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Muscle size, shape helpful in determining dinosaur's gender
A team of paleontologists has discovered a new way involving comparing the size and shape of upper hind limb bones to distinguish a male dinosaur from females. ANI

Facebook founding president Sean Parker feels 'stigmatized'
Charismatic Facebook founding president Sean Parker has felt that he has been 'stigmatized by a victimless crime', since he was depicted in Justin Timberlake's 'The Social Network' as a cocaine-addicted, hard-partying nerd. ANI

New sound synchronization tech that helps detect heart disease early developed
A Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) team has developed a new sound synchronization technology which when used along with a revolutionary digital stethoscope could enable doctors to spot the first signs of heart disease easily. ANI

Mechanism in saliva production may lead to dry mouth therapies
University of Louisville researchers have identified a protein sorting mechanism used by the salivary gland, which could lead to development of new therapies for patients with dry mouth. ANI

Trial vaccine made from frozen immune cells ups survival of prostate cancer patients
Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson found metastatic prostate cancer patients who received an investigational vaccine made from their own frozen immune cells lived 10 months longer than those not treated with it. ANI

New approach for identifying autoimmune diseases
A study has developed a new approach for identifying the "self" proteins targeted in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. ANI

Mentally ill adults '4 times likelier to develop alcohol dependence'
Adults with mental illness are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependency than adults without mental illness, according to a new study. ANI

Talking about safer sex is complicated in transgender community
A new study has found that talking about safer sex is a complicated process for individuals in the transgender community. ANI

Global 'hotspots' of climate-induced food insecurity includes India
A study has mapped global "hotspots" where climate-induced food insecurity is most likely to happen in the future, and it includes India. ANI

Novel 'prodrug' may help fight Huntington's, Alzheimer's
Researchers have developed a new 'prodrug' slow-release compound that can protect mice from the neurodegenerative effects of both Huntington's and Alzheimer's disease. ANI

Soon, 1,000 times faster phase change memory-based storage device
Researchers will soon demonstrate a phase-change memory storage device called 'Moneta' that is believed to be thousands of times faster than a conventional hard drive. ANI

US couple create Facebook page for unborn child
A baby girl may have become the youngest person with a Facebook page, the reason - she hasn't been born as yet. ANI

Both mind and body play key role in problem solving
A new study has confirmed that not only the brain, but other body parts also play a significant role in problem solving. ANI

How fast advertisement disclaimers affect consumers' choice of purchase
A study has found that fast advertisement disclaimers may affect a consumer's decision when purchasing a product. ANI

Copper proves effective in preventing spread of new E. coli strains
A study has found that copper can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of new E. coli strains. ANI

Kids eat 80 pc more vegetables when allowed to choose
A new study conducted at the University of Granada has found that children eat up to 80 percent more vegetables when they are allowed to choose. ANI

Just like pessimistic humans, stressed bees also see glass as half empty
A study has found that bees share the same pessimistic outlook as humans, dogs, rats, and birds when stressed. ANI

Microscopic worms bring human deep space travel closer to reality
A study on millions of microscopic worms has provided insight into how the numerous threats posed to human health by space travel can be overcome. ANI

Now, a solar-powered bikini that charges your iPod!
Are you fed up of your iPod running out of power when lazing about in a bikini. Now, help is at hand. ANI

New super-toxic strain of bacteria behind deadly E. Coli in Germany
BGI-Shenzhen in collaboration with the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf has found that the recent outbreak of an E. coli infection in Germany was caused by an entirely new super-toxic E. coli strain. ANI

Color red 'boosts speed and strength of our physical reactions'
A new study has found that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful. ANI

Gout drug compound that blocks bitterness discovered
Many healthy vegetables or medicines have a bitter taste, but it is also something that irks many people especially children. ANI

Cardiac resynchronization therapy boosts libido of men with heart failure
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy has been found to improve the libido, erectile dysfunction and sexual performance of men with chronic heart failure, according to a new study. ANI

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