Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Meta to pay researchers for reporting data scraping bugs

San Francisco: Meta (formerly Facebook) has announced that it is expanding its bug bounty programme to start rewarding valid reports of scraping vulnerabilities across...

Indian researchers discover 3 supermassive black holes

The rare occurrence in the nearby universe indicates that small merging groups are ideal laboratories to detect multiple accreting supermassive black holes and increases the possibility of detecting such occurrences.

Researchers explain depletion in mesospheric ozone layer

This depletion could have significance for global climate change and therefore, understanding this phenomenon is important.

IIIT-Hyderabad study on power consumption pattern

IIIT-H scholars will select 2,000 houses to monitor overall energy utilisation for one year

Researchers developed tool to reveal risk of cardiovascular disease

According to the study published in the Journal Lancet Digital Health, these health checks include measurement of major risk factors, such as systolic blood pressure, cholesterol profile, blood glucose, and smoking status.

Cancer patients respond well to Covid vaccines: Study

Among the 131 patients studied, 94 per cent developed antibodies to the coronavirus

Researchers explore microbial ecosystem in search of drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2

The research was presented at the World Microbe Forum, an online meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), and several other societies that will take place online June 20-24.

Study examines the effects of COVID-19 on human kidney cells

Many individuals who develop COVID-19 also experience kidney damage, but it's unclear if this is a direct result of viral infection or a consequence of another condition or the body's response to the infection.

Covid on the wane in Telangana

Second wave to come under complete control by June 10, according to SUTRA

Better choice of contraceptives can prevent breast cancer: Study

Hormonal contraceptives, e.g. the pill, the patch, and the vaginal ring, contain synthetic hormones that prevent pregnancy by either stopping ovulation

Bacterium causing rabbit fever remains virulent for months in cold water

Although it is not spread through human contact, Francisella tularensis is one of the most infectious pathogenic bacteria known to science- so virulent, in fact, that it is considered a serious potential bioterrorist threat.

IIT Mandi reveals a key protein structure in Covid virus

Current Covid-19 treatments simply manage symptoms while the body fights off the infection with its immune defence system.

Embryos of many species use sound to prepare for the outside world

Acoustic developmental programming occurs when a sound informs embryos about the environment they'll encounter postnatally and changes their development to better suit this environment

Low testosterone in men linked to severe Covid risk

The study did not find a direct correlation however, those with the lowest levels of testosterone in the blood were at the highest risk of going on a ventilator, needing intensive care or dying.

Why and how face masks are effective in limiting Covid spread

The study, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany's Mainz, showed that in most environments and situations, even simple surgical masks effectively reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2

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