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Everything you need to know about Agricultural Research Centre: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

RIM chief assures 'physical BlackBerry keyboards not going away'

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Ottawa, May 3 (ANI): Research in Motion's CEO Thorsten Heins has assured BlackBerry users that they are not killing off the physical keyboard from its upcoming smartphone devices.

How black pepper helps keep fat under check

May 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): Researchers have offered a long-sought explanation for the beneficial fat-fighting effects of black pepper.

World's oldest blood found in 5,300-year-old body

May 3, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Rome, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Scientists have discovered the world's oldest blood cells in the remains of a 5,300-year-old iceman found in Italy.

Bionic eye comes closer to reality

May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Sydney, May 2 (ANI): Australian researchers say they could be months away from offering hope to people with macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, the leading causes of sight loss in industrial countries.

RIM offers BlackBerry 10 prototypes to woo developers

May 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd has given developers prototypes for its upcoming line of smartphones.

Scientists think up way to beat smart hackers

May 2, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Cryptographers have demonstrated that even the most secure computers are vulnerable to attacks -- and the increasing popularity of cloud computing makes the threat even greater.

Elevation in BMI can up heart disease risk

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Maintaining a lower body mass index (BMI) can help reduce the risk of developing ischemic heart disease (IHD), say researchers.

Fish oil capsules may benefit kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Taking fish oil capsules may help improve outcomes for kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis by reducing cardiovascular complications, says a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute.

'Indian defence procurement system still not perfect'

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With time and cost escalations plaguing military acquisitions, Financial Advisor (Defence Services) A.K. Chopra admitted Wednesday that the procurement systems are still far from being perfect and are still evolving.

'Ken doll' Warnie shares pearly white smiles with Hurley at charity event

May 2, 2012 at 2:42 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Shane Warne looked more like Barbie's boyfriend Ken all decked up and suited, as he stepped out with his lady love Elizabeth Hurley in New York for a charity event.

Passive smoking worsens asthmic children's health

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children exposed to passive smoking continue to suffer in terms of health, says a new study.

How to stop savvy hackers from stealing computer's secrets

May 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): In the last decade, cryptography researchers have shown that even the most secure-seeming computer is shockingly susceptible to attack.

I always need money, says Mike Tyson

May 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

London, May 2 (ANI): Mike Tyson has said that he is terrible with his expenditures and always needs more money.

'Brake gene' switched off in pancreatic cancer

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Researchers have explored a new class of drugs, which may bring treatment of aggressive pancreatic tumours closer to reality.

Hairless rodents offer hope for baldness cure

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Japanese researchers have claimed to have successfully grown hair on hairless mice, raising new hopes of a cure for baldness.

Rats have the best bite of the rodent world: Liverpool Varsity study

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Liverpool (UK), May 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms. Research has already shown that rats and mice can both chew and gnaw, whereas other rodents, such as squirrels, specialise in gnawing, and some, like guinea pigs, specialise in chewing.

I try my best to control my temper, says Mike Tyson

May 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

London, May 1 (ANI): Mike Tyson has said that no matter how hard he tries to control his temper, he loses it once in a while.

NCTC can combat any hostage crisis, says Chidambaram

April 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30(ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) could serve as a 'medium or long term' solution to combat any hostage crisis.

Hope for baldness cure

April 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

London, April 30 (IANS) New hopes of a cure for baldness have been sparked after Japanese researchers claimed to have successfully grown hair on hairless mice, The Independent reported Monday.

New AEC chairman Sinha expert on n-reactor technology (Profile)

April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Ratan Kumar Sinha, the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is an internationally acknowledged expert on nuclear reactor technology.

R.K. Sinha takes over as new AEC chairman, DAE secretary

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and senior scientist Ratan Kumar Sinha assumed charge Monday as the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Photographs of new Blackberry smartphone surface

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 30(ANI): Photographs of a new Blackberry device have emerged on the Crackberry forum, ahead of the Blackberry world event in the United States.

