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The faculty of health and medical sciences from the University of Copenhagen have developed a ground-breaking technique that can assist to disentangle the secrets of the human intestinal microbes.(ANI)

Artificial Intelligence to map human Intestinal Bacteria

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:54 AM IST
The faculty of health and medical sciences from the University of Copenhagen have developed a ground-breaking technique that can assist to disentangle the secrets of the human intestinal microbes.
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Malaria killed more than 400,000 people across the world in 2019, according to the latest WHO figures, all but a few thousand of them in Africa. There were 229 million cases across the world, 215 million of them on the continent.(Representative image)
Malaria killed more than 400,000 people across the world in 2019, according to the latest WHO figures, all but a few thousand of them in Africa. There were 229 million cases across the world, 215 million of them on the continent.(Representative image)

South African scientists discover new chemicals that kill malaria parasite

Reuters, Johannesburg
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:11 PM IST
The World Health Organisation said in November that deaths from malaria due to disruption during the coronavirus pandemic to services designed to tackle the mosquito-borne disease will far exceed those killed by Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Scientists from Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology describe how the plants produce defensive toxins without harming themselves and the exact mode of action of diterpene glycosides in wild tobacco.(ANI)
Scientists from Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology describe how the plants produce defensive toxins without harming themselves and the exact mode of action of diterpene glycosides in wild tobacco.(ANI)

Study elucidates how production of defensive toxins takes place in plants

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Scientists from Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology describe how the plants produce defensive toxins without harming themselves and the exact mode of action of diterpene glycosides in wild tobacco.
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A team of scientists and doctors from the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a DNA test which they claim will quickly identify secondary infections in Covid-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation.(ANI)
A team of scientists and doctors from the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a DNA test which they claim will quickly identify secondary infections in Covid-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation.(ANI)

DNA test can identify pneumonia in Covid-19 patients, aiding treatment: Study

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:32 PM IST
A team of scientists and doctors from the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a DNA test which they claim will quickly identify secondary infections in Covid-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation.
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According to the findings of the new study researchers have identified a promising new model in order to study the human aging process.(ANI)
According to the findings of the new study researchers have identified a promising new model in order to study the human aging process.(ANI)

Study identifies promising model for human aging

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:52 AM IST
According to the findings of the new study researchers have identified a promising new model in order to study the human aging process.
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2020 edged out 2016 by a very small amount, within the margin of error of the analysis, making the years effectively tied for the warmest year on record.(BLOOMBERG)
2020 edged out 2016 by a very small amount, within the margin of error of the analysis, making the years effectively tied for the warmest year on record.(BLOOMBERG)

NASA analysis shows 2020 tied for warmest year on record

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:23 AM IST
Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.
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NASA's InSight spacecraft at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in May 2018 (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP))(AP)
NASA's InSight spacecraft at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in May 2018 (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP))(AP)

NASA's Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:07 AM IST
The team called it quits following one last unsuccessful attempt over the weekend to burrow deep into Mars.
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A team of researchers from the University of Warwick has pinpointed the three days when pregnancy sickness, characterised by nausea and vomiting, is most likely to start.(ANI)
A team of researchers from the University of Warwick has pinpointed the three days when pregnancy sickness, characterised by nausea and vomiting, is most likely to start.(ANI)

Researchers pinpoint three days when pregnancy is most likely to start

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 06:11 PM IST
A team of researchers from the University of Warwick has pinpointed the three days when pregnancy sickness, characterised by nausea and vomiting, is most likely to start.
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The combined effectiveness of three Covid prevention strategies on college campuses, mask wearing, social distancing, and routine testing, are effective in preventing coronavirus infections as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a study.(ANI)
The combined effectiveness of three Covid prevention strategies on college campuses, mask wearing, social distancing, and routine testing, are effective in preventing coronavirus infections as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a study.(ANI)

Study: Colleges can prevent 96 pc of COVID-19 infections with common measures

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 05:40 PM IST
The combined effectiveness of three Covid prevention strategies on college campuses, mask wearing, social distancing, and routine testing, are effective in preventing coronavirus infections as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a study.
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A study led by researchers at Ohio State University highlights an unfortunate truth about the use of mechanical ventilation to save the lives of patients in respiratory distress, that the pressure used to inflate the lungs is likely to cause further lung damage.(ANI)
A study led by researchers at Ohio State University highlights an unfortunate truth about the use of mechanical ventilation to save the lives of patients in respiratory distress, that the pressure used to inflate the lungs is likely to cause further lung damage.(ANI)

Study sheds light on ventilator-induced lung injuries

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 12:43 PM IST
A study led by researchers at Ohio State University highlights an unfortunate truth about the use of mechanical ventilation to save the lives of patients in respiratory distress, that the pressure used to inflate the lungs is likely to cause further lung damage.
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Researchers from the Northwestern University claims that Covid-19 pneumonia spreads like multiple wildfires, leaving destroyed lung tissue in its wake.(ANI)
Researchers from the Northwestern University claims that Covid-19 pneumonia spreads like multiple wildfires, leaving destroyed lung tissue in its wake.(ANI)

