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Restless sleeper? You could be feeling lonely
A new study has suggested that feelings of loneliness could compromise a good night's sleep, potentially affecting our health. ANI

Potential drug therapy for premature aging in kids identified
Researchers led by Durham University have identified a potential drug therapy for a premature ageing disease that affects children causing them to age up to eight times faster than the usual rate. ANI

Soon, glow treatment for brain tumours to help surgeons operate easily
Making brain cancers glow may help surgeons operate the tumour easily. This is what the scientists are set to test in the UK. ANI

Swimming jellyfish may play key role in climate change
Swimming jellyfish and other marine animals, which help in mixing warm and cold water in the oceans, may influence global climate by increasing the rate at which heat can travel through the water, a new study has found. ANI

Online interaction may lead to risky financial decision-making
People who participate in online communities, which deal with lending and auctions, have greater chances of taking risky financial decisions, a new study including an Indian origin researcher has suggested. ANI

Male dolphins forming alliances father more babies
Male dolphins who co-operate with each other have more sexual success, a new study by a team at Macquarie University has revealed. ANI

Promising new compound to prevent Type 1 diabetes identified
A specific molecule that can prevent the development of type 1 diabetes in mice has a similar effect on human cells from diabetic patients, according to researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. ANI

Babies understand others' thought process at 10 months
Babies start understanding another person's thought process when they are 10-months-old, a new research has said. ANI

Coming soon: apps to help prevent sexual assault!
Two applications, which aim at preventing sexual assault and abuse particularly in college campuses, will be available for free by next year. ANI

Birth control shot Depo Provera may impair memory
The birth control shot Depo Provera offers a convenient alternative for a woman who doesn't want to remember to take a daily contraceptive pill, but it may impair her memory, according to a new research from Arizona State University. ANI

Mice experiments can't predict human health risk from eating well-done meat
A new study has found that normal laboratory mice are not a good model for assessing the health risk to humans from well-done meat and fish. ANI

Fever improves immunity against infections
Having a fever might be uncomfortable, but it actually helps us fight off infections. ANI

If restriction is definite, people find way to live with it
Everything from unrequited love to the uprisings of the Arab earlier this year could be blamed on the absoluteness of the rules, according to a new study. ANI

Prostate cancer found in 2000-year-old Mummy
A 2150-year-old Egyptian mummy, catalogued as M1, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, a new study has revealed. ANI

Google's Street View service now takes users inside buildings
Google has expanded its Street View technology by allowing its udders to see what lies inside buildings. ANI

Chimps too possess ability to understand language
Speech perception is not a uniquely human trait, chimps may have the ability to understand language too - humans just get more practice, a new study has revealed. ANI

Social networks could be used to track disease outbreaks
Social media could be used to track an event or phenomenon, such as flu outbreaks and rainfall rates, according to new research. ANI

'Protein microarrays' reveal kids under 2 'most vulnerable to malaria'
Using a new research technology that can reveal how humans develop immunity to malaria, scientists have found that young children under the age of two are the most vulnerable to this parasitic disease. ANI

Vikings used glowing 'sunstone' to navigate on cloudy days
The 'magical' stories about the glowing 'sunstone' that, when held up to the sky, revealed the position of the Sun even on a cloudy day, may all be true. ANI

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