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Month: March 2016

Your Organs Have Minds of Their Own!

Your organs have minds of their own when it comes to growth. Different regions of our organs would increase or decrease in size at different rates as the overall body size changes, says a new study published in the Biology Letters. The growth of organs is not a uniform process: parts thereof will change in size

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Mystery Of Fairy Circles Solved – It Does NOT Involve Alien-Landing

The mystery of fairy circles has been unveiled by scientists who investigated their occurrence in both Africa and Australia. And, no, their explanation does not revolve around alien-landing. The paper is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The phenomenon of fairy circles – circular patches of land devoid of green and

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Dinosaur Legs Grown on Chicken Embryos — Prepare To Run, Humans!

Dinosaur legs have been grown on chicken embryos in laboratory by scientists whose findings have been published in the journal Evolution. You might yourself want to leg it! Dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds: following the mass destruction event that prompted their extinction, some of them survived, and were subject to evolutionary changes such

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Your Parents’ Eggs & Sperms Can Make You Diabetic & Obese!

Your parents’ sex cells can cause you to become diabetic and obese because the two health conditions can be epigenetically inherited via sex cells, says a new study published in Nature Genetics. The past few decades have witnessed a dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases like diabetes and obesity. The situation has even reached epidemic proportions. Therefore,

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Salt Causes Weight Gain By Making People Eat More Fats

Foods rich in salt might cause weight gain by making people eat more fats, says a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Chemical Senses. We all know that too much salt is bad for health. It might be worse than we think, says a team of researchers from Deakin University, Australia. Led

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Ruins of Lost Civilisation Discovered in Mizoram, India

Many an ancient civilisation having left this world centuries ago will remain hidden from us — until archaeologists will be made to stumble upon them. Such a past world has been discovered by a team of researchers in Mizoram, India, reports The Times of India. An excavation began in Vangchhia, a city in the Champai district

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Bermuda Triangle Mystery Linked With Huge Underwater Gas Explosions

The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle might have finally been unveiled. After a group of scientists discovered the presence of enormous underwater craters in the Barents Sea, it was proposed that this might explain the disappearance of so many ships in that region. The findings will be explained during the annual meeting of the European

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New Effective Anti-Malaria Drug Ready For Clinical Trials

Malaria has claimed a considerable number of lives, specially children’s; toddlers under the age of five are normally more vulnerable to the infection, and thousands died after getting infected last year. Fighting the disease has proved to be challenging in certain regions of the world. A new drug, though, will hopefully reverse the current trend.

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Regenerate Heart Tissue Like the Zebrafish!

We might be only steps away from the quick and effective regeneration of heart tissue in humans. New research involving the zebrafish, an organism that can repair damaged and missing tissue, provides more insight into the subject. The findings are published in the journal Development. Since the heart is the most important organ (though some

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Larger Brains Linked With Weaker Innate Immunity

Larger brains have been linked with weaker immune systems in a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It is among the laws of nature that being endowed with one special ability will come with a cost — basically, we can’t have it all. This is so because resources have to be

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