Model can predict how drug interactions influence antibiotic resistance

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): A model using simple changes in microbe growth curves could predict how drug resistance evolves in response to different antibiotic combinations, doses and sequences.

Updated: Jul 31, 2021 22:31 IST

Researchers find metabolic syndrome linked to higher risk of second stroke, death

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): According to a new meta-analysis, people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at an increased risk for having a second stroke and even dying than people who do not have metabolic syndrome.

Updated: Jul 31, 2021 21:14 IST

Study identifies gene that regulates root growth angle in corn

Pennsylvania [US], July 31 (ANI): The discovery of a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn is a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen, according to an international team of researchers, led Penn State.

Updated: Jul 31, 2021 17:10 IST

Study finds pollen germination can be induced by common floral bacteria

Washington [US], July 31 (ANI): According to a study led by researchers at the University of California, certain species of floral bacteria can enhance pollen germination.

Updated: Jul 31, 2021 17:08 IST

Off-target antibodies undermine HIV vaccine efforts

California [US], July 31 (ANI): A new study from Scripps Research suggests that some proof-of-concept HIV vaccines in early human trials generate antibodies that actively hinder protection by degrading the vaccine's payload.

Updated: Jul 31, 2021 17:06 IST

Can anyone get infected with COVID-19 through currency notes?

Berlin [Germany], July 30 (ANI): How long do coronaviruses remain infectious on banknotes and coins? Is it possible to become infected through contact with cash? Experts at the European Central Bank, in collaboration with the Department of Medical and Molecular Virology at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, wanted to clarify this question.

Updated: Jul 30, 2021 22:26 IST

Study finds simple way to desalinate water using solar energy

Yekaterinburg [Russia], July 30 (ANI): During a new research, Ural Federal University (UrFU) power engineers developed a new desalination technology that will significantly reduce the cost of desalination and quadruple the volume of production.

Updated: Jul 30, 2021 15:17 IST

Common floral bacteria can induce pollen germination: Study

Washington [US], July 29 (ANI): Certain species of floral bacteria can enhance pollen germination, according to research led by researchers at the University of California.

Updated: Jul 29, 2021 23:09 IST

Understanding past climate change 'tipping points' can help us prepare for future

Washington [US], July 29 (ANI): Scientists are calling for a better understanding of past extreme climate change events in an attempt to anticipate future changes.

Updated: Jul 29, 2021 22:55 IST

Study finds gene that regulates angle of root growth in corn

Pennsylvania [US], July 29 (ANI): During a recent study, an international team of Penn State researchers discovered a gene that regulates the angle of root growth in corn. This finding can serve as a new tool to enable the breeding of deeper-rooting crops with enhanced ability to take up nitrogen.

Updated: Jul 29, 2021 18:00 IST

New model can predict how drug interactions influence antibiotic resistance: Study

Washington [US], July 28 (ANI): Scientists have proposed a modelling framework that could predict how antibiotic resistance will evolve in response to different treatment combinations, according to a study published in the journal eLife.

Updated: Jul 28, 2021 17:24 IST

Depression rates lower in larger US cities, find researchers

Washington [US], July 28 (ANI): It is commonly assumed that cities are detrimental to mental health but recent empirical research covering several US cities predicts lower depression rates in larger cities.

Updated: Jul 28, 2021 03:07 IST

Response of T-cells not critical for recovery from COVID-19

Washington [US], July 27 (ANI): The findings of new research conducted on monkeys revealed that T cells are not critical for the recovery of primates from acute COVID-19 infections. Their depletion does not induce severe disease, and T cells do not account for the natural resistance of rhesus macaques to severe COVID-19.

Updated: Jul 27, 2021 18:56 IST

Cancer treatment outcomes can be accessed by studying DNA tags

Washington [US], July 27 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center believe that studying tags, or modifications to cell-free DNA (cfDNA), might lead to a better understanding of how to assess, and possibly modulate, treatment approaches for cancer and other diseases.

Updated: Jul 27, 2021 17:26 IST

3D printed hip implant, pegged as largest in India, conducted on Tanzanian patient

New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): Doctors at a Gurugram hospital have successfully implanted a custom-made 3D printed hip implant, said to be the largest in India, on a 60-year-old Tanzanian patient who had a damaged pelvic bone.

Updated: Jul 26, 2021 20:28 IST

Scientists develop new tracking system for monitoring danger to rainforests

Delaware [US], July 26 (ANI): During a recent study, scientists developed a new indicator for monitoring danger to the world's rainforests, which have been losing the capacity to cycle carbon and water.

Updated: Jul 26, 2021 16:45 IST

Less popular antihypertensive drugs found to be safer option

New York [US], July 26 (ANI): During a new multinational observational study, two types of drugs that are recommended as the first treatment for high blood pressure patients were found equally effective in improving cardiovascular outcomes. But the study pointed out that the more popular type causes slightly more side effects.

Updated: Jul 26, 2021 16:40 IST

Brain region is key locus of learning: Neuroscientists

Washington [US], July 25 (ANI): Small and seemingly specialized, the brain's locus coeruleus (LC) region has been stereotyped for its outsized export of the arousal-stimulating neuromodulator norepinephrine.

Updated: Jul 25, 2021 23:25 IST

Research identifies potential role of 'junk DNA' sequence in aging, cancer

Washington [US], July 25 (ANI): Findings from a new study led by researchers at Washington State University have solved a small piece of that puzzle, bringing scientists one step closer to solving the mystery of aging.

Updated: Jul 25, 2021 22:53 IST

Patient of chemo-resistant recurrent carcinoma treated using Y-shaped tracheal stent

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): Doctors recently treated a 51-year-old patient suffering from a recurrent chemo-resistant carcinoma in his trachea by using a Y-shaped tracheal stent. The patient had a few days or weeks to live but stenting prolonged life.

Updated: Jul 25, 2021 17:21 IST