Sunday, October 2, 2022

Study sheds light on how protein pumps toxic molecules out of bacterial cells
Cambridge | February 18, 2022 9:21:06 PM IST
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) chemists have discovered the structure of a protein that can pump toxic molecules out of bacterial cells. ... read..

Research: Depression, Alzheimer's disease share genetic roots
Washington | February 18, 2022 7:21:39 PM IST
A new study has identified common genetic factors in both depression and AD. Importantly, the researchers found that depression played a causal role in AD development, and those with worse depression experienced a faster decline in memory. ... read..

Prevalence of COVID-19 taste loss estimated by researchers
Pennsylvania | February 17, 2022 6:51:26 PM IST
One of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 is definitely loss of smell and taste. Reports of taste loss have been on the rise over the last two years. The taste dysfunction comes in different forms, including ageusia (total taste loss), hypogeusia (parti ... read..

Study suggests headers affect brain activity
Oslo | February 17, 2022 4:52:14 PM IST
Headers are common in soccer games. But are repetitive headers harmful to the brain? The latest study assessing the potential dangers of heading in soccer showed that repetitive headers and accidental head impacts in soccer are leading to changes in blood ... read..

Research reveals 45,000 marine species are at risk due to climate change, pollution
Brisbane | February 17, 2022 2:51:18 PM IST
One of the most unfortunate effects of climate change is the impact it has on the species of marine life. University of Queensland researchers and global marine experts reviewed marine biology literature and categorised a wide range of threats - from clim ... read..

Study examines why parents in their prime age produce best offspring
Bristol | February 16, 2022 7:20:58 PM IST
Parents have always faced a trade-off between pouring resources into their offspring against using those resources to enhance their chances of survival so as to have more offspring. The best allocation of resources depends on age. More experienced parents ... read..

Study finds memory formation influenced by brain network development in young age
Chicago | February 16, 2022 5:20:51 PM IST
We have often heard the phrase "having an elephant's memory", indicating a very strong memory. But how does our brain store so much? A new, rare study of direct brain recordings in children and adolescents discovered that as brains matured, the precise wa ... read..

New type of star covered in Helium burning ashes discovered by Astronomers
Tubingen | February 16, 2022 3:51:07 PM IST
The universe is vast and has a lot of mysteries hidden in it. Discoveries made by astronomers help us in understanding our universe a little better. Now, a team of German astronomers, led by Professor Klaus Werner of the University of Tubingen, have disco ... read..

Researchers discover first evidence indicating respiratory infection in dinosaurs
Montana | February 15, 2022 4:21:50 PM IST
A group of researchers from around the country, including University of New Mexico Research Assistant Professor Ewan Wolff, have discovered the first evidence of a unique respiratory infection in the fossilized remains of a dinosaur that lived nearly 150 ... read..

Lichens in danger of losing evolutionary race with climate change: Study
Chicago | February 15, 2022 1:21:00 PM IST
Algae are a lot more than just the green scum that shows up on walls. These tiny plants, when teamed up with a fungus, form a composite structure called lichen. Lichens grow everywhere, from tundras in the Arctic to the bark of the tree in one's yard, and ... read..

Researchers identify 'Math neurons' in brain
Tubingen | February 15, 2022 11:52:07 AM IST
Does your brain fire up during additions, subtractions and other mathematical operations? A recent study conducted by the Universities of Tubingen and Bonn showed that the brain has neurons that fired specifically during certain mathematical operations. ... read..

Infusion of 3D cellular structures has potential to repair damaged intestine, suggests study
Tokyo | February 14, 2022 4:51:47 PM IST
Ulcerative colitis, the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers (sores) in the digestive tract, also affects the innermost lining of the colon and rectum. It can be a debilitating condition and can sometimes lead to life-threa ... read..

Study discusses distant galaxies and true nature of dark matter
Trieste | February 14, 2022 12:21:03 PM IST
There is a vast spherical region made up of dark matter particles, at the centre of spiral galaxies. This region has two defining characteristics: a density that is constantly out to a certain radius that amazingly expands over time, while the density dec ... read..

