Obese Kids at Risk While Crossing the Road
Apr06

Obese Kids at Risk While Crossing the Road

A new study is out with the finding that parents of obese kids needs to be extra cautioned, if they go out to a busy street. It says that overweight and obese kids may be more impatient than their peers while crossing the road, and compromise their own safety to expedite the crossing. The study which involved traffic simulations, researchers found that children with higher body mass indices waited less before crossing, allowed for a...

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Indian High Speed Trains to have Hostesses to WelcomeTravellers with Roses
Mar05

Indian High Speed Trains to have Hostesses to WelcomeTravellers with Roses

Imagine being ushered into a train by a hostess with a rose just as you enter into a plane. Yes, this is going to become a reality very soon, with the railways deciding to introduce train hostesses into its high speed trains. Hostesses will become a part of soon to be launched Delhi-Agra Gatiman Express, the first train in India to run at a speed of 160 kmph. The train will have a high-power emergency braking system, automatic fire...

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Anxiety can Gift you Social Subordination: Study
Mar05

Anxiety can Gift you Social Subordination: Study

A team of neuroscientists have pinpointed an area of the brain, related to motivation and depression that could link trait anxiety to social subordination. In the study, researchers performed a series of experiments on rats to identify the brain areas involved in trait anxiety and social competition. The experiments involved categorising rats on a spectrum of trait anxiety, from low-anxious to high-anxious rats, which model trait...

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New Technique to Grow Bone Cells Developed
Mar05

New Technique to Grow Bone Cells Developed

Researchers have developed a new way for bone cell regeneration. More precise way to control the differentiation of stem cells into bone cells shows promise for bone regeneration, growth and healing. The problem with only tuning the stiffness of a cell’s microenvironment, also known as the extracellular matrix, is that it assumes the environment behaves like an elastic material (rubber). But in nature, extracellular matrices are...

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Meditation to be Effective in Patients undergoing breast cancer biopsy
Mar05

Meditation to be Effective in Patients undergoing breast cancer biopsy

A US based research found that meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, US found that during such period even music is effective, but only to a lesser extent. Meditation also helps lower pain during biopsy, the study said. “Listening to guided meditation resulted in significantly lower biopsy pain during imaging-guided breast...

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Flying cars May be Expected in 2018
Mar05

Flying cars May be Expected in 2018

Traffic can be a real grind for those travelling between work and home by car every day, but commuters of the very-near future may be granted some respite by taking to the skies in a flying car. The US company behind the concept vehicle TF-X is hoping a prototype will be ready to fly in just two years – and it will go on general sale within eight. According to Massachusetts-based Terrafugia, a full-size unmanned prototype is...

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