Monday, May 29, 2023

Researchers circumvent radiation resistance in subtypes of brain tumours
Washington | January 25, 2023 3:32:05 PM IST
Researchers have uncovered a gene that is overexpressed in mutated IDH1. Studies in human cells and a novel mouse model both show that this gene, called ZMYND8, plays a critical role in radiation resistance. When they knocked down the gene, the glioma cel ... read..

Asteroid findings from specks of space dust could save the planet: Research
Washington | January 25, 2023 3:32:00 PM IST
New research into the durability and age of an ancient asteroid made of rocky rubble and dust, revealed significant findings that could contribute to potentially saving the planet if one ever hurtled toward Earth. ... read..

Researchers discover elephant extinction could have major impact on atmospheric carbon levels
Washington | January 25, 2023 3:31:54 PM IST
Researchers report that elephants play a key role in creating forests which store more atmospheric carbon and maintaining the biodiversity of forests in Africa. If the already critically endangered elephants become extinct, rainforest of central and west ... read..

Study reveals potential cause of dementia
Los Angeles (California) | January 25, 2023 5:31:54 AM IST
According to a new study, some patients with behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), an incurable condition that makes patients lose their ability to control their behaviour and cope with daily living, researchers found that patients may inst ... read..

Has Earth's inner core stopped rotating? Debate rages
New York | Wednesday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
Earthquake data has hinted that the inner core of the Earth has stopped rotating faster than the rest of the planet, but not all researchers agree, according to a Nature report. ... read..

Researchers find neurons that learn to smell a threat
Rochester | January 25, 2023 3:01:06 AM IST
We use our sense of smell to determine whether a new environment is safe or dangerous, whether we are aware of it or not. In fact, much of the animal kingdom relies on this ability for survival and reproduction. Researchers at the University of Rochester' ... read..

New study reveals how cells prevent dangerous extra DNA copies
Washington | January 24, 2023 11:33:15 PM IST
A new study from Weill Cornell Medicine has revealed that a protein that prepares DNA for replication also keeps the replication process under control. The study, which was published in the journal Molecular Cell on January 5, explains a long-standing eni ... read..

Researchers details insights into darkest view ever of interstellar ice
Washington | January 24, 2023 4:01:45 PM IST
An international team including Southwest Research Institute, Leiden University and NASA used observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to achieve the darkest-ever view of a dense interstellar cloud. ... read..

Study: Genetic diagnosis helps to treat childhood hearing loss
Washington | January 24, 2023 5:02:55 AM IST
Understanding the many different genetic causes of childhood-onset hearing loss suggests that genomic testing could aid in treatment planning, including optimal treatment timing. ... read..

Microsoft infuses billions of dollars in ChatGPT developer OpenAI
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Microsoft on Monday announced a multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI, the developer behind AI-driven ChatGPT which has become a rage. ... read..

Study finds how seaweed sugar promotes antitumor immunity, improves efficacy of immunotherapy
Tampa (Florida) | January 24, 2023 2:32:41 AM IST
Researchers revealed that Immunotherapies have improved the outcomes of many cancer patients, including those with melanoma. However, only a subset of patients benefit from these treatments. ... read..

ChatGPT's paid version available for $42 a month for some early users
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Some ChatGPT users on Monday posted on social media that they have been granted access to a "ChatGPT Professional" version which costs $42 a month. ... read..

Effective protected areas needed to prevent biodiversity loss: Study
London | January 24, 2023 12:04:20 AM IST
According to a new study led by researchers from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, protected natural areas in the UK are struggling to halt declines in insects and spiders that have occurred over the last 30 years (UKCEH). ... read..

Young chimpanzees, human teens exhibit similar risk-taking behaviour: Study
Washington | January 24, 2023 12:04:13 AM IST
According to research published in the American Psychological Association, adolescent chimpanzees exhibit some of the same risk-taking behaviour as human teenagers, but they may be less impulsive. The study addresses the age-old nature/nurture debate rega ... read..

Research: Anti-ageing gene shown to rewind heart age by 10 years
Bristol | January 23, 2023 11:31:35 PM IST
An anti-ageing gene discovered in a centenarian population has been proven to reduce the biological age of the heart by ten years. The discovery, which was spearheaded by academics at the University of Bristol and the MultiMedica Group in Italy and was pu ... read..

