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Source of happiness may lie in your gut


June 13th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, June 13 (IANS) Brain levels of serotonin, the 'happiness hormone' linked to normal functioning of adult brain, are regulated by the amount of bugs in your gut during early ... Read more...

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Designer probiotics could help in the fight against obesity


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists from the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), Cork, University College Cork and Teagasc, in Ireland say that specially designed probiotics can modulate the physiology of host fat cells.According ... Read more...

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Preventing gridlock - developing next generation internet infrastructure


December 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 7 (ANI): To keep pace with society's ever increasing data-transmission requirements, the University of Southampton is leading a new project that is set to develop the next generation of internet ... Read more...

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Soon, simple blood test to predict preeclampsia in early pregnancy


September 14th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Using sophisticated emerging technologies and data analysis, researchers have identified 14 simple metabolites with high accuracy to predict in early pregnancy which women are at risk of developing ... Read more...

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Why food poisoning can be so unpredictable.


September 6th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): Researchers have revealed how despite being exposed to bacteria in our food, which could cause food poisoning, we don't always become ill?Professor Colin Hill has described how bacteria ... Read more...

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Teenage mothers more likely to give birth prematurely


July 10th, 2010 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Teenage mothers are more likely to give birth prematurely and have underweight babies, study shows. The study also indicated that one quarter of teenage mothers get pregnant again before ... Read more...

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Teen mums more likely to have premature babies


July 9th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) A study suggests that pregnant girls aged between 14 and 17 years are at higher risk of giving birth to premature babies, especially if it is a second ... Read more...

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Pregnant teen mums ‘at higher preterm birth risk’


July 9th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Pregnant teenagers are more likely to give birth prematurely and have a small baby than women in their 20s, says a new study.Ali Khashan, from University College Cork, ... Read more...

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Oldest leather shoe found in a cave in Armenia


June 10th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The oldest leather shoe has been found in the caves of Armenia. The shoe is estimated to be around 5,500 years old. When it was discovered, then the onlookers were shocked to ... Read more...

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World’s oldest leather shoe found


June 10th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A perfectly preserved 5,500-year-old leather shoe has been found by a team of international archaeologists in a cave in Armenia. The cow-hide shoe dates back to 3,500 BC ... Read more...

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World’s oldest shoe found in Armenian cave


June 10th, 2010 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Archaeologists have found the world's oldest shoe dating back to 5,500 years in an Armenian cave. The shoe made from a single piece of cowhide can fit a woman's ... 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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Bacteria fighting fungal infections


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Irish scientists have said that a bacterial pathogen can communicate with yeast to block the development of drug-resistant yeast infections.Published in the May issue of Microbiology, the research ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover how probiotics can prevent disease


April 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Scientists have now discovered how probiotics successfully work in fighting against a number of animal diseases, paving way for their use in preventing and even treating human diseases.Scientists ... Read more...

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Now, more effective nisin antibiotics to fight food-borne superbugs, pathogens


March 31st, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A new generation of natural antibiotics-called nisin variants-can now kill food bacteria and other pathogens that cause food-related diseases.Bio-engineered by researchers at University College Cork, nisin can kill ... Read more...

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Hairspray exposure raises birth defect risk


November 22nd, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Women who are exposed to hairspray during the early stages of pregnancy are more than twice as likely to give birth to a son with the genital ... Read more...

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Probiotics benefit whole body: new study


August 25th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Gastrointestinal benefits of probiotic food supplements have been well documented. New research indicates it also benefits the whole body. Probiotics are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria or ... Read more...

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Novel statistical method might shed new light on history of human migration


May 23rd, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Scientists have developed a statistical technique that analyzes shared parts of chromosomes across the entire human genome, which might shed new light on the history of human ... Read more...

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Bono to attend Irelands ‘poverty task’ talks


November 16th, 2007 - 5:51 pm ICT by admin
London, November 16 (ANI): U2 frontman Bono will be among experts who will attend talks aimed at improving Ireland's efforts to combat world poverty.The Irish Hunger Task Force will meet in ... Read more...

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