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Skin pigment could revolutionise medical electronics


June 28th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Melanin, the pigment that imparts colour to the skin, eyes and hair, could soon be the face of a new generation of bio-friendly devices used in ... Read more...

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Sun exposure, vitamin D may lower multiple sclerosis risk


February 8th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that people who spend more time in the sun and those with higher vitamin D levels may be less likely to develop multiple ... Read more...

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Solar-powered hornet that turns light into electricity found


December 25th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the oriental hornet has built-in 'solar cells' that generate electricity from sunlight-a first in the animal kingdom.Study leader Marian Plotkin of ... Read more...

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Dancing bird turns the forest into its own personal disco


December 16th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): By displaying dramatic flashes of colour with its feathers, male bird of paradise Lawes' parotia turns the forest into its own personal disco, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whales also get sunburns!


November 10th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A study from the University of London has found that even whales suffer the effects of exposure to strong UV rays, such as blisters and sunburns.The scientists studied ... Read more...

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New software adds realistic changes in animated characters’ skin colour


October 24th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): Even the animated faces would now look more real, thanks to a new software that adds realistic changes in skin colouring to animated characters.The colour of our faces ... Read more...

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Colourful penguins didn’t don trademark black and white swimsuit 36m yrs ago


October 1st, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Newly discovered fossil feathers have revealed that the trademark black and white swimsuit of penguins came later in evolution-an evolutionary development that could have also made them better ... Read more...

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Scientists discover how corals fight diseases and bleaching


August 19th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Australian researchers have achieved a breakthrough in understanding the immune system of coral reefs.Caroline Palmer, Bette Willis and John Bythell, scientists from the Australian Research Council Centre of ... Read more...

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All-over tan is impossible: Study


August 4th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 04 (ANI): Getting a consistent tan all over the body is impossible as some parts are much more resistant to tanning than others, according to a new study.The research said ... Read more...

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Soon, ‘magic lotion’ to restore greying hair’s black sheen


June 20th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 20 (ANI): A French scientist is developing a 'magic lotion' that could restore the lost natural sheen to grey hair.At a recently held international conference in Cairns, Dr Bruno Bernard ... Read more...

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FDA warns vacationers of tanning health risks as Memorial Day weekend approaches


May 26th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by BNO News
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned vacationers on Tuesday that any tan is a sign of skin damage, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning ... Read more...

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A few tips to keep your hair healthy with age


April 28th, 2010 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Wondering how to keep your hair healthy and shiny despite growing age? British experts have dished out some simple ways that can help reverse the damage.According to ... Read more...

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New technology can help identify melanoma stage with more accuracy


February 24th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an important tool in the fight against the most serious type of skin cancer.Being aware of a patient's melanoma stage is crucial when ... Read more...

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A difference in the function of a single gene can actually matter


January 9th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at the University of Idaho, US, have discovered not only that different species sometimes use the same gene to produce the same adaptation, ... Read more...

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Health warnings about sunlight-skin caner link ‘leading to Vitamin D deficiencies’


August 10th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, August 10 (ANI): A new piece of research has found a rise in Vitamin D deficiency in the wake of public health warnings that exposure to ultraviolet rays via sunlight may ... Read more...

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Laser therapy is meant for hair reduction, not removal


July 1st, 2009 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A common myth about laser hair removal therapy is that it results in permanent hair removal. But all this treatment does is to help reduce hair growth. In ... Read more...

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Colour of your skin linked to nicotine dependence


May 9th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) The colour of your skin and nicotine dependence could be linked, according to latest research. Smokers with higher concentrations of melanin - the colouring pigment - in their skin ... Read more...

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Darker-skinned smokers may be more prone to nicotine dependence


May 9th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Penn State scientists say that it may be possible to gauge a person's susceptibility to nicotine dependence by looking at his or her skin's colour.They believe that ... Read more...

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Wisdom has nothing to do with going grey


February 24th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 24 (ANI): Contrary to the age-old belief that grey hair is a sign of wisdom, a team of European scientists have shown that going grey is caused by a ... Read more...

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Banaras University scientists claim chickpeas can cure Leukoderma


January 30th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Kumar Dubey Varanasi, Jan.30 (ANI): Scientists at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Uttar Pradesh have claimed that chickpeas or, Choley as they are known in local parlance here can ... Read more...

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Feather colour may reveal survival strategy in birds


January 30th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Researchers in France have shown that the colour of a bird''s feathers indicates the strategy its immune system uses to beat pathogens.Previously, pigments in feathers have been ... Read more...

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Tan jabs could change appearance of moles


January 28th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Tan jabs, the unlicensed medicine used to produce a suntan, has been linked to rapid changes in the appearance of skin moles, a new study has claimed.According ... Read more...

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Chickpeas can cure skin disease: BHU scientists


January 27th, 2009 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Jan 27 (IANS) Chickpeas hold the cure for leukoderma, a chronic skin disease that causes loss of pigment, resulting in white spots or patches on the skin, claim scientists of the ... Read more...

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Why being fat is actually good for you


October 30th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A new research has given chubby people the perfect excuse to go ahead and gorge on their favourite sweets in the festive season: fat cells in the ... Read more...

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Squid squirt ink to alert mates to danger


October 18th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 18 (ANI): Squid squirt ink to alert their companions to the presence of predators, according to a study. "When fish bleed, the scent of their blood has been proven ... Read more...

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