Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicScientific research

Topic: Scientific research

Is your blood type A? You may face higher risk of a stroke early in life, find US researchers

In paper published in journal Neurology, researchers from University of Maryland link blood groups to risk of early stroke. Risk lowest among people with blood type O, they say.

‘Substandard equipment, no repair’ — Modi govt’s ‘Buy Indian’ credo has scientists exasperated

Highlighting the importance of ‘precision, highest quality control’ in scientific equipment, scientists and researchers in India ask for easier procurement norms.

‘Another blow’ — Scientists worry as GST exemption removed for science equipment

GST rate of 18% will apply to all scientific equipment in public-funded research institutes, up from earlier concessional rate of 5%. Scientists call for supplementary grants.

Now, ‘party drug’ ketamine will work as a quick antidepressant? US researchers tell us how

US study published in 'Nature' shows that ketamine targets a specific group of brain cells to 'restore lost neural connections within hours', reversing depression temporarily.

Where did ‘Black Death’ originate 7 centuries ago? Scientists say they’ve solved the mystery

According to a German study published in 'Nature', the bacteria that caused world’s deadliest pandemic, the medieval bubonic plague, originated in central Eurasia.

Polite, unofficial warnings can reduce hate speech on Twitter, New York University study finds

Research finds that users who received polite suspension warnings from unofficial handles reduced hate speech by 15-20%, although the effect tended not to last longer than a month.

Indians got shorter over last decade, trends in ST women need urgent attention, JNU study says

JNU researchers study data from three consecutive national health surveys to find trends in average height in two age groups across different socio-economic backgrounds.

11 papers by JNU scientist & BJP candidate Das flagged for ‘manipulation’, he blames politics

Gobardhan Das, a professor at JNU's Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, claims people are trying to pull him down ever since he applied for a directorship position at a 'big institute'.

Is every scientific study genuine? BMJ throws light on ‘data fraud’ by countries, including India

In an article in BMJ, former editor Richard Smith says prevalence of fraudulent studies has reached a point where one can now assume health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise.

What scientists now say on Covid origin in Wuhan lab and what they dismissed prematurely

Wuhan lab researchers created new viruses by using reverse genetics on bat coronaviruses. Some of this research was funded by the US.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, was signed earlier this month, say sources. Supplies would be fast tracked as per Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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