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Soil fungi helps tree seedlings survival- influences forest diversity

Soil fungi -Indian Bureaucracy

Summary:The relationship between soil fungi and tree seedlings is more complicated than previously known, new research shows.

A new paper published Jan. 13 in Science reveals that the relationship between soil fungi and tree seedlings is more complicated than previously known. The paper was co-written by Ylva Lekberg, an assistant professor of soil community… Read More

Enabling 5-D imaging in live Animals & Humans

Summary:A new soy-based air filter can capture toxic chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, which often escape other types of filters.

Washington State University researchers have developed a soy-based air filter that can capture toxic chemicals, such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, which current air filters can’t.

The research

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Jitendra Singh release 2017 Calendar of North Eastern Council

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh releasing the 2017 Calendar of the North Eastern Council, in New Delhi on January 06, 2017. 
The senior officers of the Ministry of DoNER and NEC are also seen.

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh released the 2017 Calendar of the North Eastern Council here today. The North-East Council Calendar for 2017 carries the theme of “seasonal fruits” in different… Read More

Centre releases special stamp on Gaya Prasad Katiyar

The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel releasing a Special Cover on freedom fighter “Shri Gaya Prasad Katiyar” at a function, in New Delhi on December 26, 2016.

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications has brought out a Special Cover on freedom fighter “Shri Gaya Prasad Katiyar” and a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on “Personalities Series: Bihar” & a stamp on “Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library”.

 A special cover on “Shri Gaya Prasad Katiyar” was released by Smt … Read More

Most of a Caught Fish is discarded


Every year 340,000 tonnes of usable whitefish by-product are discarded into the sea. But the fisheries industry has now identified ways of halting this practice.

The fishing company Nordic Wildfish has been assisting in the development of a new technology that can make use of the entire by-product from whitefish such as cod, pollock and haddock.

Instead of

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Minimal shoes may reduce running injuries


Researchers compared how quickly the force acts when runners’ feet hit the ground – known as the loading rate – which has been shown to influence running injury risk.

The study of 29 runners found significantly lower loading rates for those who wore so-called minimal trainers and landed on the ball of their foot, compared to people in normal running shoes,… Read More

Insight into the brain’s control of hunger, satiety


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) researchers have identified previously unknown neural circuitry that plays a role in promoting satiety, the feeling of having had enough to eat. The discovery revises the current models for homeostatic control — the mechanisms by which the brain maintains the body’s status quo — of feeding… Read More

Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder


Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial. Studies have shown an association between the risk of autism spectrum disorder and vitamin D insufficiency. In this latest study, 109 children with autism spectrum disorder were randomized to receive four months of vitamin D3 supplementation or a placebo.

“Autism symptoms

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Blood test could predict best treatment for lung cancer


A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research published in Nature Medicine today (Monday).

Scientists, based at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute at The University of Manchester, isolated tumour cells that had broken away from the main cancer — known as circulating

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Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear


Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology. Their technique, published in the inaugural edition of Nature Human Behaviour, could lead to a new way of treating patients with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and phobias.

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3 risk factors suggest a reduction in healthy renal function with diabetes


Patients with diabetes and suffering from acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria and uncontrolled blood sugar experience a sharp reduction in the number of years they have healthy renal function before being forced onto dialysis, according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

The UC research team looked at 3,679 individuals

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New sensor system predicts heart failure events


A suite of sensors can predict heart failure events by detecting when a patient’s condition is worsening, according to Dr. John Boehmer, professor of medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, who presented the findings at the American Heart Association annual meeting in New Orleans.

Heart failure is responsible for more than 1 million hospitalizations

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