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Why men don’t want to chat after sex?


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Men really do need to sleep after sex because the male brain is designed to switch off at that point, scientists claim.They scanned men's brains before ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants doing more harm than good: Study


April 25th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Common anti-depressants seem to be doing patients more harm than good, says a new study."We need to be much more cautious about the widespread use of ... Read more...

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UK shop worker comes face to face with a venomous spider


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Edinburgh, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Asda worker was given the scare of her life when she came face to face with a venomous spider. The worker found the animal crawling on ... Read more...

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Happiness? It’s all in your genes


September 11th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists believe they have identified the happy gene that makes us look on the bright side of life.The researchers have found evidence that part of our ... Read more...

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Pill poppers invite more cycles of depression


July 20th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 20 (IANS) Pill popping seems to be the easiest thing to do in the world, especially when trying to drive away our blues. But a study says the ... Read more...

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Human placenta may harbour heart disease and mental illness cure


April 24th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 24 (ANI): For the first time scientists have found that the human placenta plays an active role in synthesizing serotonin, providing hope for new treatment strategies for cardiovascular disease and ... Read more...

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Obsession with cleanliness ‘could be making people depressed’


April 20th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that a growing obsession with cleanliness could be making people depressed.They believe that eliminating bacteria and viruses has actually made our immune systems weaker, and ... Read more...

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Cleaning obsession could be making us more depressed


April 19th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) While many individuals may take pride in often making sure that their homes remain absolutely neat and clean, scientists claim such an obsession could be actually ... Read more...

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Chemical in the brain that controls sexual preference in mice found


March 24th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Chinese researchers have identified a chemical in the brain that controls sexual preference in mice.They found that male mice lose their normal preference for females if they have ... Read more...

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How brain chemicals determine whether your love will last


February 24th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): An eminent U.S. anthropologist claims to have found why some relationships are a smooth sail while others are a little trickier.Dr Helen Fisher, who has studied romantic love ... Read more...

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Finding true love linked to biological temperament


February 21st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Finding true love is a lot more dependent on our biological temperament that steers us towards a particular personality type, rather than a matter of chance, says a ... Read more...

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It’s not cupid, just a chemical reaction, say experts


February 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) Cupid, the god of love, plays no role when couples experience the passion and the thrill of being in love. It is only a mixture of chemicals and ... Read more...

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Eating dirt could actually make your kids smarter: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 24 (ANI): Here's some good news for parents who constantly worry about their kids' hygiene after they spend time in the play ground - eating dirt could actually make your ... Read more...

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Brain chemical that regulates mood may have anti-diabetic properties


November 14th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Serotonin - a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep - might also have anti-diabetic properties, new findings by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ... Read more...

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Why coffee puts you in a good mood and chocolate makes you feel high


October 18th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 18 (ANI): Do you crave for a cup of coffee early in the morning? And a chocolate bar makes you feel good when you feel low? Now a study ... Read more...

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Perry bans Brand from settling in England


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has barred her actor fiance Russell Brand from living in his native place England because she wants to live in California, US. "We won't be ... Read more...

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Crayfish provide clues to mystique of decision-making


June 16th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Psychologists have found that crayfish make surprisingly complex, cost-benefit calculations -- thus making an excellent, practical model for identifying the specific neural circuitry and neuro-chemistry of human decision-making. The ... Read more...

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Crayfish brain offers new insight into human decision-making


June 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Crayfish, just like organisms of higher complexity, observe their environment, and then make value-based decisions- a trait that could offer new insights into human decision making.According to a ... Read more...

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Study: Common soil Bacteria have antidepressant effects


June 15th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jun 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Studies by United Kingdom scientists have identified that a common soil bacteria have antidepressant effects. “These studies help us understand how the body communicates with the brain ... Read more...

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Can time outdoors ease anxiety and make you smarter?


May 25th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Exposure to a specific soil bacteria, believed to ease anxiety or depression, can make you smarter, says the latest research. "Mycobacterium vaccae is a natural soil bacterium which people ... Read more...

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Playing in the dirt can make you smarter


May 25th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Exposure to a natural soil bacterium, which people likely ingest or breathe in when they spend time in nature, could increase learning behavior, claim researchers.The finding will be ... Read more...

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Worm study reveals how brain performs under stress


April 19th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Using a worm for their experiments, scientists discovered how one can perform complex tasks, even under stress-by activating latent neuronal circuits.Roger Pocock, a newly arrived Group Leader ... Read more...

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Whale can beat shark in fierce combat


March 1st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 1 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have estimated that in a ferocious battle between the killer whale and the great white shark, it would be the whale that would ... Read more...

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Drug inhibiting serotonin in gut could reverse osteoporosis


February 8th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 8 (IANS) An investigational drug that inhibits production of serotonin, primarily known as a neurotransmitter, in the gut cured osteoporosis in mice and rats, according to a new report. Serotonin ... Read more...

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Novel compound could become new antidepressant


February 5th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Oregon State University chemists have created a new compound that may soon be used as a new antidepressant.James White, a professor emeritus of chemistry at OSU, said: "Based ... Read more...

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Lack Of Serotonin Likely Cause Of SIDS In Babies: Study Reports


February 4th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study that was conducted recently shows that infants who have lower levels of the brain chemical serotonin, are more likely to die of the Sudden ... Read more...

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Scientists create circuit that can power itself from sunshine


February 4th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have created a circuit that can power itself from sunshine, a technology that can eventually lead to a whole new generation of touchscreen devices that power themselves.According ... Read more...

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New finding may provide novel therapeutic targets for depression


October 19th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have clarified how neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, are regulated - a finding that may provide new therapeutic targets for depression.Drugs currently ... Read more...

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Housework as enjoyable as first kiss!


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Housework gives a person the same joy as his or her first kiss, says a new UK study.According to the study of 2,000 Britons, who were quizzed by ... Read more...

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Different learning patterns lead to different type of memory formation


October 2nd, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): McGill University researchers in Canada have shown that different patterns of training and learning lead to different types of memory formation.Describing a study they conducted in the Journal ... Read more...

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Amino acid deficiency behind side effects of anti-malarial drug quinine


June 27th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): University of Nottingham researchers say that the anti-malarial drug quinine has the potential to block a cell's ability to take up the essential amino acid tryptophan, and this ... Read more...

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‘Warrior gene’ turns boys into violent gang members


June 6th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Boys who carry the "warrior gene" are more likely to join gangs and become their most violent members, ready to pull the trigger anytime, according to a new ... Read more...

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Men carrying ‘warrior gene’ more likely to join gangs, use weapons


June 6th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Men who join gangs, are among the most violent members, and use weapons may be the carriers of a particular variation of the so-called "warrior gene", according to ... Read more...

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10pct Brit families spend time together only while watching TV


April 13th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): One in ten British families get a chance to spend time together only when they are watching television, according to a new survey.In the survey conducted by Raisingkids ... Read more...

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Scientists identify ”happiness” gene


February 25th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): If life looks joyful in spite of recession, job insecurity and expanding waistline, then you should consider thanking your "brightside" gene. A gene that affects if we''re cheery ... Read more...

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