Climate change makes people too poor to migrate: Study
Postdam | January 23, 2023 11:03:17 PM IST
Climate change increases migration worldwide. Over the past 30 years, however, this effect has been considerably reduced as climate change weakens economic growth in the countries of the Global South. This is the research result of a team from the Potsdam ... read..

Study reveals how gene signaling rewires tumors after immunotherapy
Washington | January 23, 2023 8:02:13 AM IST
A mechanism has been identified by researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center that explains why some patients' cancers grow in response to immunotherapy rather than shrinking. ... read..

Researchers combine natural squid tissues with synthetic polymers to develop hydrogel
Tokyo | January 23, 2023 4:04:39 AM IST
The fundamental capabilities of squid tissues and the inventiveness of chemists work together to further the understanding of hydrogels. ... read..

Researchers discover new electrode material for deep-ultraviolet light-emitting diode applications
Tokyo | January 23, 2023 2:03:48 AM IST
Deep-ultraviolet (DUV) light-emitting diode applications now have a novel electrode material thanks to research from Tokyo Metropolitan University. They created thin films of an alloy of tin oxide, germanium oxide, and tantalum using a state-of-the-art de ... read..

Genomic testing can aid in treatment of childhood hearing loss: Research
Washington | January 22, 2023 7:01:58 PM IST
Advances in understanding the diverse genetic causes of childhood-onset hearing loss suggest that genomic testing could help with treatment planning, including appropriate therapy timing. ... read..

Flower patterns boost bumblebee efficiency: Research
Wurzburg | January 22, 2023 7:01:56 PM IST
Many flowers, whether mallow, foxglove, or forget-me-not, feature vibrant patterns that are known in biology as nectar cues. They are thought to direct pollinating insects to the nectary as quickly as possible. This guiding activity could boost the insect ... read..

Orienteering can train brain, aid in prevention of cognitive decline: Study
Hamilton | January 22, 2023 7:01:45 PM IST
Orienteering, a sport that requires athleticism, navigational abilities, and memory, may be effective as an intervention or preventive approach to battle cognitive loss associated with dementia, according to new research. ... read..

New technology helpful in better visualization of cerebellum: Study
Washington | January 22, 2023 4:34:17 PM IST
The cerebellum, or our little brain, is primarily in charge of our motor skills. In addition, structure is important for behaviour and cognition. The cerebellum is a part of your brain that is located at the back of your head, just above and behind the po ... read..

Study finds death of cells linked to ultraviolet light emitting devices
San Diego (California) | January 22, 2023 4:34:06 PM IST
There may be greater public health risks associated with the ultraviolet nail polish drying equipment used to cure gel manicures than previously realised. ... read..

Study explains how your mood affects the way you process language
Washington | January 22, 2023 3:33:13 PM IST
When people are in a negative mood, they may be quicker to spot inconsistencies in things they read, a new study suggests. ... read..

Key aspect of finely tuned regulation of gene expression revealed: Research
Washington | January 22, 2023 3:33:02 PM IST
Even though they both develop in the same person and share the same genes, skin cells and brain cells are clearly distinct. They differ because each cell type expresses a unique set of genes that are distinct from those expressed by the other. This is mad ... read..

Research sheds light on organs of innermost ear which sense head position
Washington | January 22, 2023 3:33:00 PM IST
Specialized synapses in our sensory organs enable us to walk, dance, and tilt our heads without experiencing vertigo or losing our balance. These synapses process messages more quickly than any other part of the human body. ... read..

Old enzyme helps algae combat photo-oxidative stress: Research
Washington | January 22, 2023 3:32:59 PM IST
According to recent research, OYEs in microalgae utilise photosynthesis for energy. ... read..

Study reveals several genes, individual genetic variations are associated with atrial fibrillation
Tokyo | January 22, 2023 7:01:46 AM IST
Researchers report the identification of numerous genes and specific genetic variations that are linked to atrial fibrillation in the largest genetic study of heart arrhythmia to date. Polygenic risk scores were generated using genetic data based on the a ... read..

