Monday, August 8, 2022

Evidence for why women are more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease found during research
Shenzhen | March 6, 2022 3:21:34 PM IST
Women are twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the cause of this phenomenon has been unclear, according to earlier conducted epidemiological studies. However, recent research might hold the answer for this. ... read..

Study finds that turtles experience temporary hearing loss due to human activities
Falmouth | March 6, 2022 11:52:37 AM IST
It is not uncommon to hear every now and then that a particular species of marine life was washed dead ashore. All because of unnecessary human activity near their natural place of habitat. And now, new research has shown that turtles can experience tempo ... read..

NASA studies 50-year-old lunar sample to prepare for return to Moon
Washington | Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Scientists at NASA are tapping into one of the last unopened Apollo-era lunar samples to learn more about the Moon and prepare for a return to its surface. ... read..

Researchers find epigenetic biomarkers to predict premature births
Washington | March 5, 2022 11:51:41 PM IST
Researchers have discovered that a signature found in the cheek cells of mothers and fathers of preterm infants may help develop a test to determine whether pregnancy may end too early. ... read..

Study finds gene that allows to feel touch plays role in sense of smell
Texas | March 5, 2022 11:21:23 PM IST
Researchers from SMU (Southern Methodist University) have determined that a gene linked to feeling touch may moonlight as an olfactory gene. ... read..

Study finds impact of climate change on bird traits
Washington | March 5, 2022 10:51:49 PM IST
A new study has found that climate change is majorly responsible for long-term trait changes in European birds. ... read..

New species of stegosaur is oldest discovered, reveals stud
England | March 5, 2022 6:21:45 PM IST
According to a research, a new species of one of the most recognisable types of dinosaurs is the oldest stegosaur ever found in Asia. It is one of the earliest unearthed anywhere in the world. ... read..

Ultrasound scans can hep in diagnosing prostate cancer: Study
London | March 5, 2022 5:22:06 PM IST
A new research has found that the good old ultrasound scan can also be used to detect cancer. It suggests that ultrasound tests can be used to detect cases of prostate cancer. ... read..

New findings can help reduce side effects of multiple sclerosis drugs: Study
New York | March 5, 2022 1:52:15 PM IST
Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. The treatment for it includes physiotherapy and medication that suppresses the immune system and helps with symptoms and slow disease progression. B ... read..

Science behind jets of plasma all over Sun's chromosphere unravelled
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Scientists have unravelled the science behind the jets of plasma, the fourth state of matter consisting of electrically-charged particles that occur just everywhere in the sun's chromosphere, which is the atmospheric layer just above the Sun's visible sur ... read..

Researchers develop novel method to produce chemically modified mRNA
Washington | March 4, 2022 10:51:27 PM IST
The research group at the University of Cologne's Institute of Organic Chemistry, during a recent study, has described a novel method for the enzymatic production of synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA). ... read..

Researchers develop new treatment to combat obesity, heart disease
Washington | March 4, 2022 10:51:19 PM IST
A research team at The University of Texas at San Antonio has developed an innovative inhibitor that aids in fighting obesity and potentially preventing heart disease. ... read..

New study suggests causal link between blood group, severe COVID-19
London | March 4, 2022 8:21:35 PM IST
A new study has analysed over 3000 proteins to identify which are causally linked to the development of severe COVID-19. This is the first study to assess such a large number of proteins for their connection to COVID-19. ... read..

Parag Agrawal reopens Twitter offices globally from March 15
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on Thursday announced to reopen the company offices from March 15 globally. ... read..

Global food system, food practices account for 21-37 per cent of world's annual greenhouse gas emissions
New Delhi | March 3, 2022 8:51:28 PM IST
A new report suggests that the food practices of 7.8 billion people account for 21-37 per cent of the greenhouse gases emitted every year in the world due to all human activities. ... read..

Small-scale renewable energy sources can cause power failures: Study
Nottingham | March 3, 2022 6:51:25 PM IST
A team of mathematicians from the University of Nottingham found that renewable energy, which feeds into the main power grid could destabilize the system and potentially cause power failures. ... read..

Milk may exacerbate multiple sclerosis symptoms, suggests new study
Bonn | March 3, 2022 3:22:48 PM IST
It is one thing for a perfectly healthy yet lactose intolerant person to suffer from side effects of consuming milk, but what about those, who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS)? Unfortunately, they too complain of more severe disease symptoms aft ... read..

