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Here's how human brain recalls events

Memory is a reconstructive process, biased by personal knowledge and world views - sometimes we even remember events that never actually happened.

Jan 15, 2019, 14:55 PM IST

Biomarkers to aid diagnosis of irregular heart beat identified

To avoid strokes it is important for them to take anticoagulant drugs to prevent blood clotting. However, atrial fibrillation is often only diagnosed after a patient has suffered a stroke.

Jan 08, 2019, 13:23 PM IST

Scientist to find how cancer 'steals keys' to healthy growth

Understanding the workings of these oxygenases may lead to new targetted treatments for cancer patients, the researchers said.

Sep 19, 2017, 10:42 AM IST

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive: Study

NMD is known among the medical community for the role it plays in the development of genetic diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis and some hereditary forms of cancers.

Jun 26, 2017, 20:46 PM IST

Robot 'Betty' launched as trainee office manager in UK company

The robot, named 'Betty' is going to join the world of work as a trainee office manager for a two-month trial period.

Jun 15, 2016, 23:46 PM IST

Diabetes drug may combat fatty liver disease

A drug currently used in the treatment of Type II diabetes can also be effective in clearing fatty liver disease from some patients, a significant research has found.

Nov 20, 2015, 11:35 AM IST

One of world's oldest Quran manuscripts to go on display in UK

A Quran manuscript believed to be among the oldest in the world dating back to at least 1,370 years that places it close to the time of Prophet Muhammad will be put on display in the UK from next week.

Sep 22, 2015, 22:07 PM IST

Losing weight as easy as drinking a glass of water!

Researchers have shown that drinking 500ml of water half-an-hour before eating the three main meals of the day may help you lose weight.

Aug 27, 2015, 12:55 PM IST

Iodine supplementation in pregnancy boosts kids' IQ

Women who take iodine supplements before and during pregnancy are likely to have kids with higher IQ and better health which could ultimately lead to huge cost savings for health care systems and society.

Aug 10, 2015, 11:55 AM IST

Do food labels make us eat healthy?

If you are making unhealthy food choices, part of the blame can be shared by food labels that are making consumers confused with their overload of information, says a new research.

Jul 06, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Delhi University to send teachers abroad for Masters courses

Faculty at the University of Delhi is being offered an opportunity to go abroad for pursuing Masters courses in 17 different subjects, with the varsity funding their higher education.

Nov 18, 2014, 20:24 PM IST

Universities must make students employable: British VC

Given the widening industry-academia gap in India, a good employability strategy and investments towards it by educational institutions can help address the problem, a leading British academician says.

Nov 15, 2014, 12:56 PM IST

Moderate coffee consumption `not linked` to dehydration

Researchers have dispelled the myth that coffee consumption can cause dehydration, as they have found that drinking moderate amounts of coffee does not result in dehydration and contributes to daily fluid requirements in regular coffee drinkers just as other fluids do.

Jan 10, 2014, 11:46 AM IST

Now, mobile phones can predict your future movements

Computer scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed an algorithm - or formula - to forecast our future movements by analysing information on mobile phones.

Aug 20, 2012, 19:43 PM IST

Indian scientist honoured by Birmingham Varsity

Indian scientist Prof Dr Srikanta Pal was made the Honorary Research Fellow by the University of Birmingham, UK, for the period 2012-2014.

Jul 02, 2012, 17:58 PM IST