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Inflow of salt water from Indian Ocean could stabilize climate in Europe


April 30th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): It has been predicted that global warming will weaken the effects of the Gulf Stream leading to dry climate in Europe, but a new study has suggested that ... Read more...

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New microscope helps create dazzling 3-D movies of live cells


March 5th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus have invented a new microscope that will let researchers use an exquisitely thin sheet of light to peer ... Read more...

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Botox jabs can ease tennis elbow pain


April 27th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Botulinum toxin, which irons out facial wrinkles through injections of the drug Botox, can provide relief for "tennis elbow", claims a new study.But the injection of botulinum toxin ... Read more...

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Cholesterol crucial to brain development


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): Swedish researchers have shown that a derivative of cholesterol is necessary for the formation of brain cells by conducting experiments on mice.Professor Ernest Arenas, from the medical ... Read more...

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Human embryonic stem cells offer new hope for people with retinal degeneration


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Scientists have successfully used cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to reverse retinal degeneration in an animal model, offering new hope that a cure for the ... Read more...

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Treating mild gestational diabetes beneficial for both infants and mothers


October 1st, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): The risk of common birth complications among infants can be reduced by treating even the mildest form of gestational diabetes among expectant mothers, according to a National Institutes ... Read more...

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Strokes are preceded by ‘warnings’ in 1 out of every 8 cases


September 29th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that strokes are preceded by a mild "warning stroke", scientifically called a transient ischemic attack (TIA), in one out of every eight cases."These ... Read more...

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Scientists find “Rosetta Stone” of supervolcanoes in Italian Alps


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): A team of scientists has found the "Rosetta Stone" of supervolcanoes, in the form of a fossil supervolcano in the Italian Alps' Sesia Valley.A team led by James ... Read more...

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High-quality care boosts low-income kids’ academic success, negates poverty impact


September 16th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): High quality child care not only boosts the chances of academic success for low-income kids, but it also combats the effects of poverty, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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Occupational pesticide exposure may up Parkinson’s risk


September 15th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): A new study has found that people whose jobs involve regular pesticide exposure may be more prone to Parkinson's disease.A team led by Dr. Caroline M. Tanner, ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil brain area involved in ‘alert status’ control


September 15th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have gained fresh insights into how anaesthesia and anaesthesia-like states are controlled in the brain, opening the door to possible new ... Read more...

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Iraq troops’ posttraumatic stress disorder rate as high as 35pct


September 15th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): A high volume of military personnel serving in Iraq are expected to seek treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because the rate among armed forces may be as ... Read more...

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Eyes alert us to approaching objects before brain notices


September 7th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): Swiss scientists have discovered a kind of eye cells that can alert people to any objects drawing near, without taking the brain's help.Botond Roska and his colleagues ... Read more...

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Protein’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ role in cancer discovered


September 4th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): American scientists have discovered a protein's "Jekyll and Hyde" role in cancer development.While the protein called FOXO3a is thought to protect against cancer development, researchers from the ... Read more...

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Here’s what ups amyloid beta production in Alzheimer’s patients’ brains


September 4th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): An new class of medicines to effectively treat Alzheimer's disease may soon be available, for an international research group has shed light on how a fragment of a ... Read more...

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Lung cancer patients’ pre-treatment life quality can predict odds of survival


September 3rd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): A lung cancer patient's likelihood of survival can be predicted by looking at his/her quality of life before the treatment, according to a study.Led by Dr. Yingwei ... Read more...

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Female gorillas use sex as a tactic to thwart their rivals


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that female gorillas use sex as a tactic to thwart their rivals.Diane Doran-Sheehy, a primatologist at Stony Brook University in New York, ... Read more...

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Neutralizing antibodies that recognize HIV-1 envelope protein, lipids produced


September 2nd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 2 (ANI): The U.S. Military has announced that its researchers have for the first time experimentally induced antibodies that neutralize HIV-1, and simultaneously recognize both HIV-1 envelope protein and lipids. ... Read more...

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Screen tests to predict future asthma attacks not effective for certain patients


September 1st, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center say that certain clinical finding and lab tests, thought to have the potential to predict future asthma attacks, may be little successful ... Read more...

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New, improved zebrafish cloning method may further human health research


August 31st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): In what may eventually prove very useful in human health research, scientists at Michigan State University have come up with a more efficient method to clone zebra fish. ... Read more...

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Scientists create world’s tiniest laser squeezing light


August 31st, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI):A team of American scientists have created the world's smallest laser by squeezing light into a space smaller than a protein molecule.Project leader Xiang Zhang, a professor at ... Read more...

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Brain predicts what eyes in motion will see


August 26th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A New study ahs shown that the brain predicts what one is going to see before the eyes take in a new scene.Published in the Journal of ... Read more...

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How sharing is different from gift giving and exchanging marketplace commodities


August 25th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): A new research article has shed light on how sharing is different from gift giving or exchanging marketplace commodities, and how cultural changes affect people's tendency to share. ... Read more...

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Obese men at increased risk for erectile dysfunction


August 25th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Obesity may increase men's proneness to erectile dysfunction (ED), likely caused by atherosclerosis-related hypertension and cardiovascular disease, according to a research article.Hormonal changes associated with obesity may also ... Read more...

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Female fruit flies prefer keeping sex short to get a reproductive boost


August 22nd, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that female fruit flies prefer keeping sex short and sweet because they get a reproductive boost from shorter intercourse.Since males like ... Read more...

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How sugar ‘feeds’ cancer


August 18th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Gaining fresh insights into the notion that sugar "feeds" cancer, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah may have moved a step closer to realising ... Read more...

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Women like to target men who are already in relationships


August 14th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): A scientific study has found evidence that women like to target men who are already in relationships.Researchers at Oklahoma State University in the US use the term 'mate ... Read more...

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Lesbians, gays, bisexuals more susceptible to mental health issues, substance abuse


August 14th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people are almost twice as likely to seek help for mental health issues or substance abuse treatment as their heterosexuals counterparts, according to a ... Read more...

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How to reduce infection, lung distress in premature infants


August 11th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): A new study suggests that hospital-acquired infections and chronic respiratory distress with oxygen dependency among premature infants in neonatal ICUs can be reduced by improving the quality of ... Read more...

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What organisations promise to employees don’t matter as much as thought


August 5th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that what an organization promises to employees-training opportunities, benefits, compensation, etc.-do not matter nearly as much as what the organization actually delivers.Samantha ... Read more...

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New antiretroviral drug safe and effective for patients beginning HIV treatment


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): Emory University researchers have found that a member of a new class of antiretroviral drugs is safe and effective for patients beginning treatment against HIV.They came to ... Read more...

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Journal retracts sperm-creation paper over plagiarism


July 31st, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): A report claiming that scientists have created sperm-like cells from human embryonic stem cells has been retracted by a journal that published it three weeks ago, as it ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles of titanium dioxide found to affect brain development in mice


July 29th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): An animal study has shown that maternal exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) can adversely affect genes related to the central nervous system in developing mice.Lead researcher ... Read more...

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Just a handful of genetic changes behind childhood acute myeloid leukaemia


July 28th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that only a few genetic changes are responsible for childhood acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital say ... Read more...

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Female domestic cats tend to be righties, males lefties


July 28th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): A study on domestic cats conducted by researchers at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland suggests that, more often than not, females tend to be righties, while males ... Read more...

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