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Vivid memories retain freshness over decades


August 21st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Do you recall memories from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet you can't think of what you ate for dinner last night? It's a ... Read more...

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New drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

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Unhealthy lifestyle does not affect sperm quality: Study


June 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Lifestyle advice given by doctors to men diagnosed with infertility should be radically overhauled, says latest research. Current guidelines warn infertile men about the dangers of ... Read more...

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Orangutans are smart designers: Study


April 18th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Orangutans are turning out to be smart designers, going by the sophisticated way they build their nests, says a scientific study. University of Manchester scientists spent ... Read more...

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Drunk British students cause havoc on boat trip


April 9th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) A group of university students from Manchester have been accused of stripping after becoming drunk, smashing glasses and overturning tables on a ferry trip to France.Undergraduates ... Read more...

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Dieting pregnant women likely to have obese children


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Women who become pregnant while dieting are more likely to have a child that could be obese or diabetic in later life, a British study suggests.Researchers ... Read more...

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Changing personality key to well-being: Study


March 6th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Making positive changes in personality may open the way to greater quantum of happiness than earning more money, marrying or gaining employment, a study has found.Chris ... Read more...

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Smartphone can save lives in natural disasters


January 9th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) A smartphone software could quickly and accurately locate missing people, identify victims of malnutrition and effectively head people towards safe zones.The smartphone system developed by Gavin ... Read more...

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World’s toughest material spurs next-gen chips


October 10th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Graphene, the world's thinnest and toughest material, could spur the development of next generation computer chips, besides revolutionising materials science.Its amazing properties open the way to ... Read more...

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Florence Nightingale sexually repressed: BBC


September 28th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) The BBC has been accused of demeaning Florence Nightingale by labelling her as a "manipulative, neurotic and sexually repressed woman", a media report said Wednesday.Experts have ... Read more...

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Upset tummies cost Britain 11 mn working days a year


September 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) One in four Britons suffers a stomach upset every year. This equates to more than 11 million lost working days each year, a media report said.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Crop with deeper roots could slash CO2 levels


August 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Rearing crops whose roots burrow a metre deeper into the ground than those of existing plants could slash carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. Douglas Kell, professor of ... Read more...

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World’s slenderest material to shape future computers


July 25th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Graphene, the world's slenderest material, could help shape the next generation of computers that would make their existing counterparts seem like stone age relics. Thanks to ... Read more...

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49-million years old spider now gets 3-D makeover


May 19th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Ever heard of a stunning makeover to a creature millions of years old?Well, scientists here have used the very latest computer-imaging technology to produce stunning 3-D ... Read more...

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Millions could be protected from worm-related infections


May 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Researchers have identified a mucus that protects some people from harmful parasitic worms, opening the way to new therapies for millions of people worldwide.It is a ... Read more...

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Widely used HIV drug could help prevent cervical cancer


May 4th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A study has suggested that a simple treatment using a widely prescribed HIV drug could prevent cervical cancer by killing off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Is microchip at 50 ready for retirement?


April 24th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) After 50 years of tectonic improvements, the microchip may be finally be reaching its limits.Monday will mark the 50th anniversary of the patent for a silicon ... Read more...

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Cheap diabetes drug could help fight breast cancer


April 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) A low cost diabetes drug could benefit breast cancer sufferers. Anthony Howell, director of the breakthrough breast cancer research unit at the University of Manchester, said: ... Read more...

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Protein from 600,000-year-old mammoth sheds light on ancient fossils


March 31st, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): The successful extraction of protein from the bones of a 600,000-year-old mammoth by researchers from the University of York and Manchester, has paved the way for the identification ... Read more...

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50-mn-yr-old reptile skin holds building blocks of life


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): The organic compounds still present in the sample of a 50-million-year-old reptile from Utah, U.S., has been mapped for the first time - thanks to the efforts by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bangladeshi bomber jailed for 30 years in Britain


March 19th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) A Bangladeshi national, working for British Airways, has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for plotting with an Al Qaeda terrorist to smuggle a bomb ... Read more...

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Nanoscale whiskers could grow human tissue


March 13th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Minute nanoscale whiskers taken from sea creatures hold the key to creating human muscle tissue, say researchers.University of Manchester academics Stephen Eichhorn and Julie Gough, working ... Read more...

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Nanoscale whiskers from sea squirts could grow human muscle tissue


March 12th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): University of Manchester researchers have discovered that minute whiskers of nanoscale dimensions taken from sea creatures could hold the key to creating working human muscle tissue.They have found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

17th century notebook reveals how women were punished for witchcraft


March 4th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A 17th Century notebook revealing how women were tried, tortured, convicted and hanged for witchcraft has been published online.Experts from University of Manchester photographed the notebook, kept at ... Read more...

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Study finds secret behind humans’ near-perfect tissue elasticity over a lifetime


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have revealed how evolution has triumphed by giving human tissues their elastic properties that will last a lifetime.Scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered the shape ... Read more...

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Mobile-phone use not linked to increased brain cancer risk


February 18th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A study by University of Manchester scientists suggests that radio frequency exposure from cell phone use does not increase the risk of developing brain cancers by any significant ... Read more...

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Mobile phones don’t up brain cancer risk


February 18th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Mobile phone use doesn't seem to increase the risk of developing brain cancers by any significant amount. Researchers from the University of Manchester used publicly available data from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Egyptians used world’s earliest prosthetics


February 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Two artificial big toes, one found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy, may have been the world's earliest prosthetic body parts, says the scientist who ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mummies’ toes may be world’s earliest prosthetic body parts


February 14th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Scientists say they have found the world's earliest prosthetic body parts.According to the experts, who tested replicas on volunteers, two artificial big toes - one found attached to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Small, large dinosaurs existed peacefully


February 4th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) A new research has revealed that large and small dinosaurs co-existed peacefully. University of Manchester scientists used computers to simulate tracks left by dinosaurs in various types of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Blood-clotting agent can be used to diagnose fatal genetic diseases


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that a protein involved in blood clotting can be used to diagnose and subsequently monitor the treatment of a group ... Read more...

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Thanks to ‘Goldilocks effect’, dinos left footprints at the perfect time


February 4th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has found that thanks to something called a 'Goldilocks effect,' dinosaurs left lasting footprints only when conditions were just right."By using computer modelling, we were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How alcohol industry sponsorship ups hazardous drinking in athletes


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A new research has provided evidence that alcohol industry sponsorship is associated with more hazardous drinking in sportspeople compared to non-alcohol sponsorship.Health scientists from Monash University, the University ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

White kids now a ‘minority’ in two UK cities due to unbridled Asian, African immigration


January 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): White British children are becoming a minority in Birmingham and Leicester, as these cities are now being dominated by under 16's belonging to Asian, African, and other ethnic ... Read more...

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Cell binding discovery paves way for skin, heart problem treatments


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new University of Manchester study has revealed the mechanism that binds skin cells tightly together.According to researchers, it will lead to new treatments for painful and debilitating ... Read more...

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