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Tween texting subverts grammar, language skills


July 27th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Text messaging offer tweens a short cut to send notes to friends and family, but it could also subvert language and grammar skills, point out researchers.When ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Divorced, middle-aged women more vulnerable to HIV


February 6th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Newly-divorced middle-aged women are more vulnerable to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, a study reveals. It is because they tend to let their guard ... Read more...

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Researchers turn brain cells into heart cells


July 10th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have changed a star-shaped brain cell and a skin cell into a heart cell -- offering the possibility of cell-based therapy for cardiovascular diseases.Heart cells ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kids learn new words in moments of insight


May 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Psychologists have offered a new theory suggesting that kids learn their first words in moments of insight rather than through repeated exposure as is currently believed.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indian-origin scientist’s finding offers hope for advanced cancer patients


April 6th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his colleagues have found a way to turn an adaptive cellular response into a liability for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Opioids now most prescribed class of medications in US


April 6th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Two reports by addiction researchers have shown that there has been a drastic increase in opioid prescriptions in America.Meanwhile, prescriptions for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have gone ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Severe psoriasis associated with major adverse cardiac events


April 5th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has revealed an increased incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with severe psoriasis.Psoriasis is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study suggests another avenue for detecting Alzheimer’s


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 02 (ANI): A well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, researchers at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How mouse pups develop sense of smell to identify mother, siblings


March 12th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated how neurons in the noses of mice mature after birth to help them develop a keen sense of smell they identify the mother ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecules act as ’shift workers’ to protect liver from accumulating fat


March 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Researchers have known for decades that fat production by the liver runs on a 24-hour cycle, the circadian rhythm, and is similar to the sleep-wake cycle.Now, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic treatment to thwart HIV shows promise


March 4th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A ground-breaking treatment to prevent HIV by genetically altering blood cells so the virus cannot invade them has shown promise in initial tests.For the treatment, white blood cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Immune cells that act as ‘body’s border patrol’ identified


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Researchers have identified an immune cell population that acts as the body's border patrol with the outside world and limit the inner body's exposure to allergens, pollutants, viruses, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New genetic strategy makes T-cells resistant to HIV infection


January 27th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an innovative genetic strategy for rendering T-cells resistant to HIV infection without affecting their normal growth and activity.A team of researchers from Japan, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Caffeine boosts virus production for gene therapy applications


January 26th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): If caffeine is given to cells engineered to produce viruses used for gene therapy, then cells can generate three to eight times more virus, suggests a study.This simple ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Use of antidepressant linked to reduction in menopausal hot flashes


January 19th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the use of antidepressant medication reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes in menopausal women.Ellen W. Freeman, of the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New potential target for breast cancer therapy identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers have identified a potential target for breast cancer therapy.Overexpression or hyperactivation of ErbB cell-surface receptors drives the growth of many breast cancers. Drugs, like Herceptin, that block ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals found


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found a gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals.It was assumed that a mutation in the progranulin gene, which makes the progranulin protein and supports ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US students defend decision to defy ‘boobies’ bracelets ban


December 17th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (ANI): Two middle-school students in the US have defended their decision to defy a school district ban of the popular 'I [heart] boobies!' bracelets, saying they did it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Weightlifting cuts lymphedema risk following breast cancer treatment


December 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that weightlifting may play a key role in the prevention of the painful limb-swelling condition lymphedema following breast cancer treatment."Lymphedema is a dreaded, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Has John Gosselin Finally Got Himself A Regular Job?


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Kate, on the other hand, seems keen on continuing to try her luck in the entertainment industry. She recently appeared on the 'Today' show to clarify matters regarding the rumors that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pennsylvania school sued over ‘I (heart) boobies’ bracelet ban


November 16th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A Pennsylvania school has been sued for banning 'I (heart) boobies' bracelets.The American Civil Liberties Union says the Easton Area School District ban violates students' First Amendment rights.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why hospitalized daytime cardiac arrest patients are likely to survive


November 15th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study has indicated that Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality is worse during in-hospital cardiac arrests occurring overnight than those that happen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two-sided immune cell could be harnessed to shrink tumours: Study


October 29th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that a recently identified immune cell that directs other cells to fight infection plays a critical role in regulating the immune system in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a blood test to spot ectopic pregnancy


October 29th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists are developing a blood test for ectopic pregnancies, which could help save the fertility of thousands of women.It would enable the life-threatening condition to be diagnosed within ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why lack of sleep keeps some chirpy while others grumpy


October 26th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Ever wondered how some stay perky all day with just a few hours of sleep, while others remain cranky all day? Scientists believe it's all in the genes. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How sex hormones influence right heart function


October 20th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed human sex hormones influence the structure and function of the right ventricle (RV) of the heart.The researchers found that in women receiving hormone ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel study offers hope for new class of Alzheimer’s drugs


October 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new Penn study has discovered and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Crosstalk between ion channels leads to new therapeutic strategy


September 20th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have found a new target for fighting cystic fibrosis (CF) that could compensate for the lack of a functioning ion channel in affected CF-related cells.The lab of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gum-disease linked to preterm births


September 16th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): A new study has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely.A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular approach could be the key to understanding male infertility


August 25th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are beginning to identify the molecular signals that could help experts understand the issue of male infertility better than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Less or more than seven hours of sleep per day ups the risk of heart disease


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research indicates all the sleep we need as humans is around seven hours, which also includes the afternoon naps and the power naps as well. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Weekend lie-in could boost your health


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, Aug 1 (ANI): For all those who are looking for an extra hour or two of sleep on weekends have something to be happy about-scientists have shown that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drugs rescue fruit flies from Alzheimer’s


July 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers have successfully prevented age-related cognitive decline in fruit flies with Alzheimer's gene mutation by treating them with drugs such as lithium, or by genetic manipulations that reduced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why are soccer referees biased at times?


July 8th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Soccer referees may have an unconscious bias towards calling fouls when action moves right to left or leftward. So say researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Footie referees may be biased based on play’s direction of motion


July 8th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Soccer referees may be unconsciously biased towards calling fouls based on a play's direction of motion, new American research reveals.Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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