Study finds corals can be 'trained' to tolerate heat stress
Florida | March 3, 2022 1:21:48 PM IST
There is as much life underwater as much as there is above the water. One of the most fascinating marine creatures is undoubtedly, corals. Corals are invertebrate animals belonging to a large group of colourful and fascinating animals called Cnidaria. A n ... read..

Deepfake videos being used to push anti-Ukraine misinformation
New Delhi/Kiev | Thursday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The sudden surge in 'Deepfake' videos amid Russia-Ukraine war has put US authorities on alert that are being used to push anti-Ukraine misinformation. ... read..

Fitbit recalls millions of 'Ionic' smartwatches after battery burn reports
San Francisco | Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Google-owned wearable brand Fitbit on Wednesday said it is recalling its 'Ionic' smartwatch following reports of an overheating battery and potential burn injury. ... read..

Study finds small water samples can find really big animals
Washington | March 2, 2022 4:22:29 PM IST
A team of scientists used an emerging genetic tool that analyses DNA in water samples to detect big animals like whales and dolphins in New York waters. ... read..

Cloth masks inferior for protection against airborne viral spread, reveals study
Washington | March 2, 2022 3:22:16 PM IST
'Wearing a mask is mandatory' is one announcement that has become ingrained in everyone's mind, ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

NOAA's newest earth observing satellite launched by NASA, ULA
Washington | March 2, 2022 10:22:24 AM IST
In a big development, NASA has successfully launched the third in a series of next-generation weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ... read..

Research explores impact of climate change on bird traits
Washington | March 2, 2022 9:22:19 AM IST
A recent research has shown that climate change is majorly responsible for long-term trait changes in European birds. ... read..

WhatsApp bans over 1.8 mn bad accounts in India in Jan
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Meta-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday said that it banned 1,858,000 bad accounts in India in the month of January in compliance with the new IT Rules, 2021. ... read..

Higher probability of heat wave over west-central, some parts of NW India: IMD
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
As part of its Seasonal Outlook for March to May 2022, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday forecast a higher probability of occurrence of heat wave over west central and some parts of northwest India. ... read..

Astronomers discover black hole spins on its side
Berlin | March 1, 2022 6:21:47 PM IST
Astronomers make astonishing discoveries every now and then. One of the most fascinating subjects for any astronomer is without a doubt, the black hole. A recent discovery by a team of astronomers found that the black hole spins on its side. ... read..

Researchers discover new epigenetic biomarkers that can predict premature births
Washington | March 1, 2022 5:22:20 PM IST
One thing that is extremely tough to predict is the birth of a baby. The doctors usually suggest a date, but the baby is born before or after it. A premature baby needs to be kept in an incubator for some time and is at risk of developing infections too. ... read..

Bark of Neem tree can protect against COVID variants, suggests study
Kolkata (West Bengal) | March 1, 2022 12:21:31 PM IST
We may have often heard the elders in our family boast about the properties of Neem and its use in treating many physical ailments and diseases. But what about the infamous coronavirus? Does our trusty old Neem tree have any chances of protecting against ... read..

International office launched to accelerate global monsoon research
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
India's Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday launched the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) virtually on the occasion of National Science Day 2022. ... read..

OPPO showcases next-gen flash charge technology at 'MWC 2022'
Barcelona | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Global technology brand OPPO on Monday showcased a lineup of new technologies, including 150W SUPERVOOC flash charge with battery health engine that doubles battery lifespan, 240W SUPERVOOC flash charge and OPPO Find X5 series devices at the Mobile Wor ... read..

Seismic study discloses main reason for rise of Patagonia as glaciers melt
Missouri (Washington) | February 28, 2022 4:52:36 PM IST
Patagonia, which is the ground beneath ice fields in Chile and Argentina has been shifting and rising as the glaciers in the Andes mountain range have been melting for quite some time. Geologists have recently discovered a link between recent ice mass los ... read..

Gene that allows humans to feel touch plays role in sense of smell: Study
Texas | February 28, 2022 4:52:33 PM IST
The gene that makes us get drawn to the wonderful smell of rose is also responsible for the sense of prick we feel when we accidentally touch the thorns. Researchers from SMU (Southern Methodist University) have determined that a gene linked to feeling to ... read..

