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There’s a gene behind male moroseness


August 29th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that seems to make women happy, but does not work for men. They surmise that this might be the reason why ... Read more...

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US varsity launches undergraduate certificate in India studies


July 27th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) One of America's top research institutions, the University of South Florida's World Centre for India Studies, is introducing an undergraduate certificate in India studies beginning end-August.Offering ... Read more...

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US varsity honours Narayana Murthy


May 16th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tampa (Florida) May 16 (IANS) The University of South Florida has honoured Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy with the Global leadership and Free Enterprise Awards for his leadership and contributions ... Read more...

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Factor X in coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer’s


June 30th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) An unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine which seemingly offers protection against Alzheimer's. A new mouse study by University of South Florida has ... Read more...

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Early initiation into sex drives risky behaviours - myth undone


May 18th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Early initiation into sex seems to drive risky behaviour like promiscuity later in life -- but does delaying such acts help? A new research claims to ... Read more...

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Males act hostile when asked to do dishes


May 4th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Despite all the chatter about the contemporary man being a wholehearted champion of gender equality, a study says that asking males to do tasks considered feminine, ... Read more...

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Aggression — the preferred way for men to cling onto manhood


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Experiments by University of South Florida psychologists suggest that manhood is difficult to earn and easy to lose, and also showed that aggression as the preferred way for ... Read more...

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Tobacco-derived compound prevents memory loss in Alzheimer’s


April 28th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A study led by researchers at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and the University of South Florida has found that Cotinine, a compound derived from tobacco, reduced plaques ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to those with Alzheimer’s, ALS


March 8th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A team of researchers has suggested that transplanting stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood cells and menstrual blood cells may offer future therapeutic benefit for those suffering ... Read more...

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Naturally occurring brain mechanism ups Parkinson’s understanding


February 12th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A University of South Florida study has suggested that targeting the neuroinflammatory causes Parkinson's disease with a brain chemical signal may lead to better understanding of the disease ... Read more...

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Human placenta stem cells show therapeutic potential in stroke models


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study from the University of South Florida, researchers found that human placenta-derived stem cells showed chances of recovery in the laboratory mice with modelled stroke.These ... Read more...

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New finding shows promise in the fight against Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new target for the prevention of adverse immune responses, which have been identified as factors in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).The discovery was ... Read more...

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Steve Murawski Asserts That Overfishing In America Has Come To A Close After A Lengthy Time


January 11th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 11, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Steve Murawski is an American, who had ascended to the uppermost post of chief scientist for the National Marine Fisheries Service, which is an entity ... Read more...

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Gujarat signs health agreements with 52 organisations


January 8th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) Gujarat's health department has signed knowledge sharing memoranda-of-understanding (MoU) with 52 national and foreign institutions as part of the fifth Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors summit slated to be ... Read more...

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Blue-green algae used for treating Lou Gehrig’s disease in mice model


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): In a new study, University of South Florida neuroscientists found that nutritional supplementation with Spirulina, a nutrient-rich, blue-green algae, provided neuroprotective support for dying motor neurons in a ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells boost survival, maturation of key brain cells


December 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBs) provide a 'trophic effect' (nutritional effect) that enhances survival and maturation of hippocampal neurons harvested from both young and old laboratory animals, ... Read more...

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New mice study offers hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s


December 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that dynamic regulation of the chaperone protein Hsp27 is required to get rid of abnormally accumulating tau in the brains of mice ... Read more...

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TSA pat-downs ‘can be re-traumatizing’ for rape victims


November 25th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): An expert has warned that Transportation Security Administration's 'enhanced' pat-downs 'can be extremely re-traumatizing' for rape victims.As the outcry grows against the new security screenings at US airports, ... Read more...

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Sharks use golf ball technology to hunt


November 24th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Sharks use a similar technology to the dimples that help a golf ball to fly straight to make sudden changes in direction in the water at full speed. ... Read more...

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How sharks change directions while moving at full speed


November 24th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one of the evolutionary secrets of the shark's success hides in one of its tiniest traits-flexible scales on the bodies of these ... Read more...

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Brain gym ‘cuts chances of crashes by 50pc’ in elderly drivers


November 11th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Elderly people who take brain training sessions avoid the risk of car collision by half in comparison to their untrained fellows.Though the training didn't directly relate to driving ... Read more...

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Indian American geneticist’s US patent application rebuffed for falsifying CV


September 8th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Durham (California, US), Sept.8 (ANI): Indian American cancer geneticist Dr. Anil Potti's application for a US patent has been rejected, as he is under scrutiny for falsifying his CV and there are ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells boost lab animal’s recovery after stroke


August 25th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have used human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCB) to treat cultured rat brain cells (astrocytes) deprived of oxygen, which protected them from cell death after stroke-like damage.Astrocytes, ... Read more...

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Arthritis protein can reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Memory loss caused by Alzheimer's can also be reversed by a protein produced by the body to fight arthritis. In some cases there is complete reversal of memory ... Read more...

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Rheumatoid arthritis may protect against Alzheimer’s disease


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): In a recent experiment, a protein released during rheumatoid arthritis lessened the intensity of Alzheimer's disease in mice.University of South Florida researchers found that the protein, GM-CSF, likely ... Read more...

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Brandon Jennings joins hands with Under Armour


August 21st, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):At an elite media event held in NYC, Under Armour, Inc., a foremost athletic performance brand, will debut its first-ever basketball footwear compilation, which will be available at ... Read more...

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Scientists call new gulf spill report ‘ludicrous’


August 6th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists have labelled the new U.S. government report that claims it has taken care of the gulf oil spill as 'ludicrous'.Experts are also warning that majority of ... Read more...

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Blueberries, green tea may boost memory in old age


July 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A combination of nutrients called NT-020- made from blueberries, green tea, and amino acids, such as carnosine-successfully promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted ... Read more...

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Happier teens make for healthier youth


July 10th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) A study shows that teens' positive emotions and moods could help them grow into healthier youths. Shaffer-Hudkins of the University of South Florida is the first to look ... Read more...

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A happy mind makes a healthy body in teenagers


July 9th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has warned that the impact of emotional well-being on adolescents' physical health shouldn't be underestimated.Happier youths are also healthier youths, according to Emily Shaffer-Hudkins and ... Read more...

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Father’s involvement reduces infant mortality


June 18th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Father's involvement during pregnancy may play an important role in preventing infant mortality, says a study. "Our study suggests that lack of paternal involvement during pregnancy is an important ... Read more...

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Father involvement in pregnancy ‘reduces infant deaths’


June 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Paternal involvement in pregnancy can reduce infant mortality, according to a new study.Previous studies have shown that fathers who are active in their children's upbringing can significantly benefit ... Read more...

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The secret behind sharks sniffing out their prey


June 11th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) It's no secret that sharks have a keen sense of smell and a remarkable ability to follow their noses through the ocean, right to their next meal. Now, researchers ... Read more...

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How sharks sniff out their prey


June 11th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Sharks have a keen sense of smell and a remarkable ability to follow their noses through the ocean, right to their next meal. Now, scientists have discovered how ... Read more...

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BP’s woes continue: New Giant oil plume found in the Gulf


May 28th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gulf of Mexico, May 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers using the University of South Florida College of Marine Science's Weatherbird II vessel has discovered a huge new plume in the Gulf ... Read more...

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