Indian donates $2.5 mn for UCLA research facility

An Indian-American has gifted $2.5 million to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for a new state-of-the-art engineering lab dedicated to integrated microsystems, the university said.

Obesity accelerates liver ageing

A new study has revealed that obesity greatly accelerates ageing of the liver, which might explain the early onset of many age-related diseases, including liver cancer, in obese people.

Enter the room where internet was born!

For those who were born Oct 29, 1969, the date is quite memorable. It was on this day that internet too came to life.

Testosterone therapy ups heart attack risk in men under 65

A new study has revealed that men under the age of 65, who have a history of heart disease, are at a higher risk of a heart attack shortly after beginning testosterone therapy.

Marriage at 25 or older good for men`s bones

Researchers at UCLA have suggested that marriage is good for the health of men`s bones, but only if they marry when they`re 25 or older.

Your puppy has an ancestor in wolf-like animal

The pretty dog at your home was domesticated among wolf-like ancestors - and not early farmers - between 9,000 and 34,000 years ago, a new research has found.

New technique can diagnose cancer more accurately

Scientists have developed a new technique that can diagnose cancer with a high degree of accuracy.

Diversity of facial colours among primates linked to sociability

Biologists have found that the primates that are more social have more complex facial patterns.

Astronomers `dumbfounded` by six-tailed asteroid

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a freakish asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust streaming from its body like spokes on a wheel, scientists said on Thursday.

Cocaine use may increase HIV vulnerability

Cocaine use may increase one`s vulnerability to the deadly HIV infection, a new study has warned.

Source of space weather near Earth discovered

Solar storms - powerful eruptions of solar material and magnetic fields into interplanetary space - can cause what is known as "space weather" near Earth.

`Lonely` Miss USA resorts to online dating after finding NYC`s dating scene `tough`

Miss USA 2012, Nana Meriwether, has admitted that she finds it difficult to find love in New York City and has to look for love online.

How third radiation belt appear in Earth`s upper atmosphere

In a new research, UCLA researchers have explained the development of the third belt and its decay over a period of slightly more than four weeks.

Apes and human infants show similar communicative gestures

Researchers have found that a female chimpanzee, a female bonobo and a female human infant showed similar gestures during the communicative development stages.

Brain rewires itself after damage or injury

When the brain`s primary "learning center" is damaged, complex new neural circuits arise to compensate for the lost function.

Auto emissions turn HDL cholesterol from `good` to `bad`

Breathing motor vehicle emissions triggers a change in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, altering its cardiovascular protective qualities.

Interrupting protein can help boost immunity: Study

Interrupting for a short period a protein responsible for immune functions can help boost the body`s immunity against viral infections like HIV and hepatitis C, says a new study.

Increase in rare childhood cancers linked to air pollution exposure

Scientists from UCLA`s Fielding School of Public Health have found a possible link between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and several childhood cancers.

Quick fix to hangovers identified

A tiny capsule that mimics the liver in processing alcohol could provide a speedy cure to hangovers, says an American study.

More pesticides linked to Parkinson`s disease

More and more pesticides are being linked with the rising incidence of Parkinson`s among farm workers and those who live near croplands, according to a research.