Research: News

21 May 2024

Health & Wellness

Microplastics found in human, canine testicles: Why we should worry

A recent study has revealed the presence of microplastics, known carcinogens, in every testicle sample taken from humans and dogs.

20 May 2024

Neuralink

FDA approves Neuralink's brain chip implant in second patient

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given green light to Neuralink for implanting its innovative brain chip in a second patient.

19 May 2024

Health & Wellness

Study reveals oxytocin nasal spray reduces acute feelings of loneliness

A recent study conducted by a team of European and Israeli doctors has explored the effects of administering oxytocin, commonly known as the "love hormone," via nasal spray to individuals experiencing social distress.

14 May 2024

China

China's quantum leap is a step toward fault-tolerant computing 

Quantum physicist Pan Jianwei and his team at the University of Science and Technology of China, have made a significant breakthrough in quantum computing.

14 May 2024

Space News

Universe may resemble infinite hall of mirrors, says study

A group of cosmologists called COMPACT Collaboration has published a research paper in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Physicists uncover potential evidence of the hypothetical 'Glueball' particle

Researchers may have unearthed potential evidence of the elusive 'glueball' particle in a recent particle accelerator experiment.

11 May 2024

Health & Wellness

Fiction reading may foster various cognitive skills, research indicates

A study has revealed the positive cognitive effects of reading fiction.

AI aids in uncovering details of 'missing' Holocaust victims

Israeli researchers are utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to trace hundreds of thousands of Jewish individuals, still unaccounted for in official Holocaust memorials, nearly 80 years after their demise.

Laron syndrome's genetic mutation can protect people from aging

Medical professionals are intrigued by a unique genetic anomaly known as Laron syndrome, which is primarily seen in certain individuals with dwarfism.

Revolutionary discovery! Bacteria converts blood to universal donor type

A team of researchers has made a groundbreaking discovery, unearthing a common bacteria capable of modifying enzymes in blood.

05 May 2024

Health & Wellness

Study finds elevated uranium, lead levels in teen vapers

A recent study published in the journal Tobacco Control, has discovered a worrying connection between teenage vaping and increased levels of uranium and lead.

30 Apr 2024

Climate Change

UK scientists develop material that absorbs carbon faster than trees

UK scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against climate change, by developing a porous substance capable of storing substantial amounts of greenhouse gases.

29 Apr 2024

Health & Wellness

Diabetes drug may help treat alcohol use disorder: Study

A recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, suggests that semaglutide, a drug typically used for weight loss and diabetes management, may also be beneficial for individuals struggling with alcohol use disorder (AUD).

28 Apr 2024

Health & Wellness

Organ transplants may lead to changes in personality, sexual orientation

Recent scientific research suggests that organ transplants may lead to unexpected outcomes, including significant shifts in personality and sexual orientation.

Scientists discover rocks that provide earliest evidence of Earth's magnetosphere

A groundbreaking study led by University of Oxford geologist Claire Nichols, has uncovered evidence of Earth's magnetic field in 3.7-billion-year-old rocks from Isua, Greenland.

AI can predict your political beliefs using facial recognition

Recent studies have underscored the potential privacy risks associated with facial recognition technologies.

Memory formation triggers inflammation and DNA damage in brain cells

A recent study, published in Nature, has unveiled that the formation of long-term memories can trigger inflammation and cause DNA damage in brain cells.

Fool's Gold reveals hidden lithium trace, new study finds

In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists have found traces of lithium (necessary for the world's energy transition) in pyrite, also known as Fool's Gold.

14 Apr 2024

Health & Wellness

Scientists find out the true source of hospital infections

Contrary to common assumptions, most infections contracted in healthcare settings are not due to superbugs present in hospitals.

07 Apr 2024

Health & Wellness

Groundbreaking study discovers potential early warning for Parkinson's disease

In a pioneering study, researchers from Barcelona, Spain have identified a potential early warning sign for diseases like Parkinson's.

Researchers unintentionally made mouse develop legs in place of genitals

In a surprising turn of events, scientists at Portugal's Gulbenkian Science Institute, have inadvertently engineered a mouse embryo to grow an extra pair of legs in place of genitals.

02 Apr 2024

France

Groundbreaking MRI scanner captures first images of human brain

The world's most advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, known as Iseult, has successfully captured its inaugural images of the human brain.

02 Apr 2024

CRISPR

Scientist resumes human embryo gene-editing research following release from prison

He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who caused a global uproar in 2018 by using CRISPR technology to modify human embryos' DNA, has resumed his research after serving a three-year prison sentence.

29 Mar 2024

Technology

Journal publisher bans Playboy centerfold Lena's image from research papers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a leading authority in computing research, has introduced a significant policy change.

Human brains growing larger with each generation, says study

A groundbreaking study has found that the human brain has been gradually growing in size over generations.

27 Mar 2024

Technology

This revolutionary ultrafast camera records 156.3 trillion frames per second

A team of scientists has unveiled an ultrafast camera, known as SCARF (swept-coded aperture real-time femtophotography), that can capture images at a staggering rate of 156.3 terahertz (THz).

