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Month: February 2018

Siblings Help Each Other Develop Empathy

S u m m a r y : Both older and younger siblings help each other develop empathy, says a new study published in the journal Child Development. Are Younger Siblings Role Models For Older Siblings? Having siblings has both its perks and downsides. With healthy relationships, the positive effects are magnified, as have indicated

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Women, Stop Cleaning to Protect Your Lungs!

S u m m a r y : Women who work as cleaners or who use cleaning sprays at home appear to be more susceptible to lung function decline than women who do not clean, says a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Women, Stop Cleaning! Women, put

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Night-Shift Jobs Increase Diabetes Risk

S u m m a r y : Night-shift jobs have been linked with an increased risk in Type 2 diabetes in a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care. Consider Shifting to Earlier? Permanent work shifts and rotating ones are common throughout the world, and the night ones are potentially unhealthy, implies a

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Mend Broken Hearts With Cell Reprogramming

S u m m a r y : Mending broken hearts can now be done in laboratory through cell reprogramming, suggests a new study published in the journal Cell Reports. The research promises an unprecedented approach to heart disease therapy. Broken Hearts Mended Broken hearts can be mended through a simple cell reprogramming: the new

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New Self-Healing Electronic Skin (e-Skin)

S u m m a r y : A new self-healing, malleable, and recyclable electronic skin has been engineered in a recent study published in the journal Science Advances. New E-Skin With Great Potential We can add a new type of ‘prosthetic’ in the list: a self-healing, malleable, and 100% recyclable electronic skin (e-skin) that

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Nanorobots Kill Cancer in A New DNA Origami Study

S u m m a r y : Nanorobots designed to identfy and kill cancer cells have successfully shrunk tumours. The findings are published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Nanorobots Seek & Destroy Seek and destroy: such was the task of nanorobots designed to get rid of tumours. The brains behind the nanomedicine feat, scientists

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Sea Level Rise Accelerates, 65 cm by 2011!

S u m m a r y : Sea level rise is not keeping a steady rate: rather, it is accelerating a little every year, says a new study published in PNAS. Rate of Sea Level Rise Increasing Global sea level rise has remained a huge problem for decades now, and it might be worse

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Asparagus Influences Breast Cancer Spread

S u m m a r y : A single piece of proteins, amino acid asparagine found in a number of food sources such as asparagus, might be holding the solution for the prevention of breast cancer, suggests a new study published in the journal Nature. Protein Building Blocks in Asparagus Amino acids are the

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1st British Man Had Blue Eyes With Dark Skin & Hair

S u m m a r y : The face of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has been revealed: the individual had blue eyes with dark skin and hair. Meet Cheddar Man, the First British Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, dating back to around 10,000 years ago and nicknamed ‘Cheddar Man’, now has a face thanks to

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Computer Reads Minds to Identify Songs People Listen To

S u m m a r y : A computer reading brain activity can find out about the particular song to which a person is listening. The new mind-reading study has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. A Computer Capable of Telepathy A telepathic computer sounds like something from your usual sci-fi stories, but

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New Egyptian Dinosaur Links Africa & Europe

S u m m a r y : New Egyptian dino named Mansourasaurus shahinae helps us connect the two continents, Africa and Europe. The findings are published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. An Egyptian, Saharan Dinosaur Creatures (and events) of the past have left behind fossil ‘breadcrumbs’ leading us to their lost stories.

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