Scientists develop brain-computer that allows patients with severe paralysis to text, email, shop

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.

Updated: Oct 28, 2020 19:12 IST

Vampire bats practise social distancing when they get sick

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.

Updated: Oct 27, 2020 19:25 IST

NASA's SOFIA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon

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.

Updated: Oct 27, 2020 04:40 IST

Researchers discover artificial bone coating to avoid secondary surgical procedure

Seoul [South Korea], October 25 (ANI): Researchers develop an artificial bone coating with stronger adhesion strength which may improve the success rate of implant surgeries.

Updated: Oct 25, 2020 20:30 IST

Lower rate of cancer related death noticed in women taking cholesterol medications

Washington [US], October 25 (ANI): Among women with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or melanoma, those who were taking cholesterol-lowering medications, were less likely to die from cancer.

Updated: Oct 25, 2020 13:38 IST

Study reveals about 60 per cent cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments

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.

Updated: Oct 25, 2020 13:50 IST

Cause of Alzheimer's disease traced to mutation in common enzyme: Study

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.

Updated: Oct 25, 2020 08:31 IST

Mapping fundamentals of how cells go awry is a way to prevent cancer

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.

Updated: Oct 24, 2020 23:56 IST

Mouthwashes, oral rinses may inactivate human coronavirus: Study

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.

Updated: Oct 24, 2020 22:46 IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft collects significant amount of asteroid

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.

Updated: Oct 24, 2020 07:57 IST

Science behind Happiness and the evolution of brain size

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.

Updated: Oct 23, 2020 23:10 IST

Active volcanoes feed Io's sulfurous atmosphere

Washington [US], October 22 (ANI): The atmosphere on Jupiter's moon Io is a witches' brew, composed primarily of the sulfurous exhalations of more than 400 volcanoes that dot the surface.

Updated: Oct 22, 2020 02:19 IST

Smile, Wave: some exoplanets may be able to see Earth, too

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.

Updated: Oct 21, 2020 22:00 IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touches asteroid

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.

Updated: Oct 21, 2020 07:09 IST

New study indicates supermassive black hole at center of Milky Way is low-spinning

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.

Updated: Oct 20, 2020 23:06 IST

Study focuses on why school bullying prevention programmes that involve peers may be harmful to victims

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.

Updated: Oct 20, 2020 15:11 IST

Researchers suggest fear and anxiety share same bases in brain

Washington [US], October 20 (ANI): A recent study suggests that fear and and anxiety reflect overlapping set of neural building blocks in the brain.

Updated: Oct 20, 2020 09:16 IST

Biochar helps hold water, saves money for farmers: Study

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.

Updated: Oct 19, 2020 23:11 IST

Early-arriving endangered Chinook salmon take brunt of sea lion predation

Washington [US], October 19 (ANI): A study has found that sea lions have the largest negative effect on early-arriving endangered Chinook salmon in the lower Columbia River.

Updated: Oct 19, 2020 13:56 IST

IVF success rates higher at clinics providing more information, says study

Colorado [US], October 19 (ANI): A recent study suggested that the success rates for in vitro fertilization at clinics increase upon receiving more information than required by government regulators.

Updated: Oct 19, 2020 12:29 IST