Scientists discover animal that doesn’t breathe oxygen

Tel Aviv [Israel], Feb 26 (ANI): In a strange discovery, researchers have come across a non-oxygen breathing animal. The unexpected finding changes one of science's core assumptions about the animal world.A study on this exciting finding was published…

Genetically tweaked lettuce to aid bone fracture healing

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 25 (ANI): Sticks and stones may break your bones, but the wonder plant lettuce will make them heal faster.A new study has used the protein insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) to synthesise an orally delivered,…

First direct seismic measurements reveal a geologically active Mars

Maryland [USA], Feb 25 (ANI): Based on first reports, Mars has been found to have a moderate level of seismic activity and ground vibrations, intermediate between Earth and the Moon.The findings are based on preliminary results from the…

Coral disease risk factors revealed by tools used to study human disease: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 23 (ANI): In a recent study, a team of international researchers have used a statistical technique typically employed in human epidemiology to determine the ecological risk factors affecting the prevalence of two coral diseas...

Study finds abnormally low levels of key protein in brains of young men with autism

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 22 (ANI): Researchers using cutting-edge imaging technology have shown that the brains of young men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have low levels of a protein that appears to play a role in inflammation…

US study reports decline in heart attacks greater among men than women

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 22 (ANI): In a study based on US health system from 2000 to 2014, researchers have reported a steady decline in heart attacks among both men and women. However, the rate of decline slowed…

Researchers develop new gel-based nanosensor for radiation dose monitoring

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 22 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new gel-based nanosensor for radiation dose monitoring that is cost-effective and easy to read, and which can be used on the skin.The research was conducted by professors at…

Cases of melanoma caused by UV exposure vary widely in American states: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 22 (ANI): A medical study carried out in the USA has revealed the state-wise variation in rates of skin cancer (melanoma) caused as a result of exposure to ultraviolet rays.The highest melanoma rates were…

NASA scientists spot water in Jupiter’s atmosphere

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 22 (ANI): NASA astronomers have recently revealed that our neighbourhood gas-giant, Jupiter, contains water in its atmosphere, albeit in a fractional amount.According to a statement on NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's website...

Researchers discover a new mechanism involved in expression of down syndrome

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 21 (ANI): In a recent study, researchers have discovered a new mechanism involved in the expression of down syndrome, one of the main causes of intellectual disability and congenital heart defects in children.The study…

Japan to launch sample return mission to Martian moon Phobos

Tokyo [Japan], Feb 21 (ANI): Japanese space agency JAXA is gearing up for an ambitious unmanned space expedition to explore Phobos, one of the two moons that orbit Mars.What makes the Martian Moons Exploration (MMX) exciting is that…

Sub-Neptune sized planet validated using Habitable-zone Planet Finder

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 21 (ANI): The Habitable-zone Planet Finder (HPF), an astronomical instrument has confirmed an object initially observed by the Kepler spacecraft is an exoplanet.An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside the Solar ...

Double star system flipping between two alter egos

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers noticed that a stellar duo behaved like one type of object before switching its identity, and then returning to its original state after a few years.This is a rare example of…

How newborn stars prepare for birth of planets

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 20 (ANI): An international team of astronomers used two of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world to create more than three hundred images of planet-forming disks around very young stars in the…

MIT researchers develop system that identifies best way to deflect incoming asteroid

Cambridge (Massachusetts) [USA], Feb 20 (ANI): Researchers at the Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system that could help identify the best type of mission for deflecting an incoming asteroid.The "decision ma...

Changes in gut bacteria helped human ancestors to survive in new geographical areas: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that adaptive changes in the microbes inhabiting the human gut (gut microbiome) might be one of the factors responsible for human evolution, allowing our ancestors to survive…

Artificial Intelligence can’t be left unregulated, says Elon Musk

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 19 (ANI): Tesla CEO Elon Musk has expressed concern over the ever-expanding capabilities of Artificial Intelligence and said that all organisations developing advanced AI, including Tesla, should be regulated.[{408737a2-3275-...

Findings from NASA’s Juno update Jupiter water mystery

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 19 (ANI): NASA's Juno mission has provided its first science results on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere. Published recently in the journal Nature Astronomy, the Juno results estimate that at the equator,…

Researchers get unexpected insights into functioning of mitochondria

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 18 (ANI): The inner membranes of mitochondria, called the powerhouse of cells, are not static as assumed earlier, but rather they constantly change their structure every few seconds in living cells, new research has…

SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage crashes into sea after successfully launching Starlink satellites

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 18 (ANI): The private space launch giant SpaceX recently suffered a setback when the earth-bound reusable first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket missed its floating landing platform and crashed into the sea.The mishap…

Scientists create bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 18 (ANI): Pests like locusts are not usually on most people's minds when seeking an alternative to bomb-sniffing dogs.However, a team of scientists from Washington University in St. Louis has managed to program these…

New tools to monitor water quality, measure water insecurity

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 17 (ANI): In breakthrough research, scientists have come up with new tools that present high-tech and low-tech solutions for improving water security.Northwestern University's Sera Young and Julius Lucks come from different e...

Foot and mouth disease virus to help treat pancreatic cancer

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 16 (ANI): The dreaded pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rates among all types of cancers. However, a group of scientists are using the foot and mouth disease virus to find a cure for…

U.S. Space Forces looking for a name for its members

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 16 (USA): After the U.S. military created its latest Space Force branch in the previous year's December, it is now on the lookout for a name by which its members would be addressed.In a…

Researchers’ take on left-brain might not be right, study explains

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 16 (ANI): The long-held notion that the human pattern of brain asymmetry is unique has now been challenged by scientists. The team found the same asymmetry pattern in chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans.The left and…

Scientists develop novel technique to understand intestinal parasitic infections

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 15 (ANI): A newly developed technique will now enable scientists to understand the body's immune response to intestinal infections caused by parasites.Intestinal parasites are a serious threat to both humans and livestock in ...

