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Twin viruses linked to prostate cancer


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) Two common viruses linked to human cancers are both present and may even be collaborating with each other in most male prostate cancers.A new research has ... Read more...

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A clock 100-fold more accurate than its atomic cousins


March 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 11 (IANS) A new timekeeping system could be a 100 times more accurate than the best atomic clocks in existence, gaining or losing only 1/20th of a second ... Read more...

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Exercise can undo effects of maternal obesity


February 10th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Physical activity can help offsprings undo the negative metabolic effects passed on to them by their obese mothers, a study reveals.An overweight mother can powerfully impact ... Read more...

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Mini strokes elevate death risk


November 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) People who suffer stroke-like attacks have a mortality rate 20 percent higher than the general population.In one of the largest studies of its kind, over 20,000 ... Read more...

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Sexual and violent ads linked to children’s inappropriate behaviour


April 30th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 30 (ANI): Children as old as six years are increasingly displaying inappropriate behaviour due to excessive sexual and violent content being shown in advertisements, video games and music videos.Following a ... Read more...

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GPS systems increasingly vulnerable to jamming


March 16th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Global positioning systems (GPS) are becoming increasingly vulnerable to accidental interference or deliberate jamming, raising concerns about reliability and security.People rely on GPS for navigation, vehicle ... Read more...

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New ‘iron sandwich’ solar cells could help ‘buildings generate electricity’


January 31st, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): Scientists at Melbourne's Monash University have developed a new generation of solar cells that they say could lead to significant improvements in solar panel efficiency.The team used dye ... Read more...

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Aggressive kids don’t respond to maternal affection


November 17th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Aggressive and emotionally cold children make little eye contact with their mothers and also don't respond much to affection."A healthy brain is drawn to biologically relevant cues and ... Read more...

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Female bonding among dolphins makes for good moms


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Female dolphins who have help from their same sex friends are far more successful as mothers than those without such help.The finding is based on 25 years of ... Read more...

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Exercise can heal early brain stress


July 15th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 15 (IANS) Athletes have long known about the natural "high" that exercise can induce. Now, for the first time, medical researchers have demonstrated that exercise can also reverse the effects ... Read more...

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New human ‘ancestor’ revealed


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A newly discovered 3-foot tall human (Homo gautengensis) has been declared as the earliest recognized species of human in the world.The new human is believed to have ... Read more...

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Chocolates ‘can reduce stress’


November 25th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study on rats has provided people worldwide the perfect excuse to grab a choco bar: eating chocolate can reduce stress.The study, conducted by Australian scientists, showed ... Read more...

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Gloomy weather ’sharpens the mind’


April 18th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 18 (ANI): Gloomy weather might leave you feeling blue but it's great for the brain, claim scientists.The negative effect that bad weather has on people's mood actually sharpens their ... Read more...

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Yoga head stands and trumpets may put eyes at risk


October 28th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 28 (ANI): An Australian study has revealed that yoga head stands, swimming, or playing a musical instrument may put the eyes at risk.The researchers from University of New South ... Read more...

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