Health

  • 20 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 19 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure. ...

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  • 19 Jan - 2017 posted by - Sneha Sadhwani , snehasadhwani@yahoo.in
    We need food, water, sleep and oxygen to survive. But sleep is one such factor that is mostly overlooked. People these days are so busy that they fail to realize that like healthy diet and regular exercise, sleep is equally important for an overall healthy lifestyle. It is very well known that get...

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  • 18 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 16 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 08 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A steady decl...

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  • 07 Jan - 2017 posted by - Bisma Ashraf Zargar, Dept. Food Technology, Islamic University of Science and Technology, J&K
    On the basis of my research on the Effect of Different Processing Parameters on Antioxidant Activity of Tea I as a researcher found that longer steeping time at boiling temperature results in the decrease in antioxidant activity of tea. As in kashmir we generally boil tea for longer time at boilin...

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  • 05 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 05 Jan - 2017 posted by - Padmavati G. Gore, Dr. KuldeepTripathi, Richa Upadhyay, Swati Deepak Dubey-1. ICAR- National Bureau of Plant Gentic Resources, New Delhi. 2. Dietician-UHM Hospital, Kanpur 3. SMS- KVK, Pratapgarh
    United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) declared and celebrated 2016 as international year of pulses. Reason behind this celebration was to make people aware about nutritional benefits of pulses and motivate them towards including more and more pulses in their diets all over the wor...

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  • 30 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo. ...

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  • 29 Dec - 2016 posted by - Dixit Sharma and Ankita Sharma-Centre for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Shahpur, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA
    The human intestinal microbiome is a boundless ecosystem which performs the broad variety of human functions, both inside and outside the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). Probiotics is a term in which 'Pro' is a Latin word which means 'for' and 'biotic' is the Greek word ...

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  • 23 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    In the first study of its kind, environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg and neuroscientist Mary Catanese at the University of Massachusetts Amherst examined the effects of the compound bisphenol S (BPS) on maternal behavior and related brain regions in mice. They found subtle but striking ...

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  • 23 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Gambian sleeping ...

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  • 20 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance. In a promising study led by Robert Abramovitch...

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  • 20 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Sunlight allows us to make vitamin D, credited with healthier living, but a surprise research finding could reveal another powerful benefit of getting some sun.  Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have found that sunlight, through a mechanis...

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  • 15 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Microgreens a...

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  • 15 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University and Oregon State University have found that aspirin may slow the spread of some types of colon and pancreatic cancer cells. The paper is published in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology....

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  • 13 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Most of the time people who are experiencing a heart attack will have pain in the chest, shortness of breath, etc. Silent heart attack symptoms might be as simple as indigestion, flu-like symptoms, or feeling discomfort like a pulled muscle in the chest or back According to Karla Kurrelmeyer, MD, ...

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  • 09 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    An analysis of 2,...

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  • 09 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers led b...

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  • 07 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 35 percent of U.S. drivers slee...

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  • 07 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 06 Dec - 2016 posted by - Debashis Dutta, Mira Debnath Das, School of Biochemical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology BHU (Banaras Hindu University)
    Food irradiation processing technique involves treatment of food items (raw/processed) to gamma radiation to achieve a specific purpose such as extension of shelf life, insect, disinfestations, elimination of food borne pathogens such as E.coli 0157:H7, Camplyobacter,  Salmonellae, Shigella, ...

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  • 05 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Being diagnosed with HIV or Human immunodeficiency virus is considered a death sentence by many. Once contracted, the virus breaks down a patient's immune system leaving them vulnerable to pretty much any disease. The condition worsens over time and leads to the inevitable diagnosis of acqui...

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  • 05 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The United States’ National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) unanimously voted to amend the current US standards for organic foods. Their update will place a ban on ingredients that are derived from new genetic engineering techniques from being used in certified organic products....

