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Obese patients have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

A new study has found that patients with obesity have much higher risk of developing an infection soon after heart bypass surgery.

Jun 21, 2017, 23:04 PM IST

Think bursting balloons is fun? It could cause permanent hearing loss!

Researchers have found that popping balloons can be louder than shotgun blasts and can lead to permanent hearing loss.

Jan 31, 2017, 20:16 PM IST

Dinosaurs were social animals, not solo creatures

Dismissing a common perception that dinosaurs were solitary, vicious monsters, researchers have found evidence that just like most modern animals, these gigantic creatures too loved company and they lived and died together in groups.

Oct 25, 2016, 14:34 PM IST

Early Earth was covered with oceanic crust surface

Reimink's study found the presence of well-preserved grains of the mineral zircon during fieldwork in an area roughly 300 km north of Yellowknife.

Sep 20, 2016, 15:41 PM IST

Consume lots of fruits during pregnancy to have smart kids!

This is definitely a good health tip which all would-be-mothers should follow.

May 26, 2016, 23:54 PM IST

Controlling 'bad cholesterol' may prevent tumour growth

One of the key factors for this process are proteins we all have that, in larger quantities, may cause a decrease in the amount of LDL receptors to excrete the cholesterol.

Apr 10, 2016, 18:47 PM IST

New method to 'weld' neurons using lasers

Femtosecond laser pulses - each ultrashort pulse occurring every 10-15 seconds - were delivered to the meeting point of the two cells.

Feb 10, 2016, 15:31 PM IST

Diamonds used to "probe" ancient Earth

While the diamonds of this study were found in 3 billion-year-old sedimentary rocks, diamond formation occurred much deeper, within Earth's mantle.

Jan 24, 2016, 15:55 PM IST

Opioids don't guarantee improvement in physical function 

Patients who were not prescribed any opioids had statistically lower disability and higher physical functioning scores, the findings showed.

Jan 23, 2016, 15:08 PM IST

Boxing more dangerous than mixed martial arts

The researchers reviewed a decade's worth of data from medical examinations.

Nov 06, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

Dinosaur fossil with preserved feathers, skin found

Although the preserved feathers are extremely crushed due to sediment compaction, scanning electron microscopy shows a three-dimensional keratin structure to the feathers on the tail and body.

Nov 02, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

Scientists unveil `dimmer switch` for type-2 diabetes

Researchers have identified a 'dimmer switch' which could delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes.

Sep 22, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

Nearly intact baby dinosaur skeleton discovered in Canada

Scientists in Canada have unearthed extremely well-preserved remains of a baby dinosaur, dating back 70 million years, at Alberta`s Dinosaur Provincial Park.

Nov 30, 2013, 10:34 AM IST

Children who stutter differ in brain development: Study

Children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter, according to a new Canadian study.

Oct 16, 2013, 14:58 PM IST

Brain development differs in kids who stutter

Children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than their non-stuttering peers, a new study has found.

Oct 11, 2013, 15:45 PM IST

Indian-origin scientist gets top Canadian award

A 42-year-old Indian-origin scientist has been named this year`s recipient of a prestigious Canadian award that recognises excellence in complementary and alternative medicine.

Sep 27, 2013, 22:27 PM IST

What your pee can tell about your health

After seven years of research, scientists have determined the chemical composition of human urine, which can reveal a lot about a person`s health.

Sep 06, 2013, 18:09 PM IST

Music helps decrease sense of pain for kids

New research by medical researchers at the University of Alberta provide more evidence that music decreases children`s perceived sense of pain.

Jul 16, 2013, 11:35 AM IST

4 new dinosaur species identified

A University of Alberta researcher has identified 4 dinosaur species.

May 09, 2013, 13:21 PM IST

Early flying dinosaur hunted slippery fish

Microraptor, a small flying dinosaur was a complete hunter, able to swoop down and pickup fish as well as its previously known prey of birds and tree dwelling mammals, a University of Alberta led research has revealed.

Apr 23, 2013, 11:13 AM IST