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New ultrathin flat lens for the perfect image


August 26th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Applied physicists have created an ultrathin flat lens that reproduces perfect images without the distortions caused by existing lenses."Our flat lens opens up a new type ... Read more...

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Salty diets tied to kidney stones, osteoporosis


July 25th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 25 (IANS) People eating high salt diets tend to develop kidney stones and osteoporosis, a bone disease that leads to increased risk of fracture, says a study.Principal investigator ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acid boosts brainpower


June 29th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 29 (IANS) An Omega-3 fatty acid called DHA in fish boosts our memory and brainpower, says a study.Principal investigator Yves Sauve and his team from the University of ... Read more...

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Resveratrol acts as natural exercise booster


June 20th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Resveratrol, a bio-compound found in some fruits, nuts and red wine, is likely to boost exercise training and performance, says a new research. Principal investigator Jason ... Read more...

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US project enables instant access to medical scans


April 30th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Patients can now instantly download their medical scans and images from an internet-based "cloud" system and distribute these to their physicians for diagnosis wherever they might ... Read more...

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Brain networks explain why some teenagers smoke


April 30th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Scientists have been intrigued by why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs while others do not.In the largest imaging study of its kind, involving ... Read more...

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Your dog at office could be a great stress buster


April 1st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Taking your dog to the office could act as a real stress buster and also promote goodwill, new research says.Stress is known to contribute to employee ... Read more...

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Wonder mix halves chances of cardiac attack, death


March 28th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Paramedics can practically halve a patient's chances of a heart attack or dying by promptly administering a mixture of glucose, insulin and potassium (GIK).A Tufts Medical ... Read more...

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Discovery enables quicker diagnosis of chikunguyna


March 15th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 15 (IANS) Doctors can now quickly and accurately identify patients at risk from chikungunya, a mosquito-borne infectious disease endemic to Southeast Asia and Africa.Lisa Ng, principal investigator at ... Read more...

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Origami inspires technique to ‘clone’ robo-insects


February 17th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Elegant pop-up books and origami are inspiring a new technique to 'clone' tiny robo-insects by their dozens from a single sheet. Designed by Harvard engineers, the ... Read more...

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NASA films far side of moon


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Rare and spectacular video footage of the far side of the Moon has been captured by a NASA spacecraft, The Telegraph reported Thursday.One whole face of ... Read more...

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Grapes can stave off age-related blindness


January 15th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Eating grapes seem to slow or help prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition affecting millions of elderly people worldwide. AMD is a ... Read more...

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Mars rover begins space research


December 14th, 2011 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its eight-month trip from Earth to Mars, the US space agency said Tuesday.Curiosity was launched Nov ... Read more...

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Earth-like planet found


December 6th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) American astronomers have confirmed the existence of an earth-like planet, dubbed Kepler 22-b, in the "habitable zone" around a star similar to the sun.The planet lies ... Read more...

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Beat stress with transcendental meditation


November 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) New research shows that transcendental meditation significantly reduces levels of psychological distress among students. The survey, based on students from 106 secondary schools comprising 87 percent ... Read more...

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Quakes unlikely in Sikkim for next few years, says expert


September 25th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Sikkim is unlikely to face any large earthquake over the next couple of years as vast energy has been released through last Sunday's tremors and ... Read more...

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NASA to probe Jupiter’s stormy clouds


July 31st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) NASA will launch a spacecraft Friday to unravel the secrets of Jupiter, the largest planet in the universe.Temperatures on Jupiter drop to minus 234 degrees Fahrenheit, ... Read more...

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Watching actors smoke could make kids vulnerable


July 8th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Adolescents watching actors light a cigarette on screen are more vulnerable to tobacco use in life, a study conducted on Delhi students said Friday, confirming ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass surgery linked to increased fracture risk


June 5th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) People who have had gastric bypass (bariatric) or other weight-loss surgeries have an even higher risk of fractures than previously found.Such people have 2.3 times the ... Read more...

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Computer games can help kids fight obesity


May 31st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 31 (IANS) While parents usually worry over the negative influences of computer games on their children, scientists in New Zealand have found such games are actually beneficial for ... Read more...

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Babies born to obese mums at risk for iron deficiency


May 1st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): A new study has revealed that babies born to obese mothers are at risk for iron deficiency, which could affect infant brain development.In non-pregnant adults, obesity-related inflammation hinders ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity could affect child’s brain growth


May 1st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Babies born to obese mothers may suffer from iron deficiency, which could affect the development of their brains, a study says. In non pregnant adults, obesity-related ... Read more...

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Second gene linked with specific congenital heart defects identified


April 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital has found that a gene known to be important in cardiac development has been newly associated with congenital heart malformations that ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants help but may rob you of sleep


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Anti-depressants cut both ways -- they may banish your blues but can also cheat you of sleep and affect your concentration, a study says. These findings ... Read more...

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Inhaled corticosteroid therapy helps reduce pneumonia mortality


April 16th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): An analysis has indicated that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are hospitalized for pneumonia and treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have decreased mortality when compared ... Read more...

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A painless, needle-free test for premature babies soon


April 14th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) A new needle-free test will soon take the pain out of testing medicines in premature babies.The research will not only lead to greater accuracy in prescribing, ... Read more...

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Low-intensity treadmill exercise may benefit Parkinson’s patients


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): People with Parkinson's disease who walk on a treadmill at a comfortable, low-intensity speed for a longer duration may be able to improve their gait and mobility, according ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to major cause of kidney disease worldwide found


April 6th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 06 (ANI): Scientists have discovered five regions in the human genome that increase susceptibility to immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy, a major cause of kidney failure worldwide - systematically identifying those ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs probably had lice: Study


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study opens up the possibility that dinosaurs were early - perhaps even the first - animal hosts of lice.Scientists, who used fossils and molecular data to ... Read more...

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Men and women look more alike today: Study


April 5th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A North Carolina State University study, which examined hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls spanning four centuries, shows that differences in the craniofacial features of men and women ... Read more...

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Death risk high in older adults with sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the risk of death is more than two times higher in older adults who have sleep apnea and report struggling with excessive ... Read more...

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Internet program helps young children and moms sleep well


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): An Internet-based intervention was found to be effective at reducing infant and toddler sleep disturbances, as well as providing positive, indirect benefits for maternal sleep, mood and confidence ... Read more...

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DNA damage can help protect the body from infection


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have offered the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to ... Read more...

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NASA’s Messenger fetches first orbital photo of Mercury


March 30th, 2011 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NASA's Messenger spacecraft, the first ever to enter the orbit of Mercury, has fetched its first photo, the project's website said.The image, the first ever ... Read more...

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Gambling problems ‘more common than drinking problems’


March 25th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions have found that after age 21, problem gambling is considerably more common among adults than alcohol dependence, even ... Read more...

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