Research: Chromosome inheritance is influenced by stress in intestine
Cologne | February 13, 2022 11:20:57 PM IST
For the preservation of all species, inheriting a normal and intact number of chromosomes in germ cells, egg and sperm, is vital. The risk of the egg cell not inheriting the normal set of chromosomes increases with increasing age. ... read..

Mystery death of young child from rare illness solved by researchers
St. Louis (Missouri) | February 13, 2022 11:20:54 PM IST
A recent research by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has solved the medical mystery of a 2-year-old child, who was seemingly healthy at birth, succumbing to an undiagnosed, rare illness. ... read..

Mosquito vision could help in hiding from disease vectors: Study
Washington | February 13, 2022 10:20:58 PM IST
A new research led by scientists at the University of Washington has indicated that a common mosquito species (after detecting a tell-tale gas that we exhale) flies toward specific colours, including red, orange, black and cyan. The mosquitoes ignore othe ... read..

Smartphone app can detect how well blood clots with a single drop of it, finds study
Washington | February 13, 2022 12:51:21 PM IST
Blood clots form naturally as a way to stop bleeding when someone is injured. A team of researchers at the University of Washington developed a new blood-clotting test that used only a single drop of blood and a smartphone vibration motor and camera. The ... read..

Study finds that monkeys, like people, can 'choke under pressure'
Georgia | February 13, 2022 11:50:51 AM IST
It is common for humans to get stressed about the smallest of things. According to a new study led by researchers at Georgia State University, being stressed about doing well on a test might not be limited to humans. ... read..

Study identifies new brain circuit vital for learning new motor skills
Lisbon | February 12, 2022 11:21:24 PM IST
Just like learning is an integral part and parcel of growing up, similarly, learning new motor skills is a critical aspect of our lives. A new study has shed light on a newly discovered brain circuit that may endow us with this remarkable ability. ... read..

Study explores identifying Alzheimer's risk in middle age
Washington | February 12, 2022 10:51:01 PM IST
Researchers at the University of Otago are exploring the possibility that a simple eye test may make diagnosing the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease when people are much younger. ... read..

Glaucoma's underlying mechanisms identified by research
Montreal | February 12, 2022 10:50:55 PM IST
Reduced blood flow and impaired neurovascular coupling are well-known features of glaucoma. The mechanisms underlying these abnormalities have now been unveiled during recent research by a team led by Adriana Di Polo, professor of neuroscience and ophthal ... read..

Study finds routine prenatal ultrasound identifies autism's early signs
Beersheba | February 12, 2022 10:50:44 PM IST
A routine prenatal ultrasound in the second trimester can identify early signs of Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka Medical Center has found. ... read..

Study finds clearance of protein linked to Alzheimer's is controlled by circadian cycle
Washington | February 12, 2022 10:21:27 PM IST
A recent study has shown that the brain's ability to clear a protein closely linked to Alzheimer's disease is linked to the circadian cycle. ... read..

Neurobiological processes during puberty trigger sex differences in learning, memory: Study
California | February 12, 2022 8:20:46 PM IST
Can biological changes during puberty affect learning and memory? New research from the University of California, Irvine has revealed that sex differences in learning and memory mechanisms are triggered by biological events occurring during puberty. ... read..

Study finds new clues on how brain links pain and food
New York | February 12, 2022 7:20:46 PM IST
The association between food and pain, has been known for a long time, as people with chronic pain often struggle with their weight. Researchers at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience may have found an explanation in a new study. ... read..

Researchers observe planetary bodies for first time in habitable zone of dead star
London | February 12, 2022 3:21:03 PM IST
White dwarfs are glowing embers of stars that have burned through all their hydrogen fuel. Nearly all stars, including the Sun, will eventually become white dwarfs, but very little is known about their planetary systems. A new study revealed the discovery ... read..

Scientists predict efficiency of oxygen-evolving electrolysis on Moon and Mars in new study
Manchester | February 12, 2022 1:21:36 PM IST
Often the question has arisen of whether Earth is the only planet with living organisms or not and what would be the conditions suitable for the growth and survival of life? Scientists have now provided more insight into the possibility of establishing a ... read..

