Genes can identify, respond to coded information in light signals: Study

Washington [US], September 5 (ANI): A recent study by the North Carolina State University showed how a single mechanism can trigger different behaviours from the same gene -- and has applications in the biotechnology sector.

Updated: Sep 05, 2021 22:26 IST

Extreme sea levels to become common worldwide as Earth warms: Study

Washington [US], September 5 (ANI): A recent study reveals that due to Earth's rising temperature, extreme sea levels will soon become much more common worldwide.

Updated: Sep 05, 2021 22:26 IST

Birds, mammals evolve faster where land has risen most: Study

London [UK], September 5 (ANI): A new study has found that the rise and fall of Earth's land surface over the last three million years shaped the evolution of birds and mammals, with new species evolving at higher rates where the land has risen most.

Updated: Sep 05, 2021 13:11 IST

Scientists develop antibodies for use as non-hormonal contraceptive

Washington [US], September 4 (ANI): The results of a promising study by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggest that contraceptives based on antibodies may offer women a non-hormonal option to prevent pregnancy.

Updated: Sep 04, 2021 22:20 IST

Will be safe for humans to fly to Mars?

Washington [US], September 4 (ANI): Findings of a recent study suggests that humans should be able to safely travel to and from Mars, provided that the spacecraft has sufficient shielding and the round trip is shorter than approximately four years.

Updated: Sep 04, 2021 22:20 IST

Racing heart may alter decision-making brain circuits, study shows how

Washington [US], September 4 (ANI): In an effort to understand how psychiatric disorders influence the brain's decision-making processes, scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai analysed the data from a previous study of non-human primates.

Updated: Sep 04, 2021 22:09 IST

Atrial fibrillation screening could reduce stroke risk

Stockholm [Sweden], September 4 (ANI): A study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has found that screening for atrial fibrillation in 75- and 76-year-olds could reduce the risk of stroke, severe bleeding, and death.

Updated: Sep 04, 2021 15:59 IST

Accurate diagnosis of epilepsy can be aided by genetic risk scores

Washington [US], September 4 (ANI): Epilepsy, which is a relatively common condition and affecting approximately 1 per cent of individuals worldwide, is often inherited and misdiagnosed. Recent research has shown that sufferers have elevated polygenic risk scores (PRSs) for the condition. This could lead help in its accurate diagnosis.

Updated: Sep 04, 2021 15:53 IST

Study finds how the dreaming phase matters for brain refreshing

Tsukuba [Japan], September 4 (ANI): Researchers led by a team from the University of Tsukuba have found new evidence of brain refreshing that takes place during a specific phase of sleep: rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is when you tend to dream a lot.

Updated: Sep 04, 2021 13:59 IST

Study shows stem-like T cells could aid immunotherapy in cancer treatment

Washington [US], September 3 (ANI): In a new study by Yale Cancer Center, researchers show stem-like T cells within certain lymph nodes could be natural cancer fighters. Targeting these T cells, which are a type of white blood cells, with immunotherapy drugs could increase the number of cancer patients that respond to treatment.

Updated: Sep 03, 2021 22:45 IST

Researchers treat rheumatoid arthritis with implanted cells that release drug

Washington [US], September 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will deliver a biologic drug in response to inflammation. The goal of the research was to develop rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects.

Updated: Sep 03, 2021 18:51 IST

Indigenous, local communities key to successful nature conservation

London [UK], September 2 (ANI): Indigenous Peoples and local communities provide the best long-term outcomes for conservation, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and partners in France.

Updated: Sep 02, 2021 22:47 IST

Genes can respond to coded information in signals or filter them out entirely: Study

Washington [US], September 2 (ANI): A new research from North Carolina State University has demonstrated that genes are capable of identifying and responding to coded information in light signals, as well as filtering out some signals entirely.

Updated: Sep 02, 2021 16:19 IST

Novel approach by neuroscientists reverses amblyopia in animals

Washington [US], September 1 (ANI): By temporarily suspending retinal activity in the non-amblyopic eye of animal models, neuroscientists at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory restrengthened the visual response in the amblyopic eye, even at ages after the critical period when patch therapy fails.

Updated: Sep 01, 2021 22:44 IST

Study reveals extreme sea levels to become much more common worldwide as Earth warms

Washington [US], September 1 (ANI): A new study has predicted that because of rising temperatures, extreme sea levels along coastlines the world over will become 100 times more frequent by the end of the century in about half of the 7,283 locations studied.

Updated: Sep 01, 2021 19:19 IST

Antibiotic resistance can be prevented using evolutionary principles

Washington [US], August 31 (ANI): The findings of new research suggested an effective way to kill bacteria and prevent its drug resistance. This was done by sequential treatment using antibiotics that are similar but swapped around frequently.

Updated: Aug 31, 2021 22:17 IST

Study finds how a racing heart may alter decision-making brain circuits

Washington [US], August 31 (ANI): In a recent study, scientists have found that the body-state monitoring neurons can hijack the decision-making process.

Updated: Aug 31, 2021 19:18 IST

Study suggests companion dogs might be key to solving dementia

Budapest [Hungary], August 30 (ANI): According to the findings of new research, recently when researchers measured an Alzheimer's disease-associated peptide (Ab42) in companion dog brains they found that higher abundance is associated with increased cognitive decline.

Updated: Aug 30, 2021 22:53 IST

Scientists develop engineered antibodies, paving way for non-hormonal contraceptive

Washington [US], August 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are using the precision targeting of monoclonal antibodies for a new type of female non-hormonal contraception.

Updated: Aug 30, 2021 17:53 IST

Study shows if it will be safe for humans to fly to Mars

Washington [US], August 30 (ANI): Space scientists and researchers have found that humans should be able to safely travel to and from Mars, provided that the spacecraft has sufficient shielding and the round trip is shorter than approximately four years.

Updated: Aug 30, 2021 13:46 IST