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Fish die in Srinagar’s Nigeen Lake


August 6th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 5 (IANS) A large number of fish have died in the Nigeen Lake in Srinagar and the Jammu and Kashmir's fisheries department Sunday attributed the mortality to depletion ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Trans fats can saddle you with belligerence


March 14th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Dietary trans fatty acids (dTFAs) may enhance taste but can leave you more irritable and belligerent, according to a new study.Based on a survey of 945 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pomegranate perks up sex life, fights heart disease


November 11th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Pomengranate is virtually nature's elixir that can help stave off heart disease, relieve stress and perk up your sex life.A two million pounds study has found ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oxygen breathing bugs older than thought


October 20th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) Oxygen-breathing bugs thrived on land 100 million years earlier than estimated, according to the latest evidence unearthed by scientists. The most primitive form of aerobic respiring ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tomato compound may help prevent prostate cancer


July 14th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Lycopene, a red pigment that gives tomatoes their distinctive colour, could help prevent prostate cancer, say scientists.Lycopene is a potent antioxidant and some studies have shown ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mixed-carb sports drink with protein improves stamina in female athletes


April 15th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A study has indicated that a "low-carb, mixed-carb" sports drink with added protein leads to prolonged endurance performance in trained female athletes.According to the study by Erin L. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can sauvignon blanc in sunscreen help avoid sunburn?


January 17th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 17 (ANI): A NZ company has discovered a brand new use for Marlborough sauvignon blanc - using it in sunscreen.Marlborough company NZ Extracts recently commissioned AgResearch to investigate whether sauvignon ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Modern-day genomes used to reconstruct evolution of 3bn-yr-old microbes


December 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): MIT scientists have used modern day genomes to reconstruct the evolution of ancient microbes.The scientists traced thousands of genes from 100 modern genomes back to those genes' first ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discoveries resolve debate over oxygen in Earth’s mantle


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Recent discoveries by a University of Rhode Island scientist are bringing resolution to the debate among geologists about the availability of oxygen in the Earth's mantle.Analysis of erupted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising new cancer treatment ‘fries’ cells inside tumors


November 24th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have developed a promising new cancer treatment called Magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH) that essentially "fries" cells inside tumors.The procedure has been used successfully in prostate, liver, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Three Cups Of Tea A Day Can Prevent Heart Attack


October 10th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Now you have more reasons to enjoy your cup of tea. If you were under the impression that a cup of tea only helps you in getting rejuvenated, think ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Oxygen bugs evolved 2.72 billion years ago


September 10th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) Bug that produces oxygen may have evolved hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought. Well-preserved fossils of stromatolites, a rock formation in the Pilbara region of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Drink Which Multiplies Brain Cells Created in North Korea


June 7th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
In the middle of a myriad of war threats, and denying any involvement in the sinking of a Naval Ship which belongs to the South Korean navy, the North Koreans have found ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

North Korea Develops New Brain Cells Multiplying Drink


June 7th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey The official news agency of North Korea has stated that the country has developed a new drink that would boost the growth of brain cells and would also slow ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

High doses of vitamins C and E may raise cancer risk


May 5th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): High doses of antioxidant nutritional supplements, such as vitamins C and E, could induce genetic abnormalities in cells, according to a study.And these abnormalities could predispose supplement-takers to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Marathon runners may have endurance in their genes


February 19th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Variations in one gene are associated with athletic endurance and may make a difference in a runner's performance, according to a new study.For the study, researchers examined 155 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Fingerprinting’ reveals fate of mercury in Arctic snow


February 11th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A study by scientists is offering new insight into what happens to mercury deposited onto Arctic snow from the atmosphere using a 'fingerprinting' method.In the Arctic, mercury ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toddlers, fat kids suffer most from secondhand smoke


November 19th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): Secondhand smoke exposure is worse for toddlers and obese children, according to a new study.The researchers, who presented their study at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2009, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Keeping a flower beautiful for years - Indian researchers tell how


October 19th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) Imagine preserving the colour and shape of a flower for nearly 15 years! A team of researchers at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) museology department claims to have developed ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Wine in a box ‘good’ not ‘gauche’


June 17th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 17 (IANS) Does the thought of wine in a box turn you off? You may change your reaction as scientists have discovered that boxed wine can help reduce levels of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Novel method to remove ‘Ladybug taint’ from packaged wine


June 9th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): The bad taste in stored wine, known as the "ladybug taint", would soon be a thing of the past, all thanks to a newly developed way of packaging ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mice become super fat burners upon inserting molecular shunt into their livers


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have shown that mice can be made to burn more fat by inserting a molecular shunt into their livers.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Resveratrol: The New Miracle Drug


May 26th, 2009 - 12:40 am ICT by GD
For years, man has been looking for a way to protect cellular health and extended DNA repair time, in his search for a long youth and the remedy seems right in front ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low glycemic breakfast may enhance exercise benefits


April 15th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A new study has found that having a low glycemic breakfast, which mostly includes fruits, before exercise can significantly enhance the benefits of working out.A research team led ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Death of methane producing microbes gave us oxygen and life


April 9th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) The death of methane-producing microbes, among the earth's earliest life forms, gave us oxygen and life in all its complexity, according to a new study. Because they produced ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How oxidation regulates cancer-causing gene


March 27th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): A researchers duo at the University of Rhode Island has revealed how reactive oxygen species (ROS), a type of stress signal, regulate a cancer causing protein, called Src.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Olive oil loses antioxidants after six months storage


March 22nd, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study has discovered that if olive oil has been sitting on the shelf for six months, it can lose up to 40 percent of its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA astronauts to drink recycled urine in space


November 15th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 15 (ANI): NASA is launching a machine aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, which will recycle astronauts'' urine for consumption as water. "We did blind taste tests of the water. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Even one bout of exercise can improve obese peoples metabolic health


September 27th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 27 (ANI): A study on five American women suggests that even one bout of exercise can help overweight people improve their metabolic health, and prevent obesity-related complications like diabetes. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Colliding continents may have triggered off oxygenation on Earth


July 28th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): A controversial new theory has proposed that the clashing of supercontinents billions of years ago may have been responsible for the oxygen-rich atmosphere that sustains much of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two cups of tea a day may keep dementia at bay


July 19th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Heres yet another reason why you should not stop drinking that cuppa: two cups of tea a day halves the risk of dementia.Thats the conclusion of new ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Trans-fatty acids dont increase insulin resistance, diabetes risk


July 9th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A dietary study in rats suggests that trans-fats do not increase the risk of insulin resistance and diabetes.Trans-fatty acids have been the topic of a lot of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Early exposure to environmental toxins makes monkeys Alzheimers-prone later in life


January 2nd, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 2 (ANI): A report issued by the Society for Neuroscience suggests that early exposure to environmental toxins may lead to Alzheimers disease much later in life.The finding is based on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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