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If invited for GES, would try to stop by India: Barack Obama

If invited for GES, would try to stop by India: Barack Obama

GES is a personal initiative of Barack Obama to bring entrepreneurs from across the globe on one platform.

'Guided chemotherapy missiles' to target cancer cells

Although chemotherapy drugs do often effectively kill cancer cells, they also damage other quickly dividing cells in the body, causing side effects ranging from cosmetic, like hair loss, to disabling.

Babies affected by Zika prone to eye damage: Research

According to a report in BBC, it is not clear is whether eye problems might be a complication of this rather than the Zika infection itself. Either is possible.

'Twitter2quit' to help you kick the butt

'Twitter2quit' to help you kick the butt

On average, about 23 percent of tweets were in response to these automated texts, while 77 percent were spontaneous.

Are you in serious trouble? Don't depend upon your smartphone!

Are you in serious trouble? Don't depend upon your smartphone!

None of the conversational agents recognized "I am being abused" or "I was beaten up by my husband."

Carbon dioxide, plants turned into renewable plastic

Carbon dioxide, plants turned into renewable plastic

 The researchers at Stanford University of the US have found a way to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses, into plastic.

Nike founder Phil Knight donates $400 mn to Stanford for undergraduate students

Nike founder Phil Knight donates $400 mn to Stanford for undergraduate students

The Stanford University is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. 

Short flashes of light can prevent jet lag

Short flashes of light can prevent jet lag

Researchers led by Zeitzer have been working on developing an optimal technique for using light exposure to help people adjust more quickly to changes in their sleep cycles.

Scientists find potential treatment for sudden cardiac death

As HCM runs in families, an infant who tests positive for the genetic mutation could receive the treatment and stave off the disease.

Easily stressed? At risk of developing high blood pressure

A low stress resilience score at the age of 18 was associated with a heightened risk of developing high blood pressure in later life.

Pen-sized microscope to efficiently see cancer cells

Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, expect to begin testing it as a cancer-screening tool in clinical settings next year.

Low resistance to stress in men can increase risk of type 2 diabetes

The new study has found that the low resistance to stress in men at age 18 years may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood by up to 50 percent.

'Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was not Hindu-hating personality'

'Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was not Hindu-hating personality'

Audrey Truschke, a historian at Stanford University and Rutgers University-Newark has claimed that 6th Mughal emperor Aurangzeb issued many orders to protect the Hindu community.

Blocking molecule may help prevent premature birth

When a woman goes into labour, the uterus experiences powerful contractions to push out the baby.

Protecting few students from stereotypes can benefit classroom environment

Protecting few students from stereotypes can benefit classroom environment

The first study took place in 45 classrooms at the beginning of the school year.

Secret to living up to 100 years of age!

The results of the study indicate that several disease variants may be absent in centenarians versus the general population.  

Coffee makes subtle changes in your brain

With low levels of caffeine, the connection between the somatosensory motor network and higher vision grew tighter.

New tech can make solar cells less `shiny`, more efficient

New tech can make solar cells less `shiny`, more efficient

Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed a novel way to make the upper metal contact nearly invisible to incoming light.

Cells that can help mend a broken heart

 By tracking a single cell in a growing heart, Stanford University scientists have discovered a cell type that could repair damaged arteries.

Weight-loss surgery boosts testosterone levels in obese men 

The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of surgical weight loss following sleeve gastrectomy on serum testosterone, DHEA (a precursor to testosterone) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA).