Washington, June 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified a brain receptor, an enzyme monoamine oxidase A, whose malfunctioning can trigger sudden violence, explosive outbursts and hostile overraction to stress in mice. By blocking the receptor, which also exists in humans, scientists stripped the mice of their extreme aggressiveness, potentially paving the way to new treatment for severely aggressive behaviour.
Washington, June 20 (IANS) You may have heard of vending machines or ATMs that give out gold bars or chocolate treats or potato chips. But a bakery in America has now come up with the world's first 24-hour "cup-cake machine".
Washington, June 20 (IANS) A US report accusing India of being a source, destination, and transit country for forced labour and sex trafficking, has asked New Delhi to develop a comprehensive anti-trafficking law.
Washington, June 20 (IANS) New mothers who read and write blogs are likely to be less stressed out, as they begin to feel more connected to their extended family and friends, says a new study. "It looks like blogging might be helping these women as they transition into motherhood because they may begin to feel more connected to their extended family and friends, which leads them to feel more supported," said Brandon
Washington, June 20 (IANS) A priceless 1929 painting "Woman in a Red Armchair" by Pablo Picasso was vandalised by a man who spray-painted on it at an art museum in Houston, US.
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US Navy has relieved a warship commander of his command after the warship collided with an oil tanker, an official said Tuesday. Chuck Litchfield, captain of amphibious assault ship Essex was fired Monday by Rear Adm.
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the US with Indian Americans leading them all in their levels of income and education, according to a new survey. Seven in 10 Indian-American adults ages 25 and older have a college degree, compared with about half of Americans of Korean, Chinese, Filipino and Japanese ancestry, and about a quarter of Vietnamese Americans, according to the Pew Research Centre report released Tuesday
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US needs to make renewed attempts to help the jailed Pakistani doctor who led the US to Osama bin Laden, a Congressman has said. Republican Dana Rohrabacher from California has made Shakil Afridi's case a personal cause, but fears the issue has fallen off the political radar, the Daily Mail reported
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Peaches and plums have bioactive compounds that can fight off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, says a new study. The study showed that the compounds in such fruits could be a weapon against "metabolic syndrome", in which obesity and inflammation lead to serious health issues, according to Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, Texas AgriLife Research food scientist.
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Peaches and plums have bioactive compounds that can fight off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, says a new study.
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