Articles by Sangeeta Ghosh Dastidar
- Archaeologists Uncover 3,000-Year Old Tomb in Egypt, with Remains of Female Singer
January 16 2012 7:25 AM
Egyptian and Swiss archaeologists have uncovered a rare tomb of a female singer, dating back 3,000 years in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings in Karnak, near Luxor in Upper Egypt. The discovery is important because this is the first tomb unearthed from the historic Egyptian valley that has no lineage to the Egyptian Royal family.
- Now Decode Your DNA for $1000
January 12 2012 4:57 AM
The wish to decode your own DNA for as much as $1000 is no longer a pipe-dream. A new bio-technological innovation has made it possible to sequence an individual's genome in a day's time for $1000.
- Illegal Wildlife Imports Threaten U.S. Public Health: CDC
January 11 2012 9:14 AM
A collaborative study led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified proof of retroviruses and herpes viruses in illegal wildlife imports at several international airports in the U.S.
- Statins Could Aggravate Diabetes Risk in Women: Study
January 11 2012 5:17 AM
Diabetes could be an added risk for women taking the cholesterol-lowering drug, more popularly touted as statins.
- Study: Nicotine Patches Could Heal Mild Memory Loss
January 10 2012 8:47 AM
Nicotine patches as a quit-smoking aid have two advantages. The good news is that nicotine patches have now been shown to combat memory loss in elderly people and those who have stopped smoking. According to a study published in the current issue of Neurology, published by the American Academy of Neurology, wearing a nicotine patch could help people with mild cognitive or memory impairment.
- Studies Link Vitamin D to Lowered Heart Health and Depression-Related Syndromes
January 09 2012 8:14 AM
How much Vitamin D can one safely consume? Two unconnected and recently released studies linked the vitamin to an unhealthy heart and depression-related syndromes.
- Writing Meaningful Thoughts is Akin to Weight Loss Exercises: Study
January 05 2012 5:13 AM
It could be that the act of writing down values and beliefs is the next big fat-buster, as part of a mental diet strategy.
- Study Relates Fitness as an Indicator for Test Scores at Schools
January 03 2012 4:39 AM
A new study has linked physical activity to academic performance in children, a finding that could trigger action in the right direction, given the decline in physical activities in most schools.
- New Biomarker in Blood Could Detect Extent of Heart Attack: Study
January 02 2012 5:53 AM
The presence of - troponin I - a biomarker protein in muscle tissue that indicates heart muscle damage, could indicate a person likely to suffer from heart attacks, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
- Viagra Can be a Wonder Drug Against Heart Failure: Study
December 29 2011 6:59 AM
Viagra has finally been proven as a savior for heart aches. The new discovery on Viagra’s surprising 'relaxing' effect might actually save lives, according to researchers from the Ruhr Universitat Bochum (RUB), Germany in collaboration with colleagues from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
- Magnetic Bacteria Strain Could Pave Way for Novel Nanotech Application: Study
December 28 2011 10:06 AM
An international team of scientists have discovered and mined out a new type of magnetic bacteria that has the potential to pave the way for novel biotech and nanotech applications.The new discovery is likely to encourage further understanding of how bacteria can make minerals which could prove significant for advances in biotechnology and nanotechnology.
- Scientists Develop Hand-Held Device for Detection of Brain Injury
December 22 2011 2:22 AM
The U.S. National Institute of Health has devised an innovative hand-held machine that enables the rapid detection of brain-related injuries like haematoma.
- First Antarctic Plant-Eating Dinosaur Fossil Found
December 20 2011 2:39 AM
Researchers have for the first time identified remains of plant-eating dinosaurs in Antarctica. The Argentinean research team suggests that these large bodied sauropod dinosaur or advanced titanosaurs were widespread during the Late Cretaceous era.
- Salmonella, Staphylococcus Risk in Orange Juice Served in Bars and Restaurants: Study
December 15 2011 9:06 AM
A new study, conducted by researchers in Spain, states that poor handling of fruits and inappropriate cleaning of juicing equipment in bars, restaurants and other catering establishments could result in food-borne illnesses.
- Staying Fit Can Sustain a Long Life: Study
December 08 2011 8:13 AM
Fitness, the new age health prescription, has now been linked to an increased life span.
- Reducing Stress and Mindful Eating Curbs Weight Gain in Obese and Pregnant Women: Study
December 08 2011 6:48 AM
In a new study, professionals from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have urged women to be cautious of what they eat and also combat their stress levels as a proactive means to prevent them piling on the pounds during the festive season. The research, published online in the October issue of the Journal of Obesity, explained that managing stress and mindful eating can actually help in weight loss even in the absence of hardcore diet regimes.
- Global Carbon Emissions Reach Record 10 Billion Tons: Study
December 05 2011 8:25 AM
Carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels reached 10 billion tonnes in 2010, the first time such an amount has ever been reached, according to an editorial Sunday.
- Broiled, Grilled Fish Good for Alzheimer's: Study
December 01 2011 3:16 AM
A new study, presented on Nov. 30, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RNSA), links the consumption of fish to brain structure, while focusing on the risk of contracting Alzheimer's.
- Hollow Bones in Long-Necked Dinosaurs Linked to Survival of the Species
December 01 2011 1:38 AM
Research into the rapetosaurus, a long-necked dinosaur, has revealed new knowledge about its behaviour and living habits, particularly their survival in a harsh, drought-prone environment.
- Pfizer Offers Deals to Keep Lipitor Users as Patent Expires
November 29 2011 6:35 AM
Pfizer Inc. will see the end of a hugely lucrative era on Wednesday, Nov. 30, when its two-decade old patent for Lipitor, a hugely popular drug for cholesterol management, expires.