Sunday, September 24, 2023

Placenta plays an important role in genetic risk of schizophrenia: Study
Washington | May 20, 2023 9:40:13 AM IST
A recent study headed by the Lieber Institute for Brain Development found that more than 100 genes linked to the risk of schizophrenia appear to induce disease owing to their activity in the placenta rather than the developing brain. ... read..

Pollinators are attracted to humidity, not just fragrance: Study
Washington | May 20, 2023 7:09:26 AM IST
Humidity is as crucial as aroma in drawing pollinators to a plant, according to a new Cornell-led study, enhancing basic biology and creating new avenues to boost agriculture. ... read..

Study reveals noninvasive brain imaging may differentiate among hand gestures
California | May 20, 2023 4:38:30 AM IST
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, discovered a way to identify people's hand movements by reviewing only data from noninvasive brain imaging, rather than information from the hands themselves. The findings represent an early step tow ... read..

Not only fragrance, but humidity also attracts pollinators to plants: Study
Washington | May 20, 2023 12:12:09 AM IST
According to recent research done by Cornell University, humidity has an equal role as aroma in luring pollinators to a plant. This finding advances basic biology and creates new opportunities for agriculture. ... read..

Study: Blending pairing of alleles has moulded human ancestry
Washington | May 20, 2023 12:12:05 AM IST
Complex patterns of migration, isolation, and admixture--a phrase used to describe the exchange of genes between members of various populations--have characterised human history. As a result of the mixing of genetic lineages during admixture, populations' ... read..

Study examines the intentional enslavement of zombie flies by puppeteer fungus
Washington | May 20, 2023 12:11:55 AM IST
Lead author Carolyn Elya, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, describes the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the ability of the parasitic fungus Entomophthora muscae (E. muscae) to inf ... read..

Researchers reveal how watching clock while trying to sleep impacts insomnia
Indiana | May 19, 2023 7:40:19 PM IST
According to study by an Indiana University researcher, keeping an eye on the time as you try to fall asleep increases insomnia and the need for sleep medications; but, a slight adjustment could improve your quality of sleep. ... read..

New technique for early detection of foodborne bacteria: Study
Washington | May 19, 2023 9:40:48 AM IST
In order to protect consumers from becoming ill, produce such as lettuce and spinach are frequently tested for foodborne pathogenic bacteria such as salmonella, listeria monocytogenes, and pathogenic strains of E. coli. ... read..

Study finds climate change likely to expose species across globe to dangerous temperatures
London | May 19, 2023 9:40:43 AM IST
Climate change is expected to rapidly push species over tipping thresholds when their geographic ranges reach unanticipated temperatures, according to a new study led by a UCL researcher. ... read..

Air pollution particles trigger cellular defense mechanisms: Study
Washington | May 19, 2023 5:37:53 AM IST
Lung disease and air pollution have long been associated with one another. A recent study has identified one biological mechanism that may be responsible for that connection; this finding may offer fresh information on how to cure or prevent diseases caus ... read..

Risk of wildfire spreading increases where trees, shrubs replace grasses
Washington | May 19, 2023 5:07:19 AM IST
Over the last decade, an average of over 61,000 wildfires have burnt 7.2 million acres per year in the United States. When a wildfire begins to expand, the firefighting work is complicated by challenges such as spot fires, which occur when winds lift loft ... read..

Study finds how time of day determines effectiveness of cold exposure in burning fat
Washington | May 18, 2023 6:09:12 PM IST
Brown fat, which burns calories and has become a popular target to encourage cardiometabolic health, is activated by brief exposure to cold temperatures. ... read..

Researchers find how brain cells boost appetite in obesity
Sydney | May 18, 2023 3:09:45 PM IST
A set of brain cells found by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research enhances appetite when there is a persistent surplus of energy in the body, such as excess fat storage in obesity. ... read..

Researchers find variant cells in lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Houston | May 18, 2023 9:39:16 AM IST
A pair of internationally known stem cell cloning researchers from the University of Houston have reported their discovery of mutant cells in the lungs of patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), which will most likely be crucial targets in any ... read..

