Study: Why Jupiter lacks ring system like Saturn

California [US], July 21 (ANI): Jupiter should have more impressive, larger rings than Saturn since it is larger. However, according to a recent study from UC Riverside, Jupiter's enormous moons block this vision from illuminating the night sky.

Updated: Jul 21, 2022 16:54 IST

Bleeding risk among haemophilia patients can be reduced by novel gene therapy: Research

Washington [US], July 21 (ANI): A study involving UCL researchers found that a single gene therapy injection can dramatically reduce the bleeding risk faced by people with haemophilia B.

Updated: Jul 21, 2022 15:31 IST

Do you know woodpeckers' heads act more like stiff hammers than safety helmets? Study reveals

Washington [US], July 21 (ANI): For years, researchers have questioned how woodpeckers can repeatedly strike tree trunks with their beaks without suffering brain damage. This gave rise to the hypothesis that their skulls must serve as shock-absorbing helmets. Researchers dispute this idea, claiming that their skulls behave more like stiff hammers. In fact, their calculations revealed that any stress absorption would interfere with the woodpeckers' pecking capabilities.

Updated: Jul 21, 2022 12:22 IST

Research provides hope to endangered species

Cambridge [England], July 20 (ANI): Findings from a recent study looking at how neophobia, or the fear of new things, affects birds may be crucial in saving critically endangered species.

Updated: Jul 20, 2022 16:44 IST

Research reveals genes from microbes crucial for insect evolution

Washington [US], July 20 (ANI): Through horizontal gene transfer, microorganisms and plants may have provided insects an evolutionary advantage hundreds of millions of years ago. More than 1,400 genes from 218 different insect species, including butterflies and moths, are reported to have come from bacteria, viruses, fungus, and plant sources. The study suggested that these genes may have been crucial for insect evolution since they enabled them to acquire advantageous qualities in growth, feeding, mating behaviour, and environmental adaption.

Updated: Jul 20, 2022 08:23 IST

Study discovers brain evolution of lungfishes

Adelaide [Australia], July 20 (ANI): With the help of research on ancient lungfish fossils, which filled in a gap in the history of land-living, four-legged creatures on earth, the evolution of the brain and nervous system in animals has been rewinded by more than 400 million years.

Updated: Jul 20, 2022 07:57 IST

People may have symptoms of depression years before stroke: Study

Washington [US], July 19 (ANI): According to a new study, while depression is a common problem for people who have had a stroke, some people may have symptoms of depression years before their stroke.

Updated: Jul 19, 2022 23:38 IST

Researchers find new refining technique to make cheaper superconductors

Washington [U.S], July 19 (ANI): Superconductors may eventually replace bulk magnets in equipment like electric motors, MRI scanners, and CT scanners. But the problem is that conventional high-temperature superconductors require a long and complicated manufacturing process and are made up of costly rare earth metals.

Updated: Jul 19, 2022 23:29 IST

Scientists use new techniques to identify lakes and reservoirs worldwide

Minneapolis [St. Paul], July 19 (ANI): A group of researchers have come out with the first-of-its-kind comprehensive global dataset of the Earth's lakes and reservoirs which demonstrates how they have changed over the past 30+ years.

Updated: Jul 19, 2022 23:25 IST

'Junk' DNA may cause cancer by preventing DNA replication, say scientists

London [UK], July 19 (ANI): Non-coding 'junk' DNA, far from being innocuous and inactive, has been discovered by scientists to potentially contribute to the development of cancer.

Updated: Jul 19, 2022 19:38 IST

Research discovers new method of revealing illegal and informal mercury trade

Ibaraki [Japan], July 19 (ANI): The Minamata Convention (MC) strives to prohibit and limit mercury commerce, a very dangerous contaminant. While the majority of nations participating in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM), the leading source of mercury contamination, are MC parties, the efficiency of the method has remained unknown.

Updated: Jul 19, 2022 18:20 IST

Do you know dog assisted interventions helps to lower stress levels in children? Study reveals

Washington [US], July 19 (ANI): According to a new study, researchers discovered that dog-assisted interventions can considerably reduce stress in children with and without special needs by using a salivary cortisol level.

Updated: Jul 19, 2022 16:51 IST

Researchers find dogs' sense of smell is linked to vision

Washington [US], July 19 (ANI): The first documentation that dogs' sense of smell is integrated with their vision and other unique parts of the brain has been provided by Cornell University researchers. It sheds new light on how dogs experience and navigate the world.

Updated: Jul 19, 2022 14:07 IST

Study: Burrowing animals to recover after largest mass extinction

Bristol [UK], July 19 (ANI): Burrowing animals were among the first to recover after the end-Permian mass extinction, according to researchers investigating ancient sea bed traces and burrows.

Updated: Jul 19, 2022 11:22 IST

Experts find dormant black hole near our galaxy

Washington [US], July 19 (ANI): A stellar-mass black hole has been discovered in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy which is the neighbour of the Milky Way Galaxy. This discovery was made by a group of international experts who are renowned for disproving other black hole discoveries.

Updated: Jul 19, 2022 08:28 IST

Scientists create dog-sized robot to study how animals learn to walk

Stuttgart [Germany], July 18 (ANI): The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Stuttgart conducted a study to discover how animals learn to walk and learn from stumbling. They created a four-legged, dog-sized robot to assist them in figuring out the details.

Updated: Jul 18, 2022 22:44 IST

Mental health support is essential to care at every age for heart patients

Washington [US], July 18 (ANI): Resilience and high quality of life are demonstrated by many individuals born with heart defects; however, they may face a range of health-related psychological and social challenges throughout their lives.

Updated: Jul 18, 2022 21:41 IST

Study finds rocking shadow effect in protoplanetary discs`

Washington [US], July 18 (ANI): The "rocking shadow" effect, described by astronomers from the University of Warwick, shows how discs in emerging planetary systems are oriented and how they travel around their host star. The outcome also provides hints as to how they might change over time.

Updated: Jul 18, 2022 20:28 IST

Study: Bacteria in donor organs complicate immune response after transplantation

Washington [US], July 18 (ANI): Organ transplant recipients take life-long immunosuppressive drugs to prevent their bodies from mounting an immune response against the donated organ, yet a substantial number of them still reject the organs. A new study shows that transplant recipients also mount an immune response against commensal bacteria in the organ graft, adding to the immune response against the genetic makeup of the tissue and reducing the effectiveness of immunosuppressive drugs.

Updated: Jul 18, 2022 20:27 IST

Research reveals synthetic tools transport DNA messages from one location to another

Houston [US], July 18 (ANI): Researchers from Rice University have shown that the increasingly popular CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool may be used in human cells in a variety of new potent ways, according to a recent study.

Updated: Jul 18, 2022 19:01 IST