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Technology News on June 15, 2012

Stroke victims respond positively to stem cell treatment
The first set of stroke patients who took part in pioneering stem cell treatment trials have shown signs of improvement, doctors have disclosed. ANI

New evidence supporting John the Baptist bones theory discovered
Scientists have unearthed new evidence suggesting that the mysterious remains found in an ancient reliquary in a 5th century monastery on Sveti Ivan Island in Bulgaria belong to St John the Baptist. ANI

Foundations of meeting house discovered in Wales may pre-date pyramids
The foundations of a large prehistoric building older than Egypt's pyramids have been discovered in Wales. ANI

Specially grown cells may restore vision after corneal dysfunction
Regenerative medicine, or the use of specially grown tissues and cells to treat injuries and diseases, has been successful in treating disorders of a number of organs, including heart, pancreas, and cartilage. ANI

Metabolic disorders may trigger Alzheimer's
Researchers who examined the link between metabolic syndrome and cognitive disorders has stressed the need for new lines of research to identify effective therapeutic targets. ANI

Tense scenes in movies trigger brain activity
Findings of a research could lead to new ways for producers of films, television programs and commercials to predict what kinds of scenes their audiences will respond to. ANI

Milk fats 'may alter gut bacteria responsible for bowel diseases'
Diet high in saturated milk fats, which is present in many processed foods, may allow the gut bacteria that cause bowel diseases to be reshaped, a new study has revealed. ANI

Training character strengths can make people happy
People who take character strengths training also spike their sense of well-being, a large-scale study has found. ANI

Bodybuilders may not benefit from exercise-related growth hormones
Scientists at McMaster University have revealed that exercise-related testosterone and growth hormone do not play an influential role in building muscle after weightlifting, despite conventional wisdom suggesting otherwise. ANI

Mathematical models predict success of movies at box office
A set of mathematical models helped Japanese scientists to predict the success or failure of blockbuster movies at the box office. ANI

NASA's Voyager 1 'on edge of our solar system'
NASA's venerable deep-space explorer Voyager 1 has encountered a region in space where the intensity of charged particles from beyond our solar system has markedly increased, data from the spacecraft has indicated. ANI

Bionic eye 'gives hope to blind' with camera glasses and wafer thin chip
A retinal implant could one day be used for restoring vision lost through injury or disease, after it gave a brief glimpse of light to a group of patients. ANI

Stem cells stay alive for 17 days in dead bodies
Scientists have revealed that some stem cells can lay dormant for more than two weeks in a dead person and then be revived to divide into new, functioning cells. ANI

40,800-year-old Iberian paintings proved to be Europe's oldest cave art
Uranium-series dating has revealed that the practice of cave art in Europe began up to 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, indicating the paintings were created either by the first anatomically modern humans in Europe or, perhaps, by Neanderthals. ANI

Power-generating knee strap could end worry of replacing batteries
A group of UK researchers have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets - a development that is likely to make battery-powered devices a thing of the past. ANI

Microsoft planning to launch tablet to rival Apple iPad: Report
Software giant Microsoft is planning to unveil a tablet to rival Apple's iPad, according to a report. ANI

World's first mammoth graveyard uncovered in Serbia
The world's first collective graveyard of a herd of mammoths has been discovered at the excavation site for coal in Serbia. ANI

Why diabetics face greater risk of developing Alzheimer's
It has been understood that people with diabetes face an ominous prospect - a far greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. ANI

'Hidden vitamin' in milk makes mice leaner, faster and stronger
A novel form of vitamin B3 found in milk in small quantities produces remarkable health benefits in mice when high doses are administered, a new study has shown. ANI

Hubble shows chance alignment between galaxies mimics cosmic collision
With the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have observed a rare view of a pair of overlapping galaxies, called NGC 3314. ANI

Huge asteroid to pass by Earth Thursday evening
An asteroid the size of a city block will fly by Earth on the evening of June 14, and people may be able to watch it happen live. ANI

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