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Team of Astronomical Scholars Create New 3D Maps

Team of Astronomical Scholars Create New 3D Maps

An international team of astronomical scholars has created new 3D maps located between the stars systems in the Milky Way.

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Northrop Grumman to Supply its Scalable SIRU for NASA’s Solar Probe Plus program

Northrop Grumman to Supply its Scalable SIRU for NASA’s Solar Probe Plus program

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has given a contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. to provide its Scalable Space Inertial Reference Unit (Scalable SIRU).

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Exposure to Allergens in First Year of Life Cuts Wheezing Risk

Exposure to Allergens in First Year of Life Cuts Wheezing Risk

Researchers have said that exposure to allergens increases the risk of recurrent wheezing and sensitivity to allergens among inner-city kids. However, they also found that exposure to some allergens and microbes during the first 12 months of life have a protective effect. This finding surprised the researchers as it was never expected that there are certain allergens that also have positive effects on kids.

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Red Wine Health Benefits Overstated

Red Wine Health Benefits Overstated

New Research has indicated that the benefits of red wine could have been overstated. Research team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has informed that there is no clear proof for the wine ingredient resveratrol to offer health benefits.

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Animal Study Reports Increased Risks of Mental Disorders on Long-Space Travels

Animal Study Reports Increased Risks of Mental Disorders on Long-Space Travels

On exposing animals to same atmospheric conditions and high-energy particles which astronomers face during their long space missions, researchers found reduced reaction times and lack of attentiveness. They found cognitive impairment in rats even when the conditions were not too harsh.

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More Intelligence means better Chance of Brain Injury Recovery

More Intelligence means better Chance of Brain Injury Recovery

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with more education are seven times more likely to recover from serious head injuries compared to those with no education. They said that adults with at least an undergraduate degree can easily recover from moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries compared to those who did not finish their high school.

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Researchers Discover Weird Zebra-Stripe Patterns in Radiation Belt of Earth

Researchers Discover Weird Zebra-Stripe Patterns in Radiation Belt of Earth

NASA scientists have discovered weird zebra-stripe patterns in inner Van Allen radiation belt of Earth, which they believe have been formed by rotation of our blue planet. These radiations belts have been formed by earth's magnetic field and consist of electrons and ions.

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Two Successful Cases of HIV Treatment in Babies Reported

Two Successful Cases of HIV Treatment in Babies Reported

For the second time, doctors have gained success over treating a baby born with HIV virus by dosing the baby girl with a controversial cocktail of drugs. A baby was born in Los Angeles to a mother infected with HIV virus and doctors monitored the condition of baby carefully.

Yvonne Bryson, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the mother of the baby was also taking medication against the disease, putting her at higher risks of transmission.

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Chronic Insomnia Suffers have More Activity and Plasticity in their Motor Cortex

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, revealed that chronic insomniacs have different brain activity in the area of brain that controls movement, motor cortex, compared to good sleepers.

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Combination of Non-Statins with Statins Lessens High Cholesterol Levels

Combination of Non-Statins with Statins Lessens High Cholesterol Levels

The new research raises hope among people at high risk of heart diseases and for those who want to lower their high cholesterol level. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University revealed that combination of low-dose statins with bile acid sequestrant helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels by 0% to 14% in patients at high risk of heart diseases.

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