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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

Stone Age Humans Wore Bear Skins 300,000 Years Ago

How did prehistoric humans protect himself from adverse weather impacts?  We have very little information about it. Recently, archaeologists from Germany have claimed that contemporary humans probably used bear skins to cover their bodies.  Bear claws and other body parts remains found in a cave suggest that bears and other fur-bearing animals were hunted for their fur about three million years ago. Author Ivo Verheijen from the University of Tumbingen in Germany says that some prehistoric sites show evidence of bear skinning. Germany's Schöningen is important in such places. According to the study, fur, leather, and other organic materials cannot be preserved for more than a million years, so there is very little direct evidence of clothing. Bears' hair was windproof According to the researchers, the size of the prehistoric bears was very large, their size was as big as the polar bears which became extinct about 25000 years ago.   Those bears had long hair on t

The Causes of Memory Loss Due to Breast Cancer Were Revealed

It is not enough to get rid of cancer. Cancer, and chemotherapy used for its treatment have long-term side effects. Even after getting cured of this disease, patients have to face many types of health related problems. Scientists are trying to find solutions to minimize the side effects of chemotherapy or systems used to treat cancer. One such problem is the loss of memory in patients after recovery from breast cancer. Scientists are trying to find out the reasons for this. Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have succeeded in this matter. According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , the relation between memory loss or decline in inflammation during treatment has been found. According to the findings of this research, cancer patients who have recovered from breast cancer, whose memory is impaired, have higher levels of inflammatory Marker-C Reactive Protein (CRP). Judith Carroll, lead author of the research and associat

Keep Curious! It Enhances Memory by 30% And is Also Improves Our Learning Abilities

Curiosity should always be there in life, it is very helpful for increase our ability to learn. Continuity of curiosity drives away stress and enhances our memory and creativity. Not only this, the mind is also engaged in job and performance. How important is curiosity in life and what are its benefits? A lot of research has been done to find the answer of this question. The purpose of these studies is to spread greater awareness about the benefits of being curious. Curiosity offers a better psychological solution to stress. A research conducted at the University of California revealed that curiosity increases our memory unexpectedly. This increases the ability to remember different types of facts by up to 30% and more. Curiosity boosts our memory when we try to learn something new and complex. We find our work more attractive and we are able to perform better. We will remember the facts for a long time, the facts about which we will work eagerly. Another research reveale

The Cells That Died Due to Heart Attack Can Be Revived With the Help of Hormones

Even after a heart attack, our heart can be as healthy as before. This has been revealed in a research conducted by the University of California. Scientists found in this study that heart cells that die as a result of a heart attack can be regenerated with the help of special hormones. The most important thing is that these cells will also be as natural as before, which will prove to be very beneficial in the case of gene therapy procedures. Right now this test has been done only on rats, it is yet to be tested on humans. If this test proves to be effective on humans as well, then it will be very important for the normal life of people who have had a heart attack and their heart has become much weaker than before. In this test done on rats, a synthetic messenger ribonucleic acid was used. In this technique, mRNA creates a blueprint of DNA sequences, which our body uses where proteins and cells are made and controlled. The purpose of doing this by scientists is to change the

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 S

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 t

Space Probe Reveals Recrets of ‘Restless’ Milky Way

A few days ago, the European Space Agency (ESA) released important data obtained from the Gaia spacecraft, which can enhance the most accurate map of our galaxy. In these data from Gaia, important information about 2 billion stars of our galaxy is hidden. Gaia is located at the second Lagrange point, about 15,00,000 kilometers from Earth. This spacecraft is studying the vast corners of the Milky Way. The new data mainly includes information about stellar positions, distances, motion in the sky, colors of celestial bodies, etc. In addition, the new data may provide insight into strange starquakes, stellar DNA and asymmetric motions. The mission of the spacecraft is to produce an accurate and multidimensional map of our galaxy. Accurate maps of the Milky Way allow astronomers to better understand the structure and evolution of our galaxy over billions of years, the life cycle of stars and our place in the universe. The data sent by Gaia contains better details about about 2