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Mercedes-Benz to come up with safer child seat soon
A safer and more advanced special seat in the car for your kid would soon be a reality-it was first shown in the ESF Experimental Safety Vehicle. ANI

Massive star goes supernova, smothered by its own dust
Astronomers using NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered that a giant star in a remote galaxy ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang. ANI

Genetic defect responsible for epilepsy and mental retardation found
Researchers have detected a genetic mutation responsible for severe mental retardation and epilepsy beginning at infancy. ANI

Updates from the world of Science and Technology, research findings and scientific reports for March 25, 2010

Lung transplant patients may benefit from synthetic peptide
Synthetic peptide may enhance lung transplantation, according to a new research conducted by Medical College of Georgia scientists. ANI

Diabetes reaching epidemic proportions in China
A new Tulane University study has found that diabetes has assumed epidemic proportions in China. ANI

Experimental vaccine may delay bowel inflammation and colon cancer
A new experimental vaccine could delay bowel inflammation and colon cancer, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine say. ANI

Boffins solve coronary artery development mystery
A new study at the Stanford University School of Medicine has finally solved the mystery behind the development of the coronary artery. ANI

Warmer, wetter weather could create problems for nesting Arctic seabirds
A team of Canadian scientists has determined that warmer, wetter weather in the Canadian Arctic could create problems for nesting seabirds. ANI

Early attachment with parents affects behaviour in kids
Kids, especially boys, who are insecurely attached to their mothers in the early years, tend to have more behaviour problems later in childhood, according to a new analysis. ANI

Researcher questions group think
A University of Alberta researcher has questioned the notion of group think- a common psychological phenomenon-that has been used to explain some of the extreme things people do once they are within the confines of a group.ob Wilson, a professor in the Department of Philosophy, has defied the popular belief that groups tend to have a mind of their own and says the notion of a collective mind is problematic. ANI

Scientists come a step closer in controlling how matter behaves
A team of scientists has used laser light to control x-ray beams, which is a step toward controlling how matter behaves, shaping x-rays with other x-rays, and eventually directing the paths chemical reactions can take. ANI

Teens blogging shows little risky behaviour
A new Ohio State University study of 100 teen bloggers from around the US found that a majority used blogs to develop relationships with their peers and build a sense of community, rather than to admit misbehaviour. ANI

Clinic-based HIV prevention effective in reducing sexual risk behaviors
Clinic-based HIV prevention is effective in reducing sexual risk behaviours, a new American study has revealed. ANI

Zebrafish study may shed light on cell regeneration in human heart
A new Spanish study has found that cardiac muscle cells known as cardiomyocytes carry out repair in an injured zebrafish heart - a finding that could provide insight into how human hearts could be made to repair themselves after a heart attack. ANI

Scientists use electron microscopy to resolve and identify individual light atoms
In a new research, a team of scientists, using the latest in aberration-corrected electron microscopy, have obtained the first images that distinguish individual light atoms such as boron, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. ANI

NASAs Opportunity rover examines weird-looking material near Martian crater
Reports indicate that NASAs Opportunity rover on Mars recently examined weird coatings on rocks beside a young crater. ANI

Climate change may have driven human evolution
Scientists believe that climate change had a major impact on the development of early humans, and could have even driven their evolution. ANI

Structure of swine flu virus found
The structure of a key protein from the virus that caused last years swine flu influenza epidemic has been solved by a team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and other institutions. ANI

Cells that mend a broken heart uncovered
Duke University Medical Center scientists have uncovered cells that mend a broken heart. ANI

Daily showers and baths polluting water supplies
A new research has claimed that showers and baths are polluting water supplies partly due to growth in shampoos, gels and skin products. ANI

Global warming sinks disputed island in Bay of Bengal
Reports indicate that global warming has claimed its latest victim, namely, a low-lying island in a sprawling mangrove delta in the Bay of Bengal, which has been disputed by India and Bangladesh for almost 30 years. ANI

Migratory birds berry eating habits can teach us about healthy eating
Migratory birds favor the arrow-wood berry, high in anti-oxidants, during long flights, say researchers who claim that the birds diets might be used to understand the role of berries in human health. ANI

