‘Stephen Hawking’: Heart-warming saga of a real-life hero

Stephen Hawking was just 21 when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative disease of the motor neurons that almost always causes death within two to five years after diagnosis, with only one in 20 patients living for 20 or more years. He lived with it for 55 years and is noted

Climate Change to trigger major health conditions: Study

Researchers have revealed that climate change will extract an acute toll worldwide, with rising temperatures, wildfires and poor air quality, accompanied by higher rates of cancer, especially lung, skin and gastrointestinal cancers. In a study, published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the researchers provided a synopsis of future effects from global warming on major

COVID May Cause Delirium and Brain Issues

Covid-19 can cause severe neurological complications, including delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage, warn researchers. Published in the journal Brain, the research team identified one rare and sometimes fatal inflammatory condition, known as ADEM, which appears to be increasing in prevalence due to the pandemic. Some patients in the study did not experience severe

COVID-19 May be Killing Brain Cells

Researchers have found that organoids (tiny tissue cultures made from human cells that simulate whole organs) known as “mini-brains” can be infected by the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The results, published in the ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation, suggest that the virus can infect the human brain cells. “This study is another important step

Air Pollution Linked to Health

Researchers have found more evidence to suggest that long-term exposure to air pollution is a cause of premature death among older people. The study, published in the journal ‘Sciences Advances’, provides the most comprehensive evidence till date of the causal link between long-term exposure to fine particulate (PM2.5) air pollution and premature death. “Our new

NASA Partners to Illustrate COVID19 Impacts

NASA has partnered with European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to unveil a global view of Covid-19 impacts. This dashboard of satellite data showing the impacts of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic on the environment and socioeconomic activity will be released on June 25, NASA said on Thursday. The

Annular Solar Eclipse Will Occur On June 21

India to witness annual solar eclipse on June 21, Sunday. The celestial event will be visible in Some parts of India especially at Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand. A solar eclipse occurs on a new moon day when it comes in between the earth and the sun and all the three objects are aligned. An annular

1 in 5 at Risk of Sever COVID-19

An estimated 1.7 billion people have at least one of the underlying health conditions that could increase their risk of severe Covid-19 if infected, according to a global study, published in The Lancet Global Health journal. “We hope our estimates will provide useful starting points for designing measures to protect those at increased risk of

Scientists Research why India Faced Rainfall Decline

In novel approach to understand natural variability factors behind five-decade long rainfall decline till the year 2000 in India, a group of scientists has now examined the differing trends in pre- and post-2000 Indian summer monsoon (rainfall), its decline and recovery. The variability manifested itself in a decline in monsoon rainfall over north central India