Author Archives: Sridhar P

Italian team develops superior AI model for stock trading

Using the science of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) with deep learning – a discipline within artificial intelligence, Italian researchers have developed a system of market forecasting with the potential for greater gains and fewer losses than previous attempts to use AI methods to manage stock portfolios. The team, led by Prof. Silvio Barra t the University of Cagliari, published its ...

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Why Indian-Americans in US have fewer infant sudden deaths? Study Finds Reason


Indian-American parents have the highest percentage of sleeping with their babies among ethnic groups in New Jersey but the lowest rate of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), found a study recently. Researchers from the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences attributed this paradoxical finding to a variety of compensatory factors, including Indian-Americans’ practice of placing their infants on their backs to ...

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Patient ID, medical records’ matching now helps during vaccination, say experts

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Experts from Regenstrief Institute, Mayo Clinic and the Pew Charitable Trusts have suggested that matching patient records from disparate sources has become crucial to stem the tide of the current coronavirus pandemic and allow for fast action for future outbreaks of highly contagious viruses. In a peer-reviewed commentary published in npj Digital Medicine, the team of experts said rapid identification ...

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No Dark Matter, astronomers find the long missing Universe’s ordinary matter


Astronomers have detected much of the Universe’s ordinary matter, which had long been missing from accounts of its total mass. Not ‘dark matter’ — the mysterious, invisible stuff that makes up the majority of the Universe’s contents. This is normal matter, but it’s spread so sparsely across intergalactic space that more than three-quarters of it is almost undetectable. Using an ...

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Neanderthal gene in modern women helps give birth to more children, says study

A new study said one in three women in Europe who inherited genes from the ancient homosapiens — Neanderthals — tend to give birth to more children as they produce more progesterone receptors in their cells, which may lead to increased sensitivity to progesterone and protection against early miscarriages and bleeding. The study, published in Molecular Biology and Evolution by ...

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India health minster Harsh Vardhan takes charge as WHO Board Chiarman

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches the ‘COVID India Seva’, an interactive platform for citizen engagement on COVID-19, in New Delhi on April 21, 2020 (PIB)

As coronavirus has given the World Health organization enough explanations to do amid massive criticism for its delayed response initially, India’s Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan joined the world body as its board chairman on Friday, at its 147th session, taking over charge from Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan. He said, “I feel privileged to take charge as Chairman of ...

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Amphan Cyclone wreaks havoc in West Bengal and Bangladesh, 14 dead

Cyclone Amphan from the Bay of Bengal wreaked havoc on eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes, with officials struggling to evacuate and provide relief amid a surging coronavirus outbreak. The populous Indian state of West Bengal took the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, with gusting winds of up to 185 km ...

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Japan-India scientists claim Ayurvedic medicine Ashwagandha helpful in Covid-19 cure


Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and IIT-Delhi joint research on Indian ayurvedic component Ashwagandha in combinaton with propolis, an actve ingredent from New Zealand can be developed as possible drug treatment to cure Coronavirus or COVID-19. The research by IIT-D was led by Professor D Sundar from DAILAB (DBT-AIST International Laboratory for Advanced Biomedicine) discovered ...

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Priyanka Gandhi thanks UP govt for allowing offer of 1,000 buses to ply migrant workers home

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi’s offer to ply 1,000 buses to transport stranded labourers and migrants in Delhi to their homes in Uttar Pradesh has been accepted by the UP government after dragging ts feet for over two days. The state Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi replied to Priyanka Gandhi’s private secretary accepting the offer and requesting more details including a ...

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FBI suspects Chinese hackers targeting COVID-19 research progress in US

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have ncreased their vigilance in the wake of increased threat to COVID-19-related research in the country. The FBI is investigating the targeting and compromise of U.S. organizations conducting COVID-19-related research by China-affiliated cyber actors and non-traditional collectors. These actors have been observed attempting to identify and ...

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Heart attack prevention lags for people with stroke, peripheral artery disease: Study

Preventon of heart attack efforts are found to be unequal in patients who usually reach the stage after several cardovascular diseases and stroke, according to a recent study, whch advocated early treatment methods to ward off such eventualites among patients. The findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care & Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2020, which had ...

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NIH begins clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19

The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has started working on a clinical trial to evaluate whether the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, given together with the antibiotic azithromycin, can prevent hospitalization and death from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Phase 2b trial will enroll approximately 2,000 adults across the United ...

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Treatment with interferon speeds up recovery of COVID-19 patients

Treatment with antivirals such as interferons may significantly clear virus and reduce levels of inflammatory proteins in COVID-19 patients, said a new study conducted by researchers in Toronto. Researchers conducting an exploratory study on some confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wuhan found that treatment with interferon (IFN)-α2b significantly reduced the duration of detectable virus in the upper respiratory tract and reduced ...

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Fossilized footprint study reveals Division of Labor existed 11,700 years ago

Hatala, K.G., Harcourt-Smith, W.E.H., Gordon, A.D. et al.

The largest collection of footprints from the human fossil record in Africa belonging to human life during the Late Pleistocene period (126,000 to 11,700 years ago), suggests a division of labour in ancient human communities. Arcaeologists Kevin Hatala and his team from the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, George Washington University, Washington DC, unearthed 408 human footprints ...

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