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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

Potential Alien Signal Coming From the Direction of Earth-Like Exoplanet, Scientists Say

Scientists in China and America put their reputation at stake with extraordinary claims. 

These scientists claimed that the newly identified narrowband signal could be a sign of an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization.

The signal captured by the world's largest radio telescope, the Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope.

It's located in Southwest China, appears to have captured the first sign of life beyond Earth.

According to a report published in the South China Morning Post, this signal came from Kepler-438b.

Kepler-438b is a potentially Earth-like exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf located 473 light-years away from Earth.

Kepler - 438 b has been considered a close relative of Earth. Researchers have described its habitability as potentially similar to Earth.

However, this claim of scientists about the discovery of alien life is really surprising. 

These signals were detected during the telescope's first targeted alien hunting mission that was received between November, 2020 and September 2021.

According to the paper, these signals are very unlikely to be generated by natural events such as supernova explosions or others. 

Therefore, the possibility is very strong that these could be the early signs of alien life.

But to be very clear, although the alien hypothesis is tantalizing and it is quite possible that the source of the signal is a part of human technology.

The paper also revealed that the signals, which was captured for a period of 20 minutes, fluctuated in frequency. 

Which could indicate that it was coming from an orbiting celestial body.

It could also rule out the possibility of a nearby RFI from other sources near the FAST telescope - something that has led to other inaccurate discoveries in the past.

"Although some of its characteristics are somewhat similar to a true SETI signal.

There is some evidence that leads us to suspect that the Kepler-438 event is a significant RFI signal" reads the preprint.

In short, it is too early to conclude that we have found evidence of an advanced extraterrestrial civilization.

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  1. Kepler-438b is located 473 light-years away from Earth, which means that the signal we are receiving is about 473 years old. They are way more advanced than humans. 473 years ago, humans had no electricity and no knowledge of radio signals. It could be dangerous for the human race to contact them.

    Thanks,
    TJ Idiom from UK

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    1. Not to worry; they won't be hearing from US for 373 years yet.

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