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  • 04 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Food scientists at the University of British Columbia have developed a faster and cheaper way to quantify antioxidant levels in chocolate. It’s a method they plan to use in new research to help uncover when antioxidant levels rise and fall during the manufacturing process, from raw cocoa bea...

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  • 01 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers have proposed a new global approach to tackling the world's mounting nutrition and food production crisis. Writing in the journal Nature, leading food policy experts argue there must be an urgent change in direction for research and have recommended ten priorities....

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  • 01 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
     The World Health Organisation (WHO) for the first time has recommended HIVself-testing in the privacy of one's home using HIV kit, a move that may result in a major breakthrough in HIV treatment by improving access to diagnosis. Though Indi...

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  • 28 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    1445 viruses have been discovered in the most populous animals – those without backbones such as insects and worms – in a Nature paper that shows human diseases like influenza are derived from those present in invertebrates. ...

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  • 25 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    As the global spread of the Zika virus continues, efforts are underway to halt the disease’s transmission. While no licensed therapies or vaccines to protect against the Zika virus are currently available, new research published in the journal npj  accines demonstrate...

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  • 23 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    In a new study, a group of Boston scientists, including rese...

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  • 17 Nov - 2016 posted by - Dr. Niki Nautiyal -Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, SBSPGI , Balawala Deheadun, Dr.R.K. Panwar-Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, GBPUAT, Pantnagar
    Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by fungi .They are secondary metabolites of fungi which are associated with certain disorders in animals and human beings.. Unlike bacterial toxins, fungal toxins (mycotoxins) are not proteins and therefore are not usually detectable by the immune systems of...

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  • 03 Nov - 2016 posted by - - Nishant Gupta, Dr. Parul Saxsena and Dr. Poonam Gusain, Patanjali Research Institute, Haridwar
    Fermented foods are those nutrients rich food stuffs that is obtained by microbial metabolic reactions; simply called as “fermentation” reaction. Dahi (curd), vinegar, soy sauce, pickles, yoghurt, buns, beer and probiotic such as Yakult, are the frequently used and familiar fermented f...

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  • 02 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    In India winter is coming now and there’s a flu season. H1N1 is a flu virus. ...

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  • 02 Nov - 2016 posted by - Debashis Dutta, Research Scholar, Dept. of Biochem. Engg., IIT (BHU)
    India is one of the world’s largest producers as well as exporter of food products and playing an decisive role in contributing to the development of the economy. Indian domestic food market is expected to grow by nearly 40% of the current market size by 2015-16, to touch USD 258 billion. Pr...

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  • 25 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A recent study by investigators at the National Institute of Diabe...

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  • 20 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Ever worried that all the information you’ve crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new study published in Cognitive Systems Research. ...

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  • 15 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms - the thin but resilient layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic, according to new research from the University of Southampton. The findings, ...

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  • 15 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    IT may sound like sci-fi, but hundreds of Australians are turning themselves into super-humans who can unlock doors, turn on lights and log into computers with a wave of the hand. Organic &...

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  • 11 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A longer yawn may correlate to a bigger brain size, according to a new study which also found that the animals with bigger brain are more variable in the length of their yawns. Researchers from the State University of New York in the U...

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  • 11 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    NASA has developed a new high-tech material that uses electricity to significantly promote healing of injured wounds. This technology is a device that uses electrical activity to facilitate the wound healing process while protecting the wound. The bandage is m...

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  • 07 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Much of the controversy over additives in vaccines has centered around the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal, which is no longer found in childhood vaccines except for flu shots. But did you know that many childhood vaccines contain potentially toxic, brain-damaging levels of&nb...

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  • 29 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study has found that consumption of the bioactive compound nimbolide, derived from the leaves of the neem plant, could significantly suppress the development of prostate cancer. The findings were published in Antioxidants & Redox Signaling in April 2016....

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  • 28 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 27 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine-led team of international researchers has for the first time identified a fungus as a key factor in the development of Crohn's disease. The researchers also linked a new bacterium to the previous bacteria associated with Crohn's. The gro...

