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Changes in population growth and composition influence climate change
A new study has suggested that changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years. ANI

Chinese scientists, explorers seek help in search for elusive ape-man
Chinese scientists and explorers are looking for international help as they begin a new search for the elusive ape-man known as Bigfoot or Yeren. ANI

Magnets may help treat major depression
Psychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a non-invasive, non-drug therapy to be an effective, long-term treatment for major depression. ANI

Technology News for June 25, 2010

Surgeons issue warning against cosmetic foot surgery
Surgeons have warned that cosmetic surgery to the feet should never be done, as one could end up with scarring and nerve damage. ANI

Novel radiotracer raises hopes of easier Alzheimers diagnosis
Diagnosing Alzheimers could soon become easier, thanks to a novel radioactive compound. ANI

Off-the-shelf digital camera helps detect cancer cells
An off-the-shelf digital camera has been turned into an inexpensive device that is powerful enough to let doctors easily distinguish cancerous cells from healthy cells simply by viewing the LCD monitor on the back. ANI

Cosmic clocks can help unravel universes mysteries
Scientists have come up with a new technique that will turn pulsars - natural cosmic clocks - into accurate time-keepers. The work will improve studies of the origins of the Universe, including the search for gravitational waves. ANI

Conditions favourable to life existed throughout Mars
The presence of minerals in craters of northern Mars, as shown by two orbiters, suggests that conditions favourable to life existed throughout the Red Planet, not just in its south. ANI

Evidence of St Peters underground prison found
Archaeologists have discovered proof of the theory that St Peter was imprisoned in an underground dungeon by the Emperor Nero before being crucified. ANI

Scientists discover galaxy collision triggers luminous quasar
Astronomers have found evidence of a collision between galaxies driving intense activity in a highly luminous quasar. ANI

Tiny clays curb giant earthquakes
Scientists have found why some areas of the San Andreas fault experience repeated earthquakes and other areas do not. ANI

Climate change likely to complicate plant diseases of the future
Climate change is expected to create yet another problem - complications in plant diseases of the future. ANI

Jumping genes make up roughly half of the human genome
Geneticists have revealed that Transposons or jumping genes, which create genomic instability and are implicated in cancer and other diseases, make up roughly half of the human genome. ANI

Ability to predict stroke recovery vital for survivors and their families
A team of researchers has developed a method to predict post-stroke recovery of language by measuring the initial severity of impairment. ANI

Scientists use genetic approach to manipulate microbes in gut
In a new study, scientists were able to predict how microbes in intestines would respond to a diet change by observing certain microbial genes. ANI

Heres why you get wiser as you age
Our brain slows down in old age making us less impulsive and driven by emotion. And this is when we gain wisdom, according to researchers. ANI

Breast screening debate misleading women
A senior doctor is calling for an end to the polarised arguments about the benefits and harms of breast screening. ANI

Iron overload may be linked to macular degeneration
A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has found that the most common - and under-diagnosed - genetic disease in humans just may be a cause of the worst form of macular degeneration. ANI

Eyes clue to Alzheimers diagnosis
Scientists have found that the protein that forms plaques in the brain in Alzheimers disease also accumulates in the eyes of people with Down syndrome. ANI

Human foetuses do not feel pain before 24 weeks
A new study has found that human foetuses do not feel pain before the age of 24 weeks. ANI

Gulf oil spill can cause cancer in humans, says expert
A biomedical scientist has warned that the chemicals found in the gooey tar balls that are being produced as a result of the Gulf oil spill can cause cancer in humans. ANI

How genetic chips could improve heart disease treatments
Researchers at the University of Leicester are trying to identify new genes and molecules responsible for coronary artery disease, which could in turn help develop new diagnostic and treatment strategies. ANI

Just like humans, star-struck chimps too look up to their heroes
Scientists has found that humans are not alone in their obsession with celebrities; chimps too look up to those they consider more prestigious in their group. ANI

Visual stimulation from attractive males positively affects brooding females
Brooding female birds are sensitive to visual stimulation from attractive males of the same species, a breeding experiment with Houbara bustards has led scientists to conclude. ANI

Drugs and alcohol can fuel creativity is a myth, says psychiatrist
Psychiatrists have claimed that drinking and taking drugs does not enhance a persons creative quotient. ANI

Bariatric surgery can resolve sexual dysfunction in obese women
A new research has revealed that bariatric surgery could prove useful in improving female sexual dysfunction (FSD) apart from helping people lose weight. ANI

Why drug users become addicts
A typical drug users transition to addiction could result from a persistent impairment of synaptic plasticity in a key structure of the brain, suggests a new French study. ANI

Even workers can produce queen bees!
Cape honeybee workers can produce a new queen at any time, new Australian research reveals. ANI

Replace your hard chair with a soft seat to experience a change of heart
Our sense of touch has a significant bearing on our thoughts, behaviour and our overall perception of the world, new research reveals. ANI

Partial lunar eclipse to grace sky on June 26
A partial lunar eclipse will be visible across much of North America early Saturday morning. ANI

System that controls sleep in humans may be same for most mammals
An international team of researchers has shown that the neural circuitry that controls the sleep/wake cycle in humans may also control the sleep patterns of 17 different mammalian species. ANI

Humans will be extinct within 100 years, says Oz scientist
A 95-year-old Australian microbiologist has declared that humans will be extinct in another 100 years or so. ANI

Lower BP may be unhealthy for kidney patients, say expert
An expert is suggesting that lower blood pressure could be unhealthy for patients with chronic kidney disease. ANI

Moms favouritism negatively affects kids in adulthood
A mother showing favouritism to one child can have lasting effects - her children can show depressive symptoms in middle-age, says a new study ANI

Rat lungs renovated in lab using stem cells
Scientists from Yale University have discovered a novel technique that uses stem cells to build better lungs. ANI

Sex for 10 minutes is ideal
It may come as a surprise to many people, but the most desirable length for sex is just 10 minutes, a survey of has revealed. ANI

Indian origin scientist develops software to make PCs sleep-work
Personal computers in offices can now save energy and money by sleep-working, thanks to new software SleepServer developed by a team led by an Indian-origin American scientist. ANI

Bilingualism can check decline, extinction of languages
Spanish researchers claim to have found a way to check the decline and the ultimate extinction of languages. ANI

Now, living, breathing human lung-on-a-chip
American scientists have used a microchip to develop a device that mimics a living, breathing human lung. ANI

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