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Scientists discover new dangerous hereditary disease

WASHINTON: Scientists have discovered a new and dangerous genetic disease that slows down the brain development of children. According to research published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, a new genetic disease causes some children’s brains to grow abnormally

Scientists studying ‘complex physical systems’ win Nobel Prize for Physics

STOCKHOLM: Japanese-born American Syukuro Manabe, German Klaus Hasselmann and Italian Giorgio Parisi won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for work that helps understand complex physical systems such as Earth’s changing climate. One half of the prize, worth

Two American scientists awarded Medicine Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM: American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for the discovery of receptors in the skin that sense temperature and touch and could pave the way for new pain-killers. Their work,

Australian scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics

SYDNEY: Australian scientists say they have developed the “holy grail” of blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times a

COVID-19 lockdown sharpens ability to hear Earth’s natural signals

LONDON: A study found that the coronavirus lockdown worldwide has sharpened the scientists’ ability to hear the earth’s natural signals. Vibrations travel through the earth like waves, creating seismic noise from earthquakes, volcanoes, wind, and rivers as well as human

People with health problems risk contracting coronavirus: Study

PARIS: A recent study has claimed that medically unwell people are at a heightened risk of contracting the COVID-19 infection, which has killed more than 420,000 people globally. A team of experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical

Scientists to develop coronavirus drugs in space and earth

NEW YORK: A team of scientists is reportedly working on developing coronavirus drugs based on simultaneous research in outer space and earth environments. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated new challenges in drug discovery and development, including the real need for

Minor coronavirus may provide some immunity: Study

PARIS: A recent research has revealed that people with minor COVID-19 illness can develop antibodies that could leave them immunised for several weeks or more. According to a French study, people with severe forms of the disease developed antibodies within

Chinese scientists develop new drug to stop coronavirus without vaccine

BEIJING: A Chinese laboratory has been developing a new drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt without the need for a vaccine. A drug being tested by scientists at China’s renowned Peking University

Scientists shed light on how brains turn pain up or down

Pain perception is essential for survival, but how much something hurts can sometimes be amplified or suppressed: for example, soldiers who sustain an injury in battle often recall not feeling anything at the time. A new study published in Cell

Nobel Prize in physics awarded for cosmology, exoplanet research

STOCKHOLM: Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for revealing the wonder of the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns. Peebles, of