Researchers find brain region related to feeling full after eating
Washington | February 11, 2022 10:50:59 PM IST
New University of Arizona-led research has identified a brain region and neural circuitry that mediate satiation, which could help scientists better target drugs to treat eating disorders or manage weight. ... read..

Astronomers detect new planet around closest star to our solar system
Santiago | February 11, 2022 10:20:51 PM IST
Astronomers have found evidence of another planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System. ... read..

Study supports existence of autism-specific types of anxiety
Washington | February 11, 2022 9:21:39 AM IST
A long-term study involving hundreds of brain scans finds changes in the amygdala linked to the development of anxiety in autistic children. The study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers also provides evidence of distinct types of anxiety specific to a ... read..

New mechanism involved in learning and memory discovered by scientists
New York | February 10, 2022 6:51:11 PM IST
FMRP, a protein whose loss caused fragile X syndrome, intellectual disability, and some forms of autism, has been shown to play a key role in brain functions. It includes basic understanding about learning and memory. It helps to regulate synaptic connect ... read..

Words needed to think about numbers? Study suggests so!
Massachusetts | February 10, 2022 6:50:52 PM IST
While one does need numbers to function every day, do we need words to think about numbers? A new study from MIT and the University of California at Berkeley discovered a strange relationship between numbers and words. ... read..

Researchers discover new brain circuit, crucial for learning new motor skills
Lisbon | February 10, 2022 6:50:49 PM IST
Learning is never ending. It is an integral part and parcel of growing up. Similarly, learning new motor skills is a critical aspect of our lives. From playing the piano to riding a bike, it would be difficult to imagine life without it. But how does the ... read..

Astronomers observe final moments of planetary remnants for the first time
Coventry | February 10, 2022 12:51:57 PM IST
A white dwarf is known to be a small very dense star that is typically the size of a planet. It is formed when a low-mass star has exhausted all its central nuclear fuel and lost its outer layers as a planetary nebula. Astronomers at the University of War ... read..

Research shows how Mars lost its oceans
Tokyo | February 9, 2022 6:51:02 PM IST
It is a well-known fact that Mars once had oceans in part due to a protective magnetic field similar to Earth's. The layer of ice on the cap of the planet says it all. However, the magnetic field disappeared, and a new research may finally be able to expl ... read..

Researchers restore function in gene that suppresses liver cancer, enhances immunotherapy
Boston | February 9, 2022 6:21:57 PM IST
Scientists and researchers never fail to amaze us with their dedication to making breakthrough discoveries that can save life even from life-threatening diseases. In a recent study, a team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigh ... read..

Researchers develop computer model to show ways to curb COVID-19 spread
Ontario | February 9, 2022 4:21:48 PM IST
Technology has proved to be a major source of hope in the global fight against COVID-19. In wake of this, researchers at the University of Waterloo created the first computational model that simulated many variables affecting the transmission of COVID-19 ... read..

Study of pine pollen reveals nanofoams are key to survive mass extinctions
London | February 9, 2022 3:52:00 PM IST
The past always has always intrigued scientists, whether be it searching for answers on survival or questioning the existence of some species. Scientists from the Natural History Museum, London (United Kingdom), and the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, Gre ... read..

Genetically informed atlases in brain reveal new landscapes about its structure, says study
California | February 8, 2022 7:51:05 PM IST
A locus in genetics indicates the physical location of a gene or variant on a chromosome. The plural for it is loci. Now, an international team of scientists has used atlases of the human brain informed by genetics to identify hundreds of genomic loci. ... read..

'Revolutionary' pacemaker reverses heart failure: Study
Auckland | February 8, 2022 6:51:33 PM IST
A pacemaker is a small device that's placed (implanted) in the chest to help control the heartbeat. It's used to prevent the heart from beating too slowly. A recent study has elaborated on a revolutionary pacemaker, that re-established the heart's natural ... read..

Hormone in brain senses isolation and drives contact-seeking behaviour, finds study
Wako | February 8, 2022 6:51:30 PM IST
The COVID-19 pandemic made everyone well versed with the feelings of loneliness, or perceived social isolation. This was also a major stress for those who socialized a lot and increased the risk of various mental and physical health issues such as depress ... read..

