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Inform       Today is Thursday, May 28, 2020 and day 149 of the year.

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 08:40 AM

WILLING TO HAVE SEX OFTEN?

Informer : Appeal For Purity

A4P Guest: My husband and I got married four years ago and now we have a one-year old child. My husband works full time and I’m a stay-at-home mom. Now we all are in the house, 24/7, because of the lockdown. I should be happy to be with my husband and child, right? But I am not. I feel suffocated and stressed and I don’t know why.

More information can be found here on the link below  


Source:  © Appeal For Purity

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 08:16 AM

BEFORE YOU TOUCH HER BODY

Informer : Appeal For Purity

During this lockdown time, some men are physically abusing their wives.
More information can be found here on the link below  


Source:  © Appeal For Purity

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 07:58 AM

WANTING TO START FROM SCRATCH

Informer : Appeal For Purity

A4P Guest: I live in Europe and I am living with the father of my three little kids who is 17-years older than me. I don’t know what to call him except the father of my kids because I am not married to him.  


Source:  © Appeal For Purity

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 07:37 AM

Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Q&A : Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19  


Source:  © world health organization

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 04:57 AM

FIFA, European Commission and World Health Organization launch #SafeHome campaign to support those at risk from domestic violence

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Almost one in three women worldwide experience physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence by someone else in their lifetime. In a majority of cases, that violence is committed by a partner in their home - indeed, up to 38% of all murders of women are committed by an intimate partner. It is also estimated that one billion children aged between two and seventeen years (or half the world’s children) have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect in the past year.

The campaign is a joint response from the three institutions to the recent spikes in reports of domestic violence as stay-at-home measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have put women and children experiencing abuse at greater risk.  


Source:  © world health organization

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 04:37 AM

Sleep Disorders

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Sleep is an essential human behavior that has physiological underpinnings. Sleep deficiency comprises sleep difficulties, including insufficient sleep, inconsistent sleep, daytime sleepiness, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and insomnia. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the assessment and treatment of sleep and sleep-related disorders in children and adolescents.  


Source:  © Oxford University

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 04:34 AM

Sleep Interventions

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

This chapter will review the common sleep problems experienced by children with chronic pain. You will learn about normal sleep needs in children, how to promote good sleep habits, and strategies to treat specific sleep problems, such as bedtime resistance and insomnia.  


Source:  © Oxford University

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 04:26 AM

Sleep Problems

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

It is now manifestly clear that sleep is a vitally important biological activity necessary for proper mental and physical health. Experiencing inadequate amounts of sleep affects multiple systems in the body that can increase the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease. In addition, poor sleep impacts academic and behavioral performance in school as well as overall emotional states. This chapter reviews the research on sleep among persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including how inadequate amounts of sleep can impact the individual with ASD as well as the rest of the family, important information about assessing sleep difficulties, and evidence-based treatments for many of these difficulties. Reviewed next will be research on the nature of sleep and the more common sleep problems experienced by persons with ASD. An understanding of the basic biology behind sleep is important for identifying different sleep disorders as well as designing appropriate interventions.  


Source:  © Oxford University

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 04:14 AM

Countries failing to stop harmful marketing of breast-milk substitutes, warn WHO and UNICEF

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

A new report by WHO, UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals that despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, countries are still falling short in protecting parents from misleading information.  


Source:  © world health organization

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 04:11 AM

Record-high data transmission using a soliton crystal

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Australian and Canadian researchers led by Prof David J. Moss at Swinburne University of Technology and honorary professor at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) was able to achieve world record-high data transmission over 75 km of standard optical fibre using a powerful class of micro-comb called soliton crystals.  


Source:  © Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 04:07 AM

Study reveals first evidence inherited genetics can drive cancer’s spread

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Scientists have long struggled to understand what drives a tumor to seed itself elsewhere in the body. New research implicates own pre-existing genetics.  


Source:  © Rockefeller University

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 04:02 AM

New Double-Contrast Technique Picks Up Small Tumors on MRI

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Early detection of tumors is extremely important in treating cancer. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis, offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from normal tissue.  


Source:  © University of California - Davis

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 03:58 AM

Problems with alcohol? 29 gene variants may explain why

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

A genome-wide analysis of more than 435,000 people has identified 29 genetic variants linked to problematic drinking, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine and colleagues report May 25 in the journal Nature Neuroscience.  


Source:  © Yale University

Informed on May 27, 2020 at 03:55 AM

Astronomers see ‘cosmic ring of fire’, 11 billion years ago

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Astronomers have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy – described as a “cosmic ring of fire” – as it existed 11 billion years ago.  