Study reveals expanding gene therapy for rare disease that causes blindness
Houston | January 22, 2023 4:03:11 AM IST
In an effort to treat the rare genetic condition Usher Syndrome Type 2A (USH2A), a University of Houston researcher is developing a gene therapy technique. ... read..

Researchers reveal regulating immunological memory help immune system fight disease
Columbia | January 22, 2023 2:33:11 AM IST
For a long time, researchers have worked to understand the immune reactions that take place in the human body during various illnesses, such as cancer and inflammatory disorders. ... read..

Amid development and climate change, forests can help manage water: Research
North Carolina | January 21, 2023 11:02:14 PM IST
Keeping buffers of trees or other greenery around waterways in Raleigh that are anticipated to experience increased future development could help slow rushing streams during wet conditions and keep them flowing during dry ones. However, as development exp ... read..

Researchers solve puzzles surrounding parasite immunity and development
Maryland | January 21, 2023 11:02:05 PM IST
The first inter-species signalling route between an arthropod parasite and host, where substances in the blood of a host animal drive the immunity and development of a parasite, has been discovered by research led by a team from the University of Maryland ... read..

Ants' behaviour does not change as temperature rises: Study
Washington | January 21, 2023 9:31:41 PM IST
In a recent study, researchers at North Carolina State University discovered that ants did not modify their behaviour in response to rising temperatures and remained in suboptimal microhabitats even when ideal ones were there. The discovery shows that ant ... read..

Scientists explain the mechanism of cosmic magnetic fields explored in the laboratory
Washington | January 21, 2023 4:03:23 PM IST
Recent research shows that magnetic fields can spontaneously emerge in plasma if the plasma has a temperature anisotropy. This mechanism is known as the Weibel instability. This new research is the first to unambiguously observe the Weibel instability in ... read..

Tumultuous migration on the edge of the hot Neptune desert: Research
Washington | January 21, 2023 4:03:20 PM IST
All kinds of exoplanets orbit very close to their star. Some look like the Earth, others like Jupiter. Very few, however, are similar to Neptune. Why this anomaly in the distribution of exoplanets? Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the ... read..

Meteorite hunters find 17-pound space rock in Antarctica
Washington | January 21, 2023 4:03:18 PM IST
Antarctica is a tough place to work, for obvious reasons it's bitterly cold, remote, and wild. However, it's one of the best places in the world to hunt for meteorites. That's partly because Antarctica is a desert, and its dry climate limits the degree of ... read..

Effects of resistance training in older adults explored by researchers
Washington | January 21, 2023 3:01:22 PM IST
A protein response that develops at the cellular level as a result of ageing causes low-grade inflammation and a balance between oxidants and antioxidants, which is the root of many diseases. ... read..

Study reveals key aspect of mechanism of gene expression regulation
Houston | January 21, 2023 6:31:11 AM IST
Despite the fact that they both develop in the same person and share the same genes, skin cells and brain cells are clearly distinct. They differ because each cell type expresses a different set of genes than the others. Cellular mechanisms that tightly r ... read..

Study finds orienteering can train brain, help to fight cognitive decline
Hamilton | January 21, 2023 4:31:15 AM IST
According to new research, the sport of orienteering, which requires athleticism, navigational skills, and memory, could be useful as an intervention or preventive measure to combat cognitive decline associated with dementia. ... read..

Researchers reveal women shows higher risk of developing cancer in both breast
Rochester | January 21, 2023 4:02:25 AM IST
According to a study led by the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, women who have cancer in one breast may be more likely to develop cancer in the opposite breast if they carry specific genetic changes that predispose them to develop breast cancer. ... read..

'Smart' walking stick might help visually impaired with shopping, finding a seat: Research
Boulder | January 20, 2023 11:31:13 PM IST
Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder are using artificial intelligence developments to create a new type of walking stick for those who are visually impaired. ... read..

Need to produce less steel if we want to reach zero emissions: Research
Tokyo | January 20, 2023 9:01:32 PM IST
Steel is one of the most important materials in the world, essential to the cars we drive, the buildings we live in, and the infrastructure that allows us to get around. Steel also contributes 7 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. 45 countries pl ... read..

