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Research reveals that tobacco smoking increases the risk of depression, schizophrenia

Does mental illness increase the likelihood of smoking, or is smoking itself a risk factor for mental illness? Researchers from the University’s Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG) with support from Bristol’s MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) and the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), used UK Biobank data from 462,690 individuals of European ancestry, […]

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Researchers in Japan invent robotic tail to keep elderly upright

Dubbed Arque, the grey one-meter device mimics tails such as those of cheetahs and other animals used to keep their balance while running and climbing, according to the Keio team. “The tail keeps balance like a pendulum,” said Junichi Nabeshima, a graduate student and researcher at the university’s Embodied Media Project, displaying the robotic tail […]

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For the first time ever German scientists create see-through human organs

Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants. Neuroscientists at Ludwig Maximilians University in the German city of Munich have spent years working on a way to create transparent biological tissues through a process known as […]

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Ministry directs non-AYUSH researchers to involve AYUSH experts for vetting the research 

The advisory states that non-AYUSH researchers and scientist should involve appropriate expert/Institution/Research Council of AYUSH in conducting the scientific trial/study/research to explore the AYUSH  drug or treatment. The ministry states, it has been reported that the research papers, studies on AYUSH drug treatment have been published by the non-AYUSH scientist with unfounded statement and conclusion […]

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Want a healthy heart, pursue higher education

How to have a healthy heart? Pursue higher education, suggests study

Have you ever wondered how to have a healthy heart? Pursuing higher education might be the answer as it has been linked to better jobs, greater pay and, now, even a healthier heart according to researchers. People who spend more years in school have a lower risk for heart disease, according to an international team […]

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Kidney cancers hijack genes from white blood cells to spread around the body

The study, led by scientists from the MRC Cancer Unitopens in new window at the University of Cambridge, suggests that this may also help to explain how other types of cancers spread – or metastasise- and provide new targets for cancer therapies. To metastasise, cancer cells need to develop the ability to break away from […]

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Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchers

Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchers

Our internal body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 per cent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines. It found burns sustained at night took an average of 28 days to heal, […]

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30% of diabetics don’t take their prescribed medication, reveals study

Diabetes patients who take the most commonly prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, are the least likely to follow medical advice regarding their medication due its side effects, a new article in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey examined in detail how likely 1.6 million people with Type 2 diabetes […]

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The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brain

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brain

It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department of […]

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Artificial intelligence used to detect breast cancer

US scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous. The machine learning system has been tested on 335 high-risk lesions, and correctly diagnosed 97% as malignant. It reduced the number of unnecessary surgeries by more than 30%, the scientists said. One breast cancer specialist […]

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