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A rhythm awry means rolls of fat


August 30th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Circadian rhythms include the sleep-wake cycle. Rhythms in hormone release are controlled by a molecular clock present in every cell of the body, which has its own inbuilt, default rhythm of ... Read more...

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World’s biggest ‘prawn’ discovered


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A British expedition has discovered an enormous species of crustacean that looks like a prawn and is 11 inches long, Daily Mail reported Thursday.The so-called 'supergiant' ... Read more...

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Genes only partially affect intelligence levels


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Genetic factors only partially affect our lifelong intelligence levels, while environmental causes seem to exert the largest influence.In a number of studies since early 2000, researchers ... Read more...

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Women find deep, low male voice appealing


September 13th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Women looking for a mate find a deep yet low masculine voice appealing and rely on their memories to seek clues about the attributes of potential ... Read more...

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Once-a-day asthma pill ‘more effective than inhaler’


May 5th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) A once-a-day pill could revolutionise treatment for asthma, freeing patients from the tyranny of inhalers, which many find difficult to use. Scientists have found that the ... Read more...

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Traffic accidents may hasten chronic widespread pain: Study


March 21st, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 21 (ANI): A new research has indicated that individuals with poorer health or psychological issues may be prone to developing chronic widespread pain following a traumatic event.The research also found ... Read more...

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What prompts us to choose right over left?


March 9th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Around 90 percent of humans prefer to use their right hand for most skilled tasks, which researchers have been trying to unravel for decades. A study ... Read more...

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Why 90pc of us choose to work with our right hand rather than left


March 9th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study tries to find out why a majority of us - 90 pc - are biased towards using our right hand than left.Researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ ‘based on an ancient Irish tale’


March 5th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Scholars have long agreed that William Shakespeare based his Hamlet on Amlethus, a legendary figure found in the 'History of the Danes', a saga written around 1200.The name ... Read more...

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Nutrition ‘may have a role in development of asthma’


January 24th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Asthma affects as many as 300 million people and is one of the world's most common chronic diseases. Researchers estimate that by 2025, there could be an additional ... Read more...

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Gujarat signs health agreements with 52 organisations


January 8th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) Gujarat's health department has signed knowledge sharing memoranda-of-understanding (MoU) with 52 national and foreign institutions as part of the fifth Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors summit slated to be ... Read more...

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‘Joking computer’ to give stand up comedians run for their money!


December 10th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Stand-up comedians beware: The 'joking computer' is here - a computer program that creates pun-based gags created at the University of Aberdeen and is sure to give you ... Read more...

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Great whites ended up in Mediterranean after ‘wrong turn’ 450,000yrs ago


November 17th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A genetic study has suggested that the great white shark may have ended in the Mediterranean after it took a wrong turn 450,000 years ago, from the seas ... Read more...

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Earth had enough oxygen to start life ‘400mn yrs earlier than thought’


November 12th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that oxygen had reached a level where it could have supported life much earlier than thought - 400 million years further back in time.The evidence ... Read more...

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Dieting, not exercise alone, key to weight loss


September 16th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): A study has found that overweight people who believe exercise alone can make them thin are living under an illusion because only serious, long-term dieting can lead to ... Read more...

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Alpha-male movie star becoming extinct in Hollywood: Experts


September 4th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Actress Michelle Rodriguez's comment that the masculine, alpha-male movie star is becoming extinct in Hollywood, has some pop culture experts agreeing with her.Rodriguez, 32, feels that ... Read more...

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Hitler’s World War One comrades called him a ‘rear area pig’


August 18th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.18 (ANI): Newly discovered war logs show that German frontline troops despised Adolf Hitler during World War One, and referred to him as a "rear area pig".A new book by historian ... Read more...

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Soon, an ‘intelligent diet’ to feel full and yet lose weight


August 13th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Researchers in Aberdeen are working on an 'intelligent diet', which they believe will allow people to enjoy eating and feeling full, but still lose weight.Professor Julian Mercer, the ... Read more...

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Women who conceive right after a miscarriage have healthy pregnancies


August 6th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin boffin, has suggested that women who conceive within six months of an initial miscarriage have the best chance of having a ... Read more...

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Mum’s heart beats in time with that of her unborn baby


July 21st, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): A mother's heart beats in sync with that of her unborn baby, found Scottish scientists-a discovery that could speed up the diagnosis of health problems in the womb.Scientists ... Read more...

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Mouse stem cell study sheds new light into body fat distribution in humans


July 12th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A new mouse stem cell study is offering an insight into body fat distribution in humans.Researchers found that adding fat to mouse stem cells grown in the ... Read more...

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Rudeness at work can lead to mistakes


July 7th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Beware of rude behaviour from your colleagues as it could lead to mistakes at work, a study says. Study author Rhona Flin believes that the link between rudeness and ... Read more...

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10 new species discovered in Atlantic Ocean


July 7th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Scientists have just returned from a voyage in the Atlantic Ocean with samples of rare animals and more than 10 possible new species.The University of Aberdeen is leading ... Read more...

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Rudeness at work leads to mistakes


July 7th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 07 (ANI): Rudeness at workplace leads to mistakes, according to a new study.Rhona Flin, Professor of Applied Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, says that if someone is rude to ... Read more...

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New species discovered in Atlantic Ocean


July 7th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists have found over 10 new species under the Atlantic Ocean, including creatures close to the missing evolutionary link between backboned and invertebrate animals. The ... Read more...

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How fast can you gauge when she is looking at you?


June 29th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) How fast you can judge whether a person of the opposite sex is looking at you depends on how masculine or feminine they look, according to a new ... Read more...

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Why hotties catch our attention like instant magnets


June 29th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): When a hottie looks at you, you notice that quickly. And now, a new study has found the reason behind it.Benedict C. Jones, of the University of Aberdeen ... Read more...

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Why brown-eyed men appear more dominant than blue-eyed counterparts


June 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Faces of brown-eyed white men make them appear more dominant than their blue-eyed counterparts even when the former's eye colour is changed, a new Czech study reveals.For ... Read more...

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Premature birth risk ‘genetic’


May 25th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Premature birth risk is genetic, according to a group of researchers.In the University of Aberdeen study, which was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology journal, boffins found that early ... Read more...

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Doctor’s ‘white-coat’ effect ‘raises’ blood pressure


May 8th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a clinical visit to a doctor may actually cause blood pressure to rise during the check up.The 'white-coat' effect, as it is ... Read more...

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High-pitched women most attracted to men with deep voices


May 8th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Women with high-pitched voices are most attracted to deep-voiced, manly men, according to a new study."People obviously prefer to marry and date people they consider attractive, but also ... Read more...

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Women on the Pill live longer


March 12th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Women who use the oral contraceptive pill can expect to live longer, say researchers.According to a new study, published on bmj.com, women who use the Pill are less ... Read more...

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Thinking about past or future literally moves us


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new Scottish research has found that humans tend to literally sway backward or forward when thinking of the past or future respectively.Psychological scientists from the University of ... Read more...

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Thinking of past or future can move us physically


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Thinking about the past or future can move us backward or forward physically. Researchers have looked at how mental time travel is represented in the sensory systems that ... Read more...

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Experts call for higher antibiotic doses for obese


January 15th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 15 (ANI): Obese people require higher doses of antibiotics, claim experts.Doctors from Greece and the US have argued against the standard "one-size fits all" dose.They insist that the treatment carried ... Read more...

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