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Herbal compound triggers kidney failure, cancer


April 10th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Aristolochic acid (AA), a plant compound used in herbal remedies since ancient times, is among the leading causes of kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer ... Read more...

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Warming Antarctic alters penguin breeding cycles


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Higher temperatures brought on by global warming are already affecting the breeding cycles of three penguin species sharing the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Heather Lynch, assistant professor ... Read more...

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US researcher says she is fine, police deny abduction (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) Bihar Police Thursday denied that suspected Maoists abducted an American university scholar researching on the rebels in Jamui district. The researcher, Juhi Tyagi, herself contacted a ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct US varsity researcher


June 30th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) An American university researcher was abducted along with a local in Bihar's Jamui district by suspected Maoists, police said Thursday.Juhi Tyagi, in her mid 20s, ... Read more...

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Four shot at New York nightclub


May 8th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by BNO News
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Four people were injured on early Saturday morning when a gunman opened fire at a nightclub on Long Island in New York, police said.The shooting ... Read more...

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Two heads aren’t always better than one when it comes to memory


April 30th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): An overview of memory research has suggested that people who memorize facts in groups remember less than solo students do.The group as a whole remembers more than any ... Read more...

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Psychologist test how people learn, remember in groups


April 30th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): A psychologist has carried out a test to discover how people learn and remember in groups.Suparna Rajaram, a psychology professor at Stony Brook University, began to specialize in ... Read more...

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Cocaine-addicted people show heightened response to drug-related images


April 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of comparisons with a matched control ... Read more...

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Jobless men ‘at greater risk of dying prematurely’


April 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new research has revealed that unemployment increases the risk of premature mortality by 63 per cent.McGill Sociology Professor Eran Shor, working in collaboration with researchers from Stony ... Read more...

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‘Sophisticated’ cavemen ‘had more in common with us than we like to think’


March 26th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A leading archaeologist claims that cavemen were far more sophisticated than their dimwitted reputation suggests.Professor John J Shea, of Stony Brook University, New York, says evidence of early ... Read more...

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‘Wearable’ PET scanner may help study brain function in moving animals


March 14th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Studying brain function and behaviour in fully awake, moving animals may soon be possible thanks to a new 'wearable,' portable PET scanner developed for rats.Scientists from the U.S. ... Read more...

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Certain genetic makeup reduces the brain’s neurons in drug addicts


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that that drug addicted individuals who have a certain genetic makeup have lower gray matter density-and therefore fewer neurons-in areas of the brain ... Read more...

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First harmful algal bloom species genome sequenced


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A team of researchers including U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) scientists led by Igor Grigoriev has successfully completed and annotated the first genome ... Read more...

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New study suggests earliest humans were not very different from us


February 15th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A study from Stony Brook University has suggested that earliest humans were not very different from us.Archaeologist John Shea believes that experts have been focusing on the wrong ... Read more...

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‘Brazilian blowout’ hair straightening process is a health hazard


February 12th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Feb 12 (ANI): Using expensive keratin treatments to transform frizzy, untamed locks into glossy, straight hair may not be a safe option, scientists have indicated.Late last year, stylists in the US ... Read more...

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Oral vaccines are ‘alternative to jab’


February 11th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has found that oral vaccines could be used to immunise individuals against a wide range of diseases.The research found that salivary glands are able to ... Read more...

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Cocaine production speeding up destruction of Colombia’s rainforests


February 10th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal ... Read more...

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Here’s how being in love can keep you healthy


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Is love powerful enough to lower one's blood pressure, reduce depression and speed the healing of an injury? Well, science says, yes it is!"Our relationships help us cope ... Read more...

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Frogs re-evolved ‘lost’ lower teeth after more than 200mn yrs


February 1st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): New research suggests that frogs re-evolved 'lost' bottom teeth after more than 200 million years.Tree-dwelling Gastrotheca guentheri are the only frogs with teeth on both their upper and ... Read more...

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Love really can last a lifetime


January 26th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has challenged popular beliefs that love is destined to flicker and flame out in course of time.Researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have ... Read more...

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Schools And Flights Dismissed Owing To Snow Storm Threat


January 12th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Refusing to take any chances, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued out an emergency after the National Weather Service predicted of a massive snow storm ... Read more...

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Romantic love really can last


January 9th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new research has supported the idea that long-term love is possible.A new study, led by Bianca Acevedo and Arthur Aron of the Department of Psychology at Stony ... Read more...

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Scientists discover key difference in ‘kiss of death’ sequence of TB bacteria


October 18th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a key difference in the way human cells and Mycobacterium tuberculosis ... Read more...

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New type of lunar volcano discovered


September 20th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have apparently discovered a new type of rock on the lunar surface, which was spat up by a style of volcano never before seen on the ... Read more...

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Effective way found to produce anti-flu vaccines


July 10th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) A rapid and effective way to produce vaccines against new flu strains has been developed by scientists. The virus that causes flu frequently changes its genetic code, making ... Read more...

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Now, computer algorithms to help develop flu vaccines


July 10th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Researchers are using computer programs to develop a fast and efficient method of generating vaccines for new strains of flu viruses.Dimitris Papamichail, and a team of researchers from ... Read more...

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‘Hobbits’ were normal, not malformed humans


June 28th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Homo floresiensis, dubbed the 'hobbit', who inhabited the Indonesian island of Flores some 13,000 years ago were not malformed humans, scientists have confirmed.When the remains of a tiny, ... Read more...

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Weakened flu virus to make more effective vaccine


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A "rewritten" flu virus sets off an identical immune response in mice to a natural infection, suggesting it could make a more effective vaccine than traditional options.The new ... Read more...

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Popular cancer drug can lead to kidney damage


June 11th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new research has shown that the widely used cancer drug bevacizumab can cause severe loss of protein from the kidney into the urine that can lead to ... Read more...

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Structure of nature’s ‘light switch’ deciphered


June 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Scientists have deciphered the structure of a molecular 'switch' much like the one plants use to sense light.According to researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven ... Read more...

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Brain response patterns for early, passionate love are universal: Study


May 29th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Patterns of brain response in the early-stage of intense passionate love are universal, a new study has found.Previous research found that Easterners (those from collectivistic cultures such as ... Read more...

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Best time of life is after 50: Study


May 19th, 2010 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) People over 50 lives a better life than people who are young and stressed, says a study. Researchers found people above 50, are also benefited from a "positivity effect", ... Read more...

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The good life begins at 50


May 18th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): Life may begin at 40, but the fun really starts at 50, that's the conclusion of a new study.According to the study, carried out at Stony Brook University, ... Read more...

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New Primate ‘Nosmips Aenigmaticus’ Unearthed


May 12th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The investigators have unearthed the calcified remnants of a primate that may have existed in Africa as long as a gigantic 37 million years ago. ... Read more...

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Disrupting key structure in TB bacterium could aid in new drug design


May 12th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): In a bid to find new ways to fight tuberculosis (TB), scientists have found that disabling a structure essential to the bacterium's survival could kill the microbes in ... Read more...

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