Female monkeys live longer with female pals: Research

Washington [US], August 11 (ANI): Anthropology professors and field primatologists have documented the daily life of hundreds of large-brained capuchin monkeys in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. They have found that female capuchin monkeys who are better integrated into social networks with other adult females tend to survive longer.

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 18:28 IST

Research finds evidence that giant meteorite impacts created the continents

Washington [US], August 11 (ANI): New research has provided the strongest evidence yet that the earth's continents were formed by giant meteorite impacts that were particularly prevalent during the first billion years or so of our planet's four-and-a-half-billion-year history.

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 18:13 IST

Research: Lack of phosphorus is limiting Amazon's growth

Washington [US], August 11 (ANI): Growth of the Amazon rainforest in our increasingly carbon-rich atmosphere could be limited by a lack of phosphorus in the soil, new research shows.

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 17:24 IST

Study uncovers evidence of continents being created by giant meteorite impacts

Washington [US], August 10 (ANI): The continents of Earth were formed by gigantic meteorite impacts that were particularly prevalent during the first billion years of our planet's four and a half billion year history, according to new Curtin research, which has presented the strongest proof to yet.

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 23:56 IST

Bats communicate and work together for more efficient foraging

Washington [US], August 10 (ANI): Social hunting strategies are already well documented in many animal species when prey is distributed in an unpredictable way across the landscape. Researchers have now demonstrated for the first time that animals in this case the common noctule bat join together and form a mobile sensory network in order to increase their chances of finding their prey. The analyses show that predators can adjust to variable environmental conditions through flexible foraging strategies by networking with conspecifics.

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 15:38 IST

Study reveals role for cell 'antennae' in managing dopamine signals in brain

Washington [US], August 10 (ANI): A historically overlooked rod-like projection present on nearly every cell type in the human body may finally be getting its scientific due: A new study has found that these appendages, called cilia, on neurons in the brain have a key role in ensuring a specific dopamine receptor's signals are properly received.

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 14:52 IST

Collagen plays an important part in breast cancer metastasis: Study

Darlinghurst [Australia], August 10 (ANI): Collagen type XII is essential for controlling how the tumour matrix is organised, according to a recent study from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 09:52 IST

Pathway to curb spread of brain cancer identified by researchers

Washington [US], August 10 (ANI): A molecular pathway responsible for the spread of glioblastoma to surrounding tissue in the brain, as well as an existing drug that curbed tumour growth in animal models, has been identified by UT Southwestern.

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 06:55 IST

Later life behavioural disorders can be prevented by targeting impulsivity in early adolescence: Study

Washington [US], August 10 (ANI): A new study based on data tracking hundreds of Philadelphia youth over more than a half-dozen years has detailed the complex pathway connecting impulsivity, alcohol use, and antisocial behaviour.

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 06:28 IST

Cystic fibrosis: Causal treatment suitable from childhood

Washington [US], August 9 (ANI): Cystic fibrosis remains an incurable genetic disorder which impairs lung function and significantly reduces life expectancy. A new combination drug therapy which addresses the disorder's underlying defects offers a promising new treatment approach.

Updated: Aug 09, 2022 15:25 IST

Salmonella on food production equipment may be eliminated using oil-based systems: Study

Washington [US], August 9 (ANI): A new study suggests that oil formulations with food-grade organic acids can kill dried Salmonella on stainless steel surfaces.

Updated: Aug 09, 2022 12:19 IST

Can sunlight make scratches on car surface disappear?

Washington [US], August 8 (ANI): When exposed to sunlight, a transparent protective coating material that can self-heal in 30 minutes has been created, according to a recent study.

Updated: Aug 08, 2022 15:14 IST

Bladder cancer immunotherapy response can be predicted by genetics

Washington [US], August 8 (ANI): Genetic signatures that can predict whether tumours in patients with bladder and other cancers will respond to immunotherapy have recently been identified by researchers from Cedars-Sinai Cancer.

Updated: Aug 08, 2022 05:20 IST

Disturbances in adjacent dwarf galaxies suggest different gravity hypothesis: Study

Washington [US], August 7 (ANI): According to the standard model of cosmology, the vast majority of galaxies are surrounded by a halo of dark matter particles. This halo is invisible, but its mass exerts a strong gravitational pull on galaxies in the vicinity. A new study challenges this view of the Universe. The results suggest that the dwarf galaxies of Earth's second closest galaxy cluster known as the Fornax Cluster are free of such dark matter halos.

Updated: Aug 07, 2022 23:35 IST

Amazon more vulnerable to scanty rains than previously believed

Washington [US], August 7 (ANI): In order to understand the intricate operations of one of Earth's most significant and biodiverse carbon sinks, researchers have now employed network analysis.

Updated: Aug 07, 2022 19:39 IST

Study reveals how bats develop impression of their environment through echoes

Frankfurt [Germany], August 5 (ANI): It is commonly known that bats utilise ultrasonic sounds to orient themselves and use the echoes that follow to create an impression of their environment. For instance, echolocation is used by the Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata) to find the fruits that make up its preferred diet. Bats communicate with one another via vocalising as well. They use a significantly narrower band of frequencies for this.

Updated: Aug 07, 2022 19:06 IST

Education, employment, and social interaction may assist in preventing cognitive decline in brain

Washington [US], August 7 (ANI): Why do some people with amyloid plaques in their brains, associated with Alzheimer's disease, show no signs of the disease, while others with the same amount of plaque have clear memory and thinking problems? Researchers looked at genetic and life course factors that may help create a 'cognitive reserve' that provides a buffer against the disease.

Updated: Aug 07, 2022 00:51 IST

Researchers trace source of nitrogen pollution affecting world's second-largest barrier reef

Washington [US], August 6 (ANI): Tropical coastal ecosystems are among the most biodiverse areas on Earth. And they're also on the front lines of effects caused by human activity. That's why it's becoming increasingly important, especially as human populations increase, to manage the impacts of runoff and wastewater that flow into the sea.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 23:27 IST

Engineers designed stamp-sized ultrasound imaging device for internal organs

Cambridge (Massachusetts) [US], August 6 (ANI): According to a recent study, the engineers present the design for a new ultrasound sticker, a stamp-sized device that sticks to the skin and can provide continuous ultrasound imaging of internal organs for 48 hours.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 12:44 IST

Research identifies protein that can predict future diabetes risk, cancer death

Washington [US], August 6 (ANI): New research suggests that people with elevated levels of the protein prostasin (mainly found in epithelial cells which line the surfaces and organs of the body) may be at higher risk of developing diabetes.

Updated: Aug 06, 2022 06:52 IST