Exposure to tobacco smoke in early life associated with accelerated biological ageing

Barcelona [Spain], August 29 (ANI): The findings of a recent study suggest that accelerated biological ageing is associated with exposure to tobacco smoke in early life.

Updated: Aug 29, 2021 22:52 IST

Cutting-Edge Science launches NASA's SpaceX Cargo resupply mission

Washington [US], August 29 (ANI): The latest SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is bound for the International Space Station after launching at 3:14 a.m. EDT Sunday on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying more than 4,800 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and spacecraft hardware.

Updated: Aug 29, 2021 15:41 IST

Study develops method to protect crops from insects using 'smell of fear'

Washington [US] August 28 (ANI): A method to bottle the "smell of fear" produced by predators to repel and disrupt destructive insects naturally without the need for harsh substances, has been recently developed by researchers.

Updated: Aug 28, 2021 22:53 IST

Volcanic eruptions might have created oxygen in atmosphere

Washington [US] August 28 (ANI): During a recent analysis of 2.5-billion-year-old Australian rocks, researchers have found that volcanic eruptions might have stimulated population surges of marine microorganisms, creating the first puffs of oxygen into the atmosphere.

Updated: Aug 28, 2021 21:52 IST

Pfizer jab side effects in 12 to 15-year-olds at high risk of COVID-19 complications, mild to moderate: Study

London [UK], August 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab against COVID-19 in 12-15-year-olds at high risk of complications from the infection are likely to be mild to moderate and clear up quickly because of certain coexisting conditions.

Updated: Aug 28, 2021 15:52 IST

Common air pollutants can increase risk of cardiac arrest: Study

Brussels [Belgium], August 28 (ANI): A new study has identified a dose-response relationship between the concentration of everyday pollutants and the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Updated: Aug 28, 2021 15:41 IST

Study finds common pesticide may contribute to global obesity crisis

Hamilton [Canada], August 28 (ANI): A study led by McMaster University scientists has found that a commonly-used pesticide could be partially responsible for the global obesity crisis.

Updated: Aug 28, 2021 13:26 IST

Study finds how disorderly young galaxies grow up and mature

Scania [Sweden], August 27 (ANI): A research team at Lund University in Sweden has succeeded in following the development of a galaxy over a span of 13.8 billion years by using a supercomputer simulation.

Updated: Aug 27, 2021 22:14 IST

Study reveals volcanic eruptions may have created first 'whiffs' of oxygen in atmosphere

Washington [US], August 27 (ANI): A new analysis of 2.5-billion-year-old rocks from Australia has found that volcanic eruptions may have stimulated population surges of marine microorganisms, creating the first puffs of oxygen into the atmosphere.

Updated: Aug 27, 2021 15:47 IST

Plants ability to actively control water loss evolved earlier than priorly believed

Washington [US], August 26 (ANI): The findings of new research have shed light on when plants first evolved their ability to respond to changing humidity in the air around them. It also found that this was probably a feature of a common ancestor of both ferns and flowering plants.

Updated: Aug 26, 2021 22:18 IST

Researchers protect crops from insects using 'smell of fear'

Washington [US], August 26 (ANI): Researchers have developed a way to bottle the "smell of fear" produced by predators to repel and disrupt destructive insects naturally without the need for harsh substances.

Updated: Aug 26, 2021 19:38 IST

Study investigates effects of urbanisation on bird communities

Gottingen [Germany], August 26 (ANI): A new study has found that urbanisation homogenises farmland bird communities, filtering out species with certain functional traits.

Updated: Aug 26, 2021 15:46 IST

Development of cellular agriculture contains potential to change society, food industry

Washington [US], August 25 (ANI): The development of cellular agriculture, which is the food grown in factories from cells or yeast, depending on how it occurs, contains the potential to either provide beneficial alternatives to the status quo or accelerate socioeconomic inequality.

Updated: Aug 25, 2021 22:26 IST

Half of ADHD adults have had substance use disorder

Washington [US], August 25 (ANI): According to the findings of new research, half of the adults aged between 20-39 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have had a substance use disorder (SUD) in their lifetime.

Updated: Aug 25, 2021 18:42 IST

Researchers identify potentially safer approach to opioid drug development

Washington [US], August 25 (ANI): Opioids are powerful painkillers but their use is hindered because patients become tolerant to them, requiring higher and higher doses, and overdoses can cause respiratory depression and death.

Updated: Aug 25, 2021 08:07 IST

Study finds Oort Cloud may be home to more interstellar objects

Washington [US], August 24 (ANI): In a new study, astronomers have calculated that in the Oort Cloud -- a shell of debris in the farthest reaches of our solar system -- interstellar objects outnumber objects belonging to our solar system.

Updated: Aug 24, 2021 18:50 IST

Study shows volcanoes have stabilised temperatures at Earth's surface

London [UK], August 24 (ANI): A new study has found that volcanoes have been responsible for stabilising temperatures at Earth's surface and acted as a safety valve for Earth's long-term climate.

Updated: Aug 24, 2021 18:11 IST

High-intensity focused ultrasound used for cancer treatment during study

Ontario [Canada], August 24 (ANI): During a new study, researchers developed a treatment for cancer by using acoustic waves to target and destroy cancerous tumours.

Updated: Aug 24, 2021 16:45 IST

Researchers study processes of protein quality control in healthy, diseased neurons

Munich [Germany], August 23 (ANI): A new research has been able to make the state of protein balance visible in the mammalian brain for the first time. In this way, the processes of protein quality control can now be studied in healthy and diseased neurons in more detail.

Updated: Aug 23, 2021 20:29 IST

Researchers explain depletion in mesospheric ozone layer

Tokyo [Japan], August 23 (ANI): The same phenomenon that causes aurorae -- the magical curtains of green light often visible from the polar regions of the Earth -- causes mesospheric ozone layer depletion. This depletion could have significance for global climate change and therefore, understanding this phenomenon is important.

Updated: Aug 23, 2021 08:04 IST