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India should invest more in science research: Infosys Science Foundation

India needs to invest more in scientific research as the country lags behind burgeoning economies like China in catalysing research and development, K Dinesh, President of Infosys Science Foundation (ISF)

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Diet rich in fish helps fight asthma: Study

Eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children, a study has found. The clinical trial led by La Trobe University in Australia found that c

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IIIT Hyderabad Admission Notification for PhD Programs in CSE and ECE

IIIT Hyderabad has announced the call for research applications for its PhD programs in CSE and ECE. The program is open to fresh graduates, individuals with work experience in R&D labs and industry as well as those who

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King's College London: Genes may partly decide which university you attend

Scientists have for the first time shown that DNA plays a significant role in whether young adults choose to go to university, which University they choose to attend and how well they do. The researchers from Kin

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AIIMS study: Meditation can help lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients

Meditation can help lower eye pressure in patients suffering from glaucoma, according to a recent study by doctors at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. The study was done

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University at Buffalo researched about Unique 'fingerprints' can help track 3D-printed guns

Scientists claim to have developed the first accurate method to identify which machine a 3D-printed object came from, paving the way for law enforcement agencies to track the origin of printed guns, counterfeit products

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Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) scientists to experiment for Natural Farming

Farm scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) gained first hand experience of natural farming at Gurukul farms in Haryana's Kurukshetra district and said they would also experiment the "pes

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IIT KGP and NTNU have signed an MoU to facilitate cooperation in research and education

The IIT Kharagpur and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have signed an MoU to facilitate cooperation in research and education between the two institutes, an IIT KGP

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Sans Forgetica - A font that helps you better recall what you read

Researchers have created a new type font, called Sans Forgetica, to help people remember more of what they read. Sans Forgetica is believed to be the world's first typeface specifically de

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IIT scientists develop material that can harvest water from fog

Taking a leaf from nature's book, a team from IIT Mandi has developed a material that can harvest water from fog. Researchers worldwide are working towards developing techniques that can h

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IIT KGP and REDOC SPI tie up in Doctoral Education

Kolkata, Oct 7 (PTI) IIT Kharagpur and REDOC SPI, a French network of doctoral schools, have come together to strengthen institutional collaboration in doctoral education and research. Thr

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Illegible prescriptions: MP college to impart handwriting

In a bid to protect budding doctors from any unpleasant situation they might find themselves in future because of illegible prescriptions, a state-run medical college in Madhya Pradesh has come up with an intersting idea

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Increasingly Human - Like Robots Spark Fascination and Fear

Sporting a trendy brown bob, a humanoid robot named Erica chats to a man in front of stunned audience members in Madrid. She and others like her are a prime focus of robotic research, as t

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India Not Adequately Harnessing Potential of Women in Science

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed concern over the low participation of women in higher science, saying the country is not adequately harnessing their scientific potential and it is a colle

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NASA Probe Nearing Interstellar Space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe is approaching interstellar space and has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, the US space agency said. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a litt

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Never dreamed my research would take the direction it has: Nobel Medicine Prize winner Allison

James Allison, the winner of the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize, has said he never dreamed that his research would take the direction it has. The American immunologist and Tasuku Honjo of Jap

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Exercise can help cut depression, schizophrenia symptoms

Exercising two or three times a week can reduce symptoms of depression and schizophrenia, according to experts who suggest that a structured physical activity regime can complement standard medication and psychotherapy t

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Animated video launched to create awareness on breast cancer

An animated video aimed at creating awareness on breast cancer has been launched by the Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology and Reseach (SRIOR) recently. The video, claimed by the instit

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Media violence, family conflict ups aggressive behaviours in teens

Teenagers exposed to violence on TV and high levels of household conflict are at risk of engaging in aggressive behaviours, according to scientists including one of Indian origin. Especi

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Stress pushing people in Delhi to unhealthy lifestyles

Work-related stress and other worries are affecting health of adults living in Delhi, leading them to adopt smoking, drinking and other unhealthy lifestyles such as binge eating at night

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Argentina's economic crisis could trigger scientific 'collapse'

Argentine scientists are deeply worried about the effects of the country's economic crisis on science. The government has proposed cutting research budgets in 2019 as part of an austerity push and it is

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Many doctors in India miss TB signs

Many private sector doctors in India miss the signs of tuberculosis and therefore provide patients inadequate treatment, according to a new study published Tuesday involving people hired to act out the symptoms.

