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Swarm drones may cut military costs, risks


August 13th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Engineers have come up with a technology that permits drones to act like a 'swarm of insects' and carry out tasks in mid-air.In June, engineers and ... Read more...

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Blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease in offing


August 10th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A blood test is in the offing to detect Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Emory University say."Reliability and failure to replicate initial results have been the biggest challenge ... Read more...

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Key Indian-American insider trading witness avoids jail


July 20th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 20 (IANS) Anil Kumar, a former Indian American McKinsey executive, avoided jail time after prosecutors hailed his "extraordinary" cooperation leading to the conviction of hedge fund billionaire ... Read more...

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Giving time away can give you more of it, says study


July 15th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Many people are strapped for time, finding it difficult to complete their multiple tasks within a day. However, a new study suggests that volunteering our limited ... Read more...

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Prosecutors ‘tarring’ Rajat Gupta: US judge


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 2 (IANS) A US federal court judge trying Rajat Gupta on insider trading charges has observed that prosecutors were "tarring" the former Indian-American managing director of McKinsey ... Read more...

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Excessive protein in scalp linked to male baldness


April 1st, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Excessive quantity of the protein Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) in in men's scalps may be causing hair loss, a new study says. The finding potentially opens the ... Read more...

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Hope for balding men


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a hair-loss protein that could potentially pave the way for a cure for male baldness. Tests were carried out on tissue from the ... Read more...

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Decisions taken by two heads not always better than one


March 7th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Important boardroom decisions and those relating to family matters are often taken by a number of heads - two, three or more. But are they any ... Read more...

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Chinese Pompeii: 300 million years old forest preserved in ash


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in China have found a preserved forest in the northeastern part of China which dates back to the ancient times. The forest was covered by about ... Read more...

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Ancient Chinese forest found under volcanic ash


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) A forest in north China that was preserved under a layer of volcanic ash deposited nearly 300 million years ago has been found.The fossil forest, located ... Read more...

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Divorced, middle-aged women more vulnerable to HIV


February 6th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Newly-divorced middle-aged women are more vulnerable to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, a study reveals. It is because they tend to let their guard ... Read more...

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viSparsh: Helping the blind through touch (With images)


February 6th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Mohammed Wasim is a young helpline operator at India's National Association for the Blind (NAB) who could only perceive brightness and lights, but the lack ... Read more...

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Undeserved self-praise can lead to dejection


October 20th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) People who try to boost their self-esteem by telling themselves they've done a great job when they haven't could experience dejection. High and low performers felt ... Read more...

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US medical experiments in Guatemala killed many people


August 30th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A US panel has concluded that the country should create a system to compensate victims who participated in a scientific research that left some Guatemalans with sexually ... Read more...

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US medical experiments in Guatemala killed 83: Panel


August 30th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Medical experiments performed by US doctors to infect more than 1,000 Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea in the late 1940s killed 83 of them, a presidential ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Our age defines happiness for us


August 4th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Happiness, it is said, is all a state of the mind -- and a new study has revealed how young and old people experience completely different ... Read more...

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Female elephants are socialites!


July 27th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Like humans, female Asian elephants recognise their friends even after living apart for a long time, says a new research.They may change their day to day ... Read more...

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Fear, anger prompt us to share stories, messages


July 1st, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Certain emotions like fear, anger or plain amusement prompt us to share articles, news and stories with our friends and acquaintances.According to a University of ... Read more...

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Kids learn new words in moments of insight


May 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Psychologists have offered a new theory suggesting that kids learn their first words in moments of insight rather than through repeated exposure as is currently believed.The ... Read more...

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Financial reward can help one do better on IQ tests


April 27th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Scientists have shown that offering a financial reward for doing well can increase people's score by up to 20 points on the scale where the average ... Read more...

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High IQ scores as much a measure of motivation as of mental ability


April 26th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): University of Pennsylvania researchers have revealed that getting a high score in an IQ test requires both high intelligence and competitive tendencies to motivate the test-taker to perform ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism for esophageal cancer identified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a gene thought to be associated with cancer development can be a tumour suppressor gene in mice.Understanding which genes are involved in spreading cancer ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist’s finding offers hope for advanced cancer patients


April 6th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his colleagues have found a way to turn an adaptive cellular response into a liability for ... Read more...

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Opioids now most prescribed class of medications in US


April 6th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Two reports by addiction researchers have shown that there has been a drastic increase in opioid prescriptions in America.Meanwhile, prescriptions for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have gone ... Read more...

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Severe psoriasis associated with major adverse cardiac events


April 5th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has revealed an increased incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with severe psoriasis.Psoriasis is ... Read more...

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Morning mood affects you throughout the day


April 5th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The mood of employees when they report for work affects how they feel the rest of the day, besides clearly impacting their performance. The results of ... Read more...

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Study suggests another avenue for detecting Alzheimer’s


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 02 (ANI): A well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Death risk high in older adults with sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the risk of death is more than two times higher in older adults who have sleep apnea and report struggling with excessive ... Read more...

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Survey says that many people don’t take prescriptions because of cost


March 31st, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new survey has revealed that as much as 20 percent of patients who are given prescription do not take the drugs primarily due to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Novel immune therapy for pancreatic cancer discovered


March 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A novel way of treating pancreatic cancer by activating the immune system to destroy the cancer's scaffolding has been discovered by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson ... Read more...

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‘E’ for egotism influences your decisions


March 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Your name can influence your personality, especially its letters. Psychologists have postulated that the letters -- particularly the first letter of our names -- can influence ... Read more...

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First letter of our name can influence our life choices


March 17th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Wonder what's in the name? Well, a lot, say scientists as they have hinted that our name can dictate our life choices.Psychologists have posited that the letters-particularly the ... Read more...

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Friendly bacteria help fend off flu: Study


March 15th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that friendly bacteria not only help in digestion, but also fight against the flu.Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale University, and her colleagues treated mice ... Read more...

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New study could lead to potential drug targets for schizophrenia, Parkinson’s


March 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from the Scripps Research Institute and University of Pennsylvania could pave the way for potential drug targets for diseases ranging from schizophrenia to Parkinson's disease.By ... Read more...

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How mouse pups develop sense of smell to identify mother, siblings


March 12th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated how neurons in the noses of mice mature after birth to help them develop a keen sense of smell they identify the mother ... Read more...

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