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Eating nuts elevates mood, lower heart disease risks


November 6th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Eating nuts helps lowers heart disease risk in people with metabolic syndrome (MetS) or those with excess abdominal fat, high blood sugar and high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Love your wine? Strawberries can help!


October 26th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) There's some good news for those who can't help resist the sight of liquor -- taking strawberries could minimise damage to stomach lining caused by alcohol. ... Read more...

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Grapes may help you prevent premature ageing


August 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) If you wish to avoid looking older than your age, try relishing grapes. A new study has found this fruit could protect against skin cancer and ... Read more...

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Capsule coffee ‘contains high levels of carcinogenic substance’


April 14th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study from the University of Barcelona has found that coffee made from capsules contains more furan, a carcinogenic substance, than in drip coffee makers or from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High BP might just be doc-induced ‘white coat’ hypertension


March 29th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): One-third of patients thought to have resistant high blood pressure may actually have 'white coat' hypertension, according to a new study.White coat hypertension is when a patient's blood ... Read more...

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2 new crustaceans found in Iberian Peninsula


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two cladocerous crustaceans in Iberian Peninsula.They were found in two lagoons, one in the lower basin of the Guadalquivir River and the other in the ... Read more...

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Oldest species of marine mollusc discovered in Iberian Peninsula


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new species of mollusc - thought to be the oldest in its genus - has been discovered from various parts of the Iberian Peninsula.Discovered in 2007, ... Read more...

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Did Neanderthals use feathers to deck themselves up?


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that Neanderthals may have used feathers as ornaments most likely in the same manner they used shells.Archaeologists say they have found evidence that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eastern hemisphere will witness solar eclipse on Jan 4


January 1st, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): A dramatic partial eclipse of the Sun will be visible throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia on January 4.Depending on the viewer's location, the Moon will slowly cover and ... Read more...

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Sugar-sweetened coffee could make your smarter


December 9th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Sugar-sweetened coffee may be the best way to prepare the brain for a busy day ahead, say scientists.Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain found that taking ... Read more...

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Sugar-sweetened coffee ‘boosts memory, attention span’


November 27th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Sugar-sweetened coffee may be the best way to prepare the brain for a busy day ahead, say scientists.Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain found that taking ... Read more...

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Organisms with large brains live longer and reproduce more


July 17th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Confirming the protective brain hypothesis, researchers have claimed that species, which have developed large brains, live for longer than those with small brains and hence reproduce more times.According ... Read more...

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How brains guide hands to swat flies


July 16th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): When a fly lands on one hand, you can almost effortlessly swat it with the other. But this seemingly simple action involves a surprisingly complex coordination of different ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

In the virtual world, grown men ‘feel’ like a young girl


May 14th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Men can now know how it feels like to be a woman. A new virtual-reality experiment had men wear headsets that showed them a woman's body when they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Egyptian blue pigment found in 12th century Romanesque altarpiece


May 6th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A team of researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) has discovered Egyptian blue pigment in a Romanesque altarpiece in the church of Sant Pere de Terrassa (Barcelona).The ... Read more...

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‘New’ 11 Million Year Old Primate Discovered


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an eleven-million-year-old new primate in a garbage dump in Catalonia, Spain. Named Pliopithecus canmatensis, after the site (Can Mata in the Valles-Penedes basin), the primate belonged ... Read more...

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Ancient hominids developed humanlike grip much before toolmaking practice


April 20th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A tiny fossil thumb bone has indicated that hominids had a humanlike grip at least 6 million years ago, say researchers.Sergio Almecija of the Autonomous University of ... Read more...

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Onion natural alternative to artificial preservatives


April 15th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Some components of the onion have antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, making it possible to use it to preserve food, says a new study. "The antioxidant and anti-microbial properties ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Nouns, verbs learned in different brain areas


February 26th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Scientists have recently shown that the part of the brain that gets activated when a person learns a new noun is different from the part used when a ... Read more...

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40 percent of global land in danger of desertification


February 10th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Nearly 40 percent of the global land surface is at risk of desertification, a new study says. The areas at risk represent eight of the 15 natural 'eco-regions,' ... Read more...

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Global warming could make world more ‘fragrant’


February 10th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A major scientific review has indicated that as a result of climate change, the world will become more 'fragrant'.As CO2 levels increase and the world warms, land use, ... Read more...

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Prehistoric goat lived like a reptile on Spanish island


November 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): A new study has determined that a prehistoric goat on a Spanish island survived for millennia on a resource-poor island by living like a reptile, changing its ... Read more...

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We first gaze at eyes to recognise faces


July 21st, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): In a order to identify a face, our brain first looks at eyes and then shifts to the shape of the mouth and nose, concludes a new study.The ... Read more...

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Brain connections that create false memories identified


July 16th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): Researchers in Spain have identified brain connections that encourage the formation of false memories.According to the study, such memories appear to be more likely in people with ... Read more...

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Brain detects happiness more quickly than sadness: experts


June 22nd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Positive expressions such as happiness are perceived more quickly and precisely than negative or withdrawal ones such as fear, according to an international team of experts. The researchers ... Read more...

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Our brains detect happiness faster than sadness


June 18th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Our brains detect the expressions of happiness and surprise faster than those of sadness or fear, according to a study.The finding springs from the efforts of an ... Read more...

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English cocker spaniels are world’s meanest dogs


May 26th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 26 (ANI): Thanks to their floppy ears, they seem like one of the most innocent-looking breed of dogs, but a new study has found that English cocker spaniels are actually ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia linked to diabetes


March 31st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Medical College of Georgia researchers have found a link between schizophrenia and type 2 diabetes.In a study of 50 people newly-diagnosed with schizophrenia or a related psychotic disorder ... Read more...

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Ultrasound to help eliminate Ibuprofen from polluted water


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) An international team of scientists has developed an ultrasound treatment to remove Ibuprofen from waters polluted with this drug. The new method could be used in water purification ... Read more...

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Omega 3 fatty acids protect against obesity related liver problems


February 13th, 2009 - 11:03 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids protect the liver from damage caused by obesity and the insulin resistance it provokes, according to a new study.The findings ... Read more...

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Olive-skin pomace may protect against colon cancer


January 9th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A compound found in olive-skin pomace can protect against colon cancer, according to a new study.The research team from University of Granada and the University of Barcelona ... Read more...

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Caffeine produces greater effect on men than women


December 23rd, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Caffeine produces a greater effect on men than women. The effect begins to make itself felt just 10 minutes after it is drunk. And contrary to previous thinking, ... Read more...

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Now, a microscopic robot to deliver drugs inside the body


December 4th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Sheffield and the University of Barcelona have devised a microscopic swimming robot that could deliver drugs inside the body by mimicking the ... Read more...

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Silver-screen audio trick can smooth jerky videos on cellphones


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Researchers suggest that an effect used since the early days of cinema to make the action appear smoother can actually help in improving our perception of jerky ... Read more...

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Weekends are rainier because of air pollution


August 29th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 29 (ANI): Researchers from Spain have said that they have evidence that the weekends are more rainy in some parts of Europe, a result of air pollution produced by ... Read more...

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