High-frequency brain wave patterns in motor cortex can predict upcoming movement: Research
Chicago | January 20, 2023 9:01:18 PM IST
Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago, Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, PhD, has long been fascinated by space. The physical space occupied by the brain, in particular. ... read..

Researchers cover thousands of years to understand elusive origins of Black Death
Washington | January 20, 2023 4:33:50 PM IST
Seeking to better understand more about the origins and movement of bubonic plague, in ancient and contemporary times, researchers have completed a painstaking granular examination of hundreds of modern and ancient genome sequences, creating the largest a ... read..

Massive fuel-hungry black holes feed off intergalactic gas: Research
Washington | January 20, 2023 4:33:47 PM IST
A research led by the University of Southampton has revealed how supermassive black holes (SMBHs) are feeding off gas clouds which reach them by travelling hundreds of thousands of light years from one galaxy to another. ... read..

Researchers uncover 92 fossil nests belonging to some of India's largest dinosaurs
Washington | January 20, 2023 4:33:44 PM IST
The discovery of more than 250 fossilized eggs reveals intimate details about the lives of titanosaurs in the Indian subcontinent, according to a study published January 18, 2022, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Harsha Dhiman of the University of D ... read..

Upcoming body movement can be predicted by high-frequency brain wave patterns in motor cortex: Study
Washington | January 20, 2023 2:01:40 PM IST
Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago, Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, PhD, has long been fascinated by space. Specifically, the physical space occupied by the brain. ... read..

Pizza Hut, KFC owner admits data stolen during ransomware attack
San Francisco | Friday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
Yum! Brands, that owns fast food brands like KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has admitted a ransomware attack and data was stolen by cyber criminals. The company, however, said there was "no evidence that customer databases were stolen". ... read..

Global PC shipments fell 28% in Q4 of 2022: Report
New Delhi | Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
The global PC shipments declined by a record 27.8 per cent (year-on-year) in Q4 2022, reaching 65.2 million units, with entire 2022 shipments declining by 15 per cent (year on year), a new report has shown. ... read..

Genomic testing helpful in treatment of childhood hearing loss: Study
Washington | January 19, 2023 5:33:20 PM IST
Advances in understanding the many different genetic causes of childhood-onset hearing loss indicate that genomic testing could assist in treatment planning, including optimal timing of treatment. ... read..

Solar system is estimated to be about 4.57 billion years old: Research
Washington | January 19, 2023 5:33:13 PM IST
Our solar system is estimated to be about 4.57 billion years old. Previous analyses of ancient meteorites have shown that minerals were created through chemical reactions with water as far back as 4.5 billion years ago. New findings from the Ryugu asteroi ... read..

Billions of celestial objects revealed in gargantuan survey of the Milky Way
Washington | January 19, 2023 5:33:07 PM IST
Astronomers have released a huge survey of the galactic plane of the Milky Way. The new dataset contains a staggering 3.32 billion celestial objects, arguably the largest such catalogue so far. The data for this unprecedented survey was taken with the Dar ... read..

Apple launches 2nd Gen HomePod with next-level sound experience
Cupertino (California) | Thursday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Apple on Wednesday announced second-generation HomePod that delivers next-level acoustics in a gorgeous, iconic design. ... read..

Research reveals how old enzyme helps algae combat photooxidative stress
Bochum | January 18, 2023 11:31:37 PM IST
According to recent research, OYEs in microalgae utilise photosynthesis for energy. ... read..

Study finds organs of innermost ear that sense head position, movements in different directions
Houston | January 18, 2023 11:02:51 PM IST
Specialized synapses in our sensory organs enable us to walk, dance, and tilt our heads without experiencing vertigo or losing our balance. These synapses process messages more quickly than any other part of the human body. ... read..

Study: Flower patterns increase efficiency of bumblebees
Wurzburg | January 18, 2023 11:02:44 PM IST
Whether it's a mallow, foxglove, or forget-me-not, many flowers have vivid patterns that are known in biology as nectar cues. They are thought to direct pollinating insects toward the nectary in the quickest manner. The insects' ability to find food could ... read..

