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Social isolation linked to Dementia risk factors: Study

Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:16 PM IST

Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) is a growing public health crisis, with an annual global cost of more than $1 trillion US.

Social isolation linked to Dementia risk factors: Study(Unsplash)
Social isolation linked to Dementia risk factors: Study(Unsplash)
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Montreal

Sepsis increases risk of heart failure, rehospitalisation after discharge: Study

Sepsis is a leading cause of hospitalization and death worldwide. Each year in the U.S., about 1.7 million people develop sepsis, an extreme immune response to an infection in the bloodstream that can spread throughout the whole body and lead to organ failure and possibly death.

Sepsis increases risk of heart failure, rehospitalisation after discharge: Study
Sepsis increases risk of heart failure, rehospitalisation after discharge: Study
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 08:38 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

Is artificial intelligence faster than brain learning? Study finds

Can the brain, with its limited realization of precise mathematical operations, compete with advanced artificial intelligence systems implemented on fast and parallel computers? From our daily experience we know that for many tasks the answer is yes!

The results potentially provide a new conceptual framework for understanding brain inflammation and its relationship to brain cell loss and neurological deficits after head injury (Shutterstock)
The results potentially provide a new conceptual framework for understanding brain inflammation and its relationship to brain cell loss and neurological deficits after head injury (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 07:17 PM IST
ANI |

Aliens will go undetected if we don't cut down on space junk, say experts

Compared to 2019, the number of satellites have risen by four times with the current estimate being that over 8,000 machines are orbiting the Earth.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is preparing to launch 44,000 satellites for its Starlink internet constellation. (File)
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is preparing to launch 44,000 satellites for its Starlink internet constellation. (File)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 02:36 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Taking dietary nitrate boosts muscular power during exercise: Study

According to a study, dietary nitrate, the substance that makes beetroot juice active, greatly boosts muscular force during exercise.

Taking dietary nitrate boosts muscular power during exercise: Study(Pexels)
Taking dietary nitrate boosts muscular power during exercise: Study(Pexels)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 05:15 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Washington

Consuming mixed tree nuts lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease: Research

In a paper published online this week in the journal, Nutrients, researchers found that consuming mixed tree nuts had a positive effect on the metabolism of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, in overweight and obese individuals.

Consuming mixed tree nuts lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease: Research(Shutterstock)
Consuming mixed tree nuts lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease: Research(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 01:52 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, California

Truck-sized asteroid heading exceedingly close to Earth, to be a ‘near miss’

An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth on Thursday night, one of the closest such encounters ever recorded.

Truck-sized asteroid heading exceedingly close to Earth, to be a ‘near miss’(NASA | Representational image)
Truck-sized asteroid heading exceedingly close to Earth, to be a ‘near miss’(NASA | Representational image)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 05:25 AM IST
AP |

Earth's inner core may have started spinning other way: Study

Earth's inner core, a hot iron ball the size of Pluto, has stopped spinning in the same direction as the rest of the planet and might even be rotating the other way, research suggested on Monday.

Earth's inner core may have started spinning other way: Study(NASA)
Earth's inner core may have started spinning other way: Study(NASA)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 01:35 AM IST
AFP |

Covid infection could damage foetuses of pregnant women: Study

Foetuses and placentas of pregnant women, especially those infected with COVID-19 at earlier points in the pandemic, were found to bear a greater risk of experiencing growth impairment or vascular lesions in organs and brain, according to a new research.

Using prenatal magnetic resonance imaging, a group of Medical University of Vienna, Austria, researchers examined the placentas and foetuses of women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy, the study said.(Shutterstock)
Using prenatal magnetic resonance imaging, a group of Medical University of Vienna, Austria, researchers examined the placentas and foetuses of women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy, the study said.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 08:29 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, London

Can you still get cervical cancer if you don't engage in sexual activity?

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus which connects the uterus to the vagina. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the commonest cause of cervical cancer. Experts reveal whether one can still get cervical cancer if they don't engage in sexual activity

Can you still get cervical cancer if you don't engage in sexual activity? (Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels)
Can you still get cervical cancer if you don't engage in sexual activity? (Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 08:31 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

How to assist someone who is having a brain seizure? Experts share first aid tip

To prevent the risk of harm to an epileptic patient, people need to know the crucial first aid steps they can promptly take before medical help arrives. Here are some dos and don'ts on how to assist someone who is having a brain seizure

How to assist someone who is having a brain seizure? Experts share first aid tips (Photo by Twitter/_elvis_simons)
How to assist someone who is having a brain seizure? Experts share first aid tips (Photo by Twitter/_elvis_simons)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 08:30 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

NASA offers total cash prize of $30K to spot toxic Algal blooms

The winner will receive $12,000. Second and third prizes are worth $9,000 and $6,000.

