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Arctic ice could vanish within 10 years: Scientists


August 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Arctic sea ice could vanish within 10 years as it is melting much faster than previously believed, thanks to global warming, warn scientists, claiming that the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New memory chip hundred times faster: Study


May 20th, 2012 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) A new kind of memory chip made from silicon could be a hundred times faster than standard Flash memory chips, British scientists say.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taking easy way out an invitation to blues


March 16th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Faced with complex decisions, we tend to take an easy way out to avoid misfortunes, missing out on rewards that can bring on depression. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

British Muslims boycott medical lectures on evolution


November 28th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Muslim medical students in Britain are boycotting lectures on evolution because they say those clash with the holy Quran, a media report said Monday.An increasing number ... Read more...

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Thin parents produce children with less body fat


October 4th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Children whose parents are thin are thrice as likely to be lean than those with overweight parents, new research says.The study by University College London (UCL) ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians least likely to kick the butt: Study


February 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 6 (IANS) Malaysian Indians are least likely to quit smoking compared to the Chinese or the Malays, a study has revealed. The Chinese, if male, married and motivated, top ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Older anti-depressants linked to heart risk


December 1st, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a class of older generation anti-depressant is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).The study that followed nearly 15,000 people in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UK varsity report suggests measures to prevent Islamic radicalisation of students


October 8th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 8 (ANI): Students at a university attended by the 2009 alleged Christmas Day bomber will remain at risk of being radicalised for as long as the institution retains its "educational ... Read more...

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‘Risky behaviour’ in Parkinson patients explained


June 24th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Scientists have explained Parkinson's patients' risky behaviour, a rare side effect of standard treatments for the disease.According to researchers, the finding has implications for future medication of patients. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Newborns possess innate sense of direction


June 18th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Newborn rats have an innate sense of direction, a new British research has revealed.The study, conducted by scientists at University College London (UCL), demonstrates that the brain's representations ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Working overtime is bad for the heart


May 17th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Working overtime is bad for the heart, say results from a long-running study of more than 10,000 civil servants. The research found that people who worked three or more ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Environment can subdue kids’ natural urge to exercise


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Children may inherit the urge to exercise, but their environment often stops them from doing so, say researchers. In a study of over 100 pairs of twins, the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Soon, a simple and cheap eye test that may help diagnose Alzheimer’s


January 15th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A simple and economical eye test could soon be able to detect and diagnose major neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, much before than is currently possible, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smart paint that removes carbon dioxide, protects homes created


January 10th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): It could be the latest 'green bling'. Experts have come up with a paint that could help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, providing extra protection to buildings.Rachel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smell of old books can tell you about their condition


November 11th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) There is something lovable about the faint yet familiar smell of old books, which could also tell you about their condition, says a new study. Scientists have developed a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

The hippocampus governs how we make concepts in the brain


September 29th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists at the University College London have found that the hippocampus in the brain is responsible for our ability to organise the world into separate concepts.Forming a concept ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Financially impulsive individuals ‘more likely to overeat’


September 14th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): People with poor money habits are more likely to over-eat, according to a new study.To reach the conclusion, researchers from University College London asked over 40,000 people if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Impulsive people don’t save money


September 4th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Financial profligacy is linked to other impulsive behaviours like overeating, smoking and infidelity, according to a new study. The study, conducted through the BBC website with over 40,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why older people are more prone to skin problems


August 28th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists from University College London have found why older people are prone to cancer and infections of the skin.They have shown that defective immunity in the skin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes influence decision making too


May 11th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) How would you respond if you were told that you had an 80 percent chance of surviving an operation or a 20 percent chance of dying? The answer ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Genetic make-up may influence one’s economic decisions


May 6th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): It's the genetic make-up of a person that determines how he or she would take economic decisions on the basis of whether the options have been framed negatively ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s disease identified


April 14th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers at University College London (UCL) have identified a protein, known as serum amyloid P component (SAP), which may be a possible therapeutic target in Alzheimer's disease.Lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cell therapy to restore lost vision in the elderly may be ready by 2012


April 13th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): A stem cell therapy to restore lost vision in older adults might be available by 2012, say researchers.Scientists at University College London aim to kick off patient ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Schizophrenics can’t be fooled by ‘hollow mask’ illusion


April 7th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): A new study led by UK and German researchers has shown that schizophrenia patients can correctly see through an illusion known as the 'hollow mask' illusion, probably because ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover elephant shark can see color much like humans can


March 18th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the elephant shark, a primitive deep-sea fish that belongs to the oldest living family of jawed vertebrates, can see color much like humans ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Healthy diet can offset ”obesity gene” in kids


March 4th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Eating a low energy density diet can offset the influence of a gene strongly associated with obesity in children, according to new research from University College London ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Money doesnt necessarily affect happiness negatively or positively, says expert


February 25th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): They say that money cant buy happiness, and so believed Lord Professor Richard Layard, who has said that wealth may not necessarily affect a persons well-being negatively ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arctic sea ice thinning at record rate


October 29th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Oct 29 (ANI): Data from ESAs (European Space Agencys) Envisat satellite has indicated that the Arctic sea ice is thinning at record rate, with the thickness of sea ice in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists unravel secret behind the elusive Kondo Effect


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): An international team of British and American researchers has achieved a significant breakthrough in understanding the Kondo effect, an intriguing phenomenon in fundamental physics wherein many particles ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Emotional inflation is as risky as fiscal inflation


April 30th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): As the market stock market soars, investors get carried away with excitement and wishful phantasies, suppressing negative emotions which would otherwise warn them of the high risk ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Just 20 minutes of household work can boost your mental health


April 10th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Just 20 minutes of weekly household work can improve your mental health, according to a new study.Scientists from University College London (UCL) interviewed almost 20000 men and ... Read more...

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Hyperactive girls face serious problems in adulthood: Study


March 20th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Young hyperactive girls are more likely to get hooked on to smoking, under-perform in school or jobs and gravitate towards mentally abusive relationships as adults, says a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Monkey’s ‘jumping genes’ could pave way for new HIV treatments


February 19th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers at University College London (UCL) have discovered the mechanism by which retroviruses like HIV can travel between species and also the biological mechanisms behind the jumping ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heres why we get lost while finding our way


January 20th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Ever wondered why some people get lost while finding a way through city streets? Well, a new study has the answer to the question.According to the study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Magnetic stimulation may help treat musicians muscle spasms


December 27th, 2007 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): A new research has found that musicians dystonia, a movement disorder that causes muscles spasms in musicians, may be treated by a therapy that stimulates the hand muscles.Musicians ... Read more...

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