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Over-weight Couple Face Prospect of Late Pregnancy, Finds Indian-Origin UK Scientist

Couple who are over-weight or obese face the prospect of delayed pregnancy which is on an average half time more than what non-obese couple achieve, said a study by Dr. Rajeshwari Sundaram, a senior researcher in the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Considering body composition and ...

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Indian-Origin Scientist Solves 10-year-old Mystery Over Fast Radio Busts From Universe

An Indian-origin scientist and his team from Cornell University found the origin of mysterious busts of radio waves from the cosmological source to more than 3 billion light-years away. The “fast radio bursts”, which puzzled space scientists for over ten years, were previously thought to have had emanated from within the Milky Way galaxy, but the astronomers now confirm that ...

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It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s the tiniest asteroid! – Indian Origin Scientist

Astronomers have obtained observations of the smallest asteroid ever characterized in detail. At 2 meters (6 feet) in diameter, the tiny space rock is small enough to be straddled by a person in a hypothetical space-themed sequel to the iconic bomb-riding scene in the movie “Dr. Strangelove.” Interestingly, the asteroid, named 2015 TC25, is also one of the brightest near-Earth ...

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Indian Origin Scientist Develops New Filter to Make Dirty Water Drinkable Using Sunlight

An Indian origin scientist and his team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have developed a material that can filter out dirt in water with "Veritable wonder material" graphene oxide sheets, using sunlight without any battery. The graphene oxide sheet is a good conductor of heat and electricity that can work wonders to treat dirty and contaminated water, ...

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1 Indian-Origin Among 36 NASA Fellows Selected for 2016

NASA has selected 36 fellows for its prestigious Einstein, Hubble and Sagan fellowships, including one Indian called Dheeraj Pasham from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. He will conduct research on “Quest for the Elusive Intermediate-mass Black Holes”. Each post-doctoral fellowship provides three years of support to awardees to pursue independent research in astronomy and astrophysics. The new fellows will begin their ...

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Antibiotics Affect Brain, Cause Confusion, Hallucinations: Indian-Origin Neurologist

Indian-origin American researcher has found that antibiotics affect delirium in brain and cause confusion to brain function and leads to hallucinations and agitative mindset. “Delirium is a common and costly complication of hospitalization. Although medications are a known cause of delirium, antibiotics are an underrecognized class of medications associated with delirium,” said researchers in their article. They reviewed the clinical, ...

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Smart Chip Developed to Connect Brain Signals to Prosthetic Limbs

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed a small smart chip that can be paired with neural implants for efficient wireless transmission of brain signals to inner organs that can be monitored from outside. Neural implants when embedded in the brain can reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease or give paraplegic people the ability to move their dead or ...

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What’s in Parrot’s Tiny Brain That Makes Them Imitate Human Speech?

Parrots, which are close to humans in learning vocals and imitate sounds than any other species, a new study has found that parrot’s tiny brain is structured differently than the brains of songbirds and hummingbirds, which also exhibit vocal learning. Mukta Chakraborty, a postdoc in the Jarvis lab, led a project that used the activity of some of the specialized ...

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Gene Behind Huntington’s Disease Isolated by Indian-Origin Researcher

An Indian-origin researcher has isolated a protein, “Rhes,” that plays a key role in focusing the toxicity of Huntington’s Huntington’s disease, which attacks part of the brain destroying nerves with a barrage of toxicity. Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have established conclusively that an activating protein, called “Rhes,” plays a pivotal role in focusing the ...

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Just add water, Your Computer Will Work: Stanford Engineers’ Marvel

Standford University scientist Manu Prakash and his team of students have developed a computer that can operate using the fundamental physics principle of moving water droplets generate energy, which may heral new class of computers altogether based on manipulating water droplets for energy. Ever since he was a graduate student, Prakash tossed with the idea of ussing little droplets as ...

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NASA Can Predict Solar storms 24 Hours in Advance Now

NASA scientists have successfully tested a tool to predict solar geomagnetic storms which often disrupt our own including one of Indian-origin have developed a new tool that can predict solar geomagnetic storms at least 24 hours in advance, forewarning telecom disruptions, if any. Neel Savani, an Indian-origin space scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland has come ...

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Raman Spectroscopy Helps Disgnose Kidney Disease Replacing Biopsies

Using Raman Spectroscopy, US-based scientists have developed a new less-invasive disgnostic tool to identify kidney diseases and assess its severity level. Otherwise, Raman spectroscopy was also being used in exploring Mars surface by geologists. Professor Chandra Mohan of the University of Houston and his colleague Wei-Chuan Shih have found that there is a difference in signals obtained from a healthy ...

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US scientists develop single molecule diode, revolutionise nanoscale technology

Scientists have managed to develop a working diode made of a single molecule, first of its kind that will revolutionise the way nanoscale tech world functions. Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at the University of Columbia, Berkeley, says the device is 50 times better than any known nano device. “Our new device represents the ultimate in functional miniaturisation ...

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Meet Sangeeta Bhatia, $250000 Heinz Prize Winner from MIT

Sangeeta Bhatia, a scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has emerged the winner of this year’s prestigious Heinz Award for developing an artificial human microlivers for drug testing. The Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment carries a cahs prize of $250,000 every year for extraordinary research work or contributions to arts and humanities; environment; human condition; ...

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Chili pepper can burn fat, prevent weight gain: study

Junk food lover? Then add as much as pepper as possible and chilli pepper in daily eatables to prevent weight gain, if not weight loss overnight, according to a new study involving an Indian-origin researcher. The chief ingredient in chilli peppers, capsaicin, stimulates energy burning, hence developing a dietary supplement could be developed to do away with controls on calorie ...

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New Microcapsule Treatment for Osteoarthritis on Anvil

A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method is developed by a team of researchers to reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. “If this method can be transferred to patients, it could drastically slow the progression of osteoarthritis and even begin to repair damaged tissue,” said Tina Chowdhury from QMUL’sschool of engineering and materials science. A ...

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Early Use of Drug Combo Slows Heart Decline in Men Suffering From Muscular Dystrophy

A team of scientists has found that early use of heart failure drugs slows the progressive decline in heart function before symptoms are apparent in boys and young men suffering from muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder in which the body lacks dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact and DMD causes muscles to ...

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