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With Tagore biography, OUP marks 100 years in India


February 24th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Publishing giant Oxford University Press (OUP), said to be the largest academia press in the world, will mark 100 years of its presence in India with ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Electric shock improves academic performance


January 26th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Passing small electric currents through the brain can lead to increased academic performance and boost people's learning, a study has said.Known as "Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation", ... Read more...

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India destination for US varsity residency programme


December 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A Southern California based doctoral research university is launching its third global residency programme next month in India and has plans to add two more in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain offers 100 scholarships to Indian students


November 16th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) Britain will grant 100 scholarships to bright Indian students enrolling in post-graduate engineering, science and technology programmes in the Queen's University in Northern Ireland from September ... Read more...

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Study says that Laughter may be the best medicine


September 14th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from University of Oxford have identified that laughter is the best pain killer. The study identified that laughter helped the body to release chemicals which acts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

African crested rat uses poison from trees


August 4th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) African crested rat could be predators' nightmare, because it applies a deadly plant toxin to sponge-like hairs on its sides to keep them at bay, says ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Go vegetarian to ward off bowel disorder


July 20th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) A vegetarian diet seems to stave off common bowel disorder, characterised by cramps, gas, feeling of fulness, bouts of constipation or diarrhoea, say researchers. The disorder, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Birds living in cities have larger brains


April 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 28 (ANI): A new study has found that birds living in cities have larger brains while species with smaller brains are found almost exclusively in rural locations.Researchers at Sweden's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Serotonin ‘influences how we judge couples’ intimacy


April 15th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that brain chemical serotonin plays an important role in the judgments we make about peoples' close personal relationships.Healthy adult volunteers recruited by experts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Loch fossils show how photosynthesis, sexual reproduction started


April 14th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered fossils from remote lochs along the west coast of Scotland that help to explain how photosynthesis and sexual reproduction were made possible.A team of scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug hope for lung cancer sufferers


March 29th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Lung cancer sufferers, who have stopped responding to chemotherapy, could benefit from a new drug which is undergoing tests. The experimental drug, known as LY2181308, aims ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists deliver Alzheimer’s drug directly into brain


March 21st, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Scientists have found a new way to deliver Alzheimer's drugs directly to the brain, potentially opening the way to a more effective treatment for sufferers. Efforts ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Delivering drugs directly to brain may help Alzheimer’s sufferers


March 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Oxford have developed a new way to deliver drugs directly to the brain, raising hopes that more effective treatments could be used to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Did God have a wife?


March 20th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) God had a wife who was edited out of the Bible, a leading British academic claims.Francesca Stavrakopoulou, of the University of Exeter, and an atheist, says ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists identify new strategy to control antibiotic resistance


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken lessons from Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to devise a new strategy that could one day slow, possibly even prevent, the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sikhs in Singapore: Turbanators with rich tradition of donning uniform


March 7th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 7 (IANS) The appointment of Brigadier-General Ravinder Singh, a Sikh, as the next chief of the Singapore Army is the culmination of a long tradition of the community ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sikh to assume charge as Singapore Army Chief on March 25


March 5th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Singapore, Mar. 5 (ANI): The Singapore Army will have a Sikh as its next chief.Brigadier-General Ravinder Singh will replace Major-General Chan Chun Sing as Chief of Army on March 25.Singh, 46, currently ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How quickly you learn those dance moves may be in your genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Do you find it easy to pick up a dance move or are you the kind with two left feet? Either way, you have your genes to thank ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids who go to comprehensive school ’suffer no disadvantages in later life’


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Children who attend grammar schools are no better off in terms of social mobility when compared with comprehensive pupils, according to a 50-year study.Researchers at the universities of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Did Neanderthals use feathers to deck themselves up?


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that Neanderthals may have used feathers as ornaments most likely in the same manner they used shells.Archaeologists say they have found evidence that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Greenhouse emissions led to increase in extreme rains, says study


February 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that high greenhouse gas emissions have contributed to increase in extreme rain events seen in North America over the second half of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Internet playing cupid for middle-aged people: Study


February 15th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that middle-aged people are most likely to look for love online - dispelling the myth that Internet dating is primarily for the young. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists create DNA engine that can be observed in real-time


February 7th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Scientists at Kyoto University and the University of Oxford have succeeded in creating a programable molecular transport system, the workings of which can be observed in real time.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study could help pave way for improved medicines


February 5th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how carbohydrates (sugars) bond and that will influence the way drugs are developed in the future.Using specialist laser equipment, John Simons ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover new method to create atom-thin ‘nanosheets’


February 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new simple, fast, and inexpensive method of splitting layered materials to produce atom thin 'nanosheets.'The find has led to a range of novel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mother’s stroke history ‘can help predict daughter’s heart attack risk’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new research has suggested that a mother's stroke history can help predict her daughter's risk of heart attack.If you're a woman and your mother had a stroke, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, hydrogen beads car-fuel that ‘can cut CO2 emissions by 30pc’


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Researchers at Cella Energy in Didcot, UK, are developing nanobeads of ammonia-borane hydride which when used as car fuel, can cut greenhouse emission by 30 percent.Storing liquid hydrogen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How hearts adapt and recover from low oxygen


February 1st, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): From the highest mountaintop comes a new study that sheds light on what happens to the hearts of people when exposed to low-levels of oxygen, such as those ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Increasing efficiency could cut global power usage by over 70pc


January 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study from the University of Cambridge found that if we were to make existing technologies more efficient, it could reduce global power usage by over 70 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study brings quantum computing one step closer


January 20th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, UK, has come one step closer to building a solid-state quantum computer.The team successfully entangled 10 billion pairs of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating fruit, veggies linked to a lower risk of dying from heart disease


January 19th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): People who consume more fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease - the most common form of heart disease, says a European ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spurt in oxygen levels 550mn yrs ago drove evolution of animal life


December 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study at the University of Oxford has revealed that 550 million years ago, when atmospheric oxygen levels on the planet rose sharply from 3 percent to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic variants that up gynecological disease risk found


December 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genetic variants that increase the risk of developing endometriosis-a common gynaecological disease.Endometriosis is a common gynaecological disease affecting an estimated 6 to 10 per ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a robot that can read and learn like a human!


December 7th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): UK scientists have developed a robot that can read and learn in the real world like a human.Marge creators, Ingmar Posner and Paul Newman at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists teach robots to read


November 25th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS)) Scientists are trying to teach robots to read so that they can understand road signs and shop names.Experts believe developing literate artificial intelligence should be relatively simple because ... Read more...

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