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This is why you should never use baby wipes

Are you using baby wipes for your infant? If yes, then stop doing so because a new study has found that baby wipes increase the risk of developing life-threatening food allergies in children.

Apr 09, 2018, 12:15 PM IST

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.

Jul 03, 2016, 17:38 PM IST

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.


Feb 02, 2016, 00:19 AM IST

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.

Sep 17, 2015, 19:12 PM IST

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.

Sep 13, 2015, 12:22 PM IST

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.

Aug 27, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

How traumatic memories get hidden in brain

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

Aug 18, 2015, 18:43 PM IST

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. 

Aug 18, 2015, 09:44 AM IST

Embrace spirituality to fight cancer

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

Aug 10, 2015, 13:42 PM IST

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.

Jun 10, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

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.

May 31, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

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.

Feb 02, 2015, 12:58 PM IST

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.

May 05, 2014, 18:54 PM IST

`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.

Apr 19, 2014, 17:08 PM IST

`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.

Jan 09, 2014, 11:27 AM IST

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.

Jan 07, 2014, 10:33 AM IST

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.

Dec 22, 2013, 14:30 PM IST

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.

Nov 01, 2013, 12:32 PM IST

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.

Oct 30, 2013, 12:14 PM IST

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.

Jul 13, 2013, 21:18 PM IST