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Human brain grown in rodents to boost treatments for neurological disorders

Human brain grown in rodents to boost treatments for neurological disorders

In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into neurological disorders such as autism, dementia, and schizophrenia.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:10 AM IST
Monthly dose of new antibody may halve migraine attacks

Monthly dose of new antibody may halve migraine attacks

In a breakthrough, scientists have found an antibody, a monthly dose of which could halve the number of debilitating attacks of migraine on patients who have exhausted all other treatments.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:05 AM IST
Space hum may reveal hidden black holes

Space hum may reveal hidden black holes

Scientists have developed a new technology that can listen to background humming of deep space and unveil thousands of hidden black hole collisions missed by gravitational-wave detectors.

Apr 18, 2018, 15:45 PM IST
New AI system can recognise faces in the dark

New AI system can recognise faces in the dark

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence that can recognise a person's face even in the dark, a development that could lead to enhanced real-time biometrics and post-mission forensic analysis for covert nighttime operations.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems, a media report said.

Apr 17, 2018, 12:55 PM IST
80 genes that trigger depression identified

80 genes that trigger depression identified

Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been identified, a finding that adds to the evidence that it is partly a genetic disorder, say scientists.

Apr 17, 2018, 09:55 AM IST
Caffeine used to create novel gels for drug delivery

Caffeine used to create novel gels for drug delivery

Caffeine is well-known for its ability to help people stay alert, but scientists have now come up with a novel use for the stimulant - creating biocompatible gels for drug delivery and other medical applications.

Apr 16, 2018, 16:20 PM IST
Chinese scientists find ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

Chinese scientists find ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

Chinese scientists have found a kind of inorganic semiconductor, which has good ductility and flexibility at room temperature and may be used in flexible electronics.

Apr 16, 2018, 14:06 PM IST
Sitting for too long may increase dementia risk: Study

Sitting for too long may increase dementia risk: Study

Sitting for too long may increase the risk of dementia in middle-aged adults, according to scientists, including one of Indian origin.

Apr 13, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
Sperm whale `clicks` help scientists understand behaviour

Sperm whale `clicks` help scientists understand behaviour

Scientists have recorded thousands of hours of "clicks" that sperm whales make to forage for food and communicate, helping them better understand the behaviour of one of the Southern Ocean`s key predators.

Apr 10, 2018, 11:28 AM IST
Are frequent tremors in Uttrakhand hills indicative of big quake? 'Yes', says top disaster official

Are frequent tremors in Uttrakhand hills indicative of big quake? 'Yes', says top disaster official

The hills of Uttarakhand are hit frequently by mild earthquakes -- as many as 51 since January 1, 2015 -- which are often dismissed as "usual occurrences".

Apr 09, 2018, 10:42 AM IST
New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

People as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells, US researchers said Thursday, stoking fresh debate among scientists over what happens to our brains when we age.

Apr 06, 2018, 14:12 PM IST
Scientists develop adult-like human heart muscle using stem cells

Scientists develop adult-like human heart muscle using stem cells

In a first, a team of scientists developed human heart muscle using stem cells that function just like the adult human heart, an advance which would help make drug development significantly faster, safer and cheaper.

Apr 06, 2018, 10:27 AM IST
Shrimp-inspired camera may allow underwater navigation

Shrimp-inspired camera may allow underwater navigation

Scientists have developed a bio-inspired camera that mimics the eyes of a mantis shrimp, an advance that may open up new ways for people and robots to better navigate underwater. 

Apr 05, 2018, 14:18 PM IST
Heart of Milky Way may host thousands of black holes: Study

Heart of Milky Way may host thousands of black holes: Study

There may be tens of thousands of black holes at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy, say scientists who have discovered a dozen of them, lending support to a decades-old prediction.

Apr 05, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
Scientists develop 'injectable bandage' that can heal internal injuries

Scientists develop 'injectable bandage' that can heal internal injuries

A team of scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed an 'injectable bandage' - a therapeutic gel that can heal potentially fatal internal injuries.

Apr 04, 2018, 11:13 AM IST
Scientists develop sun shield to prevent coral bleaching

Scientists develop sun shield to prevent coral bleaching

The sun shield is made from an ultra-thin biodegradable film that is 50,000 times thinner than a human hair and contains calcium carbonate, the same ingredient corals use to make their hard skeletons, Efe news quoted GBRF as saying.

Mar 27, 2018, 12:32 PM IST
Scientists discover new way to stop spread of rice blast

Scientists discover new way to stop spread of rice blast

Scientists found that chemical genetic inhibition of a single protein in the fungus stops it from spreading inside a rice leaf -- leaving it trapped within a single plant cell.

Mar 27, 2018, 11:29 AM IST
This new antibiotic may help fight superbug infection

This new antibiotic may help fight superbug infection

Researchers successfully created a simplified, synthesised form of "teixobactin" -- a natural antibiotic capable of killing superbugs, discovered by US scientists in soil samples in 2015.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:02 PM IST
Banana plant extract may help you relish melt-proof ice cream

Banana plant extract may help you relish melt-proof ice cream

Love to savour your ice cream in its solid state for longer and hate to see it melt? Scientists have found a solution to this problem in a banana plant extract that they say could be key to a creamier and longer lasting ice cream.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:24 PM IST