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Microbe’s ‘weird chemistry’ discovered


August 31st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) The oxygen-rich waters of the oceans alone account for a maximum of four percent of Earth's methane. But now researchers have identified the cause as a ... Read more...

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Social ranking can influence genetic functions


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A female monkey's higher ranking within her group can alter the functioning of nearly 1,000 genes within mere weeks, also boosting their immune system, says a ... Read more...

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Kids do better when told failure is ‘normal’


March 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 13 (IANS) Children do better at school and feel more upbeat if they are told that failure is a just a part of learning, rather than being pressurised ... Read more...

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Men are funnier than women - just by hair’s breadth


October 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Men are funnier than women but just by a hair's breadth, somewhat bolstering the stereotype on gender differences and humour."The differences we find between men's and ... Read more...

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New blood test to diagnose heart attacks


September 21st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A possible new blood test based on the presence of a protein released after a heart attack, could help diagnose an attack, new research suggests.Loyola ... Read more...

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Succulent plants emerged after Earth cooled, dried up


May 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A team of biologists have determined that cacti, succulent plants and tropical grasses emerged as the Earth cooled, increased in aridity, and had lower atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels.Brown University ... Read more...

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Effects of nicotine upon brain mirror those of cocaine


May 4th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new neuroscience research has found that nicotine has a similar initial impact on the brain as cocaine, explaining why both are highly addictive substances.In the new experiments, ... Read more...

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Miniature invisibility ‘carpet cloak’ shows promise for the optical world


April 20th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Scientists havedeveloped invisibility "carpet cloaks" using metamaterials - artificial materials engineered to have optical properties not found in nature - which can conceal a much larger area than ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out why LED is impractical for general lighting purposes


April 20th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, say that they have figured out what makes light-emitting diodes (LEDs) impractical for general lighting purposes.Their work will help ... Read more...

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‘Jurassic Park’ had it right - some dinos hunted by night


April 15th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Spielberg's movie Jurassic Park had got one thing right -- velociraptors hunted by night while big plant-eating dinosaurs browsed around the clock.That overturns the conventional ... Read more...

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Some dinosaurs ‘did most of their hunting at night’


April 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Stephen Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' may have been right in depicting that the dinosaurs hunted in the night too.A new study on the eyes of fossil animals has found ... Read more...

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Aimless protein plays crucial role in pathogen-based disease


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a supposedly inactive protein actually plays a crucial role in the ability of one the world's most prolific pathogens to cause disease, findings that ... Read more...

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3 square meals a day with lean protein help curb hunger for weight loss


April 1st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A new research has suggested that eating fewer, regular-sized meals with higher amounts of lean protein can make one feel more full than eating smaller, more frequent meals."We ... Read more...

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Talking on cell phones while crossing the street risky for older people


March 16th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has found that older adults may put themselves at risk by talking on cell phones while crossing the street.Researchers at the University of Illinois ... Read more...

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Depressed mums less responsive to babies’ cries: Study


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new research has suggested that a depressed mothers show a weaker response to their babies' cries, which can negatively affect children's development and have long-lasting effects on ... Read more...

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Spinal manipulation may ease chronic lower back pain: Study


February 16th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Patients suffering from chronic lower back pain frequently turn to painkillers, which can cause side effects and be addictive, or to physical therapy, which is time-consuming and expensive. ... Read more...

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Skin cells used to develop heart defect ‘treatment’ in first-of-its-kind


February 10th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Using skin cells from young patients with a severe genetic heart defect, scientists have created beating heart cells that carry the same genetic mutation.The newly created human ... Read more...

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Scientists trick bacteria to turn against themselves


February 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have found a way of tricking bacteria into turning against themselves, potentially opening the way for better treatments.They found that bacteria employs toxins to hijack or kill ... Read more...

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Oz birds lure mates with ’scary movie effect’


January 19th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Have your ever used a horror film to bring your date closer? Well, a new study has revealed that Australian birds use the same 'scary movie effect' to ... Read more...

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Mountain glacier melt-off to raise sea level by 12 cm by 2100


January 11th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 11 (IANS) Melt-off from small mountain glaciers and ice caps will raise global sea levels 12 cm by 2100. The largest contributors to the projected sea level rise would be ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover new planet in planetary system similar to our own


December 9th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Astronomers have announced the discovery of a fourth giant planet outside our solar system, strengthening the similarities between a distant planetary system and our own.The astronomers say the ... Read more...

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Females put off when males lose brawls


November 25th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) A female who fancies a particular male is most likely to be put off when he loses a slugfest.In such an eventuality, some primitive parts of the female's ... Read more...

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For female fish, watching her mate take a beating is a turn-off


November 25th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): While experimenting with African cichlid fish, Stanford biologists discovered that when a female shows a preference for a particular male, but then witnesses him losing a fight with ... Read more...

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Environmental pollutant may have a role in causing multiple sclerosis


November 24th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that an environmental pollutant may play an important role in causing multiple sclerosis and that a hypertension drug might be used to treat the disease.The ... Read more...

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Gene discovery could lead to healthier food, better biofuel production


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Purdue University scientists have found the gene that is responsible for the production of the amino acid phenylalanine.This discovery could lead to processes to control the amino acid ... Read more...

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3-year-olds sensitive to others’ moral behaviors and intentions


November 16th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Two new studies have concluded that young children's helpfulness is tempered when they see that the person they intend to help has harmed another person. But it also ... Read more...

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Boa constrictor has ‘virgin birth’


November 4th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that female boa constrictors can produce offspring without mating - a rare phenomenon among vertebrates.Researchers at the North Carolina State University the finding shows that ... Read more...

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New insight into multitalented protein sheds light on HIV mysteries


October 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a research method by which new insights into the infection process of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that leads to ... Read more...

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Lizards too have family values


October 9th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): While lizards are known for laying their eggs and never looking back, desert night lizards are actually against this stereotype-they have family values, just like humans, found a ... Read more...

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Conversion of waste vegetable oil into biodiesel simplified


October 8th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Two chemists at Brown University have streamlined the conversion of waste vegetable oil into biodiesel, eliminating the need for corrosive chemicals to perform the reactions.Jason Sello and postdoctoral ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind gene linked to both Alzheimer’s, diabetes identified


September 29th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified the mechanism behind a single gene that is responsible for causing both Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes.The data show that a gene for a ... Read more...

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Now, an iPhone app that can measure pollutants in air


September 21st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): A new smartphone application can now allow users to keep a tab on the air quality and see the level of pollutants around them.University of Southern California computer ... Read more...

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Now, prostate cancer can be inhibited without disturbing body processes


August 10th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): Researchers have given details about how a facultative enzyme governs tumour growth in prostate cancer patients-a feat that could offer new ways to control cancer without disturbing normal ... Read more...

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Study reveals pros, cons of nanotech-enhanced building materials’ use


July 29th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Nanomaterials will soon find effective use in the construction industry but widespread use in building materials comes with potential environmental and health risks when those materials are ... Read more...

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Confident teachers help tiny tots gain more skills


July 26th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Teachers with higher confidence levels help pre-schoolers gain more language and literacy skills, a new study says. However, in some cases, students only saw gains when their teachers also ... Read more...

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