Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicScientific research

Topic: Scientific research

Is your blood type A? You may face higher risk of a stroke early in life, find US researchers

In paper published in journal Neurology, researchers from University of Maryland link blood groups to risk of early stroke. Risk lowest among people with blood type O, they say.

‘Substandard equipment, no repair’ — Modi govt’s ‘Buy Indian’ credo has scientists exasperated

Highlighting the importance of ‘precision, highest quality control’ in scientific equipment, scientists and researchers in India ask for easier procurement norms.

‘Another blow’ — Scientists worry as GST exemption removed for science equipment

GST rate of 18% will apply to all scientific equipment in public-funded research institutes, up from earlier concessional rate of 5%. Scientists call for supplementary grants.

Now, ‘party drug’ ketamine will work as a quick antidepressant? US researchers tell us how

US study published in 'Nature' shows that ketamine targets a specific group of brain cells to 'restore lost neural connections within hours', reversing depression temporarily.

Where did ‘Black Death’ originate 7 centuries ago? Scientists say they’ve solved the mystery

According to a German study published in 'Nature', the bacteria that caused world’s deadliest pandemic, the medieval bubonic plague, originated in central Eurasia.

Polite, unofficial warnings can reduce hate speech on Twitter, New York University study finds

Research finds that users who received polite suspension warnings from unofficial handles reduced hate speech by 15-20%, although the effect tended not to last longer than a month.

Indians got shorter over last decade, trends in ST women need urgent attention, JNU study says

JNU researchers study data from three consecutive national health surveys to find trends in average height in two age groups across different socio-economic backgrounds.

11 papers by JNU scientist & BJP candidate Das flagged for ‘manipulation’, he blames politics

Gobardhan Das, a professor at JNU's Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, claims people are trying to pull him down ever since he applied for a directorship position at a 'big institute'.

Is every scientific study genuine? BMJ throws light on ‘data fraud’ by countries, including India

In an article in BMJ, former editor Richard Smith says prevalence of fraudulent studies has reached a point where one can now assume health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise.

What scientists now say on Covid origin in Wuhan lab and what they dismissed prematurely

Wuhan lab researchers created new viruses by using reverse genetics on bat coronaviruses. Some of this research was funded by the US.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.