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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’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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A microbe found in the colon and commonly associated with the development of colitis and colon cancer also may play a role in the development of some breast cancers, according to new research(ANI)
A microbe found in the colon and commonly associated with the development of colitis and colon cancer also may play a role in the development of some breast cancers, according to new research(ANI)

Study suggests gut microbe may promote breast cancers

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 10:49 AM IST
A microbe found in the colon and commonly associated with the development of colitis and colon cancer also may play a role in the development of some breast cancers, according to new research.
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According to the draft Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020, these could be scientists with domain expertise in different fields either from autonomous institutions or the private field. Representational image.(Reuters File Photo)
According to the draft Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020, these could be scientists with domain expertise in different fields either from autonomous institutions or the private field. Representational image.(Reuters File Photo)

India’s new science policy proposes lateral entry of scientists in related ministries

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:57 PM IST
The purpose is to attract domain experts who are needed in science-related ministries to handle issues linked to emerging technologies and advancements, according to officials.
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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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Further, the seismic network in Delhi and surrounding areas has been strengthened after the tremors in 2020 to improve the accuracy of epicentre location to 2 kilometres, the MoES said.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Further, the seismic network in Delhi and surrounding areas has been strengthened after the tremors in 2020 to improve the accuracy of epicentre location to 2 kilometres, the MoES said.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

NCS conducting surveys to study quakes in Delhi-NCR: MoES

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:59 PM IST
The study is being conducted by the NCS in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.
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The moisture harvested from human sweat can be used to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more.(Asian News International)
The moisture harvested from human sweat can be used to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more.(Asian News International)

Scientists discover novel film that evaporates sweat six times faster, holds 15 times more moisture

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Singapore
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:34 PM IST
A team of researchers have created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin to keep us cool and comfortable when we exercise.
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During a recent research, scientists might have a breakthrough in their hands by producing clean water at a lower cost. This could lead to solving a complex problem that has baffled scientists for decades, until now.(Unsplash)
During a recent research, scientists might have a breakthrough in their hands by producing clean water at a lower cost. This could lead to solving a complex problem that has baffled scientists for decades, until now.(Unsplash)

Desalination breakthrough could lead to cheaper water filtration: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:50 PM IST
The researchers determined desalination membranes are inconsistent in density and mass distribution, which can hold back their performance. Uniform density at the nanoscale is the key to increasing how much clean water these membranes can create.
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There can be no one answer to the question at the centre of an anxious debate across a world coping with Covid-19 and wondering what will happen if another one comes, but the global scientific community has been working on multiple tracks to ensure that humankind is better prepared.(Pixabay)
There can be no one answer to the question at the centre of an anxious debate across a world coping with Covid-19 and wondering what will happen if another one comes, but the global scientific community has been working on multiple tracks to ensure that humankind is better prepared.(Pixabay)

Wildlife, land-use change and health infra: Scientists identify ways of preventing next pandemic

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 07:37 PM IST
As 2021 begins with Covid-19 continuing its global spread, scientists have spotlighted three approaches to at least reduce the risk of pandemic potential diseases – screening animals, reducing land-use change and improving health infrastructure.
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The team was given a formal send off at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) in Vasco town of South Goa on Monday by senior officials of the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research , the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and the India Post, which has released a special stamp to mark the occasion. In picture - Indian research base Bharati in Antarctica.(NCPOR)
The team was given a formal send off at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) in Vasco town of South Goa on Monday by senior officials of the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research , the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and the India Post, which has released a special stamp to mark the occasion. In picture - Indian research base Bharati in Antarctica.(NCPOR)

Scientific expedition team of 43 members to leave for Antarctica from Goa on January 6

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Panaji
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:45 PM IST
The team comprises scientists, engineers, doctors and technicians and is led by three polar veterans, said Javed Beg, group director (Antarctic Operations and Infrastructure) at the National Centre for Polar and Oceanic Research (NCPOR) in Goa.
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Tianwen-1 probe, weighing about five tonnes, consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover. It is designed to complete orbiting, landing and roving in one mission.(AP file photo)
Tianwen-1 probe, weighing about five tonnes, consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover. It is designed to complete orbiting, landing and roving in one mission.(AP file photo)