Study discovers pesticides toxic to neurons involved in Parkinson's disease
San Diego (California) | May 18, 2023 9:09:00 AM IST
UCLA Health and Harvard researchers found ten pesticides that severely harmed neurons linked in the development of Parkinson's disease, revealing fresh insights into the illness's role in environmental pollutants. ... read..

Cancer cells use new fuel in absence of sugar: Study
Washington | May 18, 2023 8:38:49 AM IST
A new nutrition source for pancreatic cancer cells has been discovered by researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Centre. Uridine is a substance that provides insight into both biological processes and potential treatment paths. ... read..

Study discovers combining swallowable gastric balloon, anti-obesity drug boosts weight loss
Washington | May 17, 2023 5:38:11 PM IST
Researchers discovered a new treatment for overweight and obesity that combines the world's first and only procedureless swallowable gastric balloon--which is placed without surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia and naturally passes out of the body after app ... read..

Study finds how inflammatory diseases diagnosed with synthetic peptides
Lausanne | May 17, 2023 5:38:09 PM IST
Calprotectin levels in stool samples can be used to diagnose or monitor common inflammatory conditions such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, while serum levels of calprotectin can be used to monitor the inflammation state in rheumatoid arthritis ... read..

Researchers develop new technique to reveal signs of Parkinson's disease
Indiana | May 17, 2023 8:36:59 AM IST
A team of researchers developed a technology that may detect symptoms of Parkinson's disease in urine samples. ... read..

Nature favours creatures in all sizes: Study
Washington | May 16, 2023 2:08:34 PM IST
Surveying the body sizes of Earth's living organisms, researchers from McGill University and the University of British Columbia found that the planet's biomass -- the material that makes up all living organisms -- is concentrated in organisms at either en ... read..

Crops evolved by swapping genetic modules between cells: Study
Washington | May 16, 2023 2:08:16 PM IST
According to a new study led by New York University, researchers revealed evolutionary differences among these important cereal crops after comparing individual cells across corn, sorghum, and millet. ... read..

Novel AI-based software allows quick, reliable imaging of proteins in cells
Washington | May 16, 2023 7:38:16 AM IST
"TomoTwin paves the way for automated identification and localization of proteins directly in their cellular environment, expanding the potential of cryo-ET," adds co-first author Gavin Rice. Cryo-ET offers the ability to reveal the basis of life and the ... read..

Heat-loving marine bacteria may help detoxify asbestos: Study
Washington | May 15, 2023 9:07:08 PM IST
Because of its strength, resistance to heat and fire, and low electrical conductivity, asbestos materials were previously widely utilised in homes, buildings, vehicle brakes, and many other construction materials. Unfortunately, asbestos exposure by inhal ... read..

Study reveals placenta plays an important role in genetic risk of schizophrenia
Washington | May 15, 2023 9:06:44 PM IST
According to a new study led by the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, more than 100 genes linked to the risk of schizophrenia appear to cause sickness due to their activity in the placenta rather than the developing brain. ... read..

Researchers reveal how intestinal bacteria effects growth of fungi
Jena | May 15, 2023 11:09:57 AM IST
The bacteria in the intestine provide information on the amounts of fungi from the possibly pathogenic Candida genus. Surprisingly, among them are lactic acid bacteria, which are known for their ability to guard against fungal diseases. ... read..

Study reveals how head, neck cancer organoids used for personalized treatments
Utrecht | May 15, 2023 9:38:48 AM IST
Organoids produced from patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) were used to create a biobank by researchers from the Organoid group (Hubrecht Institute) and UMC Utrecht. They used this biobank to validate known HNC indicators, and they discovered that t ... read..

Study: Stress hormones during pregnancy can increase early language development in children
Washington | May 15, 2023 7:06:51 AM IST
Based on to examine presented at the 25th European Congress of Endocrinology in Istanbul, high levels of the stress hormone cortisol during the third trimester of pregnancy may increase speech and language abilities in the first three years of a child's l ... read..

