Study claims good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): According to a new study, maintenance of good oral health is more important than the use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth.

Updated: Apr 18, 2021 14:27 IST

Intoxicating effects of alcohol linked with brain regions, finds study

Baltimore (Maryland) [US], April 18 (ANI): A recent study has pointed out that slurred speech, poor coordination, and sedative effects of drinking too much alcohol may actually be caused by the breakdown of alcohol products produced in the brain and not the liver as scientists currently think.

Updated: Apr 18, 2021 14:01 IST

Researchers discover new amphibious centipede species in Okinawa, Taiwan

Tokyo [Japan], April 18 (ANI): A new species of large, tropical centipede of genus Scolopendra has been discovered by researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Hosei University in Okinawa and Taiwan.

Updated: Apr 18, 2021 08:41 IST

NASA to attempt first controlled flight on Mars as soon as Monday

Washington DC [US], April 18 (ANI): NASA is targeting no earlier than Monday, April 19, for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at approximately 03:30 am Eastern Time Zone (EDT).

Updated: Apr 18, 2021 05:55 IST

Chemical protecting nerve cells also slows down glaucoma: Study

New York [US], April 17 (ANI): Researchers at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine recently conducted a study on rats which suggested that the chemical which protects nerve cells also slows glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 23:37 IST

Brain's frontal lobe structure related to behavioural problems in children who snore

Washington [US], April 17 (ANI): The findings of a large study on children discovered evidence that behavioural problems in kids who snore might be related to changes in the structure of their brain's frontal lobe.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 23:20 IST

Researchers shed light on effect of climate change on good coffee production

Washington [US], April 17 (ANI): A new study by an international team of researchers looked at the peculiar effects climate change has on Africa's largest coffee-producing nation, Ethiopia.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 22:46 IST

Study reveals scientists may detect signs of extraterrestrial life in next 5 to 10 years

Washington [US], April 17 (ANI): Research shows that a new telescope could detect a potential signature of life on other planets in as little as 60 hours.

Updated: Apr 17, 2021 12:02 IST

Researchers find a new treatment for rare muscular disease

Cincinnati (Ohio) [US], April 16 (ANI): University of Cincinnati researchers have found a newer, more effective treatment for the disease Pompe that could become the new standard of care for the rare condition.

Updated: Apr 16, 2021 10:55 IST

Study sheds light on ten reasons why the coronavirus is airborne

Colorado [US], April 16 (ANI): According to a new assessment published today in the medical journal Lancet there is consistent, strong evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is predominantly transmitted through the air.

Updated: Apr 16, 2021 09:42 IST

Researchers use imaging agent that enables better monitoring of patients with bacterial infections

Washington [US], April 16 (ANI): An imaging agent allows scientists to better visualize Enterobacterales infections in patients, helping to address pathogens that can be life-threatening and frequently resist antibiotics.

Updated: Apr 16, 2021 08:24 IST

Study shows Ferret resistance to SARS-CoV-2 infection

New York [US], April 16 (ANI): A study of 29 ferrets, which have been shown in laboratory studies to be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, in a home with constant exposure to two human adults with symptomatic disease, one of whom was confirmed to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, finds no evidence of viral transmission from humans to ferrets; additional genetic sequence analysis suggested that ferrets possess genetic factors that confer resistance to SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to the authors.

Updated: Apr 16, 2021 05:52 IST

Guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19: Study

Washington DC [US], April 16 (ANI): A recent study has reported a safety guideline to limit airborne transmission of COVID-19 that goes beyond the six-foot social distancing guideline.

Updated: Apr 16, 2021 05:20 IST

Study finds theoretical model for neural activity of mouse brain

Atlanta [US], April 15 (ANI): The findings of a new study by physicists at Emory University suggest that the dynamics of the neural activity of a mouse brain behave in a peculiar, unexpected way that can be theoretically modeled without any fine-tuning.

Updated: Apr 15, 2021 22:35 IST

Climate change is making Indian monsoon season chaotic

New Delhi [India], April 14 (ANI): A recent analysis by a team of German researchers that compared more than 30 state-of-the-art climate models from all around the world found that if global warming continues unchecked, summer monsoon rainfall in India will become stronger and more erratic in the coming years.

Updated: Apr 14, 2021 19:18 IST

Study suggests common drug could be used to prevent certain skin cancers

Washington [US], April 14 (ANI): A new research has suggested that an oral drug currently used in the clinical setting to treat neuromuscular diseases could also help prevent a common form of skin cancer caused by damage from ultraviolet-B radiation from the sun.

Updated: Apr 14, 2021 19:09 IST

Researchers find joyful screams perceived more strongly than screams of fear, anger

Washington [US], April 14 (ANI): The human scream signals more than fear of imminent danger or entanglement in social conflicts. Screaming can also express joy or excitement. For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that non-alarming screams are even perceived and processed by the brain more efficiently than their alarming counterparts.

Updated: Apr 14, 2021 14:26 IST

New research could help scientists better estimate Earth's carbon budget

Washington [US], April 13 (ANI): A team led by University of Minnesota researchers have discovered that deep-sea bacteria dissolve carbon-containing rocks, releasing excess carbon into the ocean and atmosphere. The findings will allow scientists to better estimate the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, the main driver of global warming.

Updated: Apr 13, 2021 23:16 IST

Researchers discover new way to starve brain tumours

London [UK], April 12 (ANI): Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have found a new way to starve cancerous brain tumour cells of energy in order to prevent further growth.

Updated: Apr 12, 2021 23:49 IST

Rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds: Study

Brighton [UK], April 12 (ANI): Researchers during a recent study found that common foxgloves brought to the Americas have rapidly evolved to change flower length in the presence of a new pollinator group, hummingbirds.

Updated: Apr 12, 2021 16:29 IST