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Green vegetables vital for breast cancer patients


April 5th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to survive if they eat up their greens, a study suggests.A Chinese study has found a link between ... Read more...

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Popcorn was discovered in ancient coastal Peru


January 19th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Coastal Peruvians munched popcorn a 1,000 years earlier than previously estimated, even before the use of ceramic pottery.Some of the oldest known corncobs, husks, stalks and ... Read more...

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Diamond could help design tougher chips


August 5th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Diamond or nano-diamond could well be the next material which will help scientists design new computer chips and electronic circuitry for extreme environments. Electrical engineers at ... Read more...

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VUAA1: New powerful mosquito repellent


May 11th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vanderbilt, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from Vanderbilt University have discovered what they believe is the ultimate weapon against mosquitoes. The new compound has been identified as VUAA1 and the researchers say ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

3 proven strategies to land your first job decoded


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Finding the first job could be a real uphill task, but now a new survey conducted among college students has revealed the strategies that can help you stand ... Read more...

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Mechanism for esophageal cancer identified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a gene thought to be associated with cancer development can be a tumour suppressor gene in mice.Understanding which genes are involved in spreading cancer ... Read more...

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Gene that can influence a person’s risk for developing epilepsy identified


April 5th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists at Vanderbilt University have discovered a new gene that can influence a person's risk for developing epilepsy.The findings could improve molecular diagnostic tools and point to ... Read more...

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Scientists claim Large Hadron Collider could unlock secret of time travel


March 21st, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that the key to unlocking the secret of time travel could lie in the 17-mile-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) based underground near Geneva.The theory ... Read more...

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Can Hadron Collider be world’s first time machine?


March 17th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest atom smasher that started regular operations last year, could be the first machine capable of causing matter ... Read more...

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Could Large Hadron Collider be world’s first time machine?


March 16th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Large Hadron Collider - the world's largest atom smasher that started regular operation 2010 - could be the first machine capable of causing matter to travel backwards ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Identification of glaucoma gene paves way for future therapies


February 18th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new candidate gene for the most common form of glaucoma, primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).The findings offer novel insights into glaucoma pathology and could ... Read more...

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Soon, self-cleaning, wiper-free car windshields thanks to graphene


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Research from Vanderbilt University has found how graphene can be used to create windshields that shed water so effectively that they don't need wipers.James Dickerson and his colleagues ... Read more...

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Less time with fathers ‘can lead kids to bullying’


January 30th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Children who feel they do not get to spend sufficient time with their fathers are more likely to become bullies, new research suggests."Our behavior is driven by our ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama will use state of US economy to build 2012 White House bid


January 28th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.28 (ANI): Some political observers and experts are of the view that US President Barack Obama is in "survival mode", while others predict he will make the state of the ... Read more...

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New fat-fighting drug shows promise


January 8th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): Wouldn't it be great if you could just pop a pill to shed those extra pounds without going through its harmful side effects? Well, it may now be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mice study finds link between depression and inflammatory response


December 21st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Researchers at the Vanderbilt University have found that depression may be triggered by the same mechanisms that enable the immune system to respond to infection.Chong-Bin Zhu, William ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Staph’ bacteria prefer the taste of human blood


December 16th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists have discovered that "Staph" bacteria prefer the taste of human blood."Staph" bacteria feed on blood. They need the iron that's hidden away inside red blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People remember unfamiliar faces best between ages 30 and 34


December 15th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): If you think that memory fades away with age, you may be wrong, for a new study has revealed that people remember unfamiliar faces best between ages 30 ... Read more...

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Human Biological Clocks Depends On The Season You Are Born In


December 7th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new scientific study has revealed that depending on which season a child is born, his or her biological clock functions. It says that the weather ... Read more...

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Exposure to seasonal flu made middle-aged prone to H1N1


December 7th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that faulty antibodies from previous infections boosted severity of swine flu in the middle-aged.A study has stated that previous infection with other, seasonal, ... Read more...

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First coca leaves chewed 8,000 years ago: Study


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Archaeological evidence has shown that Peruvian foraging societies were already chewing coca leaves 8,000 years ago.Ruins beneath house floors in the northwestern Peru showed evidence of chewed coca ... Read more...

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Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal spark romance rumours


November 28th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal have fuelled rumours of a new romance as they were spotted in the singer's hometown of Nashville on Thanksgiving.The couple was spotted ... Read more...

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People think about things they think they don’t think about: Study


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Research conducted by Vanderbilt University psychologists suggests that people think about things they think they don't think about.For instance, when highly skilled people such as surgeons, carpenters, or ... Read more...

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New liquid crystal could improve digital displays


October 6th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays in everything from digital watches ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new DNA repair mechanism


October 4th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new mechanism that detects and repairs a common form of DNA damage called alkylation.Researchers at Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes use different odour sensors to track human prey


September 1st, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): Malaria mosquito apparently relies on a battery of different types of odour sensors to mediate its most critical behaviours, including how to choose and locate their blood-meal hosts, ... Read more...

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Training in eye movement can reduce road accidents


June 9th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Thousands of people are killed and maimed in road accidents every year, all because of distracted drivers. These incidents can be reduced with the right application of motion ... Read more...

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Soon, rocket-assisted pills to help ailing human gut


May 17th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): It may soon be possible to fire drugs into the human gut using tiny rocket motors.Radio-controlled capsules, which help direct drugs to particular sites in the digestive tract ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brett Shackson Shines With ACT & SAT Scores


April 26th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Cincinnati, Apr 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy student Brett Shackson has gone ahead to have aced both SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) as well as ACT (American College Testing) ... Read more...

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Airborne Fungus Cryptococcus Gattii: Fears Exaggerated?


April 24th, 2010 - 1:30 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new strain of a potentially lethal airborne fungus which was recently discovered on Oregon may be spreading to California and other western states, according to experts. Several ... Read more...

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Why we get temporarily blinded from surprises


March 12th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): While we can manage to read the newspaper in a bus with loud music, a sudden fire alarm can easily snatch away our attention from the paper to ... Read more...

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Temporary hearing deprivation can lead to ‘lazy ear’


March 11th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Relatively short-term hearing deprivation during childhood may lead to a form of "lazy ear" that affects long-term hearing, says a new study.The research, published by Cell Press in ... Read more...

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Regular use of pain killers worsens hearing in men


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Regular use of pain killers like aspirin, acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ups risk of hearing loss in men below 60. Hearing loss is the most common ... Read more...

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Painkillers ‘raise deafness risk’


March 1st, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Popping painkillers such as paracetamol on a regular basis can increase the danger of going deaf, new research has revealed.Taking paracetamol at least twice a week doubles the ... Read more...

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Headache pill could prevent kidney damage in earthquake crush victims


February 5th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Natural disasters like earthquakes, such as the recent one in Haiti, result in large numbers of people with kidney failure as a result of victims suffering crushing injuries. ... Read more...

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