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Chemical in soap, toothpaste impairs muscle strength


August 14th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Triclosan, an antibacterial widely used in soaps, deodorants, toothpastes and other body-care products, reduces muscular strength, according to a mice study."Triclosan is found in virtually everyone's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tumeric derivative found promising in tendinitis


August 11th, 2011 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A derivative of tumeric, the spice used in Indian preparations, has shown promise in treating sufferers of tendinitis, a painful condition.Researchers from the universities of Nottingham ... Read more...

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Frog embryos may harbour human heart health secrets


April 24th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 24 (ANI): Research on frog embryos has shed new light on the process of tissue formation in the human heart, which can help understand cardiac diseases like DiGeorge syndrome.The study ... Read more...

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Study: Sleeping next to pets could be harmful


January 25th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study that will be published in an upcoming edition of the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases, claims that sleeping with your pet may be harmful.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

1 in 5 horses overweight or obese: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A pilot study has found that rates of obesity among horses are likely to be just as high as they are among humans.At least one in five horses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The Lovable Army Dog Gina, Recovering From PTSD


August 7th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Gina, a bomb sniffer police dog has been suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder known as PTSD in short. She is now on ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

H1N1 used new trick to cause pandemic


August 6th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the recent pandemic-causing H1N1 flu virus used a new biochemical trick to spread efficiently in humans.The discovery not only yields new insight into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Military Bomb Sniffing Dog Named ‘Gina’ Diagnosed With PTSD


August 5th, 2010 - 1:57 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) “Gina” the bomb sniffing canine is a very well trained United States military dog which served six months in Iraq was recently diagnosed, by a military veterinarian, as ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Immune cells that fight parasites but cause allergies, asthma identified


March 12th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): While studying how the immune system operates, scientists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine discovered a previously unidentified cell population that may be the body's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel inhaled drug found effective against H5N1 avian influenza virus


February 26th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers have found a novel compound highly effective against the pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, including some drug-resistant strains.The work by a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist has been ... Read more...

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Gene behind Canine Compulsive Disorder identified


January 10th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Just like humans, dogs can suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, scientists said.They have identified a gene that makes the animals susceptible to OCD, or its equivalent - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene linked to canine compulsive disorder identified


January 7th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): An international team of scientists claim to have identified the gene that appears to play a vital role in compulsive disorder in dogs.Obsessive compulsive disorder is characterized by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exposure to babies triggers maternal instinct


December 28th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Exposure to babies can trigger maternal instincts among women, says a study. Researchers from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine exposed virgin or nulliparous rats to foster ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Maternal behaviour creates new neurons


December 18th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study on adult, virgin rats has shown that maternal behaviour itself can trigger the development of new neurons in the brain independent of whether the female ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sadie Declared Winner Of National Dog Show 2009


November 27th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Philadelphia, Nov. 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Dog Show took place a few days back. The show is organized by Nestle Purina Petcare. According to sources, Kennel Club sanctions the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Earlier exposure to flu viruses ‘makes people immune to current H1N1 influenza’


October 15th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists at University of California, Davis, have found that earlier exposure to the seasonal flu viruses provide people with some level of immunity to the 2009 H1N1 influenza ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

T. Rex ‘Sue’ was killed by lowly parasite, indicates new evidence


September 30th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found evidence that 'Sue', the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex whose fossilized remains are a star attraction of the Field Museum in Chicago, was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-origin researcher’s slimy-skinned design to cut ships’ fuel consumption 20pct


September 27th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 27 (ANI): A ship's fuel consumption can be reduced by about 20 per cent by designing it in such a manner that it exude slime from its hull, says an ... Read more...

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English cocker spaniels are world’s meanest dogs


May 26th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 26 (ANI): Thanks to their floppy ears, they seem like one of the most innocent-looking breed of dogs, but a new study has found that English cocker spaniels are actually ... Read more...

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Dog owners aggression rubs off on their pets: Study


February 18th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Dogs owned by people who use confrontational or aversive methods to train their violent pets will continue to remain aggressive, unless training techniques are modified, according to ... Read more...

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If you’re aggressive, your doggie won’t lag behind


February 18th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) People who use confrontational methods to train their dogs, will only end up raising equally aggressive animals, according to a year long veterinary survey. The study showed that using ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Triceratops horns were lethal battle weapons, not mere ornaments


January 28th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): After searching the skulls of Triceratops in museum collections across North America, paleontologists have come up with evidence that the horns on the animals were not just ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mating with female boosts male’s sexual longevity


January 23rd, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Mating with a female can boost the male's sexual longevity by a dramatic 20 percent, according to a study. A team, headed by Ralph Brinster, of the University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Female companionship can boost male reproductive life by a fifth


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): The reproductive life of male mouse gets a boost of about 20 percent if it lives with a female mouse, according to researchers at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes that gave 1918 flu virus extraordinary virulence identified


December 30th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a set of three genes that gave the 1918 virus behind the "Spanish flu", which claimed about 20 to ... Read more...

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Scientists create glow in the dark cat to treat cystic fibrosis


October 24th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): Scientists in New Orleans have created a cat that may look like a normal tabby in light but glows in the dark.The six-month-old cat, named Mr Green ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully use nanoparticles to treat brain, spinal cord injuries


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Purdue University researchers have shown that it is possible to use nanoparticles for delivering treatments to injured brains and spinal cord cells. Richard Borgens, a researcher at the ... Read more...

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First sex chromosome gene involved in meiosis, male infertility identified


March 15th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 15 (ANI): In a study on mice, veterinary researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered an X chromosome gene, TEX11, which, if disrupted, may render males sterile ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Protein that inhibits Ebola from infecting neighbouring cells identified


March 5th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have found a protein, known as ISG15, that inhibits the Ebola virus from budding - the process by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deadly Ebola virus disarmed by excising a single gene


January 22nd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have managed to genetically disarm the lethal Ebola virus, an emerging public health concern in Africa and a potential biological weapon.The virus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sperm tail propellant process may power future nanorobots


December 27th, 2007 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 27 (ANI): Cornell University scientists have reached one step closer to copying the biological engine that powers a sperm's tail, in order to use it in nano-sized devices.The tiny biological ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delicate protein balance behind immune system response identified


December 11th, 2007 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have identified the protein interactions involved in the immune system process that fights infection, but in certain inflammatory ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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