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Mom gene linked to key parenting skills


September 19th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) What does it take to be a great mom? Of course there's love, devotion, nurturing, and maybe the right gene.Researchers at the Rockefeller University in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New approach to minimise skin scarring


July 9th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 9 (IANS) Ugly scars whether from surgery or battle wounds can affect both body and mind. New research offers a strategy to smooth out scarring."Scars can be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Liver’s role vital in regulating body clock


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) Jet setters, shift workers and even obese people stand to gain from a key discovery about the liver playing a vital role in managing the body's ... Read more...

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Your card details could be ‘robbed by radiowave’


April 30th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Millions of credit and debit card users could be "robbed by radiowave" because of a new contactless technology, the Daily Mail reported.Almost 20 million shoppers are ... Read more...

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Scientists discover better drugs for sleep problems


April 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The discovery of cellular switches in the bio-clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolise food may lead to new drugs to treat sleep ... Read more...

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Jilted male flies too drown ’sorrow’ in alcohol


March 16th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Male fruit flies too drown their 'sorrow' in excessive alcohol consumption, like humans, when females reject their sexual advances.Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco ... Read more...

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Drug reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice: Study


February 10th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Use of a drug in mice appears to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a ... Read more...

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Heart hormone helps shape fat metabolism


February 7th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Exercise brings down body weight because it draws on fat reserves that muscle can burn as fuel. But the heart also plays a similar role.Sheila Collins ... Read more...

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Drug reverses damage caused by seizures: US study


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Researchers at Boston's Children's Hospital have detailed how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development. They have also showed in a rat model that it might be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Source of insect buzz around beer identified


November 20th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Why do insects buzz around beer -- because flies can sense glycerol, a sweet-tasting compound used in yeast fermentation."Insects use their taste system to glean ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Smart bugs inspire better robotics design


November 18th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 18 (IANS) Bugs which collectively thrive in challenging environments are inspiring scientists to design smart bots for diagnostics and drug delivery, computers and artificial intelligence.Doctoral student Adi ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes home in on human body odour


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Female mosquitoes target humans by cueing in on the carbon dioxide (CO2) and body odour they release, causing malaria, dengue and yellow fever.Experiments conducted by two ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ring finger length linked to male libido


September 6th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The length of a man's fourth (ring) finger has been linked to his libido. The more testosterone a foetus is exposed to, the longer the ring ... Read more...

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Drugs to cure breast cancer could be available in 5 years


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 04 (ANI): British scientists have identified three key breast cancer genes in a breakthrough likened to finding gold in Trafalgar Square.The discovery could save thousands of lives a year by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scorpion venom-injected pesticide could protect plants from bugs!


April 28th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered new ways to use scorpion venom to protect plants from bugs.Past research identified scorpion toxin's usefulness in the development of insecticides. Its venom attacks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify molecules that help propel cancer metastasis


April 9th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Researchers have identified a novel mechanism that can fight cancer spread by controlling the traffic of cells and fluid from tissues to lymphatic vessels.Harnessing this mechanism may help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists ’successfully regenerate human taste cells in a dish’


April 7th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): After years of futile attempts, researchers from the Monell Center have finally succeeded in regenerating human taste cells in a dish.They demonstrated that living human taste cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cannabis-like drugs ‘could provide pain relief without the high’


April 4th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): Cannabis is usually taken as a painkiller, but it can also produce unpleasant side effects such as hallucinations and impaired mobility.Now, an ingenious set of experiments by US ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hunger sharpens sense of smell


April 1st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) When fruit flies are hungry, they become better in scenting out their next good meal."As humans, we sometimes forget that feeding behaviour has two components," said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mary Poppins’ ’spoonful of sugar’ may not be best way for medicine to go down


March 30th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Taking bitter liquid medicines or drinking diet beverages may soon become a more pleasant experience thanks to a new compound that blocks taste buds' ability to detect bitter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study could lead to potential drug targets for schizophrenia, Parkinson’s


March 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from the Scripps Research Institute and University of Pennsylvania could pave the way for potential drug targets for diseases ranging from schizophrenia to Parkinson's disease.By ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Engineered protein has potential for new anti- inflammatory treatment


March 11th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have created a new protein molecule derived from the growth factor progranulin, which may provide the basis for new therapies in inflammatory ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mutation that could allow H1N1 to spread much more easily identified


March 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): In a new study from MIT, researchers have identified a single mutation in the H1N1 genetic makeup that would allow it to be much more easily transmitted between ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How our taste buds know that sugar is sweet


March 8th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new research has attempted to find out how taste cells detect sugars.The study by Monell Center and collaborators could lead to development of strategies to limit over-consumption."Detecting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential mechanisms that contribute to ‘I am full’ feeling identified


March 4th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania are one step closer to developing effective, FDA-approved treatments for obesity.They have identified the neurological and cellular signalling mechanisms that contribute to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Serotonin may play role in autism


February 25th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that serotonin plays a vital role in autism spectrum disorders.In labs at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, scientists are studying strains ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How does brain sniff out a predator?


February 6th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Mice fear the scent of a predator -- but how do their brains sniff out that a cat is nearby? It's a complex process that starts with the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New study explains how brain knows what the nose smells


February 5th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): We know that a scent picked up by nose receptors travels to the brain, but how the brain processes these smells has never been explained until now.Stanford researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How tobacco plants could sniff out potential terrorists


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): It seems like even the luscious green flora at shopping malls and airports will be keeping a tab on terrorists in the future - thanks to some genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists enlist plants to detect explosives


January 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Scientists have engineered plants to detect bombs, programming their proteins to change colour in the presence of specific chemicals. Ringing an airport security gate, such planted sensors could ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Love Hormone Oxytocin Can Cure Headaches


December 21st, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Headache has been the main cause of spoiling sociability. However, now one would be delighted to know, that the hormone, responsible for increasing trust, bonding and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How cannabis dampens the body’s immune system


December 4th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study, involving an Indian-origin boffin, has explained how cannabis dampens the body's immune system.Cannabis is a double-edged sword: by dampening the immune system, it provides relief ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How humans ‘reach for something’ using ‘brain maps’


December 4th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study at UC Santa Barbara explains how humans reach out for different things - be it reaching out to a dance partner or a glass of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Better treatment for spinal injuries could be on its way


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Improved treatment for spinal injuries could be on its way, as scientists have found that the rate and direction of axon growth in the spinal cord can be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Railway diagnostic kiosks stuck in red tape: Minister


November 14th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The health ministry's aim of establishing diagnostic kiosks at railway stations is still "stuck in red tape", Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi said Sunday."Its all ... Read more...

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