Will deep-sea mining affect whales? Find out

Researchers have cautioned that seabed mining in the deep ocean might begin soon, but the potential impact on creatures such as whales remains unknown.

Updated: Feb 16, 2023 22:32 IST

Here's how the fastest fish hunts its prey

To say that studying sailfish is difficult is an understatement. These fish, frequently referred to as the "fastest fish in the world," exhibit some surprising characteristics as they navigate the oceans in quest of their next meal. Yet until now, nothing was known about how they did what they did when hunting alone.

Updated: Feb 16, 2023 22:31 IST

Did you know snakes can hear and react to airborne sounds?

A study done by the University of Queensland discovered that, in addition to ground vibrations, snakes can hear and respond to aerial sound.

Updated: Feb 16, 2023 22:28 IST

Before global warming, was Earth cooling down or heating up? Find out

Accurate climate models serve a key role in climate science and policy, helping to inform policy- and decision-makers around the world as they contemplate strategies to halt the devastating effects of global warming and adapt to existing changes. A review article published today in Nature addresses this conflict between models and evidence, known as the Holocene global temperature conundrum.

Updated: Feb 16, 2023 22:11 IST

Building higher islands could save Maldives from sea-level rise: Study

In the Maldives and other low-lying nations, artificially boosting island heights or building whole new higher islands have been advocated as remedies to sea-level rise.

Updated: Feb 16, 2023 20:31 IST

Artificial intelligence examines cell movement under microscope

Analysis has historically been limited by the vast amount of data that may be collected by employing a microscope to record biological activities. Using artificial intelligence (AI), the University of Gothenburg researchers can now track the movement of cells throughout time and place. The technique could be highly beneficial for creating more potent cancer treatments.

Updated: Feb 16, 2023 16:16 IST

Watching television good for planet: Study

According to new research published in the Annals of Botany by Oxford University Press, watching nature documentaries increases people's interest in plants, potentially leading to involvement in botany and ecology.

Updated: Feb 16, 2023 13:32 IST

Scientists develop new technique for studying mitochondria

An advanced imaging-based method from scientists at Scripps Research offers a new way of studying mitochondria, which are best known as the "powerhouses" of cells.

Updated: Feb 16, 2023 05:18 IST

Microelectronics give researchers a remote control for biological robots

The hybrid "eBiobots" are the first to combine soft materials, living muscle and microelectronics, said researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University and collaborating institutions. They described their centimeter-scale biological machines in the journal Science Robotics.

Updated: Feb 15, 2023 22:22 IST

Snakes can hear more than you think: Study

A study by the University of Queensland discovered that snakes can hear and respond to airborne sounds in addition to ground vibrations.

Updated: Feb 15, 2023 14:08 IST

Researchers explore how brain's immune system worsens epilepsy

In a new study, the University of Iowa biologists have lain out a chain of events that can cause seizures, the most common manifestation of epilepsy, to worsen.

Updated: Feb 15, 2023 07:01 IST

Scientists identify protein that's crucial to tumor cells' metabolism

Tumor cells typically alter their energy metabolism and increase glucose uptake to support their rapid division and spread. This limits glucose availability for immune cells and therefore dampens the body's anti-cancer immune response.

Updated: Feb 15, 2023 03:48 IST

Study finds how artificial intelligence with infrared imaging improve colon cancer therapy

Over the last several years, tremendous progress in the field of therapy alternatives has substantially enhanced the prospects of cure for individuals with colon cancer. However, these novel techniques, such as immunotherapies, necessitate precise diagnosis in order to be personalised to the individual. Researchers at Ruhr University Bochum's Centre for Protein Diagnostics PRODI are utilising artificial intelligence in conjunction with infrared imaging to optimise colon cancer therapy for individual patients. The label-free, automated technology can be used to supplement existing pathology analyses.

Updated: Feb 14, 2023 22:35 IST

Study shows loneliness associated with unhealthy diets and physical inactivity among US college students

Master of Nutrition alum Li Jiang found that loneliness was related to altered diet quality and physical inactivity. The research was done as part of Jiang's master's thesis, and Mason Nutrition and Food Studies Department Chair Lawrence J. Cheskin, Associate Professor Lilian de Jonge, former faculty member Cara Frankenfeld, and former postdoctoral fellow Ziaul H. Rana also contributed to the project.

Updated: Feb 14, 2023 22:32 IST

Study reveals how chest CT indicates lung abnormalities after two years of Covid

According to a study, chest CT demonstrated residual lung anomalies in patients two years following COVID-19 (RSNA). This is the first study to present two-year follow-up data on the effects of COVID-19 on the lungs.

Updated: Feb 14, 2023 22:26 IST

Urban gardens are good for ecosystems, humans: Study

Traditionally, it has been considered that cultivating food causes biodiversity loss and has a negative influence on an ecosystem. A new study from various colleges, including The University of Texas at Austin, contradicts this idea, demonstrating that community gardens and urban farms benefit biodiversity, local ecosystems, and the well-being of the people who labour in them.

Updated: Feb 14, 2023 14:41 IST

Study identifies changes in brain responsible for motor skill learning

The findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal eNeuro, provide insight into the neural mechanisms of motor skill learning that can help lead to more effective brain-stimulation therapies for patients experiencing motor disability after a stroke.

Updated: Feb 14, 2023 06:17 IST

Do forest trees really "talk" through underground fungi?

The idea that forest trees can "talk" to each other, share resources with their seedlings -- and even protect them -- through a connective underground web of delicate fungal filaments tickles the imagination.

Updated: Feb 13, 2023 22:56 IST

New AI technology could change game prep for Super Bowl teams: Study

New artificial intelligence technology being developed by engineers at Brigham Young University could significantly cut down on the time and cost that goes into film study for Super Bowl-bound teams (and all NFL and college football teams), while also enhancing game strategy by harnessing the power of big data.

Updated: Feb 13, 2023 21:51 IST

Fish recognizes itself in photographs: Research

A research team led by specially appointed Professor Masanori Kohda of the Graduate School of Science at Osaka Metropolitan University has proved that fish assume "it's me" when they see themselves in a photograph. The researchers discovered that seeing their own face, rather than their own body, was the deciding factor.

Updated: Feb 13, 2023 15:49 IST