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‘Brain wired differently in autobiographical memory’


July 31st, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) US scientists have discovered intriguing differences in the brains of an extraordinary group of people who can effortlessly recall every moment of their lives from 10 ... Read more...

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Ignoring emails could be good for your heart


May 24th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Ignoring email messages altogether could have a positive effect on your heart as it will help reduce stress, a study suggests.Scientists who attached heart rate monitors ... Read more...

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E-mail vacations can boost productivity, study


May 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Being cut off from official e-mails not only lowers stress levels but also allows employees to concentrate far better, says a new study.During the study, researchers ... Read more...

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If you’re a nice guy, thank your genes


April 11th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Part of the reason why some people are kind and generous may have more to do with their genes than their mother's precepts, says a new ... Read more...

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Discus thrower Seema Antil qualifies for London Olympics


March 25th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) India's female discus thrower Seema Antil qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after she achieved the 'A' qualifying standard with a throw of 62.60 metres ... Read more...

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Blocking brain chemical burns fat even if you gorge


March 7th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Blocking a brain compound may have a magical effect in burning fat, even if you gorge yourself and avoid the gym, a study reveals.For instance, mice ... Read more...

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Teardrop protein has jaws to chew up harmful bacteria


January 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Lysozymes, antiseptic proteins in our teardrops, have jaws that latch on and chomp through rows of cell walls of harmful bugs like someone hungrily devouring an ... Read more...

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Popular toys could damage hearing of children


December 19th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Some popular toys produce noise equal to that of a chain saw or rumble of a subway train and could damage hearing of children, reveals a ... Read more...

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Foetus can sense mum’s mental condition


November 11th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) A growing foetus is bombarded with messages from its mom -- not just about heartbeats but also chemical signals, including those about the mother's mental state, ... Read more...

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California varsity woos Indian students


November 4th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The University of California - Irvine (UCI) has launched courses in engineering and biology in a bid to attract Indian students, a statement said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Birth control pills impair memory


September 11th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Women taking contraceptive pills face problems with their memory, new research says.University of California, Irvine researchers have shown that hormonal contraception pills "alter memory".The medications ... Read more...

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Gene coats different butterfly species in similar patterns


July 24th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The presence of similar colour patterns among different species of poisonous butterflies has intrigued scientists for 150 years. How is that they evolved to mimic one ... Read more...

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Normal healthy breast cells can help kill cancer cells


April 14th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has found that normal healthy cells can be a second line of defence against cancer.Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ... Read more...

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Clogged arteries in mummies of 3,500 years ago


April 5th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Heart attacks and strokes don't seem to be the by-products of modern hectic lives, but go far back in time. A case of clogged arteries in ... Read more...

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Egyptian mummies who lived 3,500yrs ago ‘had clogged arteries’


April 5th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have detected the first known case of clogged arteries - or atherosclerosis - in the mummy of an Egyptian princess who lived 3,500 years ago.The pressures of ... Read more...

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Polar ice melt ‘accelerating rapidly, raising sea level’


March 9th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study from University of California has suggested that the pace at which the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting is 'accelerating rapidly' and raising the ... Read more...

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Exercise, helping others can be as effective as drugs to treat mental illnesses


February 18th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has suggested that lifestyle changes-such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others-can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an ... Read more...

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Herschel reveals how much dark matter it takes to form new galaxy


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): The Herschel Space Observatory has measured how much dark matter is required in order to form a new galaxy."If you start with too little dark matter, then a ... Read more...

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Green LED products contain lead, arsenic


February 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Light-emitting diodes (LeDs) marketed as environment-friendly and safe actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other hazardous substances, research shows."LeDs are touted as the next generation of lighting...We ... Read more...

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Pregnant women can wear sky-high heels: Experts


February 10th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, now seven months pregnant, is never seen without sky-high stilettos.Stylish indeed, but some wonder if Zoe is risking the safety of her body and ... Read more...

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DNA’s rock ‘n rollin’ alter ego


January 29th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): A new research at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine has revealed that DNA, the marvelous, twisty molecule of life, has an alter ego.On ... Read more...

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60 minutes: Endless memory


December 20th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Can you imagine having an endless memory? Well it’s not entirely science fiction any more.Scientists say there is tiny fraction of people who have endless ... Read more...

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Can skin cancer be treated with light?


October 19th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, are exploring new ways to image cancerous lesions using LEDs that might advance a technique for treating cancer called photodynamic therapy ... Read more...

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UC-I Sustains The Dismissal Of MSU Till December 31


September 4th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 4, 2010 (Just Flashed): The University of California (Irvine) (UC-I) has maintained its pronouncement that dismissed a Mohammedan organization of the campus subsequent to the interruption, by some of the ... Read more...

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Cross-cultural perspective boosts teamwork in the workplace


August 11th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Promoting cross-cultural perspective boosts teamwork in the workplace, a new study has suggested.Several companies are expanding into numerous countries and cultures. But they should not take one-size fits ... Read more...

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Soybean could create ‘green fuel from thin air in future’


August 6th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): There's petrol, diesel and even electricity - but soybean could be fuel of the future, according to a new study.Vanadium nitrogenase, an enzyme found in the roots of ... Read more...

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‘Aliens could be using cosmic Twitter to contact us’


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Aliens may have been trying to contact humans by communicating in a manner similar to Twitter, believe two American researchers.For almost half a decade, the SETI project has ... Read more...

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Researchers propose new approach to find alien life


July 21st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): For almost half a decade, the SETI project has unsuccessfully searched for alien life. However, SETI may be looking for the wrong kind of signals from extraterrestrials, believe ... Read more...

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Twirling a whisker prevents strokes in rats


July 14th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Researchers have found that common types of strokes can be completely prevented in rats by stimulating a single whisker, suggesting that similar results could be possible in humans ... Read more...

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Tai Chi, Qigong offer significant health benefits


July 1st, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Both Qigong and Tai Chi provide abundant health advantages for both physical and mental health which include areas of the heart, immune system and over all well being, ... Read more...

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Friendships, family ties get better with age


June 26th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Relationships get better with age as older adults are more willing to forgive and are less prone to conflicts with children and siblings, a new study says. "Older adults ... Read more...

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Scientists create retina from human embryonic stem cells


May 27th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have created an eight-layer, early stage retina from human embryonic stem cells, the first three-dimensional tissue structure to be made from stem cells. The complex tissue structure ... Read more...

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Distress After Sept 11 Possibly Caused Rise in Miscarriages


May 27th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new study which has recently been released, the emotional stress, and overall shock which was felt by pregnant women after the horrific attack on the ... Read more...

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9/11 attacks linked to loss of male babies


May 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The horrific 9/11 terror attacks may have also led to increased loss of male children in the US, even among those women who had no direct link to ... Read more...

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Does listening to Mozart make you smarter?


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Scientists have long been debating the alleged performance-enhancing effects of hearing classical music. However, researchers in Vienna have found no evidence that listening to Mozart can improve one's ... Read more...

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