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'Predatory bacteria' may help combat antibiotic resistance

New York: In a bid to fight back against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers are now developing germ-eating microbes that will attack all sorts of nasties, including bacterial lung infections, plague and deadly germs that have developed resistance to antibiotics. It might seem strange to think of microbe-eating microbes, but “actually they’re found in almost every ecosystem […]

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Djokovic wins third US Open men's singles title

New York: Novak Djokovic of Serbia has defeated the third seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets to claim his third US Open men’s singles title. Djokovic, the sixth seed, tamed the Argentine big artillery 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in three hours and 15 minutes, here on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

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Samsung opens AI research centre in New York

New York : Samsung Electronics Co has launched here its sixth artificial intelligence (AI) research centre which will focus on robotics research, the company said on Sunday. The tech giant is seeking to strengthen its AI capabilities and has opened research institutes in South Korea, Britain, Canada, Russia and the Silicon Valley in the US, […]

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Osaka receives trophy in tears, amid audience boos

New York: The young Japanese Naomi Osaka, champion of the US Open, received her trophy with tears before the booing of the public, which favoured the American Serena Williams. The Japanese, only 20 years old and 20th seed, defeated Williams 6-2 and 6-4 as the American lost control during the match. “I do not want […]

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Pluto was erroneously rejected as a planet: Scientists

New York: The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid and is erroneous, scientists argued challenging previously held theories. A team led by Philip Metzger, planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, noted that the basis on which Pluto was rejected as a planet has no support in the […]

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Mindfulness can aid in treating chronic pain: Study

New York: Ever wondered why some people seem to feel less pain than others? The answer could lie in mindfulness, which could be targeted in the development of effective pain therapies, researchers say. The findings showed that people with higher dispositional mindfulness during painful experience showed greater deactivation in a brain region called the posterior […]

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Losing weight through diet, exercise in pregnancy safe: Study

New York: Pregnant women can safely limit their weight gain with diet and exercise interventions, the results of a group of trials by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) show. Many overweight and obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy, further ratcheting up the already increased risk of serious complications for themselves and […]

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Restricting meal intake in 10-hour window may boost health

New York: Following a simple lifestyle such as eating all food within 10 hours can restore balance, stave off metabolic diseases and maintain health, suggests a study led by one of an Indian-origin. The study, conducted over mice, suggests that the health problems associated with disruptions to animals’ 24-hour rhythms of activity and rest — […]

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Two-headed arrow effective at killing ovarian cancer: Study

New York: Researchers, led by an Indian origin, have developed a two fisted, antibody approach that can effectively destroy ovarian cancer — the deadliest gynecological disease — and could also be utilised to kill breast, prostate and other solid tumours. According to Jogender Tushir-Singh from the University of Virginia’s (UVA), a major problem with immune […]

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Father's close ties may help daughter beat loneliness

New York :  Dear fathers, your close bond with your young daughter may help them overcome their lonliness. According to a new study, girls tended to report less loneliness as they went from first grade to fifth grade. But loneliness declined more quickly among girls who had a closer relationship with their fathers. “The bond […]

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Top seed Halep loses in US Open first round

New York: Top seed Simona Halep’s US Open campaign was cut short in the first round after losing to Kaia Kanepi, who needed just two sets to score the first big upset of the season’s last Grand Slam at 6-2, 6-4. The Romanian on Monday became the first top seeded woman to lose in the […]

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Frequent on-off relationships may up depression, anxiety risk

New York: Do you have an on and off relationship with your romantic partner? Beware, it can affect your mental health, say researchers. The findings showed that an increase in breaking up and reuniting was associated with more psychological distress symptoms such as depression and anxiety. It is because such relationships are associated with higher rates […]

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Second hand smoke linked to dry cough among teenagers

New York: As little as one hour of exposure to tobacco smoke per week can increase the risk of having respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath and a dry cough at night among teenagers, warns a study. “There is no safe level of second hand smoke exposure,” said lead author of the study Ashley Merianos, […]

