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

Children getting Covid-19 re-infections, other seasonal illness: Expert – Times of India

Children getting Covid-19 re-infections, other seasonal illness: Expert - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases among children, the health expert said that children who were infected with coronavirus in January or April are again being infected with the virus but the cases are mild that can be managed at home. However, children are also being infected with other seasonal illnesses. Dr Nitin … Read more

Climate change may increase mortality rate due to excess heat by six times: Lancet study – Times of India

Climate change may increase mortality rate due to excess heat by six times: Lancet study - Times of India

BEIJING: Climate change may increase the mortality rate due to excessive heat six times by the end of the century, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. Researchers from the University of North Carolina, US noted that ambient heat during the night may interrupt the normal physiology of sleep. Less … Read more

Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases – Times of India

Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases - Times of India

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says. Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of illnesses and found that 218 out of the known 375 human infectious diseases, … Read more

Fatigue, headache most common lasting symptoms months after Covid-19: Study – Times of India

Fatigue, headache most common lasting symptoms months after Covid-19: Study - Times of India

NEW DELHI: An average of more than four months after having Covid-19, participants most frequently reported experiencing fatigue and headaches, according to researchers. The subsequent symptoms in the long list of persistent symptoms included muscle aches, coughing, changes in taste and smell, fever, chills, and nasal congestion. The Medical College of Georgia researchers reports their … Read more

How mutation functions in the brain, affects anxiety and sociality: Study – Times of India

How mutation functions in the brain, affects anxiety and sociality: Study - Times of India

WASHINGTON: New research using genome editing technology has allowed scientists to create a model and assess a gene mutation associated with neuropsychiatric disorders in humans. The study has revealed how the mutation functions in the brain and affects anxiety and sociality. Monoamine neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine play important roles in our cognitive and … Read more

Study reveals older age and smoking most crucial risk factors for acquiring any cancer – Times of India

Study reveals older age and smoking most crucial risk factors for acquiring any cancer - Times of India

GEORGIA: The two most significant risk factors linked to a relative and absolute five-year chance of acquiring any cancer are older age and smoking, according to a recent major study conducted by scientists at the American Cancer Society (ACS). The findings of the research were published in the journal ‘Cancer’. The findings also demonstrate that … Read more