Gout drugs can treat alcohol-induced liver disease

 Two commonly used gout medications may offer protection from alcohol-induced liver disease and inflammation, a study says.

New therapy against cancer

 An innovative immunological therapy that attacks carcinogenic cells in humans by increasing the body's anti-tumour response was presented in Santiago city in Chile.

'Missing' carbon sink found underneath world's deserts
'Missing' carbon sink found underneath world's deserts

 Besides our oceans and plants, the world's deserts may be storing a large portion of carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, a new study suggests.

Dolphin study shows `dairy fat` may help curb diabetes in humans

A new study conducted on Dolphins has shown that eating foods rich in heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat present in butter and some fish may help reverse diabetes in humans.

Could humans live on Moon within 20 years?
Could humans live on Moon within 20 years?

NASA could land humans on the Moon in the next five to seven years and build a permanent base 10 to 12 years after that, a new study has claimed.

Research on livestock diseases could save human lives

Fifty percent of current research on diseases that can spread from wild animals to livestock and then to humans is focused on just 10 diseases, a study says.

Mosquitoes use trio of senses to track humans

Mosquitoes track down their human targets by making use of a multi-sensory strategy that involves odours, visual cues and body heat to draw them closer to their prey, a new study has found.

Humans will go extinct if plant life not secured: Study
Humans will go extinct if plant life not secured: Study

The continued destruction of the plant life on Earth has put humans in jeopardy, a study says.

Shark bite risk down dramatically
Shark bite risk down dramatically

The risk of being bitten by a shark has declined significantly in the last 65 years, shows a study.

Early warning system about elephants' movement developed
Early warning system about elephants' movement developed

In a bid to mitigate human-animal conflicts, scientists in Tamil Nadu have developed an automated thermal detection system that can discern wild elephants from background and other animals in infrared images.

On World Population Day, Indians number 127,42,39,769

India today recorded a population of 127,42,39,769, which is growing at a rate of 1.6 per cent a year, and could make the country the most populous in the world by 2050.

Humans can 'speak' like bats and dolphins

 An ultrasonic microphone has been developed to help humans communicate in the manner bats and dolphins do through ultrasonic waves.

3D-printed soft robot jumps like humans

The world's first 3D-printed robot has been created with a rigid core but a soft exterior that helps him take multiple jumps and adapt better with humans.

Gene therapy shows hope for the deaf to hear again

The successful restoration of hearing in mice suffering genetic form of deafness with the help of gene therapy has opened doors for researchers to try the same on humans.

'Map Of Life' predicts extraterrestrial life

 Extraterrestrials resembling humans should have evolved on other Earth-like planets, a study on convergent evolution says.

Scientists track genetic race between humans and mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are likely to evolve resistance against insecticides or unfavourable climate conditions typical in their local environment, according to a new study.

Genetic diversity helps humans grow taller, smarter

People who are born to parents from diverse genetic backgrounds tend to be taller and have sharper thinking skills than others, a major international study involving over 350,000 people has found.

Modern humans and Neanderthals 'interbred in Europe': Study

 As per a new study, early Europeans had recent Neanderthal ancestors.

Why we get less sleep now than our ancestors did

Access to artificial light and electricity has shortened the hours of sleep humans get each night, says a study that compared traditional hunter-gatherer living conditions to a more modern setting.

Millions of mummified dog remains found in Egypt

 For centuries, dogs have been humans' loyal companions and in ancient Egypt, they served as bridges to the afterlife, with the hope that they would intercede with the God Anubis on their owner's behalf.