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COVID-19: One vaccine would be sufficient to combat global infections, says study

COVID-19: One vaccine would be sufficient to combat global infections, says study

The study was conducted by a team of scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research led by Morgane Rolland, chief of viral genetics and systems serology for the WRAIR Military HIV

Sep 02, 2020, 16:28 PM IST
People with less body response to stress task had more PTSD signs after COVID-19 began

People with less body response to stress task had more PTSD signs after COVID-19 began

 Researchers had anticipated that the reverse would be true -- that those with higher heart rate reactions to the stress task would experience more distress related to COVID-19. 

Sep 01, 2020, 20:48 PM IST
Brain protein linked to seizures, abnormal social behaviours, say researchers

Brain protein linked to seizures, abnormal social behaviours, say researchers

The findings of the study can further scientists` understanding of the mechanisms that lead to neurodevelopmental disorders, allowing researchers to discover novel interventions for treating these

Sep 01, 2020, 16:17 PM IST
Research shows how brain flexibility emerges in infants

Research shows how brain flexibility emerges in infants

For this study, the authors used magnetic resonance imaging to examine brain activity up to seven times in 52 typically developing infants under the age of two during natural sleep. 

Sep 01, 2020, 16:07 PM IST
No link between blood pressure medication and cancer: Study

No link between blood pressure medication and cancer: Study

There is no evidence that blood pressure-lowering drugs increase the risk of cancer, according to the most extensive study conducted on the topic. The late-breaking research is presented at ESC

Aug 31, 2020, 15:38 PM IST
Blood test may predict those likely to develop psychotic disorders, says study

Blood test may predict those likely to develop psychotic disorders, says study

After assessing the proteins in blood samples and using machine learning to analyse this data, the scientists were able to find patterns of proteins in the early blood samples that could predict who

Aug 31, 2020, 15:31 PM IST
Older adults faced mental health issues during COVID-19 pandemic

Older adults faced mental health issues during COVID-19 pandemic

Older adults experienced greater depression and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers, and relationship strength moderated the

Aug 29, 2020, 01:19 AM IST
N95 masks may be most effective at stopping COVID-19 spread, say researchers

N95 masks may be most effective at stopping COVID-19 spread, say researchers

The researchers noted that airborne transmission by respiratory aerosol droplets produced during coughing and sneezing is the dominant mode of spreading for infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

Aug 27, 2020, 17:34 PM IST
Cambridge University kicks off vaccine trials to fight all coronaviruses

Cambridge University kicks off vaccine trials to fight all coronaviruses

A vaccine that clears all trials can then be delivered pain-free without a needle into the skin through a spring-powered jet injection.

Aug 26, 2020, 16:27 PM IST
COVID-19 treatment: Use of antibiotics could lead to increased antimicrobial resistance

COVID-19 treatment: Use of antibiotics could lead to increased antimicrobial resistance

Patients hospitalised as a result of the virus are being given a combination of medications to prevent possible secondary bacterial infections.

Aug 26, 2020, 16:02 PM IST
Autistic people's brain cells develop differently from typical individuals: Study

Autistic people's brain cells develop differently from typical individuals: Study

iPSCs retain the genetic identity of the person from which they came and the cells re-start their development as it would have happened in the womb, providing a window into that person`s brain

Aug 25, 2020, 18:28 PM IST
Yoga can ease symptoms of heart rhythm disorder, claims study

Yoga can ease symptoms of heart rhythm disorder, claims study

The study investigated whether yoga could ease symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Aug 24, 2020, 16:58 PM IST
Cancer, its treatment may accelerate the aging process in young patients

Cancer, its treatment may accelerate the aging process in young patients

 Previous research has shown that a protein called p16INK4a, which slows cell division, is produced at higher levels by cells as a person ages. 

Aug 24, 2020, 15:31 PM IST
Know how wheatgrass can help you manage monsoon illnesses

Know how wheatgrass can help you manage monsoon illnesses

For many of us, monsoon is probably the most-awaited season of the year. Sure enough, the first drops of rains are rejuvenating, and provide us the much-sought relief from scorching summer heat.

Aug 24, 2020, 14:24 PM IST
Study shows how coronavirus COVID-19 smell loss differs from common cold

Study shows how coronavirus COVID-19 smell loss differs from common cold

The research team hopes that their work could help develop smell and taste tests for fast COVID-19 screening - in primary care and emergency departments.

Aug 22, 2020, 16:13 PM IST
Blood clots, lung injuries found in patients who have died of COVID-19; Check findings

Blood clots, lung injuries found in patients who have died of COVID-19; Check findings

The research team behind the study believe that the findings could help guide clinicians on treating complications as a result of COVID-19, such as using blood thinners to prevent blood clots from

Aug 22, 2020, 02:15 AM IST
COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through breast milk, suggests Study

COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through breast milk, suggests Study

The study examined 64 samples of breast milk collected by the Mommy`s Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository from 18 women across the United States infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome

Aug 20, 2020, 15:28 PM IST
Researchers identify subtype of autism that regulate cholesterol metabolism, brain development

Researchers identify subtype of autism that regulate cholesterol metabolism, brain development

The team identified the shared molecular roots between lipid dysfunction and autism through DNA analysis of brain samples--findings that they then confirmed by examining medical records of

Aug 19, 2020, 21:06 PM IST
Diabetics with poor control more vulnerable to coronavirus COVID-19

Diabetics with poor control more vulnerable to coronavirus COVID-19

India currently stands in second place in the number of diabetes cases across the world after China, according to the International Diabetes Foundation Diabetes Atlas. 

Aug 19, 2020, 15:50 PM IST
Antibiotics associated with increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease: Study

Antibiotics associated with increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease: Study

IBD is becoming more common, particularly in Europe, the US and other parts of the world undergoing rapid economic development, increased sanitation, and more frequent use of antibiotics. 

Aug 19, 2020, 01:56 AM IST