Study reveals sleep loss hijacks brain’s activity during learning

Partially sleep-deprived individuals might be especially vulnerable to fear-related conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder or anxiety, according to a new research. The study appears in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. “This study provides us with new insights into how sleep deprivation affects brain function to […]

Large, delayed outbreaks of diseases like seasonal flu likely after Covid-19 controls lifted

These interventions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 have also reduced transmission of other circulating respiratory infections, such as seasonal influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Researchers have now said that current reductions in these common respiratory infections, however, may merely postpone the incidence of future outbreaks, thereby increasing […]

Scientists discover new promising strategy for common retinal diseases

A potential new strategy for treating eye diseases that affect millions of people around the world, often resulting in blindness – has been discovered by a team of scientists. Many serious eye diseases–including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and related disorders of the retina–feature an abnormal overgrowth of new retinal […]

IIT-Roorkee team develops bacterial biosensor to detect polluting detergents

A five-member team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have developed the world’s first specific reliable bacterial biosensor to detect the presence of common environmental pollutant, Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate/Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SDS). According to an official release, SDS is extensively used in soaps, toothpaste, creams, shampoos, […]

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx successfully stows sample of asteroid Bennu

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has successfully stowed the spacecraft’s Sample Return Capsule (SRC) and its abundant sample of asteroid Bennu. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the mission team sent commands to the spacecraft, instructing it to close the capsule – marking the end of […]