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Researchers develop 1nm-long transistor

Researchers develop 1nm-long transistor

Silicon-based transistors that control computers and other electronic devices have been getting smaller, enabling the devices to perform faster while consuming less power.

Hepatitis C can reactivate dormant hepatitis B virus: FDA

Hepatitis C can reactivate dormant hepatitis B virus: FDA

A seemingly miraculous class of drugs that are used to cure hepatitis C can cause a reactivation of dormant hepatitis B virus in some patients and subsequently lead them to death, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has warned.

The federal agency announced on Wednesday that it would require pharmaceutical firms that produce certain direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medicines to put a black box label onto their products to warn patients that the products can reactivate the hepatitis B virus in patients infected with both.

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This new method could help families with rare genetic conditions to conceive healthy babies, doctors say

This new method could help families with rare genetic conditions to conceive hea

Previously in this week, people got surprised to known that a baby had taken birth with the help of DNA from three people. The technique was performed in Mexico. The boy was delivered five months back and his Jordanian parents moved to the New York’s New Hope Fertility Center.

Earlier they had two kids, both of which lost their life due to Leigh Syndrome, a disorder which they attained from the genetic defects in mitochondria present in their mother.

Dinosaur Horns and Crests Had Other Use than Defense, says study

Dinosaur Horns and Crests Had Other Use than Defense, says study

The prehistoric earth was ruled by gigantic dinosaurs that were of two types: With and without bony structures on their skulls. A new study has found that these bony ornamentsplayed a crucial role in the evolution of those extinct beasts. Dinosaurs with bony crests, horns and knobsevolved about 20 times faster than dinoswithout horns, suggested the study.

Pro-lifers write Message for Parents visiting Planned Parenthoods New Abortion Facility: Welcome, We Kill Babies

Pro-lifers write Message for Parents visiting Planned Parenthoods New Abortion F

Planned Parenthood mega-clinic in Washington, D.C. gets an odd warm welcome by protestors who wrote a message for people visiting the clinic: Welcome, we kill babies. The abortion facility has also faced criticism in the past from parents and people from anti-abortion movements.

The message became a headline when a reporter, Kelsey Harkness, saw the message written outside the newly opened facility, and posted its picture on Twitter. According to Harkness, she noticed the message written with chalk on Monday.

Chickenpox vaccine strides with success in US

Chickenpox vaccine strides with success in US

Chickenpox cases in United States are declining at its maximum rate, after the 2-dose chickenpox vaccine came to use. This positive trend suggests that future would be better and may become devoid of chickenpox one day. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its new report said the disease is rarer than ever before in the country.

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Researchers grow functional liver tissues with hope to treat last-stage liver disease

Researchers grow functional liver tissues with hope to treat last-stage liver di

Researchers as part of a study have developed functional human and mouse tissue-engineered liver using adult stem and progenitor cells. The study published in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine offers hopes for advance stage liver patients who die waiting for donors.

There are around 30 million people across the world suffering from liver disease. In 2010, over 1 million people died due to cirrhosis, a chronic liver condition. Some patients can be treated through the help of partial qualities of functional liver tissue, but this is not always helpful.

Researchers come up with novel method to study brain injuries

Researchers come up with novel method to study brain injuries

All kind of medical studies meant to understand diseases use lab mice, taking out a part of thinly sliced tissue and analyzing it under a strong microscope. The practice has proved quite useful in the past years, but it brings along expenses and mainly creation of complete 3D models of an organ or organism is very difficult with the help of individual slices of tissue.

Ali Ertürk and his peers from Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research have come up with novel method, mainly in context of the human brains, named ‘ultimate 3D imaging of solvent cleared organs’ or uDisco.

Flu nasal spray found no less effective than flu shot in study

Flu nasal spray found no less effective than flu shot in study

A new study by the American College of Physicians showed that flu nasal spray is as effective as flu shot. The study has contradicted the previous studies that claimed the opposite. To get immunization against flu, one needs to get vaccinated. The question arises is whether vaccination received through flu nasal spray is equally benefiting as via flu shot. The answer seems like is yes.

Israeli geologist finds oldest oceanic crust

Israeli geologist finds oldest oceanic crust

An Israeli geologist has discovered what he describes as the oldest oceanic crust in the world. The ancient crust that lies on bottom of Mediterranean Sea is believed to be 340 million years old. The finding was published in Nature Geoscience.

Roi Granot at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, studied the pattern of Earth’s magnetic field trapped in submerged rocks. He also measured the patch that resulted from breakdown of the supercontinent Pangaea in the Palaeozoic era.

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