Study examines last day of dinosaurs
Uppsala | February 28, 2022 2:52:32 PM IST
Dinosaurs have been extinct for over 65 million years and yet, questions still surround as to how massive creatures like them became extinct to such an extent that not even a trace of them is left now. Scientists have been pondering and researching this f ... read..

Over 4,000 Russian scientists, journos condemn Ukraine invasion
Moscow | Monday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
More than 4,000 scientists and journalists have signed an open letter slamming Russia's military invasion of Ukraine. ... read..

Does NASA rely on Russian help to control ISS?
Washington | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
US space agency NASA and Russian space organisation Roscosmos have been working together on the International Space Station (ISS) for nearly three decades now. ... read..

Study says extreme heat is linked to rise in mental health emergency care
Washington | February 27, 2022 11:22:07 PM IST
According to a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers, during periods of extreme heat, clinicians were expected to see an increase in patients requiring health" mental health services. ... read..

Science is getting closer to reduce seizures in intellectually disabled: Study
Las Vegas | February 27, 2022 8:22:24 PM IST
Science is getting one step closer to developing drug therapies that may reduce seizures, sleep disorders, and related symptoms common in people with intellectual disabilities. ... read..

Researchers examine link between winds and temperature of Venus
Lisbon | February 27, 2022 8:22:23 PM IST
The second planet in our Solar System is the ever glowing Venus. Underneath its thick mantle of acid sulfuric clouds, at the surface, 460 degrees Celsius are the rule. ... read..

Researchers find RNA molecules control repair of human DNA in cancer cells
Solna | February 27, 2022 7:52:22 PM IST
A recent study has shown how certain RNA molecules controlled the repair of damaged DNA in cancer cells, a discovery that could eventually give rise to better cancer treatments. ... read..

Greater levels of biodiversity can reduce extinction risk in birds, suggests study
Washington | February 27, 2022 7:52:20 PM IST
A new study has suggested that higher levels of biodiversity (which represents the great varieties of life on Earth and the species, traits and evolutionary history), appeared to reduce extinction risk in birds. ... read..

Study identifies neurons in brains that react when they hear 'singing'
Massachusetts | February 27, 2022 11:51:34 AM IST
Doesn't our mind feel at ease when we hear soothing songs, and at other times, feels like dancing when hearing a heart-pumping number? Does the brain react differently to different types of songs? In a first, MIT neuroscientists have identified a populati ... read..

Cyber warfare intensifies as Russia invades Ukraine
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
The cyber war between Russia and Ukraine has intensified, with Russia using a new destructive malware to permanently destroy data on systems belonging to Ukrainian organisations. ... read..

Galaxy S22 series log over 1 lakh pre-bookings in India
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Samsung India on Saturday announced that it has received over 1,00,000 pre-bookings for Galaxy S22 series. ... read..

Study: Brain of cosmonauts adapts to long-term space missions by getting 'rewired'
Paris | February 26, 2022 11:51:07 PM IST
Previous studies have shown that spaceflight has the potential to alter both the shape and function of an adult brain. A recent study has made new discoveries regarding the same. ... read..

Scientists find new catalogue of stars revealing chemical history of Milky Way
Washington | February 26, 2022 11:21:28 PM IST
University of Notre Dame researchers, along with collaborators in China and Australia, published a recent sample catalogue of more than 24 million stars that can be used to decipher the chemical history of elements in the Milky Way Galaxy. ... read..

New research outlines how recreation will shift with climate change in the west
Logan | February 26, 2022 10:50:56 PM IST
Change can be hard, especially when it involves soaring summer temperatures, mega-droughts, invasive species and other items from the list of unpleasant outcomes of climate change. ... read..

New medicines for treatment of heart patients discovered by researchers
Ohio | February 26, 2022 4:22:15 PM IST
A unique class of medications that acted as blood thinners by inhibiting an enzyme in the genes of tick saliva has been discovered during recent research by the University of Cincinnati. ... read..

4.4 million galaxies revealed by scientists in new study
Durham | February 26, 2022 12:52:05 PM IST
It is not an unknown fact that our universe has millions of galaxies, of which, we live in one: the Milky Way galaxy. But is it possible to find out how many galaxies are there? In a piece of surprising news, a Durham University astronomer collaborating w ... read..

