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New MIT-developed MRI sensor to peek deep inside brain

New MIT-developed MRI sensor to peek deep inside brain

New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have devised a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique to image calcium activity deep in the brain.



Quit smoking to offset arthritis risk: Study

Quit smoking to offset arthritis risk: Study

New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Long-term smoking cessation in women was associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to those who had recently quit, a new study has shown.

New DNA-like molecule to aid search for alien life

New DNA-like molecule to aid search for alien life

New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have synthesised a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information, suggesting there could be an alternative genetic system for life that may be possible on other worlds.

This California plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's

This California plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's

New York, Feb 21 (IANS) A potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease, say researchers.

Advanced construction methods can help India reduce its carbon footprint: UNSW Researcher

Advanced construction methods can help India reduce its carbon footprint: UNSW Researcher

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Using advanced construction methods can help India plan energy efficient homes as well as reduce its carbon footprint, an Indian-origin researcher has suggested.

Is mammography test to spot breast cancer necessary at all?

Is mammography test to spot breast cancer necessary at all?

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A woman under 40, with no known breast cancer risk or visible symptoms of the deadly disease, need not take regular mammography tests, say health experts.

Virus-infected bacteria can aid in fight against climate change

Virus-infected bacteria can aid in fight against climate change

New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Viruses do not always kill their microbial hosts, say researchers who found that virus-infected bacteria could thus provide help in the fight against climate change.

Smoking may damage immunity of skin cancer patients: Study

Smoking may damage immunity of skin cancer patients: Study

London, Feb 18 (IANS) Smoking may damage the immune response against melanoma and limit patients' survival chances, according to a new study.

Scientists develop smart windows to clean air pollution

Scientists develop smart windows to clean air pollution

Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A team of Chinese scientists have developed a large-scale transparent smart window that can change light intensity while effectively capturing the particulate matter in smog, a study said.
 

Immersive VR therapy may help kids overcome autism phobias

Immersive VR therapy may help kids overcome autism phobias

London, Feb 15 (IANS) Exposing children and adults with autism to immersive virtual reality (VR) can help alleviate their fears and phobias, say researchers.

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