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Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients
To determine whether adding the hormone leptin to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the tumultuous blood-sugar levels of people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes, a clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical Center is being carried out. ANI

Why deaf have 'super vision'
Researchers have found reasons for the enhanced abilities in the remaining senses of deaf people. ANI

Tsunami risk higher than expected in LA, other major cities
A new study has revealed that the risk of destructive tsunamis is in places such as Kingston, Istanbul, and Los Angeles. ANI

Technology News for June 15, 2010

Microsofts Kinect to allow users to use Xbox with body movements
Microsoft has unveiled Kinect, its latest technological creation for game systems, which allows users to direct the X-Box with their body movements. ANI

LOFAR raises hopes of unravelling mysteries of universe
The worlds largest radio telescope, LOFAR, has officially been launched, raising scientists hopes of unravelling the hidden mysteries of the universe. ANI

IVF treatments linked to autism
There exists a strong link between in vitro fertilization (IVF) and mild to moderate cases of autism, according to a researcher at Tel Aviv University. ANI

New findings on sleeping sickness pave way for novel treatments
New revelations about the parasite that causes sleeping sickness could lead to new avenues of research into treatments for the disease.cientists studying the parasite - which is spread by the tsetse fly and infects the blood of people and animals - have shed light on how it is able to survive when taken up by a feeding fly. ANI

Carnivorous mammals aid fruiting plants in reproduction
Always thought carnivores such as foxes and martens do not eat fruits? Well, they not only take a bite into natures sweet treats, but also help fruiting plants to reproduce and disperse their seeds, say researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). ANI

Worlds thinnest material could come in handy as dispersing agent
Scientists have discovered new properties of graphene oxide, which could see the material being used as a dispersing agent for insoluble materials, like carbon nanotubes. ANI

Spinal cord stimulation may aid Parkinsons patients
A new study claims that high frequency stimulation of spinal cord may benefit Parkinsons patients. ANI

Pregnant women should avoid wearing high heels, say experts
Experts have warned pregnant women should abstain from footwear like high heels, ballet pumps and flip flops. ANI

How bacteria give a boost to the immune system
Loyola University Health System researchers have discovered how certain types of bacteria boost the immune system. ANI

Scientists one step closer to fully sequencing the salmon genome
Scientists are one step to fully sequencing the genome of the economically important, environmentally sensitive Atlantic salmon species. ANI

Mechanical heart pumps may save lives
Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have suggested that some patients with life-threatening heart failure can be helped by mechanical heart pumps. ANI

Mental activity can protect memory of patients with multiple sclerosis
A mentally active lifestyle may protect against the memory and learning problems that often occur in multiple sclerosis (MS), says a new study. ANI

Early AMD linked to smoking, cholesterol levels
A new research has shown that early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is related to modifiable risk factors, including smoking and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or good cholesterol). ANI

Healthy diet linked to lower risk of cataracts in women
A new study has suggested that women who eat foods rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals may have a lower risk of developing the most common type of cataract.ulie A. Mares, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and colleagues studied 1,808 women (age 55 to 86) who participated in the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease study, residing in Iowa, Wisconsin and Oregon. ANI

Sun-sensitizing medications, sun exposure linked to cataract
A new study has revealed that the use of medications that increase sensitivity to the sun, combined with exposure to sunlight, is associated with the risk of age-related cataract. ANI

Painkilling drug shuts down cancer cell growth
It has been previously observed that people who regularly take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin have lower incidences of certain types of cancer. Now, scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have discovered how one NSAID, called Sulindac, inhibits tumor growth. ANI

Possible link between sleep-disordered breathing, cardiovascular disease found
Researchers have long known that sleep-disordered breathing is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), but had no clue as to why. Now a possible link has been established. ANI

Genes, pesticide exposure interact to increase Parkinsons disease risk
Researchers have found that genetic mutations and exposure to insecticides in workplaces interact to increase the risk of Parkinsons disease, especially in men. ANI

Patients drive to return to work determines sick leave length: Study
Researchers have found that people who call in sick for back and neck problems return to work at different rates despite having similar problems - implying that personal factors play a major role. ANI

Indian-origin scientist suggests use of CT scans for severe asthma
An Indian-origin researcher is investigating the use of CT (Computed Tomography) scanning for patients suffering from severe asthma. ANI

Jesus crucifixion reality or artistic illustration?
The episode of Jesus crucifixion is based more on traditions of the Christian church and artistic illustrations than antique texts, says a Swedish researcher. ANI

Soon, IVF patients to keep tabs on treatment with iPhones
Women undergoing IVF treatments may soon be able to keep a check on their progress using their BlackBerries or iPhones-a move that could revolutionise the way doctors deal with patients. ANI

Now, simple, non-invasive diagnostic tool for coronary artery disease
A simple, non-invasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck is an effective alternative to expensive coronary angiography for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a new American study. ANI

Our brains have distorted model of our own bodies
Our brains have a highly distorted model of our own bodies, researchers at University College London (UCL) have revealed. ANI

Conical shape primarily responsible for Vuvuzelaannoying loudness: Expert
A British acoustic expert has opined that the conical shape of the popular Vuvuzela, which is making its presence felt at this years FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is primarily responsible for its ear-splitting loudness. ANI

Potential cancer drug developed from Australian rainforest plant
A potential cancer drug derived from an Australian rainforest plant has successfully cleared inoperable tumours in pets, and is thus being promoted to human trials, according to its makers. ANI

Nature invented the wheel movement, not humans
Wheel, which has evolved from Stone Age to todays time of racing bikes, also represents how animals, including humans, have come to move more efficiently and quicker over millions of years on Earth, according to a Duke University engineer. ANI

Female endurance sports athletes may be at risk for fertility issues
Physicians at Loyola University Health System say that female endurance sports athletes may be at risk for serious health issues. ANI

NASA successfully demonstrates prototype tsunami prediction system
A NASA team has successfully demonstrated a prototype tsunami prediction system that will help researchers gauge large earthquakes and estimates the size of resulting tsunamis accurately. ANI

Jet aircraft blow holes in clouds to cause snow or rain
Jet aircraft make odd-shaped holes in clouds and cause rain or snow as they climb or descend in the skies under certain atmospheric conditions, according to a new American study. ANI

Water content of moon interior underestimated: Study
The volume of water molecules locked inside minerals in the Moons interior could exceed the amount of water in the Great Lakes here on Earth, NASA-funded scientists claim. ANI

Neanderthals feasted on lions
Looks like our ancestors could boast of the proverbial nerves of steel - Neanderthal cavemen hunted and feasted on lions, according to a new Spanish research. ANI

American research suggests existence of multiple God particles
The elusive God particle or Higgs boson could have multiple versions, says a new study. ANI

Soon, living skin that reduces pain, scarring associated with skin grafts
Burns experts at the University of Sydney and Concord Hospital are carrying out animal trails of a living skin that is completely functional when grafted onto a body. ANI

Apple juice can enhance Alzheimers patients mood
Scientists have found that those suffering from Alzheimers disease (AD) can enhance their mood with apple juice. ANI

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