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Scientists identify 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus

WASHINGTON: Scientists have identified 37 volcanic structures on Venus that appear to be recently active – and probably still are today – painting the picture of a geologically dynamic planet and not a dormant world as long thought. The research focused on ring-like structures called coronae, caused by an upwelling …

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Nicki Minaj Expecting Her First Baby; Says ‘Overflowing With Excitement And Gratitude'

International oi-Sanyukta Thakare | Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 10:57 [IST] American rapper Nicki Minaj is expecting her first baby with husband, Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty. Nicki shared the exciting news with fans through a series of glam maternity photos, showing off her baby bump on Instagram on July 20. Nicki …

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New nano drug candidate kills aggressive breast cancer cells

ARKANSAS: Researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a new nano-drug candidate that kills triple-negative breast cancer cells. Triple-negative breast cancer is one of the most aggressive and fatal types of breast cancer. The research will help clinicians target breast cancer cells directly while avoiding the adverse and toxic …

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US scientists re-emphasize on using face masks as Covid-19 cases surge

WASHINGTON: Amid the continuous surge in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths globally, the scientists have time and again reiterated the necessity of wearing a mask. Wearing a mask is “one of the most urgent things we can do to get our country [US] under control,” Melanie Ott, director …

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Two US astronauts to come home on SpaceX ship on August 2

WASHINGTON: The two US astronauts who reached the International Space Station (ISS) on board the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade will leave for Earth on August 1, NASA’s chief said Friday. “Splashdown is targeted for Aug. 2. Weather will drive the actual date. Stay tuned,” tweeted the …

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Study suggests women taking beta blockers for hypertension may have higher risk of heart failure

WASHINGTON DC: According to new research,women taking beta-blockers for hypertension with no prior history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have a nearly five per cent higher risk for heart failure than men when they visit hospitals with the acute coronary syndrome. The study was published in ‘Hypertension’, an American Heart Association …

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Protein indicates early detection of traumatic brain injury, study finds

WASHINGTON: A well-studied protein — Cathepsin B — important to brain development and function, can be used as a biomarker, or indicator of severity, for traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or brain trauma results from blows to the head, leading to life-changing disruption of the brain and a …

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Scientists identify six distinct clusters of Covid-19 symptoms in patients

LONDON: Scientists have claimed that there are six distinct ‘types’ of Covid-19, each distinguished by a particular cluster of symptoms in patients, findings, if validated, can help physicians better diagnose and monitor those infected with the novel coronavirus. The yet-to-be peer reviewed study, published in the medRxiv preprint platform, used …

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Flavoured cigarette ban significantly reduced smoking among youth, young adults: Study

WASHINGTON DC : New research led by George Mason University‘s College of Health and Human Services has found that the flavored cigarette ban was linked to a significant reduction in smoking among youth and young adults. Some of the earlier research has shed light on the fact that flavoured cigarettes …

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Study stresses importance of physical activity among older people

SAU PAULO: Older adults who do not engage in regular exercise may become prone to chronic diseases, weakened muscles and frailty, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil recently reported on the dangers of physical inactivity for older adults during Covid-19. The paper …

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