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  • 23 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    It's over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed. Since then we’ve learned a great deal about the protein ‘tangles’ and ‘plaques’ that cause the disease. How close are we to having effective treatments – and coul...

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  • 22 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 22 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    India’s Cadila Healthcare Ltd (Zydus Cadila) and Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, on Tuesday, announced a partnership to tackle chikungunya, and other emerging infectious diseases. Th...

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  • 20 Sep - 2016 posted by - Er. Deepika Kohli, Dept. of Food Tech. Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Cholesterol is a waxy, fat like substance found in body and in many foods. Cholesterol is vital for your body to function like it is vital in making hormones, it makes digestive acid (commonly called bile) and it is used in the myelin sheath covering of nerves. The problem with cholesterol comes w...

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  • 20 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Feeding babies egg and peanut may r...

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  • 22 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    During a hear...

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  • 17 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    We are more susceptible to infection at certain times of the day as our body clock affects the ability of viruses to replicate and spread between cells, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The findings, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scie...

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  • 13 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Water is of major importance to all living things; in some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water (source: water.usgs.gov). According to H.H....

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  • 09 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers h...

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  • 09 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A team of Chinese scientists will...

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  • 04 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A dangerous link between polluted air and childhood mental illness is exposed in a newly published study by Swedish researchers. Blueair, a world leading air Purification Company founded in Sweden 20 years ago, described the research – the first of its kind to study the impact of polluted ai...

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  • 03 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The largest study to examine the effects of different sources of dietary protein found that a high intake of proteins from animal sources - particularly processed and unprocessed red meats - was associated with a higher mortality rate, while a high intake of protein from plant sources was associat...

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  • 03 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study m...

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  • 29 Jul - 2016 posted by - M.K. Tripathi*, S.K. Giri,S.Deshpande and A.K.Sharma-Agro Produce Processing Division Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Nabibagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal - 462 038, India
    Micronutrient malnutrition (MNM) is widespread in the industrialized nations,but even more so in the developing regions of the world. It can affect all agegroups, but young children and women of reproductive age tend to be amongthose most at risk of developing micronutrient deficiencies....

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  • 17 Jul - 2016 posted by - Shailja Pandey, Shweta Singh and Saif Hameed, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon (Manesar)-122413, India
    Microorganisms especially bacteria are considered to be causative agent of many infectious diseases. But with the drastic development in the field of science and technology this notion has been proved wrong since the advent of probiotics. These probiotics are generally in the form of bacteria or s...

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  • 17 Jul - 2016 posted by - Er Sanjay Kumar, Dept. of Food Tech. Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    In today’s busy life everyone likes to erase year from their face by simply changing their daily diet. For this one should eat foods, which are capable to strengthen, glow, and control wrinkle from your skin. ...

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  • 29 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The Walter Re...

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  • 21 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A university degree is linked to a heightened risk of developing a brain tumour, suggests a large observational study, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. ...

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  • 17 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A high percen...

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  • 15 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Eating more whole grains may reduce the risk of premature death, according to a new meta-analysis by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study found that people who ate the most whole grains (70 grams/day, about 4 servings), compared with those who ate little or no whol...

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  • 13 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new view on the origin of cancer is proposed by Antonio Mazzocca and collaborators at the University of Bari "Aldo Moro" in a recently published paper in the journal "Medical Hypothesis" ...

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  • 09 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Indian manufacturers use the two chemicals for treating flour while making bread, the study said. India’s food safety regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), does not ban these two chemicals. ...

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  • 07 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Copper is not a poisonous heavy metal. It is recommend by National Academy of Sciences to eat 700 micrograms of Copper each day. Copper is usually found in meat, lobster, or supplemental vitamins. Drinking from a copper cup won't really aff...

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  • 26 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    More than 50 years of misuse and overuse of antibiotics has led to a plague of antibiotic resistance that threatens to reduce the efficacy of antimicrobial agents available for the treatment of infections due to resistant organisms. ...

