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Genes trigger roots of bipolar disorder?


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 2 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how genes trigger manic symptoms of bipolar disorder.People suffering from bipolar disorder alternate between two extreme states, depressive phase which includes depression, diminished ... Read more...

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Violent video games prompt aggressive behaviour


October 13th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Does watching intense gunfights in video games prompt us to act more aggressively in real life?The Norwegian killer is said to have played violent video games ... Read more...

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Pak hiked IMF loan request on false premise of tax reforms: Official


March 30th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 30(ANI): Pakistan's former International Monetary Fund representative Dr Ehitsham Ahmad has admitted that the IMF loan augmentation from 7.6 billion to 11.3 billion dollars was made on a false premise ... Read more...

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Previously unrecognized susceptibility factor for bipolar disorder identified


March 4th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on the genetic basis of bipolar disorder, a highly heritable mood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression.The new study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain pacemakers may help fight depression: Study


February 1st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Brain pacemakers are already being used to treat Parkinson's disease patients. Now, a new study has suggested that this deep brain stimulation technique could effectively help in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Packed ’sea of photons’ could shrink the size of electronic devices


November 25th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A sea of photons has been combined to make a 'super photon' - a feat that could help shrink the size of electronic devices.Close to absolute zero, some ... Read more...

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Mystery of missing stars in Universe may finally be solved


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Star births in the Universe occur round the clock and according to calculations, we should be able to see a lot more stars than we currently do - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pulses of light might one day keep diseased hearts beating


November 13th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Heart muscles genetically engineered to respond to optical stimulation could improve models of heart attacks, and may also increase the understanding of how the embryonic heart develops, say ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover ‘altruism gene’ that makes you more charitable


November 9th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Researchers at University of Bonn claim that they have found an 'altruism gene' that makes people more charitable.People with this change gave twice as much money on average ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mean gene turns people into misers


November 4th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) If you know someone who never gives a treat or who rarely pays for his share of a meal, don't blame him - blame his mean genes.Scientists have ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Female fish fan out fins to attract a mate


October 8th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time described the evolution of the size of a female trait that males prefer when choosing a partner.The research has shown that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a test to predict successful pregnancy


June 30th, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new test to predict which of a woman's eggs are likely to lead to a successful pregnancy. At present, the only way of deciding which ... Read more...

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New compound found effective against resistant microbes


May 28th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) An active compound, plectasin, from fungi and lower animals may well be suitable as an effective weapon against dangerous bacteria. Plectasin is a small protein molecule that can ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Some cobras don’t bite, they spit venom in defence


May 14th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Most venomous snakes are legendary for their lethal bites, but not all. Some spit defensively. Bruce Young, from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), explains that some ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Venomous snakes spit defensively


May 14th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Snakes are generally feared for their lethal bites but some venomous snakes even spit defensively, an American researcher has discovered.According to Bruce Young, from the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jurassic fast food key to gigantic dinosaurs


May 12th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Why were the sauropod dinosaurs able to grow so much larger than today's terrestrial animals? A research group led by the University of Bonn (UB) seems to have ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Fast food’ behind long neck dinosaurs’ gigantism


May 12th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Gulping down food just like fast food to satisfy their huge appetite may well have been the reason behind the gigantism of long-necked dinosaurs, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bionic coating could make ships much more fuel-efficient


May 5th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Large container ships are some of the heaviest polluters on the planet and one of the key reasons for this is the energy lost due to friction as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s official: Magyarosaurus dacus was a dwarf dinosaur


May 4th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Magyarosaurus dacus, the dinosaur whose small bones were found in Transylvania, was indeed a dwarf, confirmed scientists.In 1895, the sister of an eccentric palaeontologist called Franz Baron Nopcsa ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, artificial nose that can ’sniff out’ terrorists


January 24th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): German scientists have come up with a system that can sniff out terrorists by capturing the smell of explosives.The artificial nose promises to make it much easier to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Slimming gene’ that regulates body fat identified


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bonn have identified a gene in fruit flies that controls the metabolism of fat.The researchers called the gene 'schlank' (German for 'slim').According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Laser cooling may be used to create “exotic” states of matter


September 9th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that the technique of laser cooling could be used to create "exotic" states of matter.According to a report in National ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Today’s German kids grow taller than those 30yrs ago did


June 21st, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Although German children have grown taller than 30 years ago, the height observed during the last century has become slower, say researchers.Bettina Gohlke and Joachim Woelfle of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How spitting cobras spew venom


May 30th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Spitting cobras are known for their exceptional ability to spew venom in the face of the victims. Now, researchers have uncovered how they do it.The team from University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Islands important part of any global conservation strategy


May 12th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A new study has found that rare and unique ecological communities will be lost if oceanic islands aren't adequately considered in a global conservation plan.Although islands tend to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anger ‘is down to genes’


May 4th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 04 (ANI): Do you often get angry? Well, then, blame your genes, says a new study.German researchers say that a gene called DARPP-32 may help explain why some people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spending money gives brain the same buzz as doing drugs


March 24th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Spending money gives the same buzz as doing drugs, conclude scientists.According to researchers, splashing money stimulates the reward centres of the brain associated with types of addictive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cleft lip and palate: Genes more important than thought


March 9th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): After comparing 500,000 snippets of human DNA, scientists at the University of Bonn have found that people with cleft lip and palate are frequently found to have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cricket was not English, research reveals


March 1st, 2009 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Cricket quintessentially is considered an English passtime, but a recent Australian research has revealed that the game was imported to the British Isles by immigrants from North Europe. The ... Read more...

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Cricket not quintessentially English after all


March 1st, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.1 (ANI): Cricket is not quintessentially English after all, a new Australian research has claimed. According to the research, north European immigrants imported the game to England in the 14th century, ... Read more...

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Stars packed million times more densely in early universe


February 14th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Stars in ultra compact dwarf (UCD) galaxies, discovered recently, may have been packed a million times more densely than in the solar neighbourhood, according to calculations made by ... Read more...

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Stellar object may have had stars packed together in early Universe


February 13th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): New calculations by scientists have suggested that Ultra Compact Dwarf galaxies (UCDs), a recently discovered class of object, may have had stars packed together a thousand times ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find missing link in claw evolution in 390 million-year-old fossil


February 6th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): The discovery of a 390 million-year-old fossil has helped scientists to identify a missing link in the evolution of the front claw of living scorpions and horseshoe ... Read more...

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Novel molecule that mounts two-pronged attack on skin cancer identified


November 3rd, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A novel designer molecule, created by researchers at the University of Bonn, can attack malignant melanoma via two completely different routes. In the first route, the substance makes ... Read more...

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Dinos that didn”t chew their food grew huge


October 10th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that dinosaurs known as sauropods, which were the largest land animals that ever lived, grew huge and were an evolutionary success in ... Read more...

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