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Have the UCLA scientists beat Tuberculosis for good?

Researchers at UCLA have discovered a new combination of drugs to cure tuberculosis. The new drug promises to bring the usual six-month medication course down to one and a half month. The team discovered the drug with the help of an artificial intelligence platform. Currently, tuberculosis is a major concern worldwide. There are over 10 million tuberculosis patients worldwide each year. Additionally, nearly 1.7 billion people are affected with the

Sun or Rain, These Solar Cells Can Battle All of It!

The Research team of New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, develops a phenomenal means creating solar cells. These organic solar cells are resistant to air, light, and water. During the research, they removed the material from the device instead of adding any material to it. This is attained by sticking an adhesive tape to the device to strip off the electron receiving molecules. Degeneration of a device happens due

Ro, an Online Pharmacy Secures 85 mn in Series B Funding

Ro made many headlines last year with its unique and popular online pharmacy model. However, none were bigger than this – it has touched $500 mn in evaluation. Additionally, it secured $85 mn in series B funding. The company runs an extremely popular men’s health brand, named Roman. It provides online prescription services for uncomfortable conversation starters such as erectile dysfunction (ED). Furthermore, Ro is also known for its famous

Scientists Make Key Discoveries in Understanding Global Warming

Global warming is a prevailing concern around the world. A New study states that increased volcanic activity caused some of the biggest natural calamities on earth. Additionally, current oceanic temperatures are leading to rise in multicellular marine species, similar to earlier events. Furthermore, the research team also discovered that ice age period lasted for over several million years. Earlier studies believed the ice age was a brief transition. However, the

Night Lights Can Be Fatal for Birds, Says a New Study

According to a new study, it is time for us to deem the night bulb for our feathery friends. Birds like thrushes, warblers, and sparrows are losing their navigational sense while travelling at nights. Researchers say that the birds with high-frequency vocalization are at increased risk. The research team observed migratory flocks losing their balance, crashing into building only to receive a fatal stroke. Furthermore, these instances occur often in

Mystery Surrounding Sea Grapes Decoded

Sea grapes are a popular delicacy in Japan and many other parts of Asia Pacific. However, farmers in Japan faced recurring problems while cultivating seaweeds. Scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology graduate school (OIST) have finally weeded out the cultivation and environmental mysteries surrounding the plant. Earlier, many Japanese farmers experienced poor growth of seaweed. These plants are commonly known as sea grapes. They present lucrative commercial opportunities

Mushrooms May Be Key to Preventing Memory Loss, Say Scientists

Mushrooms may be the new home-made remedy for preventive cognitive decline. Two standard portions of mushrooms per week can do the trick. This diet resulted in a 50 per cent reduction in the probability of cognitive memory loss, in a recent study. According to the researchers, a compound known as ergothioneine or ET may be driving the reduction in MCI probability. Correspondingly, the compound possesses unique anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

More Grass Needed for Better Smiling Blueberries, Discover Scientists

A recent study published in Frontiers in Plant Science states that grass growth near blueberries corrects iron deficiencies. Grass growth also leads to higher yield and better quality in blueberries. Currently, commercial production of blueberries involves the widespread use of chemical fertilizers. Iron plays an important role in the function of plant molecules. Iron is essential for processes such as chlorophyll formation and subsequent photosynthesis. According to the researchers, natural

Six Pack Abs Can Turn the Tables on Cancer

Here is a new reason to break some sweat in the gym – Pumping iron can protect you from cancer. Yes, you heard that right. Researchers believe that muscle buildup could be the key to fighting cancer cells effectively. A study published in Scientific Reports claims that sarcopenia, a disease which causes skeletal muscle loss results in a poor response to cancer treatments. During the study, 38.1% non-sarcopenia patients remained free

Google Finds Men Received Less Pay as compared to Women

Women received higher pay as compared to men, according to a new internal audit by Google. The company’s level 4 male engineers received far less compensation in 2017. This prompted Google to adjust their pay in 2018 by providing an extra $9.7 million to around 11,000 employees. Questions are being raised whether these additional $9.7 million went to the pockets of all male employees. However, Google has not responded to