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Tag: Researchers

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Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer's risk, say researchers

New York: Researchers have claimed that managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer’s risk including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease. Examining DNA from more than 1.5 million people, the study showed that risk factors for heart disease such as elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels (HDL, […]

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Researchers discover naturally low-caffeine tea plant in China

Beijing: Researchers have discovered a wild tea plant in China that contains little or no caffeine and, unlike many industrially decaffeinated products, could potentially provide many of the health benefits of regular brewed teas. Hongyacha (HYC) is found in the mountains of southern China. In the study, a team including Liang Chen from the Chinese […]

PARKINSON'S DISEASE
New therapy for Parkinson's disease shows promise

Sydney: Researchers have developed a new therapy using a molecule that has been found to stop the development of Parkinson’s disease in several animal models. The therapy is based on the MCC950 molecule and the researchers hope to carry out human clinical trials of drugs based on this molecule by 2020. The molecule works by […]

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Chemicals in sunscreen may cause birth defects, infertility

Hong Kong: Scientists have detected chemicals in sunscreen that can cause birth defects and infertility. In the study, the team from the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), found that the chemicals in sunscreen caused abnormalities in Zebrafish and killed their offspring. After human use, the organic or chemical ultra-violet (UV) filters in sunscreens are discharged […]

Late-night use of gadgets leaves kids sleep-deprived, says study

New York: Most parents believe that an excessive late night use of gadgets has significantly hampered the sleep patterns of their teenaged children, leading to poor academic performance, researchers warn. According to them, 56 per cent of parents fall in this category. In the study, published by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s […]

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Can probiotics help reduce antibiotic prescriptions in children?

New York: Feeding probiotics to infants and children daily may significantly stave off the need for antibiotic treatment, a finding that may help address the global rise in drug-resistant infections, said researchers. The study found that infants and children were 29 per cent less likely to have been prescribed antibiotics if they received probiotics as […]

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AI helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts

New York: Researchers have used machine learning to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mysterious source some 3 billion light years from Earth. Fast radio bursts are bright pulses of radio emission mere milliseconds in duration, thought to originate from distant galaxies. “This work is exciting not just because it helps us understand […]

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Researchers develop novel device to improve diagnosis of dizziness

London: Researchers have developed a new vibrating device using bone conduction technology, that can identify the causes of dizziness. Half of older adults over 65 years suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. However, the current tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. The novel type of […]

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AI technique used to treat metastatic cancer patient: Study

Singapore: Singaporean researchers have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to successfully treat a patient with advanced cancer, completely halting disease progression. The novel CURATE.AI platform, developed by the National University of Singapore (NUS), halted the progression of advanced cancer by continuously optimising novel drug combination. In a clinical study, a patient suffering with […]

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Researchers develop new method to grow blood vessels

New York: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a clay-based platform to deliver therapeutic proteins to the body to assist with the formation of blood vessels. The formation of new blood vessels — a process also known as angiogenesis — is one of the major clinical challenges in wound healing and tissue implants. The […]

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New app can extend your smartphone's battery life

Toronto: Amid growing demand for good battery life, researchers, including an Indian-origin, have developed an app that reduces the energy consumption of smartphone devices without impacting performance. The finding published in the journal IEEE Access, suggests that the novel method can extend the battery life of smartphones for up to an hour each day. “The […]

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Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

London: With vaping becoming a style statement globally including in India, a small yet significant study has found that vaporisers may potentially disable key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation if used for long. The e-cigarette vapour boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep […]

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Eating radish may prevent heart disease, stroke: Study

Tokyo: Eating carrots, onions and broccoli are passe, the humble radish could be the newest heart-healthy vegetable, say researchers. The findings showed that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or “monster,” radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke, researchers including Katsuko Kajiya from the Kagoshima University in Japan […]

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Humans can be emotionally manipulated by robots: Study

London: Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany have found that humans are susceptible to emotional manipulation by robots. The findings indicated that humans have such a strong tendency to anthropomorphize — attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities like robots — that we can fall prey to emotional manipulation by […]

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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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Materials that could make batteries charge faster identified

London: Researchers from University of Cambridge have identified a group of materials that could be used to make batteries charge faster. In the study published in the journal Nature, the researchers used materials with a complex crystalline structure and found that lithium ions move through them at rates that far exceed those of typical electrode […]

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Football may improve bone health in elderly with prediabetes: Study

