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Men and women look more alike today: Study


April 5th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A North Carolina State University study, which examined hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls spanning four centuries, shows that differences in the craniofacial features of men and women ... Read more...

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Overweight people really are big-boned


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A new study from North Carolina State University have found that the weight of a person may have an effect on that person's bones.One of the blind spots ... Read more...

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Car deaths rise following close sports victories: Study


March 9th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new research from North Carolina State University has revealed that closely contested major sporting events are followed by a significant increase in traffic fatalities for fans of ... Read more...

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Language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A North Carolina State University study has found that language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood as kids adopt and abandon vernacular language patterns."We found ... Read more...

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Gene that controls immune system linked to preeclampsia


February 15th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that the placentas of women who suffer preeclampsia during pregnancy have an overabundance of a gene associated with the regulation of the body's immune system.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coiled nanowires bring stretchable electronics closer to reality


January 12th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): North Carolina State University researchers have created the first coils of silicon nanowire on a substrate that can be stretched to more than double their original length.The new ... Read more...

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Water-gel-based ‘artificial leaves’ that produce electricity


September 25th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): North Carolina State University researchers have shown that water-gel-based "artificial leaves" can act like solar cells to produce electricity.They also have the potential to be less expensive ... Read more...

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Fertilizer chemicals harm reproductive functions of water organisms


August 28th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): North Carolina State University toxicologists have found that fertilizer chemicals pose danger to creatures that live in water.The NC State researchers show that water fleas take up nitrates ... Read more...

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Male players seek female athletic trainers only when they are depressed


July 14th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Male athletes prefer being treated by male athletic trainers for both gender-specific and non-gender specific injuries, but for depression they go for female assistance, revealed a new study.A ... Read more...

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Why some termites become queens and others don’t


July 9th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new research explains which specific chemicals are used by some termite queens to prevent other termites in the colony from becoming mommies like themselves.NC State's Dr. Ed ... Read more...

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Now, 3D technology to determine sex of skeletal remains


July 7th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers will now use three-dimensional imaging technology on human pelvic remains to determine the sex of the skeleton.The new technique is far more superior to traditional visual inspections.Dr. ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist unveils new, efficient technique of biofuel production


July 1st, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher and her colleagues at North Carolina State University have unveiled a more efficient technique for producing biofuels from woody plants. The procedure significantly reduces the ... Read more...

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Age no bar for decision-making: Study


June 30th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): According to a new study from North Carolina State University, age does not act as a hindering factor for decision-making.The study shows that when it comes to making ... Read more...

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Next generation HazMat boots to be more comfy


May 28th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): When responding to situations where hazardous materials (HazMat) are present, the rubber boots that emergency personnel wear may be functional, but they're not very comfortable, Now, a new ... Read more...

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Many parents don’t think their kids are interested in sex: Study


May 4th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study from North Carolina State University has shown that many parents think that their children aren't interested in sex - but that everyone else's kids are."Parents ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Celebrity endorsements of politicians don’t attract voters


April 27th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Celebrity endorsements do not help political candidates, a new American study has found.According to two new studies from North Carolina State University, young voters are not influenced ... Read more...

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Chemical compound effective in destroying antibiotic-resistant biofilms


April 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A chemical compound that, when used in conjunction with conventional antibiotics, is effective in destroying biofilms produced by antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as the Staphylococcus strain MRSA ... Read more...

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Tackling obesity among kids


March 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new American research has found that getting kids involved in finding ways to become more physically active can help them get more aware about their local recreational ... Read more...

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New ‘metal foam’ that mimics bone can offer better biomedical implants


February 17th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): American scientists have developed a new "metal foam" that mimics bone and can help create better biomedical implants.Rigid implant materials like titanium often lead to bone rejection, but ... Read more...

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Smart coating helps surgical implants bond with bone, ward off infection


February 4th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists from North Carolina State University have developed what they call a "smart coating" that will help surgical implants bond more closely with bone and ward off infection.When ... Read more...

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Here’s how you can shoot the perfect free throw


November 8th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Want to shoot the perfect free throw in basketball? Well, two North Carolina State University engineers have come forward to help you beat the likes of Shaquille O'Neal ... Read more...

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How to block stealthy malware attacks


November 4th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Researchers from North Carolina State University have devised a novel way to block rootkits, one of the most insidious types of malware, preventing them from taking over computer ... Read more...

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Soon, cheap sanitary pads made from banana stems


October 6th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): The lack of affordable, quality sanitary pads in developing nations often makes monthly periods difficult for women. Now, researchers are helping to combat the problem by designing affordable ... Read more...

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‘Parenthood making mums more liberal, dads more conservative’


September 9th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Parenthood is heightening the political 'gender gap,' with women becoming more liberal and men more conservative when it comes to government spending on social welfare issues, according to ... Read more...

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Can video games boost memory, thinking skills in the elderly?


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): Whether video games can boost memory and thinking skills in the elderly is being investigated as part of a new study, funded by the National Science Foundation in ... Read more...

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How schools, parents can work together to make kids successful


August 19th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study has identified how schools and communities can work with parents to make children successful in life.Scientists at North Carolina State University say that the formation ... Read more...

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White men get more job opportunities than women, minorities


August 18th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that white men receive significantly more tips about job opportunities than women and racial minorities, especially among people in upper ... Read more...

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Plants produced sexually better genetically equipped to defend against insects


July 14th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has discovered that plants born from sexual reproduction are better genetically equipped to defend against insects.The research, by scientists from ... Read more...

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Scientists comparing human and canine genomes to find cure for brain cancer


July 7th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University say that comparing human and canine genomes, they have come to the conclusion that a gene commonly believed to be involved in ... Read more...

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Undercapitalization not a death sentence for start-up companies, say researchers


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): The conventional wisdom that a lack of capital is a "death sentence" for start-up companies may not hold good any longer, with researchers at North Carolina State University ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gay couples want legal rights, regardless of marriage


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Despite the absence of right to marry, gay and lesbian couples are forming long-term and committed relationships, suggests a new US study.However, they would get married if they ... Read more...

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“Blanket” cover on lunar outposts to protect them from dangerous radiation


May 12th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A group of students at North Carolina State University, US, has developed a "blanket" of sorts that covers lunar outposts, in an attempt to provide astronauts protection against ... Read more...

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Termites indulge in both sexual and asexual reproduction


March 27th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): When it comes to sex, certain female termite "primary queens" can reproduce both sexually and asexually during their lifetimes, according to a new study.The collaborative study by scientists ... Read more...

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Being nice helps finish first in business world


March 18th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): When it comes to making big in the business world, being honest, kind and respectful gives an individual a real competitive advantage over his/her peers, according to ... Read more...

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High BP may decrease older adults ability to think clearly


December 16th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researches at North Carolina State University have found that increased blood pressure in older adults is directly related to decreased cognitive functioning.The finding is based on a ... Read more...

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