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  • 25 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 23 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A large worldwide study has found that, contrary to popular thought, low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption. ...

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  • 21 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study sugge...

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  • 10 May - 2016 posted by - Dr Kiran Thakur, Dr AchunPanmei, Lalrinsangpuii, Simson Soren, Phule Japheth and Sudhir Kumar Tomar: ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India.
    Bamboo usage is associated with mankind from times immemorial. They are plants of global interest because of their distinctive life form, ecological importance, and the wide range of uses and values they have for humans.Although, bamboo shoots possess lots of health beneficial traits, but their co...

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  • 05 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 20 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The study - the first trial to publish five-year results from SBRT treatment for prostate cancer -- found a 98.6 percent cure rate with SBRT, a noninvasive form of radiation treatment that involves high-dose radiation beams entering the body through various angles and intersecting at the desired t...

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  • 16 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The ZIKA virus can be transmitted sexually, a new study has confirmed. The ZIKA virus, a member of the Flavivirus family, is almost exclusively transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes. Although Zika infection usually causes mild symptoms, it can be responsible for severe neurological complicatio...

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  • 13 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Neurobiologists at UC San Diego have discovered how signals that orchestrate the construction of the nervous system also influence recovery after traumatic injury. They also found that manipulating these signals can enhance the return of function. ...

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  • 01 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 09 March 2016  launched Rotavirus vaccine Rotavac, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech. ROTAVAC® India&rsq...

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  • 30 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced on 29 March 2016, the development of a vaccine that protects against multiple strains of both seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza in mouse models.  ...

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  • 25 Mar - 2016 posted by - Nishant Gupta, Vandana Kala and Poonam Gusain, Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar
    Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most ancient diseases of mankind’s history, has co-evolved with humans perhaps for several million years. Tuberculosis, generally called TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs...

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  • 08 Mar - 2016 posted by - Vandana Kala, Nishant Gupta, and Dr Poonam Gusain, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar
    “If every gratified craving from heroin to designer handbags is a symptom of “addiction,” then the term explains everything and nothing” Amanda Heller ...... ...

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  • 06 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    In India, Betel leaf  plays an important role since ancient culture. Its use in India dates back to 400 BC. As per ancient books of Ayurveda, Charaka, Sushruta Samhitas, and Kashyapa Bhojanakalpa, the practice of chewing BL after meals became common between 75 AD and 300 AD. Toward the 13...

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  • 05 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    There have been many cases where people have come back from the dead and it’s nothing but a miracle. Recently in Solapur, city of Maharashtra, something very similar happened when 4-month-old infant Aditi Gilbile, survived more than 20 heart attacks in over two months time.  ...

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  • 05 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur has developed an ultra-low cost eco-friendly laterite based arsenic filter for providing safe drinking water.The innovation has won Sirshendu De, the head of chemical engineering department, the Innovation Award 2016 from the Indian Desalination Associa...

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  • 25 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
      Using the plant pigment anthocyanin, scientists have found a way to cause the sugars in bread to be digested at a slower rate than regular white bread, which in turn helps im...

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  • 20 Feb - 2016 posted by - Rajni Tiwari, Dinesh Kumar Singh and Mamta Tiwari. 1.SRF Department of Vegetable Science, 2.Professor, Department of Vegetable Science, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, 3.Ph.D. scholar. HNBGU, PG College,Khatima Uttarakhand
    Biofortification is the idea of breeding crops to increase their nutritional value. This can be done either through conventional selective breeding, or through genetic engineering. Biofortification differs from ordinary fortification because it focuses on making plant...

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  • 20 Feb - 2016 posted by - Dr Poonam and Vir Singh, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar
    The word adaptogen came into existence around sixty years ago, when the term ‘adaptogen’ was first introduced by Russian scientist N. V. Lazarev in 1947 to describe a substance which was known to increase “non-specific” resistance to adverse influences to organism and stress. Adaptogens, are the substances tha...

