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New research says glaucoma is in one’s genes


September 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated three new genes linked to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness, which affects 15 million people worldwide, 80 percent ... Read more...

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‘Deteriorating eurozone crisis may slow Chinese economy’


August 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 25 (IANS) A further deterioration in the eurozone debt crisis could slow China's economic growth, a team of economists said in a report. The economists from the National ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fast food can bring on diabetes, heart disease


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) People who consume fast food even once a week elevate their risk of dying from coronary heart disease by 20 percent, compared to people who avoid ... Read more...

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Built-in dengue virus killer found in humans


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 24 (IANS) Scientists may have hit gold in their fight against dengue. They have located a human antibody that can neutralise and kill its virus within two hours. ... Read more...

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Whole package for Doha round will not be passed: WTO chief


March 19th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 19 (IANS) World Trade Organisation Director-General Pascal Lamy Monday said the agreements for the Doha round of trade talks will not be passed as the whole package envisaged ... Read more...

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China may cut interest rates


February 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) An uncertain outlook for overseas markets could lead to a cut in Chinese interest rates, according to a report.The report was jointly released by Xiamen University, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Heavy shopping bags cause stress


December 28th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Something as simple as carrying heavy shopping bags can trigger depression, reveals a study. In the study, one group of participants were told to hold shopping ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spiders’ cobweb chemical repels invading ants


November 27th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Golden orb web spiders know how to protect their web silk from invading ants -- they just add a chemical to repel the latter. The properties ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese economy to grow 9.28 percent in 2011: Economists


August 21st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 21 (IANS) The Chinese economy will grow by 9.28 percent in 2011 if the US can stay out of a double-dip recession and the eurozone can steer itself ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fish offer clues on deadly liver cancer


July 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) The commonest type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is a leading cause of deaths related to the disease worldwide. Researchers have now used fish to ... Read more...

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Jobless spouse can affect partner’s performance


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Stresses of an unemployed spouse can hurt the job performance of the partner but ignoring the stresses of a spouse's job search does not bode well for the ... Read more...

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Stress of unemployed spouse can affect job performance of other spouse


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): The stress of an unemployed spouse can affect the productivity and home life of the employed partner, according to a new study.University of Colorado Boulder associate professor Maw-Der ... Read more...

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Smokers ‘7 times more likely to get lung cancer than non-smokers’


December 16th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Smokers are seven times more likely than non-smokers to get lung cancer, a recent study by National University of Singapore (NUS) has shown.After tracking 45,900 Chinese from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Constipation more likely in kids avoiding green diets


December 15th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Children who avoid greens in their diet are 13 times more likely to be constipated, says a new study.The research also found that drinking less than two glasses ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Higher taxes on sweetened drinks may not be enough to curb obesity


December 14th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new research has found that imposing higher taxes on sodas and other sweetened drinks may generate a lot of money - but leads to only minimal weight ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why vaccines do not work as well for some as they do for others


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new discovery by scientists from Singapore may explain why a tuberculosis vaccine is not as effective for some people as anticipated, and potentially explains why other vaccines ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Clenching fists can help ease painful moments


October 20th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) People facing unpleasant tasks can ease their painful moments by simply tensing their muscles, a study says.The study also found that clenching fists temporarily boosts self-control and willpower.Iris ... Read more...

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Clenching muscles ‘increases willpower’


October 19th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Unable to quit smoking due to lack of willpower? Well, a new research suggests that firming muscles can shore up self-control.Authors Iris W. Hung from National University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obese workers cost more to the company than medical expenditure


October 9th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): A study has shown that total loss of job productivity due to absenteeism of obese people at workplace is more than their medical expenditure.A Duke University obesity researcher ... Read more...

Posted in World |

15th FIRA Robot World Cup being organised in Bangalore


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaipal SharmaBangalore, Sep. 22 (ANI): The Federation of International Robosoccer Association (FIRA) organised the 15th FIRA Robot World Cup and Congress here last week.Fifty-two teams from 17 countries participated in the ... Read more...

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Concerned Delhi watchful about China’s developments in Indian Ocean region: Rasgotra


August 18th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.18 (ANI): Former Indian Foreign Secretary Maharaj Krishna Rasgotra has said that New Delhi is watching with both concern and interest China's advances in the Indian Ocean region."The Chinese have ... Read more...

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Chinese experts blast Google for “politicizing” trade rules


June 19th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 19 (ANI): Chinese trade and Internet experts have criticized Google's move to declare the country's Internet restrictions a trade barrier, saying it was another move by the Internet search engine ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Calcium consumption may up prostate cancer risk in Chinese


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Calcium consumption - even at relatively low levels and from non-dairy food sources such as soy, grains and green vegetables - may increase prostate cancer risk among Chinese ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cuddly ’social robots’ that make social networks child-safe developed


May 8th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): Scientists have come up with small, cute and furry interactive "social robots" called Petimos to help protect children when they make friends on social networks.Petimos, which work in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nalanda University bill in parliament next month


March 27th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 26 (IANS) Giving a push to reviving the Nalanda University, India Friday said the land to set up an international university in its Bihar state has been acquired and a ... Read more...

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Seal romance-related items away to get over split


March 25th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): If you're finding hard to get over a failed love interest, then here's something that can help you: stick your disappointment in a box or envelope and you'll ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Snake venom could advance drug discovery, understanding of diseases


March 9th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Snake venom contains a protein that has the potential for new drug discovery and to advance understanding of disease mechanisms, according to researchers.Called haditoxin, the novel protein was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins map epigenome of human stem cells during development


February 4th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have shown, through a map, how the human genome is modified during embryonic development.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spiders decorate webs with shimmering ornaments to lure prey


December 26th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): A new study has determined that orb-weaving spiders decorate their webs with colorful and shimmering decorations in order to lure their prey to death.According to a report in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Artificial skin can’t dodge the human touch


October 9th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Artificial skin covering prosthetics and humanoid robots might resemble real skin to the 'T', but when touched the difference is apparent.John-John Cabibihan at the National University of Singapore ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s last remaining “pristine” forest under threat


August 26th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, August 26 (ANI): A team of international researchers has found that the world's last remaining "pristine" forest, namely the boreal forest across large stretches of Russia, Canada and other northern countries, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why sleep deprivation affects some people more than others


June 25th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Conducting a new imaging research, scientists have explained why sleep deprivation affects some people more than others.Researchers observed that people who are genetically vulnerable to sleep loss ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Winners enjoy waiting to know about their prize


June 16th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Winning a prize makes people happy, but those who win get much more pleasure in waiting to know what they have got, according to a new study.Study authors ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A touch of potassium can yield better hydrogen-storage materials


April 16th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): An international research team, including the research group of an Indian origin scientist, has shown that small additions of potassium drastically improve the hydrogen-storage properties of certain types ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Frogs in danger of being eaten to extinction


January 20th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): It is known that factors like disease, global warming and a changing habitat are endangering amphibians, but now, conservationists are warning that frogs might also be at ... Read more...

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