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Researchers Identify New Genes Linked With Schizophrenia Risk in First-of-Its-Kind Study

Researchers have made an important discovery about the causes of schizophrenia, a disease related to dementia or fragmented mentality.   Researchers have identified two genes associated with the disease as well as a third gene that carries the risk of schizophrenia and autism. Scientists involved in this research believes, this discovery can go a long way in finding a cure for these kind of diseases. Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine found that these harmful genes are almost the same in every ethnic or racial group. The findings of this research were published in Nature Genetics . According to an estimate, about one percent of people worldwide suffering from schizophrenia. The scientists identified two risky genes, SRRM2 and AKAP11, based on a comparative analysis of gene sequencing from individuals with schizophrenia and healthy individuals. It compared a dataset of 35,828 patients with schizophrenia to 107,877 healthy or control groups and included a variety of

Effect of Sun's Movements: Moderate Intensity Solar Storm May Hit Earth Today

In the recent few days, there has been a strong explosion on the Sun at the same place, raising strong flames 17 times. 

The movement on the Sun can cause a moderate geomagnetic storm on Earth. But geomagnetic storms of high intensity can have the adverse effects on satellite systems, power lines, and solar radiations.

According to Space.Com, 'A place called AR-2975 on the surface of the Sun (Sunspot) has been seen at least 17 times since Monday. This movement of the Sun's surface can also be felt on Earth.

Scientists suggests that we can face a celestial magnetic storm on Thursday. A sunspot is a place on the surface of the Sun where the magnetic lines bend and suddenly realign near the visible surface.

NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured images of events on the Sun's surface. According to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the first Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) will be seen on Thursday. Another similar incident will be seen on Friday as well.

Sun remain calm this year: Researchers

According to scientists, the Sun is expected to be relatively calm in the year 2022. The 11-year solar cycle that began in December 2019 is still in its infancy. There are generally fewer sunspots and fewer eruptions during this 11-year solar cycle.

Around the year 2025, we will be in the middle of this solar cycle, during which more movement can be seen on the Sun. Researchers are estimating how intense the current solar cycle might be.

Based on the forecasts so far, it is suggested that the average number of sunspots may be below normal.

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