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Poor mental health linked to reduced lifespan


August 1st, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) People with poor mental health may have a shorter lifespan, according to a large-scale population based study.Researchers from University College London (UCL) and University of ... Read more...

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Looking left or right not linked to lying, says study


July 12th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The popular notion that looking towards the right suggests lying, while the reverse eye movement indicates telling the truth, may not be true, says a ... Read more...

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British ’smart bomb’ to target cancer


June 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A cancer "smart bomb" has been invented by British scientists to boost the potency of drugs against the killer disease.The tiny device, being developed at the ... Read more...

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Chimpanzees have personalities like us


May 24th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Chimpanzees and orangutans have personalities "like people", researchers have claimed.Experts say it could finally end a decades-old debate over whether we simply project human-like personalities onto ... Read more...

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‘Genes key to self-control, sociability’


May 17th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Genes play a greater role in investing you with traits such as self-control, decision-making or sociability than previously thought. A study of more than 800 sets ... Read more...

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Eating wisely can lower carbon footprint: Study (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Consumers can help curb greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the quantity of food they buy, serve and waste, a study says.According to the study conducted at ... Read more...

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Eating wisely can lower carbon footprint: Study


May 14th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Some 360,000 tonnes of milk poured down kitchen sinks in Britain creates a carbon footprint equivalent to exhaust emissions of 20,000 cars annually, or 100,000 tonnes ... Read more...

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Low testosterone levels could cause diabetes


May 6th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Low testosterone levels in males could elevate their risk of developing diabetes, says a new study.The findings from the University of Edinburgh could also help explain ... Read more...

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Low testosterone raises risk of diabetes


May 4th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Men with low levels of testosterone could be at greater risk of developing diabetes, a study has said.Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found low testosterone ... Read more...

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Scientists locate malaria parasites’ Achilles heal


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the ... Read more...

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Sexual reproduction has genetic advantages


April 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Courtship rituals can be a full-time activity, demanding time and effort, but now scientists have discovered why it might be worth it. Animals and plants which ... Read more...

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Scientists image billion stars of Milky Way in detail


March 29th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) A picture combining infra-red light images reveals more than a billion stars of the Milky Way in detail for the very first time.Large structures of the ... Read more...

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Clock gene prepares plants for spring bloom


March 12th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Insight into the body clock of plants reveals how they adjust to changing seasons, causing flowers to bloom in spring.University of Edinburgh researchers tested computer models ... Read more...

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Green spaces help people cope better with stress


February 16th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) The greater the greenery, the calmer a person staying in the area is likely to be, particularly those coping with job losses or suffering from chronic ... Read more...

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Genes only partially affect intelligence levels


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Genetic factors only partially affect our lifelong intelligence levels, while environmental causes seem to exert the largest influence.In a number of studies since early 2000, researchers ... Read more...

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Why dew drops sit on leaf tip


January 12th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Nobel laureate and poet Rabindranath Tagore once wrote: "Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf." ... Read more...

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Popular painkillers can turn into real killers


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) Paracetamol, one of the most popular painkillers, could cause fatal liver damage and even death if taken in large doses for uninterrupted periods, according to new ... Read more...

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ICCR chief honoured by Edinburgh University


November 23rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The University of Edinburgh has awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Suresh Goel, director-general of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), for his contribution ... Read more...

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Jupiter’s moon Europa has a shallow lake


November 17th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have announced that they have the best evidence yet of water on Jupiter. In a new study which was published in the Nature journal, the scientists ... Read more...

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Delhi medical college ties up with University of Edinburgh


November 17th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Delhi government's Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Edinburgh, Britain, to promote cooperation in research ... Read more...

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India tops in childhood flu-linked pneumonia deaths


November 11th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) About one in every four infants who die from flu-related pneumonia is an Indian, says new research by the University of Edinburgh published Friday.The study ... Read more...

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Curiosity helps students perform well at school


October 30th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Curiosity may have killed the cat, but for students, it seems to be as important as intelligence in determining how well they perform at school.So psychological ... Read more...

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Gene study offers clues on memory puzzle


July 10th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have shed light on why it is easier to learn about things related to what we already know than it is to learn about unfamiliar ... Read more...

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Your computer could shout back at you in a few years


July 5th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) The computer crashes and we respond angrily at the flickering screen. But we may soon risk being shouted at by the machine we've just cursed. Scientists ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect cancers early


June 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A simple urine test can help detect cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas much earlier than existing procedures.Researchers have identified key proteins in the urine ... Read more...

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How do we comprehend new sentence structures


June 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) We cannot possibly anticipate or memorize every potential word, phrase, or sentence. Yet we have no trouble constructing and understanding the myriads of novel utterances every ... Read more...

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Are you cued into your sex appeal for success in dating?


May 29th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) Your success in dating depends on your picking up cues whether other people find you attractive and how they respond to your raw sex appeal. The ... Read more...

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Study of parasite behaviour holds hope for sleeping sickness disease


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A study of a sleeping sickness parasite by the University of Edinburgh researchers could help offer new treatments for the disease.Scientists have found that the parasite, which can ... Read more...

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Scottish scientists grow kidneys in lab


April 10th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): Scottish scientists have made a breakthrough in organ transplantation by successfully growing kidneys in a laboratory.The development could help tackle the tragic shortage of organs for transplant, reports ... Read more...

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Look for signs of mining in asteroid belts to find alien life, say scientists


April 5th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
London, April 5 (ANI): For decades, scientists have been trying to establish contact with extra-terrestrials by sending radio signals deep into space.Now, there's a quicker way to reach them - just search ... Read more...

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Fast, low-energy memory for MP3s, smartphones may soon be a reality


March 29th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have created a tiny device that improves on existing forms of memory storage, paving the way for fast, low-energy memory for MP3 ... Read more...

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More sensitive blood test could improve diagnosis of heart attacks


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that a highly sensitive blood test could help identify heart attacks in thousands of patients who would otherwise have gone undiagnosed.The test, which identifies heart ... Read more...

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Protein that keeps neuro signals intact offers clue into brain disorders


March 15th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a protein crucial for maintaining the health and function of nerve fibres in brain that controls transmission of messages within ... Read more...

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Why some people are apple-shaped and others pear-shaped


March 10th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have shed light on why some people are apple-shaped and others are pear-shaped.Researchers have pinpointed a protein that plays a part in ... Read more...

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Are you pear or apple shaped? Blame your proteins


March 10th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) The presence of a protein may help explain why some people are apple shaped and others pear shaped.Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have pinpointed a ... Read more...

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