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  • 16 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and associate professor of medicine Dr. William H. Fissell IV, is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and living kidney ce...

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  • 16 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new stud...

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  • 12 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Higher intake of foods containing vitamin D during pregnancy – but not supplemental vitamin D intake – was associated with reduced risk of development of allergies in children, according to a study led by an investigator from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published to...

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  • 09 Feb - 2016 posted by - Debashis Dutta, Mira Debnath Das*, Ph.D Scholar, School of Biochemical Engineering IIT Varanasi (BHU), Varanasi-221005
    Proteomics is a powerful, rapidly advancing field that enables the analysis (involves the identification of protein structure and function) of a total set of proteins within cells or tissues. Since proteins are the functional units within cells...

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  • 28 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Twenty-five years after 700,000 U.S. troops fought and won the first Gulf War with remarkably low casualties, research "clearly and consistently" shows that exposure to pesticides and other toxins caused Gulf War Illness, a complex and debilitating disorder that affects as many as 250,00...

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  • 25 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. ...

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  • 19 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Residents of high-rise buildings had better survival rates from cardiac arrests if they lived on the first few floors, and survival was negligible for people living above the 16th floor, according to a study. The study of nearly 8,000 adults shows the higher the floor, the lower the odds of surviv...

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  • 05 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A device developed by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers to automatically monitor and regulate blood-sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes will undergo final testing in two clinical trials beginning in early 2016. ...

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  • 29 Dec - 2015 posted by - Asghar Abbas (M.Phil Biotechnology), Research Officer, International Institute Of Health Management Research, New Delhi
    Breast cancer is a disease in which certain cells in the breast become abnormal and multiply uncontrollably to form a tumor. Although breast cancer is much more common in women in India. In women the most common form of breast cancer begins in cells lining the milk ducts (ductal cancer). In women,...

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  • 24 Dec - 2015 posted by - Mrs. Manorma Chauhan
    The Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consumed in many Asian countries. Shiitake mushrooms are the second most commonly cultivated edible mushrooms in the world. It is a feature of many Asian cuisines. It is also considered a medicinal mushroom in ...

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  • 24 Dec - 2015 posted by - Neha Arora, Dept. of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee
    Chikungunya virus causes high fever and severe joint pain and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes mainly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These mosquitoes can be identified by the white stripes on their black bodies and legs. They are aggressive daytime biters, with peak feeding activity at dawn and dusk. Its na...

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  • 24 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Mercury in fish The mercury seaps into the fish, which are subsequently consumed by humans. The researchers determined that up to 80 percent of the toxic form of mercury, called methylmercury, found...

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  • 24 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Hunger is the biggest crime and to a man with an empty stomach FOOD is God.                                          ...

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  • 19 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    German based biotech company CILIAN AG reports positive in vivo results for its seasonal sub-unit flu vaccine, CiFlu. Immunogenicity studies were conducted in non-human primates. In collaboration with CILIAN’s scientific partners within the European ADITEC consortium, a quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine was tested at the facili...

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  • 13 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A paper published in...

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  • 12 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A team of Oxford University researchers has developed a technique that could improve heart scans for patients, giving more information about the heart than traditional scans and without any injections, making them safer and faster. Currently, stress scans of the heart using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) require patients to be inje...

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  • 10 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A pesticide used prior to the early 1980s and found in milk at that time may be associated with signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, according to a study published in the December 9, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...

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  • 07 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Turns out dads are also eating for two. A study published December 3 in Cell Metabolism reveals that a man's weight affects the heritable information contained in sperm. The sperm cells of lean and obese men possess different epigenetic marks, notable at gene regions associated with the control of appetite. The...

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  • 07 Dec - 2015 posted by - Poonam Gusain* and Vir Singh GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Inida
    The word arsenic is derived from the Persian zarnikh and Syriac zarniqa, later incorporated into Greek as arsenikon, which meant “masculine” or “potent” and referred primarily to orpiment, or yellow arsenic.  The word became arsenicum in Latin and arsenic...