London: An hour of football training session twice a week, combined with dietary guidance can improve bone health in older adults with prediabetes, claim researchers. Individuals with prediabetes and Type-2 diabetes have a higher prevalence of osteopenia — a condition that occurs when the body does not make new bone as quickly as it reabsorbs […]

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Moon may have harboured life 4 bn years ago

Washington: While the Moon is presently unsuitable for habitation, there could have been life on its surface about four billion years ago, researchers have suggested. There may have been actually two early windows of habitability for Earth’s Moon, according to the study published in the journal Astrobiology. According to the researchers, conditions on the lunar […]

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Scientists decode possible origin of human speech

New York: Researchers have discovered neural circuits in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys that could represent a common origin for social communication, including human speech. The findings showed that these circuits are involved in face recognition, facial expression and emotion and they may very well have given rise to our singular capacity for speech. […]

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An app that helps to identify healthier foods

New York: Researchers have developed a novel app which can act as a nutritionist at the shopper’s side in the grocery store. Aptly named “FoodSwitch”, the app can help users scan a packaged food’s barcode, quickly see its nutritional rating and identify similar foods that are healthier. “FoodSwitch is unique in that users don’t have […]

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New subtype of prostate cancer identified

New York: Researchers have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about seven per cent of patients with advanced disease. The subtype is characterised by loss of the gene CDK12. It was found to be more common in metastatic prostate cancer compared to early stage tumours that had not spread, said the study […]

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Consumption of red meat increases heart attacks, say researchers

New York: Researchers have found a link between an allergen found in red meat and the build-up of fats that block the heart arteries, increasing the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Health experts have long established saturated fats found in red meat as one major cause of heart disease. However, the new study, published […]

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Walk faster to live longer, say researchers

Sydney: If you want to live longer and remain healthy, then start walking at a faster pace as it can reduce the risk of mortality due to cardiovascular disease, say researchers. The results showed that walking at an average pace reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality by 24 per cent and 21 per cent […]

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Teenagers smoking pot at higher risk of developing drug problem

  Toronto: If boys start smoking pot in early teenage life, they may be at a higher risk of developing drug problem as a young adult, a new study has said. The findings, published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, suggested that boys who start smoking pot before the age of 15 are much more […]

PROTEINS
Diet may help halt breast cancer spread: Study

New York: Limiting the intake of foods rich in asparagine including dairy, beef, poultry, eggs, fish, nuts, soy and whole grains, while increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables may potentially help halt the spread of a deadly type of breast cancer, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, suggests. Asparagine is an amino acid — the […]

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Air pollution can contaminate your morality too

New York: Air pollution not only affects your health but may also lead to unethical behaviour such as crime and cheating, researchers have warned. A combination of archival and experimental studies indicated that exposure to air pollution, either physically or mentally, is linked with unethical behaviour. The experimental findings suggest that this association may be […]

One in five US teens suffers from concussion: Study

Chicago: Researchers from University of Michigan found that one out of five teens in the US reported at least one concussion diagnosis, and 5.5 per cent of them have had more than one concussion, according to a new study released on Tuesday. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), also […]

Yoga can heal, but also hurt

New Delhi: Yoga is a great healer and contributor to improving strength, flexibility and endurance, but wrong yoga poses can make your daily life difficult instead of easy, say experts. Minakshi Fullara, Chief Consultant, Physiotherapy, Aakash Healthcare, said overdoing it or doing it in the wrong manner can lead to acute injuries, chronic pain, overuse […]

Researchers develop new scale to measure wisdom

New York: Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool to assess an individual’s level of wisdom. Called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE), the scale is based upon a conceptualisation of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis. “There is evidence […]

Yoga may help to reduce symptoms of depression: Study

New York: If you are suffering from depression, yoga can complement traditional therapies and help reduce the symptoms of the mental disorder, researchers claim. “Yoga has become increasingly popular in the West, and many new yoga practitioners cite stress-reduction and other mental health concerns as their primary reason for practicing,” said Lindsey Hopkins from the […]

Researchers develop air purifier that also generates power

London: Researchers in Belgium have developed a device which, when exposed to light, can purify air and at the same time generate power. “We use a small device with two rooms separated by a membrane”, explained Professor Sammy Verbruggen from the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven (University of Leuven). “Air is purified on one […]

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Social media use does not increase stress

Washington: Facebook and Twitter users do not experience increased stress than non-users, but are more aware of negative events in their friends' lives, a new study has found.

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