Covid-19 pneumonia causes more damage than typical pneumonia, says study

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 11:49 AM IST
Researchers from the Northwestern University claims that Covid-19 pneumonia spreads like multiple wildfires, leaving destroyed lung tissue in its wake.
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NASA's B-2 Test Stand for Green Run Test Series (nasa.gov)
NASA's B-2 Test Stand for Green Run Test Series (nasa.gov)

NASA targets final test of ‘world’s most powerful rocket’ on January 17

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Called ‘hot fire,’ this is the final test of an 8-part test series which will gradually bring together the core stage of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) to life for the very first time.
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The world’s vital insect kingdom is undergoing “death by a thousand cuts,” the world’s top bug experts said.(Unsplash)
The world’s vital insect kingdom is undergoing “death by a thousand cuts,” the world’s top bug experts said.(Unsplash)

Scientists decry death by 1,000 cuts for world's insects

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:57 PM IST
Climate change, insecticides, herbicides, light pollution, invasive species and changes in agriculture and land use are causing Earth to lose probably 1% to 2% of its insects each year.
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Physicians have long known that necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a potentially lethal inflammatory condition that destroys a premature infant's intestinal lining, is often connected to the development of severe brain injury in those infants who survive.(Unsplash)
Physicians have long known that necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a potentially lethal inflammatory condition that destroys a premature infant's intestinal lining, is often connected to the development of severe brain injury in those infants who survive.(Unsplash)

Link between gut disease and brain injury in premature infants: Study

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:04 PM IST
While working with mice, researchers have recently identified an immune system cell that travels from the gut to the brain and attacks cells rather than protect them as it normally does.
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Hundreds of cancer patients have benefitted from using computer algorithms to manage their symptoms and improve their wellbeing in a unique UK trial.(Yahoo)
Hundreds of cancer patients have benefitted from using computer algorithms to manage their symptoms and improve their wellbeing in a unique UK trial.(Yahoo)

New tech helping cancer patients manage symptoms

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 05:56 PM IST
Hundreds of cancer patients have benefitted from using computer algorithms to manage their symptoms and improve their wellbeing in a unique UK trial.
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How the larvae of colourful clownfish that live among coral reefs in the Philippines are dispersed varies widely, depending on the year and seasons. (Pixabay)
How the larvae of colourful clownfish that live among coral reefs in the Philippines are dispersed varies widely, depending on the year and seasons. (Pixabay)

Study reveals big difference in how coral reef fish larvae are dispersed

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 05:28 PM IST
How the larvae of colourful clownfish that live among coral reefs in the Philippines are dispersed varies widely, depending on the year and seasons - a Rutgers-led finding that could help scientists improve conservation of species.
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A research team has recently determined that the "Immune only" focus of the current research must be updated to better understand autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.(ANI)
A research team has recently determined that the "Immune only" focus of the current research must be updated to better understand autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.(ANI)

New approach needed to study autoimmune diseases

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:57 AM IST
A research team has recently determined that the "Immune only" focus of the current research must be updated to better understand autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
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New research by the University of Bristol explained how a 'stop-start' pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could explain why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs.(ANI)
New research by the University of Bristol explained how a 'stop-start' pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could explain why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs.(ANI)

'Punctuated equilibrium' reason behind crocodiles evolution: Study

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:33 AM IST
New research by the University of Bristol explained how a 'stop-start' pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could explain why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs.
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A study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines whether the later respiratory problems, fatigue and ill health are associated with the Covid-19 virus's initial severity.(ANI)
A study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines whether the later respiratory problems, fatigue and ill health are associated with the Covid-19 virus's initial severity.(ANI)

Study: Disassociation of severity of Covid-19 with respiratory complications

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 09:36 PM IST
A study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines whether the later respiratory problems, fatigue and ill health are associated with the Covid-19 virus's initial severity.
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After defining extensive cellular heterogeneity, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center developed a tool that might be useful in stratifying patients with gastric cancer and directing them for more effective treatment strategies.(ANI)
After defining extensive cellular heterogeneity, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center developed a tool that might be useful in stratifying patients with gastric cancer and directing them for more effective treatment strategies.(ANI)

Scientists develop tool for treating tumor cells found in gastric cancer

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 04:35 PM IST
After defining extensive cellular heterogeneity, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center developed a tool that might be useful in stratifying patients with gastric cancer and directing them for more effective treatment strategies.
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India’s first manned mission to space, Gaganyaan is planned around 2022.(AP file photo/ Representative image)
India’s first manned mission to space, Gaganyaan is planned around 2022.(AP file photo/ Representative image)

