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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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