Scientists find where prion disease starts in eye

Findings will help research on human retinitis pigmentosa Hamilton, Montana, February 6, 2021 American scientists have found where prion disease precisely starts in the eye.National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report the earliest eye damage from prion disease takes place in the cone photoreceptor cells. It specifically starts in the cilia and the ribbon synapses, according to their new study of prion protein collection in … Continue reading Scientists find where prion disease starts in eye

‘Eureka moment’ for experts in the global fight against Covid-19

Experts link some severe cases to genetic mutations or antibodies that attack the body ‘Men are more likely to develop severe forms of Covid-19’ By Sudeep SonawaneWashington, September 27, 2020Weak areas in immunity of some people explain why Covid-19 symptoms vary a lot, experts say after two recent studies that open new directions for treatment.Mutations in vital immunity genes of 3.5 percent patients and auto-antibodies … Continue reading ‘Eureka moment’ for experts in the global fight against Covid-19

Shutdown reduces Earth vibrations caused by human activity by 50pc globally

By Caroline BroganLondon, July 27, 2020New research by five global institutions shows Earth vibrations caused by human activity dropped by 50 percent between March and May 2020.This period saw governments strictly enforcing shutdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.Researchers say this quiet period could be triggered by social distance rule, closure of services, industry, and drastic drop in tourism and travel, according to the research paper … Continue reading Shutdown reduces Earth vibrations caused by human activity by 50pc globally

American scientists find nanoparticle that prevents heart attacks by eating plaques

Washington, 3 February 2020 – American scientists have invented a nanoparticle that removes parts of plaques that cause cardiac issues. Science Daily has published the work of Michigan State University (MSU) and Stanford University (SU) scientists on the nanoparticle that eats away portions of plaques that cause heart attacks. MSU Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Bryan Smith and a team of scientists created a ‘Trojan Horse’ … Continue reading American scientists find nanoparticle that prevents heart attacks by eating plaques