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Australia’s medal count to fall in London: Study


July 17th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Australia's medal tally from Beijing Games to London will be bad to worse, a new study has revealed.A study conducted by the Tuck School of Business ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Genes that regenerate nerves after injury isolated


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Biologists have identified 76 genes that play a vital role in regenerating nerves after injury. This opens the way to develop therapies to repair spinal cord ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Late-talking toddlers do grow up normally


July 5th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Late-talking toddlers are no more likely to experience behavioural and emotional difficulties during childhood than children who have normal language development, a recent study reports. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2,000-year-old poo reveals Romans’ rich diet


June 15th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) A British team has unearthed tonnes of 2,000-year-old ancient Roman poo from a sewer, throwing light on Romans' rich diet of urchins, dormice and figs, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

GPS systems increasingly vulnerable to jamming


March 16th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Global positioning systems (GPS) are becoming increasingly vulnerable to accidental interference or deliberate jamming, raising concerns about reliability and security.People rely on GPS for navigation, vehicle ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Promising new way to lower cholesterol production


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Home urine test measures insulin production in diabetics


February 25th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple home urine test that can measure if patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin.The urine test, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Greenland ice sheet is safer than scientists previously believed


January 27th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that hotter summers may not be as catastrophic for the Greenland ice sheet as previously feared and may actually slow down the flow of glaciers.Their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain gene responsible for making a female develop as a male identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene that is responsible for creating male genitalia in a female embryo.Melbourne researcher Professor Andrew Sinclair, of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why female squirrels are promiscuous


December 16th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Guelph have finally discovered why female squirrels are so darn promiscuous.Turns out it has nothing to do with genes and everything to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene alteration turns male embryos into female, shows study


December 7th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Alteration of a single gene could turn some male embryos into female ones, according to a study that may help treat males who develop feminine appearance.The study will ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New mechanism for controlling blood sugar level discovered


November 30th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Scientists have discovered for the first time a new mechanism through which our body controls the levels of sugar in our blood after a meal.They have found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists announce new approach to target cancer


November 18th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): An international team of academics have announced a new research that provides potential for exciting new approaches to targeting diseases such as cancer.They have also announced the potential ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Romans Were First To Invent The Eco-Friendly House Claims New Study


November 5th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Oxford University researcher has found that the Roman villas built 2000 years ago had almost all the features of a modern eco-friendly house. The study ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two people can learn to cooperate with each other intuitively: Study


October 29th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has found that two people can learn to co-operate with each other intuitively, without communication or any conscious intention to co-operate.However, the process breaks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit scientists crack gene code of blindness-causing disease


September 16th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Brit scientists have discovered the gene that could trigger glaucoma-a common eye disease that causes blindness.Researchers predict it may soon be possible to screen people's DNA to find ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Dry water’ could offer new way to absorb and store CO2, fight global warming


August 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A powdered sugar like material, called "dry water," could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug could make jet lag history


August 24th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Now frequent flyers can heave a sigh of relief - with researchers having successfully tested a new drug that can reset and restart the natural 24-hour body clock ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pesticides ‘put the unborn at cancer risk’


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): Pesticides put pregnant women at greater risk of having children with cancer, say researchers.They say previous studies have shown that pesticide exposure either before conception or during pregnancy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s how memories are made


June 29th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new study, led by researchers at the University of Leicester, has uncovered for the first time the mechanism by which memories are formed.The study in the Department ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cosmic clocks can help unravel universe’s mysteries


June 25th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new technique that will turn pulsars - natural cosmic clocks - into accurate time-keepers. The work will improve studies of the origins ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just like humans, star-struck chimps too look up to their heroes


June 25th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Scientists has found that humans are not alone in their obsession with celebrities; chimps too look up to those they consider more prestigious in their group.The researchers, from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change will trigger decline in polar bear population: Study


May 26th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): A University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, study has concluded that climate change will trigger a dramatic and sudden decline in the number of polar bears."Some populations are ... Read more...

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Ancestor of all hammerhead sharks appeared about 20 million years ago


May 19th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): The ancestor of all hammerhead sharks probably appeared abruptly in Earth's oceans about 20 million years ago and was as big as some contemporary hammerheads, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vaccine for Meningitis C ‘wears off in early teens’


May 8th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): According to a research done by the Oxford Vaccine Group at Oxford University, three-quarters of children that are vaccinated against Meningitis C lose their protection against the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists to target immune cells in arteries to prevent heart attacks


December 28th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 28 (ANI): Scientists from across the world are set to team up to develop a treatment that specifically targets harmful immune cells in the arteries thought to be the cause ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists create atom transistor to speed up computers


December 10th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 10 (ANI): An international team of scientists has created a tiny transistor that could one day help quantum computers process impossibly large amounts of information.The researchers are the first to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some diseases are common in kids with older dads


October 26th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A rare form of testicular tumour might help explain why some diseases are more common in the children of older fathers, say researchers.The research team from University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How UK’s recording studio sector is seeing a downturn


August 16th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): Once synonymous with the creative talents of artists like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Oasis and Coldplay, the UK's recording studio sector is now depleting due to a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Antarctic glacier thinning four times faster than it was 10 years ago


August 14th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): A new research has determined that one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is thinning four times faster than it was 10 years ago.Professor Duncan Wingham of University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Artificial brain’ may speed up cosmology


July 16th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16 (ANI): University of Durham cosmologists have come up with a novel technique, based on how brain neurons behave, which can dramatically speed up computer simulations of the universe.Lead researcher ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Habit of taking turns could be in your genes


July 9th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): The habit of taking turns is more than just good manners - it's down to evolution, say researchers.According to University of Leicester psychologists, there is an "invisible hand" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimps can learn to make their own tools watching video demos


July 1st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): St Andrews University researchers in Scotland have shown that chimpanzees can be learn how to make their own tools by watching demonstrations on video.For this work, the researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Employers likely to discriminate against ethnic names


June 18th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 18 (IANS) Looking for a job during these tough economic times? Job applicants with an Anglo-Saxon name may find it easier to get an interview compared to those with ethnic ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New insights into cancer progression


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): A University of Leicester researcher has made some significant advancements on the causes of cancer, which can lead to improved and effective therapies.Professor Andrew Fry, of the Department ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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