On any given day about 35 mn Indians could be unwell: Study
On any given day about 35 mn Indians could be unwell: Study

Non-communicable diseases have recently overtaken communicable diseases as the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in India.

Diamond reserve hidden in deep Earth?
Diamond reserve hidden in deep Earth?

"Diamond formation in the deep earth, the very deep earth, may be a more common process than we thought," said study co-author Dimitri Sverjensky from Johns Hopkins University.

Learn how to make your kids calm and fearless

Children of anxious parents are at an increased risk of developing anxiety disorders and a family-based intervention programme can help such kids to become calm and fearless, finds a new study.

Our ancestors' diet shifted much earlier than thought

Our ancestors made the shift from a diet based on trees and shrubs to grass-based foods -- that include not only grasses and their roots, but also insects or animals that ate grass -- roughly 400,000 years earlier than experts previously thought, says new research.

Hand-held device to read your vital signs in a jiffy

Engineers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a hand-held, battery-powered device that can quickly read vital signs using a patient's lips and fingertips.

Ladies, beware of alcohol! 

Alcohol consumption by young women may result in unexpected, unintended and unsafe sexual encounters.

Here's why you mistake strangers for familiar faces

Neuroscientists, including an Indian-origin researcher from Johns Hopkins University, have pinpointed a part of the brain that helps you decipher memory from new experiences.

Speculation grows of looming North Korea rocket test

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea has completed upgrades at its main satellite launch site, fuelling speculation of a long-range rocket launch to coincide with a major political anniversary in October.

North Korea slams `rubbish` US claims over space programme

North Korea on Friday slammed US allegations that its space research is essentially a disguised ballistic missile programme, and vowed to send more satellites into orbit in defiance of UN sanctions.

Keen sense of touch allows bats to fly with precision
Keen sense of touch allows bats to fly with precision

Bats fly with breathtaking precision because their wings are equipped with highly sensitive touch sensors, cells that respond to even slight changes in airflow, scientists say.

No sign of North Korea nuclear test preparations: US think tank

North Korea is showing no signs of preparing for a new nuclear test, a US think tank said Friday, citing recent satellite imagery.

John Hopkins extends medical curriculum to Indian students

John Hopkins University to offer cardiology, diabetology and rheumatology courses through distance education for the first time in India. Prachi Rege reports.

Scientists map over 17,000 proteins in human body

In a landmark find, a team of international researchers led by Indian scientists, for the first time, in the world has mapped more than 17,000 proteins in 30 organs of the human body.

Breakthrough discovery in preventing atherosclerosis

In a significant finding, scientists at Johns Hopkins University have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and the number-one cause of death in humans.

Why people lose hearing as they age

Researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging have found that as the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss.

New drug combo cures toughest cases of hepatitis C

A pair of experimental, oral antiviral drugs are safe and highly effective in the treatment of hepatitis C, a liver-damaging infectious disease, scientists have found.

Caffeine stirs memory: Study

A jolt of caffeine can boost memory, according to a study published Monday that provides a scientific motive for students slurping coffee, tea or energy drinks when cramming for exams.

Low oxygen bad for breast cancer patients

Breast cancer cells, when exposed to low oxygen conditions, trigger the production of two proteins that make the cancer cells spread fast -- making the patient’s condition worse, a new paper has contended.

Protein key to restoring `exhausted` HIV-fighting immune cells identified

Researchers have identified a protein that causes loss of function in immune cells combating HIV.

Google`s Eric Schmidt predicts end of censorship within a decade

Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance.