Scientists develop new gene therapy for eye disease
According to the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, degeneration of the optic nerves, Dominant optic atrophy (DOA) typically starts to cause symptoms in patients in their early adult years.
Space travel can adversely affect energy production in a cell
The results, published in the journal Cell, are based on studies of both mice and humans who have travelled into space reveal.
Pneumonia vaccine may reduce impact of Covid-19: Study
According to the researchers, rotavirus is severely contagious and the most common cause of diarrhoeal disease among infants and young children. It can even cause death in extreme cases.
NASA starts assembling Artemis moon mission rocket
Artemis I will be an uncrewed flight to test the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft as an integrated system ahead of crewed flights to the Moon in the Artemis programme.
Early birth linked to greater risk of hospital visits during childhood
Existing evidence suggests that the risk of illness associated with preterm birth declines as children grow up, but it remains unclear at what age this begins to happen and how these changes vary by week of gestational age at birth.
Stress in pregnancy may influence baby's brain development
The study, published in the journal eLife, suggests that stress levels in mothers - measured by a hormone linked to anxiety and other health problems - is related to changes in areas of the infant brain associated with emotional development.
SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites for cheaper Internet
This was SpaceX's 16th Starlink mission and the company has to date launched nearly 1,000 small satellites for its constellation.
Gut hormone that regulates fat found abnormal in obesity
The researchers from University of Illinois (UI) found that the gut hormone FGF15 in mice and its human counterpart FGF19 turn off fat-producing genes in the liver.
Birth control pills may reduce severe asthma risk: Study
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The findings showed that previous and current use of any and combined hormonal contraceptives was associated with a lower, albeit relatively small, risk of severe asthma bouts compared with no use at all.
Drinking cocoa can make you smarter: Study
"We used cocoa in our experiment, but flavanols are extremely common in a wide range of fruit and vegetables," said study lead author Catarina Rendeiro from the University of Birmingham in the UK.