Everything you need to know about Vellore Institute Of Technolog: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Vellore Institute Of Technolog: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has called for more government spending and an end to US austerity measures in a bid to jolt the sluggish economy back to life.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Last year, the average U.S. chief executive earned more than 11 million dollars in salary, stock options and other compensation, a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute has revealed.
London, May 2 (ANI): Health experts are saying that tattoo parlours should be rated according to their hygiene standards in the same way as restaurants and takeaways.
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.
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.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Computer scientists in India have come out with a two-pronged algorithm that can detect the presence of a botnet on a computer network and block its malicious activities before it causes too much harm.
London, May 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the oldest known blood cells in the wounds of Otzi, the stone age "Iceman" whose body was found on an Alpine mountainside after being preserved in ice 5,300 years ago.
London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers are adapting technologies - originally made for robot navigation - to help visually impaired people navigate indoor and outdoor spaces independently.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): In testing older patients' blood vitamin D levels, there is ambiguity about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have explored the neural bases of illusory motion in Akiyoshi Kitaoka's striking optical illusion, dubbed "Rotating Snakes."
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Larger male gorillas living in the rainforests of Congo seem to be more successful than smaller ones at attracting mates and even raising young, researchers have found.
New York, May 1 (IANS) US stock jumped Tuesday, with the blue-chip Dow rallying to a fresh four-year high, as market sentiment was boosted by upbeat manufacturing data.
London, May 1 (ANI): Researchers have explored a new class of drugs, which may bring treatment of aggressive pancreatic tumours closer to reality.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Expressing hope it would develop as a world class facility on poll management, Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi Monday laid the foundation stone of new campus of India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management at Dwarka.
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 Delhi, April 30 (IANS) After becoming a successful producer, Ekta Kapoor faces the camera for the first time for her media school.
London, April 29 (IANS) 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, a new study reveals.
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Worrying about money can increase risks of several significant health problems - such as heart attack, ulcers, migraines, back pain etc. - a new study has suggested.
Hanoi, April 28 (IANS) Scientists from a pharmaceutical laboratory in Cuba have demonstrated a new and "highly-effective" medical product made from banana peel, Cuba's Prensa Latina news agency reported.
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.
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.
Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): Experts in Pakistan continue to remain divided over whether Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stands disqualified as a result of the Supreme Court's decision.
London, April 27 (IANS) A meteor hunter has stumbled on two marble-sized nuggets of an asteriod that detonated after colliding with the Earth, worth 10 times as much as gold, according to scientists.
Stockholm, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the structure and function of the skin's outermost layer, a watertight barrier called the stratum corneum, at a molecular level, opening the way not only for drug delivery but also for a deeper understanding of skin diseases.
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A diet rich in greasy foods leads to an imbalance in our gut flora - the bacteria that live in our digestive tract- researchers say.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating agency ICRA Thursday said the provisions of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) prescribed in this year's budget has added to investors' anxiety.
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Eating pistachio nuts may help the growth of potentially beneficial gut bugs and promote digestive health, says a new study.
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.
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.
Sydney, Apr 26 (ANI): A physicist from Sydney has created a tiny computer of 300 atoms hovering in space that has the potential to provide insights into how materials behave at the quantum level that none of today's conventional computers would be capable of calculating.
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.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Funding cuts for malaria control are the single most common reason for the resurgence of the deadly disease, a new study has claimed.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A gynaecologist has claimed that he has located G-spot an elusive pleasure zone somewhere in the vagina, which supposedly triggers orgasms.
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.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Eating pistachios may help alter levels of potentially beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a new study.
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.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Admissions to architecture institutions in the country should be based on entrance tests conforming to the minimum standards prescribed in the Architects Act, heads of leading architecture schools said here Tuesday.
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.
London, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Britain is to unveil new rules to further limit public spending as part of the government's efforts to meet its austerity targets.
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.
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Regularly quaffing sugar-sweetened, low-calorie sodas is likely to spike risk of a stroke, but intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee seems to lower it, a study reveals.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Exercise may help smokers to quit and remain smokefree, newly presented data has revealed.
Large Intake of sugar added and low-calorie sodas may result in increased risk of stroke, says a study.
Washington, April 21 (ANI): High consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas may lead to higher risk of stroke, say researchers.
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.
The risk of development of schizophrenia is thrice in children who have suffered severe trauma as compared to normal children. The children who has undergone trauma can develop schizophrenia in later life, reveals a new study.
Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Generation Y are to take up the leadership roles of the future but present company heads fret that they won't stick around long enough to get there, researchers say.
London, April 20 (IANS) Children who have undergone severe trauma are thrice as likely to develop schizophrenia in later life, says a new study.
The risk of a stroke is relatively lower in people who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese in comparison to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.
People in the dawn of their life often find it difficult to make decisions in novel situations. The ability to make decision decreases with age and is linked with a reduction in the integrity of two specific white-matter pathways that links a region in the cerebral cortex( medial prefrontal cortex) with two other regions deeper in the brain, says a new study
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat yogurt and cheese are at a lower risk of stroke as compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, a new study has claimed.
Tel Aviv, April 20 (IANS) Researchers seem to have found a way to protect against deadly chemical attacks, such as Tokyo subway sarin incident, that left 13 people dead and thousands injured or with temporary vision problems.
Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese have a lowered stroke risk compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.
Guwahati, Apr 20 (ANI): With the anti-talk faction of ULFA led by Paresh Baruah calling for a 12-hour shutdown in Assam to protest against the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, security has been stepped up in the state to avoid any untoward incident.
