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Dependency on marijuana damages intelligence, shows study


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Dependency on marijuana before 18 years of age may cause lasting damage to the addict's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research.A long-range study ... Read more...

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Deadly bug-killer could replace antibiotics in therapy


July 24th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the atomic code of a deadly bug killer, a breakthrough crowning a 40-year quest that could replace antibiotics in therapies.Researchers from Monash (Australia) ... Read more...

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Herbal compound triggers kidney failure, cancer


April 10th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Aristolochic acid (AA), a plant compound used in herbal remedies since ancient times, is among the leading causes of kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer ... Read more...

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La Nina may trigger flu pandemics: Study


January 17th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Influenza pandemics that caused death and illness worldwide in the past were preceded by La Nina conditions in the equatorial Pacific, a study has found.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Protein turns harmless grasshoppers into destructive swarms


December 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Locusts devastate swathes of vegetation in swarms that stretch over many square kilometres, blotting the sun and the sky for hours. This is due to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How humans avoid carbon monoxide poisoning


September 21st, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how humans and other organisms avoid poisoning by carbon monoxide produced within the body.Carbon monoxide (CO), a colourless, odorless and tasteles gas, ... Read more...

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Anti-graft Lokpal bill in Lok Sabha Thursday


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The much-talked about Lokpal bill for creating an anti-corruption watchdog in the country will be introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday.The proposed legislation doesn't cover ... Read more...

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Stress hormone fights fear of heights


March 29th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): Does the mere thought of climbing a ladder or peering over a cliff sets your heart racing and palms sweating? Worry not, for scientists have come to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New tool sweeps away Alzheimer’s plaque from brain


December 13th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A new molecular tool developed by US scientists has shown promise in 'clearing' the brain of plaque that triggers Alzheimer's disease.This plaque is the aggregation of protein-like bits ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New method to cleanse brain of Alzheimer’s plaques developed


December 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have developed new molecular tools that may help in "cleansing" the brain of amyloid plaques, implicated in Alzheimer's disease.A hallmark of Alzheimer's disease-a neurodegenerative ... Read more...

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How ’silent HIV virus’ attacks immune system


September 21st, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 21 (ANI): Australian scientists have discovered how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) keeps a grip on the human immune system that renders any anti-HIV treatment incomplete.They explain that the ... Read more...

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Geologists Discover New Predatory Dinosaur In Romania


August 31st, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Romanian and American researchers have discovered the remains of a new kind of dinosaurs which bears similarities with the frightening Velociraptor. "Balaur bondoc" meaning "stocky ... Read more...

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Boffins uncover mysterious workings of cholera bacteria


July 29th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Scientists have found that an enzyme in cholera-causing bacteria uses a previously unknown mechanism in providing the bacteria with energy.The finding, appearing in the Proceedings of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sports teams’ success ‘affects how politicians fare in elections’


July 6th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): The success of your local sports team in the two weeks before an election affects the performance of incumbent politicians, says a new study led by an Indian ... Read more...

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Fish diet may have given our brain its cutting edge


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Two million years ago, humans began eating crocodiles, turtles and fish - a diet that could have given our brains its cutting edge, research says. In what is the ... Read more...

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Aquatic diet of early humans behind evolution of brain


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Aquatic foods such as fish, crocodiles and turtles, which early humans began eating two million years ago, could have played an important role in the evolution of human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antiviral compound that targets numerous deadly viruses identified


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Researchers across the U.S. have teamed up to develop and test a broad-spectrum antiviral compound capable of stopping a wide range of highly dangerous viruses, including Ebola, HIV, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blonde women more aggressive, determined


January 17th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 17 (ANI): Blonde women are aggressive, determined and have "warlike" characteristics as compared to their brunette or redhead counterparts, says a study.Researchers at the University of California found that women ... Read more...

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Indian-American helps develop synthetic red blood cells


December 18th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian-American have developed synthetic particles that closely mimic the characteristics and key functions of natural red blood cells (RBCs), including softness, flexibility, and the ... Read more...

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Remains of world’s oldest human brain found in Armenia


October 1st, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): An Armenian-American-Irish archeological expedition claims to have found the remains of the world's oldest human brain, estimated to be over 5,000 years old.The discovery was made recently in ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to glaucoma identified


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Researchers have discovered gene variants for glaucoma.The international team, led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the National Eye Institute, claims ... Read more...

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Iron accumulation in a cell can cause disease (Lead)


September 10th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) The build-up of iron in a cell centre may lead to debilitating diseases which can cause brain and cardiac disorders, a study has revealed. The accumulation of iron in ... Read more...

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Build-up of iron in cells causes debilitating disease


September 10th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) The build-up of iron in cellular mitochondria, the centre for cell respiration and energy production, can bring on a debilitating hereditary disease like Friedreich's Ataxia (FA). The disease ... Read more...

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Banana’s blue glow attract monkeys, says study


September 8th, 2009 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 8 (DPA) Ripe bananas glow blue in ultraviolet light, possibly helping monkeys to spot choice fruit, Austrian researchers have found in a study. "When brown spots develop, blue halos appear around ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

The more you ‘media multi-task’, the worse you are at it


August 25th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 25 (ANI): An American study suggests that media multi-taskers who like watching YouTube, following Twitter, writing e-mail, and talking on the phone are generally not very good at any of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA lacks money to track killer asteroids: study


August 13th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (DPA) US space agency NASA does not have enough cash to track the large nearby asteroids that could pose a hazard to Earth, a study by the National Academy ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists unravel mystery behind schizophrenia


August 11th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) New research has revealed how schizophrenia, a mental disorder which results in hallucinations, memory loss and social withdrawal, works in the brain. In a new, genetically engineered mouse ... Read more...

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How traffic jam in brain leads to schizophrenia


August 11th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have found that low levels of protein required for maintaining constant contact between brain neurons might cause schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA collection from dirty samples now possible


August 11th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Aug 11 (IANS) Extracting DNA from very small or heavily contaminated samples won't be a difficult task any more, according to the latest research. Canadian researchers at the University of British Columbia ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Plants use ‘genetic memory’ to recognize when it is time to start flowering


April 29th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Australian plant scientists have revealed that plants use a genetic memory to recognize when it is spring and can even count the number of cold days.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers lock on cause of severe childhood epilepsy


March 17th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Scientists used to think that severe epileptic atacks in children started in the surface of the brain, but a new study has found it starts in the hippocampus, ... Read more...

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Alcohol in pregnancy makes kids develop taste for booze


March 10th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy could give their babies a taste for booze, suggests a study in rats.The study may shed new light on why human ... Read more...

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Historian claims Stonehenge has Armenian links


February 10th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A historian has suggested a link between the Stonehenge and an ancient circle of standing stones known as Carahunge in Armenia, which predates the historic site in ... Read more...

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Gut bacteria composition may explain why some people become fat


January 20th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Bacteria in the gut which are crucial to the body''s ability to turn food into energy could explain why some people become obese and others dont, according ... Read more...

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Magic pill that can curb smoking damage closer to reality


January 13th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A pill which can alleviate some of the negative health effects of cigarettes is on the anvil.Boston University School of Medicine researchers have found 28 molecules, which ... Read more...

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