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Salmonella: Scientists find a way to treat brain tumour by using food poisoning bacteria

Salmonella: Scientists find a way to treat brain tumour by using food poisoning bacteria

Tests in rat models with extreme cases of the disease showed a remarkable 20 percent survival rate over 100 days - roughly equivalent to 10 human years - with the tumours going into complete remission. 

Just like us, even apes have ability to guess what others are thinking - Read

Just like us, even apes have ability to guess what others are thinking - Read

Apes can correctly anticipate that humans will look for a hidden item in a specific location, even if the apes know that item is no longer there, a new study revealed. 
 

Primates didn't start out with large brains

Brain specialisations such as improved vision preceded the development of large brains in primates, our closest cousins, confirms a new study.

Our `noisy` brain won't let practice make perfect

Our `noisy` brain won't let practice make perfect

A team of neuroscientists has discovered that "noise" in our brain causes us to make mistakes, suggesting that practice will never make perfect.

Scientists develop mind-controlled wheelchair

Scientists develop mind-controlled wheelchair

The researchers used a computer to monitor brain signals from a rhesus macaque.

Study confirms global warming not driven by natural forces

Study confirms global warming not driven by natural forces

The new study reveals that unless pushed by outside forces, temperatures should remain stable.

Why we are quick to blame, slow to credit

Why we are quick to blame, slow to credit

The team found that people use two different mechanisms to judge how intentional an action was.

Early life stress linked to depression

Early life stress is a major risk factor for later episodes of depression.

Know why you feel thirsty

Mechanism that induces thirst discovered.

Barack Obama nominates FDA's No 2 official to lead agency

President Barack Obama has nominated the Food and Drug Administration's second-highest ranking official, Dr Robert Califf, to lead the agency, which regulates consumer products ranging from medications to seafood to cigarettes.

Anti-reservation protests in India a result of less jobs: Expert

India's reservation system is under attack because its rapid economic growth has not resulted an increase in private-sector jobs, a noted expert has said.

Self-control may weaken memory

Our ability to inhibit an action or override an inclination while doing another task may affect memory and attention.

Dogs, like humans, perform better under right amount of stress

Just like in humans, stress can give mellow dogs an edge, but it can make hyper dogs crack, a new study suggests.

Alcohol has lasting impact on memory in teenagers

Drinking alcohol heavily during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in parts of the brain that control learning and memory, says a study.

Lung tissue can regenerate after injury: Study

A team of US scientists, including an Indian-American researcher from the Duke University has discovered that lung tissue can regenerate after injury.

Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski claims college win No. 1,000

Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski claims college win No. 1,000

Mike Krzyzewski, who coached the US national team to gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, became the first American college coach to record 1,000 victories on Sunday.

Paralysed person to kick off FIFA World Cup in Brazil

During the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil Thursday, a paralysed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton is expected to make the first kick of the championship.

Species go extinct far faster than before: Study

Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.

Researchers develop new app that can detect autism signs in kids

Now, researchers from the US have developed a new app that can help detect the early signs of autism in kids.

Self-healing engineered muscle grown in lab

In a major breakthrough in the field of medical research, biomedical engineers have grown self-healing muscle in the laboratory for the first time.