Ultraviolet light emitting devices leads to cell death, cancer-causing mutations in human
San Diego (California) | January 18, 2023 7:33:28 PM IST
There may be greater public health risks associated with the ultraviolet nail polish drying equipment used to cure gel manicures than previously realised. These ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting devices were studied by researchers at the University of Calif ... read..

Simple nasal spray significantly reduces snoring and breathing difficulties in children: Study
Washington | January 18, 2023 4:33:20 PM IST
A simple nasal spray significantly reduced snoring and breathing difficulties in children and halved the number needing to have their tonsils removed, according to a new study. ... read..

Researchers explain how little brain is better visualization with the help of new technology
Washington | January 18, 2023 4:03:51 PM IST
The cerebellum, or our little brain, is mainly responsible for our motor skills. Furthermore, the structure is important for behaviour and cognition. The cerebellum is a part of your brain located at the back of your head, just above and behind where your ... read..

'Shark Tank India 2' contestant wows judges with healthcare innovation
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2023 10:45:16 AM IST
'Shark Tank India 2' contestant Arun Aggarwal, the founder of Janitri, impressed the judges with his invention, a patented device for remote fetal-maternal monitoring. ... read..

Google pilots 'Soundpod by Google Pay' for UPI payments in India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2023 10:45:09 AM IST
Google is actively working on a Soundbox for the India market -- similar to the Paytm or PhonePe ones that you see at your neighbourhood shop which gives a sound alert on the digital payment that has been made, media reports said on Tuesday. ... read..

Scientists uncover mysteries around parasite immunity, development
Washington | January 17, 2023 12:01:51 PM IST
Research led by a University of Maryland team has identified the first inter-species, signalling pathway between an arthropod parasite and host, where molecules in the blood of a host animal trigger the immunity and development of a parasite. ... read..

First evidence of solitary waves near Mars may decode mystery behind ion loss
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2023 1:45:12 AM IST
Scientists have reported the first evidence of the presence of solitary waves or distinct electric field fluctuations in the Mars' magnetosphere. The study of these waves is crucial as they directly control particle energisation, plasma loss, transport et ... read..

BYJU'S implements 4-tier sales model to guard against mis-selling
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
In a bid to make its sales model more rigorous amid controversies around mis-selling of its courses, edtech major BYJU'S on Monday said it has rolled out a 4-tier, tech-driven internal sales process replacing its existing direct sales process. ... read..

Study reveals machine learning can predict brain tumor progression
Waterloo | January 17, 2023 12:04:09 AM IST
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a computational model to better accurately anticipate the emergence of lethal brain tumours. ... read..

Potential treatment target for hepatoblastoma identified during new research
Washington | January 17, 2023 12:03:49 AM IST
Although rare compared to adult liver cancers, hepatoblastoma is the most common pediatric liver malignancy, and its incidences have been on the rise. ... read..

Researchers discover toolkit for RNA sequencing analysis using pantranscriptome
California | January 16, 2023 11:01:49 PM IST
To get an insight into the degree to which genes are "turned on" and perform tasks in the body, a person's RNA landscape must be mapped to a standard reference. However, when the reference does not provide enough information to allow for correct mapping, ... read..

Secreted protein that helps in growing muscles discovered by researchers
Washington | January 15, 2023 10:32:42 PM IST
According to research from Tokyo Metropolitan University, a protein known as platelet-derived growth factor subunit B (PDGF-B), which is continually released from skeletal muscle cells, has been found to aid in muscle repair by promoting the formation of ... read..

Scientists reveal that plastic pollution in the oceans is an equity issue
Washington | January 15, 2023 5:03:33 PM IST
Many people are aware of plastic pollution in the oceans. Photos of turtles or seabirds entangled in plastic garbage first went viral in the 1990s, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now the focus of highly publicized cleanup efforts. ... read..

Ethical ancient DNA research must involve descendant communities
Washington | January 15, 2023 3:31:56 PM IST
The analysis of ancient DNA allows scientists to trace human evolution and make important discoveries about modern populations. The data revealed by ancient DNA sampling can be valuable, but the human remains that carry this ancient DNA are often those of ... read..

