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Apple compound may help burn fat, reduce obesity


June 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A waxy compound found in apple peel may help reduce obesity and its associated health problems by increasing the amount of muscle and brown fat, two ... Read more...

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Scan reveals what brain looks like when you are angry


June 19th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) A new brain scan shows what it looks like when a person runs out of patience or loses self-control. It would explain why someone who works ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists excited about mammoth discovery in Iowa


June 7th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oskaloosa (Iowa), June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rare discovery of mammoth bones on a rural Iowa farm has left archaeological scientists very excited.The unusual of an undisturbed mammoth's skeleton will allow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US farmer finds woolly mammoth skeleton


June 6th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) A farmer in America's Iowa state has found an entire skeleton of a wooly mammoth, a 14,000-year-old elephant-like creature from the ice age.The man, known only ... Read more...

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27-foot crocs roamed east Africa


May 7th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A 27-foot crocodile, capable of swallowing humans, once roamed east Africa, dwarfing even its counterparts in the Nile - the biggest recorded so far, a scientist ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Lowans still looking for outstanding GOP contender ahead of Caucuses: Poll


April 30th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Months ahead of the Iowa Caucuses, a University of Iowa Hawkeye poll has suggested that one-quarter of Lowans (26 percent) would choose "someone else" if they are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Antidepressants could help with stroke recovery


April 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Patients treated with a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significantly greater improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a placebo, a University of Iowa ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How depression and anxiety influence physical symptoms


March 5th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): For decades, researchers have hypothesized that negative emotions lead to inflated reports of common physical symptoms.However, a new study has suggested that two negative emotions - depression ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain spot where fear resides discovered


December 17th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Snakes, spiders, haunted houses and horror movies may frighten most of us, but there is one woman who doesn't seem to be afraid of them or anything else. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toddlers learn faster if exposed to diverse objects


December 7th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A University of Iowa study has suggested that 18-month-olds who played with diversely shaped objects are likely to learn new words twice as fast as those who played ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Growth defects in patients with cystic fibrosis ‘may start before birth’


November 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study by University of Iowa researchers, using a pig model of cystic fibrosis (CF), has suggested that low levels of a growth promoting hormone at or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kutcher, Moore in sports row


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Hollywood couple Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have caught in a row after they met with prospective athletes of a university sports team, breaking the norms of the ... Read more...

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Study: Bitter receptors in lungs may be a boon for asthma patients


October 26th, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research by researchers from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore has revealed that the human lungs and airways also contain bitter receptors.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Photoscreening ‘could detect lazy eye in children’


October 2nd, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study is examining the use of photoscreening to detect amblyopia, or 'lazy eye' in children aged 6 months to 6 years.Amblyopia, known as "lazy eye," is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Popular Kids Get Flu Two Weeks Before Others, Study Reveals


September 17th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Who does not want to be popular? Popularity is one of the most coveted thing in todays generation. However, popularity has its drawbacks and pitfalls. Recent ... Read more...

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Parents’ preference for nutritious food withers when buying for kids


September 5th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): New research shows that parents' preference for nutritious foods goes down to 50 percent when they're selecting products for the kids, rather than for themselves.The likely explanation is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

University of Georgia beats Penn University as the ‘Top party school’


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Atlanta, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The national top party school title for this year has been won by the University of Georgia.The list, which was compiled by the Princeton Review, was released ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Black carbon ‘contributes’ to global warming


July 30th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A researcher has found that black carbon that emanates from diesel engine exhaust and cooking fires contributes towards global warming.Increasing the ratio of black carbon to sulphate in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mother’s alcoholism especially affects daughter’s mental health


July 21st, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A new study has found the risk that children of an alcoholic parent run of developing a psychiatric illness later in life may depend, in part, on their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

60-Year-Old Woman Dies During Bellevue Iowa Independence Day Parade


July 5th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Bellevue, July 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The fourth of July Independence Day celebration in Bellevue, Iowa took a tragic turn on Sunday during the Independence day parade. Two horses bolted out ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Big nose prevents illnesses including cold


May 17th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Not fond of your large nose? Well, here is a reason to cheer up-it can actually protect you from illnesses including colds, says a research.Scientists found that larger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Middle-aged Americans most optimistic about health care bill: Poll


April 28th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28(ANI): A new poll indicates that middle-aged Americans are much more likely to approve the health care bill.According to a University of Iowa (UI) Hawkeye Poll, 53 percent of 35- ... Read more...

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Emotions linger despite memory loss


April 13th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A new study has found that emotions may persist long after the actual memory of an experience dies.In the study, neuroscientist Justin Feinstein at the University of Iowa ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Perseverance, not looks or talent, key to excellence


March 31st, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) We tend to link brains, beauty, luck and capital with highly successful business people. However, a new study shows that exceptional performance need not depend on special talent, ... Read more...

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Fran McCaffery Appointed As Iowa Coach


March 29th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Iowa City, Mar 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is now official that Fran McCaffery would be the coach of the University of Iowa's men's basketball team. The news that the 50 ... Read more...

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Todd Lickliter Fired As Coach of Iowa Basketball Team


March 17th, 2010 - 2:31 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a three season losing streak, the coach of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes has been fired. Todd Lickliter, who is 54 years old, had four years left ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Iowa Man Arrested for Sending 500 ‘Stolen’ Texts


February 23rd, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Iowa City, IOWA February 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Christopher Smead, 21 years old, has been arrested and charged with sending over 500 texts messages from a stolen phone in Iowa City, Iowa. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

500 Text Messages Sent From Stolen Phone


February 23rd, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Iowa City, Feb 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to reports, a man called Christopher Smead from Iowa City has been arrested as he had allegedly sent 500 text messages or more ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Jealousy much more damaging when married


February 7th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7(ANI): Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of Iowa have found that married couples are less likely than other couples to fight about jealousy - but ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Supporting your sweetheart too much may backfire


January 31st, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 31 (ANI): Researchers have busted the myth that too much support is good for a relationship.Experts at University of Iowa found that being extra supportive or giving the wrong kind ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bone marrow cells could evade immune system rejection


January 29th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists from Iowa and Iran have used cells from mice to discover a new strategy for making embryonic stem cell transplants less likely to be rejected by a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientist looks for better ways to route relief supplies to disaster sites like Haiti


January 16th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist is looking for better ways to route relief supplies to disaster areas like Haiti.The earthquake that leveled much of Haiti and its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nicole Henry Croons The “Star Spangled Banner” At Orange Bowl


January 6th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jazz singer Nicole Henry performed at an unusual platform for the display of her talents. After all, not many jazz songs go down particularly well with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Communist or conservative? It may be in your genes


December 29th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Did you know that genetics plays a vital role in shaping your political orientation? Political party identification (PID) is among the most studied concepts in modern political science. Scholars ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Key protein can help regulate blood pressure


December 26th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) In a significant breakthrough that can help prevent hypertension, a new study has found that a protein aids nerve sensors in blood vessels to keep blood pressure (BP) ... Read more...

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