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Distant ‘water-world’ confirmed

Distant ‘water-world’ confirmed

GJ 1214b orbits close to its host star, as this artist’s impression shows Astronomers have claimed the existence of a new class of planet: a “water-world” with a thick, steamy atmosphere. The exoplanet GJ 1214b, just 40 light-years away, is a so-called “Super Earth” – bigger than our planet, but smaller than gas giants such [&hellip

Study: Body clock affects immune system

Study: Body clock affects immune system

A new study conducted by Yale University researchers has revealed that different times of day could influence whether or not we get an infection. US scientists say a protein in the immune system is affected by changes in the body’s circadian rhythm, a genetic mechanism that regulates sleep cycles and metabolic changes. As the immune [&hellip

Mom’s migraine ups baby’s colic risk

Mom’s migraine ups baby’s colic risk

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco says infants of mothers who suffer from migraine are at a greater risk of experiencing infantile colic. Colic is crying in a baby that lasts for longer than 3 hours a day and is not caused by a medical problem. The condition occurs in most babies and [&hellip

Dutch scientists produce lab-grown meat

Dutch scientists produce lab-grown meat

Maastricht University researchers have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of developing a more efficient way of producing meat. The Dutch team has grown small pieces of muscle about 2cm long, 1cm wide and about 1mm thick. “Synthetic meat could reduce the environmental footprint of meat by up to [&hellip

Iran designs rehabilitation machine

Iran designs rehabilitation machine

Iranian researcher Mohammad-Javad Sadeqi has designed and made a rehabilitation machine to help patients suffering from hand disabilities. The new machine can be used for patients who have difficulty in moving their fingers or suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). According to Sadeqi, the device can be easily used at home and is affordable. The new [&hellip

Training set up for EA netball officials

Training set up for EA netball officials

The Netball Association of Tanzania (CHANETA) acting general secretary Rose Mkisi says a seminar for coaches and umpires will be conducted in Dar es Salaam for three days starting from March 12. The objective of the seminar is to introduce new rules and regulations that have been introduced by the International Federation of Netball Associations [&hellip

Exercise in 20s boosts bone strength

Exercise in 20s boosts bone strength

A Swedish study has found that people who regularly exercise in their early twenties will have stronger bones and are less likely to get osteoporosis later in life. Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. The widespread condition increases the risk of bone fractures and disability especially in [&hellip

App helps blind to send text messages

App helps blind to send text messages

The system will be open source and free to download on iOS and Android New technology to help blind people text using touchscreen mobile devices has been developed. Researchers at Georgia Tech produced the app – to be made available on Apple and Android devices – based on the Braille writing system. It is claimed [&hellip

Daily diet soda leads to heart attack

Daily diet soda leads to heart attack

A new study conducted by US researchers suggests daily consumption of diet soda is associated with a greater risk of developing stroke and heart attack. A new article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine warns that shifting from sugary soda drinks to diet forms can lower the odds of gaining excessive weight but the [&hellip

Wildfire smoke kills 339,000 worldwide

Wildfire smoke kills 339,000 worldwide

Adverse health outcomes associated with landscape fire smoke could be substantially reduced by curtailing burning of tropical rainforests, which rarely burn naturally.” Smoke emitted from wildfires, peat fires and controlled burns on farming lands is associated with a yearly average of hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide. An international study which is the first to [&hellip