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Scientists pinpoint brain receptor linked with rage


June 20th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified a brain receptor, an enzyme monoamine oxidase A, whose malfunctioning can trigger sudden violence, explosive outbursts and hostile overraction to stress in mice. ... Read more...

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A machine that can tell when you’re lying


March 27th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Computer scientists, taking inspiration from the human face, are exploring whether machines can detect lies.In a study of 40 videotaped conversations, an automated system that ... Read more...

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Fossil skeleton of prehistoric penguin reconstructed


March 1st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Scientists have reconstructed the fossil skeleton of a giant prehistoric penguin that stood over four feet tall, The Sun reported Thursday.The 26 million-year-old bird dubbed Kairuku ... Read more...

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Deadly toxins in shark fin soup linked to Alzheimer’s


February 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The growing demand for shark fin soup is not only endangering the marine species, but is also a deadly threat to brain health because of high ... Read more...

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Concerns about teen ’sexting’ overblown: Researchers


December 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Concerns about teen sexting - appearing in, creating, or receiving sexual images or videos via cell phone or the Internet - may be overblown with the ... Read more...

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India, China record world’s highest urbanisation


September 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Cities in India, China and Africa are recording the world's highest rates of urbanisation, according to a new study.Population growth is driving urbanisation, especially in developing ... Read more...

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Better brain implants with the help of neurons


July 10th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) How on earth do busy nerve cells pick and respond to relevant signals amid the relentless bombardment of information? Somehow neurons (nerve cells) do manage ... Read more...

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Night owls at greater risk of piling on pounds


May 5th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Staying up late can make you pile on the pounds and is fraught with other negative health consequences. Late sleepers consumed 248 more calories a day, ... Read more...

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Mindfulness meditation makes people act more rationally


April 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that sustained training in mindfulness meditation may impact distinct domains of human decision-making, enabling them to make decisions rationally.Ulrich Kirk, research assistant professor ... Read more...

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Piece-by-piece info about cancer therapy options yield larger benefits


April 21st, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): A new study has found that women who choose among different breast cancer treatment options make smarter choices when getting the information and making decisions in small doses ... Read more...

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Elevated levels of sodium blunt body’s natural response to stress


April 6th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that elevated levels of sodium blunt the body's natural responses to stress by inhibiting stress hormones that would otherwise ... Read more...

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Scholastic success can keep kids away from drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Children who did better at school were also less likely to use drugs and alcohol or steal or break into fights than their non-performing peers."Higher performance ... Read more...

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How veggies protect against cancer


March 8th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new research by scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown how vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage help reverse or prevent cancers and other ... Read more...

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Here’s how the Arctic will look by the end of this century


March 4th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has estimated climate change's impact on Arctic regions by 2099.A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln and South Korean climatologists analyzed 16 global climate models from ... 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...

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Obesity linked to income and education


February 8th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 08 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have revealed that obesity is more prevalent in areas with lower educational attainment and certain ethnic profiles than in areas ... Read more...

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New nanoparticles make blood clots visible to CT scanner


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers have designed nanoparticles that detect clots and make them visible to a new kind of X-ray technology.Gregory Lanza, a Washington University cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital said ... Read more...

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Igloo-shaped ‘Poo-Gloos’ help clean up sewage


January 10th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Researchers have developed a novel method to clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons.They have come up with an ... Read more...

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Low cost ‘Poo-Gloos’ can clean sewage effectively


January 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Low cost igloo-shaped devices nicknamed 'Poo-Gloos' can clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities. Kraig Johnson and his team developed the Poo-Gloo when he worked ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tiny blood vessels in the eye show pollution-heart disease link


December 1st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): By digitally photographing tiny blood vessels in our eyes, researchers have found a way to link exposure to air pollution with a higher risk of heart disease.New ... Read more...

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Cinnamon can replace toxic chemicals used to create gold nanoparticles


November 30th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has found a method that could replace nearly all of the toxic chemicals required to make gold nanoparticles. The missing ingredient can be found in ... Read more...

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IQ scores can’t predict academic performances of autistic kids


November 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that many children with autism spectrum disorders are academically more capable than their IQ scores would suggest.In a study by researchers at ... Read more...

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Pleasurable activities like food, sex cut stress: study


November 11th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have said that pleasurable activity, whether food or sex, reduces stress by inhibiting anxiety responses in the brain.Experiments designed by Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, ... Read more...

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Pleasurable activity reduces stress by inhibiting anxiety


November 11th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Be it food or sex, pleasurable activity actually reduces stress by inhibiting anxiety responses in the brain.Experiments by Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, research assistant professor, James Herman, professor of psychiatry ... Read more...

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When men outnumber women, females marry younger


September 16th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): In a society where men outnumber women, females tend to tie the knot with younger and the age gap between spouses grows, revealed a University of Michigan study.The ... Read more...

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Regular aerobic exercise combats insomnia


September 16th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Here's a new drug-free prescription to help insomniacs get a good night's sleep - regular aerobic exercise.According to a small but significant new study from Northwestern Medicine, regular ... Read more...

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Aerobics help improve sleep, mood and vitality


September 16th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Regular aerobic exercise improves the quality of sleep, mood and vitality, according to a new study. The study is the first to examine the effect of aerobic exercise ... Read more...

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Cheers! Drinking red wine ‘can help you live longer’


July 31st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Drinking red wine can help people live a longer and healthier life, according to a new study.The study showed that a popular plant extract, found in the skin ... Read more...

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Cheers! Red wine can suppress inflammation in humans


July 30th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 30 (ANI): A popular plant extract, called resveratrol, can suppress inflammation in humans, according to a new study.The extract is already known to prolong life in yeast and ... Read more...

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Father’s involvement reduces infant mortality


June 18th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Father's involvement during pregnancy may play an important role in preventing infant mortality, says a study. "Our study suggests that lack of paternal involvement during pregnancy is an important ... Read more...

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Father involvement in pregnancy ‘reduces infant deaths’


June 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Paternal involvement in pregnancy can reduce infant mortality, according to a new study.Previous studies have shown that fathers who are active in their children's upbringing can significantly benefit ... Read more...

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New bacteria strain may help clean Gulf oil spill


June 12th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacteria that could help clean up the mess created by the Gulf oil spill.The strain can produce non-toxic, comparatively inexpensive "rhamnolipids," ... Read more...

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Parents should consider teen activity options when choosing home


May 30th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Parents should consider teen activity options when choosing where to live so that children can maintain a healthy weight, suggests a new study.The research has appeared in ... Read more...

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Mum’s voice ‘can spur recovery from a coma’


May 11th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Mother's voice can spur recovery from a coma, suggests a new American study.In January 2009, Ryan, 21, a college student from Huntley, Ill., was in a coma ... Read more...

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Polar bears evolved recently and adapted quickly, reveals ancient DNA


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): New research indicates that a rare, ancient polar bear fossil discovered in Norway in 2004 has revealed that polar bears evolved recently and adapted quickly.The research, by researchers ... Read more...

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