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US dollar weakens against main currencies

New York: The US dollar declined 0.3 per cent as expected trade talks between the US and China eased market concerns. In late New York trading on Monday, the euro increased to $1.1467 from $1.1436 in the previous session, and the British pound rose to $1.2785 from $1.2720 in the previous session, Xinhua news agency […]

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Poor sleep may delay wound healing in diabetics

New York: People with Type 2 diabetes who do not sleep well could need more time to have their wounds healed, a new study has found. In people with Type 2 diabetes, high glucose levels lead to poor blood circulation and nerve damage, making the body more vulnerable to infections, especially after surgery. Sleep disorders can […]

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Brain tumours may occur in children with common genetic syndrome

New York: Parents, please take note. The frequency of brain tumours has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome — neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a new study has found. According to the researchers, this disorder is characterised by birthmarks on the skin and benign nerve tumours that develop in or on the skin. […]

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Brain's immune cells influence sexual behaviour development: Study

New York: Immune cells in the brain, that are usually ignored by neuroscientists, play a powerful role in influencing an animal’s sexual behaviour towards male or female, according to a research. The researchers found that oestrogen, which plays a major role in development of masculine traits in rats, activates mast cells — a type of […]

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Prenatal Tdap vaccination does not increase autism risk: Study

New York: Administering Tdap vaccination — tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis — to pregnant women may not increase children’s risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, claims a study of more than 80,000 children born. The study showed that the autism spectrum disorder rate in children was 1.5 per cent in the maternal Tdap vaccinated group and […]

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Biobatteries efficient to combat power wastage

New York: US scientists have developed easy to produce, low-cost, flexible and biodegradable paper-based batteries that are more efficient to combat power wastage, as well as provide an eco-friendly alternative. The biobattery uses a hybrid of paper and engineered polymers. The polymers — poly (amic) acid and poly (pyromellitic dianhydride-p-phenylenediamine) — were the key to […]

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Genes linked to aggressive breast cancer risk identified

New York: Researchers have identified specific genes associated with the increased risk for triple-negative breast cancer, providing the basis for better risk management. Germline genetic testing can identify women at increased risk of breast cancer by evaluating if there are genetic changes, often inherited from a parent, that increase the risk of certain cancers. However, […]

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Over 150 genes linked to irregular heartbeat condition identified

New York: Scientists have used Big Data to identify more than 150 as-yet unknown genetic risk factors for atrial fibrillation, an advance that could potentially improve early detection and treatment. Atrial fibrillation — an irregular, often rapid heart rate affecting more than 30 million people worldwide — increases one’s risk for blood clots, stroke, heart […]

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'Rogue' extrasolar planetary-mass object detected

New York: Astronomers have detected a possible “rogue” planetary-mass object with a surprisingly powerful magnetic field travelling through space unaccompanied by any parent star. The extrasolar object, about a dozen times more massive than Jupiter, is located some 20 light-years from Earth, showed the findings made using the US National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky […]

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Apple hits record market cap of $1 trillion

New York: Apple on Thursday became the first publicly traded US corporation to reach a market capitalization of $1 trillion, beating other tech giants, such as Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft, in the race to reach the milestone. After closing up nearly 6 percent in the previous trading session, Apple shares climbed another 2.4 per cent […]

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Religion, spirituality may help young adults cope with depression

New York: Religion and spirituality can play a key role in the life of young adults with severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and serious depression, which social workers and counsellors are traditionally not equipped to discuss, say researchers. The study showed that young adults with severe mental illness were able to cope […]

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Scientists develop preliminary universal influenza vaccine

New York: Scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could effectively protect mice against influenza A virus, providing a promising approach for developing universal vaccines for the infectious disease. The double-layered vaccine made with peptides, which are compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain, showed strong potential for combating […]