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Lighting up your innards for incision-less surgery


June 27th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) If only doctors could operate without ever having to cut through your tissues or even diagnosing cancer, simply by seeing tumours inside with a tool as ... Read more...

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Long commutes could damage your health


May 8th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Overall health of people who spend long hours behind the steering wheel commuting to and from office is likely to be affected, says a study.A report ... Read more...

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Indian-American linguist wins US academic award


April 6th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) An Indian American professor, Dr. Mohammad Jahangeer Warsi, has been selected as a 2011-2012 recipient of the James E. McLeod Faculty Recognition Award by the ... Read more...

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Tiny tots showing symptoms of depression


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Callie seems to be a normal, if quiet, five-year-old girl. But when faced with a toy that blows large soap bubbles - something that makes tiny ... Read more...

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Rice originated 9,000 years ago in China, say genome researchers


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): In a study tracing back thousands of years of evolutionary history through large-scale gene re-sequencing, a team of genome researchers has concluded that rice originated in China.Their findings ... Read more...

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Bacteria-inspired solar cell devices come closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems that could pave way ... Read more...

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Prairie dogs ‘kiss and cuddle more when they have an audience’


February 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that adult prairie dogs kiss and cuddle each other more when they are being watched.Adam Eltorai from Washington University in St. Louis and ... Read more...

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Breakfast is important, especially for teen mums and their kids


February 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has found that teen mothers who eat breakfast have healthier weights and snacking habits, and may influence healthy eating habits among their children.The study was ... Read more...

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Bt cotton in India ‘good for the field, bad for the farm’


February 8th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study by a Washington University in St. Louis anthropologist has suggested that crop yields from Bt cotton may have been overemphasized, as modest rises in crop ... Read more...

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University Of Illinois’ Classes Remains Suspended Owing To Chicago Blizzard


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chicago blizzard canceled nearly 1300 flights and also hampered the transportation system as the heavy storm hit the city and near about 30 states on Tuesday ... Read more...

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Bristol Palin won’t give a speech at Washington University’s Sex Week


January 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Bristol Palin has been dropped from her planned speaking engagement at Washington University.The former Dancing WIth the Stars finalist, 20, who became pregnant with now two-year-old son Tripp ... Read more...

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Life expectancy for ‘early modern and late archaic humans was same’


January 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has found that the life expectancy was probably the same for early modern and late archaic humans.Erik Trinkaus examined ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover getting travel tips from orbiting spacecraft


December 17th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): NASA's Mars Opportunity rover, which is exploring areas that might hold clues about past Martian environments, is getting important travel tips from an orbiting spacecraft.Researchers are using a ... Read more...

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Media may face legal issues for publishing Wikileaks cables


December 11th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): The controversy created after the release of hundreds of US secret diplomatic cables have raised many important legal issues about national security and freedom of the press under ... Read more...

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Both spendthrifts and tightwads end up feeling unhappy: Study


November 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study has found that people who spend too much or too little money are less happy than people who feel content with the amount of money ... Read more...

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4 Indian Americans named Rhodes Scholars


November 22nd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Four Indian American students are among 32 US citizens awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships forall-expense-paid study at the University of Oxford in England starting October ... Read more...

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Neanderthals matured faster, died younger: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Neanderthals were a live fast, die young species, according to a study from Harvard University.They reached full maturity faster than humans do today, according to analysis of teeth ... Read more...

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Early humans may have been prey, not predators


October 13th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study from University of Minnesota suggests that our human ancestors were not hunters right from the beginning; in fact they were hunted by prehistoric beasts like ... Read more...

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Starvation and sleep-deprivation may keep brain sharp


September 1st, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Stay hungry and sleep-deprived to stay sharp - that seems to be the idea, at least as far as fruit flies are concerned.New research from Washington University in ... Read more...

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How poker players keep their heads in the game


August 20th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Be it sportsmen, businessmen in high-stakes world or poker players, there are those who have the uncanny ability to win when there's money on the table.A new study ... Read more...

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US project to map role of bacteria in human health


August 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Some patients fail to respond to treatment for intestinal infections perhaps because they are lacking certain protective bacteria, found in the human gut. Our gastrointestinal tracts are teeming ... Read more...

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Quality breakfast may keep your child calm on 1st day of class


August 15th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): A nutrition expert at Washington University in St. Louis has said that eating quality breakfast including protein and quality carbohydrates is the key to being calm on first ... Read more...

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New technique creates 3D image of melanoma


August 12th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): With the help of a new imaging technology, scientists say it is possible to create a three-dimensional image of the most deadliest form of skin cancer.Melanoma is one ... 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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What we say about others says a lot about us


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): How positively you look at others around can determine how happy and emotionally stable you are, says a new research.Peter Harms at the University of Nebraska and Simine ... Read more...

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Boffins identify donkey ancestors, people who domesticated them


July 29th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): The partnership between people and the ancestors of today's donkeys was sealed by mobile, pastoral people who recruited animals to help them survive the harsh Saharan landscape in ... Read more...

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How babies draw their first breath


July 24th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Scientists may have found the answer to the long-standing mystery - how newborn mammals draw their first breath after life in a fluid-filled womb.The find could help them ... Read more...

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The gut’s ‘friendly’ viruses discovered


July 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Microbiologists have discovered a new world of bacterial viruses in human intestines.In the latest exploration into the universe of organisms inhabiting our bodies, researchers have discovered new viral ... Read more...

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How we evolved from apes to humans


July 13th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that as human brains evolve, they become less like apes, according to a new study.The areas of brains that help in language and reasoning-grow ... Read more...

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World must expect more oil spills, says scientist


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): The world should expect more disasters like the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as the days of easy oil are over, a scientist says."BP and other ... Read more...

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Anger triggers people’s support for wartime presidents


July 3rd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Anger, not anxiety, is what makes people supportive of a president when a nation is going to war-a phenomenon known as the "rally 'round the flag effect", according ... Read more...

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Grab 40 winks to remember better


July 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Think of your to-do list and then 'sleep on it' to remember better, suggests a new study.Psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis said that people who sleep ... Read more...

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Peer drug-use ‘ups an individual’s genetic tendency to use drugs’


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A young woman's exposure to peers or friends who smoke or drink increases her own likelihood of substance use, according to a new research.In a study of over ... Read more...

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Snapshot of rural life in China more than 2,000 years ago


May 25th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Archaeologists are for the first time trying to reveal a snapshot of the rural life in China during the Han Dynasty.The rural farming village of Sanyangzhuang was flooded ... Read more...

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Early detection of depression in preschool children important


May 20th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new American study has highlighted the importance of early detection of depression in young children.Child psychiatrist/researcher Joan Luby from Washington University in St. Louis examined depression in ... Read more...

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