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Harvard prof asks MCI to replace classroom use of animals with simulation technology

A Harvard professor has written to the Medical Council of India (MCI), urging it to replace the "cruel classroom use of animals" with cutting-edge simulation technology, animal rights bo

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Stepfathers' 'Cinderella effect' may be a myth: Study

Long-held assumptions that stepfathers are more likely to be responsible for child deaths than genetic parents -- dubbed the 'Cinderella effect' -- may be a myth, scientists say. Researche

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Banning tobacco displays may prevent children from buying cigarettes

Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may significantly reduce the number of children buying cigarettes, a study has found. The research, from Imperial College London (ICL) in the UK

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Acts of kindness can reduce depression: Study

Showing compassion to others can help reduce depression and increase life satisfaction, say scientists who found that the most disagreeable individuals benefit the greatest. The most disagreeable individuals, who are als

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ISRO to launch 18 missions in next six months

With the continuing success of PSLV missions, ISRO has decided to take it up a notch and plans to launch 18 missions in the next six months, virtually one every two weeks.

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Boost your Brain Skills with Quick Meditation

Just a short session of meditation can significantly boost one's ability to quickly and accurately complete cognitive tasks, even if they have never meditated before, a study has found.

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10 Truths a PhD Supervisor will Never Tell You

A PhD Supervisor guides the student for the preparation of your research studies, to complete the research record. There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to ov

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Benefits of space research trickle down into our everyday lives

Advancements in space research tend to find their way into our everyday lives - be it through crucial surgeries or ubiquitous devices such as smartphones, according to an Australian astrophysicist.

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World's first mission to touch the Sun set to launch next week: NASA

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, mankind's first mission to 'touch' the Sun, has been moved to its launch pad and is on schedule take off next week, the US space agencies said

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Switching off protein may boost efficacy of cancer treatment

Inhibiting a previously known protein could reduce tumour burden and enhance the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments, a study has found. Immunotherapy is a type of

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Father's genes can impact motherly love: Study

A father's genes can influence the quality of care a newborn receives from its mother, a study has found.

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iHub to set up in Andhra Pradesh for Research and Scientific learning

The Andhra Pradesh government is in the process of setting up iHub, the intelligent hub, a first of its kind global research centre for scientific learning with an initial investment of

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Reading about suicides impacts vulnerable people: Study

Reading details about suicide cases can push vulnerable people towards taking the extreme step, say scientists who underscore the need for understanding the impact of media reports on suicidal population

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Future smartphone circuits may be printed like newspapers

A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices, scientists say. The lo

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What is the Biggest lie in Science?

Real science is science that was replicated and proven many times. By that definition, nearly no science produced today is real science. Replication does not produce publications, which are necessary to

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Consume Fish to lower Cancer Risk

Consuming fish and other foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids may lower the risk of early death from diseases like cancer, and heart disorders, a study has found. In the study of 240,729 men

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Best Dictionary/Thesaurus Apps for Android

Good Dictionary or Thesaurus is something everyone loves to have on their phone. People even have thesauruses in different languages wherein they can find new words and look for their meaning.

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Your Earliest Memories Might Never Have Actually Happened

Nearly 40 per cent of people have a first memory which is fictional, say researchers who conducted one of the largest surveys of people earliest memories.

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“Hyper Brains”? High Intelligence and Health

Intelligence is not gifted. Intelligence is developed. We may think that some of us are gifted because of some characteristics. But the truth is that every one of us is gifted. Some of us are good at sports, others are g

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Bad mood may help your brain with everyday tasks: Study

Being in a bad mood can help some peoples executive functioning, such as their ability to focus attention, manage time and prioritise tasks, according to a study. The study, published in the journal

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Novel technique allows robots to play team mates to soldiers

Scientists have developed a new technique that allows robots to autonomously navigate in different environments and carry out actions a soldier would expect from a teammate on the battlefield.

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Obesity alone does not increase early death risk: Study

Obesity alone does not increase the risk of early death, say scientists who have found that obese patients with no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality. The study could

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ISRO scientists successfully test Vikas Engine

ISRO today said it successfully conducted a ground test of its high thrust version of the Vikas Engine that would improve the payload capability of the space vehicles. The test for a durat

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No Aliens, But Scientists Find More Evidence for Life on a Saturn Moon

Aliens and Science are one of the most interesting aspects of Science. Every one likes to read more about astronomical science and is not interested in the Cosmology or aliens. Aliens

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Delhiites exposed to five times more black carbon than Americans, Europeans

Travelling by car in Delhi exposes people to black carbon levels five times higher than Europe and America, say scientists who found that Asian residents are exposed to

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Einstein's virtual avatar may boost cognition

A virtual reality experience of being in Albert Einstein body can help people with low self esteem score better on cognitive tests, a study has found. The perception of having

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New treatment for chronic kidney disease in the humans

Scientists have devised a method to deliver genetic material to treat damaged kidney cells in mice, an advance that may lead to a gene therapy to cure the potentially fatal chronic kidney disease in humans.

