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Computers lower dementia risk


September 5th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) Computers do have their plus points, despite all the bad press -- the desk top, for instance, lowers the risk of dementia in the aged ... Read more...

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‘Riwayat’ a film on female foeticide by doctors


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Bollywood continues to raise its voice against female foeticide with "Riwayat", a movie produced by two NRI doctors from Australia.The film, releasing Friday, promises ... Read more...

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Infants given anaesthesia face learning problems


August 29th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 29 (IANS) Children under three years given anaesthesia may have a higher risk of developing learning difficulties, says an Australian study.The findings are based on an analysis conducted ... Read more...

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High level of testosterone may speed up prostate cancer


July 31st, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Higher levels of testosterone in elderly men might make an existing prostate cancer tumour grow faster, warn researchers.They say men in their 70s and 80s with ... Read more...

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Marine life under threat from UV radiation


July 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the latest threat to seas and oceans besides global warming and atmospheric carbon, is causing an alarming spike in deaths of marine animals ... Read more...

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Rave drug sparks hope for treating Parkinson’s


June 15th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Rave culture's illicit drug 'ecstasy' can help develop drugs that curb involuntary movements in Parkinson's disease, says a study. A team led by a medicinal chemist ... Read more...

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Designer outfit made from wine


June 11th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) Scientists have unveiled a collection of skin-tight garments fashioned from red wine, Daily Mail reported Monday.A team from the University of Western Australia added a bacteria ... Read more...

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‘Stay green’ DNA to help crops fight droughts


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have isolated the 'stay green' DNA in barley to help grow crops that better withstand drought, heat and salinity.Barley is an important cereal crop grown ... Read more...

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Seagrass can help mitigate climate change


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Seagrasses can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests and play an important role in mitigating in climate change, says a first ... Read more...

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Scientists close to finding meningococcal B shot


May 8th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Researchers are close to finding a shot that protects against many strains of meningococcal B, the most prevalent cause of a rare but serious infection affecting ... Read more...

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Unhappy workers develop back pain


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 23 (IANS) Office-goers resigned to working in unsatisfactory jobs are more likely to suffer from serious, persistent lower back pain than those with a positive attitude.Markus Melloh, research ... Read more...

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Fracture prone? Blame your genes


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Are you prone to fractures or trip often? If yes, then blame it on some unidentified genetic regions associated with osteoporosis and bone fracture, says a ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity genes identified


April 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the chances of common childhood obesity.The meta-analysis included 14 different research groups, including that from ... Read more...

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Exercising beneficial for the obese


February 21st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Exercise is beneficial for you, especially if you are obese or have diabetes, maintain researchers.Daniel Green professor at The University of Western Australia School of Sports ... Read more...

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Gene therapy helps regenerate injured brain cells


February 16th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Gene therapy not only helps injured brain cells live longer and regenerate but also changes the shape of the cells, says a new study.Alan Harvey, professor ... Read more...

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ICC clears Snehal Pradhan’s bowling action


February 8th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 8 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday cleared bowling action of Indian women's team fast bowler Snehal Pradhan.Pradhan's action was deemed illegal in July and she was ... Read more...

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Magnetic pulses could overcome depression, schizophrenia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Magnetic pulses could stamp out neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and stroke after researchers unravelled how they work to stimulate the brain.Jennifer Rodger, ... Read more...

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Oldest living organism - seagrass discovered


February 8th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have discovered the world’s oldest living organisms – seagrass. They inhabit more than 2000 miles ranging from the country of Spain to Cyrus. The scientists ... Read more...

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Heart failure linked with grey matter loss


February 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Heart failure may also linked to loss of cerebral grey matter and impaired cognitive functions -- which involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering, ... Read more...

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Production of sperm may lower immunity


January 31st, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Production of sperm not only seems to lower one's immunity but is also a more biologically taxing process than previously thought.Damian Dowling of Monash University's School ... Read more...

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Arctic changes could spell dire consequences


January 31st, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) The first signs of dangerous climate change in the Arctic could spell dire consequences for the whole of humankind, scientists warn.The Arctic has been warming ... Read more...

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Drinking tea cuts blood pressure


January 28th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Drinking up to eight cups of tea a day lowers blood pressure and could prevent heart disease, Australian scientists have found.Researchers at the University of Western ... Read more...

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Sex promotes seagrass which acts as carbon sink


January 17th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Sex promotes greater growth of seagrass, a vegetation that doubles as a huge carbon sink and shelters marine species, reveals a study.Seagrass meadows grew predominately via ... Read more...

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Rare moon rock found on earth


January 17th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon tranquillityite, a mineral considered unique to the moon, in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.Researchers at The University of Western Australia's ... Read more...

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Cockatoos under threat of extinction


January 5th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Black cockatoos, once numbering in tens of thousands and believed to "fly and call when rain is on the way", could become extinct within 50 years. ... Read more...

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Exercise cuts bowel cancer risk, shows study


January 4th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) People who are most physically active have a lower risk of bowel cancer than the least active, according to an Australian study.Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Commonwealth unable to address human rights issues: Ex-judge


October 28th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) The Commonwealth is facing several serious human rights issues and as an institution is unable to address it adequately, said a retired Australian judge.Michael Kirby delivered ... Read more...

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Warming oceans killing seaweed


October 28th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 28 (IANS) Warming oceanic climate is gradually killing seaweed communities on which marine species may survive, according to latest research.Given future warming, up to one quarter of species ... Read more...

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Testosterone might not be the fountainhead of youth


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 23 (IANS) Ageing men who look to testosterone for a bit of rejuvenation might be in for disappointment to know that it is not all that effective. Researchers ... Read more...

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Breast milk can be source for stem cells


October 18th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Stem cells can be sourced from breast milk and have the potential to help people suffering from debilitating diseases such as Parkinson's and diabetes, according to ... Read more...

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Traffic pollution could cause smaller babies


October 7th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 7 (IANS) Traffic emissions may be bad for your lungs and overall health, but now a study says they could be instrumental in the birth of slightly smaller ... Read more...

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Altered ‘ecstasy’ could kill some blood cancers


October 6th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Altering the chemistry of recreational drug 'ecstasy' could help kill certain types of blood cancers, suggests new research.Ecstasy or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) was discovered in the late ... Read more...

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Baa! Sheep can memorise 50 other sheep faces


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Sheep may have a reputation for being dumb, but when it involves recognising their own or their friends and foes, they have excellent memories.Graeme Martin, professor ... Read more...

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Harbhajan has highly suspicious action, claims Hair


August 24th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Australian umpire Darrell Hair, who called spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing, has said in his book that several international bowlers, including India's Harbhajan Singh, have ... Read more...

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Researcher computes universe’s expansion speed


July 28th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) A researcher has come up with one of the most accurate measurements ever made of how fast the universe is expanding.Florian Beutler, doctoral candidate with the ... Read more...

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