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Organic Farming Can Have Much Greater Implications for Climate Change 

Study shows growing food organically has higher impact on climate because of more land use

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JANUARY 2019

Air Pollution A Major Health Risk to the Planet: India Worst Affected Globally

Comprehensive study on the seventh biggest country of the world, India, shows how ambient air pollution is majorly affecting health outcomes

 

JANUARY 2019

Intermittent Fasting Can Make Us Healthier 

Study shows that intermittent fasting for certain intervals can promote good health by boosting our metabolism

 

JANUARY 2019

Gluten Intolerance: A Promising Step Towards Developing a Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis and Celiac Disease

Study suggests a new protein involved in development of gluten intolerance which be a therapeutic target.

 

JANUARY 2019

Probiotics Not Effective Enough in Treating ‘Stomach Flu’ in children

Twin studies show that expensive and popular probiotics may not be effective in treating ‘stomach flu’ in young children.

 

JANUARY 2019

Magnesium Mineral Regulates Vitamin D Levels in Our Body

A new clinical trial shows how mineral magnesium has the ability to regulate vitamin D levels in our body

 

JANUARY 2019

Discovery of Chemical Leads for Next Generation Anti-Malarial Drug

A new study has used robotic screening for shortlisting chemical compounds which could be ‘prevent’ malaria

 

JANUARY 2019

New Anti-Ageing Intervention to Slow Motor Aging and Prolong Longevity

Study highlights the key genes which can prevent motor function decline as an organism ages, for now in worms

 

JANUARY 2019

A Wireless ‘‘Brain Pacemaker’’ That Can Detect and Prevent Seizures

Engineers have designed a wireless ‘brain pacemaker’ which can detect and prevent tremors or seizures in patients suffering from neurological disorders
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Neutralizing Antibodies Induced by Vaccination can Provide Protection Against HIV Infection

Research shows that neutralizing antibodies which are induced by vaccination can protect animals from HIV infection.

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DECEMBER 2018

Glucagon Mediated Glucose Production in Liver can Control and Prevent Diabetes

An important marker for diabetes development has been identified

 

DECEMBER 2018

Biological Barriers of Reproduction from Same-Sex Mammals Overcome

Study shows for the firsttime healthy mouse offspring born from same sex parents – in this case mothers

 

DECEMBER 2018

Recently Identified Nerve-Signalling Pathway for Effective Pain Management

Scientists have identified a distinct nerve-signalling pathway which could help to recover from sustained pain after an injury.

 

DECEMBER 2018

Advances in Laser Technology Opens New Vistas for Cleaner Fuel and Energy

Scientists have developed a laser technology which could open avenues for clean fuel and energy technologies in the future.

 

DECEMBER 2018

The Largest Dinosaur Fossil Excavated for the First Time in South Africa

Scientists have excavated the largest dinosaur fossil which would have been the largest terrestrial animal on our planet.

 

DECEMBER 2018

The Smallest Optical Gyroscope

Engineers have built the world’ tiniest light-sensing gyroscope which could be easily integrated into smallest portable modern technology

 

DECEMBER 2018

The First Successful Pregnancy and Birth After Womb Transplant from a Deceased Donor

First womb transplant from a deceased donor leads to successful birth of a healthy baby

 

DECEMBER 2018

How Ant Society Actively Reorganizes Itself to Control the Spread of Diseases

A first study has shown how an animal society actively reorganizes itself to reduce the spread of disease

Tau: A New Protein That May Aid in Developing Personalized Alzheimer’s Therapy

Research has shown that another protein called tau is responsible for early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and this information may aid in developing therapies.

 

NOVEMBER 2018

A New Easy Treatment for Peanut Allergy 

A promising new treatment using immunotherapy to treat peanut allergy by building tolerance over time.

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Omega-3 Supplements May Not Offer Benefit to The Heart

An elaborate comprehensive study shows Omega-3 supplements may not offer benefit to the heart

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Treatment of Paralysis Using a Novel Method of Neurotechnology  

Study had shown recovery from paralysis using a novel method of neurotechnology

 

NOVEMBER 2018

‘Adult Frog Regrows Amputated Legs’: An Advance in Organ Regeneration Research

Adult frogs have been shown for the first time to regrow amputated legs marking it as a breakthrough for organ regeneration.

 

NOVEMBER 2018

‘Ionic Wind’ Powered Airplane: A Plane That Has No Moving Part 

Airplane has been designed which won’t be dependent on fossil fuels or battery as it won’t have any moving part

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Nanorobots That Deliver Drugs Directly into The Eyes

For the first time nanorobots have been designed which can deliver drugs directly into the eyes without causing damage.

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Cefiderocol: A New Antibiotic for Treating Complex and Advanced Urinary Tract Infections

A newly discovered antibiotic follows a unique mechanism in fighting drug-resistant bacteria responsible for UTIs.

 

NOVEMBER 2018

DNA Origami Nanostructures for Treatment of Acute Kidney Failure

A novel study based on nanotechnology generates hope for treating acute kidney injury and failure.

Imperative for Nutritional Labelling

Study shows on the basis of Nutri-Score developed by UK, a low nutritional diet increases risk of illnesses and a nutrition labelling system must be incorporated to increase consumer awareness

 

OCTOBER 2018

A New Drug that Prevent Malaria Parasites from Infecting Mosquitos

Compounds have been identified which could prevent malaria parasites from infecting mosquitos, thereby stopping the spread of malaria.

