Category Archives: International

Limited gene flow between 2 Bengal tiger populations in Western Himalayan foothills

Summary:The flow of genes between Bengal tigers in two reserves of the Terai Arc Landscape in western Himalayan foothills is too low, according to a study.

The flow of genes between Bengal tigers in two reserves of the Terai Arc Landscape in western Himalayan foothills is too low, according to a study published April 26, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONERead More

Possible new tool for first responders: An ice bag to the face

Summary:Cardiovascular decompensation is a significant risk after blood loss, even once the person is no longer actively bleeding. Applying a bag of ice to a person’s forehead could help prevent this life-threatening complication while patients are being transported to the hospital.

A new study suggests a simple bag of ice water applied to the face… Read More

Animal testing essential to medical progress but protocols could be improved

Summary:The use of animals in biomedical research has long been the focus of campaigns by animal rights activists. Two leading scientists give their expert view of the importance of animal testing to medical progress and present ways it could be further improved to yield more useful clinical results.

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Study finds over fishing in one of world’s most productive fishing regions

Summary:Scientists used images from satellites and flyovers to count the number of small boats, or pangas, to find that fishing in Gulf of California, which separates Baja California and mainland Mexico, is over capacity. The analysis suggests that future investment in the region’s fisheries may not be economically or ecologically viable.

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Etihad expands capacity to Kerala

Etihad Airways has launched a fourth daily non-stop service between Kozhikode in Kerala and its Abu Dhabi hub offering convenient onward connections to cities worldwide. The airline is celebrating 10 years of flying to the southern Indian state with the introduction of additional flights to the destination. The extra capacity takes to 63 the total number… Read More

How the brain predicts speech, coming next?

Summary:A new study has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech. Their research reveals how individual neurons coordinate with neural populations to anticipate events, a process that is impaired in many neurological and psychiatric disorders such as dyslexia, schizophrenia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder… Read More

Childhood obesity quadruples risk of developing type 2 diabetes

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Summary:Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, according to a new study.

Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, according to a study published in… Read More

Scientists studying how protein impacts Intellectual Disability

Summary:A protein helps balance nerve cell communication, scientists have shown in a new study. This new study could have implications for potential treatments of intellectual disability and other neuro developmental disorders.

Your brain needs just the right balance between excitatory “on” signals and inhibitory “calm down”… Read More

Vitamin A & a high-fat diet increases risk for obesity and diabetes

Summary:Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But new research suggests that normal levels of vitamin A within a high-fat diet can negatively affect expression of liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism.

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But new research… Read More

Research shows that Cold weather is linked to mortality risks in Texas

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Summary:Cold weather increases the risk of mortality in Texas residents, according to researchers. In the state’s 12 major metro areas from 1990 to 2011, researchers found that cold temperatures significantly increased the risk of mortality by up to 5 percent with a 1 degree Celsius decrease in temperature in the winter.

Cold weather increases the… Read More

Cassini completes final, fateful Titan flyby- Saturn next

Summary:NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn’s hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn’s hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.

The spacecraft

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