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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

Scientists Discovered Super-Jupiter Orbiting A White Dwarf

There are countless stars and planets in the universe. Scientists from all over the world are trying to know about them. Astronomers have got another success in this episode.

Astronomers have discovered a Super-Jupiter orbiting a white dwarf. It has been discovered using the European Space Agency's direct observations of Gaia.

The discovery is a part of data available in Gaia's Data Release-3, which provides the most comprehensive survey of our galactic neighborhood to date.

The Gaia Observatory has conducted a test under which a point in space is orbited about 932056.788 miles (15 lakh kilometers) away from us.

With the help of Gaia, astronomers will be able to create a very accurate and multidimensional map of our galaxy. Apart from this, with the help of this map, our actual location in the universe will be better understood.

Martin Warstow, Professor of Astrophysics and Space Sciences at the University of Leicester and Director of Strategic Partnerships for Space Park Leicester. He has also been a part of the co-authorship of several papers using data from Gaia.

According to Martin, many other features are also present in Data Release-3. These include details of stellar earthquakes, a new binary and star catalogues of more than eight million binary systems in addition to stellar DNA.

Before the launch of Gaia in 2013, there were only about 30,000 binary systems known in our galaxy. The data received from Gaia is increasing their number like a tide.

In fact, Gaia is a much more important and more productive observatory that is changing our ability to use space data and our understanding of the universe.

Martin further says, Data Release-3 is a completely transitional phase. We have listed all the data using spectra. It includes a stellar jury, age, composition, and more.

This adds an extra dimension to what we know about the stars in our galaxy. With the help of these data, a Super-Jupiter was discovered which is orbiting a white dwarf.

It is very difficult to detect exoplanets orbiting white dwarf stars. These kind of stars are the primary remnants of the original stars. They are not big enough to take the form of black holes or neutron stars.

This is the third exoplanet to orbit the super-Jupiter white dwarf WD-0141-675.

Astronomers had estimated a cosmic object with a mass of about nine times that of Jupiter by analyzing the motion of the white dwarf WD-0141-675. According to astronomers, it is too small to become a star, so it must be an exoplanet.

This Super Jupiter is the third known exoplanet to orbit a white dwarf. Not only that, it also becomes the closest white dwarf to Earth to host the planet on WD-0141-675.

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