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4 cups of coffee daily may boost heart functions in elderly

In the study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, the team found that caffeine was protective against heart damage in pre-diabetic, obese mice, and in aged mice.
 

Jun 22, 2018, 14:14 PM IST

A New subtype of prostate cancer identified

Researchers have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about seven percent of patients with advanced disease.

Jun 17, 2018, 16:47 PM IST

Protein linked to aggressive breast cancer identified

Researchers have identified a protein that is strongly associated with metastatic breast cancer and that could be a target for future therapies.

Apr 19, 2018, 12:01 PM IST

Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study

There is no evidence to prove that children below three years of age who were given anaesthesia had lower intelligence level than those who did not have it, say researchers.

Apr 18, 2018, 16:38 PM IST

Artificial muscles that can lift 12,600 times their own weight

Using carbon fiber, a very strong light-weight material which is readily commercially available, researchers have designed artificial muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight.

Apr 18, 2018, 16:27 PM IST

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

Sexual extravagance can be deadly: Study

The extravagant lengths that males will go to bed a member of the opposite sex can come at the risk of extinction for some species, researchers said Wednesday.

Apr 12, 2018, 10:14 AM IST

Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study

Dinosaurs were in trouble long before the massive asteroid - believed to be the primary cause of their extinction - hit the Earth some 65 million years ago, a study suggests.

Apr 05, 2018, 13:52 PM IST

Smartphone app better at measuring blood flow

A smartphone app using the phone's camera has performed better than traditional physical examination to assess blood flow in patients undergoing coronary angiography, scientists said on Tuesday.

Apr 04, 2018, 10:11 AM IST

Gut bacteria could reveal more about cirrhosis patients

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found that analysis of the gut microbiome -- a collection of bacteria and other microbes in the gut -- could help better predict risk of hospitalisation for patients with cirrhosis, a condition in which the liver does not function properly.

Apr 02, 2018, 13:20 PM IST

To prevent collapse of tropical forests, protect their shape

Fires on the edges of tropical forests and their alteration by land use makes these hot ecosystems lose their shape and stability bringing a sudden, even catastrophic, transformation of land from trees to grass, researchers have found.

Apr 02, 2018, 10:34 AM IST

Interstitium: The latest organ discovered in human body. All you need to know

Scientists have discovered a new organ in the human body which they have dubbed the 'interstitium'. 

Mar 29, 2018, 12:44 PM IST

Glyphosate levels linked to shortened pregnancy length

Researchers have found that glyphosate levels -- a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant -- are significantly correlated with shortened pregnancy lengths.

Mar 26, 2018, 17:54 PM IST

Researchers develop dye to help identify 'lost' ocean microplastics

The dye specifically binds to plastic particles, and renders them easily visible under a fluorescence microscope.

Nov 24, 2017, 17:46 PM IST

Researchers identify 100 genetic risk factors for allergic diseases

It is a proven fact that there are links between asthma, hay fever and eczema and an individual who has one condition is likely to have others.
 

Nov 22, 2017, 20:36 PM IST

Researchers devise new catalyst to recycle CO2, methane

Environmental, scientists have described how they created an advanced nickel-based catalyst strengthened with tin and ceria, and used it to transform CO2 and CH4 into a synthesis gas that can be used to produce fuels and a range of valuable chemicals.
 

Nov 18, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Researchers discover 260 million-year-old fossil forests in Antarctica

During Antarctica's summer, scientists from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM) in the US climbed the McIntyre Promontory's frozen slopes in the Transantarctic Mountains.

Nov 12, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

Researchers discover endangered plant species in China

Researchers from the Qixinghe National Nature Reserve identified more than 5,000 waterwheel plants scattered in an area of over 600 sq.metres in the reserve during an observation tour between September 20 and 23

Sep 29, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Researchers discover source for brain's development – This is what it is

They found that glia, a collection of non-neuronal cells that had long been regarded as passive support cells, in fact are vital to nerve-cell development in the brain.

Sep 02, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

This new diagnostic tool may help detect heart attack, stroke risk early

The tool uses near-infrared light to visualise the fatty build-up in the arteries.

Aug 19, 2017, 22:27 PM IST