Study suggests disease-causing proteins that leads to chronic metabolic diseases

Many new proteins have been found to potentially play a role in the development of prevalent, chronic metabolic illnesses like type 2 diabetes, opening up new therapeutic avenues.

Updated: Feb 27, 2023 15:23 IST

Researchers come up with new approach to track spread of infectious diseases

From the dissemination of information to the spread of dangerous diseases, various phenomena are influenced by the organisational structure of society. Spread is encouraged to a greater extent when more connections are made between us through social and transportation networks. We may infer these networks from real-world data to investigate the dynamics of complex systems, like society, in which nodes represent individuals and connect through lines. Yet, these networks are frequently huge, dense, and difficult to control.

Updated: Feb 27, 2023 11:40 IST

Study finds higher CGRP levels with low estrogen can jump-start migraine

A new study has found for female participants with migraine that as estrogen levels fluctuate their levels of the protein calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) that plays a key role in starting the migraine process also fluctuates.

Updated: Feb 26, 2023 23:33 IST

Research: New insight found into possible relation between cancer risk and head injury

Researchers from UCL Cancer Center have offered essential molecular insights into how an injury may lead to the formation of glioma, a relatively rare but typically aggressive kind of brain tumour.

Updated: Feb 26, 2023 22:37 IST

Circovirus involved in human hepatitis: Study

Scientists have identified a previously unknown species of circovirus, provisionally named human circovirus 1 (HCirV-1).

Updated: Feb 26, 2023 22:10 IST

Deep earthquakes could reveal secrets of Earth's mantle

According to a recent study by a researcher from the University of Chicago, the Earth may be ringed by a layer of unexpectedly fluid rock that is located at the very bottom of the upper mantle.

Updated: Feb 26, 2023 18:43 IST

Study finds women over 50 with specific mutations are at higher risk of cancer

Women who have BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic abnormalities continue to have a significant chance of developing cancer after age 50, even if they have never been diagnosed with the disease. This is true even though these mutations are linked to a younger beginning of breast and ovarian cancer

Updated: Feb 25, 2023 23:58 IST

Current air pollution standards tied to higher heart risks: Study

Long-term exposure to air pollution is tied to an increased risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart disease -- with the greatest harms impacting under-resourced communities, new Kaiser Permanente research shows.

Updated: Feb 25, 2023 23:43 IST

New method creates material that could create next generation of solar cells: Research

Perovskites, a family of materials with unique electric properties, show promise for use in a variety of fields, including next-generation solar cells.

Updated: Feb 25, 2023 23:37 IST

New study reveals biodiversity loss drove ecological collapse after the 'Great Dying'

The history of life on Earth has been punctuated by several mass extinctions, the greatest of these being the Permian-Triassic extinction event, also known as the 'Great Dying', which occurred 252 million years ago.

Updated: Feb 25, 2023 23:37 IST

Study finds sleep disorders linked with cardiovascular risk factor

According to recent research, those who have insomnia are 69 per cent more likely to get a heart attack than those who don't during an average nine years of follow-up. Researchers also discovered that persons who slept for five hours or less per night had the highest risk of having a heart attack when using sleep duration as an objective indicator of insomnia. The risk of suffering a heart attack was increased threefold among people who both had diabetes and sleeplessness.

Updated: Feb 25, 2023 23:27 IST

Study finds new epigenetic brain defense helps to overcome opioid use

Many people with substance use disorder (SUD) resume regular usage after numerous attempts to stop since it is such a challenging disorder to overcome.

Updated: Feb 25, 2023 21:12 IST

Here's how plastic upcycling can close carbon cycle

Used face masks, supermarket bags, and food packaging all hold an abundance of potentially usable raw materials. Yet, producing more of these single-use plastics has proven to be considerably less expensive than recovering and recycling them.

Updated: Feb 25, 2023 16:04 IST

Decoding mystery behind structure of birds' wings

All flight-capable modern birds possess the propatagium, a specialised wing structure that is necessary for flight. This structure's evolutionary ancestry has long been unknown, but recent studies indicate that nonavian dinosaurs may have developed it. The conclusion, which fills certain knowledge gaps about the genesis of avian flight, comes from statistical analysis of arm joints preserved in fossils.

Updated: Feb 25, 2023 16:01 IST

Mysterious object being dragged into supermassive black hole at Milky Way's centre: Scientists

Scientists are interested in an item that is close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy because it has undergone a rapid and dramatic evolution. According to a recent study, the object known as X7 might be a cloud of gas and dust that resulted from the collision of two stars. It will eventually be dragged towards the black hole, where it will eventually fall apart, according to the experts.

Updated: Feb 25, 2023 15:35 IST

Research: Cancer drug development affected by differences in animal biology

A small but significant metabolic difference between human and mouse lung tumour cells, has been discovered by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers, explaining a discrepancy in previous study results, and pointing toward new strategies for developing cancer treatments.

Updated: Feb 24, 2023 23:45 IST

Study reveals nature-based activities help older people improve health, quality of life

Spending time in nature has been shown in studies to have psychological, emotional, and physical advantages. To maximise the benefits of spending time in nature for people over the age of 65, researchers revealed.

Updated: Feb 24, 2023 21:45 IST

Researchers discover new approach to prevent causes of vision loss

Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown contributor to damaging blood vessel formation in the eye, which may lead to new treatments for blinding macular degeneration and other frequent causes of vision loss.

Updated: Feb 24, 2023 21:00 IST

New discovery sheds light on very early supermassive black holes

One of the most extreme galaxies known to exist in the very early Universe has a fast-expanding black hole, according to astronomers from the Universities of Texas and Arizona. New information about the creation of the first supermassive black holes is revealed by the discovery of the galaxy and the black hole at its centre. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society have released the new research.

Updated: Feb 24, 2023 14:51 IST

Research shows how high infant mortality rates contributing to rise of global human population

Arguments for expanding access to family planning and contraception in low- and middle-income countries are supported by recent studies indicating that high infant mortality rates contribute to the unceasing expansion in the world's population.

Updated: Feb 24, 2023 14:48 IST