Study reveals how brain interprets sensory information including taste
Oklahoma | May 14, 2023 10:37:27 PM IST
A National Institutes of Health-funded study conducted by Christian H. Lemon, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Biology in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences, attempts to understand better how the brain processes taste and how ... read..

Study shows how air pollution affects movement disorders after stroke
Hiroshima | May 14, 2023 1:07:15 PM IST
The precise mechanism through which air pollution influences the prognosis of ischemic stroke, or stroke caused by a decrease in blood supply to the brain, is unknown. A group of scientists recently conducted a study to determine whether increased inflamm ... read..

Study reveals human eyes play 'tricks' on minds
Washington | May 14, 2023 12:07:31 PM IST
According to a new study, the human visual system can 'trick' the brain into generating incorrect assumptions about the size of objects in their environment. ... read..

Research finds humidity can increase heat risk in urban climates
Connecticut | May 13, 2023 1:38:25 PM IST
A latest study, led by Yale School of the Environment scientists and published in Nature, investigated the combined effect of temperature and humidity on urban heat stress using observational data and an urban climate model calculation. ... read..

Study finds how some motor neuron disease, dementia patients share rare genetic defects
Washington | May 13, 2023 1:38:21 PM IST
According to a new study, some persons with motor neuron disease (MND) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) share the same rare genetic diseases that cause other neurodegenerative illnesses. ... read..

Study suggests anti-depressant reduces stress, depression
Tokyo | May 13, 2023 10:07:44 AM IST
Depression affects millions of people globally as a result of psychological stress. Most antidepressant drugs, on the other hand, are slow, prone to resistance, and have severe side effects, prompting the creation of more effective therapeutic options. ... read..

Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces post-viral fatigue after COVID-19: Study
Amsterdam | May 13, 2023 9:38:52 AM IST
Those suffering from COVID-19 post-viral fatigue benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy, which reduces fatigue and focus problems. ... read..

Study: Transcranial magnetic stimulation may be given securely, swiftly
Washington | May 13, 2023 8:37:28 AM IST
According to a team of clinician-researchers and neuroscientists, individuals with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder (MDD) can benefit from accelerated regimens for repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). ... read..

Study determines age of Saturn's rings, finds that they are really young
Washington | May 13, 2023 8:37:27 AM IST
The best proof to date that Saturn's rings are astonishingly young has been provided by recent research headed by physicist Sascha Kempf at the University of Colorado Boulder. This finding may provide an answer to a subject that has baffled scientists for ... read..

Elon Musk confirms Linda Yaccarino as new Twitter CEO
New Delhi | Saturday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
Elon Musk on Friday confirmed that Linda Yaccarino, NBC Universal's Chairman of Global Advertising and Partnerships, will take over as the new CEO of Twitter, making "it the everything app". ... read..

IIT Kanpur researchers revisit 70-year-old plasma relaxation problem in space
Kanpur | Saturday, 2023 2:45:10 AM IST
A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has proposed a universal mechanism for turbulent relaxation, which can be applied to a wide range of fluids, including plasmas and complex fluids. ... read..

Scientists find deadly brain cancer's hidden weakness
Washington | May 12, 2023 10:07:18 PM IST
Brain cancer is a difficult-to-treat disease. As it progresses, glioblastoma destroys a person's mental skills, yet the tumor's insidious ability to penetrate neighbouring networks in the brain might also prove its undoing. ... read..

WhatsApp curbs international spam calls in India after govt's tough call
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Meta-owned WhatsApp on Thursday said it has taken stern action on the growing menace of International scam calls in India, after the government took cognisance of the issue and announced to send a notice to the platform over the issue. ... read..

AI might improve heart attack diagnosis to reduce pressure on emergency departments: Research
Washington | May 11, 2023 9:37:03 PM IST
According to new research from the University of Edinburgh, funded by the British Heart Foundation and the National Institute for Health and Care Research, and published today in Nature Medicine, an algorithm developed using artificial intelligence might ... read..

