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Researchers detect new clues to eliminate infant HIV infections

In a study published in the medical journal PLoS Pathogens, the researchers found evidence linking mother-to-child transmission of HIV to rare variants of the virus in the mother's blood that is able to escape broadly

Study uncovers potential treatment of breast cancer through targeted drugs

Hormones have proteins on their cell surface called receptors that receive and send biological messages and regulate cell function.

TIFR Hyderabad researchers make breakthrough finding on semiconductors

Hyderabad: Researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Hyderabad, have successfully tweaked low cost semiconducting materials, similar to the composition of plastic,...

Covid second wave could last for three more months: Experts

India likely to witness peak in first or second week of May, say experts

Climate change forcing Bowhead whales to hold off annual migration

Researchers in Canada find that population of Bowhead whale did not make the 6,000km round-trip in 2018-2019. Read more about the whale species here…

Human to cat transmission of Covid virus found in UK

The research provides fresh evidence that people have transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to cats during the pandemic in the UK.

184 patents filed by IIT Madras in 2020

Despite the Covid-19 related lockdown last year, the number of patents filing was 184 (Indian 119, International 65), a shade less than the 190 filings (Indian 128, International 62) made the previous year.

Scientists find 3,500 year-old honeypot from Africa

Archaeologists from Goethe University in cooperation with chemists at the University of Bristol in the UK identified beeswax residues in 3,500 year-old potsherds of the Nok culture

Covid vax ‘less effective’ in people with some blood cancer: Study

The studies, published in the journal Blood, suggest that the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine may have reduced efficacy in people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and multiple myeloma, two types of blood cancer

Obesity reduces mitochondrial gene expression in fat tissue

Mitochondria are important cellular powerplants that process all of our energy intakes. If the pathways associated with breaking down nutrients are lazy, the changes can often have health-related consequences.

Increased exposure to sunlight may lower Covid deaths: Study

Ultraviolet UVA rays make up 95 per cent of the Sun's UV light and can penetrate more deeply into the skin.

Study identifies possible Covid drugs

The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, screened thousands of existing drugs and drug-like molecules for their ability to inhibit the replication of the Covid-19-causing coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Why some cancer drugs may be ineffective

In the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers reported the extensive presence of mouse viruses in patient-derived xenografts (PDX).

Millennials, Gen Z are more sustainability-oriented: Study

In a study questioning both commitments to sustainable behaviours and willingness to trade better pay to work for a more sustainability-minded company, the surveyed young adults in Japan made their preferences clear.

Mothers’ exposure to toxic linked to autistic-like behaviours in kids

In this study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the team measured the levels of 25 chemicals in blood and urine samples collected from 1,861 Canadian women during the first trimester of pregnancy.

University of Hyderabad team decodes a link for curbing malaria

The researchers led by Prof. Mrinal Bhattacharya from the UoH have found a correlation between the fever that is induced by malaria and the antigenic variation of the malarial parasites.

X-rays, AI together may help detect Covid-19 faster

The findings, published in the IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, indicate that the research team used several different Machine Learning (ML) methods to detect Covid-19, two of which resulted

Women accumulate Alzheimer’s-related protein faster: Study

"Tau accumulation rates vary greatly between individuals of the same sex, but in the temporal lobe, which is affected in Alzheimer's disease, we found a 75 per cent higher accumulation rate in women as a group compared to men," said researcher

3 common antiviral drugs potentially effective against Covid

The study, published in the journal ACS Omega, looked at three antiviral drugs that have proven effective against Ebola and the Marburg virus tilorone, quinacrine and pyronaridine.

Covid can cause atypical thyroid inflammation: Study

The study, presented virtually at ENDO 2021, indicated that one-third of the participants still had signs of thyroid inflammation after three months, even though their thyroid function had normalised.

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