New wearable sensor can analyse your sweat for disease

​Washington, April 18 (IANS) US researchers have developed a wristband-type wearable sweat sensor that could help diagnose cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other diseases.The sensor collects sweat, measures its molecular constituents and then electronically transmits the results for analysis and diagnostics through a...

Study casts doubt on autism, antidepressant link

Washington, April 18 (IANS) An increased risk of autism among children of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy may actually be the result of maternal mental illnesses, according to new research.Up to 15 per cent of women have depression during pregnancy and antidepressants are a popular treatment choice f...

Cannabis compound could treat itching, other skin diseases

New York, April 18 (IANS) Anti-inflammatory properties in a cannabis compound could help treat itching and a wide-range of other skin diseases, say researchers.The new study, published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, summarises the current literature on the subject and concludes that ph...

New Google Earth to be launched on April 18

​New York, April 17 (IANS) Google is reportedly building an overhauled version of its Google Earth that will be unveiled during an Earth Day event in New York City on April 18, a media report said.According to a report in Express.co.uk on Monday, Google has sent invitations for an Earth Day-themed event to be held...

25 'golden age' to beat computers: Study

​London, April 16 (IANS) Turning 25? This may be the best time of your life, as according to a study, 25 is the golden age when humans can outsmart computers.The study showed that people's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin fli...

Camera prototype ditches long lens for distant images

​New York, April 16 (IANS) A team led by an Indian-origin engineer has built a camera prototype that can capture a detailed micron-resolution image from a distance and does that without using a long lens.The prototype built and tested by engineers at US-based Rice and Northwestern universities uses a laser and tec...

New 3D-printed digital patch may heal damaged heart tissue

​New York, April 15 (IANS) US scientists have created a revolutionary digital three dimensional (3D) bio-printed patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue in patients after a heart attack.During a heart attack, a person loses blood flow to the heart muscle, causing the cells to die. As the human b...

Antarctica was once green: Scientists

​Santiago, April 15 (IANS) Nearly 300 million years ago, the frozen, inhospitable Antarctica was covered by lush subtropical forests, according to scientists."That Antarctica was once green is a matter of consensus among scientists, but still unknown to many people," Marcelo Leppe, a paleontologist who works with ...

Scientists develop CRISPR-based diagnostic system

​New York, April 14 (IANS) Researchers have developed a diagnostic platform based on the gene editing tool CRISPR which could one day be used to respond to viral and bacterial outbreaks, monitor antibiotic resistance, and detect cancer.The researchers adapted a CRISPR protein that targets RNA as a rapid, inexpensi...

Bad air may lower 'good' cholesterol, raise heart disease risk

​New York, April 14 (IANS) Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase cardiovascular disease risk by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as "good" cholesterol, says a study.Higher exposure to black carbon, a marker of traffic-related pollution, is significantly associated...

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