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‘Eggs healthier, safer than 30 years ago’


July 19th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Eggs today are healthier, safer and more nutritious than they were 30 years ago because the feed given to hens has changed over the years, leading ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists isolate gene that protects against Alzheimer’s


July 13th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) DNA screening of nearly 2,000 people has helped identify a mutated gene which could help protect against Alzheimers, potentially paving the way to a new therapy.Mimicking ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bees help flowers grow same hues across oceans


June 8th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Plants separated by vast oceans and 34 million years evolved to produce the same coloured flower petals because of their reliance on bees for pollination, according ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Shroud of Turin may be real


December 20th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) The Shroud of Turin could actually be Christ's burial robe, even if decades of tests have suggested otherwise, reveals a new research. Scientists in Italy believe ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meteorites created first life on earth?


August 9th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Meteorites were possibly the source of first life on earth, says a new research.Scientists have been trying for long to figure out whether nucleobases, our genetic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New process to catch wood-work glitches


August 5th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Now production defects in wooden items like pianos and tables, that cannot be spotted with the naked eye, can easily be noticed with the help of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Eating 3 bananas a day could ’slash stroke risk by 21pc’


April 6th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): British and Italian researchers have found that eating three bananas cuts the risk of a stroke.They said that having one banana for breakfast, one for lunch and one ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain can compensate loss of new cells


March 20th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The brain is an amazingly adaptable organ that can restore critical functions linked with learning and memory even if its ability to make new cells is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists identify new strategy to control antibiotic resistance


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken lessons from Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to devise a new strategy that could one day slow, possibly even prevent, the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming ‘affecting food chain, carbon cycling in Arctic Ocean’


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Over the past decade, the annual bloom of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has been arriving earlier each year - a change that could hurt the marine food ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

We aren’t born afraid of spiders and snakes


January 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): People aren't born afraid of spiders and snakes, but can learn these fears very quickly during infancy, says a new research.Scientists have studied how infants and toddlers react ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birth control pills do not cause weight gain: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): According to a new research, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false.The study was conducted at the Oregon National Primate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men from Mars and women from Venus? No, says study


January 1st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): The 20th century adage that "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" is a myth, says a new research.Scientists have shown that men and women act very ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Catching flu early can protect you from asthma later


December 15th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Catching viruses such as flu when you're younger could protect you from developing allergies later in life, says a new study.Kids today are far too 'clean' for their ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

TB drug could improve social skills in autistic people


December 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential novel treatment strategy for the social impairment of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), an aspect of the condition that has a profound ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IVF ‘does not increase risk of cancer’


December 4th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study from the University of Lund in Sweden has shown that fertility treatment such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) does not increase a woman's risk of cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Painkiller ziconotide ‘may trigger suicidal ideation’


November 24th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): The active agent ziconotide, the synthetic toxin of the cone snail (Conus magus), is apparently responsible for patients committing suicide.Christoph Maier, of the Ruhr University and colleagues have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes linking puberty to body fat in women discovered


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): In a breakthrough research, scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women.Many of these genes are also known to act on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Intelligent’ dressing changes colour to indicate state of a wound


November 17th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Dressings effectively protect the site of an injury, but to examine a wound they must be removed. This can not only be painful for a patient, but it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Warming Earth ‘could mean more toxins in environment’


November 10th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): There seems to be one more addition to the already known repercussions of global warming-more toxins in the environment, suggests a new research.Scientists have warned that global warming ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Taller men at higher risk of testicular cancer


October 27th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Taller men are more at risk of testicular cancer than shorter men, says a new research. Scientists have found that for every two inches above the average ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene that makes you drunk quickly pinpointed


October 20th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) A gene that controls how quickly drink goes to your head has been identified by scientists.The gene, CYP2E1, provides the coded instructions for making an enzyme that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study: Low Testosterone linked to Alzheimer’s disease


October 7th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A team of research scientists have found that older men with lower levels of the sex hormone testosterone were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.John E. Morley, a physician and head of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists release the DNA of chocolate


September 17th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a long and tedious research, scientists have been rewarded with an initial map denoting the DNA of the cocoa plant which is used in the manufacture of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

California scientists hail ‘penicillin moment’ in cancer treatment


September 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists in the US have hailed a 'penicillin moment' in cancer treatment after trials of a drug that targets the formation of specific tumours using genetic data.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Penicillin’ breakthrough in cancer treatment?


September 15th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Scientists have hailed as yet another "penicillin moment" the successful clinical trial of a new drug that could halt or reverse the growth of cancer in the human ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tomatoes ‘can ward off prostate cancer’


September 8th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Tomatoes could protect men against prostate cancer, says a new research.Scientists at the University of Naples suggest that a daily serving of tomatoes could protect against prostate cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic catalyst behind human diversity discovered


September 6th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 6 (ANI): In a new research scientists have explained the genetic catalyst responsible for the diversity present between different generations of people. Sir Alec Jeffreys, who discovered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists link nerve cell production with memory in humans


August 27th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory.The University of Florida researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New finding could lead to novel HIV treatments


August 25th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have identified the key components of a protein called TRIM5a that destroys HIV in rhesus monkeys.Senior researcher Edward M. Campbell, of Loyola University Health System, said that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drinking water before meals is the best way to lose weight


August 24th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Have you tried out every trick in the book to lose weight - crash diets, gyms, or simply starving yourself? Now, try a simple trick - drink a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dream discovery: eat ‘healthy’ junk food


August 19th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Here's hope for all those battling the bulge - and the temptation to eat junk food. Scientists have found a way to make fatty foods like ice cream ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Nao: First robot who has emotions


August 12th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hertfordshire, Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from the Hertfordshire University have made a robot, which can have feelings and also express them. Scientists hope these robots will be able to keep hospitalized ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Growling dogs could merely be depressed


July 19th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Dogs that growl and bite people might not be naturally hostile, but are merely depressed, says a new research. Scientists, who studied badly behaved pets concluded that they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Infrared camera with sensor could make road traffic safer


July 7th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Infrared cameras with newly developed sensors can even function at room temperature, thus making road traffic safer.It is known that infrared cameras can see more than the naked ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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