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Hockey India appoint Hawgood as women’s coach


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Australia's Neil Hawgood, who was part of the 1988 Olympic squad, Monday was appointed the chief coach of India's women's hockey team.The 50-year-old aims to ... Read more...

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Bees help flowers grow same hues across oceans


June 8th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Plants separated by vast oceans and 34 million years evolved to produce the same coloured flower petals because of their reliance on bees for pollination, according ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi Metro instals equipment to handle cardiac arrests


February 23rd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Thursday installed Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at two stations to provide emergency treatment if a passenger suffers a cardiac arrest."The AED is ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel how nose differentiates smell


December 30th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Scientists have successfully unravelled how the nose -- our olfactory organ, with 350 different types of receptors -- can identify similar or different odours. "The receptor ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mushroom compound boosts cancer drug


October 12th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) A compound from a wild, poisonous mushroom growing in the southwestern China's forests, imparts greater punch to a cancer-busting drug, new research shows.The compound, verticillin A, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New device to explore your guts


September 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Gastric disorders can now be easily diagnosed with the help of a new device that provides unprecedented clarity of muscular contractions even in the deepest digestive ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why human eye is better than both digital and film cameras


May 4th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Nearly 50 years ago, physiologists described the human retina's tricks for improving contrast and sharpening edges in an image, while also capturing faint detail.But now, new experiments by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What happens when you get sucked out of a plane at 30,000 feet?


April 10th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): Ever wondered what will happen if you get sucked out of a plane at 30,000 feet? Here is the answer.It would be virtually impossible to survive ejection from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spider bite can trigger four-hour long erections


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A single bite from the Brazilian wandering spider can trigger four-hour long erections, eclipsing Viagra in potency. The eight-legged creature, also known as the armed spider, ... Read more...

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Spider venom ‘could be the new Viagra’


March 8th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 08 (ANI): Facing a little trouble in the bedroom and Viagra doesn't work for you? Well, spiders may help you.New research shows that one arachnid might actually be best ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists closer to making transplantable tissue in lab


January 13th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists have surpassed a major roadblock in growing transplantable tissue in the lab-they've found a way to grow the blood vessels and capillaries needed to keep tissues alive.As ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women’s derrieres have evolved from pear bums to tomatoes


November 14th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has claimed that women have created a whole new bum shape, the tomato, which is a lot juicier and plumper than the old pear-shaped ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ice-baths can do more harm than good, say scientists


November 5th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): A new study has suggested that ice-baths can actually do more harm than good.The agonisingly cold dips are a popular way for athletes to finish their training as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sitting too long at work can be ‘dangerous’


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Sitting too long at work can be dangerous for your health, suggest experts.Those who stand at work say that it helps them stay focused, avoid feeling they need ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robert De Niro ‘to play psychic in Red Lights’


October 17th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17 (ANI): Academy Award winner Robert De Niro is said to have signed on to play a psychic in a new movie.De Niro, 67, will join Sigourney Weaver for ... Read more...

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IVF Pioneer Robert Edwards Wins Noble Prize For Medicine


October 4th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Stockholm, Oct 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) British physiologist Robert Edwards was awarded the Noble Prize for Physiology and Medicine on Monday for his work on in-vitro fertilization that is considered to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

British physiologist wins 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


October 4th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by BNO News
STOCKHOLM (BNO NEWS) -- British physiologist Robert Geoffrey Edwards on Monday was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his in vitro fertilization procedure.Edwards, who is 85, was awarded ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Soybean could boost bone health: Study


July 31st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists are exploring the role of natural estrogen-like substances in foods, like soybean isoflavones, in boosting bone health.Agricultural Research Service (ARS) physiologist Marta D. Van Loan and other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Male foetuses ignore stressed mums - unlike sensitive females


July 21st, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Adelaide in South Australia have discovered that male foetuses ignore their mothers' response to stress - unlike females, which are very sensitive to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How much of vitamin D do you really need?


June 19th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washingtonr, June 19 (IANS) Your skin tone and the amount of sunshine you receive besides what foods you eat, all this can influence the amount of vitamin D that your body has ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exercise is good for banishing anger


June 7th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Exercise is likely to have a beneficial effect on anger in men, says a new study. A research team assessed angry mood and emotions in males. The subjects viewed ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Wenger a “magician” in building champion squads, says Gunners legend Adams


February 24th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Arsenal legend Tony Adams has saluted boss Arsene Wenger as a genius in preparing players physically and in building squadsAdams said Wenger is a "magician" in building ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

How biotechnology can feed the world’s immensely swelling population


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): At a recent symposium, scientists explored ways biotechnology could provide healthy and plentiful animal-based foods to meet future demands of an immensely swelling world population.University of Idaho ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female athletes more prone to musculoskeletal injuries


January 26th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Researchers have observed higher rates of specific musculoskeletal injuries among female athletes as compared to their male counterparts.Exercise physiologist Vicki Harber in the Faculty of Physical Education and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Saliva to help diagnose age-related problems in women


November 19th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) The protein profile of a woman's saliva, which changes with age, potentially opens the way to diagnose age-related conditions, non invasively and in advance, says a new study. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New drug starves tumours of blood supply


September 18th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a new drug carrier that targets a tumour directly, which requires an ample supply of blood to stay alive. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, physiologist ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Foetuses with Down’s syndrome express some genes differently


June 9th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that foetuses with Down's syndrome express some genes differently than their normal counterparts-a discovery that may pave the way for new ways to treat the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cereal, skimmed milk good alternative to expensive sports drinks


May 14th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Cereal and milk can offer a less expensive alternative to sports drinks, say scientists.Exercise physiologist Lynne Kammer, from The University of Texas at Austin, came to this ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How high glucose levels damage blood vessels


May 12th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Medical College of Georgia researchers have gained fresh insights into how elevated glucose levels, which occur in diabetes, damage blood vessels.The mechanism can lead to novel strategies for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Crafty crayfish males trick bigger adversaries


February 27th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 27 (IANS) When two crayfish come face to face, they size each other up in a ritualistic display, which can quickly escalate from careful tapping of their opponent's enlarged front ... Read more...

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Six selected for Mars flight simulation experiment


February 27th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 27 (RIA Novosti) Six people, who will take part in a 105-day experiment to simulate a flight to Mars, have been selected by scientists at the Moscow-based Russian Institute of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fructose-sweetened drinks increase heart disease risk for obese adults


February 13th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Obese adults who drink fructose-sweetened drinks may be at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.Researchers from the Monell Centre have found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a simple blood test to predict obesity


October 31st, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A simple blood test may soon help predict obesity, say researchers.A new study from the Monell Center has found that the degree of change in blood triglyceride ... Read more...

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BP response to stress can point to better treatment


August 15th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Two-thirds of patients' high blood pressure remains beyond control inspite of the best efforts of doctors, according to a medical expert. "We are trying to identify the mechanisms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can fish oil replace statins in lowering cholesterol?


July 10th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) With 40 percent of heart patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins stopping the drug in less than a year, doctors have been on the lookout for an alternative. And ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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