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'Axonal damage is reversible' in multiple sclerosis
Researchers have indicated that 'axonal damage is spontaneously reversible' in early stages of multiple sclerosis thus paving way for new treatment for the disease. ANI

Worrying about breast cancer returning can hit women's quality of life
Some women with early stage breast cancer are vulnerable to excessive worrying about cancer recurrence, according to a new study. ANI

Invisible infrared light could soon activate heart, ear cells
A discovery by University of Utah scientists might someday improve cochlear implants for the deaf and lead to devices to restore vision, maintain balance and treat movement disorders like Parkinson's. ANI

People in their 70's are the happiest
Wondering whether your work and family will steadily erode your youthful sense of well-being as you reach middle age? Cheer up, as the happiest time of your life is probably yet to come. ANI

Too many extracurricular activities 'can harm kids' academic performance'
A study has found that children who take part in more than 17 hours of extracurricular activities a week could be harming their educational prospects. ANI

'Nano-bricks' could help improve food packaging
Scientists have said that a new material containing an ingredient used to make bricks shows promise as a transparent coating for improving the strength and performance of plastic food packaging. ANI

Neurons play distinct roles at different stages of epileptic seizures
A new study has found that epileptic seizures begin with extremely diverse neuronal activity - contrary to the classic view that they are characterized by massively synchronized activity. ANI

Virus that piggybacks on AIDS virus to beat disease developed
Biochemists from UC San Diego and UCLA have engineered virus-like particles that could slow the spread of HIV. ANI

Wanna 'spice' up your sex life? Add these natural enhancers in diet
Are you looking to spice up your sex life? Then, include these natural enhancers to your diet. ANI

Researchers find no link between major earthquakes
A new study has found that even though large earthquakes usually trigger a series of severe local aftershocks, they however do not cause major quakes further away. ANI

Nicotine raises blood sugar among diabetic smokers: Study
Researchers have found that nicotine is the main culprit responsible for persistently elevated blood sugar levels - and the resulting increased risk of serious health complications - in smokers who have diabetes. ANI

Eating 'handful' of walnuts best bet for healthy heart
A new study has suggested that walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than any other nut. ANI

Gene mutation behind onset of acute myeloid leukaemia identified
Researchers have found the genetic conspirators in the development of acute myeloid leukaemia. ANI

Drink tea without milk to lose flab
Previous research has shown that tea contains high levels of compounds that combat the absorption of fat. ANI

'Holy Grail' of science, world's first practical 'artificial leaf' unveiled
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have finally developed the world's first practical artificial leaf that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight at an economical cost, thereby achieving one of the milestones in the drive for sustainable energy. ANI

New discovery allows electricity to be used to extinguish fires
Scientists have revealed a new discovery that involves electricity being used to extinguish fires. ANI

Soon, 'green' cars made from pineapples, bananas!
Wondering what your next new car will be made of? Possibly from pineapples or bananas. ANI

Drinking tea daily 'as good as water in keeping you hydrated'
A new study has found that drinking four to six mugs of tea daily is as good as a litre of water for keeping yourself hydrated. ANI

Now, mobile phone that limits functionality while owner is driving
A mobile phone that severely limits its functionality when it senses that a car is on the move, is set to go on sale in the US later this year. ANI

Scripps finding on DNA repair brings hope to cancer patients
Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have developed a model of how a powerful DNA repair complex works - a finding that may give hope to various treatment of disorders ranging from cancer to cystic fibrosis. ANI

Earliest rocks in solar system 'looked more like candy floss'
When the earliest rocks were formed in the solar system, they looked more like candy floss than the hard rock that we know today, according to a new research. ANI

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