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Cutting edge microscopy tracks cellular traffic


September 18th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers can now observe and track masses of cellular movement under 3D microscopy, potentially speeding up drug discovery and monitoring rogue microbes.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Label your fear to get over it


September 5th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Can describing your feelings when you are particularly stressed make you less anxious? A new study suggests it may very well be so.A new psychology study ... Read more...

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New device removes clots from brain


August 27th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) A new device that removes clots from the brain could be a game changer in the treatment of strokes, say researchers.In a recent clinical trial, the ... Read more...

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Brain wiring gave humans edge over chimps


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) It wasn't a bigger brain but a more sophisticated wiring that gave humans the edge to evolve beyond their closest cousins, the chimps, says a new ... Read more...

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Sacrificing sleep for study hits academics


August 21st, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Students who sacrifice sleep to devote extra time to studies may be harming their academics.These are the findings of a new longitudinal study by University of ... Read more...

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US Fulbright-mtvU fellow to study LGBT music in India


August 14th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Jeffrey Roy, a University of California, Los Angeles, student has won a State Department Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship to study music of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and ... Read more...

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Underwater vehicle aims to mimic stingrays


July 29th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Engineers are trying to emulate the effortless but powerful swimming motions of stingrays and mantarays by creating their own ray-like machine modelled on nature."They (rays) are ... Read more...

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Kirtan Kriya meditation good at beating stress


July 25th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Six months after researchers showed how a specific yoga involving daily meditation cut down stress levels of those caring for Alzheimer's and dementia patients now know ... Read more...

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Solar cells that convert windows into energy producers


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have fashioned a new transparent solar cell that will not only permit windows at homes to generate power but also enable people to see outside.The ... Read more...

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Male monkeys ride fathers’ reputation to success


July 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) If you're born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely to become a leader yourself due to a range ... Read more...

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High-fat food hastens pancreatic cancer, says study


June 21st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A fat-rich or high-calorie diet can hasten the onset of pancreatic cancer in humans, says a new study. "Our results showed that in mice, a diet ... Read more...

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‘Distorted music is like animals’ distress call’


June 13th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The effect of listening to music with distortion is similar to hearing the cries of animals in distress, say researchers."Music that shares aural characteristics with the ... Read more...

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Climate change led to mammoth extinction in Russia


June 13th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prehistoric hunters are not to blame for mammoths becoming extinct in Russia's far eastern region, a new joint Russian-American study has said.The reason why mammoths ... Read more...

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Bingeing on soda, sweets makes you a dim wit


May 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Don't be surprised if you lose your mental acuity after bingeing on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks while cramming for your midterms ... Read more...

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Magnetic pulse therapy may help treat depression: Study


May 10th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) A non-invasive and drug-free magnetic therapy could help thousands of people - doomed to a life of depression - kiss their blues away.Results from tests on ... Read more...

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Meteor hunter finds 4 billion years old asteroid fragments


April 27th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A meteor hunter has stumbled on two marble-sized nuggets of an asteriod that detonated after colliding with the Earth, worth 10 times as much as gold, ... Read more...

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Foes seem fearsome when holding a weapon


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Holding a weapon makes men look taller and more muscular, which only confirms what scrawny thugs have long known, new research says.Researchers, led by Daniel Fessler ... Read more...

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Placebo can trick brain into taking it for real


March 27th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A placebo, resembling an actual anti-depressant, can "trick" the brain into responding in the same manner as its real counterpart. A new study by the University ... Read more...

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Why meditation makes our brain smarter?


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Meditation does make the brain smarter, allowing it to process information faster and improve decision making, according to the latest study.Eileen Luders, assistant professor at the ... Read more...

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Phone scanner detects if leftover food is safe


March 8th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A mobile phone that can detect whether leftovers in your fridge are safe to eat could be heading to a store near you, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Poor brain connectivity behind many faces of depression


February 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Brain connectivity may be behind many faces of depression such as anxiety, poor attention and concentration and disturbed sleep, says a report.This is what University of ... Read more...

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Low levels of Omega fatty acids weaken memory


February 28th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients found in fish -- may weaken memory and also accelerate brain ageing, says a new study."People with lower ... Read more...

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Stent like device effective for removing blood clots


February 6th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) An experimental stent-like device removed blood clots in stroke patients more effectively than standard mechanical treatment, a study reveals.Named SOLITAIRE, it has a self-expanding, stent-like design ... Read more...

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Polygamous cultures linked with instability, crimes


January 24th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Cultures permitting polygamy are wracked by greater crime levels, violence, poverty and gender inequality, owing to the intra-sexual competiton that engenders it, than societies sticking to ... Read more...

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Tiny alcohol amounts double worm’s life


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Tiny portions of ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm known as C elegans.The ... Read more...

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Too much or too little iron bad for brain


January 15th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Iron plays a vital role in the development of the brain -- too little can result in cognitive problems, too much promotes degenerative diseases such as ... Read more...

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Herb shows promise in counteracting hangover


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) A compound of an ancient herbal medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and consequent hangover, a research team in the ... Read more...

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Scientists can now read our minds


December 26th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) It may seem like something from a science fiction but scientists claim they have found a way to read the human mind.Researchers at University of California-Los ... Read more...

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Giving benefits both giver and receiver


November 11th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Giving support to a loved one does not only benefit the receiver -- but also the giver."When people talk about the ways in which social support ... Read more...

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Oscar producer Gilbert Cates dies at 77


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Gilbert Cates, the US film and stage director who produced a record 14 Academy Award shows, has died at the age of 77.The famous producer was ... Read more...

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Low fat, fish oil diet helps slow down cancer


October 26th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) A low-fat, fish-oil combo diet, taken weeks before prostate removal, slows down prostate cancer growth as compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet. The study, conducted ... Read more...

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UTV to produce ‘Delhi Belly’ writer’s film


October 7th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Scriptwriter Akshat Verma, who received critical acclaim for his debut project "Delhi Belly", is all set to don the director's hat for a comic-thriller that will ... Read more...

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Low dietary iron lessens brain disease risk


October 5th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Just the right amount of iron is needed for proper cell functioning but an excess could trigger brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, new research says.Men ... Read more...

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Hormone may help reverse serious pulmonary condition


September 16th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The hormone estrogen may help reverse pulmonary hypertension, which mainly affects women, research shows.It is a rare and serious condition that causes a progressive increase in ... Read more...

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Bad cholesterol feeds brain tumours


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Bad cholesterol fuels the growth of the commonest type of brain cancer, glioblastoma, just as hormones drive the growth of certain breast and prostate cancers.Glioblastomas are ... Read more...

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