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Stressed mice sire anxious daughters


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Could some traits pass to daughters and escape sons altogether? Researchers at the Tufts University School of Medicine have evidence from experiments on mice to support ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New study challenges babies with moral core finding


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 16 (IANS) New Zealand researchers have challenged a landmark US study finding that suggested that even six-month-old children possess a moral core that permits them to judge people ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British scientists to study how cows make friends!


July 30th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Cows have attracted the curiosity of British scientists as to how they make friends among themselves.In a three-year study, funded by the Department for Environment, Food ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Infants object to people violating rules


July 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 27 (IANS) It's wrong to hurt other people and we shouldn't ignore people when they are talking to us, thanks to certain social norms that act as the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Moderate drinking helps in improved life quality


June 25th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Drinking in moderation helped one perform better on index measuring dexterity, emotion, mobility and the ability to understand, than abstaining completely. Researchers from US-based Boston University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Plastic bottle compound harms several generation


June 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic man-made chemical, during gestation has immediate and long-lasting trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviour, ... Read more...

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Answers emerge to some mysteries of autism


October 21st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Researchers have come up with answers as to why autistic children act and think differently than their peers.They've shown, for the first time, that the connections ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Little babies can make out when you’re sad


July 1st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Three-month-old babies can recognise human voices and make out when your're sad. A UK study shows that the brain areas devoted to processing speech, develop quicker ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Captivity upsets chimps’ mental health


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Captive chimpanzees often show abnormalities, some of which could be compared to mental illness in humans. These include self-mutilation, repetitive rocking, as well as the eating ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Prairie voles’ social bonding offers hopes for new autism therapies


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): The process by which prairie voles learn to bond with their mate are offering researchers at the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience (CTSN) at Emory University a useful tool ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heart attack survival tied to hospital culture, organization of care


March 16th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has concluded that hospital culture and organization of care, including factors like the values and goals of the organization, and senior management involvement, may explain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parental monitoring ‘decreases alcohol-related problems in young adults’


March 16th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study suggests that those young adults whose parents monitor their social interactions may be less likely to display impulsive behavior traits and to have alcohol-related problems. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How mouse pups develop sense of smell to identify mother, siblings


March 12th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated how neurons in the noses of mice mature after birth to help them develop a keen sense of smell they identify the mother ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How we combine faces and voices to recognise people


March 10th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has explained how we combine faces and voices to recognise people.Human social interactions are shaped by our ability to recognise people. Faces and voices are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Family mealtimes play key role in asthmatic kids’ health


February 4th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has found that the quality of family interactions during mealtime affects the health of children with asthma.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How a gene mutation leads to autism


December 17th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a mouse model to find how a gene mutation leads to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).They found that when one ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg named TIME’s Person of the Year


December 16th, 2010 - 4:30 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- TIME Magazine on Wednesday announced that it named Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg as its 2010 Person of the Year.Zuckerberg was selected for the prestigious award ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

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 |

Women shy away from fathers during ovulation


November 30th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Researchers have found that women tend to shy away from their fathers during ovulation. They have based their study on cell phone records of 48 women aged ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women ‘avoid contact with their dads during ovulation’


November 30th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Women avoid contact with their fathers during ovulation, according to researchers at UCLA, the University of Miami and Cal State, Fullerton.The findings are based on an innovative use ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why open-mouthed laughter makes us feel good


November 21st, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Laughter sounds good only when it's open-mouthed and spontaneous.Conversely, a closed mouth laugh such as a snigger, which scientists describe as a 'pant-pant' sound, has the opposite effect.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Genuine, open-mouthed laughter is most appealing: Study


November 17th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Laughter that is genuine, involves the vocal chords, and is made with an open mouth, is the most appealing, according to a new research.The study found that people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids, parents should realise outdoor play is vital: Experts


November 13th, 2010 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Children chasing one another in parks and playgrounds or playing outdoor games is a sight now rarely seen due to academic pressure and the lure of video ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

What makes one city better than another?


November 11th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A research team has concluded that in terms of size, New York is just an average city rather than an exceptional one. However, San Francisco is exceptional. Its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lack of sleep ‘affects extroverts the most’


November 1st, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that outgoing people are affected the most by lack of sleep.Researchers from the Walter Reed Army Institute in Maryland found that extroverts denied ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Talking with others in a friendly way improves mental function


October 31st, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study has suggested that talking with other people in a friendly way can make it easier to solve common problems.However, the new University of Michigan study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teens’ sleeping patterns a clue to mental health risk


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 23 (ANI): The sleeping patterns of teenagers can provide a clue to their longer-term risk of developing depression or bipolar disorder, say scientists.Erratic sleeping patterns were an often overlooked feature ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Celebs use Twitter ‘to get closer to audience, amplify professional status’


October 13th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study from the school of English at the University of Leicester will examine 15,000 posts from 30 of the most popular celebrities on the social ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our brains more responsive to friends than to strangers: Study


October 13th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that people's brains are more responsive to friends than to strangers, even if the stranger has more in common.Researchers examined a brain region ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vultures use ‘face flushing’ for instant status updates


October 7th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): While humans use social networking sites to instantly update their 'status', vultures use 'face flushing' technique to do the same when interacting with peers and rivals, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women facing baby blues process negative emotions differently


September 20th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): Your hormones have nothing to do with those recurring baby blues, for a new study has found that the brains of women with post-natal depression process negative emotions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How mass migration evolved


September 19th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): A new study of migration's origins has suggested that even small changes in the social behaviours of solitary animals may set in motion an evolutionary cascade ending in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weight-related bullying could change how schoolgoers perceive their bodies


September 8th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): While bullying in schools can shatter a child's self-confidence, but a particular kind of bullying-related with weight-could actually have distinctive and significant effects on how pre-teens perceive their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monkeys go bananas at the sight of flying squirrel


July 31st, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A study has shown that small monkeys called Japanese macaques go bananas when they see a flying squirrel.Researchers say that the riled-up response could probably be just a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Relationships ‘improve our odds of survival by 50pc’


July 28th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Friends and family are crucial in predicting our survival - in fact they can better our odds of living by 50 percent - says a new study.Brigham Young ... Read more...

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