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Anxiety helps people sniff out danger


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Anxiety heightens the sense of smell in people when it comes to sniffing out a threat or danger, a study says.The sense of smell is an ... Read more...

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Working memory tied to wandering mind


March 16th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Our minds are wandering half the time, a sort of mental workspace that allows us to juggle multiple thoughts.Psychology researchers Daniel Levinson and Richard Davidson at ... Read more...

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Higher dosage of ADHD drug retards learning


March 12th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) The drug Ritalin (methylphenidate) may impair learning and memory in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, according to the latest finding. The results parallel ... Read more...

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Girls are equally good in maths


December 14th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Girls are equivalent to boys in maths and any perceived differences can be explained by attitude towards women, reveals a study.The study is based on data ... Read more...

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‘Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana revolutionised biotechnology’


November 12th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana, the Punjab-born Indian American scientist who died in the US, "revolutionised biotechnology" and his work "continues to propel new scientific discoveries", ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep during adolescence skews brain wiring


October 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Lack of sleep during adolescence could skew the brain's wiring and makes it malfunction, neuroscientists say.Researchers have found that short-term sleep restriction in adolescent mice prevented ... Read more...

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Greenland ice melted more than Antartica’s


August 1st, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The last prolonged warm spell caused the oceans to rise between 4 to 6.5 metres higher than their current levels.Where did all that extra water come ... Read more...

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Climate change stifling ocean’s carbon uptake


July 11th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Climate change seems to be stifling the ocean's capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, a study says.It has actually been soaking up a third of all human ... Read more...

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Indoor pollution ups cardio risk among women


July 10th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) The practice of cooking with wood or cow dung inside houses exposes millions of women to fine particles of air pollution in developing countries which can ... Read more...

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Divorced couples’ kids lag in math, social skills


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) Children whose parents get divorced often fall behind their peers - and don't catch up - when it comes to math and interpersonal social skills. The ... Read more...

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Kids with TVs in their bedrooms ‘likelier to be overweight’


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): Children with TVs in their bedrooms are more likely to be overweight, a new small study of Hispanic children has found."Bedroom TVs lead to more screen time, sedentary ... Read more...

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Babies born to obese mums at risk for iron deficiency


May 1st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): A new study has revealed that babies born to obese mothers are at risk for iron deficiency, which could affect infant brain development.In non-pregnant adults, obesity-related inflammation hinders ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity could affect child’s brain growth


May 1st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Babies born to obese mothers may suffer from iron deficiency, which could affect the development of their brains, a study says. In non pregnant adults, obesity-related ... Read more...

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Early warning signal for ecosystem collapse detected by scientists


April 29th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Scientists have been able to detect what they say is an unmistakable warning, a death knell, of the impending collapse of the ecosystem.A team of researchers led by ... Read more...

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Astronomy technique can help detect deadly melanoma


April 28th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Using a technique that astronomers use to parse starlight, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of astronomy has developed a telescope that can possibly assess the skin blots that ... Read more...

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Brain regions can briefly go ‘off-line’ even while awake, causing errors


April 28th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that some nerve cells in a sleep-deprived yet awake brain can briefly go 'off-line' into a sleep-like state, while the ... Read more...

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Worm studies shed light on protein associated with human cancers


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists studying a worm have come closer to a protein associated with a number of different human cancers, which may point to a highly targeted ... Read more...

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US scientists grow cold-causing virus on sinus tissue


April 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Scientists have managed to grow a recently discovered species of human rhinovirus (HRV), the most frequent cause of the common cold, in culture, on sinus tissue removed during ... Read more...

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Patient’s own cells ‘can be reprogrammed to correct genetic defects’


April 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Scientists from the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of California and the WiCell Research Institute are one step closer to treating individuals with ... Read more...

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Omalizumab ‘cuts seasonal asthma attacks in youth’


March 17th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): A clinical trial has found that the drug omalizumab, sold under the brand name Xolair, nearly eliminated seasonal increases in asthma attacks and decreased asthma symptoms among inner-city ... Read more...

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New finding could lead to better memory chips


March 16th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a way to improve the performance of ferroelectric materials, which have the potential to make memory devices with more storage capacity than magnetic hard drives ... Read more...

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How the Rocky Mountains may have been ‘formed by giant suction’


March 8th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study shows that the Rockies may have been formed when a giant suction created a counter force that thrust the mountains upward.Mountains generally form where continental ... Read more...

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Exposure to sunlight ‘helps fight multiple sclerosis’


March 7th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 7 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that people with multiple sclerosis should lie in the sun to fight the disease.This was said after a new research shows that patients with higher ... Read more...

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People lie more online than in face-to-face chats


March 6th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A person more is likely to lie on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and online dating portals than in a face-to-face conversation, suggest experts."Most ... Read more...

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3,000-yr-old Mesoamerican sculpture discovered in southern Mexico


February 15th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A 3,000-year-old Mesoamerican sculpture, discovered in 2009 in southern Mexico along the Pacific coast, looks ready to march into the history books.But the only problem is archaeologists ... Read more...

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Overuse leading to decline in world’s phosphorus stock


February 15th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A team of researchers has warned that overuse of phosphorus in the industrialized world may lead to global phosphorus stock getting depleted forever.Stephen Carpenter of the University of ... Read more...

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Turning diseased blood cells to stem cells may reveal cancer quickly


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A study has successfully turned healthy and diseased cells into stem cells, thereby paving way for observing the onset of the blood cancer leukaemia in the laboratory dish."This ... Read more...

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Wisconsin Dead Cows Mystery Solved


January 31st, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The mass death of cows that had wreaked havoc in Wisconsin earlier this month was not due to some infectious virus instead an outcome of the ... Read more...

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Why stress, anxiety may be both good and bad for your brain


January 20th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study explains why stress and anxiety may be both a boon as well as a bane for your brain."That edge sounds good. It sounds adaptive. It ... Read more...

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How the human brain shops ‘to find the best candy bar’


January 6th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that our brain cells can be quite the savvy shoppers, capable of finding the best candy bar we wish to eat.Rick Jenison of ... Read more...

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Sea urchin’s teeth: Key to everlasting sharp tools


December 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Scientists have found how sea urchins keep their teeth sharp and believe that the same principle could help make knives which do not need sharpening.The creatures have self-honing ... Read more...

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Echinacea ‘does not ward off common cold’


December 21st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Echinacea has been used by many as a common cold remedy for years, but a new study has revealed that the herbal treatment has minimal effect in relieving ... Read more...

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Adapting to climate change may have been easier 13,500yrs ago


December 19th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Adapting to climate change may have been easier in the past, according to a new study.Samuel Munoz, now a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and geologist ... Read more...

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Praying really can help you deal with hard times


December 15th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Praying really can bring comfort during tough times, a new study has suggested.Through the course of in-depth interviews with dozens of victims of violent relationships with intimate partners, ... Read more...

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Good high school grades bolster health


December 8th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The 'A' grades that high schoolers earn also bolsters their health as adults.New research by Pamela Herd, associate professor of public affairs and sociology at the University ... Read more...

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