Young HIV patients have lower viral suppression rates than adults: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 15 (ANI): A recent medical study has revealed that young patients with HIV have considerably lower viral suppression rates as compared to adults, despite having similar enrolment rates in medical care.Viral suppression is the...

New Horizons space probe provides insights about planet formation

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 15 (ANI): NASA's interplanetary space probe New Horizons provided the science community with fresh new insights about the process of planet formation after it flew past a celestial body named Arrokoth, which is situated…

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to increased risk of ADHD

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 15 (ANI): Prenatal factors such as vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy can influence the development of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in babies, suggests a recent study. MD Minna Sucksdorff from the Univer...

Study reveals single dose of HPV vaccine can protect from cervical cancer

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 15 (ANI): HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and persistent infection with certain types of the virus can cause cervical cancer. In a breakthrough study in the field,…

Moon to pass before Mars on February 18 before sunrise

Washington D.C. [US], Feb 15 (ANI): If it's clear on the morning of Tuesday, February 18th, you could see Mars wink out as the Moon passes in front of the Red Planet in what is known as an…

Study reveals living in greener neighbourhoods may postpone natural onset of menopause

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 13 (ANI): Residing in greener spaces is associated with a wide variety of benefits, including a lower risk of obesity, improved attention capacity in children and slower physical decline in old age.For the first…

Scientists develop non-toxic way to kill mosquitoes

Mexico City [Mexico], Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed a non-toxic way to kill mosquitoes with a simple hack that uses ordinary baker's yeast and orange oil to eliminate the nasty insects while they are still in their…

Leiden astronomers discover potential near-earth objects

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 13 (ANI): Three astronomers from Leiden University (the Netherlands) have shown that some asteroids that are considered harmless for now, can collide with the Earth in the future. They did their research with the…

Salt water may periodically form on the surface of mars

Washington D.C [US], Feb 13 (ANI): Briny water may form on the surface of Mars a few days per year, research by Planetary Science Institute (PSI) Senior Scientist Norbert Schorghofer shows.Liquid water is difficult to come by on…

Scientists develop tiny, wireless, battery-free device to track brain activity

Arizona [USA], Feb 12 (ANI): A group of researchers has created an ultra-small, wireless, battery-free device that uses light to record individual neurons so that neuroscientists can track the inner working of the brain.The technology developed by scie...

Accelerated surgery for hip fracture got benefits.

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] Feb 12 (ANI/NewsVoir): Medical researchers from across the world including India have discovered through a global trial, that accelerated time to surgery after a hip fracture diagnosis result in a lower risk of delirium an...

RIT Scientists discover nearest known ‘Baby Giant Planet’

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology have discovered a newborn massive planet closer to Earth than any other of similarly young age found to date.The baby giant planet, called 2MASS 1155-7919 b,…

Melting of Antarctic ice sheet under 2@C warming

Washington D.C [US], Feb 12 (ANI): A study of the Antarctic ice sheet in a 2@C warmer world demonstrates the importance of meeting the Paris climate agreement.Researchers have long speculated that melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet…

Love the stars? Astronomers have a unique suggestion for Valentine’s Day

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 11 (ANI): Few sights are more romantic than a star-filled sky, but there are fewer places on Earth where we can still enjoy a truly dark, star-filled sky. Light pollution means we risk losing…

4D printed microneedles to make injections less painful

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 9 (ANI): A group of researchers has developed tiny needles that could potentially replace the often painful hypodermic needles for administering shots, injecting drugs and drawing blood samples. The 4D printed needles seek th...

Researchers print skin cells on serious burns using ‘handheld 3D printer’

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 8 (ANI): A group of researchers from Canada has developed a 'handheld 3D printer' that has the ability to print new skin cells on severe burn injuries that are too extensive to be treated…

Study suggests antibody induction can treat lethal virus infections

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 8 (ANI): A recent study has suggested that a promising clinical antibody induction can treat potential lethal infections from viruses.According to results from the test on 40 patients, the trial was conducted on healthy…

Microscopic organisms discovered in ‘flammable ice’

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 8 (ANI): A group of researchers studying 'flammable ice' or methane hydrate in the cold and dark depths of the Sea of Japan has found microscopic creatures flourishing amidst living conditions that are immensely…

Researchers find model for identifying sleep stages

Helsinki [Finland], Feb 9 (ANI): A new learning model for identifying sleep stages with exact precision as that of a physician has been identified by a recent study. The study was conducted by researchers of the University of…

Study maps future direction of bioprinting research

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 8 (ANI): The utilisation of 3D printing-like techniques to combine cells, growth factors that imitate natural tissue characteristics is known as bioprinting. A team of scientists have laid a roadmap to take the research…

Scientists resurrect mutated genes from a mammoth

New York [USA], Feb 7 (ANI): In a recent development in the field of paleontology scientists have resurrected the mutated genes of a mammoth that once resided in the Wrangel Island, a remote Arctic refuge off the coast…

Elephants exhibit unique interest in their dead: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 7 (ANI): A recent review of documented field observations of elephants near the carcasses of individuals of their own species has revealed their generalized interest in their dead, even after bodies have long decayed.Such…

Just a single grain of moon dust can help understand its soil chemistry

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 7 (ANI): Since NASA's last trip to the moon in 1972 there has not been another visit to the lunar surface and with no future visit planned yet, every bit of soil brought back…

‘Boeing Starliner’s debut test could have gone worse’

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 7 (ANI): Boeing's passenger spacecraft -- Starliner -- reportedly faced a second potentially disastrous software glitch during its debut test flight in December last year.According to The Verge, had it not been corrected, the...