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Mumbai woman killed in US bus accudent


August 4th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 4 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman dentist from Mumbai, who was also a graduate student at the University of Missouri, was the lone passenger killed in a crash of ... Read more...

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Boys’ impulsiveness linked to better math ability


July 29th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Girls and boys start grade school with different approaches to arithmetic problems - girls favour a slow and accurate approach and boys a faster but more ... Read more...

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Head injury turns college dropout a maths genius!


April 29th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) In an incident which appears be a perfect plot for any reality-based fiction work, an American college dropout after being brutally attacked by a group of ... Read more...

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Brain areas responsible for spirituality revealed


April 21st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) The areas of brain responsible for the many aspects of spiritual experiences have been revealed by US researchers.Scientists have speculated for years that the human brain ... Read more...

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Is there a ‘God spot’ in the brain?


April 20th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Scientists have long speculated on a 'God spot,' a distinct area of the human brain responsible for spirituality, but actually multiple areas of the organ may ... Read more...

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Thoughts about mortality can improve health


April 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) An awareness of mortality is a good thing -- it can improve physical health and help us re-prioritize our goals and values, according to a new ... Read more...

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Journalist-academician Sunit Mukherjee dead


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Renowned journalist and academician Sunit Kumar Mukherjee died following a massive cerebral attack at a South Kolkata nursing home Saturday night, family sources said Sunday. ... Read more...

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Online surfing promotes reading habit


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Online users seeking general information or accessing social networking sites often come across news which they start reading, just out of curiosity.There has been a ... Read more...

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Teenage girls skipping meals - to drink


October 18th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Many teenage girls are skipping meals to consume more alcohol, scientists have warned.Researchers have found that the phenomenon is effecting thousands of young women, the Daily ... Read more...

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Alcohol dulls brain into making mistakes


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Why do people with above average intelligence act irrationally, especially when they are drunk?A new study says that alcohol dulls the brain signal warning people about ... Read more...

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Young Americans prefer staying over to cohabiting


July 26th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Young Americans in their 20s now prefer 'stayover relationships,' spending three or more nights together every week, which may be eroding marriage rates. "Stayover relationships are ... Read more...

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Men shouldn’t retire before their wives: Study


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Married men should not retire before their wives because there will be no one at home to look after them, a study has said.While wives report ... Read more...

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Exposure to toxic chemical higher than suspected


June 6th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Exposure to a so-called 'gender-bending' chemical found in plastic bottles and household products is greater than previously thought. More 'Bisphenol A' (BPA) can interfere with the ... Read more...

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A new device to tap more solar energy invented


May 17th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) An engineer here claims to have invented a device that can tap solar energy more efficiently than a solar panel.The biggest failing of solar panels is ... Read more...

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Unrealistic expectations of happiness behind overuse of credit cards


April 16th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): People who expect strong and unrealistic transformational beliefs from their purchases are more likely than others to overuse credit and take on excessive debt, according to a University ... Read more...

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Retrofitting buildings with carbon fiber may protect it from terrorist attack


April 15th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Missouri may have discovered a way to protect buildings from a terrorist attack - retrofit buildings with carbon fiber.Sarah Orton, assistant professor ... Read more...

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3 square meals a day with lean protein help curb hunger for weight loss


April 1st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A new research has suggested that eating fewer, regular-sized meals with higher amounts of lean protein can make one feel more full than eating smaller, more frequent meals."We ... Read more...

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Being in a good mood may increase forgetfulness


March 31st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher says that forgetfulness may have something to do with being in a good mood.Elizabeth Martin, a doctoral student of psychology in the College ... Read more...

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Good mood can fog your memory


March 31st, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Though good mood brings along cheerfulness and positive feelings, it is also linked with forgetfulness, as such a state of mind decreases your working memory capacity."Working ... Read more...

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Stepchildren relate to stepparents based on perceived benefits


March 30th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A study has found that that stepchildren relate with stepparents based on the stepparents' treatment of them and their evaluations, or judgments, of the stepparents' behaviours.According to a ... Read more...

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ADAM-12 gene ‘may hold key to cancer, arthritis and cardiac treatments’


March 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): University of Missouri scientists have found that ADAM-12 gene could play a major role in the fight against cancer, arthritis, and cardiac hypertrophy, or thickening of the heart's ... Read more...

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Virtual reality can improve design skills in Gen Y


March 5th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Missouri, who are studying ways to integrate technology into design learning, have found that virtual reality platform can really improve design skills in ... Read more...

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Compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new University of Missouri study has found that a compound used to control cholesterol may also kill breast cancer cells.Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor ... Read more...

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Changing habits key to more physical activity


February 18th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Most people know that exercise is key to maintaining and improving health, yet sedentary lifestyles and obesity rates are at an all-time high. University of Missouri researchers found ... Read more...

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Focus on how, not why, to increase physical activity


February 18th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): In a new study, University of Missouri researchers found that healthy adults who received interventions focused on behavior-changing strategies significantly increased their physical activity levels.However, interventions based on ... Read more...

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Divorced women do care for ex-spouses in illness


February 11th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Divorced women do care for their former spouses, offering support, assistance with daily tasks and management of health needs, says a new study. "Some women reported caregiving as ... Read more...

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New study may provide clues to treating a variety of mental disorders


January 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study by the University of Missouri Brain Imaging Center (BIC) may provide researchers clues to treating a variety of mental disorders.In an effort to understand ... Read more...

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How ‘chameleon-like’ HIV virus eludes treatment by mutating


December 16th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how chameleon-like HIV virus constantly mutates into forms and gets away even from the best cocktail of current therapies.This understanding may ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new salmonella test that makes food safer


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Researchers from University of Missouri have developed a new test for salmonella in poultry and eggs that will produce faster and more accurate results than most currently available ... Read more...

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Study finds marketing strategies of beer ‘affect alcohol intake in students’


November 11th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): In a new study, psychologists from the University of Missouri have found that marketing strategies can affect individual behaviours in very significant ways.Two MU psychologists have found that ... Read more...

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Extramarital sexual affairs were common in Amazonian cultures


November 11th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that in some Amazonian cultures, extramarital sexual affairs were common, and people believed that when a woman became pregnant, each of her sexual ... Read more...

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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...

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Women grapple with chemotherapy effects even after treatment ends


October 21st, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers have studied the after effects of chemotherapy as for some women, the effects of breast cancer, the most common cancer affecting women, do not end when they ... Read more...

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Three meals a day help in weight loss than six mini-meals


September 24th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Eating three meals a day may be a better way to shed weight than munching through several "mini-meals". Researchers from the Purdue University in Indiana, US, found overweight and ... Read more...

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Hit the gym to maintain health gains after weight loss


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Putting on the pounds after weight loss? Well, you need to hit the gym, suggests a new study.Although obesity is a major risk factor for disease, much of ... Read more...

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