Consentia On Multi-Disciplinary Research!

Multi- (or pluri-) and interdisciplinary research are often used interchangeably, but originally, they referred to different approaches. When experts from different fields work together on a common subject within the boundaries of their own discipline, they are said to adopt a multidisciplinary approach. Continue reading “Consentia On Multi-Disciplinary Research!”

New neural pathway in eyes that aids in vision identified

WASHINGTON: A type of retina cell plays a more critical role in vision than previously known, researchers have found. 

A team of researchers led by Johns Hopkins University found that the ipRGCs — an atypical type of photoreceptor in the retina — help detect contrast between light and dark, a crucial element in the formation of visual images. 
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10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns

In an announcement, Vani Hari, consumer advocate Vani Hari — better known to many Americans as the “Food Babe,” said she had managed to convince the Subway restaurant chain, a huge corporation, to adopt a practice in the U.S. that the company had already adopted overseas — end the use of breads containing a chemical used in the manufacture of yoga mats and shoe soles.
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HIV slowly adapting to humans: Scientists

TORONTO: Scientists studying the evolution of HIV in North America have found evidence that the virus is slowly adapting over time to its human hosts. 

However, this change is so gradual that it is unlikely to have an impact on vaccine design, researchers said. 

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Scientists can now create accurate mugshots using only DNA

Even though DNA analysis is still stuck in the past when applied by law enforcement today, scientists are still pushing the envelope with work that can turn DNA into a more effective investigative tool. In a new study published this week, researchers at Penn State and the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) created a statistical model for mapping accurate facial structures using racial, gender, and genetic markers. It’s hoped that the model not only be used for forensic analysis, but also for creating a clearer picture of humanity’s ancestors.   Continue reading “Scientists can now create accurate mugshots using only DNA”

Sperms carry stress from dads to kids: Study

LONDON: Men may not only pass traits to their offspring, but some stress too! 

Stress alters the expression of small Ribonucleic acids (RNAs) in male mice and leads to depressive behaviours in later generations, a new research suggests . The mice show depressive behaviours that persist in their progeny, researchers said. 
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Billions of dollars being wasted on ‘ineffective’ Tamiflu drug: Researchers

LONDON: Researchers who have fought for years to get full data on Roche’s flu medicine Tamiflu said on Thursday that governments who stockpile it are wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness is in doubt. 
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