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LONDON: Researchers have identified a novel regulatory mechanism, which when deactivated, results in the death of tuberculosis pathogen, an advance that could pave the way for new drugs to prevent the life-threatening disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tuberculosis claimed over 1
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WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered that the chemical element ruthenium (Ru) is the fourth element to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature. The discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US, could be used to improve sensors, devices in the computer memory and l
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LONDON: Scientists have found why high altitudes reduces the amount of blood the heart pumps around the body with each beat. The research, published in The Journal of Physiology, will be important for people who live, travel and exercise at high altitudes, scientists said. Over the years, several theori
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LONDON: Scientists have developed materials that help dental enamel regenerate, and could be used to prevent and treat tooth decay or sensitivity. Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue in the body and enables our teeth to function for a large part of our lifetime despite
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While the majority of people would be able to attest that a good night’s sleep is imperative for a healthy well-being, many wind up depriving themselves of rest as they go about their busy regimes. Not having a sufficient amount of sleep obviously isn’t ideal, as it’s been linked to having a higher risk
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BEIJING: High school students in one Chinese school may want to think twice before dozing off in class. Artificially intelligent cameras with facial recognition tools will be watching. The Hangzhou No. 11 Middle School has installed a “smart classroom behaviour management system,” which captures the stu
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NEW YORK: A compound in beet plant that gives the vegetable its distinctive red colour may help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a study claims. Researchers at the University of South Florida in the US found that the compound could slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a
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SYDNEY: Besides helping build strong bones and muscles, Vitamin D may also protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, finds a study conducted on mice. Heart failure is a life-threatening condition affecting an estimated 23 million people worldwide. Vitamin D prevents excessive
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WASHINGTON: Restoring lipid synthesis could reduce lung fibrosis, a new study has revealed. According to a Thomas Jefferson University-study, restoring the lipids that help keep lung tissue flexible and inflated can help slow disease progression in laboratory models of pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibr
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