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India's measles vaccine campaigns helped save thousands of children: Study

India’s measles vaccine campaigns helped save thousands of children: Study

March 7, 2019 3:31 pm

New Delhi: India’s mass measles vaccination campaign helped save the lives of tens of thousands of children between 2010 and 2013, according to a latest study. The finding, published in the journal eLife, suggests that the measles vaccine campaigns helped save 41,000 to 56,000 children in India during 2010 to 2013, or 39-57 per cent of the expected number of deaths nationally. […]

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Alien species driving global extinctions: study

Alien species driving global extinctions: study

March 4, 2019 4:12 pm

London: Alien species — those not native to a specific location — are the main driver of recent extinctions in both animals and plants worldwide, according to a study published Monday. Researchers at University College London (UCL) in the UK found that since 1500 AD, alien species have been solely responsible for 126 extinctions, 13 per cent of the total number studied. […]

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Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle: Study

Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle: Study

March 3, 2019 2:26 pm

Boston: Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, can be used to create artificial muscles or robotic actuators, scientists say. According to researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, the resilient fibres respond very strongly to changes in humidity. Above a certain level of relative humidity in the air, […]

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NASA decodes how our Moon got 'sunburns'

NASA decodes how our Moon got ‘sunburns’

February 28, 2019 2:45 pm

Washington: The Moon’s ‘sunburns’ — distinctive patterns of swirls — are a result of interactions between the Sun’s damaging radiation with pockets of lunar magnetic field, according to NASA data. Every object, planet or person travelling through space has to contend with the Sun’s damaging radiation. Research using data from NASA’s Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and […]

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Half of children with cancer left undiagnosed, untreated Study

Half of children with cancer left undiagnosed, untreated: Study

February 27, 2019 5:13 pm

Washington: Nearly one in two children with cancer are never diagnosed and may die untreated, according to a Lancet study which estimates that there are almost 400,000 new cases of childhood cancer annually, while current records count only around 200,000. The model makes predictions for 200 countries and estimates that undiagnosed cases could account for more than half of […]

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Consuming garlic, onions may lower colorectal cancer risk Study

Consuming garlic, onions may lower colorectal cancer risk : Study

February 22, 2019 4:51 pm

Beijing: Consumption of allium vegetables — which include garlic, leeks, and onions — may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer, a study claims. Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract’s lower end. It is the second and third leading cause of cancer deaths in women and men, respectively. The study, published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical […]

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India's coal power plants 'unhealthiest' in world: Study

India’s coal power plants ‘unhealthiest’ in world: Study

February 21, 2019 7:28 pm

Geneva: Coal-fired power plants in India take the highest toll in the world when it comes to health, according to a study of global emission hotspots which found that China and the US are the largest producers of coal power. Coal power generation is a primary cause of greenhouse gas (GHG) and toxic airborne emissions globally, said researchers from ETH Zurich in Switzerland. Coal burning not […]

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Lack of cleaning in brain cells causes Alzheimer's: Study

Lack of cleaning in brain cells causes Alzheimer’s: Study

February 18, 2019 12:47 pm

London: A weakened cleaning system of the brain cells in animals and humans is central to developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study which may lead to new treatments for the neurodegenerative disorder. Researchers, including those from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, found that improving mitophagy — the cleaning system of the brain cells […]

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Massive mountains discovered under Earth's crust

Massive mountains discovered under Earth’s crust

February 17, 2019 2:06 pm

Washington:    Scientists have discovered massive mountains in the Earth’s mantle, an advance that may change our understanding of how the planet was formed. Most school children learn that the Earth has three layers: a crust, mantle and core, which is subdivided into an inner and outer core. While that is not wrong, it does […]

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Being kind to yourself has mental, physical benefits: Study

February 9, 2019 3:41 pm

London: Taking time for kind thoughts about yourself and loved ones has psychological and physical benefits, a study has found. Researchers from University of Exeter and University of Oxford in the UK found that taking part in self-compassion exercises calms the heart rate, switching off the body’s threat response. Previous studies have shown that this threat response damages the […]

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