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1 in every 9 men face risk of abrupt cardiac death: Research

 A new study has found that nearly one in every nine men face the potential risk of a sudden cardiac death before the age of 70.

Novel polymer may lead to artificial muscles soon

The integrated polymer offers two distinct "compartments" with which chemists and materials scientists can work to provide useful features.


Beat tapping not related to rhythm memory

Beat tapping not related to rhythm memory

Tapping to a beat and remembering rhythms are not necessarily related skills, says a new study that may also have implications for language ability.

Cell-free protein manufacturing platform a game-changer

 A team of researchers has developed a user-friendly technology to help scientists understand how proteins work and fix them when they are broken.

Hidden blue discovered in 2000-yr-old Egyptian mummy portraits

Scientists have discovered that Roman-era Egyptian mummy portraits used the pigment Egyptian blue, invisible to the naked eye, as material for underdrawings and for modulating colour - a finding never before documented.

How traumatic memories get hidden in brain

Scientists have discovered the mechanism in our brain that makes stressful or fear-related memories inaccessible.

US labor board quashes college sport union bid

US authorities on Monday dismissed a bid by American football players at Northwestern University who had been seeking to form a union, overturning an earlier ruling which could have revolutionized college sports. 

Embrace spirituality to fight cancer

Being spiritual can help cancer patients improve their physical, mental and social well being.

Timing of exposure to light influences Body Mass Index

The timing of exposure to moderate levels of light may influence body mass index (BMI) and also body fat, says a new study.

United Airlines faces boycott for 'Islamophobia' at 30,000 ft

Hundreds of people have pledged to boycott United Airlines after a Muslim passenger alleged discrimination due to Islamophobia over an unopened can of Diet Coke onboard the American airliner.

Lawsuit fear driving US neurosurgeons to perform extra tests

More than three-fourths of neurosurgeons in the US practice some form of defensive medicine - performing additional tests and procedures - out of fear of malpractice lawsuits, a survey has revealed.

Scientists develop environment-friendly solar cell

In a significant finding, scientists have developed a new low-cost, efficient and environment-friendly solar cell that can be used without hazardous material lead.

`Smart` device that engineers cells to kill cancer

In a path-breaking discovery, biologists have created a new technology for modifying human cells to create therapeutics that could travel the body and selectively target and kill cancer cells without disrupting healthy cells.

`Super-Earths` have Earth-like climate, life next?

Super-Earths or massive terrestrial planets dotting our galaxy the Milky Way, may haveEmore earth-like climate then scientists have ever thought.

Newly discovered small exoplanets may be fluffy

During its four-year mission, NASA`s Kepler space telescope discovered thousands of "planetary candidates" in our Milky Way galaxy, many of which were found to be covered in gas.

Computer use can alter your brain

Using a computer may not only change our lifestyle, but also alter the way our brain learns, according to a new study.

Neck jabs can halve severe hot flashes in menopausal women

A study has found that a shot in the neck of local anesthesia may reduce severe hot flashes by nearly 50 percent for at least six months.

Lower maternal education linked to poor neural processing of sound in teens

A new study has linked poor processing of auditory information in the adolescent brain to a lower maternal educational background.

1st interspecies transplant for new diabetes treatment a success

In the first step toward animal-to-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type 1 diabetes, scientists have successfully transplanted islets, the cells that produce insulin, from one species to another.

Why fish are such swell swimmers revealed

Researchers at Northwestern University led by an Indian professor have revealed some of the mechanical properties that allow fish to move so intricately.