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Novel HIV Test To Detect Hidden Virus Faster
New York: American researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a test that is sensitive enough to detect "hidden" HIV and yet is faster, less labour-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test. HIV virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at level..
Exercise Helps Burn Bone Fat, Make Them Stronger
New York: Exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and this process improves bone quality in a matter of weeks, says a study. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, also suggests that obese individuals - who often have worse bone quality - may derive even great..
New Engineered Bone Marrow May Make Transplants Safer
New York: A team of US scientists led by an Indian origin researcher has developed biometric bone tissues that could provide new bone marrow for patients needing transplants as well as make the procedure much safer. Before a transplant, a patient is first given doses of radiation, sometimes in co..
Marijuana Compound May Help Reverse Memory Loss
London: Prolonged low-dose treatment with a marijuana compound may help reverse memory loss and improve cognitive skills, a finding that could pave the way for slowing brain ageing or treating dementia in humans, researchers say. According to the study, the brain ages much faster when mice do not..
Writing May Help Your Heart Cope With Divorce-Related Stress
New York: For people going through a divorce, spending some time writing about their experiences in a certain way can help reduce the harmful effects of stress on the heart, says a new study. A technique called narrative expressive writing -- not just writing about their emotions, but creating a ..
Facebook Likes May Not Cheer You Up
London: Getting those thumbs up or heart icons 'likes' on your social media posts may not help you feel better or improve mood if you are feeling low, researchers say. According to a study, receiving likes did not actually make much of a difference when it came to "happiness". On the other han..
Kabul’s American University Reopens After 7 Months
The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul reopened on Monday, seven months after a terror attack at the centre killed 17 people. "Classes have been resumed completely," the head of the university, Sharif Faiz, told Efe news. Faiz said that despite the attack, the university has 76 new s..
JNU Presented Visitor’s Award For Best University
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday presented the visitor's award for the best university to Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University while noting the research activities in the Central universities should align with the developmental challenges of the country. He also urged all the universities to c..
Five Die In Nigerian University Attack
At least five persons were killed and over 15 injured when two suicide bombers attacked a university in Nigeria's Borno state on Monday, police said. A seven-year-old boy detonated his improvised explosive device at a mosque inside the University of Maiduguri, Xinhua news agency quoted police chi..
Shooting Exposure Can Lead to PTSD in Women
New York: Witnessing shooting incidents or gang violence can lead post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women, warns a study. Those with PTSD had more severe depression symptoms than other women in the study who did not exhibit signs of PTSD, said principal investigator Inger Burnett-Zeigler, ..