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Church attendance declining among less educated Americans
Americans without college degrees are dropping out of Church two times faster than their more-educated counterparts, according to a new research. ANI

Scientists manipulate sugar to improve efficiency of drugs
Sugars attached to drugs can enhance, change or neutralize their effects, a US scientist has said. ANI

Flu/H1N1 infections, not vaccine, triggers narcolepsy
A rise in H1N1 infections and colds could trigger a rare sleeping disorder, according to a new research ANI

Icelandic current could change North Atlantic climate picture, says study
The presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off Iceland that could significantly influence the ocean's response to climate change in previously unforeseen ways has been confirmed by an international team of researchers, including physical oceanographers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). ANI

'Unhealthy mum's more likely to have sick kid's and it's not due to genetics'
A new research has suggested that disadvantaged, unhealthy mothers are much more likely to have sickly children than disadvantaged moms who are relatively healthy-and this is not only due to genetics. ANI

Video games, smart phones are helping parent's 'bond' with their kids
A new university research has indicated that video games and smart phones are helping parents and children bond with each other. ANI

Common cause of all forms of Lou Gehrig's disease discovered
Researchers have identified a common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, paving the way for effective therapies. ANI

Humans may colonise alien planet in next 100 years
The US military is planning a mission of flying mankind in the next 100 years to an alien planet - which would otherwise take around 70,000 years to reach with current technologies. ANI

Amy Winehouse, Arsenal are most Googled topics this summer
Amy Winehouse's mysterious death has garnered a lot of attention on the Internet, so much so that it has emerged as the most Googled topic this summer. ANI

Indian origin scientist finds 'naturally-occurring molecule' to block breast cancer spread
An Indian origin scientist and his colleagues have discovered a molecule that blocks the development and spread of breast cancer. ANI

Oldest fossil find on Earth shows life possible on Mars
The fossilised remains of the oldest known lifeforms on Earth unearthed in Australia has proved that bacteria thrived in an oxygen-free world more than 3.4 billion years ago - a finding that should boost the search for life on Mars, scientists say. ANI

'Oldest fossil' find shows life on Earth may have originated 3.4 bln years ago
Scientists in Australia have discovered fossils, which they believe is the oldest evidence of life on earth. ANI

Mechanism to protect against antibiotic-resistant hospital-acquired infection discovered
A key mechanism used by intestinal cells to defend themselves against one of the world's most common hospital-acquired bacterial infections has been discovered by researchers. ANI

Why stress damages DNA
Researchers at Duke University Medical Centre have discovered a mechanism that could explain why stress causes DNA damage. ANI

Soon, bulletproof human skin made from spider silk and goat milk
Bulletproof vests have been around for decades but skin that can stop them has only been the preserve of science fiction. ANI

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