Aurorae in Saturn sky? It's probably due to high altitude winds, says study
Leicester | February 8, 2022 4:52:35 PM IST
Saturn is the sixth planet in the solar system which has extremely large and bright rings around it. Now, Leicester space scientists have discovered a never-before-seen mechanism fuelling huge planetary aurorae at Saturn. ... read..

Researchers discover how bacteria adapt to new environment
Wurzburg | February 7, 2022 7:21:45 PM IST
It is a known fact that bacteria are extremely resourceful when it comes to adapting to a given environment. Now, a team of researchers have discovered a new trick that bacteria use: a kind of sponge that absorbs certain messengers. ... read..

Study offers explanation for unusual motions in solar flares
Massachusetts | February 7, 2022 7:21:41 PM IST
Solar flames are defined as an intense burst of radiation coming from the release of magnetic energy associated with sunspots. They are seen as bright areas on the sun and they can last from minutes to hours. In January 1999, scientists observed mysteriou ... read..

Too many disk galaxies than theory allows: Study
Bonn | February 7, 2022 5:21:21 PM IST
The Standard Model of Cosmology has described how the universe came into being according to the view of most physicists. Now, researchers at the University of Bonn studied the evolution of galaxies within this model and found considerable discrepancies wi ... read..

New findings about mosquito vision could help in hiding from disease vectors
Washington | February 7, 2022 12:21:08 PM IST
The tiny looking mosquitoes that hum a tune every time they cross our ears are vectors of some of the most dangerous diseases known to mankind. Now, new research led by scientists at the University of Washington indicates that a common mosquito species (a ... read..

Stress in intestine influences chromosome inheritance: Study
Cologne | February 6, 2022 7:20:45 PM IST
In order for the preservation of all species, inheriting a normal and intact number of chromosomes in germ cells, egg and sperm, is essential. With increasing age, the risk of the egg cell not inheriting the normal set of chromosomes increases. ... read..

CRISPR-Cas9 can generate unexpected, heritable mutations, says study
Uppsala | February 6, 2022 4:20:51 PM IST
CRISPR-Cas9 is the "genetic scissors," that creates new potential for curing diseases. But the treatments must be reliable. In a new study, researchers have discovered that the method can give rise to unforeseen changes in DNA that can be inherited by the ... read..

Study finds link between creativity of person, their semantic memory and brain function
Paris | February 6, 2022 2:50:54 PM IST
How much is the creativity of a person linked to their brain function? A recent study has opened up on this. It talks about a link between real-life creativity, semantic memory structure and brain functional connectivity. ... read..

Novel magnetic seeds developed to kill cancer: Study
London | February 5, 2022 11:20:23 PM IST
Scientists at UCL have developed a novel cancer therapy that uses an MRI scanner to guide a magnetic seed through the brain to heat and destroy tumours. ... read..

Extreme heat is the new normal for oceans: Study
Washington | February 5, 2022 10:51:04 PM IST
Researchers have discovered that more than half of the ocean surface has exceeded a historical heat extreme threshold regularly since 2014. ... read..

Study develops deep learning model to simulate brain topography
Washington | February 5, 2022 5:50:33 PM IST
A team of researchers have developed a computational model that allows them to simulate the spatial organization or topography of the IT and learn more about how neighbouring clusters of brain tissue are organized and interact. ... read..

Study tracks cells that host HIV
Washington | February 5, 2022 5:50:30 PM IST
A new research has found the lifespans and location of the cells that are responsible for producing HIV, preventing its eradication. ... read..

Study finds ADHD drugs may treat symptoms of genetic movement disorder in kids
Washington | February 5, 2022 4:22:06 PM IST
A new study has found that a common medication used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to help manage the symptoms of a rare and currently difficult to treat genetic movement disorder primarily found in children. ... read..

Perception study might elaborate promising depression therapy
Madison | February 5, 2022 3:20:39 PM IST
A team of researchers have explained that the human brain appears to build a working model supported by predictions constantly checked and rechecked against the sights and sounds it already expects. ... read..