Participants have to study satellite images of inland water bodies, identify and segregate the algal blooms according to severity. (NASA)
Participants have to study satellite images of inland water bodies, identify and segregate the algal blooms according to severity. (NASA)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 01:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

New penguin colony found in Antarctica, courtesy bird poop: Report

Although discovered in December, the announcement was delayed to coincide with Penguin Awareness Day on January 20.

Aerial imagery from the Maxar WorldView-3 satellite shows the newly discovered emperor penguin colony. (BAS)
Aerial imagery from the Maxar WorldView-3 satellite shows the newly discovered emperor penguin colony. (BAS)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Gas stoves can emit climate pollution, even when they are off: Research

One form of pollution from gas stoves is methane, the main component of natural gas. Although methane does not pose a direct threat to human health, it is a greenhouse gas 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide during its first 20 years in the atmosphere.

When researchers measured emissions in 53 stoves across California, they found that all but one of them leaked methane when the burners and oven were turned off. (Representational Image)
When researchers measured emissions in 53 stoves across California, they found that all but one of them leaked methane when the burners and oven were turned off. (Representational Image)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 11:07 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Rare dinosaur nests discovered in Narmada valley in MP: Report

A study of the nests and eggs has revealed intimate details about the lives of the long-necked sauropods that walked the region more than 66 million years ago.

Bhopal have also reported discovery of ovum-in-ovo or multi-shell eggs in Bagh and Kukshi areas in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh.
Bhopal have also reported discovery of ovum-in-ovo or multi-shell eggs in Bagh and Kukshi areas in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh.
Published on Jan 21, 2023 09:17 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Chemotherapy before surgery cuts risk of colon cancer relapse: Study

Through follow-up assessments, the scientists found that patients who had chemotherapy before surgery were significantly less likely to see their cancer come back, compared with those who got all their chemotherapy after surgery.

Chemotherapy before surgery cuts risk of colon cancer relapse: Study(Shutterstock)
Chemotherapy before surgery cuts risk of colon cancer relapse: Study(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 02:41 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

Trees practising social distancing? Watch video of 'crown shyness'

Cry shyness: Indian Forest Service officer Ramesh Pandey on Wednesday shared a video on Twitter depicting the “crown shyness” of trees.

Cry shyness is a phenomenon where top of the trees, called the crown, do not touch each other and subsequently form gaps.(shutterstock)
Cry shyness is a phenomenon where top of the trees, called the crown, do not touch each other and subsequently form gaps.(shutterstock)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 11:09 PM IST
ByShobhit Gupta

High BMI could diminish Vitamin D effects: Study

The study, by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, US, is a new analysis of data from the VITAL trial.

High BMI may metabolise Vitamin D differently, could diminish supplement effects. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
High BMI may metabolise Vitamin D differently, could diminish supplement effects. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 10:27 PM IST
PTI |

Pregnant women infected with Covid have 7 times higher risk of dying: Study

Not only do the pregnant women infected with coronavirus suffer from severe complications, but their babies are also two times more likely to be admitted to an ICU than those not infected with the virus.

Because of the Coronavrius infection, infants are at increased risk of being born preterm.(Freepik)
Because of the Coronavrius infection, infants are at increased risk of being born preterm.(Freepik)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 12:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Censored woman artist’s painting laid bare in restoration

Artemisia Gentileschi: The piece by Artemisia Gentileschi, the Italian Baroque's trailblazing woman artist, is undergoing a months-long restoration to rediscover her original vision.

Censored woman painter Artemisia laid bare in restoration. (AFP)
Censored woman painter Artemisia laid bare in restoration. (AFP)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 11:08 AM IST
AFP |

This is EU's first mainland satellite launch port: Details here

EU satellite launch port: European officials and Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated the EU's first mainland orbital launch complex on Friday.

EU inaugurates first mainland satellite launch port. (Twitter)
EU inaugurates first mainland satellite launch port. (Twitter)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 07:47 PM IST
AP |

How dengue-carrying mosquitoes evolve to become resistant to insecticides

Japanese scientist Shinji Kasai and his team examined mosquitos from several countries in Asia as well as Ghana and found a series of mutations had made some virtually impervious to popular pyrethroid-based chemicals like permethrin.

