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Scientists fashion first ever ‘cyborg’ tissues


August 27th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Harvard scientists have created a type of the first ever "cyborg" tissue, by marrying a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nano-scale wires with modified human tissues.A ... Read more...

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Stressed mice sire anxious daughters


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Could some traits pass to daughters and escape sons altogether? Researchers at the Tufts University School of Medicine have evidence from experiments on mice to support ... Read more...

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Vivid memories retain freshness over decades


August 21st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Do you recall memories from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet you can't think of what you ate for dinner last night? It's a ... Read more...

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Designing ‘robofish’ to steer fish away from oil spills


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Inspired by nature, researchers have perfected a 'robofish' which is capable of leading a school of real fishes and, if need be, steer them away from ... Read more...

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Cold air bad for heart patients


February 29th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Cold air is bad for heart patients, especially when they are undertaking physical activity, because they are unable to cope with the higher oxygen demanded by ... Read more...

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Injected drug linked to higher suicide risk


December 26th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 26 (IANS) Drug abusers who inject themselves with methamphetamine had an 80 higher chance of attempting suicide than those who rely on other substances, says a study. Methamphetamine ... Read more...

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Fatty liver disease has no affect on longevity


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Surprisingly, fatty liver disease that targets the obese or patients of heart disease poses no risk to one's longevity.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common ... Read more...

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Garlic oil component protects heart


November 17th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) A garlic oil component may help protect the heart after it suffers an attack, during cardiac surgery or as a treatment for heart failure. At low ... Read more...

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Early to bed, early to rise makes you fit


September 30th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) "Early to bed and early to rise" could be the key to staying lean and more active than night-owls during one's youth, even though both groups ... Read more...

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Brisk walking benefits men with prostate cancer


May 25th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Brisk walking seems to benefit patients with prostate cancer in early stages, says a new study based on a survey of 1,455 US men diagnosed with ... Read more...

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‘Lingodroid’ robots invent language to chat


May 25th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 25 (IANS) The 'Lingodroids' are a pair of mobile robots that communicate by developing their own words for places, and relationships between places, based on distance and direction.The ... Read more...

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Research may pave way for new regenerative therapies


May 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): A team of researchers are working on methods to grow mature tissue substitutes from stem cells that have been extracted from human fat samples.Stem cells extracted from body ... Read more...

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Motor protein that blocks ovarian tumor growth found


April 27th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have discovered that a motor regulatory protein could block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new ... Read more...

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Not able to detect lies may be sign of dementia


April 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Getting the aged to analyse videos of chatting people would show up whether they are able to detect sarcasm and lies and so help diagnose degenerative ... Read more...

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Study of sea squirt may help prevent rejection of transplanted organs


April 17th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Scientists at UC Santa Barbara has indicated studies of the small sea squirt may ultimately help solve the problem of rejection of organ and bone marrow transplants in ... Read more...

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Inability to detect sarcasm, lies may be early sign of dementia


April 16th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A study has found that the inability to detect sarcasm or lies may be an early sign of dementia.A group of scientists at the University of California, San ... Read more...

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Karaoke experiment reveals neurological basis for embarrassment


April 16th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists conducted a Karaoke experiment to find out what part of the brain is essential for embarrassment.Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and ... Read more...

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Molecules that help propel cancer metastasis identified


April 8th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified two molecules that enable cancer to spread inside the body.The findings could eventually lead to ... Read more...

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28pc of U.S. women have kids by more than one man


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): An American study of the prevalence of multiple partner fertility has found that 28 percent of all U.S. women with two or more children have children by more ... Read more...

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US kids develop ‘Math is for boys’ stereotype as early as 2nd grade


March 15th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Researchers have found that children in the US express the stereotype that mathematics is for boys, not for girls, as early as second grade.The University of Washington study ... Read more...

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Practicing before females improves males’ performance


February 26th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, perform better in the presence of a female bird.The discovery offers insights into how ... Read more...

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Chemical compounds in trees can fight deadly MRSA


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found an antibiotic in the Eastern Red Cedar tree that is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-a 'superbug' that is resistant to ... Read more...

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Higher levels of social activity cut the risk of developing disability in old age


February 18th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of developing disability in old age, according to a new study at Rush University Medical Center."Social activity has long been ... Read more...

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Scientists find binary switch that turns ‘aging process on and off’


February 17th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies have found that deactivation of a protein in roundworms increases their lifespan, most likely mediating the effects of calorie restriction.Previously, ... Read more...

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First evidence of gene transfer from human host to bacterial pathogen


February 14th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers have discovered the first evidence of a human DNA fragment in a bacterial genome.In this case, the transfer was observed in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium ... Read more...

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Worms provide insights into human biological clock


December 18th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Nevada, Reno, has found that the circadian clock of the Caenorhabditis elegans worm could provide important insights into the mammalian circadian clock."Circadian ... Read more...

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We spend more time sick now than 10 years ago


December 14th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that average "morbidity," or, the period of life spend with serious disease or loss of functional mobility, has actually increased in the last ... Read more...

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‘Calming drugs’ to prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome identified


December 7th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have identified the molecular cause of severe depression condition and prevented it by injecting calming drugs into the brain with five hours of ... Read more...

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How specific viruses can kill cancer cells


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Boston University School of Medicine scientists have discovered a mechanism by which specific viruses acting as oncolytic agents can enter and kill cancer cells.The study was conducted by ... Read more...

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How do snakes climb a vertical surface without slipping?


December 1st, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study by University of Cincinnati researchers has shed light on the climbing abilities of boa constrictors.In the study, the researchers put snakes to work on varying ... Read more...

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Restoring gene may slow spread of advanced lung tumours


November 25th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Cancer biologists have revealed that restoring the gene for cancer protein p53 could slow the spread of advanced lung tumours, but doesn't help early-stage cancers.The findings by experts ... Read more...

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Why snakes don’t need wings to fly


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that some species of snake can stay airborne for up to 79 feet.The acrobatic arboreal snakes, all in the genus Chrysopelea, use what's known as ... Read more...

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Stem cells from aged, damaged hearts could be used to treat heart failure


November 18th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that cardiac stem cells - even in elderly and sick patients - could generate new heart muscle and vessel tissue and be used ... Read more...

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Menopausal hormone therapy ‘ups ovarian cancer risk’


November 10th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that women who had hormone therapy for menopause symptoms may be at a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer."This study is consistent ... Read more...

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Hands can detect typos even when the mind doesn’t: Study


October 29th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): For professional typists, the act of typing is almost an automaton and now a new study reveals why."We all know we do some things on autopilot, from walking ... Read more...

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