22 Mar 2024

Health & Wellness

Pioneering transplant: Patient in recovery after receiving pig kidney

In a remarkable achievement, a team of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, US has successfully implanted a genetically altered pig kidney into Rick Slayman, a 62-year-old man grappling with terminal kidney disease.

17 Mar 2024

Health & Wellness

Prolonged sitting linked to increased mortality risk, study reveals

A recent study conducted by the University of California, San Diego has shed light on the health risks associated with prolonged sitting.

27 Feb 2024

IIT Madras

IIT Madras researchers patent Indian spices-based treatment for cancer 

IIT Madras researchers have patented a groundbreaking cancer treatment using Indian spices, with plans to make it available by 2028.

22 Feb 2024

Health & Wellness

Scientists grow testicles in lab for male infertility research

Scientists at Israel's Bar-Ilan University have made a significant breakthrough in the field of male infertility.

09 Feb 2024

Space News

Our universe is expanding by swallowing baby parallel universes: Study

A recent study published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics has proposed a fascinating theory.

07 Feb 2024

Health & Wellness

Scientists 3D print world's first functional human brain tissue 

A groundbreaking discovery by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has led to the successful 3D printing of functional human brain tissue.

Obelisks: New life found in the human digestive system

Delving into the intricate ecosystem of microbes inhabiting the human body, scientists have unexpectedly encountered a novel category of a virus entity.

30 Jan 2024

Lifestyle

Cognitive benefits of handwritten note-taking in a digital era

As technology overtakes traditional tools, handwritten note-taking faces oblivion in education.

06 Jan 2024

Smartphones

Your next smartphone display might be made of 'transparent' wood

For a long time, glass and plastic have been the standard for most device displays, but that might change soon.

08 Dec 2023

China

World's largest underground lab opens in China: Here's why

China's Jinping Underground Laboratory, the world's largest and deepest underground lab, has started operations after three years of extensive upgrades and expansion.

24 Nov 2023

Indian Government

Centre holds discussion to boost private sector R&D spending

The Indian government is looking for ways to boost private sector investment in research and development (R&D) as it prepares for the Union Budget 2024.

20 Nov 2023

China

Revolutionary wireless charger can power medical implants inside human body

A team of scientists at Lanzhou University, China, has created a wireless charger capable of powering bioelectronic implants, such as fully biodegradable drug delivery systems.

06 Nov 2023

Technology

British start-up develops tampon that can test for STIs

Daye, a British start-up focused on gynecological health, has created a new tampon that can screen sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

26 Oct 2023

Brazil

Brazilian scientists develop cocaine vaccine: Here's how it works

Researchers in Brazil have created an innovative vaccine, called Calixcoca, to combat cocaine addiction.

AI chatbots could be used to plan biological attacks: Study

A study by the US-based Rand Corporation reveals that artificial intelligence models behind chatbots could potentially be used in planning bioweapon attacks.

10 Oct 2023

Global Warming

Extreme heat could make parts of Earth unlivable, scientists warn

New research states if global temperatures were to rise by 1-degree Celsius than the current levels, then billions of people every year would be experiencing extreme heat that's too hot to handle.

03 Oct 2023

Mental Health

Milk tea addiction linked to mental health issues, says study

A new large-scale study conducted in China has uncovered a troubling link between milk tea addiction and mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, among the youth.

AI pinpoints brain signals linked to recovery from depression: Study

Researchers in the US have come up with a therapy to treat severe depression.

26 Sep 2023

Technology

MIT's new chip promises more accurate quantum computing

Quantum computers are said to potentially revolutionize computing since they can perform calculations much faster than current supercomputers.

22 Sep 2023

Health & Wellness

UK: Eight-year-old receives first kidney transplant without needing lifelong immunosuppressants

Eight-year-old Aditi Shankar from north-west London has become the first patient in the UK, to get a kidney transplant without the need for lifelong immunosuppressant drugs.

20 Sep 2023

Space Science

Scientists develop water-powered thruster for small satellites: How it works

A team of engineers working with the European Space Agency (ESA) has created a new water-powered thruster, without using toxic chemicals.

20 Sep 2023

Nanomaterials

New nanoparticle-based treatment could solve acne problems for millions

A study led by researchers from the University of South Australia, the University of Adelaide, and the Aix-Marseille Universite in France, may have discovered a potential game-changer for acne treatment.

19 Sep 2023

Climate Change

Marine heatwaves are becoming frequent, last longer in deep ocean

Marine heatwaves are becoming "increasingly common" with "devastating ecosystem impacts," says a new study published in Nature Climate Change.

19 Sep 2023

China

China approves clinical trials for bio-artificial liver

Chinese authorities have approved clinical trials of a stem cell-based artificial liver.

Scientists create 'smart' molecule that could prevent microgravity-induced bone loss 

A new study, led by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, claims that an engineered compound could effectively prevent bone loss in mice aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

13 Sep 2023

Technology

Brain may release its own cannabinoids to lower stress: Study

A study reveals that under stress, the human brain may release its own cannabinoid molecules to help you calm down.

Indian AI model matches radiologists in detecting gallbladder cancer

An AI-based approach in detecting gallbladder cancer (GBC) has been found comparable to that of experienced radiologists, per a study published in The Lancet Regional Health-Southeast Asia journal.

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