Could erectile dysfunction drugs help muscular dystrophy patients?
Taking a step further from a recent rodent study, a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute cardiologist is probing if drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction could also be used to improve muscle blood flow and reduce fatigue in muscular dystrophy patients. ANI

Anaesthesia ups risk of developing Alzheimers-like symptoms
Repetitive anaesthesia with isoflurane (one of the most common anaesthetics by inhalation) increases the risk of developing Alzheimers disease (AD) like symptoms in patients with genetic risk factors for the disease, according to a rodent study. ANI

How weight-loss surgery reverses type 2 diabetes
For the first time, researchers at UC Davis have shown that surgical procedure in rats, similar to bariatric (weight-loss) surgery in humans, can delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. ANI

Gorillas may become extinct in ten years in central Africa
A new UN report has said that gorillas may become extinct across much of central Africa in ten years or so. ANI

How the brain constructs morality
Our ability to respond appropriately to intended harms - that is, with outrage toward the perpetrator - is seated in a brain region associated with regulating emotions, says a new study. ANI

Big Bang Machine may unlock secrets of the Universe
Scientists are of the opinion that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the worlds largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, may unlock many secrets of the Universe. ANI

Hair-conditioning shampoos may help develop CO2 scrubber
Soon, relatives of ingredients in hair-conditioning shampoos and fabric softeners may be used to develop a carbon dioxide (CO2) scrubber that can be helpful in fighting global warming. ANI

Migratory birds berry eating habits can teach us about healthy eating
Reports indicate that global warming has claimed its latest victim, namely, a low-lying island in a sprawling mangrove delta in the Bay of Bengal, which has been disputed by India and Bangladesh for almost 30 years. ANI

Anaesthesia ups risk of developing Alzheimers-like symptoms
Repetitive anaesthesia with isoflurane (one of the most common anaesthetics by inhalation) increases the risk of developing Alzheimers disease (AD) like symptoms in patients with genetic risk factors for the disease, according to a rodent study. ANI

How weight-loss surgery reverses type 2 diabetes
For the first time, researchers at UC Davis have shown that surgical procedure in rats, similar to bariatric (weight-loss) surgery in humans, can delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. ANI

Gorillas may become extinct in ten years in central Africa
A new UN report has said that gorillas may become extinct across much of central Africa in ten years or so. ANI

How the brain constructs morality
Our ability to respond appropriately to intended harms - that is, with outrage toward the perpetrator - is seated in a brain region associated with regulating emotions, says a new study. ANI

Big Bang Machine may unlock secrets of the Universe
Scientists are of the opinion that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the worlds largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, may unlock many secrets of the Universe. ANI

Hair-conditioning shampoos may help develop CO2 scrubber
Soon, relatives of ingredients in hair-conditioning shampoos and fabric softeners may be used to develop a carbon dioxide (CO2) scrubber that can be helpful in fighting global warming. ANI

Scientists create handshaking particles
Reports indicate that physicists at New York University (NYU) have created handshaking particles that link together based on their shape rather than randomly. ANI

Flexible silicon device could help put offbeat hearts back on rhythm
A new type of implantable device for measuring the hearts electrical output has been created by a team of cardiologists, materials scientists, and bioengineers. ANI

Earths health reaching critical tipping point, says scientist
In a new study, an expert at the University of Minnesota (U of M), US, has said that earths health is reaching critical tipping point and climate change is just one of the problems that the planet faces. ANI

Pursuit of status and affection behind bullies behavior
Most bullies are motivated by the pursuit of status and affection, says a new study. ANI

Words influence infants cognition from first months of life
Even before infants begin to speak, words play an important role in their cognition, suggests a new study. ANI

Meat and milk production less harmful to planet than previously believed, admits UN
Reports indicate that the UN has admitted a flaw in its report on the impact of eating meat on climate change, which linked livestock to global warming. ANI

How our body does our thinking
Our bodies and their relationship with the environment govern even our most abstract thoughts, which include thinking up random numbers or deciding whether to recount positive or negative incidents, a new research suggests. ANI

What makes the first impression last?
Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the California Institute of Technology have found how the memory of a first impression lasts in the brain. ANI

X-Woman coexisted with Neanderthals and modern humans 40,000 years ago
A new study has suggested that an unknown type of human, nicknamed X-Woman, coexisted with Neanderthals and our own species between 30,000 to 50,000 years ago. ANI

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