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Poor sleep may up Alzheimer's in elderly

The study indicated that lack of sleep alone helps drive the disease.

Jan 28, 2019, 14:17 PM IST

Novel filter uses bacterial membrane to clean water

The new ultrafiltration membrane purifies water while preventing biofouling or buildup of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms that reduce the flow of water.

Jan 21, 2019, 15:41 PM IST

Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump a 'creep' in her new book

Clinton has pointed the finger at Russia`s "disinformation" effort and cyber-hacking against her campaign as one of the reasons for her stunning defeat.

Aug 23, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

This material can make dirty water safe to drink

A team of researchers has come up with a way to use "veritable wonder material" graphene oxide sheets to turn dirty water clean for a thirsty world. 

Jul 27, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

Potential drug target for Zika, similar viruses identified

The findings showed that disabling SPCS1 -- in both human and insect cells -- reduces viral infection and does not negatively affect the cells themselves.

Jun 18, 2016, 17:29 PM IST

Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta, fetus

In one of the experiments, researchers used pregnant mice that were genetically engineered to lack the ability fight off Zika.

May 12, 2016, 01:30 AM IST

These new eye drops could reverse cataracts!

Good news for people suffering from eye cataracts!

Nov 06, 2015, 14:12 PM IST

New method to starve lung cancer

Cancer cells use glucose at rates tens or even hundreds of times larger than that of normal cells.  

Oct 22, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

'Snakeskin' photos reveal Pluto in dazzling details

New “snakeskin” mystifying images of Pluto sent by NASA's New Horizons probe have revealed a multitude of previously unseen topographic and compositional details.

Sep 25, 2015, 11:18 AM IST

Abused teenagers show more intense emotions 

Children who have been abused experience more intense emotions than their peers who have not been abused. However, such children can be trained to control their emotions.

Aug 25, 2015, 17:04 PM IST

Johnson & Johnson starts project to prevent Type 1 diabetes

Johnson & Johnson has begun a research partnership to find the root cause of Type 1 diabetes and stop the hormonal disorder in its tracks. It's the health care giant's first project under its ambitious initiative to prevent or at least intercept and reduce harm from many diseases.

Jun 11, 2015, 21:46 PM IST

Human ancestors had Neanderthal like `inner ear`

In a re-examination of a 100,000-year-old early human skull, researchers have found the surprising presence of an inner-ear formation long thought to occur only in Neanderthals.

Jul 08, 2014, 15:13 PM IST

New high-tech glasses help doctors `see` cancer

Scientists have developed new high-tech glasses that may help surgeons visualise cancer cells which glow blue when viewed through the eye-wear.

Feb 11, 2014, 21:55 PM IST

Discovery may lead to new drugs for osteoporosis

Scientists have found that activating a biological pathway may help stimulate bone growth.

Jan 31, 2014, 17:31 PM IST

20% of women with ovarian cancer inherit predisposition to disease

A new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has estimated that one in five women with ovarian cancer inherit genetic mutations that increase the risk of the disease.

Jan 23, 2014, 15:39 PM IST

New breakthrough brings malaria drugs closer to reality

An Indian origin researcher has found that a form of malaria, which is common in India, Southeast Asia and South America, attacks human red blood cells by clamping down on the cells with a pair of proteins.

Jan 10, 2014, 11:52 AM IST

Substance abuse far higher in mentally ill

Smoking, drinking and drug use are significantly higher among those who have psychotic disorders than among those in the general population, says a new paper.

Jan 02, 2014, 12:02 PM IST

Ancient bones offer peek at history of cats in China

Five-thousand-year-old cat bones found in a Chinese farming village have raised new questions about man`s complex rapport with domestic felines through history, said a study out Monday.

Dec 18, 2013, 09:34 AM IST

Humans may look like `Close Encounters` aliens in 100,000 yrs

A researcher has speculated that humans in the next 100,000 years may look like aliens from the hit movie `Close Encounters of the Third Kind`: large, bug eyes, huge foreheads and pigmented skin.

Sep 19, 2013, 12:29 PM IST

Gut bacteria may hold key to fighting obesity

Germ-free mice, who received gut bacteria from obese humans, gained more weight and accumulated more fat than mice, who received bacteria from the guts of lean humans, according to a new study.

Sep 06, 2013, 12:39 PM IST