Health authorities commonly fog mosquito-infested areas with clouds of insecticide, and resistance has long been a concern, but the scale of the problem was not well understood.(AFP/ Representative image)
Health authorities commonly fog mosquito-infested areas with clouds of insecticide, and resistance has long been a concern, but the scale of the problem was not well understood.(AFP/ Representative image)
Published on Jan 11, 2023 09:03 AM IST
AFP |

Astronomers find most distant stars in our galaxy

The findings are based on data from the Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey (NGVS), a program using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) to study a cluster of galaxies well beyond the Milky Way.

These new observations allowed the researchers to trace the outer limits of the Milky Way's halo.(NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI/Representative)
These new observations allowed the researchers to trace the outer limits of the Milky Way's halo.(NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI/Representative)
Published on Jan 10, 2023 03:44 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

After 38 years in Space, NASA satellite falls harmlessly from sky off Alaska

Late last week, NASA said it expected most of the 5,400-pound (2,450-kilogram) Earth Radiation Budget Satellite to burn up in the atmosphere, but that some pieces might survive.

The space shuttle Challenger launches the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite in 1984. (NASA via AP)
The space shuttle Challenger launches the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite in 1984. (NASA via AP)
Published on Jan 09, 2023 09:35 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Researchers suggest how brain games predict risk of viral infection

Subtle variations in every day cognitive performance can signal changes in brain states that are known to increase the risk of illness such as stress, fatigue and poor sleep. The team wanted to measure cognitive function and explore whether it was predictive of immune performance after exposure to a respiratory virus.

Cognitive variability, measured with an at-home, digital self-test, turned out to be very predictive.(Reuters)
Cognitive variability, measured with an at-home, digital self-test, turned out to be very predictive.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 08, 2023 10:36 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

38-year old NASA satellite expected to fall from sky tomorrow

The Earth Radiation Budget Satellite, known as ERBS, was launched in 1984 aboard space shuttle Challenger. Although its expected working lifetime was two years, the satellite kept making ozone and other atmospheric measurements until its retirement in 2005.

The space agency put the odds of injury from falling debris at about 1-in-9,400.(Representational image)
The space agency put the odds of injury from falling debris at about 1-in-9,400.(Representational image)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 09:38 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

‘Ionocaloric cooling’: New method of refrigeration technique developed

Researchers hope that the method could one day provide efficient heating and cooling, which accounts for more than half of the energy used in homes, and help phase out current "vapor compression" systems, which use gases with high global warming potential as refrigerants.

Ionocaloric refrigeration would eliminate the risk of such gases escaping into the atmosphere by replacing them with solid and liquid components.(Unsplash)
Ionocaloric refrigeration would eliminate the risk of such gases escaping into the atmosphere by replacing them with solid and liquid components.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 05, 2023 01:38 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Watch Venus crossing paths with Saturn, other astronomical events in January

A comet, Venus crossing paths with Saturn, the Moon and Jupiter merely a degree apart are among the celestial delights expected to be visible in the sky during January.

NASA said that Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus will be visible throughout the month without the aid of binoculars or a telescope.(NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI/Representational image)
NASA said that Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus will be visible throughout the month without the aid of binoculars or a telescope.(NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI/Representational image)
Published on Jan 04, 2023 08:20 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Study finds important clues to dispersal of giant rhinos across Asia

According to a study published in the journal "Communications Biology," the giant rhino, Paraceratherium, was dispersed across South and Central Asia via the Tibetan Plateau.

Up to the Late Oligocene, the evolution and migration from P. bugtiense to P. linxiaense and P. lepidum show that the
Up to the Late Oligocene, the evolution and migration from P. bugtiense to P. linxiaense and P. lepidum show that the "Tibetan Plateau" was not yet a barrier to the movement of the largest land mammal.
Updated on Jan 03, 2023 02:45 PM IST
ANI |

Mirror image molecules reveal drought stress in forests, finds research

To determine when the plants emitted which chiral form, the researchers used isotopically labelled CO2 to track photosynthentic carbon and introduced "heavy" carbon dioxide (13CO2) to the air of the biosphere at certain times.

The results come from experiments conducted at an enclosed artificial tropical rainforest within the Biosphere 2 complex, in Arizona which was originally built to create a self-sustaining ecosystems.(Representative image/ AP)
The results come from experiments conducted at an enclosed artificial tropical rainforest within the Biosphere 2 complex, in Arizona which was originally built to create a self-sustaining ecosystems.(Representative image/ AP)
Published on Jan 02, 2023 10:52 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma
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