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Ancient Extinct Human Species DNA Still Present in Melanesian Residents: Study

Scientists were surprised to find fragments of DNA of extinct human species in 35 people living in islands off New Guinea in Melanesian tribes. The DNA was traceable to two early human species: Denisovans, whose remains were found in Siberia, and Neandertals, first discovered in Germany. D. Andrew Merriwether, a molecular anthropologist at Binghamton University, collected the modern-day blood samples ...

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Weight Loss, Diabetes Interlinked, Says New Study

Since diabetes can only be controlled by an individual either by medicines, diet contrl or regular exercise, experts have come out with the finding that diabetes can be reversed if people who reversed it keep their weight considerably low. A study by Roy Taylor at the Newcastle University showed that those with Type 2 diabetes who were able to loose ...

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World Water Day 2016: Will Jobs Ever be Created?

As World Water Day is observed on March 22 since 1993 with the theme designated by the UN — "Better water, better jobs", several organisations such as UN-WATER and UN-HABITAT are organising the day officially on behest of the UN. While the UN says that a billion people around the world still do not have access to safe drinking water, ...

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Agasthyamala Reserve Joins UN List of 20 World Biospheres 2016

Agasthyamala Reserve Joins UN Top 20 World Biospheres’ List The Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve in Tamil Nadu and Kerala has made it to top 20 new sites added by the UN to its list of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The International Co-ordinating Council, which met in Lima, Peru on Saturday said with the addition of 20 more reserves, the ...

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Breast Cancer-Causing Gene Identified

Breast Cancer-Causing Gene Identified A gene called GT198, known for its ability to repair DNA, is actually causing breast cancer, found scientists hoping that it may help in diagnosing breast cancer early, said Dr. Lan Ko, cancer biologist in the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and at the Georgia Cancer Center at AU. ...

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Why Humans Still Live in Slow Motion World?

Small birds, which measure just one percent of Humans in mass, have vision that is incredibly twice the speed of human vision, found a team of Swedish scientists. It is known that perching birds (small passerines) do not only have good visual eyesight but they also see things at lightning speed. Compared to them, humans are still in slow-motion world, ...

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Drinking Beer as Medicine Not Our Suggestion: Kristopher Waynant (Exclusive)

Despite its post-drink acidic effect on stomach, beer has always been under radar for many scientists and the latest finding is that it could be used in treating cancer as it contains hops, which taste bitter but give beer its unique taste. Hops contain acid compunds known as humulones and lupulones (alpha and beta acids, respectively), which are found in ...

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India to Ban 300 combination Drugs Including Some Cough Syrups of Abbott, Pfizer

India has banned 94 drugs and their use in combination already while more than 300 will be banned this week, said K.L. Sharma of the Union Health Ministry after a committee reviewed more than 6,000 combination drugs in the market being sold without approval. The list of combination drugs include popular the codeine-based cough syrups Phensedyl and Corex made by ...

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Short Break from Shampoos, Lotions improve Body Health: Study

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A study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas howed how even a short break from certain kinds of makeup, shampoos and lotions can lead to a significant drop in levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the body. The results, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, came from a study of 100 Latina ...

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University of California at Berkeley Law School Dean Sujit Choudhry Quits

Amid sexual harassment charges, University of California at Berkeley law school dean Sujit Choudhry has resigned, while the administration said it made a mistake overseeing similar allegations in July 2015. This is second in row that a famous faculty of the school resigned over sexual scandals. Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Provost Claude Steele said in a statement: “We must move ...

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World Thinnest Micro Lens Discovered, to Revolutionize Nanotech Applications

Australian researchers have created the world’s thinnest lens, thousand times thinner than a human hair, which will revolutionize the nanotechnology frontiners into new smartphones, medical devices and miniature cameras. Led by Yuerui Larry Lu from ANU Research School of Engineering, they discovered the potential of the molybdenum disulphide crystal which fits in the requirement to produce future lenses for visual ...

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Researchers Reveal Mechanism that Impairs Blood Flow with Aging

    With the world’s elderly population expected to double by 2050, understanding cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, is often highlighted and now University of Missouri researchers have identified an age-related cause of arterial dysfunction, a finding that could lead to future treatments. “Aging affects everyone and causes changes throughout our bodies,” said Erika Boerman, a ...

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Blood Vessels Can Actually Get Better With Age

  Although the causes of many age-related diseases remain unknown, oxidative stress has been linked to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases including diabetes, hypertension and age-related cancers. However, researchers at the University of Missouri recently found that aging actually offered significant protection against oxidative stress, suggesting that aging may trigger an adaptive response to counteract the effects of oxidative stress on ...

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Crocodiles Set to Face Extinction, Says Australian Researcher

Many of the world’s 27 species of crocodylians will soon be either totally or locally extinct due to human population expansion and intensive land-use for agriculture depleting the water bodies, which provide succour to crocs, said a University of Queensland researcher. Emeritus Professor Gordon Grigg of UQ says the fact that these reptiles had survived millions of years was no good ...

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Life Expectancy: Indian women live longer than men

Life expectancy has escalated to a great extent since 1990 as people even in poor nations are living longer than ever, though many of them struggling with sickness and age-old ailments, finds a new study. In India, between 1990 and 2013, life expectancy for men and women has elevated by 6.9 years and 10.3 years, respectively. Photo Credit: Pedro Ribeiro ...

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India Ready with ‘Comprehensive’ Plan on INDCs Ahead of Paris Meet: Javadekar

India’s environment minister Prakash Javadekar has reiterated India’s stand on compliance with the Climate Change agreements in the past and to forge ahead with its comprehensive plan at the Paris Summit to be held in December this year. The minsiter said India is finalizing its draft proposal before the crucial UN climate change conference in Paris and unlike most other ...

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Imagine World Map Without Humans, Here It Is!

An interesting study by Arhus University in Spain has come out with a world map sans humans and how it would have shaped the animal world on Earth, if man had not appeared about 100,000 years ago.   The fact that the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa reflects past human activities – and not climatic or ...

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Demand for Coffee Can Create Rift with Poorer Nations: Study

The explosion in worldwide coffee consumption in the past two decades has generally not benefitted farmers of coffee beans in poorer nations along the equator, said a new study. A University of Kansas (KU) researcher studying trade and globalization has found that the shift to “technified” coffee production in the 1970s and 1980s has created harsher economic and ecological consequences ...

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Antarctic Detector Confirms Cosmic Neutrino Sighting

IMAGE: A A HIGH-ENERGY NEUTRINO EVENT OF THE NORTHERN SKY SUPERIMPOSED ON A VIEW OF THE ICECUBE LAB AT THE SOUTH POLE.(CREDIT: ICECUBE COLLABORATION) Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have sorted through the billions of subatomic particles that zip through its frozen cubic-kilometer-sized detector each year to gather powerful new evidence in support of 2013 observations confirming the existence of ...

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