physiological mechanisms

Dolphins have amazing self-healing abilities


July 21st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) A dolphin's ability to heal quickly from a shark bite, its resistance to infection and near-restoration of normal body contour has caught the attention of scientists.Michael ... Read more...

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‘Temperature table’ could prevent heat-induced death of kids locked in cars


June 30th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A research team has developed an easy-to-use table of vehicle temperature changes that caution people about deadly consequences of vehicle-related hyperthermia in children.Researchers at the University of Georgia ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

System that controls sleep in humans may be same for most mammals


June 25th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): An international team of researchers has shown that the neural circuitry that controls the sleep/wake cycle in humans may also control the sleep patterns of 17 different mammalian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Higher body fat may lead to delayed puberty in boys


February 2nd, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Increasing rates of obese and overweight children in the US may be contributing to a delayed onset of puberty in boys, research says. University of Michigan (U-M) researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Obesity may delay puberty in boys


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new U.S. study has shown that higher body mass index during childhood is associated with later onset of puberty."We found that increased body fatness is associated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain activity exposes promise breakers


December 10th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): The physiological mechanisms in the brain that underlie broken promises have been discovered by scientists.Boffins from the University of Zurich say the patterns of brain activity even enable ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Darkness eclipses brain power in depressed people


July 29th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) A lack of sunlight seems to eclipse brain power in depressed people, according to the latest research. Researchers used weather data from NASA satellites to measure sunlight exposure ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Lack of sunlight can cause ‘brain drain’ in depressed people


July 28th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Depressed people are less able to think clearly when there's a short-term lack of sunlight, a new study has found.Writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How scratching curbs itching


April 6th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Itching brings with it that ever-increasing urge to scratch, which always works wonders, but not much is known about the physiological mechanisms behind this phenomenon.University of Minnesota scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Its official: eggs are good for health


February 5th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Heres a reason for egg lovers to savour their favourite food a study has found that its key nutrients reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects ... Read more...

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Diet vital contributor to cognitive decline, dementia: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 8:37 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Health |

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