Source:  © ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3D (ASTRO 3D)

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 08:18 AM

2 ways to protect your heart: Improve sleep and manage stress

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Check your stress (and negative thoughts) at the door

A
growing body of evidence suggests that psychological factors are — literally — heartfelt, and can contribute to cardiac risk. Stress from all sorts of challenging situations and events plays a significant role in cardiovascular symptoms and outcome, particularly heart attack risk. The same is true for depression, anxiety, anger, hostility, and social isolation. Acting alone, each of these factors heightens your chances of developing heart problems. But these issues often occur together, for example, psychological stress often leads to anxiety, depression can lead to social isolation, and so on.

Does reducing stress, or changing how you respond to it, actually reduce your chances of developing heart disease or having a heart attack? The answer isn’t entirely clear, but many studies suggest the answer is “yes.” There is much to learn about exactly how. Research indicates that constant stress contributes biologically to heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure and the formation of artery-clogging deposits. Other research finds that chronic stress may make it harder to sleep, eat well, quit smoking, and exercise.

Fortunately, you can learn healthier ways to respond to stress that may help your heart and improve your quality of life. These include relaxation exercises (deep breathing, guided imagery), physical activity (walking, yoga), and staying connected with friends, co-workers, family members.  


Source:  © Harvard University

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 08:02 AM

2 ways to protect your heart: Improve sleep and manage stress

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Sleep:

Two
sleep-related problems that plague many people sleep deprivation and sleep apnea — have been linked to a higher risk of heart disease.
Sleep deprivation. Over time, inadequate or poor quality sleep can increase the risk for a number of chronic health problems, including heart disease. Studies have linked short-term sleep deprivation with several well-known contributors to heart disease, including high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure.

Sleep apnea. This common cause of loud, disruptive snoring makes people temporarily stop breathing many times during the night. Up to 83% of people with heart disease also have sleep apnea, according to some estimates.

In the most common form, obstructive sleep apnea, soft tissue in the upper part of the mouth or back of the throat completely blocks the airway. Oxygen levels dip and the brain sends an urgent “Breathe now!” signal. That signal briefly wakes the sleeper and makes him or her gasp for air. That signal also jolts the same stress hormone and nerve pathways that are stimulated when you are angry or frightened. As a result, the heart beats faster and blood pressure rises—along with other things that can threaten heart health such as inflammation and an increase in blood clotting ability.

If you snore often and loudly — especially if you find yourself tired during the day — talk with your doctor about an evaluation for sleep apnea.  


Source:  © Harvard University

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 07:53 AM

WADA publishes updated Question and Answer document for athletes related to COVID-19

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to publish a Question and Answer (Q&A) document related to anti-doping and COVID-19, which is an update to the document that the Agency published on 23 March 2020. Once again, it was developed in consultation with WADA’s Athlete Committee.  


Source:  © WADA

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 07:44 AM

Orion Master\'s Energy Scholarship

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

This scholarship supports study towards a master's degree at the University of Canterbury by students engaged in research related to the energy field. It was established in 1994 by Southpower Limited, later Orion New Zealand Limited.

Deadline: 15 October 2020 (Annual)
Study in: New Zealand
Course starts January 2021  


Source:  © University of Canterbury/Orion

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 07:24 AM

Professor Rae Earnshaw Masters Scholarship

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

The University of Bradford is offering the Professor Rae Earnshaw Master’s Scholarship for an outstanding, self-funding candidate paying either Home/EU fees or International fees, who has registered for? one of our Master’s courses for September 2020 start.

Deadline: 12 June 2020 (Annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts September 2020  


Source:  © University of Bradford

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 07:21 AM

Millenium Scholarship

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

This scholarship is available for international postgraduate students.
Deadline:
30 June 2020 (annual)
Study in: London, UK
Course starts Sept 2020  


Source:  © University of the West of England

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 07:16 AM

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2020 ENTRYINTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2020 ENTRY

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Each year UEA welcomes hundreds of international students and we are pleased to offer a large number of scholarships specifically for self-funded international undergraduate students to help cover the cost of your studies.
Deadline: 14 June 2020 (Annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts September 2020  


Source:  © University of East Anglia

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 07:10 AM

International Water Centre Scholarships for International Students

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

The IWC Masters Scholarships are prestigious scholarships awarded annually to high calibre candidates who clearly demonstrate potential to become future water leaders to study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) at Griffith University.

Masters (MS) Degree
Deadline: 1 Aug 2020 (annual)
Study in: Australia
Next course starts Feb 2021  


Source:  © International Water Centre

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 06:59 AM

CMU Australia Scholarships for International Students

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

The scholarships are awarded to eligible students from Asia, South America and Africa and apply for Carnegie Mellon University Australia master programs in August 2020.
Deadline: 15 June 2020 (Annual)
Study in: Australia
Course starts August 2020  


Source:  © Carnegie Mellon University Australia

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 06:43 AM

Australia Awards Scholarships

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Bachelors/Masters/PhD Degrees

Deadline: 30 June 2020 (annual)
Study in: Australia
Course starts 2020  


Source:  © Australian Government

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 05:11 AM

A replaceable, more efficient filter for N95 masks

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there’s been a worldwide shortage of face masks — particularly, the N95 ones worn by health care workers. Although these coverings provide the highest level of protection currently available, they have limitations. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano have developed a membrane that can be attached to a regular N95 mask and replaced when needed. The filter has a smaller pore size than normal N95 masks, potentially blocking more virus particles.  


Source:  © American Chemical Society

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 05:03 AM

New technology can detect anti-virus antibody in 20 minutes

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Researchers have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid on-site bio tests. If a suitable reagent is developed, this technology could be used to detect antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the causative virus of COVID-19.  


Source:  © Hokkaido University

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 05:00 AM

Higher fibre saves lives, but food processing may remove benefits

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Eating more fibre can improve life expectancy for those with diabetes, Otago researchers say.
Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, is associated with serious medical complications, and increases the risk of dying from COVID-19.

Two recent studies from University of Otago researchers have shown eating more dietary fibre improves life expectancy, although food processing may remove these benefits.  


Source:  © University of Otago

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 04:57 AM

Cell reproduction dogma challenged

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Meiosis is essential to sexual reproduction. For almost 15 years, it has been commonly held that retinoic acid, a molecule derived from vitamin A, triggers meiosis in mammalian germ cells. Yet researchers demonstrate that meiosis in mice begins and proceeds normally even in the absence of retinoic acid. These findings set the stage for new research in the field of reproductive biology.  


Source:  © CNRS

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 04:44 AM

Blood flow recovers faster than brain in micro strokes

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Increased blood flow to the brain after a microscopic stroke doesn’t mean that part of the brain has recovered. At least not yet.  


Source:  © Rice University

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 04:39 AM

Past is prologue: Genetic ‘memory’ of ancestral environments helps organisms readapt

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Organisms carry long-term “memories” of their ancestral homelands that help them adapt to environmental change, according to a new study that involved raising chickens on the Tibetan Plateau and an adjacent lowland site.  


Source:  © University of Michigan

Informed on May 26, 2020 at 04:26 AM

MSU SCIENTISTS SOLVE HALF-CENTURY-OLD MAGNESIUM DIMER MYSTERY

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Magnesium dimer, or Mg2, is a fragile molecule consisting of two weakly interacting atoms held together by the laws of quantum mechanics. It has recently emerged as a potential probe for understanding fundamental phenomena at the intersection of chemistry and ultracold physics, but its use has been thwarted by a half-century-old enigma — five high-lying vibrational states that hold the key to understanding how the magnesium atoms interact but have eluded detection for 50 years.  


Source:  © Michigan State University

Informed on May 25, 2020 at 03:05 PM

በኢትዮጵያ ተጨማሪ 73 ሰዎች የኮሮናቫይረስ ተገኘባቸው

Informer : Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation

ባለፉት 24 ሰዓት ውስጥ በተደረገው 2844 የላብራቶሪ ምርመራ 73 ሰዎች የኮሮናቫይረስ ተገኝቶባቸዋል፡፡ በአጠቃላይ በሀገራችን ቫይረሱ በምርመራ የተገኘባቸው ሰዎች ቁጥር 655 መድረሱን የጤና ሚኒስቴር አስታውቋል፡፡

ሰባት ተጨማሪ ሰዎች ከበሽታው ያገገሙ ሲሆን፣ በአጠቃላይ በአገሪቱ ከበሽታው ያገገሙ ሰዎች ቁጥር 159 ደርሷል፡፡ አንድ ሰው ደግሞ በፅኑ ሕሙማን ክፍል መግባቱም ተገልጿል።

ቫይረሱ በምርመራ የተገኘባቸው ሰዎች 49 ወንድ እና 24 ሴት ናቸው። በዜግነት 67ቱ ኢትዮጵያውያን ሲሆኑ ቀሪዎቹ የተለያዩ 6 አገራት ዜጎች ናቸው። ከ 6 እስከ 75 ዓመት የዕድሜ ክልል ውስጥ የሚገኙ ናቸው።

ቫይረሱ በምርመራ የተገኘባቸው 56 ሰዎች ከአዲስ አበባ (13 ሰዎች በበሽታው ከተያዘ ሰው ጋር ግንኙነት ያላቸው ሲሆን 12 የውጭ አገር የጉዞ ታሪክ ያላቸው 31ዱ ሰዎች ደግሞ የውጭ ሀገር የጉዞ ታሪክም ሆነ በበሽታው ከተያዘ ሰው ጋር ግንኙነት የሌላቸው ናቸው)፤ 4 ሰዎች ከትግራይ ክልል (4ቱም የውጭ አገር የጉዞ ታሪክ ያላቸው)፣ 2 ሰው ከአማራ ክልል (በበሽታው ከተያዘ ሰው ጋር ግንኙነት ያላቸው)፣ 8 ሰዎች ከሶማሌ ክልል (የውጭ ሀገር ጉዞ ታሪክ ያላቸው) እንዲሁም 3 ሰዎች የድንበር ተሻጋሪ አሽከርካሪዎች ናቸው።

እስካሁን በአገሪቱ ውስጥ ለ83 ሺህ 854 ሰዎች የኮሮናቫይረስ ምርመራ ተደርጓል።  


Source:  © Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation

Informed on May 25, 2020 at 12:06 PM

New Cold War

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

China's proposed national security legislation for Hong Kong could lead to US sanctions and threaten the city's status as a financial hub, the White House has said.
Beijing, meanwhile, warned of a "new Cold War" with the United States, saying the country had been infected by a "political virus" compelling people there to continually attack China.  


Source:  © aljazeera

Informed on May 25, 2020 at 11:46 AM

THE VIRTUAL/ONLINE MUSIC CONCERT

Informer : African Union

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The Virtual Music Concert will be held on Monday 25 May 2020 from 18:00 to 20:00 hours East African Time.  


Source:  © African union

Informed on May 25, 2020 at 11:32 AM

ሕፃን በማገት 600 ሺህ ብር የጠየቀች ተጠርጣሪ ተያዘች

Informer : Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation

በማእከላዊ ጎንደር ዞን፣ ታች አርማጭሆ ወረዳ የሁለት ዓመት ዕድሜ ያለው ሕፃን ይዛ በመሠወር የማስለቀቂያ 600 ሺህ ብር የጠየቀችው ተጠርጣሪ መያዟን የወረዳው ሰላም እና ደህንነት ጽ/ቤት አስታውቋል።

ግለሰቧ በሠራተኝነት ተቀጥራ ከምትሠራበት መኖሪያ ቤት ከግብረ አበሯ ጋር በመሆን ሕፃኑን ይዛ በመሠወር ለሕፃኑ ወላጅ 600 ሺህ ብር ከከፈሉ ልጃቸውን ልትመልስ እንደምትችል በስልክ ደውላ መናገሯ ተጠቅሷል።

የወረዳው የፀጥታ አካል ሕፃኑን ይዛ የሄደችበትን አካባቢ ፈጥኖ በማጣራት ባደረገው ጥብቅ ክትትል እና አሰሳ ትናንት በወገራ ወረዳ ግራርጌ በተባለው የገጠር ቀበሌ መያዝ መቻሉን አስታውቀዋል።

ሕፃንዋም ወላጆቿ እንዲረከቡ መደረጉንና በመልካም ጤንነት ላይ እንደምትገኝ ገልጸዋል።

በድርጊቱ በዋና እና በተባባሪነት የተሳተፉት ግለሰቦችም በቁጥጥር ስር ውለው ጉዳያቸው በምርመራ ሂደት ላይ እንደሚገኝ እና በድርጊቱ ተሳትፈዋል ተብለው የተጠረጠሩ ሌሎች ሦስት ግለሰቦችም ለመያዝ ክትትል እየተደረገ ነው ተብሏል።

በቅርቡም በዞኑ በሰው ማገት ወንጀል ጥፋተኛ የተባለ ግለሰብ በ11 ዓመት ጽኑ እስራት መቀጣቱን ከአማራ ክልል ፖሊስ ኮሚሽን ያገኘነው መረጃ አመልክቷል።  


Source:  © Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation

Informed on May 25, 2020 at 06:59 AM

Hydroxychloroquine reduces the risk of covid-19 in patients with rheumatic diseases: myth or reality?

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

We read with great interest the article by Figueroa-Parra et al illustrating whether patients with rheumatic diseases are at higher risk of the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).1 In this study, the authors mentioned the potential benefit of antimalarial drugs for patients with rheumatic diseases in the context of covid-19 pandemic. At present, that is the really pivotal question, whether the antimalarial drugs could reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with rheumatic diseases.  


