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Going against body clock paves way to obesity


May 11th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 11 (IANS) The mismatch between the body's internal clock and our daily schedules not only make us sleepy, but it also contributes to the growing tide of obesity, ... Read more...

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Crossing legs after stroke may signal recovery


October 11th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) People who are able to cross their legs soon after a severe stroke are more likely to recover than those who can't."Despite having severe strokes that ... Read more...

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Scientists develop sensitive skin for robots


June 30th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Human skin is a biological wonder, registering a multitude of sensations from the finest breath to touch or pain. Now scientists at the Technical University of ... Read more...

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How to keep beer fresh longer


April 14th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified the chemicals that could extend the shelf life of beer so that it stays fresh and tastes good longer.Thomas Hofmann ... Read more...

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Rising carbon dioxide emissions linked to spike in hay fever in Europe


April 9th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A continent-wide study has indicated that carbon dioxide emissions may be raising the pollen counts in European cities.Researchers from 13 EU nations analysed pollen levels for more than ... Read more...

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Twitter analysis can be used for stock market predictions!


April 5th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Looking for a hot stock tip? Well, go through the messages in Twitter.Twitter and microblogging can be an indicator of stock market movements, according to economists at the ... Read more...

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‘Axonal damage is reversible’ in multiple sclerosis


March 28th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Researchers have indicated that 'axonal damage is spontaneously reversible' in early stages of multiple sclerosis thus paving way for new treatment for the disease.MS is a serious condition ... Read more...

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Afghanistan’s historic Bamiyan Buddhas won’t be rebuilt: UNESCO


March 12th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Mar 12 (ANI): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said that the 1,500-year-old historic Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, that had been destroyed by the Taliban 10 ... Read more...

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Children living on farms ‘less prone to asthma than others’


February 24th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that children living on farms are significantly less likely to develop asthma than others.The study conducted by an international team of researchers ... Read more...

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Making rain? Rubbished idea that may work


January 31st, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) At the height of the Vietnam War, soldiers who heard US aircraft flying high over the Ho Chi Minh trail might have feared bombs were about to fall ... Read more...

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Big breakafast beacons weight loss? Nay, says study


January 17th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Far from ensuring weight loss, a hearty breakfast could be a sure recipe for piling on the pounds, say researchers.The study, which contradicts the dieting mantra that a ... Read more...

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Circulating tumour cells in blood up death risk in early-stage breast cancer patients


December 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has shown that the presence of one to four circulating tumour cells in the blood of patients, who are in the early stages of breast ... Read more...

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Drug that helps prevent relapse in alcoholics effectively


September 8th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug called Acamprosate that helps prevent relapse in alcoholics.It prevented relapse in one in every nine patients who had stopped drinking and increased ... Read more...

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Men in red more attractive to women


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Women find men more appealing when they are either pictured wearing red or framed in red. Red is known to increase the compatibility of women to men and has ... Read more...

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Women prefer men in red


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Forget expensive jewellery, chocolates and flowers, guys. If you want to attract the opposite sex, try adding red to your daily wardrobe, suggests a new study.The colour red ... Read more...

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Key target molecule for Alzheimer’s therapy identified


July 31st, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Alzheimer patients have high accumulations of the beta-amyloid - appearing in the form of plaques - in their brain. The precursors of these plaques are thought to be ... Read more...

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Cucumber, melon’s common ancestor originated in Asia


July 21st, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and honeydew melon (C. melo) have long been thought to have originated and diversified in Africa. However, wild populations which evolved into melons and cucumbers ... Read more...

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Larger head size, a boon for Alzheimer’s patients


July 13th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Alzheimer's patients with large heads have better memory and thinking skills than those sufferers who have smaller heads, even when they have the same amount of brain cell ... Read more...

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Acupuncture the best bet to ease pain


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has supported the use of traditional Chinese acupuncture method for pain treatment.Dr. Philip Lang and colleagues of the University of Munich used quantitative sensory testing ... Read more...

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Hockey structure in India is stricken by cancer: Horst Wein


March 7th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Horst Wein is known in the world of hockey as much as he is in football, a rare multi-faceted character. The legendary coach has ... Read more...

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Diamond is a nanowire’s best friend!


February 17th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A team of engineers and applied physicists has sculpted a novel nanowire from diamond crystal and shown that the wire can act as a source of single photons. ... Read more...

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Genetic mutations linked to risk of fungal infections identified


October 29th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists from University College London and Radboud University have identified two genetic mutations that may put individuals at increased risk of fungal infections.According to researchers, the discoveries mark ... Read more...

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Targeted heat therapy offers new hope for soft-tissue sarcomas patients


September 23rd, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): In what offers a new treatment option for people with soft-tissue sarcomas, experts have found that patients are 30 per cent more likely to be alive and cancer ... Read more...

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New ‘Velcro’ like fastener can take as much as 35 tonnes of load


September 5th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 5 (ANI): Inspired by Velcro, German engineers have created a new fastener, called Metaklett, which is capable of supporting 35 tonnes at temperatures up to 800 degrees Celsius.Created by Josef ... Read more...

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Urine LAM-ELISA not effective as independent diagnostic test for pulmonary TB


August 28th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): A trial of the new diagnostic urine LAM-ELISA has indicated that it may not be useful as an independent diagnostic test for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).Detailed in the open ... Read more...

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Robots designed using human anatomy may soon move like we do


August 25th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 25 (ANI): A group of researchers from five European countries are designing a robot using human anatomy as a blueprint.The Eccerobot project has been designed to duplicate the way ... Read more...

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Astrophysicists predict the birth of a star


June 10th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A pair of astrophysicists has predicted the birth of a star, by saying that "the inevitable future of the starless cloud Barnard 68" is to collapse and give ... Read more...

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Miniscule magnets in ant antennae act as internal GPS


May 22nd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A new research has led to the discovery of miniscule magnets in ant antennae, which act as an internal GPS (Global positioning system), making these insects aware as ... Read more...

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Meet the robot that reached its destination asking directions from strangers


May 14th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): German roboticists have made a mobile robot that rolls up to any humans nearby, and asks for directions to reach its destination.The breakthrough from the Technical University of ... Read more...

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Why bottle-fed babies grow faster


April 24th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24 (ANI): Breast milk has less protein than formula, a new study has claimed.It has been believed that formula-fed babies, who tend to be bigger, are "programmed" to store fat ... Read more...

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Now, car doors that get jammed when near danger


April 4th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): Considering that the opening of car doors into the path of oncoming vehicles has been a major cause of road accidents, scientists have now developed a new technology ... Read more...

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Alpine ice man was bludgeoned and then shot, say experts


February 9th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Feb 9 (DPA) The famous Alpine ice man, whose 5,000-year-old mummified body was discovered in a melting glacier, was bludgeoned and then finished off with an arrow by prehistoric assailants, according ... Read more...

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Superman-like vision may soon be a reality


January 27th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Your dream of having a Superman-like vision may soon be a reality, thanks to researchers who are working on developing X ray specs that would help you ... Read more...

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Even fake acupuncture benefits patients with headaches and migraines


January 21st, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Acupuncture can benefit patients with headaches and migraines, even when the needles are put in the wrong place, according to two separate systematic reviews by Cochrane researchers.The ... Read more...

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Testosterone deficiency causes decreased libido, fatigue


January 12th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Munich, Jan 12 (DPA) When a man experiences abnormal fatigue, decreasing libido and starts to gain weight around the middle, often the cause is a deficiency in the male sexual hormone testosterone.Though ... Read more...

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