REM sleep key for young brain development

New York, July 4 (IANS) Young human brains go through critical periods when vision, speech, language, motor skills, social skills and other higher cognitive functions are being developed. [google_ad_728_90_text] During these periods, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, says a study.   REM is […]

Computer game can help reduce unwanted memories

New York,  (IANS) Playing video game a day after reactivating the intrusive memories that you want to get rid of may reduce their occurrence over time, a study says.   Unwanted, intrusive visual memories are a core feature of stress-and trauma-related clinical disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but they can also crop up […]

Solar-powered plane arrives in Honolulu, to land at dawn

Solar-powered plane arrives in Honolulu, to land at dawn

Honolulu (US), July 3 (IANS) Solar Impulse 2 (SI2), the first solar-powered aircraft in an attempt to fly around the world, arrived early Friday morning in Honolulu, the capital city of the US’s island state of Hawaii, and will land at dawn. [google_ad_728_90_text] At 2 a.m. local time (1200 GMT), the SI2 finished the 8,200-km […]

New experimental HIV vaccine shows promise

New experimental HIV vaccine shows promise

New York, July 3 (IANS) A vaccine regimen that first primes the immune system and then boosts it to increase the response could ultimately prove to be the strategy for protecting against the global human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection, new research suggests. [google_ad_728_90_text] The study showed that the investigational “prime-boost” vaccine regimen provided complete protection […]

Universal flu vaccine comes a step closer

New York, July 3 (IANS) In a major step towards a single flu vaccine that is effective against a broad range of the flu viruses, researchers have identified a strategy to improve existing vaccines against this ever-mutating virus.   It may be possible to harness a previously unknown mechanism within the immune system to create […]

Daily exercise could lead to productivity, efficiency: Study

Daily exercise could lead to productivity, efficiency: Study

Wellington, July 3 (IANS) Daily exercise could make people more productive in their routine work, according to a New Zealand study of rats released on Friday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Otago University researchers found that rats that ran 20 minutes a day for five days a week outperformed their non-exercised counterparts across the board in laboratory tasks, Xinhua […]

Restaurant food adds to calories: Study

Restaurant food adds to calories: Study

New York, July 2 (IANS) Not many are aware that whenever people eat out, whether at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they end up consuming about 200 additional calories than eaten at home, says new study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Besides, you also take in more saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium than those who prepare and […]

How to beat the heat in summer

London, July 2 (IANS) Are you finding it tough to tackle the scorching heat? Lets take a look at simple tips from experts on staying cool during summer.   “Closing windows and doors during the hottest parts of the day to stop the hot air from outside entering and also closing curtains, blinds and shutters […]

Smartphones can tell if you are pregnant: Study

Smartphones can tell if you are pregnant: Study

London, July 2 (IANS) Researchers have developed a self-contained fibre optic sensor for smartphones that can be used in a wide variety of biomolecular tests, including those for detecting pregnancy or monitoring diabetes. [google_ad_728_90_text] The readings of the sensor can run through an application on a smartphone which provide real-time results.   “When properly provisioned, […]

Botox gone, ‘pulse’ technology new hope for skin solutions

New York, July 1 (IANS) In a major relief from the risky botox process for skin revitalisation, a non-invasive technique that harnesses pulsed electric fields to generate growth of new skin tissue has been devised, says researchers. [google_ad_728_90_text] The novel non-invasive tissue stimulation technique, developed by a team of Tel Aviv University and Harvard Medical […]

Working moms readily accepted now: Study

Working moms readily accepted now: Study

New York, (IANS) Societal acceptance of working mothers is now a given and is at an all-time high, says a new study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Researchers analysed data from nearly 600,000 respondents from two nationally representative surveys — one of US 12th graders and the other of adults — taken between 1976 and 2013.   The goal […]

What not to eat for gorgeous skin?

What not to eat for gorgeous skin?

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Don’t want pigmentation or rashes? Stop indulging in dairy products or sugar, says an expert. [google_ad_728_90_text] Kiran Lohia, medical director of Lumiere Dermatology, New Delhi, suggests what not to eat for healthy skin:   * No dairy products: Most people believe that “milk does a body good”, but the fact […]