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Facebook makes it harder for broken hearts to heal


September 21st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Before the age of internet, a relationship ended with complete sundering of ties as both partners moved on. But Facebook with 900 million users is now ... Read more...

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90 percent jilted lovers spy on ex on Facebook


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Around 90 of lovers spy on photos and status messages of their former boyfriends or girlfriends on popular social networking website Facebook, a study has ... Read more...

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Exercise helps astronauts protect heart in space


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 23 (IANS) Astronauts who exercise regularly and intensively on extended space missions mitigated the effects of low-gravity environment on their cardiac health, a study reveals.Researchers reported these findings ... Read more...

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Twittering sparrows are actually swapping insults


August 12th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) The twittering of sparrows can be uplifting for those who are feeling low, but mind you, the birds are actually swapping insults. Their cheerful sounds have ... Read more...

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Brain waves can foretell future actions


July 1st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 1 (IANS) The action a person is planning can now be foretold moments before it is executed, claim researchers."This is a considerable step forward in our understanding of ... Read more...

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Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death


June 9th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Cancer cells survive easily and researchers have now identified how biochemical pathways rewired by cancer cells help them cheat death."This work focused on understanding how cancer ... Read more...

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Blind can develop bat-like sonar to see


May 26th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Blind people can develop 'sonar', learning to navigate like bats by 'seeing' objects from sounds reflected off them.Some become so skillful at listening to the returning ... Read more...

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New study examines brain processes behind facial recognition


April 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Wondering why you don't see a face in the clouds or in the moon upside down?It turns out the answer to this seemingly minor detail is that your ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering drug could protect kidneys after surgery


April 12th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has suggested that taking a cholesterol-lowering drug called statin before having major elective surgery could potentially reduce serious kidney complications.Each year, ... Read more...

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Sex or nice weather - the agonizing choice some birds face


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): A new University of Guelph study has found that some birds find themselves having to make a choice between migrating and mating, opting for either survival or breeding.The ... Read more...

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Tangerines help prevent obesity, protect against heart disease


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): A substance in tangerines that not only prevents obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks ... Read more...

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How marijuana affects the way the brain processes emotional info


April 6th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how drugs like marijuana affect the way the brain processes emotional information.Drugs act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the ... Read more...

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No two people are alike, even if they’re identical twins: Study


March 29th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has found that no two people are alike, even if they're identical twins.Molecular geneticist Shiva Singh, from The University of Western ... Read more...

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No two of us are alike, even identical twins


March 29th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) Just like snowflakes, no two people are alike, even if they're identical twins, a study suggests. Molecular geneticist Shiva Singh from the University of Western Ontario, ... Read more...

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‘Suicides at Apple supply plants a lesson for companies’


March 29th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) Citing worker suicides and injuries at Apple's supplier plants over the last two years, an international study has urged corporates to learn from it and change ... Read more...

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What prompts us to choose right over left?


March 9th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Around 90 percent of humans prefer to use their right hand for most skilled tasks, which researchers have been trying to unravel for decades. A study ... Read more...

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Why 90pc of us choose to work with our right hand rather than left


March 9th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study tries to find out why a majority of us - 90 pc - are biased towards using our right hand than left.Researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Women better than men at figuring out unusual products


January 19th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new consumer analysis has found that women are better than men at figuring out unusual products when they're among competing items."A lot of times when we look ... Read more...

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Why a first impression really is the last impression


January 19th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study has found out why first impressions are long lasting.The research by a team of psychologists from Canada, Belgium, and the United States shows there is ... Read more...

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Weaning infants late led to woolly mammoth’s end?


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Woolly mammoths inhabiting areas north of the Arctic Circle began weaning infants up to three years later than modern day African elephants. But this adapted nursing pattern could ... Read more...

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Delayed, longer weaning ‘could have led to woolly mammoths’ extinction’


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers believe that the weaning pattern of woolly mammoths could have contributed to the extinction of the giant animals.University of Western Ontario investigators found that the mammoths began ... Read more...

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A positive mood allows you to think more creatively


December 16th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Ever wondered why some people like to watch funny videos at work? Well, they may be putting themselves in a good mood so they can think more creatively."Generally, ... Read more...

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Gene-silencing that could prevent diabetes-related heart failure


December 10th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A series of in vitro tests has helped scientists to discover that silencing the TLR4 gene can stop the process which may lead to cardiovascular disease in diabetic ... Read more...

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Potential life-saving treatment for sepsis - Vitamin C


November 18th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered that vitamin C can not only prevent the onset of sepsis, but can also reverse the disease.According to Dr. Karel Tyml and ... Read more...

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Bats crash more often when they use vision


November 17th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): New research says that wild bats that use their vision to fly short distances are more likely to crash into objects.Bats can navigate both visually and acoustically, ... Read more...

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What happens when people turn their backs on brands they once loved?


November 16th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has found that people get emotional when they end a relationship with a brand they once loved."Customers who were once enthusiastic about a brand may ... Read more...

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Canadian universities providing fellowships for Indian students


November 10th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 10 (ANI): Eight Canadian universities have come together to provide graduate fellowships for top Indian students who wish to pursue a Masters or PhD in Canada.The Globalink Canada-India ... Read more...

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51 Canadian fellowships for Indian graduate students


November 10th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Canada will give over 50 fellowships and funds worth more than $4 million to Indian graduate students and institutional partners as part of its steps to boost ... Read more...

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Why deaf have ’super vision’


October 11th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Researchers have found reasons for the enhanced abilities in the remaining senses of deaf people.Researchers at the University of Western Ontario, led by Stephen Lomber of the Centre ... Read more...

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People born deaf can develop super-vision


October 11th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) People born deaf can develop a kind of super-vision to compensate for lost hearing. Scientists believe the brain adapts to the loss of hearing by rewiring itself ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to help ‘deep coma’ victims move or chat


September 21st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Patients in a vegetative state after a devastating brain damage could soon be able to "talk" or steer a wheelchair, says a top neuroscientist. Adrian Owen at Cambridge ... Read more...

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Your hair can give clue to how stressed your are


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 3 (ANI): Experts can predict how stressed you are or if you are prone to a heart attack, just by looking at your hair, revealed a study.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

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Measure stress in hair to assess cardiac risk


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 3 (IANS) The levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in one's hair can tell when a person is most likely to suffer a heart attack. University of Western Ontario researchers, ... Read more...

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Rare genes behind high triglyceride levels in blood identified


July 26th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified genetic variations that increase the risk of developing a disease called hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) - which can in turn increase risk for heart disease and stroke.HTG ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover elusive buckyballs in space


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered elusive carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs" in space.Buckyballs - soccer-ball-shaped molecules that were first observed in ... Read more...

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