Saturday 01 November, 2014

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 breed other chicks” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Protein-rich diet may lower stroke risk: Study

Eating a diet higher in protein, especially from fish, may lower your risk of having a stroke than diets lower in protein Continue reading “Protein-rich diet may lower stroke risk: Study” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Erase, restore memories at your will soon

Imagine this – removing a bad memory or reactivating a good memory may be done at flick of the finger or the click of a mouse Continue reading “Erase, restore memories at your will soon” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Blonde or Brunette – single DNA change can decide hair colour

To get a blonde look, you soon may not need to visit a hair clinic or a specialist barber. A single-letter change in the genetic code is enough to generate blonde hair in humans Continue reading “Blonde or More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Kill cynicism, be positive for better brain health

“Be positive” is not merely a motivational punch line. People with high levels of cynical distrust are more likely to develop dementia and other health problems Continue reading “Kill cynicism, be positive More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Don’t let brain go idle early in life to stay sharp

Parents must ensure that their adolescent kids keep learning new things instead of idling away time as using brain during adolescence may help brain cells survive and could impact how the brain functions later More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Learn from sperm how to swim against current!

Like salmon travelling upstream to spawn, sperm cells are extremely efficient at swimming against the current, said a study that could help scientists Continue reading “Learn from sperm how to swim against More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Technology reveals details of 1,000-year-old mummies

Eight mummies from ancient Egypt and Sudan will be displayed at an exhibit from Thursday at the The British Museum in London Continue reading “Technology reveals details of 1,000-year-old mummies” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Indian-origin scientists claim human learning breakthrough

Stimulation of a certain population of dopamine-containing neurons within the brain can alter the human learning process Continue reading “Indian-origin scientists claim human learning breakthrough” More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, May 10th, 2014
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Researchers described a new type of heredity in Paramecia

Considered as an obsolete theory for many years, the transmission of acquired traits has returned to the forefront of debate Continue reading “Researchers described a new type of heredity in Paramecia” More...