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Scientists figure out how placebo works


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) What makes placebos, sugar pills with no therapeutic or curative value, work? Scientists may now have found an explanation.People who suffer from a mild infection recover, ... Read more...

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Scientists solve dinos’ tree-top eating riddle


August 5th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Scientists have worked out how giant Diplodocus, a dinosaur weighing 12 tonnes and 170 feet long, stripped entire treetops and branches of their leaves by clamping ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

High tech demystifies giant dinos’ feeding habits


July 17th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Technology employed in designing racing cars and airplanes also helped researchers demystify the feeding habits of giant dinosaurs 150 million years ago.A team of researchers, ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint cause of past sea level rises


July 12th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified what actually triggered the rapid rise of sea levels in the past, using climate and ice sheet models.The process, named 'saddle-collapse', was found ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Breastfeeding women hold protest after abuse in cafe


July 5th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Carrying signs that read "Mother Suckers", over 200 breastfeeding mothers marched through Britain's Bristol city Thursday after one woman said she was verbally abused by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists think up way to beat smart hackers


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Cryptographers have demonstrated that even the most secure computers are vulnerable to attacks -- and the increasing popularity of cloud computing makes the threat even greater.A ... Read more...

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Dental bugs may trigger fatal heart condition


March 26th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Mouth bugs seeping into the bloodstream can cause blood clots and trigger endocarditis or inflammation of heart's inner tissues, which could be fatal.Infective endocarditis is treated ... Read more...

Posted in World |

One in three British teenage girls ’sexually assaulted’


March 5th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London March 5 (IANS) A British survey has found that a third of teenage girls become victims of sexual violence by their boyfriends. Experts fear that some do not even ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Uninformed persons can bring about majority decision


December 19th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) History is witness to how a handful have succeeded in uniting whole societies behind them and directed their fate. Now, a research shows that uninformed individuals ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Maths helps science predict hit songs


December 18th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Can science predict which songs are more likely to become hits and chart busters? The process might not be all that far fetched, thanks to the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No old wives’ tale: Omega-3 prevents osteoarthritis


October 18th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Omega-3 in fish oil could "substantially and significantly" reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and slow its progression.Omega-3-rich diets fed to guinea pigs, which naturally ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why you recognise someone, but can’t name him


August 5th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) You recognise someone and greet him with a warm smile but since you have forgotten his name, you are unable to connect. It could be because ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Flying reptiles adapted, survived


July 7th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Pterosaurs, the first flying reptiles, were not driven to extinction by the birds. In fact, they continued to diversify and adapt for millions of years ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A love of reading ensures flying start at school


July 3rd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Parents who foster a love of reading in their children early on are ensuring they get off to a flying start at school, a research claims. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UAE, British varsities to set up joint research centre


April 27th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 26 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Khalifa University has signed an agreement with the University of Bristol to set up a joint research centre at its campus in Abu Dhabi, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Today’s kids do engage in active play during leisure time


March 18th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A new UK study has found today's kids indeed engage in active play during leisure time.It said that encouraging children to engage in active play, tailored according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Encourage kids to be active during leisure time


March 17th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) One way of prompting physical activity among children is to promote them during leisure time, tailored to the specific gender.Researchers found children's perceptions of what constituted ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Did the Japanese tsunami occur because of the ’supermoon’?


March 12th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): The Japanese tsunami caused yesterday is forcing everyone to think - could the movement of the moon trigger unpredictable events on Earth?Astrologers predicted that on March 19 - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists say that chickens are capable of empathy


March 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists claim that chickens have the ability to feel the pains of others.The correct term for such feeling is empathy and for a very long time ... Read more...

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Depression after miscarriage can continue after healthy birth


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 3 (ANI): A new study has found that women who experience depression and anxiety after a miscarriage can continue to experience these symptoms even if they subsequently go on to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NewGen optical integrated devices for future photonic quantum computers


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Researchers at University of Bristol have demonstrated the quantum operation of new components that will enable compact circuits for future photonic quantum computers.Dr Terry Rudolph at Imperial College, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dead bones give clues to heal back pain


March 1st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) The bones of people long dead could be the key to healing chronic back pain, says a new research. It is combining the latest computer modelling ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Old bones being used in development of new treatments for modern back pain


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists are using the bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago for the development of new treatments for chronic back pain.The work is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth’s rotation, not human activity caused ‘methane level increase’


February 7th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that it's not human activity but the Earth's rotation patterns that caused an increase in methane levels 5000 years ago.Dr Joy Singarayer of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pioneering treatment could benefit people with severe depression


January 25th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bristol say that a neurosurgical treatment could help people who suffer with severe and intractable depression.The pioneering treatment very accurately targets brain networks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study brings quantum computing one step closer


January 20th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, UK, has come one step closer to building a solid-state quantum computer.The team successfully entangled 10 billion pairs of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MicroRNAs could increase amputation risk in diabetics


January 13th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has discovered that micro-RNA, one of the smallest entities in the human genome, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating plenty of vegetables is key to a glowing skin


January 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is the best way to have a healthy, glowing skin.Ian Stephen from the University of Bristol, who led the research, said: "Most ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New model to predict accurate outcomes for IVF created


January 5th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): UK researchers have suggested that couple-and treatment-specific factors can be used to provide infertile couples with an accurate assessment of the likelihood of having a successful outcome following ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Autistic kids lack visual skills essential for independence: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A University of Bristol research has concluded that the ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favourite animal at the zoo is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Snacking at your keyboard makes you eat more


December 17th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Many of us absentmindedly reach for snacks with one hand while tapping away on the keyboard with the other. Now scientists say that eating at your desk makes ... Read more...

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Eating at your desk ‘could make you fat’


December 17th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Eating at your desk makes you far more likely to snack later in the day, say scientists.The researchers from the University of Bristol were studying the ways in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study on zebrafish paves way for new cancer treatment


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): The imaging of tumour growth in zebrafish has shed light on how newly formed cancer cells can co-opt the immune system into spreading the disease.The work is leading ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Similarities between DNA repair systems of bacteria, humans greater than thought


December 11th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that there are greater similarities between the DNA repair systems of bacteria and humans than previously thought.The University of Bristol researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study sheds light on brain’s inherent ability to focus on learning


December 9th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered a missing link that explains the interaction between brain state and the neural triggers responsible for learning.The discovery opens up ... Read more...

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