McGill University

Depression may boost risk of type 2 diabetes

But people only with metabolic risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels and not depression were around four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Apr 13, 2016, 12:40 PM IST

HIV can develop resistance to gene-editing tool

The problem is that HIV is notoriously good at surviving and thriving with new mutations, so while many viruses are killed by the targeted approach, those that escape the CRISPR/Cas9 treatment become more difficult to target.

Apr 10, 2016, 18:38 PM IST

New method to starve lung cancer

Cancer cells use glucose at rates tens or even hundreds of times larger than that of normal cells.  

Oct 22, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

Know why you feel thirsty

Mechanism that induces thirst discovered.

Oct 16, 2015, 16:52 PM IST

Most of media coverage is about men: Study

 Have you ever realised that more than 80 percent of the names mentioned in the media are those of men? The more mentions a person receives in the media, the higher the chances are that this person is a man, a new study reveals.

Oct 02, 2015, 17:05 PM IST

Can 'maple syrup' reduce antibiotics' use?

It turns out that the sweet treat you pour over your pancakes could make antibiotics more effective against bacteria.

Apr 17, 2015, 14:42 PM IST

Popular dietary supplement found to provide little health benefits

A new research has found that popular dietary supplement and antioxidant, ubiquinone which is said to protect cells against damage from free radicals is likely ineffective.

Mar 07, 2015, 13:14 PM IST

Scent of male experimenters stress out mice and rats in labs

In an attempt to find out why some scientists are unable to replicate research findings on rodents, a new study has concluded that it`s all got to do with the gender of the experimenters.

Apr 29, 2014, 13:25 PM IST

Coming, glass that will bend but not break

Afraid of keeping glass-made decorative pieces at home as your naughty kids won`t spare them for long? Not any more.

Jan 30, 2014, 13:59 PM IST

Researchers create super-glass 200 times stronger than standard pane

In a breakthrough, engineers have created super-glass, which they claim is 200 times stronger than a standard pane.

Jan 29, 2014, 17:46 PM IST

Diet may control seizures in epilepsy patients

The old assumption that what you eat manifests itself in your deeds cannot be just elderly wisdom.

Jan 17, 2014, 20:03 PM IST

Why women get short of breath faster than men while exercising

A new study has revealed that women find it harder to breathe than men during exercise because of greater electrical activation of their breathing muscles.

Nov 09, 2013, 14:32 PM IST

Eating cranberries could help prevent UTIs

It has been believed that consuming cranberry products has been anecdotally associated with prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for over 100 years.

Jul 16, 2013, 10:20 AM IST

Study into oceans` past raises concern about its future

A new study has revealed that the ocean the Titanic sailed through just over 100 years ago was very different from the one we swim in today.

Jun 15, 2013, 14:17 PM IST

Rare galaxy furiously burning gas to form stars found

A galaxy turning gas into stars with almost 100 percent efficiency, a rare phase of galaxy evolution that is the most extreme yet observed, has been discovered.

Apr 24, 2013, 12:16 PM IST

Brain finds new music rewarding: Study

Listening to new music activates the brain region linked to expectations of reward, according to a new study.

Apr 12, 2013, 16:11 PM IST

Can’t quit smoking? Blame it on your genes

New research shows that vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes.

Sep 12, 2012, 19:39 PM IST

Genetic associations for early onset of male pattern baldness found

A leading personal genetics company has contributed to the finding of six novel genetic associations for early onset male pattern baldness.

Jun 20, 2012, 18:54 PM IST