Wind farms 'may cause climate change'

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

London, Apr 30 (ANI): In a new study, that shows for the first time that wind farms are already pushing up temperatures, scientists have revealed that this new technology can cause climate change.

Another Naga outfit signs ceasefire pact, but won't surrender its arms

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The Kitovi-Khole faction of the Naga Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) has signed the ceasefire agreement with the Central Government, but refused give up its arms before a final solution to the decades old Indo-Naga issue is reached.

86 percent work on Kalpakkam N-plant complete: Official

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Chennai, April 30 (IANS) The 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam will soon get its first lot of fuel assemblies - used to build its nuclear fuel core, a senior official has said, adding that 86 percent of the "physical work" on the plant has been completed.

Anticipating SMSes, calls too contribute to car crashes

April 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) Anticipating calls or text messages too while driving may contribute to car crashes, says a new study which explores how cell phone use is responsible for distracted driving.

Cartelisation blamed for rise in global commodity prices

April 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Cartelisation is leading to volatility in global commodity markets and keeping the prices high, causing damage to countries like India which is heavily dependent on imports to meet energy requirements, a report said.

Why men risk their jobs to buy sex

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that men visit prostitutes for a variety of reasons, many of which vary by culture.

Social Islam biased against freedom of arts: Filmmaker Shama Zaidi

April 29, 2012 at 1:14 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of arts, says Islamic scholar, filmmaker and theatre personality Shama Zaidi.

India to ferry heaviest foreign satellite in August

April 29, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) India will ferry two foreign satellites - French and Japanese - on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C21) rocket in August this year for a price, said a senior official.

Fickle weather can take juice out of litchi this season

April 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Muzaffarpur, April 27 (IANS) With the mercury peaking and rains and thundershowers lashing this litchi belt of Bihar sporadically, worried farmers have already started counting their losses this year.

Risat-1 satellite raised to its intended orbit

April 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) India's own Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1), launched Thursday, has been placed in its final intended orbit, said the country's space agency said Saturday.

Britons casual about wedding anniversary

April 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

London, April 28 (IANS) Only a third of married couples in Britain do something special to celebrate their wedding anniversary, a study has found.

Life's the greatest gift, says Mike Tyson

April 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Mike Tyson who is on tour the states as part of his monologue show 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live On Stage', shared his life philosophy with the audience.

Kelly Brook's 'perfect pins' voted as hottest

April 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Kelly Brook has topped a poll for the best pair of legs with a fifth of British women voting her into first place.

Rats may have 'best bite of rodent world'

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more effectively than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms, according to a new study.

Goa wants 'nuke-guru' Anil Kakodkar as president

April 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Goa's top industry body, scientists and local intelligentsia are pitching hard to put a 'nuke-guru' Anil Kakodkar in the presidential race and are seeking support of all political parties in the state to back his candidature for the top constitutional slot.

'Egg-shaped' globule could be 'evidence of life on Mars'

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): An 'egg-shaped' object, which was found inside a Martian meteorite that fell to Earth last year, could be final proof of life on the Red Planet.

Samsung overtakes Nokia in cell phone shipments

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): South Korean mobile maker Samsung has overtaken Nokia to become the world's largest maker of mobile phones, according to a report.

'lobSTR' brings DNA fingerprinting into 21st century

April 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): As any crime show buff can tell us, DNA proof identifies a victim's remains, fingers the guilty, and sets the innocent free.

Oz drinkers now prefer complex flavours to cheap thirst-quenchers

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Melbourne, April 27 (ANI): Australia's beer culture is changing for the better, with drinkers looking for more complex flavours than a cheap thirst-quencher, according to the "godfather" of craft brewing in the country.

Soon, 'magic bullet' that floats around in midair but won't kill you

April 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): The US army has proposed the idea of a 'magic bullet', which will hang around in the air waiting for its target.

