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A step toward advancing precision hormone therapies to reduce Alzheimer's risk

Science Daily - 12/07/2021
When it comes to post-menopausal hormone therapy, the type, route and duration all play a role in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

Innovative gene therapy 'reprograms' cells to reverse neurological deficiencies

Science Daily - 12/07/2021
A novel method of gene therapy is helping children born with a rare genetic disorder called AADC deficiency that causes severe physical and developmental disabilities. The study offers new hope to those living with incurable genetic and neurodegenerative diseases.

New electronic paper displays brilliant colors

Science Daily - 12/07/2021
Imagine sitting out in the sun, reading a digital screen as thin as paper, but seeing the same image quality as if you were indoors. It could soon be a reality. A new type of reflective screen - sometimes described as 'electronic paper' - offers optimal color display, while using ambient light to keep energy consumption to a minimum.

Scientists blueprint bacterial enzyme believed to 'stealthily' suppress immune response

Science Daily - 12/07/2021
Scientists have produced the first fine-detail molecular blueprints of a bacterial enzyme known as Lit, which is suspected to play a 'stealthy' role in the progression of infection by reducing the immune response. Blueprints such as these allow drug designers to uncover potential weaknesses in bacterial arsenals as they seek to develop new therapeutics that may help us win the war against antibiotic resistance.

A Trojan horse could help get drugs past our brain's tough border patrol

Science Daily - 12/07/2021
The blood-brain barrier protects the brain and is notoriously hard to get past for drug delivery, making it difficult to treat disorders in the central nervous system. In a mice study, a team of researchers used a novel approach to study the barrier and in detail characterized a Trojan horse technique to help to solve the challenge.

Protein appears to prevent tumor cells from spreading via blood vessels

Science Daily - 12/07/2021
Researchers have identified a specialized protein that appears to help prevent tumor cells from entering the bloodstream and spreading to other parts of the body.

Seeing Earth from space, an incredible, life-changing experience: Bandla

The Hindu:Science - 12/07/2021
Indian-American Sirisha Bandla, on July 12, joined British billionaire Richard Branson and four others on board Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity to make a journey to the edge of space.

Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

The Hindu:Science - 11/07/2021
Bandla becomes third Indian-origin woman to fly into space

Indian-origin aeronautical engineer to fly into space

The Hindu:Science - 10/07/2021
She will be part of Virgin Galactic flight

The 2020 Millennium Technology Prize goes to…

The Hindu:Science - 10/07/2021
Balasubramanian and Klenerman for DNA sequencing techniques

The 2020 Millennium Technology Prize goes to…

The Hindu:Science - 10/07/2021
Balasubramanian and Klenerman for DNA sequencing techniques

Can schools be reopened during the pandemic?

The Hindu:Science - 10/07/2021
It is more than a year since the first nationwide lockdown to contain COVID-19 in India started in March 2020, when schools were closed

Cuba develops the world’s first conjugate vaccine for COVID-19

The Hindu:Science - 10/07/2021
The design and manufacturing of the conjugate vaccines allows them to be stored in regular refrigeration settings of 2–8 degree Celsius

Scream signals

The Hindu:Science - 10/07/2021
Do humans perceive joyful or fearful screams more strongly?Most often, a human scream signals fear of imminent danger. But screaming can also express

Scientists observe a new type of topological defect in chiral magnets

Science Daily - 10/07/2021
Scientists used Lorentz transmission electron microscopy (LTEM) to visualize topological defects. They were able to do so by passing electrons and observing their deflections through a thin magnetic film. The topological defects were observed as contrasting pairs of bright and dark areas. Using this technique, the team imaged topological defects in a chiral magnetic thin film made of cobalt, zinc, and manganese.

ISRO plans to launch geo imaging satellite on August 12

The Hindu:Science - 10/07/2021
It's going to be only the second launch of the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency in the COVID-19-hit 2021

Knowing the ways of the coffee white stem borer

The Hindu:Science - 10/07/2021
Understanding the beetle’s behaviour is important in order to devise ecologically sound management strategies

Indian researchers spot rare superluminous supernova shining with borrowed energy source

The Hindu:Science - 10/07/2021
These ancient objects are among the least understood SNe.

For pediatric patients with Crohn's disease, factors associated with statural growth differ by sex

Science Daily - 10/07/2021
Growth impairment, a common complication of Crohn's disease in children, occurs more often in males than females, but the reasons are unclear. Now, a physician-scientists have found that factors associated with statural growth differ by sex.

Normal brain growth curves for children will aid in diagnoses

Science Daily - 10/07/2021
In the United States, nearly every pediatric doctor's visit begins with three measurements: weight, height and head circumference. Compared to average growth charts of children across the country, established in the 1970s, a child's numbers can confirm typical development or provide a diagnostic baseline to assess deviations from the curve. Yet, the brain, of vital importance to the child's development, is merely hinted at in these measurements.

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