400 million km within 163 days, China’s Mars probe heads for red planet

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 02:52 PM IST
According to the CNSA, the probe is functioning stably and is scheduled to slow down before entering Mars orbit in more than a month and preparing itself to land on the red planet.
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To effectively combat an infection, the body first has to sense it’s been invaded, then the affected tissue must send out signals to corral resources to fight the intruder.(Pixabay)
To effectively combat an infection, the body first has to sense it’s been invaded, then the affected tissue must send out signals to corral resources to fight the intruder.(Pixabay)

Gut cells get alert when parasites attack, says study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Researchers from the School of Veterinary Medicine found that the cells lining the intestine are capable of countering the parasite Cryptosporidium with the help of self-formed chain reaction.
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According to the findings published in the journal Nature Communications the tightly cells that clump together, known as cell adhesion, appears to be enabled by a protein better known for its role in the immune system.(Unsplash)
According to the findings published in the journal Nature Communications the tightly cells that clump together, known as cell adhesion, appears to be enabled by a protein better known for its role in the immune system.(Unsplash)

Study unveils mystery behind clinging of developing cells together

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:26 PM IST
A team led by researchers of Tohoku University has laid out the experimental evidence of the role of protein in keeping the developing cells in correct compartments together.
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Researchers report that new mutations that enhance resistance to a drug used to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children are already common in countries fighting the disease.(Yahoo)
Researchers report that new mutations that enhance resistance to a drug used to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children are already common in countries fighting the disease.(Yahoo)

New mutations in malaria parasite encourage resistance against key preventive drug

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:16 PM IST
Researchers report that new mutations that enhance resistance to a drug used to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children are already common in countries fighting the disease.
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A study published in the journal JNeurosci claims that the loss and return of consciousness including both sleep and anaesthesia are propelled by the same network of brain regions.(Pixabay)
A study published in the journal JNeurosci claims that the loss and return of consciousness including both sleep and anaesthesia are propelled by the same network of brain regions.(Pixabay)

Same brain region operates loss and return of consciousness: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:41 PM IST
A study published in the journal JNeurosci claims that the loss and return of consciousness including both sleep and anaesthesia are propelled by the same network of brain regions.
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Scientists also probed into the process by which larger droplets underwent evaporation and subsequently precipitation to turn into microdroplets called aerosols.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Scientists also probed into the process by which larger droplets underwent evaporation and subsequently precipitation to turn into microdroplets called aerosols.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

IIT-Bombay duo studied coughs to model spread of Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:15 PM IST
Bhardwaj and Agrawal, both experts in the field of fluid mechanics, said their understanding of the motion of fluids helped them model how the novel coronavirus spread.
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There is no clinical evidence to prove low levels of Vitamin D lead to severe Covid-19 symptoms but there is a definite connect between the “sunshine vitamin” and immune responses to the disease, say experts as the pandemic spreads across the world and concerns mount over a new mutant strain.(Pixabay)
There is no clinical evidence to prove low levels of Vitamin D lead to severe Covid-19 symptoms but there is a definite connect between the “sunshine vitamin” and immune responses to the disease, say experts as the pandemic spreads across the world and concerns mount over a new mutant strain.(Pixabay)

Vitamin D inexpensive, low-risk, can strengthen immune response to COVID-19: Experts

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Stressing that Vitamin D is inexpensive and has negligible risk when compared to the considerable risk of Covid-19, global researchers on the disease have asked governments to make it part of their strategy against the novel coronavirus.
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Very low birth weight infants often need blood transfusions to survive.(ANI)
Very low birth weight infants often need blood transfusions to survive.(ANI)

Study suggests higher red cell transfusion threshold offers no advantage for treating preterm infants

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Very low birth weight infants often need blood transfusions to survive. A National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests that providing a higher threshold of red cells within accepted limits offers no advantage in survival or reduction in neurological impairment over a lower threshold.
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In some cases, immune cells in the lungs can contribute to worsening a virus attack.(Yahoo)
In some cases, immune cells in the lungs can contribute to worsening a virus attack.(Yahoo)

