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Amazing painkilling gel from rainforest


March 14th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) A gel from an Amazon rainforest plant could kill the most excruciating toothache in a jiffy and is far more effective than existing drugs and treatments, ... Read more...

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Heat sensors help bats home in on blood sources


August 4th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) A sensitive, heat-detecting molecule covering nerve endings on their noses is the reason how vampire bats know which part of the victim's skin to home on ... Read more...

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US couple behind birthornot.com are Internet fraudsters


November 24th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): The US couple, who started the website birthornot.com, on which they claim to be torn about aborting or keeping their healthy baby boy, have been revealed to be ... Read more...

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Chemicals in cigarettes, French fries ‘can increase Alzheimer’s risk’


November 18th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A research has concluded that exposure to a group of chemicals known as type-2 alkenes - which are found in the smoke inhaled from cigarettes, the exhaust of ... Read more...

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Woman’s gallbladder removed through her vagina


October 7th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 07 (ANI): A 42- year-old woman has had her gallbladder removed through her vagina in a rare procedure.The procedure was done in August by a surgical team at Ohio State ... Read more...

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Exercise, caloric restriction may delay debilitating effects of aging


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 03 (ANI): A new research at the Harvard University has found out a mechanism through which caloric restriction and exercise may delay some of the debilitating effects of aging by ... Read more...

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Stimulating fingers, lips and face could prevent strokes


July 14th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A good massage, listening to a song or otherwise stimulating the right nerve endings could prevent strokes, if a discovery in rats could be translated in humans, revealed ... Read more...

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MJ’s close pals claim he was not a paedophile, homosexual


June 28th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Michael Jackson's close pals have denied rumours that the late King of Pop was not a paedophile or homosexual.Prop designer Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush along with ... Read more...

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New magnesium supplement staves off memory loss


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Magnesium, a key nutrient for a good memory, may be even more critical than previously thought for the development of neurons (nerve cell) of children and healthy brain ... Read more...

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Protein that keeps BP in control discovered


December 24th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a protein channel that helps nerve sensors in blood vessels keep blood pressure in check.Without the protein channel, known ... Read more...

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Hidden sensory system in the skin found


December 8th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): An international team of researchers have found that human body has an entirely unique and separate sensory system aside from the nerves that give most of us the ... Read more...

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How air pollution, cigarette smoke trigger coughing


November 24th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Researchers have found how environmental irritants, such as air pollution and cigarette smoke, trigger coughing.In a study conducted by experts from Imperial College London and the University of ... Read more...

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Now, prosthetic SmartHand that can ‘feel’


November 5th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed what is believed to be the first artificial hand that has feeling.The device, called 'SmartHand,' resembles - in function, sensitivity and ... Read more...

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Bio-engineered nerve-muscle connection to improve prosthetic hands


October 15th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have developed modern tissue engineering system that could improve the function of prosthetic hands and possibly restore the sense of touch for injured patients.The ... Read more...

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World’s first Muslim super heroes set to counter jihadist role models


August 20th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.20 (ANI): The world's first Muslim super heroes getting ready to fight for truth, justice and the Islamic way, and in the process will counter jihadist role models.According to The Times, ... Read more...

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Now, a chilli bomb to smoke out insurgents, rioters


August 16th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian security forces will soon have a new weapon to take on insurgents or rioters -- a chilli bomb.With the pattern of wars around the ... Read more...

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What makes us cough


July 9th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Hull have identified a new group of molecules on the surface of nerve cells that make people cough when they are irritated.According to ... Read more...

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Breakthrough discovery may lead to new painkillers for cancer patients


June 15th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): A breakthrough study conducted by German scientists suggests that blocking a specific type of hormone-like molecule, which is produced by tumours, may help alleviate the pain experienced by ... Read more...

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Why thalidomide causes severe birth defects revealed


May 12th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): Scot researchers claim to have unravelled the medical mystery that has left scientists scratching their heads for nearly 50 years: why thalidomide, a drug used to treat morning ... Read more...

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James McAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff keen to start family


April 28th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28 (ANI): Hollywood actor James McAvoy and wife Anne Marie Duff are keen to start a family.Duff revealed that she is keen to have a baby with husband James and ... Read more...

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Ridding yourself of constipation might be easier now


April 9th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Ridding yourself of constipation might be easier now when other methods fail. Researchers have identified nerve endings, which when stimulated cause bowel clearance and the chemicals that ... Read more...

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Fingerprints enhance the sense of touch


January 30th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): French scientists have found that fingerprints can actually help detect fine texture of surfaces and amplified vibrations identified by nerves deep under the skin.Led by Georges Debregeas ... Read more...

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Ouch! That icecream hurt, so did the coffee


December 23rd, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Irrespective of what flavour the ice cream is, if you have sensitive teeth the taste ends up being bittersweet - tingling on the tongue but painful on ... Read more...

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The mathematical formula for the perfect shower


October 10th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 10 (ANI): A shower in the morning provides the perfect kick-start for the rest of the day. Now, neuropsychologists have come up with a mathematical formula to make sure ... Read more...

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Olive oil helps keep hunger pangs at bay


October 8th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A healthy fat found in olive oil, nuts and avocados sends an important message to the brain: stop eating, you''re full. According to a new research, the ... Read more...

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Gush of trust hormone builds the bond between baby and mum


July 18th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): When a baby suckles at a mother''s breast, it leads to a buildup of oxytocin - the "trust" hormone - in the mums brain, according to a ... Read more...

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It hurts Dolphins to swim faster than 54kph near the surface


March 29th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
London, March 29 (ANI): A pair of researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa has discovered that it hurts dolphins to swim faster than about 54 kilometres per hour ... Read more...

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A cold shower may be the best way to beat your blues


December 19th, 2007 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Got the blues? Then, why dont you try a cold shower, for a new study has suggested that a simple cold-water bath might sometimes cure, and even prevent, ... Read more...

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Bodys natural painkiller identified


December 19th, 2007 - 5:28 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 19 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that getting rid of an enzyme called c-Kit increases pain tolerance.Gary Lewin and colleagues at the Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular ... Read more...

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Heres why we feel cold


December 19th, 2007 - 2:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Scientists have traced the roots of feeling cold by identifying a protein that plays a key role in sensing cold.For the first time, neuroscientists at the University of ... Read more...

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