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Bad dreams in older adults could signal onset of Parkinson's: Study
London, June 8 (IANS) Older adults who start to experience bad dreams or nightmares could be exhibiting the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease, according to a study.
2022-06-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Chinese experts reveal genetic variation basis in watermelon seed size
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) Chinese researchers have revealed the genetic variation basis in watermelon seed size based on a systematic study on the molecular basis of natural variation, according to the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
2022-04-12
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
David Bennett's loss 'beginning of hope' for future patients
New York/New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Devastated by the loss of David Bennett, the 57-year old patient with terminal heart disease, who made history as the first person to receive a genetically modified pig's heart, the researchers at University of Maryland Medical Center in the US said they have gained invaluable insights learning.
2022-03-10
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
'Nocebo effect' behind two-thirds of Covid vax side effects: Study
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) The "nocebo effect" accounted for more than two-thirds of the common side effects people experience after a Covid-19 vaccination rather than the vaccine itself, according to a new study.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Cancer treatment may inhibit immune response to Covid vax
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Patients with cancer who receive chemotherapy and some targeted therapies may mount an inadequate immune response to Covid-19 vaccination, according to a study.
2022-01-23
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Omicron now in 171 countries, will soon replace Delta globally: WHO
Geneva, Jan 23 (IANS) The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been identified in 171 countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
2022-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Omicron's immune evasion behind rapid spread, say studies
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Two new studies, not yet peer-reviewed, have shown immune evasion is the reason behind the Omicron variant's increased transmissibility.
2022-01-23
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA scientists study Tonga eruption to understand landforms on Mars, Venus
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) NASA scientists are studying the explosion of submarine volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai to understand how features formed on the surfaces of Mars and Venus, Nature reported.
2022-01-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Indian-origin scientist creates 1st molecular structure of Omicron protein
Toronto, Jan 22 (IANS) An Indian-origin researcher at University of British Columbia (UBC) has created the world's first molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
How trillion-dollar 'space economy' is threatened by debris
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The space economy is on track to be valued at a trillion dollars by the end of 2030, but assets such as navigation, weather and communication satellites that serve our society daily are threatened by space debris, an Indian-American professor has stressed.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
India, Sri Lanka extend S&T cooperation for next three years
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With focus on new areas such as waste-water technologies, biotech, sustainable agriculture, aerospace engineering, robotics, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, as well as industrial collaborations, India and Sri Lanka on Thursday extended the existing science and technology cooperation for three more years.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Science/Tech
ISRO test fires engine for India's human space mission rocket
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully fired the high thrust Vikas engine that would power India's first rocket that would carry humans.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
Saturn's Death Star moon hides an underground 'stealth' ocean
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Scientists have discovered an underground ocean buried beneath the surface of the Death Star-like moon of Saturn, paving the way for a new class of "stealth" ocean worlds with possible signs of life.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Covid booster dose provides good antibody protection against Omicron: Lancet
London, Jan 20 (IANS) A third 'booster' dose of Covid-19 vaccine successfully raises antibody levels that neutralise the Omicron variant, according to laboratory findings.
2022-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Drug resistant infections kills over 1mn people a year: Lancet
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Antimicrobial resistance kills more than 1 million people around the world each year, according to a study published in the Lancet.
2022-01-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
AI at par with specialists in diagnosing prostate cancer: Study
Wellington, Jan 20 (IANS) Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can diagnose prostate cancer biopsies with the same level of accuracy as specialist uropathologists, and better than many general pathologists, a new research has found.
2022-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Sputnik V shows strong protection against Omicron: Joint Italian-Russian study
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Sputnik V vaccine has demonstrated strong protection against Omicron variant, with over 2 times higher virus neutralising activity compared to the Pfizer vaccinea, ccording to a study conducted by the Spallanzani Institute in Italy in collaboration with Russian Direct Investment Fund.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Drop fossil fuel clients, over 450 scientists urge ad agencies
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) More than 450 scientists from across the world but mostly from the US, have together called on the executives of major advertising and public relations firms to drop their fossil fuel clients to help stop spread of disinformation around climate change.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Science/Tech
Evolution a rapid process all the time, say researchers
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Is evolution a rapid process, happening "all around us all the time"?
2022-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Australian scientist charts progress of global biology project
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) An international team of scientists has reached a milestone in their 10-year project which they believe will ultimately change biological studies, according to one of Australia's leading geneticists.
2022-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Science/Tech
NASA's Curiosity Rover finds carbon signature on Mars
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Scientists at NASA's Curiosity rover have found a type of carbon that on Earth is associated with biological processes from several powdered rock samples collected from the surface of Mars.
2022-01-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
3 lab studies show antiviral Paxlovid effective against Omicron: Pfizer
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) US drug maker Pfizer has released three lab studies, not peer-reviewed yet, which demonstrate that its antiviral Paxlovid is effective against the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
2022-01-19
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Three R&D projects approved under India-Israel I4F
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Deliberating on widening the scope of India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F), the two countries have approved three joint R&D projects worth $5.5 million and suggested measures to create a broader India-Israel collaborative ecosystem.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Science/Tech
India to host five BRICS S&T events through 2022
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Even as India has successfully handed over the BRICS Chair to China from January 2022, it will be hosting five international events through the year, it was decided at the 15th meeting of the BRICS Science Technology Innovation (STI) Steering Committee.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Vaping increases frequency of Covid symptoms: Study
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) People who use electronic cigarettes and test positive for Covid-19 have a higher frequency of experiencing Covid symptoms, compared to people who don't vape, according to new research from Mayo Clinic.
