A recent study revealed that wearing a face mask has little or no difference in the curb of COVID-19 spread. Recently, a review led by 12 researchers from esteemed universities around the world has said that masking up may have done little to nothing to stop the transmission of COVID-19. Cochrane Library published the research quoting, "Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference."
Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 virus provides only temporary protection, and reliable protection against reinfection necessitates regular booster shots with vaccines that have been modified to address changes in the virus that occur as part of its natural evolution over time, according to study. It is published in journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences." Study examines variations in covid immunity following vaccinations and… read-more
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CoVarScan, rapid COVID-19 test that identifies eight hotspot signals in SARS-CoV-2 virus, was created last year. CoVarScan was evaluated again and was found to be as accurate as other techniques for diagnosing COVID-19 and successful in differentiating between all existing variants. "Using this test, we can determine very quickly what variants are in the community and if a new variant is emerging," stated Dr. SoRelle senior author of the… read-more
According to a new study, two experimental male contraceptive tablets appear to efficiently suppress testosterone without generating unpleasant side effects. The medications, known as DMAU and 11 beta-MNTDC, are classified as progestogenic androgens. These medications reduce sperm count by suppressing testosterone. According to the study, 75% of males who used the active drug stated they would take it again in the future.
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A new study has found that taking a break from social media helps improve one's mental health. The findings of the study have been published in 'Cyberpsychology Behaviour and Social Networking.' Around 154 social media users were put into an intervention and a control group at random, as a part of the research. "Many of our participants reported positive effects from being off social media," concludes Dr Jeff Lambert.
A new study conducted by some researchers at the University of Utah reveals how the parents' genes influence their kids' behaviour. Christopher Gregg, the principal investigator and an associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology, says, "We are really intrigued that there is this untapped area of biology that controls our decisions." Not everybody has that same sort of interests, outcomes or selective effects, he adds.
According to a study published in ‘Environmental Sciences’, agricultural and forestry sectors play a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, if both governments and individuals don’t start to take climate warnings seriously, global warming could soon become twice as lethal. Notably, researchers from across 165 countries reviewed over 18,000 scientific papers on topics covering restructuring fossil fuel use to … read-more
According to a study, children engage in perpetual fights and conflicts with classmates to boost their image in the group and build their popularity. ''Aggressive children who are frequently in conflict need not always resort to coercion; the mere prospect of unpleasant behaviour may persuade others to submit,” stated a researcher. Notably, the study covered participants encompassing a diverse sample of Florida children ages 8 to 12.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts revealed that mushrooms are loaded with unique dietary compositions. "It's a perfect supplement as a natural whole food to improve the quality of Western-style diets, with the added benefit of improving our overall gut health," stated a researcher.… read-more
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Airport operators Groups, Airbus, Axens, and Safran signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to run a joint study on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and their potential in India. In addition, the initiative aims to understand and evaluate the demand, challenges, and opportunities of supply, infrastructure, and fueling. Notably, it will also prepare a business case for SAF production and use in India for all kinds of aviation purposes.… read-more