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Mini Neanderthal brains grown in US lab

Scientists have successfully grown pea size versions of Neanderthals brains, an advance that may help better understand the species that went extinct about 40,000 years ago. Cultivati

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Taking photos can impair memory of events: Study

Taking photographs for Instagram or Snapchat to document and remember a memorable experience may be counterproductive, say scientists who found that the act of clicking pictures impairs memories of the event.

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Novel enzymes can convert plant waste into fuel

Scientists have discovered a new family of enzymes which can make it possible to convert plant waste into sustainable goods and high value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals and fuels.

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Exercise crucial for good health in depression patients

Exercise may be just as crucial for a depression patient good health, as finding an effective antidepressant, say scientists who found that the high fitness level at middle age can protect the heart from

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Does Education Really Boost Intelligence, how much?

The scientific case that an increase in education grows students cognitive abilities is not a new one. But figuring out exactly how much an additional stretch of schooling earns someone in terms of intelligence is a complicated ch

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World at risk of dangerous climate change: Study

Sensitive regions of the world would remain at risk of the dangerous and potentially irreversible effects of climate change, even if we meet the target of not increasing the global temperature above 1.5 degree Celsius ov

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Virtual reality tech transforming heart treatments

Rapid advancements in virtual reality technologies are leading to new developments in cardiovascular treatment and improved outcomes for patients, researchers said. Extend

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'I've Never Seen Anything Like This': Astronomers Dazzled

A mysterious cataclysm in a neighbouring galaxy was spotted in the sky above Hawaii last week, sending astronomers around the world scrambling to understand the source of the staggeringly brilliant flash.

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Anxious people less likely to make risky decisions

People who are highly anxious exert more cognitive control when they make a risky decisions, and are more likely to avoid dangerous behaviours, compared with those who experience less anxiety, a study has found.

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How alcohol addiction alters our brain decoded

Scientists have identified how alcohol addiction alters the brain signalling system, which may pave the way to treat the condition in humans. Researchers, from Linkoping University and

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Biodegradable plastic alternative synthesised

Scientists have successfully synthesised a polymer that is typically produced by bacteria, algae and other microorganisms, an advance that may lead to renewable and biodegradable plastics.

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Parent-child interaction therapy may alleviate depression in kids

An interactive therapy that involves teaching parents to successfully interact with their children can effectively help treat depression in the young ones, a study has found. Researchers s

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Most people aware of harmful effects of plastics but still use it

A majority of people are aware of the harmful effects of plastic on the environment, but still use it due to lack of availability of cheaper alternatives, a study said. With a sample size of 3,600, the nat

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Lord Bilimoria among top 100 influencers in the UK-India relations

Leading NRI entrepreneur and Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, Lord Karan Bilimoria and the varsity Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Robin Mason are among the top

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Twitter reveals distinct daily cycles in our thought patterns

Our mode of thinking changes at different times of the day and follows a 24 hour pattern, say scientists who decoded the human thought cycle after analysing 800 million tweets.

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High Risk of cardiovascular disease in India: Study

The risk of suffering from fatal or non fatal cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years varies widely among people living in different states in India, ranging from 13.2 per cent chance for residents of Jharkhand to 19

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Apple aims to solve problems locating 911 calls for help

Apple is trying to drag the US's antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to

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Video gaming can be addictive as cocaine or gambling: WHO

Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organisation said today in a much anticipated update of the International Classification o

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Mindfulness may help cope with social rejection

People who have greater levels of mindfulness and the tendency to maintain attention on an awareness of the present moment are better able to cope with the pain of being rejected by others, a study has found.

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New subtype of prostate cancer discovered

Scientists have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about seven per cent of patients with advanced disease. The subtype is characterised by loss of the gene CDK12. I

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Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels

Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study published today that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warmin

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'New method can quickly, accurately detect infections'

Scientists have developed a method that can quickly and accurately detect whether a person has been infected with harmful bacteria or other pathogens. The method developed by

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Spider silk vaccine may help prevent cancer

Scientists have developed microcapsules made of spider silk that can deliver cancer vaccines directly to the heart of immune cells. To fight

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Global warming will make veggies harder to find: study

Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned today. By the end of this cent

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Solar-powered system can harvest fresh water from air

Scientists have developed a system that can harvest water out of the air using just solar power, an advance ideal for people living in arid areas of the world. The prototype, developed by

