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GM rice tested on Chinese schoolchildren?


September 12th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China's top health authority has ordered a probe into a report that said genetically modified (GM) rice was tested on schoolchildren as part of a research ... Read more...

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Jessica Biel regrets not finishing college


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actress Jessica Biel wishes she had stayed in school to gain her diploma after dropping out of college to find fame.The 30-year-old studied at Tufts ... Read more...

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Male fireflies seduce females with sperm package


July 9th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Male fireflies that try to attract mates with a flash of light also seduce the females with a gift -- a spermatophore package or a capsule ... Read more...

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Can proteins in blood predict early death?


December 16th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Levels of two blood components - cystatin C and beta trace protein - are newly proposed markers that may be better predictors of an individuals' future ... Read more...

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Deadly bug may help fight counterfeiting


September 28th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Scientists have used deadly bugs to encrypt a message in a way to render counterfeiting impossible.Researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts engineered strains of E.coli, associated ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest electric motor unveiled


September 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Chemists have created the world's tiniest electric motor, which is no bigger than a molecule.The development may potentially pave the way for a new class of ... Read more...

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Reading to dogs maintains skill among school kids


August 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) School kids who read out aloud to dogs during the summer break seemed to improve their reading skills.Veterinary researchers from Tufts University in the US paired ... Read more...

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B vitamins in mother’ diet cut kid’s gut cancer risk


June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Experiments on mice show that those born to mothers fed a diet supplemented with B vitamins are less likely to develop gut tumours.Previous research in humans ... Read more...

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Scientists doubt if Chronic fatigue syndrome is linked to virus or not


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have announced that a 2009 study which concluded that chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by virus has been found to be flawed. The new findings ... Read more...

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Pregnant women less able to fight infections


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Obese pregnant women are less able to fight infections than leaner peers, which could affect their baby's health post-birth."Women who are obese before pregnancy have critical ... Read more...

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Caterpillars inspiring Next Gen robots


April 27th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Caterpillars are inspiring researchers to design a new generation of search and rescue robots that can operate effectively and speedily during disasters.Some caterpillars have amazing ability ... Read more...

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Now, a caterpillar-inspired soft robot that curls into a high-speed wheel


April 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Inspired by a caterpillar that has the extraordinary ability to rapidly curl into a wheel and propel itself away from predators, researchers have created a robot that curls ... Read more...

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Wingless female fireflies get less support from mates


April 6th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new research led by Tufts University biologists found that wingless 'stay-at-home' female fireflies get less support from their mates than females who are able to fly.There are ... Read more...

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Fossil of 300-mn-yr-old flying insect discovered


April 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the fossil of a flying insect that got stuck in mud more than 300 million years ago.Some 312 million years ago, a mayfly landed on ... Read more...

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Naked student run in US to mark end of semester stopped due to health risks


March 17th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): The traditional naked student run in US to mark the end of the fall semester has been stopped by the president of Tufts University in Massachusetts due to ... Read more...

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Sense of outrage worse among rightwing politicians


February 13th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) "Outrage talk" is common across the entire political spectrum but is worse among rightwing politicians, new research says."Outrage talk" refers to bids to provoke anger, righteousness, fear or ... Read more...

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New approach for monitoring child health in developing countries


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists have suggested a new approach to monitoring the relationship between nutrition and child mortality in developing countries.Based on dozens of surveys compiled over 20 years, changes ... Read more...

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Man or a woman? Our perceptions are decided by sense of touch


January 12th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): The gender stereotype that all men are tough and all women are soft may have some truth to it after all, says a new study.In the experiment, people ... Read more...

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Why guys look tough and girls tender


January 12th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) There might be some truth in the popular perception that guys are tough and girls tender. People are more likely to judge a gender-neutral face as masculine if ... Read more...

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Email addiction turns us into lab rats expecting rewards


December 8th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Using the internet and an obsession with email is turning us into 'lab rats' looking for rewards, says an expert. Nicholas Carr, former executive editor of the Harvard ... Read more...

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Biggest galaxies formed when universe was young


November 25th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research led by Tufts University has found that some of the universe's most massive galaxies may have formed billions of years earlier than current scientific models ... Read more...

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Worms ‘effective in the fight against irritable bowel disease, allergies’


November 13th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): The next time you feel sick to your stomach or suffer from severe hay fever, swallow a worm instead of medicines.Practitioners of "biotherapy" - or the use of ... Read more...

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Universe to end in 5 billion years, predict scientists


October 30th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Right around the time when Sun is slated to die, the universe too would come to an end-in just five billion years-a new study has predicted.The prediction ... Read more...

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What can country of birth tell about childhood asthma?


October 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Researchers from Tufts University have suggested that your country of birth can decide your susceptibility to asthma.The researchers pooled data from five previous epidemiological studies to investigate the ... Read more...

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Law firms ‘are more profitable when led by partners with powerful faces’


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A study has concluded that law firms are more profitable when they are led by managing partners who have faces that look powerful.Appearance matters a great deal when ... Read more...

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Eating whole grains may cut risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes


October 21st, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people who consume several servings of whole grains per day while limiting daily intake of refined grains appear to have less of ... Read more...

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Sodium plays key role in initiating regenerative response after injury


September 29th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Sodium, which gets a bad rap for contributing to hypertension and cardiovascular disease, also plays a key role in initiating a regenerative response after severe injury, say scientists.Biologists ... Read more...

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Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak can now be made from silk


August 12th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Always worn silk with golden embroidery to stand out in a crowd? Well, now you can wear the shimmering garment to become invisible in a crowd, just like ... Read more...

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Zinc in blood reduces risk of pneumonia in elders by 50 pc: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that normal blood zinc concentrations reduce the risk of pneumonia in elders by 50 percent.The study was led by Simin Nikbin Meydani, director of the ... Read more...

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White button mushrooms ‘keep immune system healthy’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): White button mushrooms enhance the activity of critical cells in the body's immune system, Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists have found.The animal-model and cell-culture study was conducted at ... Read more...

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Caterpillars’ gut movements inspire soft-body robot design


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): "Weird movements" in the guts of freely crawling caterpillars could improve the design and development of soft material robots, according to researchers at Virginia Tech.The interdisciplinary research team, ... Read more...

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Daily dose of nutrients could save your sight


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Regular healthy eating could not only cut health care costs, but also prevent vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other sight-robbing diseases.Agricultural Research Service ... Read more...

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Vitamin D vital for cognitive function


June 26th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have contributed to a limited but growing body of evidence of a link between vitamin D and cognitive function.The study was led by epidemiologist Katherine Tucker ... Read more...

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Silk chip can open up novel ways of monitoring health


June 11th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Silk could provide a sophisticated new way of monitoring health, according to a new study. Peter Domachuk, physicist from the University of Sydney, and his colleagues have created ... Read more...

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Bat fellatio study prompts sexual harassment row


May 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): An academic at the University College Cork in Ireland found himself at the centre of a sexual harassment scandal after he discussed a scientific paper, titled 'Fellatio in ... Read more...

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