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High-tech device for medical testing trials in India

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 16:33

A compact, inexpensive handheld device that monitors diabetes, detects malaria and environmental pollutants is being trialled in India by Harvard scientists.

Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:45

Claiming that it found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR region, an environment body Wednesday said "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

Virtual reality therapy could help alleviate chronic pain

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 09:47

Researchers have described in several articles that virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or creating the perception of "swapping" a limb or bodily area affected by chronic pain in a virtual environment can be a powerful therapeutic tool.

New app warns visually impaired people of obstacles

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 13:53

Researchers have developed a new smartphone app that warns people with vision impairment of obstacles in their way to help them better navigate their environments.

International study gives new insights into development in womb

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 15:04

An international study, involving scientists at the University of Southampton, has used an analysis of epigenetic marks on De-oxyribonucleic acid ( DNA) to measure how much a baby`s development in the womb is determined by the genes inherited from the parents, as compared with the mother`s nutrition, mental health and lifestyle.

Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expression

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:22

Everyone has the same set of genes and it is difficult to determine which genes are heritable or controlled by your DNA versus those that may be affected by the environment. Now, no more.

Children of overweight women die younger: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 09:25

Children born from obese women were 35 percent more likely to die prematurely in adulthood, according to a study Wednesday that warned of a growing epidemic.

`Love hormone` helps cut background clutter in noisy environment

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 12:43

A new study has found that oxytocin, typically known as the " love hormone" helps promote social and parental bonding in a crowded environment.

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