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Increased exposure to sunlight may lower Covid deaths: Study

Ultraviolet UVA rays make up 95 per cent of the Sun's UV light and can penetrate more deeply into the skin.

Study identifies possible Covid drugs

The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, screened thousands of existing drugs and drug-like molecules for their ability to inhibit the replication of the Covid-19-causing coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Why some cancer drugs may be ineffective

In the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers reported the extensive presence of mouse viruses in patient-derived xenografts (PDX).

Millennials, Gen Z are more sustainability-oriented: Study

In a study questioning both commitments to sustainable behaviours and willingness to trade better pay to work for a more sustainability-minded company, the surveyed young adults in Japan made their preferences clear.

Mothers’ exposure to toxic linked to autistic-like behaviours in kids

In this study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the team measured the levels of 25 chemicals in blood and urine samples collected from 1,861 Canadian women during the first trimester of pregnancy.

University of Hyderabad team decodes a link for curbing malaria

The researchers led by Prof. Mrinal Bhattacharya from the UoH have found a correlation between the fever that is induced by malaria and the antigenic variation of the malarial parasites.

X-rays, AI together may help detect Covid-19 faster

The findings, published in the IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, indicate that the research team used several different Machine Learning (ML) methods to detect Covid-19, two of which resulted

Women accumulate Alzheimer’s-related protein faster: Study

"Tau accumulation rates vary greatly between individuals of the same sex, but in the temporal lobe, which is affected in Alzheimer's disease, we found a 75 per cent higher accumulation rate in women as a group compared to men," said researcher

3 common antiviral drugs potentially effective against Covid

The study, published in the journal ACS Omega, looked at three antiviral drugs that have proven effective against Ebola and the Marburg virus tilorone, quinacrine and pyronaridine.

Covid can cause atypical thyroid inflammation: Study

The study, presented virtually at ENDO 2021, indicated that one-third of the participants still had signs of thyroid inflammation after three months, even though their thyroid function had normalised.

Little stress a day good for your brain

The study showed that people who reported experiencing no stress were more likely to experience better daily well-being and fewer chronic health conditions. However, they were also more likely to have lower cognitive function, as well.

Study reveals severity of Covid-19 using imaging

"We've seen patients with Covid-19 experience stroke, brain bleeds and other disorders affecting the brain," said researcher Abdelkader Mahammedi from the University of Cincinnati.

Supermassive black hole in motion detected

The supermassive black hole is moving with a speed of about 110,000 miles (approximately 177,028km) per hour inside the galaxy J0437+2456, said the study published in the Astrophysical Journal.

AI reveals current drugs that may help combat Alzheimer’s

The method could represent a rapid and inexpensive way to repurpose existing therapies into new treatments for this progressive, debilitating neurodegenerative condition.

Novel, faster data transfer system developed

"There's an explosion in the amount of information being shared between computer chips -- cloud computing, the internet, big data. And a lot of this happens over conventional copper wire," said lead researcher

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