 

OCTOBER 2018

Personality Types

Scientists have used an algorithm to plot huge data collected from 1.5 million people to define four distinct personality types

 

OCTOBER 2018

A New Drug to Fight Advanced Drug-resistant HIV Infection

Researchers have designed a novel HIV drug which can help fight advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection in patients who have no other treatment options.

 

OCTOBER 2018

Bendable and Foldable Electronic Devices

Engineers have invented a semiconductor made by a thin flexible hybrid material which can be used for displays on electronic devices in the near future.

 

OCTOBER 2018

Skin-attachable Loudspeakers and Microphones

A wearable electronic device has been discovered which can attach to one’s body and act as a speaker and microphone

 

OCTOBER 2018

Have We Found the Key for Longevity in Humans?

A crucial protein which is responsible for longevity has been identified for the first time in monkeys

 

OCTOBER 2018

New Exomoon

A pair of astronomers have made the big discovery of an ‘exomoon’ in another solar system

 

OCTOBER 2018

Enhancing Drug Efficiency by Correcting 3D Orientation of Molecules: A Step Forward Towards Novel Medicine

Researchers have discovered a way to be able to design efficient medicines by giving the compound a correct 3D orientation which is important for its biological activity

Detecting and Stopping Epileptic Seizures

Researchers haves shown an electronic device can detect and end epileptic seizures when implanted into brain of mice

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Decrease Risk of Dementia

A study suggests that both excessive consumption of alcohol and total abstinence contribute to a person’s risk of developing dementia later in life

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Artificial Wood

Scientists have fabricated artificial wood from synthetic resins which while mimicking natural wood exhibits improved properties for multifunctional use

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

A New Cure for Congenital Blindness

Study shows a new way to reverse genetic blindness in a mammal

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

A New Non-Addictive Pain-relieving Drug

Scientists have discovered a safe and non-addictive synthetic bifunctional drug for relieving pain

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Stress Could Affect Development of Nervous System in Early Adolescence

Scientists have shown that environmental stress can affect normal development of nervous system in worms who are approaching puberty

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Roundworms Revived After Being Frozen in Ice for 42,000 Years

For the first time dormant multicellular organisms’ nematodes were revived after being buried in permafrost deposits for thousands of years.

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

A New Antibody Approach to Fight Ovarian Cancer

A unique immunotherapy-based antibody approach has been developed which targets cancers consisting of solid tumours

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

A Novel Method Which Could Help Forecast Earthquake Aftershocks

A novel artificial intelligence approach could help predict location of aftershocks following an earthquake

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

The Most Accurate Value of Gravitational Constant ‘G’ Till Date

Physicists have accomplished the first most precise and accurate measurement of Newtonian gravitational constant G

Gravity Waves Above the Skies of Antarctica

The origins of the mysterious ripples called gravity waves above Antarctica skies has been discovered for the first time

 

AUGUST 2018

Weight-Based Dosing of Aspirin for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events

Study shows that a person’s body weight influences the effects of low-dose aspirin in preventing cardiovascular events

 

AUGUST 2018

A New Shape Discovered: Scutoid

A new geometrical shape has been discovered which enables three-dimensional packing of epithelial cells when making curved tissues and organs.

 

AUGUST 2018

Meghalayan Age

Geologists have marked a new phase in the history of earth after discovering evidences in Meghalaya, India

 

AUGUST 2018

‘Transferring Memory’ From One Organism to Another a Possibility?

New study shows that it might be possible to transfer memory between organisms by transferring RNA from a trained organism into an untrained one

 

AUGUST 2018

Towards a better understanding of depression and anxiety

Researchers have studied detailed effects of ‘pessimistic thinking’ which occurs in anxiety and depression

 

AUGUST 2018

A New Approach to Prevent Oesophageal cancer

A novel treatment which “prevents” oesophageal cancer in at-risk patients is reported in a large clinical trial.

 

AUGUST 2018

Dog: Man’s Best Companion

Scientific research has proven that dogs are compassionate beings who overcome obstacles to help their human owners.

 

AUGUST 2018

Milky Way’s ‘Sibling’ Galaxy Discovered

A “sibling” of Earth’s galaxy Milky Way is discovered which was torn apart by Andromeda galaxy billions of years ago

Origin of High Energy Neutrinos Traced

The origins of high-energy neutrino have been traced for the very first time, solving an important astronomic mystery

 

JULY 2018

Combination of Diet and Therapy for Cancer Treatment

The ketogenic diet (low carbohydrate, limited protein and high fat) shows improved effectiveness of a new class of cancer drugs in cancer treatment

 

JULY 2018

Fern Genome Decoded: Hope for Environmental Sustainability

Unlocking the genetic information of a fern could provide us potential solutions to multiple issues faced by our planet today.

JULY 2018

‘Success streak’ is Real

Statistical analysis has shown that “hot streak” or a string of successes is real and everyone experiences these at some time point in their careers

JULY 2018

Correcting Genetic Conditions in Unborn Babies

Study shows promise for treating genetic disease in a mammal during foetal development in the first three months of a pregnancy

JULY 2018

Novel Drug Therapy to Cure Deafness

Researchers have successfully treated hereditary hearing loss in mice using a small molecule of a drug leading to hopes for new treatments for deafness

JULY 2018

A Unique Pill to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

A temporary coating that mimics the effects of gastric bypass surgery could help to treat type 2 diabetes

JULY 2018

Growing Neanderthal Brain in the Laboratory

Studying the Neanderthal brain can reveal genetic modifications which caused Neanderthals to face extinction while made us humans as a unique long-surviving species

JULY 2018

A New Approach to Treat Obesity

Researchers have studied an alternative approach to regulate immune cell function to treat obesity
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