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National Technology Day 2020: PM Modi hails those at forefront of research to defeat COVID-19

New Delhi: On the National Technology Day on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed all those at the forefront of research and innovation to defeat coronavirus and remembered the “exceptional achievement” of the country’s scientists in carrying out the 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests. The National Technology Day marks the anniversary of the underground nuclear tests […]

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Scientists Spot 4G Bug That Can Help Hackers Impersonate You

Berlin: Researchers have found a serious vulnerability in LTE/4G mobile communication standard that can help hackers impersonate other phone users, take a streaming service subscription at your expense or publish secret company documents under someone else’s identity. The vulnerability — which affects virtually all mobile phones, tablets and some connected household appliances — may also […]

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Suffering from blood pressure related issues? Try hot yoga

New York: Researchers have found that taking hot yoga classes lowered the blood pressure of adults with elevated or stage 1 hypertension. While there is evidence of regular, room-temperature yoga’s positive effect on blood pressure, little is known about hot yoga’s potential impact on blood pressure, said researchers who presented the study at Hypertension 2019 […]

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Tiny robotic thread can slip through brain's blood vessels

Washington: Researchers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that may actively glide through narrow, winding pathways like the brain’s tiny blood vessels. The study, published in the journal Science Robotics, revealed that the magnetically controlled device could one day deliver clot-reducing therapies in response to strokes or other brain blockages, Xinhua reported. “If acute […]

Algorithm to map universe, solve mysteries: Study

New York: Researchers have developed an algorithm designed to visualise models of the universe in order to solve some of physics’ greatest mysteries. The algorithm was developed by applying scientific principles used to create models for understanding cell biology and physics to the challenges of cosmology and big data, according to the study published in […]

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Human sperm retains viability in outer space conditions

London: Researchers have found that human sperm retains its complete viability within the different gravitational conditions found in outer space. The results could be a huge boost to zillionaires like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who see the “colonisation” of space as an answer to the Earth’s ever threatened resources. “If the number of space missions increases […]

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Diversifying crops will mitigate climate impact in India: Study

New York: Diversifying the crops in India can be an effective way to adapt its food-production systems to the growing influence of extreme climate change, said US researchers including Indian-origin. The team studied the effects of climate change on five major crops: finger millet, maize, pearl millet, sorghum and rice which make up the vast […]

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Heavy red meat eaters at higher risk of death

Increasing red meat consumption, particularly processed red meat, is associated with a higher risk of death, researchers warned. A study published in the journal BMJ shows that replacing red meat with other protein sources, such as eggs and fish, whole grains and vegetables, over time may help you live longer. For the study, a team […]

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Obesity ups risk of being bullying victim, perpetrator

New York: Researchers have found that obese adolescents are not only significantly more likely to experience bullying, but chances of them being perpetrators are also higher, compared to their healthy weight peers. Overweight or obese adolescents who are either victims or perpetrators of bullying or both have significantly greater odds of having depression, behavioural problems […]

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Here's how night owls can advance sleep timings by 2 hours

London: Researchers have found that a simple tweak to the sleeping patterns and maximising outdoor light during the mornings for a period of three weeks can help night owls — people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits – bring forward their sleep/wake timings by two hours. Such changes can also lead to improved performance […]

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Poultry as bad as red meats for cholesterol, says study

New York: Turning a conventional wisdom on its head, researchers have found that consuming red meat and white meat, like poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels. The study indicated that restricting consumption of meat altogether, whether red or white, is more advisable for lowering blood cholesterol levels than previously thought. The research, published […]

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This smartphone app can spot rare Huntington's disease

London: A team of researchers has created a smartphone application which helps recognise early symptoms of a rare Huntington’s disease. Designed in cooperation with physicians and Huntington Disease Association, the app on Google Play provides user with a series of tests in order to check the presence of the symptoms. If the probability of symptoms […]

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Low humidity raises flu risks during winter season

New York: Low humidity is a key reason behind people falling sick and even dying from flu during the winter months, says a study. Decreased humidity lowers the immune system’s defences against flu infection, says a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It offers an insight into why […]

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Body can adapt to occasional short-term overeating, says study

New York: Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels but a new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts to glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. Obesity and type 2 diabetes have increased significantly worldwide within the past […]

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Eating high-fat food in stress will add extra kilos

Sydney: Eating too much high-calorie food is anyway bad for health but under stress, sugary and high-fat diet can lead to more weight gain than in normal situations, says a study. During an experiment on mice, the team discovered that a high-calorie diet when combined with stress resulted in more weight gain than the same […]

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Endogamy may up infertility risk in Indian men, says study

Hyderabad: A team of researchers have identified that deletions of the Y chromosomes, responsible for production of sperms, can cause infertility in Indian men. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, illustrates how the ethnicity, endogamy and long-time geographical isolation of Indian populations might have played a major role in the high frequencies of […]

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Novel body awareness training may help combat drug addiction

New York: Mindful body awareness training may help women recover from drug addiction, say researchers as they find improvements in the study participants. The findings suggests that the training helps people better understand the physical and emotional signals in their body and how they can respond to these to help them better regulate and engage […]

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New Artificial Intelligence system may help detect prostate cancer

New York: Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of the disease by evaluating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and does so with nearly the same level of accuracy as experienced radiologists. FocalNet […]

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Taking short breaks may help learn new skills better, say researchers

New York: If you are in a process of learning new skills, then taking short breaks in between may help you grasp it better, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggests our brains probably take short rest periods to strengthen memories. “Everyone thinks you need to ‘practice, practice and practice’ when […]

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Whitening products may cause tooth decay, claim researchers

New York: While using teeth-whitening products can make your smile brighter, they might also lead to tooth damage, researchers have warned. The study, led by researchers from the Stockton University in the US, found that hydrogen peroxide — the active ingredient in whitening strips — can damage the protein-rich dentin tissue found beneath the tooth’s […]

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Foods labelled 'gluten-free' not trustworthy, says study

New York: Suffering from coeliac disease and want to avoid gluten? Then restaurants should be the last place you should visit as most foods labelled ‘gluten-free’ have gluten, suggest researchers. The study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, showed more than half of the gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes in restaurants had gluten and […]

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Artificial Intelligence can help treat brain tumours, finds a study

London: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based (AI) method for analysis of brain tumours, paving the way for individualised treatment of tumours. According to the study, published in the The Lancet Oncology, AI machine learning methods, carefully trained on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are more reliable and precise than established radiological methods in the […]

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Researchers identify new antibiotics in fish mucus

New York: With current antibiotics dwindling in effectiveness against multidrug-resistant pathogens, researchers have identified an untapped antibiotic candidate in the protective mucus that coats young fish. The mucus contains bacteria with promising antibiotic activity against known pathogens-even dangerous organisms, such as the microbe that causes MRSA infections. This viscous substance protects fish from bacteria, fungi, […]

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Many urinal trips in night hints at high BP, says study

Tokyo: If you need to visit urinal frequently in the night, get your blood pressure checked as researchers say it may be a sign of hypertension. “Our study indicates if you need to urinate in the night — called nocturia — you may have elevated blood pressure and/or excess fluid in your body. If you […]

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Scientist probing if tobacco's native forms less harmful

Chennai: Can indigenous ways of smoking counteract the harm being done by mass-produced cigarettes? Researching the roots of native Fijian tobacco plant ‘suki’ said to originated in Tamil Nadu and smoked in a “roll-up”, a renowned scientist from New Zealand is finding about the similar Indian cheroot. On her visit to India, scientist Marewa Glover […]