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Tabara study - Man standing on one leg
To measure one-leg standing time, participants stood with their eyes open and raised one leg.

copyright Yasuharu Tabara, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
By BioNews On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health and stroke risk

Struggling to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer was linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in Continue reading “Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health and stroke More...

birdflu
By BioNews On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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H5N8 bird flu strain reported in Italy

Highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu strain was reported at a turkey farm in northern Italy, media reported Wednesday. The outbreak was “ascertained” by local health authorities at the farm, which is located More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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Apple suspends online sales in Russia after rouble’s fall

US technology giant Apple has said it has stopped selling its products in Russia online due to volitality in the value Continue reading “Apple suspends online sales in Russia after rouble’s fall” More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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Indian test rocket lifts off with crew module

India’s heaviest test rocket with an experimental crew module blasted off from the spaceport here Thursday morning. Continue reading “Indian test rocket lifts off with crew module” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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Technique that sprays water in air to bring rain

Clouds form when water droplets gather on dust or other particles in the air. Continue reading “Technique that sprays water in air to bring rain” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Black tea shields from alcohol-induced tummy ulcers

Black tea, known for its immunity boosting potential, can also help prevent and mitigate the effects of stomach ulcers Continue reading “Black tea shields from alcohol-induced tummy ulcers” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Countdown for India’s next gen rocket’s Thursday flight begins

The countdown for the Thursday morning test launch of India’s heaviest and next generation rocket-Geosynchronous Satellite Continue reading “Countdown for India’s next gen rocket’s Thursday More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Curiosity detects methane fluctuations in Martian atmosphere

The Curiosity rover has detected methane fluctuations in the atmosphere of Mars, a situation that opens up new avenues of Continue reading “Curiosity detects methane fluctuations in Martian atmosphere” More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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3D Maps Find Loops in Human Genome

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have assembled the first high-resolution, 3D maps of entire folded genomes, Continue reading “3D Maps Find Loops in Human Genome” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Research shows Jaws didn’t kill his cousin

New research suggests our jawed ancestors weren’t responsible for the demise of their jawless cousins as had been assumed. Instead Dr Robert Sansom from The University of Manchester believes rising sea levels More...