2022-01-17
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Phytochemicals in Himalayan plant Buransh can fight Covid virus: Researchers
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi and The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, have identified phytochemicals in the petals of a Himalayan plant that could potentially be used to treat Covid-19 infections.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Can a person be infected with Omicron twice? Here's what experts have to say
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) While Omicron is known to cause Covid re-infection, there is no strong evidence yet in the favour of a person being affected with the vaccine dodging strain again, said Indian health experts here on Monday.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Motion of some stars holds clue of dark matter shape in barred galaxies
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists investigating how the shape of dark matter halo affects the motion of stars in stellar bars (found at the centre of some galaxies) have found that out-of-plane bending events of the bar explain the shape.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Novel genetic risk factors for heart failure among Indians identified
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) A team of scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad have found novel genetic mutations that are responsible for causing dilated cardiomyopathy among Indians.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Charleston,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA citizen scientist spots Jupiter-like planet
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) A citizen scientist has discovered a giant gaseous planet about 379 light-years from Earth, orbiting a star with the same mass as the Sun, NASA has said.
2022-01-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Australian scientists find biological marker in long Covid patients
Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and St Vincent's hospital Sydney have found clear biological marker in patients experiencing long Covid.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
Covid: Some people remain infectious even after 10 days
London, Jan 14 (IANS) One in 10 people may still be infectious and can potentially spread the Covid virus even after the 10 day quarantine period, according to new research.
2022-01-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Vaccines need to be updated to combat Covid variants: Experts
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Although current Covid vaccines provide a high level of protection against severe disease and death caused by variants of concern (VOC), health experts believe that new vaccines that can prevent infection and transmission are needed.
2022-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Special electro-active nanoparticles developed for potential use in sensors
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Indian scientists, for the first time, have proposed an efficient way to induce a property called piezoelectric delta phase in polymer nanoparticles, making it useful for applications in touch sensors, acoustic sensor, and piezoelectric nanogenerators.
2022-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Common single application for all scientific fellowships, grants & scholarships mooted
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Presiding over a high-level meeting of all Secretaries of the Science Ministries and Departments, Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Atomic Energy and Space, has proposed a common single application for all scientific fellowships, grants and scholarships.
2022-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Science/Tech,Technology
Two Indian startups supported by DBT win World Bank Group awards
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Two startups supported by DBT-BIRAC have received the World Bank Group and the Consumer Technology Association's Global Women's Health Tech Awards, which recognises innovative startups that leverage technology to improve women's health and safety in emerging markets.
2022-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology
Researchers develop new therapy for lupus patients
Jerusalem, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers from Israel, China, the US and Sweden have developed a new targeted therapy for lupus patients, Bar Ilan University in central Israel has said.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
Mosquitoes' mating game discovery provides new clues to combat malaria
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Male mosquitoes beat their wings faster when swarming at sunset to better detect females and increase their chance of reproducing, finds a novel study led by UCL scientists.
2022-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Omicron 91% less likely to cause death in infected patients: CDC
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The Omicron variant is significantly less severe than other strains of Covid-19, according to a report from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2022-01-13
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Covid pandemic may be affecting kids' brains: Report
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) While the pandemic affected people from all walks of life, children were the most affected. Several studies have shown that the pandemic has not only robbed kids their playtime and social interactions, it has also affected their motor and communication skills, Nature reported.
2022-01-13
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Russia, NASA in talks on extending ISS' ops till 2030: Report
Moscow, Jan 13 (IANS) Russia's Roscosmos state space agency and NASA are in talks on extending the operation of the International Space Station (ISS) until 2030, Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday.
2022-01-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech
IMD turning 147, celebrate achievements in weather forecast accuracy, climate services
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) India Meteorological Department (IMD) will celebrate its recent achievements like improvement in weather forecast accuracy and enhancement in climate services among others as it marks its 147th foundation day on Friday.
2022-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Aussie scientists piece together genomic puzzle of iconic flower
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Australian botanists have assembled the genomic sequence of one of Australia's most significant and iconic flowers, the New South Wales Waratah.
2022-01-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Science/Tech
Tasmanian devils' fussy diet puzzles Aussie scientists
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Researchers studying one of Australia's most elusive native animals, Tasmanian devils, have discovered they have an eating habit which "breaks the laws" of scavengers.
2022-01-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Science/Tech
Covid virus starts losing ability to infect within 5 minutes in air: Study
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Coronavirus' ability to infect people starts decreasing within five minutes of being airborne and the virus loses about 90 per cent of its infectivity within 20 minutes of being in air, according to a new study.
2022-01-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Australian researchers find new approach to break bacterial antibiotic resistance
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) An Australian-led international research team has unlocked a key to making existing frontline antibiotics work again against the deadly bacteria that cause pneumonia.
2022-01-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Science/Tech
S. Somanath to be new ISRO chief, fourth Keralite to hold post
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) Scientist S. Somanath is all set to take over as the new Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), succeeding K. Sivan.
2022-01-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Covid: New nasal spray effective against all variants
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Finnish researchers have developed a novel nasal spray that is effective against all variants of Covid and can prevent infection upto 8 hours.
2022-01-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Cryogenic engine clears qualification test for ISRO's Gaganyaan programme
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully conducted the qualification test of Cryogenic engine for its ambitious Gaganyaan programme.
2022-01-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
High-level meeting of all Science Ministries, Departments held
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday called for closer Centre-State coordination for technological solutions and science-based remedies for state-specific or UT-specific problems and requirements.
2022-01-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech