Thursday 23 October, 2014

Bug-eating helped early humans build bigger brains

An insect-rich diet when regular food sources were scarce was the secret behind early humans developing bigger brains with higher-level cognitive skills Continue reading “Bug-eating helped early humans build bigger brains” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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How organs coordinate their development with body

Believe it or not, during growth our organs do not develop synchronously with the body’s development Continue reading “How organs coordinate their development with body” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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New lizard species named after Mumbai scientist

A Mumbai scientist has earned a rare distinction of getting a new species of gecko – discovered last year from the Western Ghats in Maharashtra Continue reading “New lizard species named after Mumbai More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Though distracted, minds can see blurred lines

As city streets become increasingly crowded with distractions, our ability to process visual information remains unchanged Continue reading “Though distracted, minds can see blurred lines” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Stress may accelerate memory decline as you age

Avoid undue stress in life as it may accelerate age-related changes in your brain Continue reading “Stress may accelerate memory decline as you age” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Genes affect betting decisions too

If you are an avid stock investor, do not just blame your destiny if you missed out on making a fortune in the share market as betting decisions and strategy are determined Continue reading “Genes affect More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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‘Fear centre’ in brain key to treat kids with anxiety

In what could help better treat young children at risk for anxiety disorders, researchers have found that children with high levels of anxiety may have enlarged volume of amygdala Continue reading “‘Fear More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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‘Smart’ eye-embedded device can manage glaucoma better

In a ray of hope for glaucoma patients, engineers have designed a first of its kind electronic sensor that can be placed permanently in a person’s eye Continue reading “‘Smart’ eye-embedded More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Older fathers pass more gene mutations to kids

Do you know that those who become father at late age tend to pass more gene mutations to their children as each extra year of age results in two extra mutations Continue reading “Older fathers pass more gene More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Secret ‘password’ helps young birds not to breed other chicks

Brood parasites lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to raise their chicks, but host birds are not easily fooled Continue reading “Secret ‘password’ helps young birds not to More...