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Birds living in cities have larger brains


April 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 28 (ANI): A new study has found that birds living in cities have larger brains while species with smaller brains are found almost exclusively in rural locations.Researchers at Sweden's ... Read more...

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New breakthrough to make drug development more efficient


January 19th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists have produced a tiny molecular 'binder' that has the potential to make development of new drugs cheaper and less time taking.The research team, led by Lars Baltzer ... Read more...

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Rubbish on Facebook may be more worthwhile than we think


October 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Superficial contacts on Facebook, seemingly needless comments, and boring status updates may be more valuable than we think.A new report from the National IT User Centre has ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for treatment of incurable blood cancer


July 17th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers from Uppsala University have now presented a conceptually new model for the development and progression of multiple myeloma- one of the most common blood cancers, and at ... Read more...

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Fishes too make wrong mating choices


July 1st, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) When fish, on the hunt for a mate, have their vision restricted by high levels of pollution or algae, they chose the first mate they find, a new ... Read more...

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Swedish Cartoonist Responsible For The Controversial Depictions Of Prophet Muhammad Attacked


May 12th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A Swedish artist, who generated a worldwide uproar by representing the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, was attacked as he bequeathed a sermon in a ... Read more...

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Muhammad Cartoonist Lars Vilks Assaulted


May 12th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Stockholm, May 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Swedish artist Lars Vilks who angered Muslims all over the world by depicting Prophet Muhammad as a dog was reportedly assaulted while he was ... Read more...

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Gene that helps domestic pigs develop more muscle and store less fat than wild boars found


December 15th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): In a research on muscle development in pigs, scientists have found a previously unknown gene that has evolved a function in placental mammals, namely, enabling domestic pigs to ... Read more...

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Cardiovascular disease ‘ups hip fracture risk’


October 21st, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is associated with a significantly increased risk of subsequent hip fracture, and there may be a genetic predisposition to both conditions, according ... Read more...

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Present day Scandinavians may have descended from Stone Age immigrants


September 25th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A new study has determined that the present day Scandinavians are not descended from the people who came to Scandinavia at the conclusion of the last ice age ... Read more...

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90 percent of older persons in rural Bangladesh display risk for malnutrition


September 24th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have determined that ninety percent of older persons in rural Bangladesh displayed risk for malnutrition.The results, which are part of a larger international ... Read more...

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Copernicus’ eyes were blue, not dark brown


July 10th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Father of modern astronomy Nicolaus Copernicus' eye colour was blue and not dark brown, as had been believed earlier, revealed genetic research on the scientist's remains.The study details ... Read more...

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Shed of hairs identified by DNA analysis as belonging to Copernicus


July 8th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): In a new DNA analysis of shed of hairs, Swedish and Polish scientists have identified the remains of famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, which were found under the cathedral ... Read more...

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Radioactive isotope in ice core record reflects solar activity over 600 years


July 4th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Scientists have analyzed Beryllium-10, a radioactive isotope, found from the NGRIP ice core, Greenland, which reflects solar activity over the past 600 years.Beryllium-10, a radioactive isotope, is produced ... Read more...

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Glaciers cause quakes in Iceland


July 4th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A new study has determined that glaciers are the reason behind seismic activity and earthquakes in Iceland.The study was carried out by Kristin Jonsdottir, Roland Roberts, Veijo Pohjola, ... Read more...

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Study opens new avenues to study how TB’s close relative bacteria ‘hibernate’, spread


June 9th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Uppsala University scientists have found that a close relative of the microorganism that causes tuberculosis (TB) in humans forms spores.The researchers say that this is a sensational ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds use different calls to mob predator


June 9th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A Swedish study from Uppsala University has shown that Siberian jays use over a dozen different calls to communicate the level of danger and predator category to other ... Read more...

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Bernoulli numbers solved by a 16 year-old


May 31st, 2009 - 1:04 am ICT by GD
The three century old mathematical problem called the Bernoulli numbers was solved by the mathematical genius Mohamed Altoumaimi. This 16 year-old teenager took four months to get to the solution. Experts claim ... Read more...

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Iraqi teen Mohamed Altoumaimi solves 300-year-old Bernoulli maths puzzle


May 30th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
A 16-year-old Iraqi student living in Sweden has solved a math puzzle that has confounded mathematicians for over 300 years.Mohamed Altoumaimi, who migrated to Sweden six years ago, spent four months and ... Read more...

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A touch of potassium can yield better hydrogen-storage materials


April 16th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): An international research team, including the research group of an Indian origin scientist, has shown that small additions of potassium drastically improve the hydrogen-storage properties of certain types ... Read more...

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Gene exchange widespread among sex-manipulating bacteria


March 26th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): By mapping the entire genome of a bacterium that infects a close relative of the fruit fly, scientists at Uppsala University have found that gene exchange is widespread ... Read more...

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Fossil fragments unravel 500-million-year-old predator


March 21st, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Although described as crustacean-like animal in 1912, Hurdia victoria is just one part of a complex and remarkable new animal that has links with the largest group of ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist reveals new applications for carbon nanomaterials in hydrogen storage


March 13th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin is part of an international research team, which has revealed new applications for carbon nanomaterials in hydrogen storage.The scientist in question is ... Read more...

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Middle age activeness boosts mens longevity


March 6th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Its never too late to start exercising, concludes a new study, which found that men who start doing physical activity when they are 50 can extend their ... Read more...

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Novel tool to control growing blood vessels


February 22nd, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): As part of a major achievement in tumour research, scientists at Uppsala University have developed a new tool that can study signals in body that control the ... Read more...

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Study casts light on injuries males mating organs cause in females


February 21st, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 21 (ANI): A new study by Uppsala University scientists shed new light on the injuries that the males mating organs cause in females. The researchers suggest that such injuries are ... Read more...

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Violent video games adversely affect boys” biological systems


November 16th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Swedish researchers have shown that violent video games affect boys'' biological systems.To reach the conclusion, boys were asked to play two different video games at home in ... Read more...

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Fish reach a consensus when it comes to choosing a leader


November 14th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 14 (ANI): Scientists studying a species of fish have found that when it comes to choosing a leader, most of the time they reach a consensus to go for ... Read more...

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Violence against women impairs kids growth


September 12th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): Kids whose mothers are exposed to violence grow less, according to a new study.The study found that violence against women in a family has serious consequences for ... Read more...

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Stem cells may be made to build new organs


August 30th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Patients needing organ transplants may not need donated organs any more. A kind of 'instructor' molecule that tells blood vessel cells to organise themselves in tubes and not ... Read more...

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New finding may pave way for improved diabetes treatment


July 2nd, 2008 - 11:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study is shedding light on processes that determine the release of the blood sugar-lowering hormone insulin, thereby acting as a potential target for developing improved ... Read more...

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When fish crossed the bridge to become land animals


June 26th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Swedish researchers have used new exquisitely preserved fossils from Latvia to cast light on when our ancestors left the water and ventured onto land, which is a ... Read more...

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Its official - women and men actually do think differently


June 20th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that women and men may actually think in different ways, by finding that there are subtle genetic variations between their brains.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Shopping helps us interact with the world


June 3rd, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Most of the people see shopping as a good stress-buster, and for the rest, it is a nice way of passing time. But when we actually go ... Read more...

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Human vision not adequate to assess what birds see


May 13th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Uppsala University researchers have found evidence that human vision is inadequate for research on bird vision.The researchers insist that their finding means that the results of ... Read more...

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