Gaganyaan: Two flight surgeons to soon leave for Russia for training

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 03:58 PM IST
The four test pilots of the Indian Air Force, chosen for India's first manned mission to space, have been undergoing training at the Yu.A. Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow since February last year.
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Wearing cooling vests during a Covid-19 shift ensures that nurses experience less heat during their work, suggests the findings of a novel study.(ANI)
Wearing cooling vests during a Covid-19 shift ensures that nurses experience less heat during their work, suggests the findings of a novel study.(ANI)

Cooling vests alleviate perceptual heat strain perceived by Covid-19 nurses

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Wearing cooling vests during a Covid-19 shift ensures that nurses experience less heat during their work, suggests the findings of a novel study.
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This study was published in the journal, Frontiers in Microbiology.(Unsplash)
This study was published in the journal, Frontiers in Microbiology.(Unsplash)

Study: 'Iron Man' bacteria could help protect environment

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 11:27 AM IST
Researchers during a new study have found how some microbes can stand up to a toxic metal. This has led towards opening the door for its applications in recycling and remediation.
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Earth photographed while returning from the successful mission. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours, 36 minutes on the moon’s surface. After a rest period that included seven hours of sleep, the ascent stage engine fired at 124 hours, 22 minutes. (NASA)
Earth photographed while returning from the successful mission. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours, 36 minutes on the moon’s surface. After a rest period that included seven hours of sleep, the ascent stage engine fired at 124 hours, 22 minutes. (NASA)

Earth is spinning faster. Here’s what scientists are saying

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:15 PM IST
The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) in Paris announced in July last year that no “leap second” would be added to the world’s official timekeeping in December 2020.
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Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018, in Cambridge due to ALS. A disease whose patients usually had a life expectancy of two to five years, Hawking lived with it for more than five decades.(AFP)
Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018, in Cambridge due to ALS. A disease whose patients usually had a life expectancy of two to five years, Hawking lived with it for more than five decades.(AFP)

Hawking’s 78th birth anniversary: Remembering one of the brightest minds in science

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:56 PM IST
Hawking’s books made his field of science understandable and accessible to everyone. A Brief History of Time and The Theory of Everything were instant hits among science enthusiasts and casual readers alike. His theory on black holes is considered to be his greatest work. His final paper was called ‘Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair’.
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The research published in the journal Nature represents an enormous leap forward for neural networks and neuromorphic processing in general.(Unsplash)
The research published in the journal Nature represents an enormous leap forward for neural networks and neuromorphic processing in general.(Unsplash)

Scientists exemplify world’s fastest optical neuromorphic processor for AI

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Melbourne [Australia]
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:47 PM IST
A Swinburne University of Technology led team has demonstrated the world’s fastest and most powerful optical neuromorphic processor for artificial intelligence.
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The development of the new shape-shifting nanomaterial at Emory was ‘a fortuitous accident’ according to the researchers.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
The development of the new shape-shifting nanomaterial at Emory was ‘a fortuitous accident’ according to the researchers.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

Biomedical scientists invent shape-shifting nanomaterial with biogenic capabilities

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Georgia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:34 PM IST
The Journal of the American Chemical Society published a description of the nanomaterial which in sheet form is 10,000 times thinner than the width of a human hair, is made of synthetic collagen. Naturally, occurring collagen is the most abundant protein in humans, making the new material intrinsically biocompatible.
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The discovery of new strains of the SARS-Cov-2 virus from South Africa and the United Kingdom have raised concern about their impact on the pandemic.(Pixabay)
The discovery of new strains of the SARS-Cov-2 virus from South Africa and the United Kingdom have raised concern about their impact on the pandemic.(Pixabay)

Scientists study vaccines’ effectiveness against new Covid strains

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:28 AM IST
NIH scientists are studying whether Covid-19 vaccines will provide the same level of protection against new strains of the virus as they do against earlier strains.
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Lithium is considered the gold standard for treating bipolar disorder (BD), but nearly 70 per cent of people with BD don’t respond to it. This leaves them at risk for debilitating, potentially life-threatening mood swings.(Yahoo)
Lithium is considered the gold standard for treating bipolar disorder (BD), but nearly 70 per cent of people with BD don’t respond to it. This leaves them at risk for debilitating, potentially life-threatening mood swings.(Yahoo)

New clues why gold standard treatment for bipolar disorder doesn’t work for majority of patients

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Lithium is considered the gold standard for treating bipolar disorder (BD), but nearly 70 per cent of people with BD don’t respond to it. This leaves them at risk for debilitating, potentially life-threatening mood swings.
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Antibiotics are not necessary for patients after most routine endoscopic sinus surgeries despite the common practice to prescribe them, according to a team led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.(Unsplash)
Antibiotics are not necessary for patients after most routine endoscopic sinus surgeries despite the common practice to prescribe them, according to a team led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.(Unsplash)

Study: Antibiotics not needed after most sinus surgeries

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Boston
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Antibiotics are not necessary for patients after most routine endoscopic sinus surgeries despite the common practice to prescribe them, according to a team led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
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