Researchers find new rotavirus vaccine to prevent a deadly diarrheal disease from birth
Washington | February 5, 2022 1:50:30 PM IST
A team of researchers have found that an Australian developed neonatal rotavirus vaccine RV3-BB was safe and produced a robust immune response in African babies. ... read..

Studies find when puffy planets lose atmospheres, they become super-Earths
Hawaii | February 4, 2022 7:21:11 PM IST
Mini-Neptunes are a class of exoplanets, which are planets that orbit stars outside our solar system. These worlds, which are smaller, denser versions of the planet Neptune, consist of large rocky cores surrounded by thick blankets of gas. Studies have id ... read..

Study estimates that close to 9,200 tree species of Earth, yet to be discovered
Michigan | February 4, 2022 5:50:56 PM IST
A new study involving more than 100 scientists from across the globe and the largest forest database yet has assembled shocking estimates of there being 73,000 tree species on the Earth, including about 9,200 species yet to be discovered. ... read..

Study reveals brain's life-long learning may now become hardware for AI
Indiana | February 4, 2022 4:50:54 PM IST
A new study has found a way that computer chips could dynamically rewire themselves to take in new data like the brain does, helping AI to keep learning over time. ... read..

Study finds Alzheimer's-like changes in some COVID patients' brains
New York | February 4, 2022 4:21:31 PM IST
A recent study has found that the brains of a small sample of patients who died of COVID-19 displayed some of the same molecular changes found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. ... read..

Study finds ovarian cancer therapy boosted by drug that slows disease's advance
Edinburgh | February 4, 2022 3:51:34 PM IST
A recent study has found that a drug that is currently used to treat skin and lung cancer has been found to slow the progression of a form of ovarian cancer and increase the number of patients who respond to treatment. ... read..

New study finds if bacteria confound genetic switch
New York | February 4, 2022 1:51:53 PM IST
For decades, a small group of medical researchers have been studying a biochemical, DNA tagging system, which switches genes on or off. Many have studied it in bacteria and now some have seen signs of it in, plants, flies, and even human brain tumours. Ac ... read..

Study finds smart greenhouses may slash electricity costs
Georgia | February 3, 2022 6:51:04 PM IST
A new study has found a new, internet-connected lighting system for greenhouses that could sharply reduce a farmer's electrical bill. ... read..

Study finds minimizing long-term lung damage in COVID-19 patients
Washington | February 3, 2022 5:50:45 PM IST
A new research has found that a combined treatment strategy targeting SARS-CoV-2 symptoms and severe lung tissue injury is essential to minimize lung sequelae -- chronic complications resulting from COVID-19 infection. ... read..

Astronomers offer new theory about mysterious location of massive stars
Atlanta (Georgia) | February 3, 2022 4:51:22 PM IST
A star's life begins with the gravitational collapse of a gaseous nebula of material composed primarily of hydrogen, along with helium and trace amounts of heavier elements. Now, astronomers from Georgia State University have found an explanation for the ... read..

Researchers develop lightweight material stronger than steel
Washington | February 3, 2022 4:51:09 PM IST
A team of MIT chemical engineers have created a new material that is stronger than steel and as light as plastic, and can be easily manufactured in large quantities. ... read..

Study finds what rise of oxygen on early Earth reveals about life on other planets
Montreal | February 3, 2022 3:50:55 PM IST
The question which always intrigues astronomers is, when did the Earth reach oxygen levels sufficient to support animal life? Researchers from McGill University have discovered that a rise in oxygen levels occurred in step with the evolution and expansion ... read..

Electromagnetic 'tug-of-war' lights up Jupiter's upper atmosphere, says study
Leicester | February 3, 2022 1:21:04 PM IST
The largest planet of the solar system, Jupiter, houses a lot of mysteries in it. New Leicester space research has revealed, for the first time, a complex 'tug-of-war' lights up aurorae in Jupiter's upper atmosphere, using a combination of data from NASA' ... read..

Study finds ketamine is short-term effective treatment for some suicidal patients in hospital
Washington | February 3, 2022 1:21:02 PM IST
A new research has found that ketamine is a fast-acting, efficient treatment for patients hospitalised for severe suicidal thoughts. ... read..