New research may explain severe virus attacks on lungs

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Stockholm
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:25 PM IST
In some cases, immune cells in the lungs can contribute to worsening a virus attack. In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden describe how different kinds of immune cells, called macrophages, develop in the lungs and which of them may be behind severe lung diseases.
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A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). They found that the SCI group and older controls had similar activation patterns, but the SCI group differed significantly from their age-matched controls.(ANI)
A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). They found that the SCI group and older controls had similar activation patterns, but the SCI group differed significantly from their age-matched controls.(ANI)

Scientists explore deficits in processing speed in individuals with spinal cord injury

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | New Jersey
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:40 PM IST
A team of rehabilitation researchers has studied processing speed deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). They found that the SCI group and older controls had similar activation patterns, but the SCI group differed significantly from their age-matched controls.
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In an in-depth study of how Covid-19 affects a patient’s brain, National Institutes of Health researchers consistently spotted hallmarks of damage caused by thinning and leaky brain blood vessels in tissue samples from patients who died shortly after contracting the disease.(Yahoo)
In an in-depth study of how Covid-19 affects a patient’s brain, National Institutes of Health researchers consistently spotted hallmarks of damage caused by thinning and leaky brain blood vessels in tissue samples from patients who died shortly after contracting the disease.(Yahoo)

Study uncovers blood vessel damage, inflammation in Covid-19 patients’ brains

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 02:04 PM IST
In an in-depth study of how Covid-19 affects a patient’s brain, National Institutes of Health researchers consistently spotted hallmarks of damage caused by thinning and leaky brain blood vessels in tissue samples from patients who died shortly after contracting the disease.
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Originally developed to study the flow of air through musical instruments such as organ pipes, Moore said he began imaging the breath of people speaking and singing.(Unsplash)
Originally developed to study the flow of air through musical instruments such as organ pipes, Moore said he began imaging the breath of people speaking and singing.(Unsplash)

Scientists develop new method for visualizing breath to evaluate face masks

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:29 PM IST
A new method for visualising the air exhaled while someone is speaking or singing could shed light on how diseases such as Covid-19 spread, and help evaluate the effectiveness of face masks, according to a study.
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Research published in the journal Science has established a new reference genome assembly and identified more than 85 million genetic variants in the rhesus macaque, the largest database of genetic variation for anyone nonhuman primate species to date.(ANI)
Research published in the journal Science has established a new reference genome assembly and identified more than 85 million genetic variants in the rhesus macaque, the largest database of genetic variation for anyone nonhuman primate species to date.(ANI)

New mammal reference genome helps ID genetic variants for human health

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Research published in the journal Science has established a new reference genome assembly and identified more than 85 million genetic variants in the rhesus macaque, the largest database of genetic variation for anyone nonhuman primate species to date.
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Published in the journal Nature, a study provides new insights into how cancers evolve to adapt to changing environments and suggests ways to reduce drug resistance by combining therapies.(Pixabay)
Published in the journal Nature, a study provides new insights into how cancers evolve to adapt to changing environments and suggests ways to reduce drug resistance by combining therapies.(Pixabay)

Scientists unveil mystery behind drug resistance in cancer through ecDNA forms

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Researchers from Sanger Center here claimed that the free-floating circular DNA fragments, found in cancer cells, generate drug resistance in cancer.
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A total lunar eclipse occurs when the earth comes between the sun and the moon.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the earth comes between the sun and the moon.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Four eclipses in 2021, two to be visible in India

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Indore
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 11:48 AM IST
Gupt said the annular solar eclipse on June 10 will not be visible in India, and in this event, the moon will come between the sun and earth, leading to the sun getting covered 94.3 per cent and being seen as a ‘ring of fire’.
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Mount Sinai researchers claim to have discovered new measures to predict risk for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.(ANI)
Mount Sinai researchers claim to have discovered new measures to predict risk for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.(ANI)

Study discovers new measures to predict risk of bowel diseases

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Mount Sinai researchers claim to have discovered new measures to predict risk for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
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According to the researchers, one of the most urgent tasks is to understand all the molecular interactions between the virus and the cells it infects.(Pixabay)
According to the researchers, one of the most urgent tasks is to understand all the molecular interactions between the virus and the cells it infects.(Pixabay)

Scientists decode how coronavirus interacts with proteins in human cells

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | Boston
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:34 AM IST
According to the researchers, one of the most urgent tasks is to understand all the molecular interactions between the virus and the cells it infects.
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