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Discovery shows statins could fight cancer


September 14th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) A new discovery linking cholesterol with cancer shows how cholesterol busting drugs, or statins, can prevent cancer or supplement its existing treatments.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gigantic new turtle fossil discovered


July 12th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Paleontologists have discovered a gigantic new species of fossil turtle that lived 60 million years ago in what is now northwestern South America.Named Puentemys mushaisaensis because ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pollution harmful for kids


May 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Prenatal exposure to air pollution through the mother can be especially serious for asthmic children, says a new study. Researchers looked at several pollutants, including carbon ... Read more...

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Walk in park boosts memory


May 15th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) A walk in the park benefits people suffering from depression, say researchers on the basis of new evidence. Marc Berman, post-doctoral fellow at Baycrest's Rotman Research ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Anticipating SMSes, calls too contribute to car crashes


April 30th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Anticipating calls or text messages too while driving may contribute to car crashes, says a new study which explores how cell phone use is responsible for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Life expectancy influences major decisions


April 10th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) The belief in how long you will live may subconsciously influence major decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child or attending university."Life expectancy might ... Read more...

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Plants ‘remember’ drought as part of survival


March 16th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Plants which experience drought learn to handle them better the next time, thanks to their memories of the event. The new research also confirms the scientific ... Read more...

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Heart disease may be linked to prostate cancer


February 9th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Coronary artery disease (CAD) and prostate cancer, two seemingly unrelated conditions, may actually share similar causes, according to the findings of a drug trial.CAD kills more ... Read more...

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Nano drug delivery to eliminate transplant failures


January 27th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Sceintists are developing a nano-sized drug particle for organ transplant patients to eliminate its harmful side-effects, reveals a study.The drug cyclosporine (CsA) is widely used in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How E. coli triggers urinary infections


January 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the process by which an E. coli strain triggers urinary tract infections and also induces the bladder to shed cells. A-hemolysin (HlyA), a ... Read more...

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Beware that broken heart after bereavement


January 10th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Beware -- chances of a heart attack shoot up 21-fold within the first 24 hours after the loss of a loved one.The risk of heart attack ... Read more...

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Compound that halts poxvirus replication


January 4th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a compound that inhibits poxviruses from replicating and causing infections such as smallpox, vaccinia and monkeypox. Study co-author Ken Dower, post-doctoral fellow in ... Read more...

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Can early childhood experiences be recalled?


January 1st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) Can adults recall events they experienced before they were three or four years old - a phenomenon called childhood amnesia. A new study has found that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists can now read our minds


December 26th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) It may seem like something from a science fiction but scientists claim they have found a way to read the human mind.Researchers at University of California-Los ... Read more...

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Online surfing promotes reading habit


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Online users seeking general information or accessing social networking sites often come across news which they start reading, just out of curiosity.There has been a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Failing smell can be reversed with training


November 21st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Researchers seem to have cracked the mystery of failing smell and how it is linked with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and even normal ageing.The findings by ... Read more...

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Why India broke off from supercontinent


November 16th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) The discovery of two sunken islands in the Indian Ocean could provide the missing link to why India, Australia and Antarctica broke off from supercontinent Gondwana.Researchers ... Read more...

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Intestinal stem cells can increase gut size


October 31st, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Adult stem cells can reshape our organs to keep up with bodily changes, a finding that potentially paves the way for more effective treatment of diabetes ... Read more...

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Killer stress? Study on insects could help research


October 28th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) A fish predator's mere presence can trigger enough stress to kill a dragonfly. Scientists suggest that the finding could be used as a model for studies ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Our brain keeps growing well into our 20s


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) Our brain continues to grow well into our 20s -- not just stopping at adolescence as once thought in medical science.New evidence to this effect has ... Read more...

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People more likely to yawn in winters


September 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) People are more likely to yawn in winters as opposed to the summer when the heat outdoors exceeds body temperature, which suggests that yawning could be ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Snails rode over birds to cross continents?


September 15th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Like humans use aeroplanes for flying, snails may have ridden over shorebirds or stuck to their legs to cross Central America twice in the past million ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

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Power, alcohol, anonymity make you drop guard


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Power can either lead to great acts of altruism, or corruptive, unethical behaviour. Being intoxicated can lead to a first date, or a bar brawl. And ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shame, honour can fuel global cooperation


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 2 (IANS) The threat of shame and promise of honour boosts cooperation by as much as 50 percent, opening up ways to tackle tough global issues such ... Read more...

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Excess copper, iron linked with Alzheimer’s


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The exact causes of neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are unknown, but scientists say excess of copper and iron in the human brain may ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A potent new tool to smoke out mosquitoes


May 10th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Imagine an insect repellent thousands of times more potent than DEET - the key ingredient in most commercial mosquito repellents - and which also works against ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Meet friends, attend parties to keep brain healthy


April 26th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) An easy way to keep your brain healthy and sharp is to meet friends, attend parties and or just play bingo!Frequent social activities may help prevent ... Read more...

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Gene in fish that don’t sleep could shed light on sleep disorders in humans


April 8th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Biologists have found that a gene that makes cave fish sleep significantly less than their surface counterparts, could shed light on the sleep patterns and disorders in humans.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More women have kids fathered by multiple partners


April 4th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Twenty-eight percent of all US women with two or more children have them fathered by multiple partners, a new study has revealed."I was surprised at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

An insight into regenerating damaged brain cells


March 31st, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) A study of nerve injury in roundworms shows how they can regenerate damaged tissues, potentially opening the way to repairing the human nervous system."Though damaged nerves ... Read more...

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Springtime melting snows release accumulated contaminants


March 29th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) With birds chirping and temperatures warming, spring is finally in the air. But unknown to many, springtime has a dark side too -- accumulated contaminants. "During ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan up against two women and a girl


March 26th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), March 26 (IANS) Kerala Left Front's star campaigner, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan faces a tough challenge on the assembly election campaign trail from two women and a six-year-old ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Maths for boys’ stereotype develops in second grade


March 15th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) Gender stereotypes regarding maths may develop as early as the second grade, says a new study. Children applied the stereotype to themselves: boys identified themselves with ... Read more...

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How ‘good cholesterol’ protects against heart attack, stroke


March 14th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): The structure of human HDL cholesterol has been identified and it may also shed light on how this 'fat packet' protects against cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and ... Read more...

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