NASA selects futuristic space technology concepts for early study
Washington | February 26, 2022 11:21:07 AM IST
An astronaut steps into a body scanner and, hours later, walks on Mars in a custom-made spacesuit, breathing oxygen that was extracted from Mars' carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere. On Venus, an inflatable bird-like drone swoops through the sky, studying the ... read..

IIT Kanpur develops nanoparticles to protect crop infections
Kanpur | Saturday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has developed a novel nanoparticle-based Bio-Degradable-Carbonoid-Metabolite (BioDCM) that can protect agricultural crops from fungal and bacterial infections. ... read..

Tech firms, including FB, Google must verify identities under proposed UK law
London | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The UK government is introducing a bill that will require tech giants like Facebook, Google and other tech platforms to verify the identities of users. ... read..

Scientists discover new approach to treat aggressive cancer
Washington | February 25, 2022 4:21:19 PM IST
Scientists have uncovered a new role of a chromatin-modulatory enzyme, termed EZH2, during cancer development. ... read..

SARS-CoV2 variants emerge rapidly as virus can momentarily accelerate its evolutionary pace: Study
Melbourne | February 25, 2022 1:21:25 PM IST
Momentary acceleration of evolution is a trait recently discovered by the Doherty Institute in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, during a recent study. This results in the variants of this virus emerging more rapidly than their counterparts. ... read..

Earth's coldest forests are shifting northward with climate change: Study
Washington | February 25, 2022 11:51:13 AM IST
According to a new study, rising temperatures are causing Earth's coldest forests shifting northward which is raising concerns about biodiversity. It can risk wildfires and ascend the impacts of climate change on northern communities. ... read..

Govt removes restrictions on displays, camera components: ICEA
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
In a relief for smartphone manufacturers, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has agreed to remove restrictions on displays and camera modules that were brought in via a DGFT notification on February 9, the India Cellular and Electronics Assoc ... read..

Astronomers map mysterious element in space, reveals study
Lund (Sweden) | February 24, 2022 6:51:45 PM IST
A research team has provided an important clue to the origin of the element Ytterbium in the Milky Way by showing that the element largely originates from supernova explosions. The groundbreaking research also provides new opportunities for studying the e ... read..

Scoring low in simple memory test linked to Alzheimer's biomarkers, suggests study
Minnesota | February 24, 2022 2:21:41 PM IST
One may have 'an elephant's memory', but how far can that help in preventing dementia? A recent study found that among people with no memory or thinking problems, having a poor score on a simple memory test may be linked to biomarkers in the brain associa ... read..

Scared of spiders and snakes? Being connected to nature can reduce it, suggests study
Pecs | February 24, 2022 1:52:38 PM IST
The world is filled with living organisms of every kind and form. While some are very beautiful and adorable for the human gaze, others unknowingly unnerve people. Two of such creatures are spiders and snakes. Intense fear of spiders is called arachnophob ... read..

25 Tech Innovation Hubs boosting new, emerging technologies: Govt
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
The 25 Technology Innovation Hubs (TIH)s set up across the country through the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) are boosting new and emerging technologies to power national initiatives in key areas, an official statem ... read..

DRDO successfully tests Quantum Key Distribution tech between 2 cities 100 km apart
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
A joint team of scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, for the first time in the country successfully demonstrated Quantum Key Distribution link between Prayagraj and Vindhy ... read..

Google Chat to replace classic Hangouts for Workspace users from March
San Francisco | Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Google has announced that it is now ready to move into the final phase of the migration from Classic Hangouts to Google Chat for Google Workspace customers. ... read..

RNA molecules control repair of human DNA in cancer cells: Study
Solna | February 23, 2022 6:51:13 PM IST
It has been long presumed that RNA molecules, which are the basic molecules that exist in all living organisms - only participated in protein synthesis. However, a recent study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden showed how certain RNA molecules controll ... read..

Research shows science getting closer to reduce seizures, sleep disturbances in intellectually disabled
Las Vegas | February 23, 2022 3:21:50 PM IST
A recent study has given a new ray of hope by showing that science is getting one step closer to developing targeted drug therapies that may reduce seizures, sleep disorders, and related symptoms common in people with intellectual disabilities. ... read..

