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Peanut Allergy? Oral Immunotherapy Safe, Effective, says Study

For peanut allergy, oral immunotherapy (OIT) is safe and equally effective as it suppresses allergic immune responses to peanut in children, said a study. The OIT treatment of peanut allergy consists of eating small amount of peanut protein daily and increasing it gradually. As some studies have already shown that peanut OIT in older children can provide protection against potentially ...

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Rosemary Oil Enhances Brain’s Memory Power: Study

Rosemary essential oil and its aroma could help improve memory power of the brain in elderly people, according to a new study by Lauren Bussey of Northumbria University. This finding reiterates similar study by Japanese reerchers last year on rosemary’s effective therapeutic powers for an aging brain. In the new study, prospective memory, involving the ability to remember events and ...

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Obesity, Memory Loss Go Hand-in-Hand, says Study

Obesity is the root cause of many diseases and now researchers have come out with a new finding that it leads to worst memory compared to those who are thin. A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge found that higher body mass index (BMI) or obesity is linked to “poorer performance” when the target audience was tested on ...

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Antibiotics Affect Brain, Cause Confusion, Hallucinations: Indian-Origin Neurologist

Indian-origin American researcher has found that antibiotics affect delirium in brain and cause confusion to brain function and leads to hallucinations and agitative mindset. “Delirium is a common and costly complication of hospitalization. Although medications are a known cause of delirium, antibiotics are an underrecognized class of medications associated with delirium,” said researchers in their article. They reviewed the clinical, ...

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6 Indian-Origin US Scientists to be Honoured by Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has named six Indian-origin among 106 young researchers for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest such honour for early career achievers. They will receive the awards later at a ceremony in the White House. “We congratulate these accomplished individuals and encourage them to continue to serve as an example of ...

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Brain Too Blinks When Working Faster, Shows Study

ust as eyelid blink and you miss a couple of seconds in visual frame, even human brain blinks dropping a few frames of visual information. It may be just once in every tenth of a second but some people may be missing more than others, say psychologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Intuitively we have this sense that we’re viewing ...

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Here is How Exercise Keeps Diabetes Away

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There are about 8.1 million diabetes cases which go undiagnosed every year. A new study has revealed that, people who are with increase risk of type 2 diabetes need to workout more than others to keep diabetes at bay. The cause of type 2 diabetes is linked to both genetics and lifestyle. If type 2 diabetes runs in your family, then ...

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New Research Calculates Speed of Ice Formation

Scientists have for the first time calculated the rate at which water crystallizes to form ice in a realistic computer molecule of water molecules. In a breakthrough research, a supercomputer offered a complete insight into the mechanism by which water turns from liquid state to a crystalline solid. The study conducted by two researchers from Princeton University, Amir Haji-Akbari, a ...

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Want to Bump Up Your Memory? Have Lots of Sleep, Says New Study

Late night parties, night shifts, football matches, and so many other things keep us up all night. We don’t pay much attention to our sleep patterns or sleep deprivation as we stay way too busy with other “significant” stuff of our lives. However, a new study has shown that sleep is as important as one can think of. Not only ...

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Music Helps to Enhance Certain Functions of Brain, says New Study

Are you sick of your teenage children’s loud music playing habit? And are you planning to find ways to stop them from doing that? Then this new study might make you rethink as it shows how music helps to enhance a teenager’s brain responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills. A research team from Northwestern University lead by ...

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Sri Lanka Joins CERN Partnership for Collaboration in Particle Sciences Research

CERN and Sri Lanka have formed a partnership with the aim of formalizing and broadening their cooperation. To this end, CERN Director General Rolf Heuer and Sri Lanka‘s Permanent Representative at the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, signed an Expression of Interest on Thursday 25 June 2015. This agreement will pave the way for international cooperation with Sri Lanka ...

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New study shows why bigger is better, but smaller is ‘smarter’

They say dream big and live bigger, but when it comes to social network, ‘smaller is smarter’, suggested a new study. Research by physicists from City College of New York has projected that when it comes to important superspreaders of information “smaller is smarter.” This marks as a key change from the popular idea that “bigger is better,” and could ...

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Hatha Yoga Helps Memory Retention Compared to Treadmill Run, Aerobics: Study

In a sample-based research conducted on 30 subjects, ‘Hatha’ Yoga was found to be helpful in improving brain functions compared to those who had opted for aerobic exercises for the same period of time. The study conducted by Indian-origin student Neha Gothe and her group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed that just yoga postures called Hatha Yoga ...

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Aspirin to reduce leg ulcers: Study

Aspirin can improve the healing rates of leg ulcers in older adults, says a study conducted by Monash University on more than 260 participants from wound clinics around Australia. Venous ulcers are chronic wounds of the lower leg that are more common in older people. An estimated 400,000 Australians suffer from venous leg ulceration (VLU) costing around $2-3 billion/year. Lead ...

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IISc Ranks 37 in Times Higher Education List of 2015 for Asia

The Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and Punjab University (Chandigarh) have made it to be among the list of top 50 universities across Asia, not considering the fact that no Indian varsity or institute figures in the world top 100 list. The Asia University Ranking is one of the category in Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The Indian Institute of ...

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Genes Behind Looking 10 Years Younger, Finds Harvard Study

Why do some people look at least ten to 20 years younger compared to others who look older by mid 20s? Now the scientists have come out with the answer in genes, which make some look 10 years younger with their youthful skin. In a study undertaken by Harvard University and genetic database 23andMe on more than one million people, ...

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India to Set up 70 Supercomputers at Rs.4500 crore: What it Forecasts?

With 70 super computers across the country, India is foraying into a mega-project that will connect the Indian defence establishments, hi-gi research institutes and early warning mechanism at a whopping cost of Rs.4,500 crore, said IT and communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The grid-like connection of these R&D facilities in the country has been approved b y the Cabinet Committee ...

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