Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Childhood TB higher than WHO estimates: Study

Children developing tuberculosis (TB) every year in countries most affected by the disease is “25 percent higher” than the total number of new cases worldwide estimated by WHO in 2012 Continue reading “Childhood TB higher than WHO estimates: Study” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Extreme obesity increases risk of dying

Adults with extreme obesity have increased risk of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes Continue reading “Extreme obesity increases risk of dying” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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New genes kindle hope for asthma patients

In a significant discovery, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher Pandurangan Vijayanand has identified new genes that likely contribute to asthma Continue reading “New genes kindle hope for asthma patients” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Your skin too can detect sandalwood scent!

The nose is not the only place where olfactory receptors occur and researchers have now discovered that skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent Continue reading “Your skin too can detect More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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How virtual crowds reveal real behaviour

Know why you do not bump into someone as you walk in a crowd where everyone seems to be moving in a coordinated way Continue reading “How virtual crowds reveal real behaviour” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Learning about sun damage from Bieber’s ‘big bang’

Justin Bieber may often be blamed for bad influences, but there is something he has taught researchers. His “big bang” hairstyle has come in handy while teaching kids about the ill effects of the sun More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Maths, reading ability ruled by same genes in kids

Don’t know why your kid is scared of maths? Check his reading ability first as nearly half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Full moon night may reduce sleep by 20 minutes

Next time when your grandmother tells you a folklore as you try to sleep on a full moon night, tell her to cut short as you are going to lose some sleep owing to the effect of lunar cycle on your brain Continue More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Young and obese? Blame it on sedentary lifestyle

Cutting down on calories alone may not help you trim your bulging waistline as researchers have found that lack of leisure-time physical activity is linked to increased obesity Continue reading “Young and More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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New drug ring inside vagina may prevent HIV

A novel intravaginal ring implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets, or pods, maintained steady state drug levels in the vaginal tissues Continue reading “New drug ring inside vagina may prevent HIV” More...