Scientists explain how Butterfly Nebula got its wings
Washington | January 15, 2023 3:03:34 PM IST
Planetary nebulae form when red giant stars expel their outermost layers as they run out of helium fuel, becoming hot, dense white dwarf stars that are roughly the size of Earth. The material that was shed, enriched in carbon, forms dazzling patterns as i ... read..

Hubble finds hungry black hole twisting captured star into donut shape
Washington | January 15, 2023 3:03:07 PM IST
Black holes are gatherers, not hunters. They lie in wait until a hapless star wanders by. When the star gets close enough, the black hole's gravitational grasp violently rips it apart and sloppily devours its gasses while belching out intense radiation. ... read..

Researchers reveal diabetic retinopathy cause blindness in adults
Birmingham (Alabama) | January 15, 2023 12:03:05 AM IST
Diabetic retinopathy, which results in progressive damage to the blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, is the main cause of blindness in adults in the United States. However, a study suggested that the small leaky intestine, ... read..

Study suggests strong social connections help to improve health
Canterbury | January 15, 2023 12:02:50 AM IST
According to recent research that looked at how social ties between close social circles and wider groups connect to physical and psychological well-being, the time people spent with family over the holiday season may improve their health. ... read..

Scientists use paleogenomics to elucidate 10,000 years of immune system evolution
Washington | January 14, 2023 3:31:41 PM IST
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Universite Paris Cite, the CNRS and the College de France have used paleogenomics to trace 10,000 years of human immune system evolution. They analysed the genomes of more than 2,800 individuals who lived in Europe ov ... read..

Researchers measure size-luminosity relation of galaxies less than a billion years after Big Bang
Washington | January 14, 2023 3:02:18 PM IST
An international team of researchers including the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) has studied the relationship between galaxy size and luminosity of some of the earliest galaxies in the universe taken by the b ... read..

Meta sues surveillance firm Voyager Labs for scraping data with fake FB accounts
New Delhi | Saturday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
Meta has sued a scraping-for-hire service called Voyager Labs that created over 38,000 fake Facebook user accounts and used its surveillance software to gather data from Facebook and Instagram without authorisation. ... read..

Study concludes evolution of uniquely human DNA was a balancing act
Washington | January 14, 2023 12:02:57 AM IST
The difference between humans and chimpanzees lies in only one per cent of their DNA. Human accelerated regions (HARs) are parts of the genome with an unexpected amount of these differences. HARs were stable in mammals for millennia but quickly changed in ... read..

Cell identity understanding can be improved through machine learning: Study
Washington | January 14, 2023 12:02:54 AM IST
When genes are activated and expressed, they show patterns in cells that are similar in type and function across tissues and organs. Discovering these patterns improves our understanding of cells -- which has implications for unveiling disease mechanisms. ... read..

Study reveals mood affects how brain processes language
Arizona | January 14, 2023 12:02:52 AM IST
A new study led by the University of Arizona suggested that when people are in a bad mood, they are more likely to notice inconsistencies in what they read. ... read..

Researchers identify novel tool to unveil communication between gut microbes, brain
Washington | January 14, 2023 12:02:44 AM IST
In the past decade, researchers have started appreciating the importance of two-way communication that occurs between microbes in the gastrointestinal tract and the brain, known as the gut-brain axis. ... read..

Researchers develop artificial intelligence tool to predict risk of lung cancer
Washington | January 13, 2023 10:02:40 PM IST
Lung cancer is the main cause of cancer death in the United States and around the world. Low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) is suggested for monitoring persons aged 50 to 80 with a significant history of smoking or who actively smoke. Lung cancer s ... read..

Rakesh Sharma Birthday: 7 interesting facts about cosmic journey of India's only man in space
New Delhi | January 13, 2023 7:34:28 PM IST
Even though countries like the United States and Russia (then USSR) have been the nations that forayed the space race during the latter half of the 20th century, India, a developing nation gradually made a name for itself and Rakesh Sharma a boy born on J ... read..

Overactive cell metabolism is associated with biological ageing: Study
New York | January 13, 2023 6:32:11 PM IST
Why do cells, and thus people, age? The solution could be related to mitochondria, the organelles that provide energy to cells. Though this is not a new thing, direct evidence in human cells had previously been lacking, until now. ... read..

