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Unique brain area that makes us human identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 13:13

Oxford University researchers have identified an area of the human brain that is known to be intimately involved in some of the most advanced planning and decision-making processes that we think of as being especially human.

Comics have psychotic personality traits: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 21:08

Comedians have high levels of psychotic traits and an unusual personality structure which may explain why they are so entertaining, scientists say.

Key to healthy heart: Apples

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 13:30

A new research has found that apart from keeping the doctor away, apples can also be effective in preventing heart attacks and strokes in people over 50s.

British scientists to begin trial of potential HIV cure

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 13:02

Scientists from five leading British universities will begin a ground-breaking clinical trial next year to test a possible cure for HIV.

Kissing may help you find right partner: Study

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 17:12

Kissing helps us size up potential partners and, once in a relationship, may be a way of getting a partner to stick around, a new Oxford study suggests.

Better use of antibiotics could be key to fighting `superbugs`

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:05

Better use of antibiotics could help fight the infection Clostridium difficile - the superbug.

Not all obese women are at childbirth risk!

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:14

"Healthy" obese women, who have given birth to a baby before, are at lesser risk than first-time mums of normal weight, according to a new study.

Clues to possible cure for jet lag found

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 15:54

Scientists have found a genetic mechanism in mice that hampers their body clock`s ability to adjust to changes in patterns of light and dark.

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