3.3-million-year-old fossil unravels origins of human spine

3.3-million-year-old fossil unravels origins of human spine

New York: An analysis of a 3.3 million years old fossil skeleton has revealed portions of the human spinal structure that enable efficient walking motions were established much earlier than previously thought. The fossil, known as “Selam”, is a nearly complete skeleton of a two-and-half-year-old child discovered in Dikika, Ethiopia, in 2000. “Continued and painstaking research […]

Premature babies at higher risk of heart failure during adolescence

Premature babies at higher risk of heart failure during adolescence

London: Babies born prematurely run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, says a study. “We found that the risk of heart failure was higher for individuals born preterm, and inversely correlated with duration of pregnancy, in that the earlier you’re born, the greater the risk,” said […]

Here comes a wristband that can recognise human emotions

Here comes a wristband that can recognise human emotions

New York:  An MIT engineer has developed a wristband with significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain as well as behaviour, especially during seizures caused by epilepsy. The wearable technology has an automated machine learning method that can detect compulsive seizures by combining measures of electrodermal activity on the wrist with measures of […]

Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma

Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma

New York: In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs. The researchers believe that the sensor could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalisation and […]

Exercise, healthy diet lowers risk of colon cancer recurrence

Exercise, healthy diet lowers risk of colon cancer recurrence

San Francisco: Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence. The study conducted by researchers from University of California and San Francisco (UCSF) is based on an analysis of data collected on patients […]