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Chemical in soap, toothpaste impairs muscle strength


August 14th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Triclosan, an antibacterial widely used in soaps, deodorants, toothpastes and other body-care products, reduces muscular strength, according to a mice study."Triclosan is found in virtually everyone's ... Read more...

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Dried grapes as good as energy bars


July 26th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Raisins can help power the body when exercising just as well as expensive sports nutrient bars, a study suggests.The dried grapes give athletes all they need ... Read more...

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Being overweight does not carry higher death risk


July 8th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Those who are overweight need not worry - it does not necessarily carry a higher death risk, say researchers from the University of California-Davis.Compared to those ... Read more...

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Gene behind tomato’s colour, taste decoded


June 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Many shoppers may find that those perfect, red tomatoes on the shelves are a wee bit less tasty than the home-grown variety, but now reserachers have ... Read more...

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Genes tied to shrinking brain, Alzheimer’s identified


April 16th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A quartet of genes, identified in the first ever genetic analysis of more than 9,000 people, may speed shrinkage of a brain region involved in making ... Read more...

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Jindal Global Law School signs MoUs with leading US law schools


April 12th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), April 12 (IANS) The Jindal Global Law School here has signed wide-ranging partnership agreements with three leading American law Schools to enrich academic programmes in both India and ... Read more...

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A new, giant wasp discovered in Indonesia


March 25th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 25 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a new and unusual wasp species during an expedition to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.The new species is pitch black, has an enormous ... Read more...

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Protein pores help us sense hot temperatures


March 5th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) The winter sun feels welcome, but not so the summer sunburn, thanks to proteins on the surface of nerve cells that enable us to sense different ... Read more...

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Laser tool maps quake-related devastation in 3D


February 12th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A new laser guided tool is helping geologists map in 3D exactly how earthquakes wreck landscapes, down to a few square inches of the devasted zone.Scientists ... Read more...

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New approach could spur green technologies


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) A new approach to chemical reactions between water and metal oxides, the most abundant minerals on our planet, could prompt faster development of "green" technologies. It ... Read more...

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Brain re-routes traffic for maximum alertness


January 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The brain re-routes traffic within itself to maximise alertness and make the best of our knowledge of situations."In order to behave efficiently, you want to process ... Read more...

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Deaf quicker at catching body language


January 13th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Deaf people who rely on sign language are quicker at catching on to body language than people with normal hearing, reveals a study. The latest study ... Read more...

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Bug’s signal helps its army as also alert target


December 19th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A signal emanating from invading bugs not only helps them organise but also alerts their intended target, the rice plants, to activate their defence mechanisms! This ... Read more...

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Thousands protest pepper spray at California campus


November 22nd, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) As a crowd of thousands protested over police using pepper spray against Occupy protesters at University of California Davis last week, the university chancellor apologised and ... Read more...

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Sperm coat protein may be key to male infertility: Study


July 21st, 2011 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 21 (IANS) The loss of a protein that coats sperm cells may explain a significant proportion of infertility in men worldwide, according to a new study.The research ... Read more...

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Will evolution succumb to climate change?


June 9th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Animals and plants may not be able to evolve their way out of the threat posed by climate change, says a study. Many species of animals, ... Read more...

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Scientists doubt if Chronic fatigue syndrome is linked to virus or not


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have announced that a 2009 study which concluded that chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by virus has been found to be flawed. The new findings ... Read more...

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‘Jurassic Park’ had it right - some dinos hunted by night


April 15th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Spielberg's movie Jurassic Park had got one thing right -- velociraptors hunted by night while big plant-eating dinosaurs browsed around the clock.That overturns the conventional ... Read more...

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How your surname governs how rich you are


April 4th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): A new research has suggested that surnames, which indicated nobility and wealth in medieval times, are still richer even today."Moneyed" surnames, such as Darcy, Percy, Baskerville and Mandeville ... Read more...

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Female roles in films affect views of how women in real world should be


April 1st, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to attractive, aggressive, female leads in films affects how men and women think about who women ought to be in the ... Read more...

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People with low self-esteem ‘more likely to be biased’


February 24th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has explained why people are more likely to show bias against people who are different, when they are feeling badly about themselves."This is one of ... Read more...

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People with low self esteem more prejudiced


February 24th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) When people feel badly about themselves, they're more likely to show bias against people who are different, research shows. Says Jeffrey Sherman of the University of California-Davis: "When ... Read more...

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Ill-effect of high-fat meal linked to belly fat


February 18th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) The effect of a high-fat meal on blood vessel walls can vary among individuals, depending on one's waist size and triglyceride levels, says a new research. The research ... Read more...

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Call to ban ‘cancer-causing’ caramel colouring used in Coke, Pepsi


February 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An influential health lobby group has urged the US government to ban an artificial brown colouring agent used in Coca-Cola and Pepsi, warning that the ingredients could cause ... Read more...

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MRI scanner for wine could detect liquid explosives at airports


February 10th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Millions of air travellers who face restrictions in carrying liquids along with them are about to benefit from a device that was initially designed to scan the chemical ... Read more...

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Popular students, not the most popular ones, more likely to torment peers


February 9th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found that it's actually popular adolescents-but not the most popular ones-who are particularly likely to torment their peers."Our findings underscore ... Read more...

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Popular students more likely to bully peers


February 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Popular students are more likely to torment their peers, says a new study."Our findings underscore that attaining and maintaining a high social status likely involves some level of ... Read more...

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Study suggests roadmap to tackle disease wiping out hibernating bats


February 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Conservationists have sketched out a roadmap to tackle a disease that is threatening to wipe out hibernating bats all over North America.The White-Nose Syndrome, which has killed over ... Read more...

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Drinking vegetable juice ‘can help people meet key dietary guidelines’


February 4th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): New studies have suggested that drinking V8 100 percent vegetable juice may be a simple way for people to increase their vegetable intake and may help them manage ... Read more...

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Plants moved downhill, not up, in warming world: Study


January 21st, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A University of California, Davis, study has challenged a widely held assumption that plants will move uphill in response to warmer temperatures.Between 1930 and 2000, instead of colonizing ... Read more...

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New hope for patients with end-stage liver disease


January 12th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Researchers have offered new hope to patients with end-stage liver disease.Transplanting their own (autologous) bone marrow-derived stem cells into 48 patients with end-stage liver disease resulted in therapeutic ... Read more...

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Dead birds falling from sky ‘is not the end of nature’


January 7th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): The recent spate of incidents where in one case, 500 red-wing blackbirds died together in Louisiana and in another, 100 jackdaws turned up dead on a street in ... Read more...

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Are Women Better Investors Than Men? New Studies Say So


December 24th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Are women better investors than men? At least that is what the Economists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Neil Dutta and Ethan Harris feel. The brands ... Read more...

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Why babies digest milk more effectively than adults


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that infants are more efficient at digesting milk than adults due to a difference in the strains of bacteria that dominate their ... Read more...

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Global oil supplies ‘will run out long before substitutes roll out’


November 10th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study based on stock market expectations by the University of California, Davis, has suggested that global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ... Read more...

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