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Cell phone users hear ‘phantom ringing’


September 12th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Millions of people worldwide can feel their cell phones buzzing in their pockets, only to be taken for a ride by the phantom ringing. It may ... Read more...

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‘Conditioning brain could curb impulsiveness’


June 15th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) Conditioning your brain to curb impulsiveness could open the way to treat addiction to gambling, drugs or alcohol as well as impulse-control disorders such ... Read more...

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‘Face’s left side more appealing’


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Left side images of the face are rated as more aesthetically pleasing than that of its right side, possibly because the left cheek reflects greater emotional ... Read more...

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‘Budget has no stimuli for Assam tea industry’


March 16th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Assam's tea industry Friday voiced unhappiness at the at the budget for 2012-13 saying it has no stimuli for the sector.Experts in the field said ... Read more...

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Dubai’s ruler approves 2012 budget


December 25th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Sunday approved the emirate's budget for 2012.The budget applies directives as set by ... Read more...

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Anxiety-ridden less sensitive to their environment


December 21st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 21 (IANS) Anxious people have been classified as hypersensitive, but they may actually not be sensitive enough, reveals a study. Tahl Frenkel, doctoral candidate in Tel Aviv ... Read more...

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No need for extra stimulus to boost growth: Montek


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Even as the Indian economy registered its slowest quarterly growth in over two years, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Friday said there is ... Read more...

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Saffron may help protect brain cells from lasting damage


November 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) A key ingredient in the Indian spice saffron may potentially protect brain cells from diseases involving neuro-inflammation, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Inflammation is a protective ... Read more...

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Brain sniffs out smells before the nose


October 9th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) In the seconds before you "stop and smell the roses", your brain is possibly preparing your olfactory system for that familiar floral smell.New research from Northwestern ... Read more...

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Brain cells recognise whole face, not parts


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Brain cells or neurons can recognise whole faces, not their parts, enabling us to tell friends from strangers or a sad from a happy face."The finding ... Read more...

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Babies in womb can feel pain at 35 weeks


September 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Babies can distinguish pain from general touch after around 35 to 37 weeks of gestation, just before they are born.Scientists show that brain cell (neural) activity ... Read more...

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Hypertension drug could treat cocaine addiction


July 18th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Propranolol, a common drug prescribed in hypertension and anxiety, seems to be effective in treating cocaine addiction in animal models. Cocaine is one of the worst ... Read more...

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How visual cues help us understand body motion


July 8th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 8 (IANS) Humans are so good at perceiving others that even a few dots on a screen representing the major joints of a body are enough to retrieve ... Read more...

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Genes linked to migraine discovered


June 13th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) US scientists have discovered three gene variants linked to migraine, a move that could help understand the cause of severe headaches.Inheriting any one of the ... Read more...

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Can dogs read our minds?


June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) How do dogs learn to beg for food or behave badly, particularly when they are not paid any attention? It's a combination of specific cues, context ... Read more...

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Brain imaging demonstrates that former smokers have greater willpower


April 27th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A study has found that former smokers have greater willpower than current smokers and non-smokers.The study by researchers from Trinity College and the Research Institute for a Tobacco ... Read more...

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Walking robot HECTOR developed to study animal movements


April 20th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A six-legged robot HECTOR (Hexapod Cognitive autonomously Operating Robot), designed by researchers at the University of Bielefeld's Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, has been built to study ... Read more...

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Hunger hormone ‘ups nose’s ability to sniff out food’


April 13th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A hormone, known to promote hunger, has been found to enhance exploratory sniffing in both animals and humans, according to a new study.The findings suggest ghrelin may enhance ... Read more...

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The equation to describe humour: h = m x s


March 16th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an equation for identifying the cause and level of our responses to any humorous stimuli: h = m x sThe theory argues that ... Read more...

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Genius linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone


March 12th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from University of Alberta has said that being bright is linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone.According to Marty Mrazik, in the same ... Read more...

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A cup of tea boosts brain power


February 27th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) New research suggests that tea does bolster brain power, keeps fatigue at bay while helping you to solve crosswords faster. Researchers looked at the effect of key chemicals ... Read more...

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A hug really can drive pain away


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has found that a hug from a loved one really does work in driving pain away and reducing stress.University of California revealed that, at least ... Read more...

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Scientists enlist plants to detect explosives


January 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Scientists have engineered plants to detect bombs, programming their proteins to change colour in the presence of specific chemicals. Ringing an airport security gate, such planted sensors could ... Read more...

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Where does our sense of time come from?


January 21st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new research has found that humans use their senses to help keep track of short intervals of time, and this suggests that our perception of time is ... Read more...

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Bored Drivers More Likely To Have Accidents


January 8th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Are you a calm driver, a rash driver or a bored driver? If you are under the impression that a fast and furious disposition on the ... Read more...

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Part of brain that suppresses instinct identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified regions in the brain that "fire up" when we suppress an automatic behaviour such as the urge to look at other people as we enter ... Read more...

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How Zen meditation controls pain


December 9th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that Zen meditation has many health benefits, including a reduced sensitivity to pain. Now researchers at the Universite de Montreal have discovered how meditators ... Read more...

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Elderly people can improve their vision with perceptual training


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Researchers at UC Riverside-Boston University have suggested that perceptual training can improve the vision of elderly people.The researchers conducted a series of experiments to determine whether repeated performance ... Read more...

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New discoveries offer hope for treatment of cocaine addiction


November 18th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee scientists have come up with two new discoveries that offer potential for development of a first-ever pharmacological treatment for cocaine addiction.In one study, a ... Read more...

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Fat outside of the arteries linked to cardiovascular disease


November 17th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new research has found that fat around the outside of arteries may lead to the development of cardiovascular disease and could be linked to its onset in ... Read more...

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How mums can hear a baby cry even in a noisy party


November 15th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Ever wondered how a mother hears the sound of a baby crying at the other end of the room in a noisy party, even if it's not hers? ... Read more...

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Deaf adults ’see better’ than hearing people


November 11th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research at the University of Sheffield has revealed that deaf adults can react more quickly to visual cues than those who can hear well.Dr Charlotte Codina, ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘altruism gene’ that makes you more charitable


November 9th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Researchers at University of Bonn claim that they have found an 'altruism gene' that makes people more charitable.People with this change gave twice as much money on average ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on cognitive recovery after brain damage


November 4th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new study has shed light on mechanisms that underlie recovery after damage to a region of the brain important for memory and attention.The research has highlighted the ... Read more...

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Assassin bugs lure spiders by mimicking prey caught in webs


October 28th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists from Macquarie University, Australia, have discovered that a species of insect lures spiders by mimicking prey caught in webs.The team found that assassin bugs plucked the web's ... Read more...

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