Depressed or healthy? How antidepressant alters brains differently

A new study has suggested that a commonly prescribed antidepressant may change brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways.

How humans, monkeys recover from paralysis

 Humans and monkeys exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, new research shows.

Red wine research in dogs can help treat humans

Researchers have discovered that a compound found commonly in grape skins and red wine affects the immune systems of dogs in different ways.

Humans carry more superbugs than farm animals
Humans carry more superbugs than farm animals

Humans carry more antibiotic-resistant bacteria than the farm animals they handle.

Birds sing louder to be heard
Birds sing louder to be heard

Just as humans shout to be heard when in raucous settings, bluebirds also alter their songs in response to increases in the nearby background noise such as loud traffic, research says.

Novel map reveals the world without humans

 Researchers have created the first estimate of how the world's mammal diversity map would have appeared if modern man had never existed.

Single brain protein could be the reason why we are smartest animals on Earth!
Single brain protein could be the reason why we are smartest animals on Earth!

Researchers have discovered that a single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animals on the planet.

Indian-origin scientist discovers wake-sleep mechanism

 An Indian-American circadian rhythms expert at Northwestern University in Illinois, discovered how an animal's biological clock wakes it up in the morning and puts it to sleep at night.

Exercise helps flow of mysterious hormone in your blood

 An exercise-induced hormone does exists in humans, say scientists, adding that this hormone, called irisin, circulates in the blood at nanogram levels and increases during exercise.

Apes may learn behaviour needed for human speech
Apes may learn behaviour needed for human speech

Challenging the perception that humans are the only primates with the capacity for speech, new research has found that gorillas too can learn new vocal and breathing-related behaviours -- key requirements for human speech.

Humans to have sex with robots in near future?
Humans to have sex with robots in near future?

Experts claim that humans could soon be having sexual relationships with robots!

Eating cooked carbs made humans smarter than others
Eating cooked carbs made humans smarter than others

Eating meat may have kick-started the evolution of bigger brains, but carbohydrate consumption, particularly in the form of cooked starchy foods together with evolution of genes that increased our ability to digest starch made us smarter.

Horses make facial expressions like humans

 Just like us, horses too can pucker their lips or raise their chins to convey important messages, new research shows.

Research shows how humans see different colours in different seasons

Revealing that humans see things differently in winter compared with summer scientist are now sheding light on human's ability to process colours.

Gout drugs can treat alcohol-induced liver disease

 Two commonly used gout medications may offer protection from alcohol-induced liver disease and inflammation, a study says.

New therapy against cancer

 An innovative immunological therapy that attacks carcinogenic cells in humans by increasing the body's anti-tumour response was presented in Santiago city in Chile.

'Missing' carbon sink found underneath world's deserts
'Missing' carbon sink found underneath world's deserts

 Besides our oceans and plants, the world's deserts may be storing a large portion of carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, a new study suggests.

Dolphin study shows `dairy fat` may help curb diabetes in humans

A new study conducted on Dolphins has shown that eating foods rich in heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat present in butter and some fish may help reverse diabetes in humans.

Could humans live on Moon within 20 years?
Could humans live on Moon within 20 years?

NASA could land humans on the Moon in the next five to seven years and build a permanent base 10 to 12 years after that, a new study has claimed.

Research on livestock diseases could save human lives

Fifty percent of current research on diseases that can spread from wild animals to livestock and then to humans is focused on just 10 diseases, a study says.