Washington [US], October 28 (ANI): Researchers demonstrated the success of a fully implantable wireless medical device, the Stentrode, brain-computer interface (BCI), designed to allow patients with severe paralysis to resume daily tasks.
Washington [US], October 27 (ANI): A new paper in Behavioral Ecology, published by Oxford University Press, finds that wild vampire bats, which are sick spend less time near others of their community, thereby slowing the spread of disease.
Washington [US] October 27 (ANI): The NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places, according to a statement by NASA.
Indiana [US], October 25 (ANI): Nearly 60 per cent of all cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments, as estimated by scientists from Purdue University. In recent research, they say that the results can be even worse - as many of those same patients experience toxic and sometimes deadly side effects.
Tokyo [Japan], October 25 (ANI): Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a new mechanism by which clumps of tau protein are created in the brain, killing brain cells and causing Alzheimer's disease.
Washington [US], October 24 (ANI): A new paper suggests that sometime in the future, scientists may be able to prevent cancer by controlling two proteins that operate deep inside the quagmire of epigenetic cell fate transitions.
Pennsylvania [US], October 24 (ANI): A recent study conducted at Penn State College of Medicine suggests that certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses.
Washington [US], October 24 (ANI): Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, October 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements - acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid's surface material.
Washington [US], October 23 (ANI): In search of the causes underlying neocortex expansion, researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, together with colleagues at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, previously identified a number of molecular players.
Washington [US], October 21 (ANI): Three decades after Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan suggested that Voyager 1 snap Earth's picture from billions of miles away -- resulting in the iconic Pale Blue Dot photograph -- two astronomers now offer another unique cosmic perspective that some exoplanets have a direct line of sight to observe Earth's biological qualities from far, far away.
Washington (US), October 21 (ANI): NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm on Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023.
Washington [US], October 20 (ANI): New research has revealed that the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy is not spinning much, providing more evidence that it is unlikely to have a jet.
Washington [US], October 20 (ANI): Looking at the specific components of bullying prevention programmes help to explain the complicated pattern: Unlike intensive programs that include parent training, firm disciplinary methods or improved playground supervision, interventions that involve work with peers tend to lead to increases in bullying. A new review explores why encouraging peers to defend victims may actually cause more harm than good.
Washington [US], October 19 (ANI): The abstract benefits of biochar for long-term storage of carbon and nitrogen on American farms are clear with the new research from Rice University that also shows a short-term, concrete bonus for farmers.