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Recalling an event alters details


September 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Every time you remember an event from the past, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the later recall of the event, says a ... Read more...

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New ultra-sensitive device sniffs out toxic metals


September 13th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Swiss and US scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive device to detect the tiniest traces of heavy metals in drinking water and fish, which could be over ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nanostars harnessed to target cancer core


April 9th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists are gaining the upper hand against cancer by developing a simple but specialised nanoparticle that directly targets the nucleus of a cancer cell."Our drug-loaded gold ... Read more...

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New material makes electricity from waste heat


January 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Northwestern University researchers have come one step closer to generating electricity from heat-generating items such as vehicle exhaust systems, industrial processes and equipment and sun light more efficiently ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists solve mystery of massive, not-so-bright large star


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Astronomers have been baffled over an exceptionally massive black hole that is travelling around a massive star in an unusually tight orbit. Also odd, the star is not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pens that write with light used to draw 15,000 replicas of city skyline


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug2 (ANI): Researchers at the Northwestern University have drawn 15,000 identical city skylines with tiny beams of light using an innovative nanofabrication technology called beam-pen lithography (BPL).Details of the new method, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

P300 brain waves can help accurately predict terror attacks


August 1st, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) A technology based on P300, an electrical brain wave response, can help scientists peer into the mind of a terrorist to know how, when and where the next ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How kids understand the relationship between human and other animals


May 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): It has long been believed that as children begin reasoning about the biological world, they adopt an 'anthropocentric' stance, favouring humans over non-human animals when it comes to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Material rids n-waste of harmful radiation


January 27th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have designed a novel material that targets and traps cesium, a radioactive ion in nuclear waste, and not other harmless ions like sodium. The team was inspired by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Michelangelo phenomena’: Loved-up couples sculpt each other to achieve ideal selves


December 17th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Partners who support each other's ideal selves go on to have a wonderful relationship together, reveals a new study.The researchers have dubbed it the 'Michelangelo phenomena'.Just as the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Exposure to everyday germs may prevent diseases in adulthood


December 9th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Parents shouldn't stop their kids from playing in the mud, for a new study suggests that early microbial exposures affect inflammatory processes related to diseases associated with aging ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleep ‘boosts memory’


November 20th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): For anyone trying to remember a new skill, sleeping on it may be a good advice, says a new study.Scientists carried out an experiment in which sleeping volunteers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Small earthquakes in US are actually aftershocks of 19th century quakes


November 5th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): A new research has shown that most small earthquakes occurring in the US are actually aftershocks of big earthquakes that happened in the 19th century.Researchers from Northwestern University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating at right time a must to keep obesity at bay


September 5th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 5 (IANS) Eating less and exercising more to keep obesity at bay might not be enough. Now there is new evidence to show that eating at the right time is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Eating at the ‘wrong’ time can lead to weight gain


September 4th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): Eat at the right time of day if you actually want to shed those extra pounds, for an American study so suggests.Researchers at Northwestern University have found ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Why saints turn into sinners, and vice versa


June 27th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Always wondered how people who are most looked up to and respected end up doing the most heinous of acts? Well, now a new Northwestern University study offers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New sponge-like material beneficial for the environment


May 18th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A team of chemists has designed a new sponge-like material that can remove mercury from polluted water, easily separate hydrogen from other gases and is a more effective ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel compounds may prove effective against cerebral palsy


February 26th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers at Northwestern University have developed two compounds that may be effective in protecting against cerebral palsy, a condition caused by neurodegeneration that affects body movement and muscle ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemists come up with efficient hydrogen purification method


February 17th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Hydrogen needs to be purified before it can be used as fuel, but existing methods are not very clean or efficient and this comes in the way of ... Read more...

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Honeycomb-structured materials offer new hydrogen purification method


February 16th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A team of chemists in the US has offered a new hydrogen purification method, by developing a class of new porous materials, structured like honeycomb, that is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insulin may help treat Alzheimer’’s


February 3rd, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): Insulin, which is used to keep diabetes under control, may help treat or prevent Alzheimer''s disease, according to a new study.Researchers at Northwestern University say that insulin, ... Read more...

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Synthetic good cholesterol designed to keep heart problems at bay


January 10th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Fearing that gorging on chocolate cake and juicy beef roast might send your blood cholesterol levels sky high? Well then heres your ultimate saviour synthetic high-density lipoprotein ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify a new material that could improve gas mileage


October 10th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A Northwestern University-led research team has identified a promising new material that could efficiently convert waste heat into electricity to help power cars and improve gas mileage. The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Promising new material to improve gas mileage


October 10th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Three-quarters of the potential energy in the oil that you are paying for is wasted, much of it going right out of the tailpipe instead of powering your ... Read more...

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Why daughters are rarely like their mothers


August 19th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): The relationship between a mother and her daughter relationship can be difficult to understand, even though they have the same genetic material. Now, a new Northwestern University ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Computer simulations show how special our solar system is


August 8th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study by Northwestern University astronomers has used computer simulations to show how special and unique our solar system is. Prevailing theoretical models attempting to explain the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New radiation resistant materials would help crafts on long space missions


June 11th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Researchers at Northwestern University in the US have developed new transistors that hold up well when exposed to radiation, which could prove helpful on long space missions.These ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new solution to radioactive waste disposal


March 4th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A team of Northwestern University chemists has developed a method that can remove strontium a dangerous radioactive fission material, from nuclear waste.The new method takes the advantage of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New coating strategy may lead to improved solar cells


February 24th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of Northwestern University researchers has developed a new anode coating strategy that significantly enhances the efficiency of solar energy power conversion, which may lead to improved ... Read more...

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Synthesis of deep-sea sponge molecule may lead to better anti-cancer drugs


January 24th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 24 (ANI): Northwestern University chemist Karl Scheidt has successfully synthesised a natural molecule, known as neopeltolide, having cancer-fighting properties that was isolated from a deep-sea sponge belonging to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A persons smell decides his likeability


December 7th, 2007 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Animals arent the only one who use their sense of smell to sniff out people they like, for humans also do so.The finding is based on a study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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