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‘Face’s left side more appealing’


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Left side images of the face are rated as more aesthetically pleasing than that of its right side, possibly because the left cheek reflects greater emotional ... Read more...

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Victimized baby birds grow into abusers themselves


October 4th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Those who are abused as children often grow into abusers themselves, which is quite true of humans -- but new research shows that this practice is ... Read more...

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Abused chicks likely to grow into bullies


August 10th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Chicks, bullied by the older birds, tend to perpetuate the same behaviour themselves when they come of age.Such chicks are more likely to grow into bullies ... Read more...

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Shove away those textbooks and welcome the digital way of learning


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): The traditional education system of attending lectures and reading from the textbooks is likely to get replaced by more contemporary style of learning through text, videos, quizzes and ... Read more...

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New polymer-based solar-thermal device cuts heating cost by 40pc


April 5th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new polymer-based solar-thermal device that could shave the cost of heating a home by as much as 40 percent.The device is the first to ... Read more...

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Second opinion helps pinpoint bipolar disorder


March 13th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) Bipolar disorder can often be confused with depression, unless there is a second opinon. Researchers have found that as many as 69 percent of initial diagnoses ... Read more...

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Lab-grown urinary tubes implanted successfully


March 9th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) In a global breakthrough, scientists have used patient cells to tailor urinary tubes and successfully replace a damaged tissue.The research team from the Institute for Regenerative ... Read more...

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3D ‘bioprinters’ to knock out new body parts


February 26th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): The range of uses for three-dimensional printers is increasing, and now scientists are eyeing the development of 3D 'bioprinters' that will be able to print out skin, cartilage, ... Read more...

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Scalp cooling cap may help patients undergoing chemotherapy keep hair


February 25th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will conduct a feasibility study to test the use of a scalp cooling device that breast cancer patients will wear while undergoing ... Read more...

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Drinking a glass of wine daily ‘helps ward off dementia’


February 20th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that a daily cocktail or glass of wine could help delay dementia.Their research has shown that alcohol is an anti-inflammatory (inflammation promotes Alzheimer's) and ... Read more...

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Wake Forest University Baseball Coach Tom Walter Donates Kidney To Freshman Kevin Jordan


February 9th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tom Walter is one coach who has successfully proved that he can make sacrifices when required for his team. This is what the Wake Forest University ... Read more...

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Highly-caffeinated energy drinks may pose ‘high’ health risks


January 27th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A research team has warned that highly-caffeinated energy drinks - even those containing no alcohol - may pose a significant threat to individuals and public health.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Weight loss plus walking ‘can improve mobility in older, obese adults’


January 25th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new Wake Forest University study has suggested that weight loss combined with walking can improve mobility by 20 percent in older, obese adults with poor heart health.These ... Read more...

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iPad animation to help assess mobility in elderly accurately


January 20th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Till now, health care professionals have not had an easy and effective way to assess mobility in elderly people.Now, health and exercise science professors of Wake Forest University ... Read more...

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New discovery may help fight breast cancer


January 4th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have made a new discovery, which may become a new weapon in fight against breast cancer.For the first time, researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center ... Read more...

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‘Happy’ holiday is an unreachable goal: Expert


December 12th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): People always want their holidays to be happy. But have you ever thought of taking the 'happy' out of your holidays?An English professor at Wake Forest University ... Read more...

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Bursts of exercise help keep weight off during the holidays


December 5th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Just because you're going out for dinner with friends or family on the weekend doesn't mean you have to gain those extra kilos.According to an expert, if you ... Read more...

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Arsenic could improve survival for leukaemia patients


November 12th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that arsenic, a toxic compound, has a significant positive effect on the survival of patients with acute leukaemia.Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers conducted ... Read more...

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Beetroot juice helps elderly prevent dementia


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Drinking beetroot juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults, potentially halting the progresses of dementia."There have been several studies showing that drinking beet juice ... Read more...

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Drinking beet juice daily promotes brain health in older adults


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): A new study has shown that drinking beet juice daily can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults.This finding could hold great potential for combating the ... Read more...

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Stem Cell Researchers Create Working Miniature Human Livers in Lab


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:15 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An early breakthrough milestone has been reached by researchers at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In the attempt to grow human ... Read more...

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Researchers Grow Miniature, Working Human Livers in the Lab


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have announced that they have manufactured the first miniature livers from human ... Read more...

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Switching personality sometimes may be good for your mental health


October 24th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Want to feel good about yourself? Try switching your personality, suggests a new study.Wake Forest University psychologist William Fleeson found the idea of 'being true to yourself' often ... Read more...

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Now, alternate therapy for adults with poorly controlled asthma


September 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug commonly used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could also be used for the treatment of adults whose asthma is not ... Read more...

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1 in 4 stroke patients discontinue prescription drugs within 3 months


August 10th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): A quarter of stroke patients discontinue one or more of their prescribed secondary stroke prevention medications within three months of hospitalisation for an acute stroke, finds a study.Dr. ... Read more...

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‘Designer protein’ opens new door in cancer research


August 4th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Researchers have made a major breakthrough in how to target and destroy the most malignant and aggressive brain cancer cells.The finding allows for new possibilities in cancer research ... Read more...

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What you say about others says a lot about you


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) How positively you see others reflects how happy, kind-hearted and emotionally stable you are. "Your perceptions of others reveal so much about your own personality," says Dustin Wood, assistant ... Read more...

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Two therapies that may slow diabetic eye disease progression found


July 24th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two therapies may slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy.Diabetic retinopathy is a disease in which blood vessels in the eye's light-sensitive retinal tissue are damaged ... Read more...

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Boffins use nanoparticles as destructive beacons to destroy tumours


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) are developing a new way to treat cancer - by using lasers to light up tiny nanoparticles and ... Read more...

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Here’s another way to get rid of cholesterol


July 8th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Good news for cholesterol fearing people- there is more than one way to get rid of it.Mark Brown of Wake Forest University School of Medicine said that "cholesterol ... Read more...

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Men more vulnerable to romantic upheavels


June 9th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, the ups and downs of romantic relationships affect young men more adversely than women, says a new study. In the study of more than 1,000 ... Read more...

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Volunteer creates Guinness World Record for most hours


June 9th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Don Moss, a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center volunteer has created a new Guinness World Record for most volunteer hours worked-he has over 47,000 hours to his ... Read more...

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US made ciggies ‘3 times more cancerous than foreign counterparts’


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new research says that cigarettes made in America may have higher amounts carcinogen - a cancer-causing substance.According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), popular U.S. ... Read more...

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Expect better vaccines to quit smoking


May 10th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) If researchers could figure out why some smokers are more addicted to nicotine than others, they could work out a way to halt this addiction. Pradeep K. Garg ... Read more...

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Pokeberries hold secret to low cost solar power


April 30th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Pokeberries - weeds that children smash to stain their cheeks purple-red - could be the key to spreading solar power across the globe, according to researchers. Scientists from Wake ... Read more...

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