Young Oz quickies Pattinson, Cummins in line for ODI tour of England

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

London, Apr 27(ANI): Australia's young fast bowling duo of James Pattinson and Pat Cummins are expected to be fit for the one-day international tour of England.

Tobacco companies resorting to slick presentation to lure kids

April 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

London, April 26 (ANI): A new research has revealed that tobacco companies are designing cigarette packs to resemble bottles of perfume or with lids that flip open like a lighter to lure young people into smoking.

Woman behind Risat-1 feels on top of the world

April 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) April 26 (IANS) Indian satellite scientist N. Valarmathi, 52, was herself on cloud nine when her baby - the Indian spy in the sky Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - started its ascent to the skies Thursday morning.

Now gold coins in honour of M.S. Subbulakshmi (With Image)

April 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A limited edition of engraved gold coins has been launched as a tribute to legendary Carnatic musician M.S. Subbulakshmi. A part of the proceeds from the coins will be donated towards cancer and diabetes research.

Pistachios help growth of beneficial gut bugs

April 26, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Eating pistachio nuts may help the growth of potentially beneficial gut bugs and promote digestive health, says a new study.

Funding cuts spur global malaria outbreaks, says study

April 26, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Funding cuts may explain the global resurgence of malaria, says a new study that analysed 75 documented cases of the disease's outbreaks worldwide since 1930.

Dietary supplements 'do no good and may give you cancer'

April 26, 2012 at 4:03 PM

London, April 26 (ANI): A leading study has warned that millions of people who take dietary supplements to boost their health may be doing themselves more harm than good.

Kashmir's Bakharwal dog could be gone in four years (Feature)

April 26, 2012 at 2:17 PM

New Delhi/Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) For generations, the Bakharwal dog, also known as the Kashmir sheepdog, has been guarding the lives of its human masters and their animals. But the Jammu and Kashmir government has no clue about the numbers of this breed whose population has dwindled alarmingly over the years.

New 'Achilles' heel' in fungus that causes dandruff identified

April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Research on the fungus that ranks as one cause of dandruff is directing scientists towards a much required new treatment for the condition's flaking and itching.

GPS to signal rapid tsunami warnings

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Using the high-precision analysis of GPS data from the Fukushima earthquake of 11 March 2011, scientists at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ believe the earthquake magnitude and the spatial distribution can be determined in just over three minutes, allowing for a rapid and detailed tsunami early warning.

ISRO successfully launches RISAT-1

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Sriharikota, Apr 26 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday successfully launched the Radio Imaging Satellite -1 (RISAT-1) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Obesity epidemic behind rheumatoid arthritis

April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Obesity epidemic may be linked with the rising incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which causes inflammation of the joints, especially among women, says a study.

India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to wait

April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) India's second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2, slated for 2014, will have to wait till the country's space agency flies two of its heavy rocket - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) - successfully, a top official said Thursday.

India successfully launched it's first indigenous Imaging Satellite Risat-1

April 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday morning successfully launched India's first indigenous microwave Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) into orbit from its PSLV launchpad Sriharikota, some 80 k.m. from Chennai in Andhra Pradesh.................

Vitamin E in diet can be preventive against many cancers

April 24, 2012 at 5:01 PM

A recent study has revealed that the two forms of vitamin D namely gamma and delta-tocopherols that are commonly found in soybean, canola and corn oils as well as nuts may be helpful in the prevention of colon, lung, breast and prostate cancers. Though, it has been a topic of controversies in many scientific journals and the news media that whether vitamin E prevents or promotes cancer.

SC extended time for 2G Spectrum auctioning by Aug 31

April 24, 2012 at 5:52 PM

The Supreme Court of India Tuesday has extended the deadline of 2G Spectrum licence auction from June 02, 2012 to August 31, 2012. However, it has refused to grant 400-days extension to Centre........

Natural teak forests declining worldwide: UN

April 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Natural teak forests are in decline worldwide, almost half of which grow in Myanmar, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization has said. Such forests grow only in three other countries today -- India, Laos and Thailand.

