Breathing helps you slim down!

Ever wondered where the fat goes when we lose weight? Most of it is breathed out as carbon dioxide...

Breathing exercise, Breathing, Weight loss

HIV positive adults have poorer hearing: Study

HIV positive adults have poorer low- and high-frequency hearing than those without the infection...

Neuron transmission observed live for first time

For the first time, researchers have successfully recorded synaptic transmission between neurons in a live animal by using...

Mitochondrial DNA test may predict frailty, mortality

The amount of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) found in a person's blood directly relates to how frail they are medically...

New non-invasive method can detect Alzheimer’s early

Researchers, including those of Indian origin, have developed a noninvasive method that can detect Alzheimer's disease...

India created space history in 2014

With IRSO succeeding in its first inter-planetary Mars Orbiter Mission making India the only country to achieve this feat in its maiden attempt...

Festival cheer marred by nasty hangover? 7 tips on how to avoid it

Research shows that gin and vodka, beverages that contain less of the biologically active compounds cause fewer headaches.

‘Warm’ workout key to weight loss

New research debunks belief that exercising in chilly conditions requires more energy and, hence, leads to greater weight loss.

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Now, Google Glass apps for kids with autism

A US-based start-up is developing Google Glass apps as well as hardware add-ons that can help autistic kids learn social and communication...

Autism, Autism disorder, Autism brain

Health benefits of calorie restriction identified

Researchers have identified a key molecular mechanism behind the health benefits of calorie restriction or reduced...

Thinking about exercise may make you stronger

Just thinking about exercising can actually make your muscles stronger...

New drug target may stop lung cancer from spreading

For the first time, scientists have shown how lung cancer cells break loose and spread around the body...

Cells use fingers to ‘feel’ their surroundings

Cells have finger-like projections they use to feel their surroundings...

Golfing on the Indian turf

Once considered as a luxury sport, golf is steadily catching popularity amongst the Indian sports enthusiasts

Must visit destinations for ‘Downton Abbey’ fans

Fans of the popular British period drama 'Downton Abbey' can visit a number of sites depicted in the television series about life among the upper crust early last century

12 new genetic causes of developmental disorders identified

Scientists have discovered 12 new genetic causes of developmental disorders such as intellectual disabilities...

New cell marking technique sheds light on how brain works

Scientists have colour marked individual brain cells to help improve their understanding of how the brain works...

Stem cells used to create artificial sperm and egg

Researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have for the first time used human embryonic stem cells to create primordial germ cells that give rise to egg and sperm.

How mosquitoes transmit malaria decoded

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have determined the genetic sequencing of 16 malaria causing mosquitoes...

Genes linked to developmental disorders

British scientists said that they had discovered 12 genes linked to developmental disorders in children...

Ancient rock shows signs of water on Mars

A new analysis of the oldest meteorite from Mars suggests that early Martian landscape had water...

 NASA satellite snaps colourful Christmas Island

A NASA satellite has captured a colourful photo of Christmas Island in the Southern Indian Ocean from space.

West Bengal govt to set up an Eco-Tourism Board soon

West Bengal government would be soon setting up an Eco-Tourism Board to develop and promote the state as an attractive eco-tourism destination

Smartphone touchscreen use leads to greater brain activity

Your smartphone touchscreen can actually change the way your thumb and brain work together, a new study has found.

Novel way to spur hair growth discovered

A new way to trigger hair growth using human skin is offering fresh hope of a cure for baldness, scientists say.

NASA black hole telescope snaps Sun in high-energy X-rays

A NASA space telescope designed to study black holes has taken its first picture of the Sun, producing the most sensitive solar portrait ever taken in high-energy X-rays.

Scientists ‘map’ water vapour in Martian atmosphere

Scientists, including NASA researchers, have created a 'map' of the distribution of water vapour in Mars' atmosphere.

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