Scientists have discovered the origins of the building blocks of life
Washington | January 13, 2023 3:32:31 PM IST
A new study led by Southwest Research Institute Research Scientist Dr. Danna Qasim posits that interstellar cloud conditions may have played a significant role on the presence of key building blocks of life in the solar system. ... read..

Fossils reveal dinosaurs of prehistoric Patagonia: Research
Washington | January 13, 2023 2:02:20 PM IST
A study is providing a glimpse into dinosaur and bird diversity in Patagonia during the Late Cretaceous, just before the non-avian dinosaurs went extinct. The fossils represent the first record of theropods, a dinosaur group that includes both modern bird ... read..

Martian meteorite contains large diversity of organic compounds
Washington | January 13, 2023 11:33:51 AM IST
The Martian meteorite Tissint contains a huge diversity of organic compounds, found an international team of researchers led by Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Munich's Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin and including Carnegie's Andrew Steele. Their wo ... read..

ISB to help Cyberabad Council strengthen cyber security
Hyderabad | Friday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Indian School of Business (ISB) and the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) on Thursday signed an MoU to strengthen cyber security. ... read..

IBS-related changes in patients can be monitored by wearable devices: Study
Osaka | January 13, 2023 12:04:58 AM IST
The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which include chronic abdominal pain associated with bowel motions of one of four types--diarrheal, constipating, mixed, or unclassifiable are difficult to treat. ... read..

Research: Molecular interactions may be crucial in preventing spread of cancer cells
South Carolina | January 12, 2023 11:32:56 PM IST
Researchers have uncovered a series of molecular interactions that may be crucial in preventing the spread of cancer cells. There is currently no effective therapeutic strategy to stop metastasis, which is the main cause of death from solid malignant tumo ... read..

Study reveals same genes may cause risk of cardiometabolic diseases, dementia
Solna | January 12, 2023 10:01:52 PM IST
A significant increase in the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease is associated with various cardiometabolic disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet have recently conducted a twin study that ... read..

Study reveals how placebo can reduce feelings of guilt
Basel | January 12, 2023 9:31:50 PM IST
During interactions with others, people don't always behave impeccably. We frequently feel bad once we realise this has unintentionally caused harm to someone. We are motivated to take remedial action, like apologising or owning up, by this unsettling emo ... read..

Scientists study life origins by simulating cosmic evolution
Washington | January 12, 2023 3:32:03 PM IST
Amino acids make up millions of proteins that drive the chemical gears of life, including essential bodily functions in animals. Because of amino acids' relationship to living things scientists are eager to understand the origins of these molecules. After ... read..

Discovery of metabolic switch could lead to targeted treatment of obesity, cancer
Washington | January 12, 2023 3:04:02 PM IST
Researchers have discovered how to modify the function of an enzyme crucial to fat production in fruit flies, which could lead to more effective treatments for cancer and childhood obesity in humans. ... read..

NASA's Webb uncovers star formation in cluster's dusty ribbons
Washington | January 12, 2023 11:02:46 AM IST
NGC 346, one of the most dynamic star-forming regions in nearby galaxies, is full of mystery. Now, it is less mysterious with new findings from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. ... read..

Researchers find artificial pancreas useful for type 2 diabetes patients
Cambridge | January 11, 2023 10:03:42 PM IST
Researchers have tested an artificial pancreas for use by type 2 diabetes patients. The device, which was powered by an algorithm developed at the University of Cambridge, compared to standard treatment, patients spent twice as much time in the glucose ta ... read..

Planetary system's second Earth-size world discovered
Washington | January 11, 2023 12:32:58 PM IST
Using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, scientists have identified an Earth-size world, called TOI 700 e, orbiting within the habitable zone of its star, the range of distances where liquid water could occur on a planet's surface. Th ... read..

Study: Hydrogel injections help to heal infections after hip, knee replacements
Washington | January 10, 2023 11:31:08 PM IST
The challenges of total hip and knee replacements are enough for patients. When an infection develops thereafter, the outcomes are frequently disastrous and call for strong antibiotics and revisionary surgery. ... read..

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