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Mechanism discovered to help treat inflammation


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) The discovery of a crucial step in the body's process for healing wounds could open a new way of treating inflammation, which is the immune system's ... Read more...

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Mobile phones filthier than toilet seat


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Mobile phones are actually filthier than toilet seats because they are never cleaned even after being handled by different people, thus swarming with germs, say researchers.Tests ... Read more...

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Flu transmitted before symptoms appear, says study


August 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Flu virus can be transmitted even before the appearance of their symptoms as experiments with ferrets (European polecat) have shown, according to a study.If applied to ... Read more...

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Chimps too nurture ’social traditions’


August 29th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Research on chimps never ceases to surprise us -- the latest one, for instance, says that they are not only capable of learning from one another ... Read more...

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Belly fat linked to higher death risk


August 28th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) People envied for their normal weight surprisingly face a higher death risk than the obese -- if they carry a prominent belly, according to latest research."We ... Read more...

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Gene linked with vitamin B12 deficiency found


August 27th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 27 (IANS) Vitamin B12 is vital for healthy functioning of our nervous system, but some people who suffer from its deficiency because of a rare genetic disorder, develop ... Read more...

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Harmless bug makes you suicidal


August 19th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A seemingly harmless bug may be priming suicide bids by causing subtle changes in the brain.New research adds to the growing work linking an infection caused ... Read more...

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Brain protects sense of smell when blocked


August 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Once our nostrils become free of stuffy summer colds or mould allergy, our brains work overtime to keep our olfactory sense as sharp as ever, compensating ... Read more...

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Stressed out men prefer larger women, study shows


August 9th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Men usually prefer slim and younger-looking women as they appear healthier and more fertile, but during tough times stressed out men turn to larger women for ... Read more...

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Fish could explain how we developed arms, legs


August 8th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The American paddlefish, one of the oldest fish on the planet, could explain why we developed our arms and legs, according to scientists.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

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Forensic tool developed to track ivory traders


August 7th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Even though trade in ivory has been banned, the poaching of tuskers continues unabated, threatening African elephants.However, Alfred Roca, assistant professor at the University of Illinois, ... Read more...

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Mothers have sharper memories after childbirth


August 6th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Childbirth seems to invest women with a sharper, improved memory. Mothers performed better in tests regarding the ability to perceive and remember information about their surroundings ... Read more...

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‘Selenium cuts down risk of cancer’


July 31st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The body uses selenium, a mineral vital for good health, to make 'selenoproteins' which protect cells from damage. The mineral's consumption cuts down chances of developing ... Read more...

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‘Smiling speeds recovery from stress’


July 31st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Feeling good usually makes us smile, but does it work the other way around? Yes, smiling during episodes of stress can help to reduce its intensity ... Read more...

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Close encounter with aliens possible this century


July 16th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) We have been hearing so much about aliens that a close encounter may well be possible this century, says a leading scientist urging governments to be ... Read more...

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‘Older bees provide clues to fighting dementia’


July 5th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Surprisingly, older honey bees can reverse brain aging or dementia when they take on nest responsibilities handled by much younger bees, according to scientists from a ... Read more...

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Brilliant or dull - triad of genes decides that


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) A triad of genes determines how brilliant or dull you are at your studies, whether you complete your high school or attend college. The three genes ... Read more...

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Menopausal women could ‘work out’ hot flashes


June 29th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Menopausal women who exercise may experience fewer hot flashes, according to researchers.Women who are relatively inactive or are overweight tend to have a risk of increased ... Read more...

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Birds recognize human faces, voices


June 25th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Some birds are able to identify their human friends by recognizing their faces and voices, which is the key to their ability to survive, says a ... Read more...

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Smoking fathers pass on damaged genes to kids


June 25th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) British researchers have found the men quite fond of smoking actually go on to pass damaged DNA to their children as fathers while raising risk of ... Read more...

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Carrots motivate workers, not sticks: Study


June 21st, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Workers seem to respond positively to the promise of reward or carrots, than they do to the threat of punishment or sticks, finds a new study. ... Read more...

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‘Faces prompt us to form complex judgements’


June 17th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) People make complex judgements about a person just by looking at the face, based on a number of factors that go beyond race and gender, says ... Read more...

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Rapid cooling doubles eggs’ shelf life


June 12th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Taking just a few seconds to cool, freshly-laid eggs would add weeks to their shelf life and also stave off salmonella illnesses, according to a new ... Read more...

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Ranking male baboons recover quickly from injuries


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Surprisingly, high-ranking male baboons recover more quickly from injuries and are less likely to become ill than other males, says a new study. Notre Dame biologist ... Read more...

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Alternative medicines potentially unsafe: Expert


May 14th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) You should go slow if you depend too much on alternative medicines as there is no way of knowing whether they are really safe, suggests ... Read more...

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People fail when stakes are high, study finds


May 10th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) High stakes and financial bonanzas offered in sports or game shows actually drive participants to perform poorly because of the fear of losing their potentially lucrative ... Read more...

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Drowsiness linked with learning problems at school


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) may have learning, attention and behaviour problems even though clinical tests show they are sleeping long enough at night.Penn ... Read more...

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Fast-food ads prompt kids to pile on pounds


April 29th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) If youngsters hooked on fast food have greater chances of becoming overweight, then blame fast-food ads on TV which entice them in the first place. "We ... Read more...

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Trauma victims can develop schizophrenia


April 20th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Children who have undergone severe trauma are thrice as likely to develop schizophrenia in later life, says a new study.Previous research focused on the biological factors ... Read more...

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Now, a flourescent fish to track pollution


April 19th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Scientists have created a green-glowing zebrafish to monitor ecological damage caused by pollution in real time. The flourescent fish makes it easier than ever before to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

A new method to target obsessive behaviour


April 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 11 (IANS) Victims of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) fret endlessly over whether they have locked the door or turned off the gas stove. Now, a new way to ... Read more...

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Breakthrough opens way for curing auto-immune disease


March 13th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) A revolutionary breakthrough could finally pave the way to cure practically incurable and debilitating auto-immune diseases such as lupus and Sjogren's syndrome.These auto-immune diseases are ... Read more...

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Aging, obesity no bar to happiness


March 9th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Here's a piece of good news for the elderly and the plump -- gathering years and obesity are no bar to happiness or well-being, says a ... Read more...

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Vitamin pill a day keeps cancer at bay!


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) A daily vitamin pill could help prevent skin cancer - particularly among women, the Daily Mail reported Friday.Scientists say taking food supplements containing vitamin A can ... Read more...

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Impulsive kids hooked on video games


February 24th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Impulsive children with a poor attention span play more video games, while other kids who are hooked on video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention ... Read more...

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