A new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research clearly states that heavy drinking triggers DNA change. Such long-lasting genetic change leads to increased craving for alcohol. Professor Dipak K. Sarkar at Rutgers University-New Brunswick said that heavy drinkers are rapidly changing their DNA. He also asserted that these genetic changes will leave the drinkers with more craving for alcohol. However, this new finding helps in understanding
The human body is not capable of curing cancer on its own. What’s more shocking is that our bodies are becoming tolerant to several antibiotics. Therefore, struggling to fight even bacterial and viral infections. Researchers at Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences claim that mimicking oyster’s defense mechanism in humans could help fight cancer. Thus, the findings form basis for future of pharmaceutical industries and medical science. Understanding the Genome of
At least 5% of the world’s population suffers from some form of speech ailment. While some are curable, many do not have complete cure. However, scientists from Columbia University in the United States may have just got the solution for it. Their recent research shows that a technology can read brain signals and translate them into speech. Therefore, this will help several people with speech ailment or paralysis to communicate.
A new drug is capable of restricting growth of cancer cells and therefore killing them. Scientists from the USC Michelson Centre for Convergent Biosciences and Nagoya University’s Institute of Transformative BioMolecules cite in a study. Proven results on human cancer cells and mice with acute myeloid leukemia suggest the drug has potential. The Drug Disturbs 24-hour-Cycle of Cancer Cell to Restrict Growth Incomplete sleep disturbs your body functions. Therefore, it
Visually impaired children who would love to learn to code now have something to look up to. Project Torino, Microsoft’s approach to teach with a physical programming language incepted four years ago has taken bigger steps. Microsoft’s AI blog in March 2017 carried a story on project Torino. The project dubbed as physical programming language, is a result of research and design by a Microsoft team based in Cambridge, UK.
On our planet, the basic difference between any two human beings is mostly noticeable through the difference of faces. Different faces convey different information. For instance, most of us can easily remember an old college friend’s face even after ages of not seeing him. Facial expression helps in sensing other’s mood. Furthermore, by looking at anyone’s face we can easily establish whether the person is trustworthy or not. Now, scientists
A new development is underway in the opioid overdose treatment space. The Food and Drug Administration is making way for drug companies to have increased access to a life-saving drug. The move also includes lowering the cost of the drug used for opioid overdose. Naloxone, the labeling of the prescription drug for opioid overdose is receiving streamlining. The drug can counter opioid overdose if detected timely. As the move comes
Scientists have discovered a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice. After this discovery, UCLA and UC San Francisco life scientists are planning to carry out their further research on this. They are hoping their research could potentially lead to new treatments for osteoporosis and stronger bone density in older women. However, the research revealed that blocking of a particular set of neurons signals helped female mice in building
As per a new research, mosquito-borne virus causing Rift Valley fever can have highly damaging effects on human fetuses. This can happen if the pregnant women by any chance contract the virus. The group of researchers, who made the discovery, carried out their experiments using infected rats and human fetal tissues. Those helped them uncover how the virus affects the placenta. And it turned out that those were even more
The scientists from Washington State University have created a robot for helping elderly people with dementia and other limitations. This elder care robot helps old people to live independently in their own houses. RAS, the Robot Activity Support System uses WSU smart home embedded with sensors in order to detect its resident’s position. These sensors also help the robot in determining the resident’s daily activities and the timings they need