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Early humans were smarter than previously thought

Early humans were smarter than previously thought

The researchers believe that the same areas of the brain engaged in modern activities like playing the piano were also used in making stone tools dating from 1.8 million to 100,000 years ago.

May 10, 2017, 00:35 AM IST

Have you ever seen a cancer patient with 3D-printed jaw? - Watch it to believe it

Defying the odds, a team of doctors from Indiana University have managed to give a tongue cancer patient a 3D-printed jaw after he lost his natural jaw to the side effects of radiation treatments.

Jul 05, 2016, 00:09 AM IST

This enzyme may help protect against Alzheimer's

"This study found that NMNAT2, or nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyl transferase 2, is a key neuronal maintenance factor," said lead researcher Hui-Chen Lu, Professor at Indiana University in the US.

Jun 05, 2016, 18:54 PM IST
One trillion species on Earth and we know nothing

One trillion species on Earth and we know nothing

Biologists from Indiana University have combined microbial, plant and animal community datasets from government, academic and citizen science sources, resulting in the largest compilation of its kind.

May 03, 2016, 11:01 AM IST

Our hair and nails' secret toxic tale

Until now, researchers depended on samples of human milk, blood and urine, and those samples are more difficult to obtain than hair and nails.

Mar 03, 2016, 14:05 PM IST

US physicists discover new elementary particle

There are six types, or "flavours," of quarks: up, down, strange, charm, bottom and top. Each of these also has an antimatter counterpart.

Mar 03, 2016, 11:16 AM IST

Information flows in brain like well-defined travel routes

 Just as most of the world's air travel passes through a few major hubs, the majority of information in the brain flows through similarly well-travelled routes, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher from Indiana University has found.

Jan 25, 2016, 00:30 AM IST

Watching porn can make you sexually aggressive: Study

The researchers acknowledge that the causes of sexual aggression are complex and that “many pornography consumers are not sexually aggressive”. 

Jan 04, 2016, 18:20 PM IST

These high-tech glasses can treat kids' lazy eyes

In comparison, the lenses of the electronic glasses used in this study can be filled to fit a child's vision prescription.

Nov 15, 2015, 08:23 AM IST

E-cigarette use can lead to problematic drinking

The study based on a survey of around 1400 people, also found that more women than men use e-cigarettes socially -- just opposite to the patterns seen in regular cigarette smoking.

Oct 29, 2015, 17:48 PM IST

Better to be surrounded by copycats than innovators

A new research has claimed that it`s often better to be surrounded by copycats than innovators.

Jan 16, 2014, 12:43 PM IST

Developing sweet tooth may signal risk for alcoholism

A new study has confirmed the relationship between preference for highly sweet tastes and alcohol use disorders.

Jul 11, 2013, 12:57 PM IST

Gene associated with Alzheimer`s plaques identified

A research team including an Indian origin has identified a new gene associated with the amyloid plaque deposits found in Alzheimer`s disease patients.

Feb 21, 2013, 16:09 PM IST

Fossil data yields understanding of Darwin’s `abominable mystery`

New research has shed new light on what Charles Darwin famously called "an abominable mystery": the apparently sudden appearance and rapid spread of flowering plants in the fossil record.

Dec 07, 2012, 21:01 PM IST

`Yoga can help regain balance in stroke survivors`

Practising group yoga can help improve motor functions and balance in chronic stroke survivors, a new research has claimed.

Jul 27, 2012, 13:00 PM IST

Botanical formula shows promise to fight prostate cancer

Researchers have shed light on the effectiveness of a non-toxic, botanical formula in treating human prostate cancer in an animal model.

Apr 11, 2012, 16:18 PM IST

Suspect in US anti-Jewish vandalism surrenders

Mark Zacharias allegedly threw a rock at an information board at Indiana Uni.

Dec 18, 2010, 11:57 AM IST