numerous changes


June 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Viruses like the HIV undergo several changes in a bid to evade the body's immune system but even months later the original version that caused the infection still ... Read more...

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Holding babies key to male bonding


June 20th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Males have a better chance of bonding with each other when carrying an infant, suggests a new study.The research, carried out among Barbary macaque monkeys, revealed that baby's ... Read more...

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Binge-drinking teens risk permanent brain damage


June 1st, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Consuming a very high amount of alcohol in a short time can cause irreversible brain damage in teenagers, a study has found.And in the long run youngsters risk ... Read more...

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Dieting without exercise won’t help lose weight


April 15th, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) People who follow a low-calories diet in the hope of losing weight shouldn't bother unless they exercise as well, a new study has found. "This research shows that simply ... Read more...

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Diet alone not enough for drastic weight loss


April 14th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Simply reducing caloric intake is not enough to promote significant weight loss, concludes a new study.The research by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University is published ... Read more...

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Baby monkeys receive environment cues from mother’s milk


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A new American study suggests that baby rhesus macaque monkeys receive signals about their environment through their mother's breast milk.The research, conducted by scientists from the Smithsonian Institution ... Read more...

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Just like humans, monkeys like to keep chat brief


January 27th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study by British researchers has shown that monkeys avoid long-winded chatter, preferring to keep it brief.Dr Stuart Semple, an author of the paper from Roehampton University, ... Read more...

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‘Missing piece of jigsaw puzzle’ in brain message transmission found?


January 13th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 13 (ANI): Scientists have seemingly found the previously missing link that could help explain how our minds combine experiences from many different senses into one memory.Dietmar Plenz and Tara Thiagarajan ... Read more...

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Scientists identify brain’s tiny timekeepers


October 26th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) How does your brain recall that you brush your teeth before you took a shower, and not the other way around? A study has now identified groups of ... Read more...

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Scientists using gene therapy to treat Parkinson’s disease


October 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists from French Atomic Energy Commission's Institute of Biomedical Imaging in Orsay are using gene therapy to treat Parkinson's disease.While the research conducted over monkeys has shown, ... Read more...

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Just like humans, monkeys fall into the ‘uncanny valley’


October 14th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): It is well documented that humans freak out by almost-but-not-quite-real depictions of themselves. This visual phenomenon experienced by humans is known as the 'uncanny valley.' Now, researchers at ... Read more...

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Humans better than monkeys at understanding tools’ use


September 17th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): Humans have an edge over monkeys when it comes to using tools to solve a multitude of problems, according to a study.In the study, a brain region in ... Read more...

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Some animals can reflect upon, monitor, regulate their states of mind


September 15th, 2009 - 11:03 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): Conducting extensive research into animal cognition, psychologists at the University at Buffalo have found that some animals may share humans' ability to reflect upon, monitor or regulate their ... Read more...

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Human stress genes send monkeys on a booze binge


August 18th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene variant which causes some macaque monkeys to drink more alcohol in experiments.Reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the ... Read more...

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Two thirds of all species of freshwater crab maybe at risk of going extinct


July 28th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): A new survey has indicated that two thirds of all species of freshwater crab maybe at risk of going extinct, with one in six species particularly vulnerable.According to ... Read more...

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How brain waves fire in unison while paying attention


May 29th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): While the neurons in human brains are known to start firing in unison when a person pays attention, scientists have now found the brain centre that controls this ... Read more...

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HIV’s ‘hide and seek’ could make it weaker


May 9th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 9 (ANI): HIV usually plays a game of hide and seek to dodge the immune system, but a new study has claimed that such playfulness actually makes the deadly virus ... Read more...

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Novel monkey model for HIV developed


March 3rd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers from The Rockefeller University have successfully developed a monkey model with human version of the HIV virus.By altering just one gene in ... Read more...

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Mind power can revive paralysed limbs


October 16th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Experimenting with monkeys, scientists have shown that the primates could successfully move paralysed limbs via brain implant with mobile electrodes.Such artificial re-routing of brain may pave the ... Read more...

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Brains vision filters determine what we pay attention to


October 6th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 6 (ANI): Experiments on monkeys have confirmed that the suggestion that a simpler structure in the brain, called the thalamus, contains a mental searchlight that filters what people pay ... Read more...

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How our eyes track a fluid birds flight


April 25th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 25 (ANI): While tracking a birds flight across the sky, the eye gives a smooth and uninterrupted visual experience, and now in a breakthrough study, scientists at University ... Read more...

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Aerosol vaccines ‘ready for clinical trials’


February 22nd, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by admin
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Aerosol-delivered vaccines based on poxviruses have been found to be safe and effective in a trial on monkeys and are now ready for clinical trial on humans. These ... Read more...

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Fatal monkey malaria highly prevalent in humans


January 16th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Raising the alarm that human lives are at a significant risk, scientists have found that a potentially fatal species of monkey malaria is being commonly misdiagnosed as a ... Read more...

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Immune system gene boosts simian HIV vaccines protective effects


November 21st, 2007 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 21 (ANI): Experiments on monkeys have shown that the effectiveness of DNA vaccines may be improved to fend off AIDS with the addition of specific agents that stimulate the immune ... Read more...

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US researchers successfully clone Rhesus Monkey


November 15th, 2007 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 15 (ANI): US researchers have reportedly created cloned embryos from an adult monkey, paving the way for human cloning in the future.Led by Shoukhrat M Mitalipov, the research team was ... Read more...

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Cross-species transplant cuts diabetic monkeys’ need for insulin injections


November 14th, 2007 - 2:30 am ICT by admin
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