Asteroids hit earth more frequently than thought

April 26, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Giant asteroids, similar or larger than the one believed to have killed the dinosaurs, hit Earth billions of years ago with more frequency than previously thought, US space agency NASA said Wednesday.

Plastics federation plans knowledge centre

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Plastics Federation will set up a Rs.25 crore knowledge centre in West Bengal to run courses on plastic processing, an official said.

Over 130 government Web sites hacked during January-March 2012

April 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Over 130 government websites were hacked during the first three months of 2012, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot said Wednesday.

Aspirin can cut cancer death risk by 30pc

April 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM

London, April 25(ANI): Taking aspirin daily can reduce the chances of dying for bowel cancer patients by almost a third, researchers have suggested.

'Sexting' putting girls at risk of bullying and sexual abuse

April 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

London, April 25(ANI): Young school girls who send explicit photographs of themselves by text message are putting themselves in danger of bullying and sexual abuse, child safety experts have warned.

Soy-based supplement reduces menopausal hot flashes, muscle and joint pain

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): Daily dose of a newly developed fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing 10 mg of S-equol is as effective as a standard dose of soy isoflavones at reducing hot flash frequency significantly and is even more effective for relieving muscle and joint pain, researchers have claimed.

Pistachio consumption may positively impact gut environment

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Eating pistachios may help alter levels of potentially beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a new study.

PrivacyChoice releases service to rate Facebook's apps on privacy protection

April 24, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Sydney, April 24 (ANI): Research firm PrivacyChoice has released a new service that rates how each of Facebook's top third-party apps respected consumer's privacy.

2,500-year-old tomb found in China

April 24, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) A tomb of an ancient Chinese warlord, dating back more than 2,500 years, has been discovered near a tourist resort.

Obama gets more negative press coverage than Romney

April 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has got more negative press coverage in comparison to presidential contender Mitt Romney, according to an analysis.

Fertility drugs 'more than double chances of kids developing leukaemia'

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Children born to mothers who took fertility drugs to get pregnant are at increased risk of developing leukaemia, French scientists have revealed.

Sinead O'Connor cancels 2012 tour due to bipolar disorder

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Washington, April 24 (ANI): Sinead O'Connor has cancelled the remainder of her North American tour, citing her bipolar disorder as the reason.

Letting go of old goals can boost quality of life for breast cancer survivors

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Breast cancer survivors who were able to let go of old goals and set new ones showed an improved well-being overall, researchers have found.

Vitamin E in diet 'guards against many cancers'

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Two forms of vitamin E - gamma and delta-tocopherols found in soybean, canola and corn oils as well as nuts do prevent colon, lung, breast and prostate cancers, according to a new study.

Letting go of old goals can boost quality of life for breast cancer survivors

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Breast cancer survivors who were able to let go of old goals and set new ones showed an improved well-being overall, researchers have found.

Vitamin E in diet 'guards against many cancers'

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Two forms of vitamin E - gamma and delta-tocopherols found in soybean, canola and corn oils as well as nuts do prevent colon, lung, breast and prostate cancers, according to a new study.

Reduction of malaria-control programs could be behind disease resurgence

April 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Since the 1930s, there have been 75 documented episodes of malaria resurgence worldwide, most of which were associated with weakening of malaria control programs, a new study has suggested.

Egypt refuses to give licenses to eight US-based civil society groups

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Cairo, Apr 24 (ANI): Egypt has reportedly rejected a request from eight US-based civil society groups for licenses to operate in the country amid a crackdown on foreign NGOs a month before the presidential polls.

Young nuclear scientist found dead in his Kalpakkam quarters

April 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Nuclear scientist Mohammed Mustafa, 24, was found dead in his quarters at Kalpakkam, around 80 km from here, with his wrists slashed Monday evening, police said.

