Study finds excessive screen time linked to obesity, psychological problems – Times of India

Study finds excessive screen time linked to obesity, psychological problems - Times of India

WASHINGTON: A recent study on fruit flies has discovered a new problem: the blue light emitted by screens can have an effect on our basic biological functions. The findings of the study were published in Frontiers in Aging. “Excessive exposure to blue light from everyday devices, such as TVs, laptops, and phones, may have detrimental … Read more

New space telescope shows Jupiter’s auroras, tiny moons – Times of India

New space telescope shows Jupiter's auroras, tiny moons - Times of India

CAPE CANAVERAL: The world’s newest and biggest space telescope is showing Jupiter as never before, auroras and all. Scientists released the shots Monday of the solar system’s biggest planet. The James Webb Space Telescope took the photos in July, capturing unprecedented views of Jupiter’s northern and southern lights, and swirling polar haze. Jupiter’s Great Red … Read more

Antibodies that may lead to next-gen vaccines for all Covid strains found – Times of India

Antibodies that may lead to next-gen vaccines for all Covid strains found - Times of India

LOS ANGELES: Scientists have identified antibodies that are effective against many different SARS-CoV-2 variants, an advance that paves the way for next-generation vaccines which could protect from different Covid-19 strains. The antibodies identified in monkeys by a team at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, US are also effective against other SARS viruses like … Read more

Study reveals leaving small kidney stones behind causes complications later – Times of India

Study reveals leaving small kidney stones behind causes complications later - Times of India

WASHINGTON: Small stones that don’t seem to be creating issues are frequently left behind when kidney stones are surgically removed from patients. Leaving these asymptomatic stones behind, however, dramatically raises the likelihood of a patient experiencing a relapse in the five years that follow, according to a recent randomised controlled research. The findings of the … Read more

Study describes how Covid-19 damages the brain – Times of India

Study describes how Covid-19 damages the brain - Times of India

WASHINGTON: A study shows how SARS-CoV-2 infects brain cells called astrocytes, causing structural changes in the brain. Infection with SARS-CoV-2 can cause brain alterations and neurocognitive dysfunction, particularly in long Covid-19 syndrome, but the underlying mechanisms are elusive. Daniel Martins-de-Souza and colleagues used MRI to compare brain structure in 81 study participants recovering from a … Read more