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Over-weight Couple Face Prospect of Late Pregnancy, Finds Indian-Origin UK Scientist

Couple who are over-weight or obese face the prospect of delayed pregnancy which is on an average half time more than what non-obese couple achieve, said a study by Dr. Rajeshwari Sundaram, a senior researcher in the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Considering body composition and ...

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Indian-Origin Scientist Solves 10-year-old Mystery Over Fast Radio Busts From Universe

An Indian-origin scientist and his team from Cornell University found the origin of mysterious busts of radio waves from the cosmological source to more than 3 billion light-years away. The “fast radio bursts”, which puzzled space scientists for over ten years, were previously thought to have had emanated from within the Milky Way galaxy, but the astronomers now confirm that ...

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It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s the tiniest asteroid! – Indian Origin Scientist

Astronomers have obtained observations of the smallest asteroid ever characterized in detail. At 2 meters (6 feet) in diameter, the tiny space rock is small enough to be straddled by a person in a hypothetical space-themed sequel to the iconic bomb-riding scene in the movie “Dr. Strangelove.” Interestingly, the asteroid, named 2015 TC25, is also one of the brightest near-Earth ...

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Indian Origin Scientist Develops New Filter to Make Dirty Water Drinkable Using Sunlight

An Indian origin scientist and his team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have developed a material that can filter out dirt in water with "Veritable wonder material" graphene oxide sheets, using sunlight without any battery. The graphene oxide sheet is a good conductor of heat and electricity that can work wonders to treat dirty and contaminated water, ...

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1 Indian-Origin Among 36 NASA Fellows Selected for 2016

NASA has selected 36 fellows for its prestigious Einstein, Hubble and Sagan fellowships, including one Indian called Dheeraj Pasham from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. He will conduct research on “Quest for the Elusive Intermediate-mass Black Holes”. Each post-doctoral fellowship provides three years of support to awardees to pursue independent research in astronomy and astrophysics. The new fellows will begin their ...

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Antibiotics Affect Brain, Cause Confusion, Hallucinations: Indian-Origin Neurologist

Indian-origin American researcher has found that antibiotics affect delirium in brain and cause confusion to brain function and leads to hallucinations and agitative mindset. “Delirium is a common and costly complication of hospitalization. Although medications are a known cause of delirium, antibiotics are an underrecognized class of medications associated with delirium,” said researchers in their article. They reviewed the clinical, ...

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Smart Chip Developed to Connect Brain Signals to Prosthetic Limbs

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed a small smart chip that can be paired with neural implants for efficient wireless transmission of brain signals to inner organs that can be monitored from outside. Neural implants when embedded in the brain can reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease or give paraplegic people the ability to move their dead or ...

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