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Technology News on August 2, 2011

'Spiritual retreat can lower depression among heart patients'
A University of Michigan Health System study has found that attending a non-denominational spiritual retreat can help patients with severe heart trouble feel less depressed and more hopeful about the future. ANI

Nicotine protects the brain from Parkinson's disease
A new research has found that nicotine prevents us from developing Parkinson's disease by protecting dopamine neurons in the brain. ANI

One-in-three owners have "car-versations" with their 'companion' cars!
More than a quarter of Britons name their cars and hold daily console chats with their motors about other drivers, problems at work and relationship hassles, according to a new survey. ANI

Why pronouns are a stumbling block for autistics
A team of scientists has revealed why autistic individuals' use of the wrong pronoun is more than simply a word choice problem. ANI

New high-speed 3-D imaging system promises better diagnosis of cancer
A new imaging system that enables high-speed, three-dimensional (3-D) imaging of microscopic pre-cancerous changes in the esophagus or colon has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ANI

Smokers use vitamin pills as a license to smoke more
Smokers who take multivitamins, a healthy choice that they believe reduces the risk of cancer, think it compensates for their unhealthy behaviour and end up smoking more cigarettes, according to a new study. ANI

Do 'Monkey See, Monkey Do' mirror neurons influence human behavior?
More than twenty years ago, a team of scientists discovered special brain cells, called mirror neurons - cells in the brain that fire not only when we perform a particular action but also when we watch someone else perform that same action - in monkeys. ANI

Warming of water by just 2 degrees can cause fast collapse of ice shelves
Researchers have confirmed that very small amounts of subsurface warming of water can trigger a rapid collapse of ice shelves. ANI

CERN's 'Big Bang' recreation yields spectacular images,lead particles
CERN physicists have released spectacular images produced from the recreation of the 'Big Bang', which would help understand the evolution of the universe.he recreation of what happened microseconds after the Big Bang produced spectacular images as tiny lead particles travelling just below the speed of light smashed into one another. ANI

'Puppet-master' genes behind prostate cancer spread identified
Scientists have found a series of 'puppet master' genes that control the growth and spread of prostate cancer - a discovery that offers clues to new target treatments to help slow down, or even stop, the progress of the disease. ANI

Prenatal exposure to stress linked to offsprings' accelerated aging
A new study has found that young adults born to mothers, who had experienced psychological trauma during their pregnancies, show signs of accelerated aging. ANI

Distance from body best way to beat radiation from cell phones
A leading scientist has said that in order to avoid exposure to radiation from one's phone, one must keep the instrument as far away from the body as possible. ANI

Log on to to catch guys gaping at women's b**bs!
Next time when you are with a gorgeous female to get clicked make sure that you look at the camera and not at her bosom, or else you will be left embarrassed. ANI

Indoor air cleaners could help ease asthma symptoms in kids living with smokers
Researchers have suggested that air cleaners could play an important role in easing asthma symptoms in children who live with smokers. ANI

Taking DHA during pregnancy keeps infants healthy, finds Indian origin scientist
An Indian origin researcher has indicated that consuming Omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy helps protects babies against illness during early infancy. ANI

Elusive oxygen molecules discovered in space after 230-year search
NASA scientists have for the first time discovered significant evidence of molecular oxygen in space, ending a nearly 230-year search for the elusive molecules. ANI

Bear bile chemical could help maintain hearts' normal rhythm
A synthesised compound, also found in bear bile, could help treat abnormal heart rhythm, both in people who have had a heart attack, and in foetuses, according to a new study. ANI

TV beats 3D, video-on-demand, DVDs as place we most like to see films
A new study has revealed that television still holds the most preferred place for watching films despite the arrival of 3D, video-on-demand, Blu-rays and DVDs. ANI

'Promising' new composite material that restores damaged soft tissue developed
A new liquid material that in early experiments in rats and humans has shown promise in restoring damaged soft tissue relatively safely and durably has been developed by Biomedical engineers. ANI

Software that spills personal info just by seeing your picture developed
A software that can access a wealth of personal information just by reading the picture of your face has been developed by researchers. ANI

The 'Darker Side' of the 'cuddle chemical' revealed
It was earlier known that oxytocin- the "cuddle chemical"- promotes positive feelings, and is the hormone that helps mothers bond with their babies. But a recent research has found that it can promote negative emotions, too. ANI

Adults prefer boozing than time with kids or partners after stressful day
A new survey has revealed that stressed adults prefer to kick back with a bottle of wine, rather than spending time with their partners or children. ANI

Statins may help prevent recurrence of strokes in younger people
Cholesterol lowering drugs, also known as statins, may help prevent future strokes among young people who have already had a stroke, according to a new study. ANI

Soon, bioengineered spinal disc implants to make back aches history!
A biologically based spinal implant could someday bring relief for countless sufferers of chronic back and neck pain, a new study suggests. ANI

Smoking, high BP, obesity in middle age may shrink your brain later in life
Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight in middle age may cause brain shrinkage and lead to cognitive problems up to a decade later, a new study has suggested. ANI

Mums-to-be exposed to microwave ovens, hair dryers up kids' asthma risk
Children whose mothers had high exposure to microwave ovens, hair dryers and vacuum cleaners during pregnancy may have three times the risk of developing asthma, according to a new study. ANI

Tailoring parenting to kids' personalities halves anxiety, depression
Depression and anxiety symptoms in school-aged children halve when parenting styles match the child's personality, a new study has found. ANI

Soon, manage your diabetes with your mobile phone!
A new study by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers has indicated that an interactive computer software program appears to be effective in helping patients manage their Type 2 diabetes using their mobile phones. ANI

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