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IIT Mandi researchers make headway in finding treatment for Zika virus

THE ZIKA VIRUS IS A MOSQUITO-BORNE EMERGING GLOBAL PATHOGEN BELONGING TO THE FLAVIVIRUS GENUS DHARAM PRAKASH GUPTA Mandi The researchers of Indian Institute of Technology Mandi have made headway in finding a drug to treat the Zika virus (ZIKV) that has affected more than a million people across the world. A team led by Dr.

Pakistan groups targeting British Sikh Girls in the UK

Pakistan groups targeting British Sikh Girls in the UK

British Sikh girls being targeted by Pakistan-origin grooming gangs for sexual abuse and exploitation over the years have not received full attention of the authorities due to political correctness, claims a new report released today. The ‘Religiously Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of Young Sikh Women Across the UK’ report, collated by the Sikh Mediation And Rehabilitation Team (SMART) and Sikh Youth UK, received the backing of parliamentarians as

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Health: Brain zapping may alleviate depression symptoms

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have identified a brain region that can be electrically stimulated to improve mood in people suffering from depression. According to a study published in the journal Current Biology, timulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably produced acute improvement in mood in patients who suffered from depression. Those effects were not seen in patients without mood symptoms, suggesting that

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Here’s how psychological science can reduce climate change

There has been a good deal of consensus among scientific experts that climate change is real, and that it is caused by human behaviour for many years now. However, a recent study has claimed that psychological science may be effective in reducing the impact of climate change.The consequences of climate change are immense, and believed by

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Revealed! Why some people just can’t resist eating

If you can’t resist eating an entire bag of chips or candy, blame it on your brain!In a study with children, researchers found that when certain regions of the brain reacted more strongly to being rewarded with food than being rewarded with money, those children were more likely to overeat, even when the child wasn’t

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Why too much or too little sleep is bad for health?

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health, according to a study.Researchers at Seoul National University College of Medicine found that compared to individuals who slept six to seven hours per day, men who slept fewer than six hours were more likely to have metabolic syndrome and higher waist circumference. Women who

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Gender bias leads to extra 239,000 girl deaths per year in India

  Gender discrimination results in “excess” deaths of girls under the age of five per year in India, according to a recent study. The study conducted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis found that there was an average of 239,000 excess deaths per year of girls under the age of five in India

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Here is why your home should be away from roads

Turns out, traffic-related pollution is linked to the risk of asthma in children. According to a research conducted by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, children living within a football field’s length of major roadways had nearly three times the odds of pediatric asthma compared to children who lived four times farther away.While physicians have

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Sexuality: Why diabetes lurks among sleep-deprived men

There’s a link between insufficient sleep and the development of insulin resistance, one of the factors that cause type 2 diabetes, and now, a team of researchers has discovered a biological reason for this relationship, at least in men: an imbalance between their testosterone and cortisol hormones. “Our highly controlled sleep study showed that even one night of restricted sleep can cause insulin resistance and that we

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High level of Vit D may lower cancer risk

 The study, conducted by a team of international researchers in Japan, stated that the findings support theory that vitamin D might help protect against some cancers.Vitamin D is made by the skin in response to the sunlight. It helps to maintain calcium levels in the body to keep bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. While the benefits

Researchers discover 'switch' which can turn off inflammation

Researchers discover ‘switch’ which can turn off inflammation

Researchers have uncovered how an inflammation process automatically switches off in healthy cells, and are now investigating ways to stop it when it goes awry.The discovery, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, could be the key to stopping damage caused by uncontrolled inflammation in a range of common diseases including liver disease, Alzheimer’s and

Losing weight may cut breast cancer risk: study

Losing weight may cut breast cancer risk: Losing weight can help reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to a third, a study has found. Excess weight raises the risk of breast cancer as fat cells produce hormones that help drive tumors. However, whether the risk could be reduced by a successful diet was not known

Harappa civilisation is home of modern technologies and methods: Researchers

Harappa civilisation is home of modern technologies and methods: Researchers

To learn in deep depth of technologies used by Harappa civilisation, a group of researchers have decided to research the Harappan technologies including water management, stone-beading, crafts production, Indus ceramic technologies, metal and metallurgy, which are still used.   The researchers across the country are ready to revisit 5,000-year-old Harppan sites. Prof D Bala Subramanian,

Researchers create molecule that could kill HIV

Researchers create molecule that could kill HIV

Researchers create molecule that could kill HIV. HIV is considered to be one of the most fatal diseases worldwide and continues to be a major global public health issue. In 2016, an estimated 36.7 million people were living with HIV (including 1.8 million children) -with a global HIV prevalence of 0.8 percent among adults. Around

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Researchers see possible North Korea link to global cyber attack

Cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday.Symantec (SYMC.O) and Kaspersky Lab said on Monday that some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in programs

Researchers find pause button for mouse embryos

New York: A novel way to pause the development of early mouse embryos for up to a month in the lab has been identified, a finding that has potential implications for assisted reproduction, regenerative medicine, ageing and even cancer, researchers say. In the study, the researchers were able to stop the development of early-stage mouse

Researchers identify biomarker linked to a longer life

London: In a pilot study on some of the oldest people of the world, researchers have identified that low blood levels of the peptide hormone are an indicator for good microcirculation that describes blood flow through the smallest vessels in the circulatory system and indicates an increased lifespan. The study was designed to identify lifestyle, genetic

Australian researchers find world’s oldest fossils

Canberra: Australian researchers have found what are believed to be the world’s oldest fossils, and along with them, signs that diverse life forms lived on Earth up to 3.7 billion years ago. The fossils were discovered in Greenland, and the Australian National University’s (ANU) co-lead investigator, Associate Professor Vickie Bennett, said the breakthrough would not

MediaTek announces two new system-on-chips

New Delhi: Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek on Friday announced the availability of two new system-on-chips (SoCs) which will connect a smartphone to a diverse set of home features and functions. The SoCs — MT7687 and MT7697 — will be used for home gateway solutions and smart electronics like smart washing machine, refrigerators, air conditioners, Internet

Liquid ocean on Pluto a distinct possibility: Researchers

New York: Using a thermal evolution model for Pluto updated with data from NASA’s New Horizons mission, researchers hope that the dwarf planet might have — or had at one time — a liquid ocean beneath its icy crust. The study, led by a Brown University PhD student Noah Hammond, found that if Pluto’s ocean