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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...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

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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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...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

Antioxidants boost sperm health


July 19th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Antioxidants vitamin E and beta-carotene help maintain male fertility and offer the best protection against sperm damage. In a study of crickets, researchers found that a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Misinformation sticks, says new study


July 7th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) Humans are taught from an early age to speak the truth but when we find that facts have been misrepresented, we do our best to set ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Windies star Shillingford’s bowling action found to be illegal


December 21st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Dec. 21 (ANI): The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent test had found the bowling action of the West Indies' off-spinner Shane Shillingford to be illegal and, as such, ... Read more...

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New system will recognise a voice among many


February 16th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) An advanced system that will allow speech recognition in spaces filled with other voices, noise and echoes is being developed by an international team of researchers. Roberto Togneri, professor ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Futuristic space tool to help diagnose cancer


February 1st, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Technology used to detect the echo of the Big Bang is being adapted for use in assessing burns and skin cancer. Vincent Wallace, associate professor in medical physics ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Weeds becoming resistant to world’s key herbicide


January 25th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) Weeds have evolved a new form of resistance to the world's most important herbicide, glyphosate, according to the latest research. Todd Gaines, now with WA Herbicide Resistance Initiative ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bush fires forcing rare mountain gorillas to flee to DRC


July 20th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, July 20 (DPA) Hundreds of animals, including rare mountain gorillas, are fleeing Uganda and Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of Congo following raging bush fires over the weekend, The New Vision ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Asteroid spotted in outer reaches of solar system


April 30th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) An astronomy student spotted a huge rock orbiting the outer reaches of our solar system, when he was scanning the skies for potentially hazardous asteroids. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Death of methane producing microbes gave us oxygen and life


April 9th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) The death of methane-producing microbes, among the earth's earliest life forms, gave us oxygen and life in all its complexity, according to a new study. Because they produced ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Better management improves survival rates of heart attack victims


January 29th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) Better management practices have improved survival rates of heart attack victims, according to a study based on nearly 4,500 such cases. Researchers followed the outcomes for 12 years ... Read more...

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Panjab University signs pact with Australian varsity


January 14th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) Panjab University (PU) signed an agreement on academic collaboration with the University of Western Australia (UWA) Wednesday."This collaboration will include both the staff and student exchange programmes and ... Read more...

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Genetic switch can unlock secrets of cancer


April 21st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Researchers have mapped the genetic switches that will help open up ways to unlock the secrets of cancer and other diseases. These genetic switches are methylation points, numbering ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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