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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

UK Plans to Set Up Solar Power Station in Space By 2035

The UK has come up with a unique idea to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by the year 2050. He is working on solar power plan in space.

50 British institutions including Airbus, Cambridge University have joined hands to cooperate with the government's scheme. The UK started an alternative search initiative in this direction in last year.

The main objective of the scheme is to achieve the goal of zero greenhouse emissions at a lower cost than the technologies.

According to Martin Salto, the head of this initiative, all the technology needed to develop a solar power station in space is already in place and the special thing is that all the work of building this station will be done by robots.

The UK aims to have electricity on Earth by 2035. The length of this power plant can be up to several miles. To put it into space orbit, about 300 rockets the size of SpaceX's starship would be needed.

Once established, it will orbit the Sun as well as the Earth. It will be something similar to the space station but will be much bigger in size than the space station.

This plant will collect solar energy like a solar plant working on the earth. It will produce 13 times more electricity than a solar plant that generates electricity on Earth.

The most important thing is that this power station will not have to face any kind of seasonal problems, because the sun will always shine on it. Solar power stations or wind power stations located on the earth often face this problem.

Currently, the UK meets about 40 per cent of its energy needs from renewable energy sources. But the demand for renewable energy is expected to triple in the next few decades.

How will this power station work?

To bring solar energy from space to Earth, a huge antenna would have to be installed, which is called a rectana. 

This rectana will be like a huge open mesh with many small antennae attached to it.

These antennas will absorb the microwave radiations sent from space and convert them into electrical energy. Scientists believe that these radiations will not have any negative effect on human life on Earth.

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