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  • 05 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new drug deliv...

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  • 03 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Millions of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes could be cured of the disease if they just lost weight, a new study suggests. Scientists at Newcastle University have shown the disease is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas and losing less than one gram from the organ can reverse the life-limiting illness and restore insulin production. ...

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  • 28 Nov - 2015 posted by - Er. Sanjay Kumar, Dept. of Food Tech. Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Food is adulterated to increase the quantity and make more profit. The technical definition of food adulteration according to the Food and Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is, "The addition or subtraction of any substance to or from food, so that the natural composition and quality of food substance is affected." In India normally the contami...

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  • 27 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A compound and an enzyme that occur naturally in cruciferous vegetables -- cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts -- may help prevent recurrence and spread of some cancers, according to associate professor Moul Dey of the South Dakota State University Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences. She has been doing research on phenethyl isothiocyana...

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  • 27 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Ginger naturally contains a compound that is up to 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy drugs at killing the cancer stem cells that make malignant tumors so dangerous, according to a study published in the journal PLoS. The chemical, known as 6-shogaol, is produced when ginger roots are dried or cooked. The researchers found that 6-shogaol is active against cancer...

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  • 20 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Gamma interferon given 24 hours before and up to 24 hours after exposure completely protects mice from death from Ebola A new study led by University of Iowa virologist Wendy Maury, PhD, suggests that gamma interferon, which is an FDA-approved medicine, may have potential as an antiviral therapy to prevent Ebola infection...

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  • 19 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Advancements in precision medicine have led to many new targeted cancer therapies for cancer patients. These treatments focus on using agents that target one or two genes that contribute to tumor development. The approach tends to be more effective against...

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  • 13 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A group of researchers from the University of Sassari (Italy) and the University of Plymouth (UK) has developed a cognitive model, made up of two million interconnected artificial neurons, able to learn to communicate using human language starting from a state of "tabula rasa," only through communication with a human interlocutor. The model is called AN...

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  • 01 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    The year 2015 is a watershed moment in the battle against tuberculosis (...

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  • 01 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Now, researchers are developing technology to make these devices battery-free. The advancement is based upon a piezoelectric system that converts vibrational energy - created inside the chest by each heartbeat - into electricity to power the pacemaker. The implantable pacemaker, a medical marvel that has extended millions o...

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  • 20 Oct - 2015 posted by - Bharat Bhushan, PhD scholar, Dairy Microbiology Division, NDRI, Karnal
    Human milk is a complex species-specific mammary glands’ secretion, which infants get through breastfeeding from their mothers as a complete source of nutrition until weaning (start of taking solid foods). Besides its nutritional part, it provides a degree of immunological protection to infants and decreases the rates of forthcoming diseases like diabetes a...

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  • 15 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Sahlgrenska Academy have now found that antioxidants double the rate of metastasis in malignant melanoma, the most perilous type of skin cancer. Science Translational Medicine published the findings on October 7. "As opposed to the lung cancer studies, the primary melanoma tumor was not affected," Professor Bergö says. "But ...

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  • 05 Oct - 2015 posted by - B. Radhakrishnan, K.K. Srikumar and B. Suresh Kumar , Department of Entomology, UPASI Tea Research Institute Valparai , Dr. Pathipati Usha Rani, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
    Helopeltis theivora, tea mosquito bug (TMB) is considered as the most serious pest of tea in India, especially in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and West Bengal. This bug belongs to the Heteroptera, family that consists of insects/bugs which suck the sap from plants for their living. The bugs make punctures on the tea leaves and while sucking the sap inject t...

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  • 02 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists have discov...

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  • 02 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    FDA  has approved Synjardy  (empagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride) tablets, from...

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  • 02 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal launched “Whey Protein Enriched Drinks” from its Milk Parlour on 27th August, 2015. N...