Scientists develop novel magnetic seeds to heat and kill cancer
London | February 2, 2022 5:50:50 PM IST
Every day brings in new solutions and ways of treating deadly diseases. One of the deadliest diseases, undoubtedly is cancer. Now, scientists at UCL have developed a novel cancer therapy that uses an MRI scanner to guide a magnetic seed through the brain ... read..

Novel nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 vaccine elicits more potent protection, says study
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) | February 2, 2022 5:50:41 PM IST
The first generation of COVID-19 vaccines have been highly effective and have encouraged more people to get vaccinated. But they also have limitations: their efficacy can wane without a booster shot, and they may be less effective against some variants. ... read..

Moons may yield clues to what makes planets habitable, says study
Tokyo | February 2, 2022 5:50:22 PM IST
Earth's moon is vital in making it function. It controls the length of the day and ocean tides, which affect the biological cycles of lifeforms on our planet. The moon also contributes to Earth's climate by stabilizing its spin axis, offering an ideal env ... read..

Study develops new method to improve accuracy of disease diagnosis
Texas | February 2, 2022 5:20:48 PM IST
A team of researchers have developed a statistical framework to assess the performance of a diagnostic test with multiple observers. ... read..

Earth has not one, but two Trojan asteroids now, reveals recent study
Barcelona | February 2, 2022 12:21:34 PM IST
Trojan asteroid, also called Trojan planet, is any one of a number of asteroids that occupy a stable Lagrangian point in a planet's orbit around the Sun. Recent research by astronomers has discovered the second Earth Trojan asteroid, almost a decade after ... read..

Study finds extreme heat is the new normal for oceans
Washington | February 2, 2022 12:21:31 PM IST
A new study has found that more than half of the ocean surface has exceeded a historical heat extreme threshold on a regular basis since 2014. ... read..

Scientists develop new way to deliver RNA for those afraid of needles
Cambridge (Massachusetts) | February 1, 2022 7:20:31 PM IST
Traditionally, vaccines have always been injected. Same is the case with RNA vaccines. This, however, can be a hindrance for people who fear needles. Now, a team of MIT researchers have come up with an innovative solution for this. ... read..

Even dying stars can give birth to planets, suggest astronomers
Leuven | February 1, 2022 5:50:41 PM IST
In any galaxy, planets are usually not much older than the stars around which they revolve. For example, the Sun was born 4.6 billion years ago, and not long after that, Earth came into the world. But KU Leuven astronomers have discovered that a completel ... read..

How many black holes are there in universe? Researchers may have an answer for it!
Trieste | February 1, 2022 2:20:55 PM IST
One of the most relevant and pressing questions in modern astrophysics and cosmology is: "How many black holes are out there in the Universe?" A recent study by the Italian research institute, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), has ... read..

Study finds high protein diet might harm polar bears
Washington | January 31, 2022 8:21:23 PM IST
A recent study has found that a high protein diet may be linked to kidney disease and shortened lifespans in polar bears kept in zoos. ... read..

Study finds pancreatic cancer cells feed off hyaluronic acid
Michigan | January 31, 2022 5:21:55 PM IST
A new study has found that hyaluronic acid which is present in pancreatic tumours also acts as food to the cancer cells. ... read..

Researchers accelerate cancer biomarker detection for point of care diagnostics
Washington | January 31, 2022 4:20:56 PM IST
A team of researchers has developed an approach that accelerates the detection of cancer biomarkers in samples taken at the time and place of patient care. ... read..

Study sheds light on synthetic dimensions
Yokohama | January 31, 2022 3:50:52 PM IST
We humans, experience the world in three dimensions: width, breadth, and height. A study by professors in Japan has explained a new way developed by them, to create synthetic dimensions, to better understand the fundamental laws of the universe and possib ... read..

Researchers develop artificial muscles made of protein
Breisgau | January 31, 2022 2:51:25 PM IST
A team of researchers has developed an artificial muscle only on the basis of natural proteins which can be controlled with the help of pH and temperature changes. ... read..

Small group of genetic variants found in COVID patients may help understand how sick people get: Study
Augusta (Georgia) | January 31, 2022 2:21:18 PM IST
A recent study has identified a handful of rare structural gene variants, involved in body processes of some of the sickest patients, like inflammation, which the COVID-19 virus needed, to be successful. ... read..