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Doctors in a Karachi hospital have successfully removed the extra limbs of a baby boy who was born with six legs.
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have declared a research breakthrough in mice that shows promise to restore hearts damaged by heart attacks-by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle.
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on a treatment, which may reverse the effects of cocaine in case of emergency.
Washington, April 19 (ANI): By harnessing nanodots researchers have created a new electronic memory technology that can write and erase data 10-100 times faster than today's mainstream charge-storage memory products.
Naturopathy, which is an alternative form of treatment, is effective in lowering blood sugar level and improvement of mood in the patients suffering from diabetes.
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati tomorrow.
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Transplanting photoreceptors - light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye - could form the basis of a new treatment to restore sight in people suffering from degenerative eye diseases, a new study has suggested.
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Type 2 diabetes patients who received naturopathic care (as an adjunct to conventional care) had lower blood-sugar levels, better eating and exercise habits, improved moods, and a stronger sense of control over their condition than did patients receiving only conventional care, researchers have found.
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have identified new breast cancer genes that could revolutionise treatment for thousands of women.
Washington, Apr 19(ANI): US Republican Senator John McCain has said that Pakistan has no right to use the Kashmir issue as an excuse for not targeting extremist groups like the Haqqani network.
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Researchers have found promising anti-diabetic substance in the amorfrutin class of natural substances.
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists have determined precisely how leaves tell stems to grow when a plant is caught in a shady place.
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A plant's primary weapon for survival is the ability to grow towards the light, getting just the amount it needs and shadowing its competition, says a study.
London, April 16 (ANI): Scientists are trying to build human brain using the world's most powerful computer.
London, Apr 15 (ANI): Schools in Britain are set to include paganism in their official religious education syllabus for the first time.
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Scientists, including an Indian-origin, have revealed that stem cells from the pelvic bone may help the heart beat stronger.
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which may account for premature births and severe birth defects in the US.
In an important discovery, Austrian scientists have concluded that the overproduction of growth hormone can be a cause liver cancer.
Now India and US have joins hands and come forward that will help promote clean energy.
Vienna, April 14 (IANS) In a major discovery, Austrian scientists have found that the overproduction of a growth hormone can cause liver cancer.
Ashgabat, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has fired the country's energy and industry minister at a general ministerial meeting over poor parenting skills, Turkmen television reported.
Washington, April 14 (IANS) In a significant development in the quest for clean energy, three top research institutions each in India and the United States have joined hands to form three consortia that will make up the $125 million US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Centre (JCERDC).
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, a new study has revealed.
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Humans' fear level toward threats may be determined by the typical size of our social circles, a new study has revealed.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Benefiting around 45,000 students in the northeastern region, the cabinet Thursday approved a Rs.388.68 crore project to train the youth in the areas of information, electronics and communication technologies (IECT).
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new compound reverses many of the major symptoms associated with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), which is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability and a leading cause of autism, a new study has claimed.
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 12 (IANS) Malayalam comic actor Jagathy Sreekumar, seriously injured in a road accident last month, was Thursday shifted to a Vellore hospital.
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such a self-energizing system could vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired and natural-gas-powered plants.
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Due to its limited lifespan, battery power is not a feasible option for many applications in the fields of medicine or test engineering, such as implants or probes.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone is unacceptable and is a deal breaker in climate change talks, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Wednesday.
China is not the second strongest country but the second largest economy, said Assistant Foreign Minister Le Yucheng while speaking it in a form in Beijing........
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China is not the second strongest country but the second largest economy, a foreign ministry official has said, adding that for all its remarkable progress the country still has many weak links.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Where a child lives, comprising factors like the neighbourhood's walk ability, proximity to higher quality parks and access to healthy food, has an important impact on obesity rates, a new study has revealed.
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Researchers have shed light on the effectiveness of a non-toxic, botanical formula in treating human prostate cancer in an animal model.
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Former US President George Bush has said that he hosts mountain biking and golf outings for veterans because he likes to keep in contact with troops.
New York, April 11 (ANI): Riding a bicycle regularly can take a serious toll on women's sexual health, if it has low handlebars, researchers have warned.
Washington, April 11 (ANI): People with a high socio-economic level have better health than others, a new study has found.
Madrid, April 11 (IANS) People who are doing well financially and socially have better health than others. Higher education and a good job also protect against chronic diseases.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday said the EU decision to collect billions of dollars every year by unilaterally imposing a carbon tax on flights landing in the Eurozone is a deal breaker for climate change talks.
Three-month-old baby Afreen, who was allegedly beaten and abused by her father, died today in the hospital due to reportedly cardiac arrest, media reports say. Baby Afreen was admitted to Bangalore's Vani Vilas hospital on Sunday when she had multiple injury on her body and head and there were several spots of cigarette burns on her head.......
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): A novel anti-leukaemia compound has shown potential for becoming a new highly targeted therapy for humans - even for those resistant to conventional therapies, according to a new study.
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Salk Institute researchers have discovered a pair of molecules that regulate the liver's production of glucose and could be the key to controlling diabetes.
London, Apr 9 (ANI): An Israeli air strike would not be able to destroy Iran's nuclear programme with its current airforce, an influential defence report has concluded.
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Diabetic and obese mothers are likely to give birth to a child with autism or another developmental disability, says researchers.
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Hundreds of novel genes that are mutated in stomach cancer, the second-most lethal cancer worldwide, have been identified.