CONSUMERS PREFER ROUND NUMBERS EVEN WHEN THE SPECIFIC NUMBER IS BETTER NEWS

Consider this scenario: A vaccine for the novel coronavirus has been developed that is 91.27% effective. If public health officials...

DO WE KNOW WHAT WE WANT IN A ROMANTIC PARTNER? NO MORE THAN A RANDOM STRANGER WOULD

New research suggests that people's ideal partner preferences do not reflect any unique personal insight.

 
 
 

NEUROBIOLOGY: HOW MUCH OXYGEN DOES THE BRAIN NEED?

The brain has a high energy demand and reacts very sensitively to oxygen deficiency. Neurobiologists have now succeeded for the first...

AGE-RELATED IMPAIRMENTS REVERSED IN ANIMAL MODEL

Frailty and immune decline are two main features of old age. Researchers now demonstrate in an animal model that these two age-related...

 
 
 

NEW CLASS OF SAFER ANALGESICS DISCOVERED

Researchers have discovered a new class of pipeline drugs to relieve pain and reduce fever without the danger of addiction or damage...

WHAT ETHICAL MODELS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES DON'T ADDRESS, AND HOW THEY COULD BE BETTER

There's a fairly large flaw in the way that programmers are currently addressing ethical concerns related to artificial intelligence...

 
 
 

COMPOUNDS HALT SARS-COV-2 REPLICATION BY TARGETING KEY VIRAL ENZYME

New research identifies several existing compounds that block replication of the COVID-19 virus within human cells grown in the laboratory....

ORDER FROM NOISE: HOW RANDOMNESS AND COLLECTIVE DYNAMICS DEFINE A STEM CELL

Without stem cells, human life would not exist. Due to them, a lump of cells becomes an organ, and a fertilized egg develops into a...

 
 
 

NOVEL PROTEIN DRIVES CANCER PROGRESSION

Researchers have discovered a protein that drives the progression of esophageal cancer and liver cancer and it could be a promising...

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP SOFTWARE TO FIND DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA

The program could make it easier to identify the deadly antimicrobial resistant bacteria that exist in the environment. Such superbugs...

 
 
 

NEW CONNECTION BETWEEN THE EYES AND TOUCH DISCOVERED

Tiny eye movements can be used as an index of humans' ability to anticipate relevant information in the environment independent of...

TARGETED DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION TO TREAT OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Researchers have further refined the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. By accurately...

 
 
 

PEOPLE WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL SHOULD ELIMINATE CARBS, NOT SATURATED FAT, STUDY SUGGESTS

An international team of experts on heart disease and diet say there's no evidence that a low-saturated fat diet reduces cholesterol...

CELL 'MEMBRANE ON A CHIP' COULD SPEED UP SCREENING OF DRUG CANDIDATES FOR COVID-19

Researchers have developed a human cell 'membrane on a chip' that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact...

 
 
 

OWNER BEHAVIOR AFFECTS EFFORT AND ACCURACY IN DOGS' COMMUNICATIONS

Researchers have found that dogs adapt their communicative strategies to their environment and that owner behavior influences communicative...

PIONEERING BRAIN HAEMORRHAGE TREATMENT REDUCES LONG-TERM DISABILITY IN PREMATURE BABIES

Premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage treated with a 'brain washing' technique were twice as likely to survive without severe...

 
 
 

COMMON HYPERTENSION MEDICATIONS MAY REDUCE COLORECTAL CANCER RISK

People who take angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers for conditions such as high blood pressure...

HOW THE BODY REGULATES SCAR TISSUE GROWTH AFTER HEART ATTACKS

New research conducted in mice could explain why some people suffer more extensive scarring than others after a heart attack. The study...

 
 
 

CORONARY CALCIUM SCORING: PERSONALIZED PREVENTIVE CARE FOR THOSE MOST AT RISK

An imaging test called coronary calcium scoring can help doctors to make the right recommendation about the use of statin therapy....

ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES MORE COMMON IN TEENS WHO STAY UP LATE

Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer with asthma and allergies compared to...

 
 
 



India's COVID-19 Positivity Rate at 6.73%

India's COVID-19 Positivity Rate at 6.73%

As India's COVID-19 tally crosses the seven lakh-mark, the Centre said the national positivity rate of novel coronavirus infected patients is 6.73 percent, while Punjab with... Read more ...

UN Report Provides Recommendations to Prevent Future Pandemics

UN Report Provides Recommendations to Prevent Future Pandemics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take lives and disrupt economies across the world, a new UN report warns further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active... Read more ...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall deaths in the U.S., from any cause

One of the uninformed comments we hear a lot these days about coronavirus is that people who are dying of COVID-19 would have died of something else sooner rather than later... Read more ...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and newborns: Study

Exposure to probiotics within the first 1,000 days after conception has been linked to profound positive effects on the health of infants. Birgit Michelsen, chief technical... Read more ...

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

Lapses in refills for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis skyrocketed during the COVID-19 outbreak, with significant declines in PrEP initiations, as well as testing for sexually... Read more ...

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, helping blood pressure and keeping colon cancer away, too. Read more ...

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next... Read more ...

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

A case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in the Tampa area, according to the Florida Department of Health. Read more ...

Scientists Urge WHO To Reduce Airborne Spread of COVID-19

Scientists Urge WHO To Reduce Airborne Spread of COVID-19

It is time to recognise and mitigate airborne transmission of COVID-19, says a plea to the World Health Organization issued by 239 scientists from around the world. Read more ...

Sobering Data on Risks of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids

Sobering Data on Risks of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids

Corticosteroid bursts as short as 2 weeks or less were still linked to severe adverse events among relatively healthy users, according to a large study from Taiwan. For people... Read more ...