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Hormone free male pill closer to reality


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a small molecule that may offer the first effective and hormone-free contraception for males, ever since the development of condoms.The study shows that ... Read more...

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World’s first anti-obesity shot promising


July 9th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) The world's first anti-obesity vaccine has shown promising results in boosting weight loss, according to a study.Keith Haffer from Braasch Biotech LLC, south Dakota, who developed ... Read more...

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Lowly yoghurt could boost male virility too


May 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Eating probiotic yoghurt calms upset tummies and does more besides - it could boost your virility as well, say scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... Read more...

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Tiny male mice sing songs to impress females


January 29th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Male house mice produce melodious songs to attract mates, but being in the ultra-sonic range our ears cannot detect them. Through analyses of the vocalizations of ... Read more...

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Male mice sing to attract females


January 27th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Male mice are able to sing melodic tunes to attract female partners, a study has said.The tunes are sung at ultrasonic range beyond human hearing, and ... Read more...

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Large intestine bugs play spoilsport in slimming


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Bugs in our large intestine may be slowing down the activity of brown or 'good fat' that quickly burns calories and keeps us slim. Sandrine P. ... Read more...

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Human enzyme holds promise of weight loss


November 15th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) A specific human enzyme substantially curbed weight, improved metabolism and efficacy of insulin in mice, a new study shows. Insulin, produced by the pancreatic gland, ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Pop a pill to stay young


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Scientists have found a way to slow down ageing in individual cells, a breakthrough that could leave people feeling young well into old age.They believe their ... Read more...

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Female sex hormone regulates weight


October 20th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Female sex hormone estrogen regulates appetite and body weight, while insufficient estrogen receptors in brain parts may lead to obesity.The findings are potentially important for millions ... Read more...

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Fathering at 50? Your kids may be autists


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children fathered by men aged 50 years or above face a higher risk of autism or schizophrenia due to a repetition or deletion of their genes, ... Read more...

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Does dad’s stress affect his kids?


September 1st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) An individual's risk for stress-related disorders may be determined by his or her father's life exposure to stress, according to a new study. Most of the ... Read more...

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Estrogen found to protect against gastric cancer


July 18th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that estrogen protects women from the gastric inflammation that can lead to cancer. They are working on treatment that mimics estrogen's cancer-suppressing effects. ... Read more...

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Packaging chemical could cheat men of sex appeal


June 29th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A chemical found in food packaging could cheat a man of his virility and ability to attract females, a research said. For instance, the study showed ... Read more...

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Soon, birth control pill for men sans steroids


June 5th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing what may be the first oral contraceptive for men without any side effects as it does not contain steroids.Columbia University Medical Centre researchers ... Read more...

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Chemical in the brain that controls sexual preference in mice found


March 24th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Chinese researchers have identified a chemical in the brain that controls sexual preference in mice.They found that male mice lose their normal preference for females if they have ... Read more...

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Key to male potency may lie in bones


February 20th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The skeleton may be the key to fertility in male mice through a hormone released by it known as osteocalcin, a study suggests, and this could well be ... Read more...

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Male fertility is in the bones, shows mice study


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the skeleton acts as a regulator of fertility in male mice through a hormone released by bone-osteocalcin.Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, ... Read more...

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Sex and aggression linked in the brain


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists in US have found a link between aggressive behaviour and sexual arousal.Violent behaviour in mice has been tracked to neurons within a part of the brain associated ... Read more...

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Antioxidant protein promotes clogging of arteries, says study


January 11th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Physicians could soon find clues to why some antioxidant therapies are not yielding the desired results.Researchers of the University of California - Los Angeles have recently discovered that ... Read more...

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You are what your father ate


December 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) Environmental influences, including diet, that a father experiences can be transmitted to his offspring, "reprogramming" the latter's genes. A study has thrown up new evidence that environmental ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

You are what your father ate - before you were born


December 24th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered evidence that environmental influences experienced by a father can be passed down to the next generation, "reprogramming" how genes function in offspring.The new study, ... Read more...

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Scientists produce mice from 2 fathers using stem cell technology


December 9th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Reproductive scientists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas have produced male and female mice from two fathers using stem cell technology.The achievement of two-father offspring in a ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock secret of eternal youth


November 29th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Scientists have found a way to reverse aging, unlocking the secret of eternal youth and paving the way for a drug to keep one "forever young". Lives could ... Read more...

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Scientists may have found ‘elixir of eternal youth’


November 29th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): The elixir of eternal youth may soon be reality, thanks to scientists from the Harvard University.Such a drug might not just increase life span, but also allow men ... Read more...

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Genes ‘regulating obesity’ in men found


November 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have found genes that contribute to the risk of obesity in men.A genome-wide linkage scan for high body mass index (BMI) in 3,893 men and 4,445 women ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘elixir of life’


October 6th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): An 'elixir of life' cocktail that could increase life expectancy has been created by scientists.A new study has found that when mice are given drinking water laced with ... Read more...

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Absent mums can lead to hyperactivity, anxiety later in life


September 29th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): A new study revealed that early weaning and separation from mothers promotes long-lasting hyperactivity and anxiety in mice.Researchers described the development of this new behavioural model, which they ... Read more...

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Social support protects against some of the negative effects of heart attack


August 31st, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Social support can help minimize some of the worst physical damages to the brain caused by a heart attack, shows new mice study.From cell death to depressive symptoms ... Read more...

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Why men and women gain weight in different areas of the body


August 28th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Why is it that men and women put on those extra kilos in different areas of the body? The answer may not be far away as researchers are ... Read more...

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Knocking out a gene makes female mice ‘gay’


July 10th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Knocking out a gene called fucose mutarotase (FucM) from female mice actually makes them masculine-they refuse to let males mount them, and attempt copulation with other female mice.The ... Read more...

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Knocking out a gene makes female mice masculine


July 9th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Knocking out a gene called fucose mutarotase (FucM) from female mice, actually makes them masculine-they refuse to males mount them, and will attempt copulation with other female mice.The ... Read more...

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Winning on home turf makes one crave for future fights


July 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Winning a fight on home turf instils desire for more fights in the future, revealed a brain study on mice.The researchers found that winning a fight causes brain ... Read more...

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Males who can shed tears really can drive females wild


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Shedding a tear really can help males attract females - at least when it comes to mice.A new study has shown that male mouse tears contain a ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea ‘ups insulin resistance’


May 18th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center claim that sleep apnea could cause metabolic changes that increase insulin resistance.The intermittent hypoxia associated with sleep apnea causes a ... Read more...

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Why a whiff of cats scares the hell out of a mouse


May 14th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): If you were a mouse, a mere whiff of a cat, rat or snake would be enough to scare you away.Your stress hormone levels would go up and ... Read more...

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