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Neanderthals used boats much before modern humans


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals, were sailing the seas about 50,000 years before us, according to a study.Modern humans took to the seas 50,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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Study On Deep Sea Turtles Show Interesting Results


January 20th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists performed a study on 25 leatherback turtles for a period of 5 years and the female turtle named Darwinia has ... Read more...

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New affordable vaccine offers hope in fight against meningitis


November 10th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A new vaccine has been developed, which promises to give its receivers protection against the meningococcal bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.MenAfriVac is the first affordable and effective weapon against killer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Put on notice, India’s Pachauri tasked with carrying out IPCC reform


October 20th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.20 (ANI): Beleaguered Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman and noted Indian economist Dr. Rajendra Pachauri has reportedly been put on notice to carry out new guidelines and ensure a ... Read more...

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Boring 4 km deep into volcano to protect Naples


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Scientists are planning to bore deep into the heart of an active volcano to try and protect Naples from a devastating eruption. They will be placing sensors inside Campi ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Model to calculate earthquake risks goes global


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Scientists are working towards developing a global model that will calculate seismic risks and help them reduce vulnerability to seismic shocks.The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) will calculate seismic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic variant linked to ageing in humans identified


February 8th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified certain genetic variants that appear to cause biological ageing in humans.After analysing more than 500,000 genetic variations across the entire human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hot spots for diabetes genes identified


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have charted out a genetic map that has led to the discovery of hot spots of the genes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breakthrough may lead to new HIV drugs


February 1st, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A research team from Imperial College London and Harvard University claims to have made a major breakthrough that would help in developing new treatments for HIV infection.They have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men find less powerful women more attractive


January 27th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has proved that men prefer less powerful women.In the study, led by Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, psychologists showed positioning of people's photos played a vital ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Household driveways could spread toxins


January 12th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 12 (ANI): Revamping you driveway with a fresh coat of black sealant may no longer be a good idea, for scientists have discovered that homes with black parking lots have ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

New drug target may help reduce muscle damage caused by heart attacks


January 11th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): An international team of researchers have discovered a potential therapeutic target that could help reduce muscle damage caused by heart attacks.They have explained how a "chemical chaperone" does ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

35-mn-year-old fossil raises questions on primates’ origin


January 7th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Jan 7 (DPA) A 35-million-year-old primate fossil found in southern Thailand has added to evidence that primates, which include humans, might have originated in Asia rather than Africa, Thai media reports ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Genetic variants linked to disturbances in lipid metabolism identified


December 29th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen claim to have identified certain genetic variants that appear to be linked to disturbances in the lipid metabolism.Some of these common human gene ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why food becomes tasteless when the nose is clogged


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers have revealed why food tastes wrong when the nose is clogged.The team from Brandeis University showed that accurate taste perception relies on functioning olfactory system.Lead researcher and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New biosensors show how drugs used to treat schizophrenia work


December 14th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): New biosensors developed by researchers from the University of California, San Diego have successfully shown how a popular class of drugs used to treat schizophrenia works.The biosensors have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists make stem-cell induction simpler


December 14th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and Harvard University have come up with a novel way to make stem-cell induction simpler.Lead researchers Rudolf Jaenisch at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Magnetic power revealed in Gamma-Ray Burst Jet


December 10th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Maryland (US), Dec.10 (ANI): A specialized camera on a telescope operated by U.K. astronomers from Liverpool has made the first measurement of magnetic fields in the afterglow of a gamma-ray burst (GRB). ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green tea chemical combined with another may help treat brain disorders


December 4th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A new therapy combining a chemical commonly found in green tea with another has been found effective in preventing and destroying amyloids, involved in fatal brain disorders such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New brain connections form rapidly during motor learning


November 30th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study conducted on mice has shown that new connections begin to form between brain cells almost immediately as they learn a new task.The research team from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alzheimer’s study may help develop new drugs for urinary tract infections


November 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have revealed that amyloids, known to be responsible for causing Alzheimer's disease, have been found to play a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Advent of life may have been much earlier


November 12th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) The earth's climate was far cooler -perhaps more than 50 degrees - billions of years ago, suggesting the advent of life could have been earlier than believed. Mike Tice, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fibre-rich diet may help maintain healthy immune system


October 29th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Australian researchers suggest that consuming a diet rich in fibre helps in maintaining healthier immune systems.The indigestible part of all plant-based foods pushes its way through most of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How fish oils help fight arthritis


October 29th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Fish oils are known for their beneficial health effects, but how and why they produce anti-inflammatory effects remains uncertain.Now, British researchers claim to have uncovered a mechanism ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some diseases are common in kids with older dads


October 26th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A rare form of testicular tumour might help explain why some diseases are more common in the children of older fathers, say researchers.The research team from University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising new path for treating traumatic injuries discovered


October 26th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists from Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have made a new a discovery that would help save lives threatened by traumatic injuries like those sustained in car crashes or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Food toxin may cause liver cancer


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, Irvine, have identified a protein that triggers the deadly food toxin found in fungi on nuts and grains, which if consumed in large ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drugs that could combat sleepless night effects ‘a step closer’


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 22 (ANI): The condition of forgetfulness caused by insomnia maybe improved with the use of drugs, according to a study.Lead researcher Ted Abel, University of Pennsylvania, found that the administration ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists develop better technique to study bacterial swimming


October 5th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 5 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new way to watch bacteria as they swim, which is expected to eventually help trap Escherichia coli bacteria and modify the microbes' ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Partially blind people can ‘unconsciously’ sense others’ facial expressions


September 29th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): A study by an international team of researchers has shown that partially blind people can "unconsciously" sense the facial expressions of others.Led by Marco Tamietto and Beatrice de ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Patients in vegetative state can learn, say researchers


September 21st, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): An international team of researchers have found that brains of patients in vegetative and minimally conscious state still appears to have the ability to learn.The team hopes that ... Read more...

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Scientists find new genetic link between cardiac arrhythmias and thyroid dysfunction


September 21st, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
London, September 21 (ANI): Weill Cornell Medical College researchers say that they have identified a new genetic link between cardiac arrhythmias and thyroid dysfunction.The researchers say that genes previously known to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel treatment helps paralysed rats walk again after spinal-cord injury


September 21st, 2009 - 11:03 am ICT by ANI
London, September 21 (ANI): Experimenting on rats, a team of researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have found that a combination of drugs, electrical stimulation and regular exercise can enable ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists uncover new anti-TB compounds


September 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College have identified certain compounds that would inhibit the sophisticated mechanism used by tuberculosis bacteria for surviving dormant in infected cells.The researchers said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular signature may tell which cancer patients will respond to therapy


September 7th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): American scientists say that a molecular signature that that helps account for the aggressive behaviour of a variety of cancers-such as pancreatic, breast and melanoma-may also help identify ... Read more...

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