Researchers reveal how older adults gets easily distracted
Riverside (California) | May 11, 2023 9:38:50 AM IST
A University of California, Riverside study found that when older persons are engaged in a physically demanding job, such as driving a car or carrying groceries, they are more prone than younger ones to be distracted by objects unrelated to the task at ha ... read..

Study reveals how brain interprets taste
Oklahoma | May 11, 2023 9:38:48 AM IST
Taste is a complicated neurological experience that has the potential to reveal vast, and maybe startling, information on how the brain makes sense of sensations and the organisation of brain networks. A National Institutes of Health-funded study conducte ... read..

Viral infections could change how microbes react to warming: Study
Washington | May 11, 2023 7:07:46 AM IST
Microbes play important roles in ecosystems, and these roles are changing with global warming. Scientists also now know that most types of microbes are infected by viruses, but they know relatively little about how these viral infections could change how ... read..

Change in breast density over time associated with cancer risk: Study
Washington | May 10, 2023 11:38:59 PM IST
Many middle-aged and older women have mammograms every one to two years, as suggested by their doctors, to check for breast cancer. According to a study conducted by experts at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, past mammograms include ... read..

Researchers discover gene silencing DNA enzyme that target single molecule
San Diego (California) | May 10, 2023 9:07:20 PM IST
A DNA enzyme, or DNAzyme, has been created by researchers at the University of California, Irvine that can identify between two RNA strands inside a cell and cut the one linked to the sickness while leaving the healthy strand unharmed. This ground-breakin ... read..

Researchers develop new immunotherapy treatment to target respiratory viral infections
Orlando | May 10, 2023 4:07:23 PM IST
A researcher at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine has created a novel, more accurate therapy for a leading source of sickness worldwide each year - acute respiratory virus infections. ... read..

Researchers map immune system in gut of children with inflammatory bowel disease
Solna | May 10, 2023 11:08:36 AM IST
The immune system in the gut of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been mapped by researchers from Karolinska Institutet and Sachs' Children and Youth Hospital in Sweden. The findings, reported in Cell Reports Medicine, can be utilised to ... read..

Specific training can help computer vision models learn like humans: Study
Washington | May 10, 2023 6:36:55 AM IST
Unlike humans, computer vision models don't typically exhibit perceptual straightness, so they learn to represent visual information in a highly unpredictable way. But if machine-learning models had this ability, it might enable them to better estimate ho ... read..

Vaishnaw meets Pichai at Google HQ, discusses India Stack
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
IT and Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Tuesday posted an image on social media with Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the tech giant's headquarters in the US, saying they had a good discussion on India Stack and the 'Make in India' programme. ... read..

Apple launches Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro tools on iPad
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
Apple on Tuesday introduced Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad for video and music creators that will each be available on the App Store for Rs 499 per month or Rs 4,999 per year with a one-month free trial from May 23. ... read..

Telangana becomes first state to launch robotics policy framework
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:10 AM IST
Telangana has become the first state in the country to launch a state robotics framework with a vision to create a sustainable robotics ecosystem. ... read..

Study: Scientists create first calf resistant to serious viral disease using gene-editing technologies
Lexington | May 9, 2023 11:37:37 PM IST
The first gene-edited calf with resistance to the bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV), which costs the U.S. cow industry billions of dollars every year, has been created by scientists working together. ... read..

Study finds rapeseed's protein power for human consumption
Copenhagen | May 9, 2023 8:08:25 PM IST
Rapeseed plants provide half of the plant proteins consumed in the EU. Because the plant is bitter and hazardous for human eating, it has hitherto only been used for oil and animal feed. ... read..

Study finds how T cells activate themselves to fight tumors
Washington | May 9, 2023 7:39:55 PM IST
When it comes to inspiration, it is frequently necessary to look within. According to a new study, cancer-fighting immune cells have discovered a method to do precisely that. ... read..