Researchers identify secret of Venus, hidden in heat of night
Lisbon | February 23, 2022 12:21:56 PM IST
The second planet in our Solar System, which shines like a bright star when seen from the Earth and named after the Roman goddess of beauty, is the ever glowing Venus. Underneath its thick mantle of acid sulfuric clouds, at the surface 460 degrees Celsius ... read..

Ramanujan Prize awarded to Prof Neena Gupta of ISI, Kolkata
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Professor Neena Gupta, a mathematician of the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, was on Tuesday awarded the Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians for 2021 for her outstanding work in affine algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. ... read..

1 lakh new mobile banking Trojan strains spotted in 2021
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Almost 100,000 new variants of mobile banking Trojans strains were spotted in 2021, says a new report. ... read..

Brain of cosmonauts adapt to long-term space missions by getting 'rewired', says study
Paris | February 22, 2022 5:21:36 PM IST
The human brain is dynamic as it can change and adapt in structure and function throughout life. As the human exploration of space reaches new horizons every year, understanding the effects of spaceflight on human brains is crucial. Previous studies have ... read..

COVID-19 genetic risk variant protects against HIV: Study
Solna | February 22, 2022 2:51:36 PM IST
The SARS-CoV-2 infection affects some people severely, while others have only mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. A recent study has revealed that in addition to risk factors such as advanced age and chronic diseases, like diabetes, our genetic heritage ... read..

New catalogue of stars reveals chemical history of Milky Way, says study
Indiana | February 22, 2022 11:21:37 AM IST
The Milky Way Galaxy has an end number of mysteries in it that still need to be deciphered by scientists and astronomers. Now, University of Notre Dame researchers, along with collaborators in China and Australia, published a new sample catalogue of more ... read..

Trump launches his Twitter-alike app Truth Social on iOS
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Banned from all top social media platforms including Twitter, former US President Donald Trump on Monday launched his own social media app called Truth Social on President's Day that is currently available for Apple users. ... read..

Mars Ingenuity helicopter still going strong: Report
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Even after 19 Red Planet flights under its belt in a year, NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity is not done yet. ... read..

Widest ever separation of brown dwarf pair discovered by scientists
California | February 21, 2022 6:21:42 PM IST
A brown dwarf is an astronomical object that is an intermediate between a planet and a star. Brown dwarfs usually have a mass less than 0.075 that of the Sun or roughly 75 times that of Jupiter. A team of astronomers has discovered a rare pair of brown dw ... read..

Exposure to chemical mixtures during pregnancy affects brain development: Study
Karlstad | February 21, 2022 3:52:06 PM IST
Does exposure to chemicals during pregnancy affect a child? Researchers provided evidence that complex mixtures of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, impact children's brain development and language acquisition, by linking human population studies with exper ... read..

New study explores plants under anaesthesia
Wurzburg | February 21, 2022 12:52:20 PM IST
Anesthesia is a state of controlled, temporary loss of sensation or awareness that is induced for medical purposes in humans. But can plants also be given anaesthesia? A recent study has explored this possibility. ... read..

Memory formation influenced by brain network development in young age: Study
Washington | February 19, 2022 11:51:58 PM IST
A recent study of direct brain recordings in children and adolescents discovered that as brains matured, the precise ways by which two key memory regions in the brain communicate made us better at forming lasting memories. ... read..

Scientists develop model for better diagnosis, treatment of osteoarthritis
Rochester (New York) | February 19, 2022 10:21:01 PM IST
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. Scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology and Cornell University teamed up to explore cartilage tissue's unique properties with the hopes of improving ost ... read..

Transient blood pressure rise linked to learning in brain: Study
Gothenburg | February 19, 2022 7:51:24 PM IST
A new study has revealed that minor rises in blood pressure due to short-term stressors can be linked to a brain area that controls conscious and learned motor skills. ... read..

Flies possess more sophisticated cognitive abilities than known: Study
Washington | February 18, 2022 9:51:55 PM IST
Researchers at the University of California San Diego's Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) have found that common flies (Drosophila melanogaster) have more advanced capabilities of attention, working memory and awareness than previously believed. ... read..

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..

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