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Exposure to PCBs worsens asthma symptoms


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), used in a range of industrial products, could aggravate their asthma symptoms, new research suggests.PCBs were regularly used between ... Read more...

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Radical methods needed to save oceans, say experts


August 21st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Current global efforts to counter the impact of carbon emissions are not enough, say experts, calling for a broader and more radical approach to marine management ... Read more...

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Loss of habitats irreplaceable, warn scientists


August 1st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) It is hard to replace a lost habitat without losing species, even though the goal may be laudable, warn scientists."There's been a lot of talk among ... Read more...

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TV addiction boosts diabetes risk among elderly


July 31st, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Being glued to TV for four hours daily could boost the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if you are aged 60 or above.The study, ... Read more...

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New treatment could halt arthritis spread


July 31st, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Researchers have developed a potential new approach to treat chronic diseases such as arthritis, which involves the inflammation of one or more bone joints.David Fairlie and ... Read more...

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Depression, anxiety affects every society: Study


July 24th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that depression and anxiety affects every society and country in the world, debunking old theories that only Westerners get depressed.The findings come from ... Read more...

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New insights into cancer formation


July 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered an important step in healthy tissue formation - signals that cause proteins to form the glue that binds cells into tissues but may ... Read more...

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Indo-Pacific corals more resilient than Caribbean twins


July 13th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Corals of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Indo-Pacific region recover faster from stress than their Caribbean counterparts, say marine scientists."The main reason for this ... Read more...

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Warming climate damaging reefs, impacting fish


July 11th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) The impact of a warming climate on reefs is already upon us -- complex changes have begun that could fundamentally change what reefs look like in ... Read more...

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Skin pigment could revolutionise medical electronics


June 28th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Melanin, the pigment that imparts colour to the skin, eyes and hair, could soon be the face of a new generation of bio-friendly devices used in ... Read more...

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Australia to help India control rabies


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Experts from an Australian non-governmental organisation will collaborate with Indian health professionals on enhancing skills to carry out anti-rabies programmes.NGO Vets Beyond Borders will provide ... Read more...

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Research busts myth of mid-life blues


June 7th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) People are happiest at retirement age and miserable in their geriatric years, says a new study that reveals how the happiness quotient changes over a lifetime.The ... Read more...

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Now a portable tool to detect dengue mosquitoes!


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) A new portable tool will now help doctors detect dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes and help reduce the likelihood of human infections around the world. Every year, almost ... Read more...

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Attention key to recovery in stroke, feel researchers


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 22 (IANS) Attention may have an important bearing on the successful recovery after a stroke, reseachers believe. People with a curious condition that causes them to apply make-up ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel climate patterns from glacial debris


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 22 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new diagnostic tool that will enable better understanding of global climate patterns. By distinguishing whether debris in glacial deposits originates from climatic ... Read more...

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Acidic oceans endangering baby corals


April 19th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Acidic oceans are dramatically altering the ability of baby corals to sense their surroundings, says a study.A team from the School of Biological Sciences and Global ... Read more...

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Warmer waters prime fish species for more sperm


April 11th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 11 (IANS) Warmer waters can spike the reproductive capacity of the 'pest' fish known as gambusia and also invest them with faster swimming speeds, says a new study ... Read more...

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Scientists discover unique sea snake


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) A unique species of sea snake discovered in the Gulf of Carpenteria, northern Australia, has raised scales.The finding by Bryan Fry, associate professor from the University ... Read more...

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Infertile women can still conceive


February 21st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) One in every four women with a history of infertility can still conceive without treatment, says new research.The study, led by Danielle Herbert, from the University ... Read more...

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Genes only partially affect intelligence levels


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Genetic factors only partially affect our lifelong intelligence levels, while environmental causes seem to exert the largest influence.In a number of studies since early 2000, researchers ... Read more...

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Australians, New Zealanders world’s biggest cannabis users


January 6th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Australians and New Zealanders are the biggest cannabis users in the world, said a report published in the medial journal The Lancet.According to the report, the ... Read more...

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Ancient rice gene could protect crop from global warming


January 5th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) An ancient rice gene can save food crops from the devastating effects of global warming, reveals a study.The genetic diversity found by scientists is seen as ... Read more...

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World’s first hybrid shark found in Australia


January 4th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are anxiously monitoring the first hybrid shark found in the Australian waters. Marine scientists say the animal is a result of inbreeding between the Australian blacktip ... Read more...

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Magnets can help stroke patients speak


November 16th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Stimulating the brain with magnets is likely to improve the language skills of stroke survivors.Researchers led by Caroline Barwood from the University of Queensland's School of ... Read more...

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Warming will forces fishes to migrate for survival


November 6th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 6 (IANS) Climate change will necessitate fish and other marines species to travel large distances for sheer survival.Sea life, particularly in the Indian Ocean, Western and Eastern Pacific ... Read more...

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Video games make you insensitive


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 2 (IANS) Video games make you insensitive and kill core human values such as warmth, open-mindedness and intelligence, claims new research that says people identify with the aggression ... Read more...

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Potent new drugs likely from witches’ brew


October 10th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) A brew administered by African witch doctors to pregnant women to hasten labour and delivery could be a source of promising new drugs.The brew, concocted from ... Read more...

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Mentally ill prone to poor teeth


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) People suffering from severe mental illnesses are thrice as likely to lose their teeth because of poor oral health as compared to that of the general ... Read more...

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Watching TV for long hours shortens life expectancy


August 16th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) People sitting in front of TV for hours on end could shorten their life expectancy by almost five years, says an Australian study published Tuesday by ... Read more...

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Fish behaviour changes in front of onlookers


July 14th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 14 (IANS) A close study of fish has shown that their behaviour with other fish gets influenced in the presence of onlookers or audience.Scientists from the universities of ... Read more...

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Genes causing arthritis isolated


July 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) In a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatment of patients suffering from a painful form of arthritis, which fuses bones in the spine ... Read more...

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Plant hormone could boost crop output


July 11th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) In an important breakthrough, biologists have identified a hormone that plays a key role in determining the size and shape of plants. The discovery of the ... Read more...

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Sex hormones help women beat common cold


June 24th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Young women have it easier when it comes to fighting common cold as compared to their male counterparts.Researchers led by Professor John Upham at the University ... Read more...

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New mothers in Australia suffer from trauma


June 1st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) About one third of all Australian women, with no history of mental illness, feel traumatised by childbirth and have to undergo counseling to ease their stress, ... Read more...

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‘Lingodroid’ robots invent language to chat


May 25th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 25 (IANS) The 'Lingodroids' are a pair of mobile robots that communicate by developing their own words for places, and relationships between places, based on distance and direction.The ... Read more...

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