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Computer identifies viruses with close genetic ties to 'swine' flu
Scientists have used new mathematical and computational techniques to identify six influenza A viruses that have particularly close genetic relationships to the H1N1 'swine' flu virus. ANI

Under nourishment can make kids vulnerable to type 2 diabetes in womb
A new study has provided the strongest evidence yet that vulnerability to type 2 diabetes can begin in the womb. ANI

Mobile phones making people forget their manners!
A new survey has revealed that Australians' love for mobile phones is turning the country into a rude nation. ANI

Artificial pacemakers do not benefit nearly half of heart failure patients
A new study has found that three-lead cardiac pacemakers implanted in patients with heart failure fail to help up to 40 percent of them with such devices. ANI

Blame your 'Playboy' genes for your infidelity!
Moral objections aside, promiscuity can benefit a male species because it often results in more offspring with greater genetic diversity. ANI

'Hearing dummies' set to revolutionise hearing impairment treatment
A team at the University of Essex is carrying out a research that promises to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments. ANI

Sleep apnea may up adverse pregnancy outcome risk
A research has suggested that sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. ANI

'Superfruit' Himalayan berry helps boost brain, fight obesity and ageism
The sea buckthorn berry, which is grown in the Himalayan mountains, has hit shop shelves as a new superfruit to rival broccoli, apples and blueberries. ANI

Scientists re-create 13.7 billion year old primordial 'Big Bang' soup
Using the world's largest atom smasher, scientists at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) have made some of the hottest and densest matter ever achieved on Earth. ANI

Come 2050, you can play golf in fully transparent plane in open skies!
Airbus has unveiled a futuristic concept for a transparent plane that may be everyday air transport in 2050. ANI

Regular exercise could help keep Alzheimer's at bay
Exercise raises levels of a brain molecule that may help protect against Alzheimer's disease, a new research has shown. ANI

Genetic factor that controls health-harming inflammation in obese found
Scientists have discovered a genetic factor that can regulate obesity-induced inflammation that contributes to chronic health problems. ANI

Rare disease sheds light on normal human aging
A mutant protein involved in the rare premature aging condition known as progeria appears to play a role in normal aging too, according to researchers from the National Human Genome Research Institute. ANI

Ranibizumab 'has potential to prevent blindness in patients with AMD'
The drug, Ranibizumab, has the potential to prevent blindness and visual impairment from age-related macular degeneration in non-Hispanic Caucasian patients, according to a computer-modeling study carried out by scientists at the Wilmer Eye Institute. ANI

Videogame puzzles 'improve kid's grades within weeks'
Scientists have found that brain training computer games can improve children's grades within weeks. ANI

Now FitBots to try out garments online for you before you pay
Shopping online has been made a little easier with the creation of robotic mannequins that try out garments for size and shape before buyers pay for them. ANI

Facebook 'fatigue' strikes as millions shut accounts globally
Privacy threats and fatigue has led 1lakh Britons and six million users in the US to shut down their Facebook accounts, with the same pattern expected to follow in other countries too. ANI

Type 2 diabetes ups risk of recurrent stroke and heart problems
In a new study, type 2 diabetes was found associated with an increased risk of recurrent stroke or cardiovascular events among patients who have had an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). ANI

New tool to better predict pediatric aggression, violence in kids
Scientists have developed a new tool that could improve treatment and prevention of aggressive behavior by children and adolescents in schools and in the community. ANI

Single protein that triggers cancer growth identified
Scientists have identified a single protein that triggers inflammation and progression of tumors in cancer patients. ANI

New model of clot formation could help prevent heart attacks and strokes
A team of researchers has shed new light on how blood clots form - a finding that could lead to better drugs for preventing heart attacks and other clot-related conditions. ANI

High brain waves linked to better memory recall
An Indian-origin scientist and his team have explained why our brains recall past things better at some times than at others. ANI

Now, an inflatable wetsuit to save surfers' lives from big-waves
Surfer Shane Dorian's near to death experience with the big-waves gave him the inspiration to create an instantly inflatable wetsuit. ANI

Dads blending love, respect bond better with kids who have moved out
Certain types of dads continue to enjoy a close relationship with children who have moved out of the house, a new study has found. ANI

World's most advanced X-ray free electron laser comes closer to reality
Japanese scientists have successfully produced a beam of X-ray laser light with the shortest wavelength ever, i.e. 1.2 Angstroms, bringing the world's most advanced X-ray free electron laser a step closer to reality. ANI

Anticoagulant medication bivalirudin improves survival in heart attack
A study has found that use of bivalirudin alone improves survival in heart-attack patients compared to heparin and a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor. ANI

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