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How E. coli triggers urinary infections


January 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the process by which an E. coli strain triggers urinary tract infections and also induces the bladder to shed cells. A-hemolysin (HlyA), a ... Read more...

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Bigger bites ensure lesser eating


July 15th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Larger portions at restaurants usually mean we tend to eat more, but surprisingly bigger bites lead to eating less."We examined the influence of small versus large ... Read more...

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‘Invisible Gorilla’ video shows people’s multitasking limits


April 20th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Psychologists have been able to prove that people have multitasking limits by using a video, entitled 'Invisible Gorilla'.University of Utah psychologists have expanded on the original research, trying ... Read more...

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Simple blood test can now predict premature birth risk


April 19th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Until now, there was no way to predict a woman's chance of giving birth prematurely.A simple blood test taken during the second trimester of a pregnancy can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why we don’t see what’s right in front of our eyes


April 18th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) It has happened to most of us - sometimes we are so engrossed in talking on the phone while driving that we fail to see the ... Read more...

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Migraine headaches in kids linked to common heart defect


March 31st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has suggested a connection between migraine headaches in children and a heart defect called patent foramen ovale.Roughly 15 pc of children suffer from migraines, and ... Read more...

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Delayed-enhancement MRI may predict, prevent strokes


February 9th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Researchers have found that delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) holds promise for predicting the risks of strokes.The discovery was made by researchers at the University of Utah's Comprehensive ... Read more...

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Yellowstone super-volcano eruption could happen


January 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) The super-volcano beneath the Yellowstone National Park in US would detonate with a force a thousand times more powerful than the Mount St Helens eruption in 1980.This ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Largest volcano ‘to erupt after 600,000 yrs, wipe out two-thirds of the U.S’


January 25th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have predicted that the world's largest volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming could erupt for the first time in 600,000 years and wipe out 66 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Light earthquake rattles Utah, no damage


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
CIRCLEVILLE, UTAH (BNO NEWS) -- A light earthquake rattled parts of Utah on early Monday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 4.5-magnitude earthquake at 5.06 ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest computer memory - a big step towards quantum computing


December 17th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists stored information for 112 seconds in what may become the world's tiniest computer memory: magnetic "spins" in the centers or nuclei of atoms.Then they retrieved and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MRI Brain Scan Can Now Diagnose Autism


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A latest study shows that autism can be diagnosed through brain scan. The researchers have reported that they were able to use a magnetic resonance imaging, ... Read more...

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Scientists take major step toward first biological test for autism


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists have developed the best biologically based test for autism to date.The test, developed by researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital and the University of Utah, was able ... Read more...

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How brain is wired for attention


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists have created a wiring diagram that shows how the brain pays attention to visual, cognitive, sensory, and motor cues.The study, conducted by researchers at University of Utah, ... Read more...

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New software helps edit billions of pixels in seconds


October 31st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Computer scientists have developed a software that quickly edits "extreme resolution imagery," huge photographs containing billions to hundreds of billions of pixels or dot-like picture elements. Until ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists one step closer to diagnosing autism with MRI


October 13th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Utah (U of U) are one step closer to diagnosing autism using MRI, an advance that eventually could help health care providers identify ... Read more...

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Let your fingers feel driving directions, if you don’t hear them


September 27th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): Researchers have developed a way through which drivers can feel the directions through their fingertips if they are unable to hear them.University of Utah study has found if ... Read more...

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Breast cancer survivors with physical limitations more likely to die


September 25th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives.According to the study, ... Read more...

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New horned dinosaurs found in Utah


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:55 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Utah, Sep 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered two species of horned dinosaurs. The discovery is most surprising to scientists. The new species are part of the ceratopsids dinosaurs group.The species were ... Read more...

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Mind Reading Machine Translates Brain Activity Into Words


September 10th, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reading a person’s mind may soon be following in the footsteps of so many ideas which have made their way out of science fiction and into reality. Scientists ... Read more...

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Obese teens ‘at increased risk of psoriatic arthritis’


July 20th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Young adults with psoriasis are at in increased risk of developing psoriatic arthritis if they are obese, says a new study.The study conducted by Razieh Soltani-Arabshahi, M.D., of ... Read more...

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Moneymaking CEOs treat employees worse: Study


July 8th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 8 (ANI): The more a CEO gets paid, the more likely it is he'll treat his employees harshly, according to a new study.Professors at Rice University, Harvard University and ... Read more...

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Coffee protects against mouth cancer


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Drinking four cups of coffee a day helps protect against oral cancer, but doctors are of the opinion that people should drink coffee in moderation because the caffeine ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal the secret life of water at very low temperatures


June 17th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A team of chemists have revealed the coexistence of ice and liquid after water crystallizes at very low temperatures.University of Utah chemists demonstrated curious blurring of two water ... Read more...

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Procedure to knock out genes in nematode discovered


April 26th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): After developing knockout mice and fruit flies, scientists have now devised a procedure for knocking out genes in nematode worms.By knocking genes out of action, researchers led by ... Read more...

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Specific gene regulates intelligence in patients with Williams Syndrome


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): The brain gene STX1A plays a significant role in the level of intelligence displayed by patients with Williams Syndrome (WS), a team led by a University of Utah ... Read more...

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1 in 40 ’supertaskers’ can drive well while talking on cell phone


March 29th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Very few people can multitask and drive well as they speak over their phones, a new research by University of Utah psychologists has revealed.The study has shown that ... Read more...

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New high-tech handrest for doctors, artists causes less fatigue


March 9th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Engineers at the University of Utah have come up with a new computer-controlled, motorized handrest that will help doctors, artists and others control scalpels, brushes and tools more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Underwater silk adhesive might close wounds


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Like silkworm moths, butterflies and spiders, caddisfly larvae spin silk, but they do so underwater. Now scientists are trying to make a wet adhesive out of it to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How does brain hear quietest sounds, notice head motions?


February 15th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) The phrase "perk up your ears" made more sense last year after scientists discovered how the quietest sounds are amplified in the inner ear before transmission to the ... Read more...

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Humans use heel first footfall pattern because it’s efficient for walking


February 13th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that human beings use the seemingly inefficient heel first footfall pattern because it is efficient for walking.The research was done by ... Read more...

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Humans rely on heel first pattern for walking


February 12th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) When it comes to long distance running, humans are some of the best adapted for clocking up miles, even if inefficiently. Scientists have now tried to understand why ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How ‘random’ lasers work


January 25th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have explained how "random lasers" occur.A decade ago, University of Utah scientists had discovered a new kind of laser that was generated by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Did birds’ ancestors breathe their way to dominance?


January 15th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Birds' breathing method may have helped their dinosaur forefathers dominate earth after its worst mass extinction 251 million years ago. The extinction wiped out 70 percent of land life ... Read more...

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Alligators’ breathing method may explain how dinos ruled the Earth


January 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): Alligators have a one-way path for breathing that is similar to birds, says a new study, which could explain how dinosaurs' ancestors rose to prominence on Earth after ... Read more...

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