Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage

​London, March 25 (IANS) Stem cell therapy can potentially reduce lung damage caused by chronic inflammation in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis, research from a pre-clinical trial has revealed.In the study, the researchers investigated the effectiveness of Mesenc...

Purest, most massive brown dwarf identified

​London, March 25 (IANS) A record breaking brown dwarf -- a star too small for nuclear fusion -- with the purest composition and the highest mass yet known has been identified by an international team of astronomers.The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member of the so-called halo - the outermost reaches of ...

Flexible glass for tiny medical devices developed

​New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex, adding a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.The research opens up the ability to create a new family of lab-on-a-chip devices based on flexing glass."I...

Alzheimer's linked to unsaturated acids in the brain: Study

​London, March 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that several unsaturated fatty acids in the brain may be associated with the progression of Alzheimer's disease.Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, which causes impaired memory, executive function and language. It accounts for 60-80 per cent of total...

Sea ice sinks to record lows at both poles this year

Washington, March 23 (IANS) While Arctic Sea ice reached this year a record low wintertime maximum extent, sea ice around Antarctica also hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, scientists have said.In February this year, the combined Arctic and Antarctic se...

Fear of losing jobs to machines growing with rise of AI: Study

New York, March 23 (IANS) While the rise in machine learning technology may be making people's lives smarter and easier, it has conversely given rise to fear and anxiety among people about losing jobs to artificial intelligence (AI) devices, a study has showed."Technophobes" -- persons who fear robots, artificial in...

Gel-like coating can boost lithium-sulfur battery performance

​New York, March 22 (IANS) Scientists have developed an ultra-thin gel-like coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries."Our approach is general, in that it can be integrated with virtually any kind of sulfur electrode to increase cycling stabil...

Facebook COO pens a self-help book

​Washington, March 22 (IANS) The first woman to serve on Facebook's board, who is now the Social media giants Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg has announced the release of her latest book, which focusses on finding meaning and happiness after an adversity.Titled "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resili...

Gene linked to human cleft lip and palate identified

​New York, March 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that flaw in a gene linked to birth defects in mouse models may cause cleft lip and palate in humans too.In the study, three siblings born with cleft lip and palate were found to have the same gene mutation associated with the birth defect.The gene intr...

Insulin resistance may cause faster cognitive decline

New York, March 22 (IANS) Insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance, researchers say.Insulin resistance is a condition in which cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin. The resistance prevents muscle, fat, and ...

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