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  • 20 Aug - 2015 posted by - Dipanjan Ghosh and Sreeparna Ghosh
    Bisphenol A is a carbon containing synthetic compound employed to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. It exhibits some similarity with animal hormone. In present day society we are largely exposed to bisphenol A by different direct and indirect ways. Widespread exposure to bisphenol A may even cause cancer. Various uses and alerts for such uses are di...

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  • 14 Aug - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A study led by researchers at McMaster University has found that that trans fats are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease, but saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes. Guidelines currently recommend that saturated fats are limit...

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  • 05 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists has discovered a way to limit replication of the most common form of HIV at a key moment when the infection is just starting to develop. The study, published June 25 in Nature Communications, has shed light on a potential new element of human immunity against HIV-1 and could provide a powerful n...

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  • 05 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    As the South Korean MERS outbreak continues, researchers have discovered and validated two therapeutics that show early promise in preventing and treating the disease, which can cause severe respiratory symptoms, and has a death rate of 40 percent. The South Korean epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continu...

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  • 02 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The patient is the first person in California to receive the smaller Total Artificial Heart, and the first patient in the world with the device to be bridged to a successful heart transplant. ...

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  • 17 Jun - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. FDA  finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not "generally recognized as safe" or GRAS for use in human food. Food manufacturers will have three years to remove P...

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  • 17 Jun - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
      The food manufacturer Nestle has removed a productfrom sale in India because of safety concerns. laboratory tests showed the noodles contained lead at levels far higher than the legal maximum. The tests also detected the chemical flavour enhan...

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  • 14 Jun - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Cornell University engineers have created a functional, synthetic immune organ that produces antibodies and can be controlled in the lab, completely separate from a living organism. The engineered organ has implications for everything from rapid production of immune therapies to new frontiers in cancer or infectious disease research. ...

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  • 27 May - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Adult obesity and inflammation have been associated with an increased risk of bowel cancer, which is the third most common form of cancer...

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  • 08 Apr - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary pleaded guilty on 10 March 2015 to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medicine containing metal particles. The company agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case. Metal particles, including nickel, iron and chromium, were introduced during...

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  • 04 Apr - 2015 posted by - Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus. It differs from other Ebola vaccines because as an inactivated whole virus vaccine, it primes the host immune system with the full complement of Ebola viral proteins and genes, potentially conferring greate...

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  • 31 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites -- an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem. &...

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  • 21 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Kids in the United States eat so much pizza that some researchers now argue the food ...

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  • 17 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Antibiotics aren't supposed to be effective against viruses. But new evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers found antibiotics could help prevent norovirus infections. The same team also showed that a ...

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  • 17 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    For years, pathogens' resis­tance to antibi­otics has put them one step ahead of researchers, which is causing a public health crisis, according to Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis. But in new research, Lewis and his col­leagues present a newly dis­cov­ered antibi­otic that elim­i­nates path...

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  • 13 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    People who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health, suggests a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health in more than 5,100 adults. "Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to t...

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  • 09 Jan - 2015 posted by - Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)
    From the days scientists understood the safe interaction of electromagnetic radiations and demonstrated its practical use in 1901 in the form of X-rays (The Nobel Prize in Physics 1901 was awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A study from the University of Exeter has found that male flies die earlier than their female counterparts when forced to evolve with the pressures of mate competition and juvenile survival. The results could help researchers understand the mechanisms involved in aging. The research, published in the journal Functional Ecology, used populations of t...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    There are apps that will track your exercise, apps that will record your food intake, and even apps that will remind you to drink water. If you're looking for one, all-inclusive app that will take on all your fitness-related tasks, our pick is MapMyFitness. There is a free version of the app, and also a $5.99-per-month version and a $29.99-per-year subscription that will b...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    When people spend time interacting with their smartphones via touchscreen, it actually changes the way their thumbs and brains work together, according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 23. More touchscreen use in the recent past translates directly into greater brain activity when the thumbs and other fingertips...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A New instrument could someday build replacement human organs the way electronics are assembled today: with precise picking and placing of parts. In this case, the parts are not resistors and capacitors, but 3-D microtissues containing thousands to millions of living cells that need a constant stream of fluid to bring them nutrients and to remove waste. The new d...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists may have finally found an effective vaccine against Ebola, with two experimental DNA vaccines to prevent Ebola virus and the closely related Marburg virus proving to be safe and generating a similar immune response in healthy Ugandan adults as reported in healthy US adults earlier this year.  Results of an early-stage clinical trial of two experim...

