subtle changes

Harmless bug makes you suicidal


August 19th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A seemingly harmless bug may be priming suicide bids by causing subtle changes in the brain.New research adds to the growing work linking an infection caused ... Read more...

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Mindfulness helps women deliver healthier babies


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) First-time pregnant women who heed their own emotional and physical changes, tend to give birth to healthier babies than others who don't, according to a latest ... Read more...

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Scientists gain insight into ‘expertise’


July 24th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Using a traditional Chinese board game and artificial intelligence (AI), scientists have figured out how people become experts in their chosen fields.Expertise is a special knowledge ... Read more...

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Changes in walking speed could signal dementia


June 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Changes in walking speed in late life could indicate early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), says a new study. "In our study, ... 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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Gene may explain how leopards got its spots


February 25th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): How did the leopard get its spots? How did the zebra get its stripes?The answer may be a gene, which scientists have found governs colour patterns in deer ... Read more...

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Now, a wristband that alerts husbands when wives are suffering from PMT


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A wristband that changes colour when women are suffering from pre-menstrual tension has been designed to make men a bit more understanding at certain times of the month ... Read more...

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Evolution caused genetic variation that may affect diabetes


February 8th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have identified genetic variations in a hormone involved in the secretion of insulin-a molecule that regulates blood sugar levels-that occur more frequently in some human ... Read more...

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Our gut feelings can cut both ways - good or bad


January 5th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Believe it or not -- our 'gut feelings' or intuition can cut both ways, good or bad. Its trustworthiness is influenced by what is happening physically in our ... Read more...

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Why we must follow gut instinct, but not always


January 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): We often turn to our own minds in times where we have to take decisions solely based on whether it 'feels' good - or what is popularly known ... Read more...

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Scientists train software to keep track of climate change


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): An international team of researchers say that a computer program, which automatically analyzes mounds of satellite images and other data, could help climate scientists keep track of complex, ... Read more...

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Robotic trousers to help paraplegics walk, climb stairs


December 5th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) An Israeli entrepreneur, who was paralysed in a car crash over 10 years ago, has invented robotic trousers that can help paraplegics walk again.After the accident in 1997, ... Read more...

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Paralysed man creates ‘robotic trousers’ to help patients walk, climb stairs


December 4th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): An Israeli entrepreneur who was left paralysed after a car crash, has now invented 'robotic trousers' that he claims would help paraplegics walk again.Amit Goffer was paralysed in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Symptoms of Huntington’s disease appear a decade before diagnosis


December 3rd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A new Australian research has revealed that people with Huntington's disease show symptoms more than a decade before they are likely to get a clinical diagnosis.These early ... Read more...

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Stress can ‘control the activity of our genes’


September 25th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Stress that affects your entire body and mind can also arise at the cellular level after exposure to pollution, tobacco smoke, bacterial toxins, possibly causing cellular diseases.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Even a USB coffee-cup warmer ‘can steal your data’


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): A USB coffee cup warmer could be a potential thief and steal personal data from your computer, say engineers.A glitch in how the Universal Serial Bus (USB) works, ... Read more...

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Music ‘boosts kids’ brain development’


February 21st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Music training can shape a growing child's brain, says a new research.At the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, a Northwestern University neuroscientist had argued ... Read more...

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Earliest signs that predict eventual onset of Alzheimer’s


January 29th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Through the use of sophisticated brain-imaging techniques, researchers at UCLA have found earliest signs that could help predict an eventual onset of Alzheimer's, well before any outward symptoms.They've ... Read more...

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Method to trim computer’s spam diet


January 26th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A study by a group of computer scientists has found that a method used by spammers can be put into use to block the most common kind of ... Read more...

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Artificial skin with optical sensors to give robots ‘humanly’ touch


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Belgian scientists have developed what they call a flexible "skin" with optical sensors that would give robots a more human touch.According to lead researcher Jeroen Missinne at Ghent ... Read more...

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How blind people fearlessly cross busy roads


November 19th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Wondering how blind people appear to fearlessly navigate busy sidewalks or roads with just a cane? Well, UCLA researchers claim to have found the answer for you.They have ... Read more...

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Hormone behind finger length linked to social behaviour


November 5th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): The hormones, called androgens, which are known to affect finger length during development in the womb, play a major role in social behaviour in primate groups, say researchers ... Read more...

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‘Kandein Kadhalai’ - ‘Jab We Met’ once again (Tamil Film Review)


November 1st, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Aravindan D.I. Film: "Kandein Kadhalai"; Director: R. Kannan; Cast: Bharath, Tamannaah, Santhanam, 'Nizhalgal' Ravi; Music: Vidyasagar; Rating: **"Kandein Kadhalai" is a remake of hit Bollywood film "Jab We Met", which starred ... Read more...

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Seismic noise tracks down missing hurricanes


October 21st, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Scientists are taking the help of the planet's seismic noise record to find the missing hurricanes that were not reported in recent history."Looking for something like hurricane records ... Read more...

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Panesar ‘back to basics’ before Ashes to save his career


June 30th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): In an attempt to save his career, England spinner Monty Panesar, has turned to basics and is returning to what he does best, bowling the same ball six ... Read more...

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MIT develops painless way to monitor foetal heartbeat


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) A new system developed by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientist and colleagues could allow much earlier and painless monitoring of the foetal heartbeat. Minute fluctuations in ... Read more...

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Now, a non-invasive system to monitor foetal heartbeat earlier


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new non-invasive system to allow much earlier monitoring of the foetal heartbeat.While tiny fluctuations in a foetus' heartbeat can indicate distress, currently there is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel surgery technique offers new hope for cervical cancer patients


June 1st, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Survival rates among cervical cancer patients may be improved by as much as 20 per cent by making subtle changes to major surgery, researchers in Germany suggest.Writing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene variant puts boys at higher risk of severe autism


May 20th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) The most severe form of autism targets boys four times more often than girls, thanks to a gene variant called CACNA1G. A variant is a gene that has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Soon, just a drop of blood to spot cancer


April 13th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 13 (ANI): Just a drop of blood or a chunk of very tiny tissue is all that will be required to diagnose cancers and assess their response to treatment, if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Optical techniques continue showing promise in early pancreatic cancer detection


March 3rd, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Optical techniques developed by Northwestern University researchers has shown further promise in detecting the presence of pancreatic cancer through analysis of neighbouring tissue in the duodenum, part ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mangets help assemble sophisticated nano structures


February 19th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Both saturn and flowers possess certain symmetries that are recognisable in the natural world. Now, researchers from Duke and Massachusetts Universities have created a unique set of conditions in ... Read more...

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Redesigned protein may offer new treatments for haemophilia


December 26th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Researchers from University of Rochester Medical Centre have made subtle changes in the structure of a key protein that may help in developing new treatments for haemophilia, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Electronic voting machines software extremely vulnerable to rigging


October 8th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): Rice University in Houston is running an advanced computer security course wherein students are taught just how easy it is to wreak havoc on the computer software ... Read more...

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Metal-munching earthworms could be the 21st Century eco-warriors


September 13th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 13 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that metal-munching earthworms could be the 21st Century eco-warriors, with the discovery that they help plants to clean up contaminated soils.According to a ... Read more...

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