Study reveals how tumor use natural purple photosynthetic bacteria as anticancer therapy
Tokyo | May 9, 2023 5:06:54 PM IST
Cancer is still one of the major causes of mortality in the globe. Researchers are continually exploring for novel medicines that have better anticancer efficacy, less side effects, and are less expensive. The capacity of certain bacteria to selectively g ... read..

Study finds ability to chew properly helps improve blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes patients
Buffalo (New York) | May 9, 2023 10:07:58 AM IST
A researcher at the University at Buffalo, advised medical professionals who treat patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) to examine their patients' teeth. ... read..

Metaherbarium and Microreserves could prevent plant extinction: Study
Washington | May 9, 2023 6:37:53 AM IST
In a review published in the journal Trends in Plant Science on May 2, a plant ecologist suggested an approach for preventing all future land plant extinctions across the globe which includes training more plant experts, building an online "metaherbarium, ... read..

Archaea become less diverse, more predictable in warming climate: Study
Oklahoma | May 8, 2023 11:06:40 PM IST
An international research team led by Jizhong Zhou, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Environmental Genomics at the University of Oklahoma, conducted a long-term experiment that discovered that climate change reduced the diversity and significantly alt ... read..

T cells can activate themselves to fight tumours: Research
Washington | May 8, 2023 10:38:07 PM IST
When it comes to motivation, it is often necessary to look within. According to new research, cancer-fighting immune cells have discovered a way to do just that. ... read..

Researchers create model for how brain gets essential omega-3 fatty acids
Washington | May 8, 2023 10:37:46 PM IST
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UCLA, and the National Institutes of Health have created a zebrafish model that sheds new light on how the brain acquires essential omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic ac ... read..

Study sheds more light on survival of patients with gastric cancer
Science | May 8, 2023 9:06:57 PM IST
Researchers found that patients with gastric cancer who get zolbetuximab have longer lives. ... read..

Researchers find how hormone therapy increases lumbar spine bone mineral density
Cleveland (Ohio) | May 8, 2023 9:06:55 PM IST
As the population ages, there is a growing emphasis on bone health and fracture prevention in order to retain mobility. According to a new study, several forms of hormone therapy boost lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women and pr ... read..

Study gives more insight into post-vaccine heart inflammation cases
New Haven (Connecticut) | May 8, 2023 7:08:55 PM IST
When the new COVID-19 vaccinations were introduced two years ago, public health experts discovered an increase in incidences of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, particularly among young guys who had received mRNA immunisations. However, i ... read..

Iron-depleted, oxidized chemistry of Earth's continental crust not from crystallization of mineral garnet: Study
Washington | May 8, 2023 7:37:42 AM IST
A new research attempted to determine the understanding of Earth's crust by testing and ultimately eliminating one popular hypothesis about why continental crust is lower in iron and more oxidized compared to oceanic crust. The iron-poor composition of co ... read..

Humidity may increase heat risk in urban climates: Study
Connecticut | May 8, 2023 7:06:21 AM IST
A new study, led by Yale School of the Environment scientists and published in Nature, investigated the combined effect of temperature and humidity on urban heat stress using observational data and an urban climate model calculation. Researchers found tha ... read..

Study: How online art viewing can impact our well-being
Washington | May 7, 2023 7:08:31 PM IST
Art has the power to change our minds. But does this hold true while viewing artwork on a screen? This issue was chosen for investigation by an international research team directed by the University of Vienna, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistic ... read..

Study reveals phone calls linked with increased risk of high blood pressure
Sophia Antipolis | May 7, 2023 5:38:14 PM IST
According to a new, conversing on a cell phone for 30 minutes or more per week is related to a 12 per cent greater risk of high blood pressure when compared to less than 30 minutes. ... read..

Study finds air pollution association with risk of dementia
Washington | May 7, 2023 5:07:04 PM IST
An worldwide study commissioned by the journal Lancet three years ago revealed 12 modifiable risk factors for dementia, including three new ones: excessive alcohol consumption, brain damage, and air pollution. ... read..

