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Whether it is the delicacy of a nanoparticle or the fickleness of a bonobo, Pranjal Mehar tracks and reports on the adventure that is science. Based in Maharashtra, India, she is a former staff writer and always been a great member of Tech Explorist.
A hydrogel that can stop bleeding from an artery

A hydrogel that can stop bleeding from an artery

Bleeding is a major surgical complication. Although mortality rates of 0.1% are observed for surgical procedures, it may be 5% to 8% for elective...
images from a computerized tomography of the brain.

Lowering blood pressure reduces brain bleeding in strokes

Hypertension is the strongest risk factor for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) involving deep brain regions, but it appears to be unknown if intensive blood...
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Infants exposed to Anesthesia during C-section raise Autism risk

Cesarean section (CS) has been reliably connected with susceptibility to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in any case, the hidden mechanism for this affiliation remains...
Women wearing pink skirt, walking on street with blue shoes

How your clothes influence the air you breathe

The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of all human societies. Physically, clothing serves many purposes: it...
Rewards may actually mask true knowledge

Rewards may actually mask true knowledge

Performance on cognitive tasks during learning is used to measure knowledge, yet it remains controversial since such testing is susceptible to contextual factors. To...
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere just exceeded the highest level in human history

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere just exceeded the highest level in human history

Carbon dioxide is the biggest contributor to climate change around the globe and stays in the atmosphere for many years after its emitted, making...
Tissue sample from a mouse brain showing a tumor generated from human glioblastoma cells. In green, tumor cells expressing EGFP, in red the proliferation marker Ki67 and in white the astrocyte marker GFAP. | © J. Alfonso/DKFZ

Fatty acid metabolism as a possible new therapeutic approach for glioblastomas

Glioblastomas (also called GBM) are malignant Grade IV tumors, where a large portion of tumor cells are reproducing and dividing at any given time. They are nourished by an ample and abnormal tumor vessel blood...
Teachers predict pupil success just as well as exam scores

Teachers predict pupil success just as well as exam scores

Educational achievement is important to children as individuals as well as to society in general. Education enhances the intellectual capital of society; it is...
Using magnetic beads to treat preeclampsia

Using magnetic beads to treat preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs only during pregnancy. Some symptoms of preeclampsia may include high blood pressure and protein in the urine, occurring...

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