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  • Excess calcium in your brains' may up Parkinson's risk

    London: While calcium helps to build and protect your bones, excess levels of the mineral in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease, finds a study. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that is caused when naturally...

  • Father's stress linked to kids' brain development

    New York: Fathers, take note! Taking too much stress may affect the brain development of your kids, a new study has claimed. According to the researchers, the stress changes the father's sperm which can then alter the brain development of the child.This new research provides a much better...

  • Girls may inherit ovarian cancer gene from fathers

    New York: Scientists have found a gene responsible for ovarian cancer that can be passed down from fathers to their daughters. The study found that genes on the X-chromosome get potentially passed down through the father to his daughter, thus increasing the risk of ovarian cancer in girls.A...

  • Manipulating gut bacteria may cut obesity, diabetes risk

    New York: Manipulating levels and ratios of gut bacteria can help prevent obesity and diabetes -- a common risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases, finds a new study. The study with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome showed evidence that the intestinal microbiome -- a...

  • A soda a day may cut your chances of conceiving

    New York: Planning a baby? Then stop drinking soda or sugar-sweetened beverages, as intake of one or more such drinks a day -- by either partner -- may decrease the chances of conceiving, warns a study. The findings showed both female and male intake of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated...

  • Childhood sibling bullying triples schizophrenia risk later

    London: Individuals who were bullied by their siblings during childhood could be up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, says new research. The study found that the more often children are involved in sibling bullying -- as victim...

  • New rabies prophylaxis for humans can treat cattle too: Research

    Shimla: New research by experts based in Himachal Pradesh has shown that the new human protocol for rabies prophylaxis, also approved by the WHO, could also be effective in treating cattle bitten by rabid dogs.This line of treatment has not only proved to be lifesaving for the animals but is also a...

  • Night shifts may raise risk of diabetes

    New York: Do you frequently work in night shifts? Beware, you are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, a precursor to cardiovascular diseases, researchers have warned. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). The study found that...

  • US woman first in world to be infected with 14 eye worms

    New York: Doctors in the US have extracted 14 worms from the eyes of a woman, the first known instance in the world of a human infection, previously seen only in cattle, according to a report by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The woman, Abby Beckley a resident...

  • Amazing Amazon molly: Scientists reveal secrets of all-female fish species

    New York: Bucking the prediction of imminent extinction, a small fish species which does not produce any male offspring, continues to thrive and researchers have now found why it does not share the fate of many other species that reproduce asexually. This fish species, the Amazon molly...

  • From supersonic travel to robotic legs, SOLIDWORKS is giving ideas wings

    Los Angeles: Although supersonic travel bade goodbye over a decade ago with Concorde, a US-based start-up, Boom, is now developing a jetliner that will fly nearly 75 people -- at the cost of a business class ticket -- from New York to London in a little over three hours in 2023. Boom supersonic...

  • New evidence unearthed on extinction of dinosaurs

    New York, Feb 12 (IANS) An asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago may have possibly triggered a worldwide release of volcanic magma that could have sealed the fate of the dinosaurs, researchers have claimed.A six-mile-wide asteroid crashed into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, nearly 66 million...