Cancer researchers have said in a new research that they have used a combination of two drugs to fight the disease more affectively.
They used a combination of two drugs from Bristol-Myers Squibb that was able to reduce the tumors significantly in about 41 per cent of patients with advanced melanoma. The researchers also said that in some of the total 52 patients in the study, the tumors disappeared completely in the patients.
Houston, May 10 : If there was any doubt about the benefits of sharing your home with a pet, here is something to mull over -- scientists claim that the presence of a pet greatly reduces the risk of heart disease.
According to a report in Science Daily, the American Heart Association has published a scientific statement attesting to the benefits to the heart from a pet.
The statement is published online in the association's journal, Circulation.
According to a new survey, overwhelming majority of the respondents said that they do not wish to have their bosses on their friends list on social networking site, Facebook.
The survey showed that about 81 per cent of the respondents did not wish to connect to their boss on the social networking platform. The survey by poll site SodaHead and feedback site YouTell also showed that women were more hesitant in adding their bosses to the contact list on the social network than their male counterparts.
Beijing, April 18 : The tomb of one of China's most loathed rulers was discovered by chance over the weekend at a construction site.
The find was made Sunday by workers at a building under construction in the eastern city of Yangzhou, where Emperor Yang Guang (A. D. 569-618) spent his final days, having sought refuge in the city from a popular uprising only to be strangled by one of his generals.
Though the mausoleum is in poor condition, the inscriptions on the tombstone and the presence of some objects that were of exclusive use by emperors leave no doubt it is Yang's burial place.
New Delhi, April 17 : Gone are the days when earning money, buying a car or a flat were the sole aims of life -- young people in India these days want more out of life, and strive to balance personal life and work, often in that order of priority, a new study has found.
London, April 16 : A research carried out by a Harvard academic has found a surprising number of men feigning ejaculation, just as a lot of women are known to lie about having reached their orgasm.
In his new book "Why Men Fake it: The Totally Unexpected Truth", clinical professor of urology Abraham Morgentaler, recounts numerous stories of men confessing that they pretend to climax. But the surprise was their reason behind it.
Morgentaler tells a third of men admitted faking ejaculation. But they do it out of love, kindness and sexual insecurity, Daily Mail reported.
Washington, April 12 : Scientists have reported that rampant use of social networking, texting and chatting on mobile phone can result in lower grades and poor performance of students, says a study.
The widespread use of media among college students -- from texting, chatting on mobile phones to posting status updates on Facebook -- may be affecting their academic performance, say researchers at the Miriam Hospital's Centres for Behavioural and Preventive Medicine in the US.
The study showed that freshmen women spend nearly half their day - 12 hours - engaged in some form of media use, particularly texting, music, the internet and social networking.
A team of archaeologists have said that they have discovered an ancient wine-pressing factory spreading across more than 1,000 square feet in Israel among the ruins of an ancient Byzantine settlement.
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said that researchers discovered a ceramic lantern shaped like a miniature church and carved with crosses, indicating that the wine factory belonged to a Christian. The discovery was made at Hamei Yo'av in Israel along the ancient settlement from the Byzantine times.
According to a new research, the total mobile phone sales have increased 20.8 per cent to 221.6 million units in the country during 2012.
A study by CyberMedia Research (CMR) showed that the mobile phone sales in the country were recorded at 183.4 million in 2011. The report showed that the growth was boosted by high demand for smartphones in the country. Even as smartphones accounted for just 7 per cent of the handset market, its sales grew 35.7 per cent to 15.2 million devices in 2012 compared to 11.2 million units during 2011.
Washington, April 2 : Scientists have shown in new research that dietary changes are linked to alterations in gene expressions that could affect overall health and physiology.
Even the most health-conscious eaters find themselves indulging in junk foods from time to time. New research by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) raises the striking possibility that even small amounts of these occasional indulgences may produce significant changes in gene expression that could negatively impact physiology and health.
Besides famous playwright, writer, romantic and critic of his contemporaries, William Shakespeare was also a grain hoarder and a tax evader, according to a new research.
Academic researchers said that historical archives have shown that Shakespeare was also a merchant and property owner. Data showed that the writer was pursued for tax evasion and even ted for hoarding grain during a time of shortage in 1598. This side of his life is often overlooked by people because he was such fine writer.
According to the findings of a new study by uSwitch. com, there are dramatic variations in broadband speed within Britain's cities; thus making broadband speeds a postcode lottery in the country.
The population of house sparrows has indeed declined over the past years and is perhaps continuing to decline, according to a recently released nation-wide survey.
The survey conducted last year by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment & Forests gathered data on house sparrows in 8,425 locations.
The 5,655 participants reported that sparrows were seen in fewer places now than they used to be seen before the year 2005. The number of nests was also found to be on the decline.
A team of researchers have said that just four phone calls could be enough to determine the identity of the mobile phone users.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said that data acquired form mobile phone networks with the location of radio masts could allow anyone to identify identities of most people by with the help of just four pieces of information. The research has given rise to concerns as businesses and government agencies often use anonymous data from the networks.
Bangalore, March 16: Voluminous data from the Indian remote sensing satellites has benefited millions of farmers and fishermen in achieving higher productivity and making optimal utilisation of resources, a senior space scientist said Saturday.
European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) said on Thursday that is almost sure that the particle discovered in the previous year is indeed, Higgs boson.
The LHC has discovered a particle that is believed to be the Higgs boson. The particle is believed to have the ability to jump out of the normal three dimensions of space and one dimension of time and into a theorized hidden dimension. Higgs singlets could re-enter the dimensions at a point forward or backward by traveling through the hidden dimension
Los Angeles, March 13 : In a finding that could provide a new tool in cancer therapy, researchers have shown that the juice of bitter gourd (karela) effectively kills pancreatic cancer cells.
A University of Colorado cancer study published this week in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that bitter gourd juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolise glucose, thus cutting the cells' energy source and eventually killing them.
New Scientist has recently revealed in a report that researchers at Duke University demonstrated the `InSight' app - the first, somewhat creepy, app for Google Glass - at a technology conference in Georgia last week.
The `InSight' app - which has partly been funded by Google - can help the users of Google's high-tech glasses to pick out their friends in a crowd by recognizing them from the clothes they have worn, even if their backs are turned.
Emissions from coal power plants are causing a huge public health crisis across various parts of India, according to a Greenpeace report.
The study, conducted by former World Bank's pollution head Sarath Guttikunda, revealed that harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants are causing 80,000 to 1,15,000 premature deaths and as many as 20 million new asthma cases every year.
Los Angeles, March 8 : What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? For the first time, scientists have found a link between happiness and levels of a chemical within the body, which could offer hope for patients with psychiatric disorders, says a study.
The neuro-chemical changes underlying human emotions and social behaviour have hitherto remained largely unknown. Now, though, for the first time in humans, scientists at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) have measured the release of a specific peptide, a neurotransmitter called hypocretin, that greatly increased when subjects were happy but decreased when they were sad.