Tamil Nadu woman behind Thursday's microwave satellite project(Lead)

April 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) When India's heaviest microwave satellite is launched into space Thursday, there will be another reason to cheer as it is a woman who is the director of the key project.

Not all university students 'tech savvy'

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A small minority of present day university students do not use email and others are baffled by the array of technologies available at universities, researchers say.

Tamil Nadu woman behind satellite launch Thursday

April 23, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will have special reason to cheer Thursday when an Indian rocket puts Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) into orbit and the remote sensing satellite starts performing, as a local woman is directing the project for India's heaviest microwave satellite.

Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson's patients

April 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.

Arctic methane leaks could be accelerating global warming

April 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): The researchers have uncovered a surprising and potentially important new source of Arctic methane: the ocean itself.

Millions of French vote to decide Sarkozy's fate (Third Lead)

April 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Paris, April 22 (IANS) Millions of French voted Sunday in the first round of presidential elections bogged down by a weak economy and high unemployment, issues that may spell trouble for incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

100,000 women undergo genital mutilation in Britain

April 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) About 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations, with some medics in the country offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it has been reported.

Faulty gene spikes prostate cancer risk in men

April 22, 2012 at 2:55 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) A faulty gene that increases breast cancer risk in women also quadruples the chances of prostate cancer among men, says a recent study.

'Face's left side more appealing'

April 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Left side images of the face are rated as more aesthetically pleasing than that of its right side, possibly because the left cheek reflects greater emotional intensity, says a study conducted by the Wake Forest University in the US.

Make poultry farming in northeast more scientific: Aviation flu experts

April 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Agartala, April 22 (IANS) Timely vaccination of birds and animals, access to standard laboratories and maintaining bio-security are among the measures required to curb the sporadic outbreak of bird flu in India's northeast, says a team of international and Indian experts touring the region.

Pole reversal shows asymmetries do exist in sun

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): Approximately every 11 years the magnetic field on the sun reverses completely - the north magnetic pole switches to south, and vice versa.

Exercise 'helps smokers kick the butt and reduces death risk'

April 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Exercise may help smokers to quit and remain smokefree, newly presented data has revealed.

Cleopatra and Antony's twin babies rediscovered in Cairo

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): An Italian Egyptologist has rediscovered a sculpture of Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, the offspring of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII, at the Egyptian museum in Cairo.

Your left cheek 'is your best side'

April 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have suggested that a person's best side may be their left cheek.

Real culprit of coronary artery diseases identified

April 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): Fat surrounding the outside of arteries in humans-particularly the left coronary artery-may influence the onset of coronary artery disease, or atherosclerosis, researchers at UC have revealed.

UAE, UN hold training on human rights

April 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 20 (IANS/WAM) The Unitd Arab Emirates (UAE) and UN held a training programme to introduce Arab diplomats to the international human rights systems.

Exercise 'reduces death risk from cardiovascular disease in BP patients'

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Exercise reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in people suffering from high blood pressure, a new study has revealed.

Being near the sea is good for you

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

London, April 20 (IANS) Exercise in the open air is good for you, but you can only reap its full benefits if you head for the coast or the countryside rather than an urban park.

Cellular 'glue' may help suppress breast cancer

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): The protein Perp, associated with desmosomes (the glue that sticks cells together), is involved in suppressing breast cancer and offers a potential new target for future treatment, a new study has revealed.

Polar bears 450,000 years older than believed

April 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): New genetic evidence has shown that the polar bear is much older than it had been previously thought.ccording to DNA studies, the Arctic predator split from its ancestor, the brown bear, about 600,000 years ago.

Karakoram glaciers bucking global warming trend and 'putting on mass'

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Some glaciers on Asia's Karakoram mountains, which is home to K2, are defying the global trend and getting thicker, a new study has claimed.

Endangered Chinese alligators' population rising

April 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Following efforts to support their survival, the critically endangered Chinese alligators living in the wild have witnessed a rise in population over the past few years.