Study: Cancer cells can anticipate metastatic potential
Washington | May 7, 2023 3:37:05 PM IST
Cancer cells that begin metastasis, or the spread of the sickness from its origin, differ from cancer cells that remain in the original tumour. Differentiating metastasis-initiating cell types can assist clinicians in determining the severity of cancer an ... read..

Alternative to non-renewable power sources discovered in terms of energy generating materials
Toronto | May 7, 2023 7:08:18 AM IST
In a world hungry for clean energy, engineers have created a new material that converts the simple mechanical vibrations all around us into electricity to power sensors in everything from pacemakers to spacecraft. ... read..

Research suggests how cancer cells may predict metastatic potential
Washington | May 7, 2023 12:06:36 AM IST
Cancer cells that begin metastasis, or the spread of the sickness from its origin, differ from cancer cells that remain in the original tumour. ... read..

Study: Virtual consultation may significantly reduce carbon footprint of healthcare
Washington | May 6, 2023 7:37:20 PM IST
Virtual consultation, according to recent research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, is a novel and emerging addition to ecologically sustainable health care. ... read..

Vanishing glaciers pose threat to Alpine Biodiversity: Study
London | May 6, 2023 6:38:05 AM IST
Researchers have warned that with glaciers melting at unprecedented rates due to climate change, invertebrates that live in the cold meltwater rivers of the European Alps will face widespread habitat loss. ... read..

Study: Amazonian 'black earth' may give clues to global forest regeneration
Washington | May 6, 2023 1:37:17 AM IST
Millions of Amerindians living in today's Amazonia altered the formerly poor soil through numerous mechanisms between 450 BCE and 950 CE. Soils were enhanced with charcoal from low-intensity fires used for cooking and burning trash, animal bones, broken p ... read..

4 of Uranus' large moons may hold water: NASA
Washington | Saturday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
NASA scientists have found that four of Uranus' largest moons likely contain an ocean layer between their cores and icy crusts, which suggests that these hold oceans that could be dozens of miles deep. ... read..

Researchers study brain immune cells and used laser irradiation to alter them
Washington | May 6, 2023 12:08:31 AM IST
A multinational study team led by experts from DZNE, University Hospital Bonn, and the Netherlands studied brain immune cells and used laser irradiation to alter them. As molecular mediators, gene transcripts (mRNAs) will be used. Scientists want to learn ... read..

Study finds how antibacterial treatment helps in severe skin problem caused by radiation therapy
New York | May 5, 2023 7:07:19 AM IST
Up to 95 per cent of patients receiving radiation therapy for cancer experience acute radiation dermatitis (ARD), which is characterised by red, painful, itchy, or peeling skin. Although little is known about why this condition develops and no standardise ... read..

Researchers discover how mutations in language gene produce speech deficits
Cambridge (Massachusetts) | May 5, 2023 6:07:08 AM IST
Foxp2 gene mutations have been associated with apraxia, a speech impairment that makes it challenging to form sound sequences. ... read..

Study develops strategy cancerous tumors disrupt development of immune response
Houston | May 5, 2023 5:36:53 AM IST
A method that malignant tumours use to remotely prevent the emergence of an immune response that would halt their growth has been discovered by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and associated institutions. ... read..

Fortnite now available on Fire TV, Amazon Luna
San Francisco | Friday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Amazon has announced that the popular online video game Fortnite is now available to play for Fire TV customers in the US, UK, Canada and Germany through the Amazon Luna cloud gaming service. ... read..

Study reveals AI signals mirror how brain listens, learns
San Diego (California) | May 5, 2023 1:07:52 AM IST
According to recent research from the University of California, Berkeley, artificial intelligence (AI) systems can analyse data in a manner that is very similar to how the brain processes speech. This result may help explain the "black box" of how AI syst ... read..

Scientists witness planet being swallowed by sun-like star, says same will happen to Earth
Cambridge (Massachusetts) | May 4, 2023 10:36:54 PM IST
Scientists have observed a Sun-like star swallowing a planet for the first time, confirming a prediction that Earth will face the same fate in 5 billion years. ... read..