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  • 20 Dec - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
    Eating spicy food is often seen as a sign of male bravado - and now scientific research has found that men who enjoy hot food have higher levels of testosterone. Scientist at the University of Grenoble found a positive correlation between an enjoyment of spicy food and levels of the hormone. Greater quantities of testosterone are linked to characteristics that de...

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  • 15 Aug - 2014 posted by - Niki Nautiyal,Rajni Rawat,Priyanka Bhareti, GB Pant University
    Today majority of peoples are subjected to several infectious diseases. So it is necessary to produce new vaccines that have economic and other advantages over the existing injectable vaccines. In view of this recently plants are being used as the alternative vaccine production system because of its several advantages over animal system. The...

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  • 15 Aug - 2014 posted by - Dr.Pabba Shivakrishna
    Fine and healthy individuals tend to possess fine and healthy nails. we have a tendency to pay a lot of of your time in trimming, shaping, buffing and painting your nails, however you almost certainly don’t pay a lot of timegazing them blank. which suggests that&n...

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  • 24 Jul - 2014 posted by - Dr.Shivakrishna Pabba
    Without even considering it, we tend to come back to daily contact with bacteria on different surfaces and objects. These bacterium and mould build up particularly in areas that are troublesome to scrub, like the crevices on electronic devices, ventilation systems and filters. Studies have shown that computer keyboards are typically dirtier than average public to...

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  • 23 May - 2014 posted by - Sonali Johri, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
    Role of Nutraceuticals in Diabetes Nutraceutical is a term coined to describe substance which are not traditionally recognized nutrients but which have positive physiological effects on human health body. Nutraceutical is a combination of 2 words “nutrition&rd...

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  • 14 May - 2014 posted by - Dr Punit Chandra, Principal Scientist, CIAE, Bhopal
    Nutrition and Omics Omics aims at the collective characterization and quantification of pools of biological molecules that translate into the structure, function, and dynamics of an organism or organisms. “Omics” comprises of mapping t...

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  • 14 May - 2014 posted by - Neha Arora, Dolphin Institute, Dehradun
    Chikungunya virus causes high fever and severe joint pain and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes mainly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These mosquitoes can be identified by the white stripes on their black bodies and legs. They are aggressive daytime biters, with peak feeding activity at dawn and dusk. Its nam...

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  • 14 May - 2014 posted by - Debashis Dutta, Mira Debnath (Das) School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT BHU
    E. coli and Salmonella – the most causative food borne pathogens – "National Threat to Human Health” E. coli and Salmonella, the two most causative food borne pathogens belongs to same family Enterobacteriaceae, ar...

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  • 19 Feb - 2014 posted by - Dr Archna
    It is the most important small millet in the tropics (12% of global millet area) and is cultivated in more than 25 countries in Africa (eastern and southern) and Asia (from Near East to Far East), predominantly as a staple food grain. The major producers are Uganda, India, Nepal, and China. The speciality of these tiny deep red pearls is the abundance of nutrient...

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  • 13 Feb - 2014 posted by - Kiran Mahant,Shoolini University,Solan
    Spirulina- A Super Algal Food Spirulina, a microscopic blue – green algae is one such functional food and dietary supplement which is 100% natural product with all the good qualities that nature has to offer. It is a single celled algae that lives in warm...

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