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Severe uranium contamination in India's groundwater: Study

Scientists have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers across 16 states in India, much above the WHO provisional standard for the country. The

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Many Australian school students feel they 'dont belong' in school

A report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research, the managers of the Program for International Student Assessment in Australia, explores Australian students se

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'Negative social media experiences linked to depression'

Negative experiences on social media are strongly associated with higher depressive symptoms among young adults, according to a study. The finding, published in the journa

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Immediate rewards boost workplace motivation

Getting an immediate reward for working on a task, rather than waiting one to finish it, can boost motivation and help people enjoy the work, a study has found. According to

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Falling short on time? Earth might have 25 hours in a day in the future

Sometimes, 24 hours are not enough in a day. Many of the work gets postponed to next day if not because of laziness then the shortage of time. If you ever wished to have more hours in a day, then it is the right time for

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Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate: Study

Having a stressful job may increase the risk of developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to strokes and premature death, according to a study.

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Inadequate sleep may cost countries billions: Study

Inadequate sleep, a health problem affecting at least one in three adults worldwide, could cost countries billions, a study has found. Researchers from Vic

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New material can help tooth enamel regenerate

Scientists have developed materials that help dental enamel regenerate, and could be used to prevent and treat tooth decay or sensitivity. Enamel, located on the outer part of our

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Gravitational wave event likely signaled birth of black hole

The merger of two neutron stars that generated gravitational waves detected last year may have led to the birth of the lowest mass black hole ever found, say scientists who analysed data from NASA Chandra X ray Observato

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Common toothpaste ingredient may up colon cancer risk: study

A common antimicrobial ingredient triclosan, found in hand soaps and toothpaste, may alter gut bacteria and increase the risk of colon cancer, a study has found. The study, published in the journal

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Being active more important for heart patients than weight loss

Increased physical activity, rather than weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease a longer lease on life, scientists say.

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No need for high-dose vitamin D in infants: study

Tripling the dose of Vitamin D supplementation for babies does not make their bones any stronger by age two, according to a study in Finland published today. Vitamin D is essential because

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Limiting global warming may prevent millions of dengue cases

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius could prevent around 3.3 million cases of dengue fever every year in Latin America and the Caribbean alone, a study has found. The study published in the journ

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Novel technique could help treat cancer

Cancer therapies that cut off blood supply to a tumour could more effectively treat the deadly disease when combined with existing chemotherapeutic drugs, a study has found. The research,

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Reducing meat consumption could help prevent obesity: Study

Cutting back on meat and following a vegetable rich diet could be the key to battling obesity, a study suggests. Researchers from Erasmus University, Rotterdam

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People with autism can't recognise lies: Study

People with autism spectrum disorder are unable to distinguish truth from lies putting them at greater risk of being manipulated, a study has found. Researchers, led by David Williams of the

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'Mediterranean diet may protect you from harms of air pollution'

Following a Mediterranean diet may protect people from some of the harms of air pollution, and reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks and stroke, a study claims.

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Humans causing cancer in wild animals: Study

Human activities are changing the environment in a way that causes cancer in wild animal populations, according to a study. "We know that some viruses can cause

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Cycling, walking to work can help you live longer: Study

Walking or cycling to work may reduce the risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease or stroke, a study claims. The study, published in the journal Heart

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Novel robotic system can grow mini human organs

Scientists have developed an automated robotic system that can rapidly produce mini human organs required for medical research and drug testing. The traditional way to grow

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New battery can be charged within seconds

Scientists have developed a novel self assembling battery device that can be recharged within seconds and could power mobile devices of the future. Researchers from Corne

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Hotter bodies fight infections, tumours better: study

The hotter our body temperature, the more our bodies speed up a key defence system that fights tumours, wounds or infections, according to a study. In the study published in the journal

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Smoking pot in early teens ups drug abuse risk later

People who start smoking marijuana in the beginning of their teens are at a higher risk of having a drug abuse problem by the age of 28, a study has found.

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Jupiter-like exoplanet discovered by amateur astronomer

An amateur astronomer have discovered a new hot Jupiter an exoplanet that orbits a star similar to our Sun with a period of 40 hours.

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'Over 300 mammal species yet to be discovered'

There are probably 303 species of mammals left to be discovered by science, most of which are likely to live in tropical regions, according to a predictive model developed by ecologists. The research, publ

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First stars formed 250 million years after Big Bang: Study

The earliest stars may have been forged just 250 million years after the Big Bang, say scientists who observed a galaxy at a record setting distance of 13.28 billion light years from Earth.