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Genes tied to shrinking brain, Alzheimer’s identified


April 16th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A quartet of genes, identified in the first ever genetic analysis of more than 9,000 people, may speed shrinkage of a brain region involved in making ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to decimate malarial mosquitoes


August 9th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Scientists have unearthed a vital clue that could help them decimate malaria-causing mosquito populations by rendering males genetically sterile.They figured out that the female mosquito is ... Read more...

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Black plant life could prosper on other planets


April 25th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Scientist says regardless of the type of sunlight that a plant receives, photosynthesis might still be possible. The research was conducted by a PhD student ... Read more...

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Fish ‘n’ chips taste better beside the seaside, say experts


February 21st, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): Psychologists have said that fish and chips taste much better when you eat them using your fingers and at the seaside.It's not just the touch, look, smell and ... Read more...

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Soaring food prices to precipitate global hunger, riots


January 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Soaring food prices over the next few decades will push millions of people into hunger worldwide, thanks to famine, mass migrations and riots, experts warn.The report by Foresight, ... Read more...

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Physically-fit kids have better memory


September 16th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Physical fitness is linked with brain development in small children, says a research. Those who are more fit tend to have a bigger hippocampus and perform better on a ... Read more...

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Hangover cure may lie in the ’size of the glass’


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 02 (ANI): Scientists have concluded that the cure for hangover depends on the size of the glass.People who pour drinks into tall glasses are likely to pour less than those ... Read more...

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Fibre-rich diet may help maintain healthy immune system


October 29th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Australian researchers suggest that consuming a diet rich in fibre helps in maintaining healthier immune systems.The indigestible part of all plant-based foods pushes its way through most of ... Read more...

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Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Arrested


July 21st, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
According to the reports of the Cambridge (Massachusetts) police, an eminent Harvard University professor was arrested last week on charges of disorderly conduct with the police officers, who had come calling ... Read more...

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‘Wooed’ Michelle Obama to address U.C., Merced


March 29th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
San Francisco, Mar. 29 (ANI): Michelle Obama has elected to speak at the commencement function of University of California, Merced, which is the smallest and newest campus of the state education ... Read more...

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Yoga head stands and trumpets may put eyes at risk


October 28th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 28 (ANI): An Australian study has revealed that yoga head stands, swimming, or playing a musical instrument may put the eyes at risk.The researchers from University of New South ... Read more...

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Tobacco plant may help treat cancer


July 23rd, 2008 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) US scientists have used the tobacco plant to "grow" key components of a vaccine against lymphoma - a form of cancer. Researchers from Stanford University in California are ... Read more...

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Tobacco plant may help fight cancer


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Tobacco plants, which are responsible for millions of cancer cases, may actually offer a therapy for patients with a chronic form of lymphoma, a new study suggests.The ... Read more...

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Monday morning blues are a mere myth!


July 1st, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 1 (ANI): Just the thought of waking up for work on a Monday morning scares most of us, thanks to the blues accompanied by the starting day of the ... Read more...

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The secrets of James Bond’s martinis to be unveiled


June 3rd, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 3 (ANI): "I'll have it shaken, not stirred". James Bond always preferred his vodka martinis in this fashion, but does it make any difference to the taste of the ... Read more...

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Honeybee invaders benefit from genetic endowment of their predecessors


February 26th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that the honeybee Apis mellifera benefit from the genetic endowment of their predecessors while invading a new place.University of Illinois entomology professor ... Read more...

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