Researchers develop food-tracking AI systems to reduce malnutrition in LTC homes
Waterloo | January 31, 2022 11:51:19 AM IST
A research team has developed a new technology that could help in reducing malnutrition as well as improve overall health in long-term care (LTC) homes by automatically recording and tracking how much food residents consume. ... read..

Study examines effects of exercise, age effects on plaque formation in arteries
Washington | January 30, 2022 5:50:16 PM IST
A new study used fluid dynamics simulations to study the effect of exercise at various ages on plaque formation in the arteries. ... read..

Study finds changes in heart structure affect thinking, memory skills
San Francisco (California) | January 30, 2022 4:50:15 PM IST
Researchers have found that between early adulthood and middle age, subtle changes in the structure and the diastolic function of the heart may link to a decline in thinking and memory skills. ... read..

Hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulin doesn't help COVID-19 patients: Study
Washington | January 30, 2022 4:20:52 PM IST
The combination of remdesivir plus a highly concentrated solution of antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2 is not more effective than remdesivir alone for treating adults hospitalised with COVID-19, according to recent research. ... read..

Flavonoids might reduce risk of death in Parkinson's disease patients: Study
Washington | January 30, 2022 4:20:50 PM IST
People with Parkinson's disease who eat more flavonoids - compounds found in richly coloured foods like berries, cocoa and red wine - may have a lower mortality risk than those who don't, a recent study suggested. ... read..

SARS-CoV-2 may remain active for longer than recommended quarantine period: Study
Washington | January 30, 2022 4:20:47 PM IST
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can infect a person for more than 200 days in an atypical case, a recent study has detected. ... read..

Study finds new genetic clues on multiple sclerosis risk
Washington | January 30, 2022 3:20:08 PM IST
A team of researchers has found that a cell type in the central nervous system known as oligodendrocytes might have a different role in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) than previously thought. ... read..

ALS may now be diagnosed with simple, reliable blood tests: Study
Washington | January 30, 2022 2:20:46 PM IST
A new research has found that blood tests may enable a more accurate diagnosis of ALS at an earlier stage of the disease. ... read..

Researchers find key regulator of blood stem cell development
Washington | January 30, 2022 1:21:12 PM IST
A new study has found a protein that masterminds the way DNA is wrapped within chromosomes has a major role in the healthy functioning of blood stem cells, which produce all blood cells in the body. ... read..

Researchers create new test to quickly identify COVID-19 infection and severity
Washington DC | January 30, 2022 1:21:09 PM IST
The first, second and now third wave has made one thing amply clear: the speed of getting the results of the COVID-19 test plays an important role in its diagnosis and treatment. Now, researchers from George Washington (GW) University have made a breakthr ... read..

Study develops intranasal flu vaccine with nano-particles that provides robust protection
Washington | January 30, 2022 11:51:04 AM IST
A new study has developed an influenza vaccine that is administered through the nose and has been constructed with nanoparticles that increase the immune response and offers stronger protection. ... read..

Extremely harsh volcanic lake, projects how life might have existed on Mars: Study
Boulder (Colorado) | January 30, 2022 11:21:09 AM IST
Life on Mars has always been a subject of countless speculations, both amongst scientists as well as the general public. A recent study sheds some light on whether life may have existed on Mars. ... read..

Air pollution in rural areas can be as threatening as urban: Research
Illinois | January 30, 2022 12:50:18 AM IST
The findings of a recent study have shown that when considering air pollution's impact on human health, chemical reactivity, seasonality and distribution of airborne particulate matter are critical metrics. ... read..

Research explores communication among fishes
New York | January 29, 2022 11:51:22 PM IST
Fishes are far more likely to communicate using sound than generally believed and some of them have been doing this for at least 155 million years, recent research has found. ... read..

Researchers make breakthrough discovery of treating secondary breast cancer, spread to brain
Dublin | January 29, 2022 7:50:48 PM IST
Is there a way to treat a cancer that has spread to the brain? The answer is yes! A study led by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre (BRCC) has made the discovery that gives new hope in cancer ... read..

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