Study finds how bloodstream infections in preemies originate from their gut microbiomes
Washington | May 4, 2023 7:36:49 AM IST
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe that dangerous bacterial bloodstream infections in preemies may have their roots in the infants' gut microbiomes. These infections are a serious issue because, after 72 hours of ... read..

Researchers reveal how sleep affected by seasons
Minneapolis | May 4, 2023 6:36:29 AM IST
Are you sleeping well? According to a recent study, the switch from daylight saving time to standard time, which adds an hour overnight, is linked to a temporary rise in sleep disorders like trouble falling or staying asleep, but not the switch from stand ... read..

Google rolls out passkeys to sign in to apps, websites
New Delhi | Thursday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Google on Wednesday announced it has started rolling out support for passkeys across Google accounts on all major platforms, marking the beginning of the end of the password. ... read..

Researchers discover how dementia associated with ageing
Joondalup | May 4, 2023 2:36:35 AM IST
We all know that as we become older, our muscles weaken and our metabolism slows, making it harder to accomplish everyday activities like standing up, walking, and sitting down. ... read..

Eruptions from Sun may have kickstarted life on Earth: Study
Washington | Thursday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
The first building blocks of life on the Earth may have formed thanks to eruptions from the Sun, finds a new study. ... read..

London-based firm Nothing to release its Phone (2)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
London-based consumer electronics company Nothing on Wednesday announced that the company will be releasing the Phone (2) this British summer. ... read..

Covid will continue to cause mini-waves, not become seasonal yet: Scientists
New Delhi | Thursday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Even after three years into the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind Covid-19, has not yet become seasonal. It will continue to cause mini-waves with mild infections, scientists contended in an article in the science journal Nature. ... read..

Hackers offering crypto accounts for as low as $30 on darknet
San Francisco | Thursday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Cybercriminals operating on the dark web are reportedly selling verified, hacked crypto accounts on the darknet for as little as $30 each. ... read..

Study reveals how sleep phase helps to reduce anxiety in people with PTSD
California | May 4, 2023 1:37:35 AM IST
According to a recent study, sleep spindles, which are short bursts in brain activity that happen during one sleep phase and are recorded by the EEG, may control anxiety in persons with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). ... read..

Reddit's new feature to allow users to share its content on other platforms
San Francisco | Thursday, 2023 1:15:10 AM IST
Social discussion forum Reddit has rolled out new features to make it easier for Redditors and publishers to share content on and off Reddit for both iOS and Android users. ... read..

Virtual consulting may significantly reduce carbon footprint in health care: Study
Washington | May 3, 2023 11:36:47 PM IST
According to new research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, virtual consultation is a novel and developing contribution to environmentally sustainable health care. ... read..

Researchers reveal how cancer cells can predict metastatic potential
Washington | May 3, 2023 8:06:52 AM IST
Cancer cells that commence metastasis, or the spread of the illness from its originating location, vary from cancer cells that remain in the original tumour. Differentiating metastasis-initiating cell types can help doctors identify the severity of malign ... read..

Study: Joyful music help reduce virtual reality headaches
Edinburgh | May 3, 2023 3:36:04 AM IST
Joyful music may be the answer to virtual reality problems. According to a study, listening to music can help lessen dizziness, nausea, and headaches that virtual reality users may suffer after using digital devices. ... read..

Researchers discover new potential target for treating vascular disease
Philadelphia | May 3, 2023 2:37:28 AM IST
Vascular disorders, which include myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and peripheral vascular disease, continue to account for one-third of all deaths in the United States, Europe, and developing countries (World Health Organisation, 2021). The ... read..

Apple, Google launch initiative to curb unwanted tracking
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
In a unique collaboration to safeguard the misuse of location-tracking devices, Apple and Google on Tuesday said they have jointly submitted an industry specification to help combat the misuse of Bluetooth location-tracking devices for unwanted tracking. ... read..

New ChatGPT, Bard like AI tool to turn peoples' thoughts into text
New York | Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
US scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that can translate a person's brain activity -- while listening to a story or silently imagining telling a story -- into a continuous stream of text. ... read..

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