Source:  © BMJ

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 10:13 AM

How to silence snoring

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

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Snoring by itself is generally harmless, but it can be annoying, especially for your bed partner. Fortunately, you can take steps to alleviate the problem. Start by making lifestyle changes and trying simple home remedies to alleviate the problem. You can also try one of the many products marketed as stop-snoring aids.

Lifestyle changes and home remedies
You can try these do-it-yourself suggestions to help keep your airway open during sleep:

1. Avoid alcohol—or don't drink alcohol within three hours of bedtime. This will help prevent your airway muscles from becoming slack while you sleep.

2. Do not take medications that relax your muscles in the evening. Benzodiazepines are one major group of medications to avoid. Sometimes called tranquilizers or sedatives, these medications include alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), and lorazepam (Ativan), which are usually used to treat anxiety. Benzodiazepines also may be prescribed for insomnia. Examples sometimes prescribed for this reason include estazolam (ProSom) or temazepam (Restoril). But these medications are not recommended for long-term treatment of insomnia (more than two to four weeks). Like alcohol, these drugs may relax muscles in the throat.

3. Lose weight if you are overweight or obese. Extra fat tissue in the neck and throat can narrow the airways. Losing some weight could help to open the airways for someone who is overweight or obese, although many people who are lean also snore.

4. Try home remedies for nasal obstruction issues. If your nose is stuffy due to mucus, try rinsing your sinuses with saline. If you have allergies, reduce dust mites and pet dander in your bedroom or use an allergy medication. If swollen nasal tissues are the problem, a humidifier or medication may reduce swelling.

5. If you smoke, quit. In addition to smoking's many other negative health effects, people who smoke are also more likely to snore. Possible reasons include nightly nicotine withdrawal, which can disrupt sleep, as well as increased swelling and irritation in the upper airway. In fact, even secondhand smoke from another member of your household may increase your risk of snoring.

6. Sleep on your side or elevate your head. When you sleep flat on your back, your tongue falls back and presses against the top of your airway, so sleeping on your side may help. To help you stay on your side, try pressing a body pillow(a long, oversized pillow) against your back. You can also wear a small fannypack filled with tennis balls, or tape a tennis ball or rolled-up pair of socks to the back of your pajamas. This makes lying on your back uncomfortable.

Or you can try elevating your head by using an extra pillow or a wedge pillow, or by propping up the head of your bed using blocks of wood under the top of the bed frame.

These lifestyle changes and home remedies may help with simple snoring. But if you think you may have sleep apnea, make an appointment with your doctor.  


Source:  © Harvard University

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 09:59 AM

T cells could be made into better cancer killers by increasing their protein production

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Researchers have developed a technique to quantify protein production in immune cells known as T-cells, which typically target and kill cancer cells. However, when near a tumor, most T cells produce little protein and lose their cancer-fighting ability, and the new technique could help clarify why. Interventions could then be developed to restore protein production and allow T cells in the vicinity of tumors to become better cancer killers.  


Source:  © Medical University of South Carolina

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 09:53 AM

Weizmann Institute Scientists Develop \"Sniff Test\" that Predicts Recovery of Consciousness in Brain-Injured Patients

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If an unconscious person responds to smell through a slight change in their nasal airflow pattern – they are likely to regain consciousness. This is the conclusion from a new study conducted by Weizmann Institute scientists and colleagues at the Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital, Israel. According to the findings, published in the journal Nature, 100% of the unconscious brain-injured patients who responded to a "sniff test" developed by the researchers regained consciousness during the four-year study period  


Source:  © Weizmann Institute of Science

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 09:45 AM

Scientists find evidence of link between diesel exhaust, risk of Parkinson\'s

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

A new UCLA study in zebrafish identified the process by which air pollution can damage brain cells, potentially contributing to Parkinson's disease.  


Source:  © University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 09:42 AM

Using the ‘shadow-effect’ to generate electricity

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Shadows are often associated with darkness and uncertainty. Now, NUS researchers are giving shadows a positive spin by demonstrating a way to harness this common but often overlooked optical effect to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in generating green energy under indoor lighting conditions to power electronics.  


Source:  © National University of Singapore

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 09:28 AM

New Mobile Health Tool Measures Hemoglobin Without Drawing Blood

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Researchers have developed a way to use smartphone images of a person’s eyelids to assess blood hemoglobin levels. The ability to perform one of the most common clinical lab tests without a blood draw could help reduce the need for in-person clinic visits, make it easier to monitor patients who are in critical condition, and improve care in low- and middle-income countries where access to testing laboratories is limited.  


Source:  © The Optical Society

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 09:21 AM

Researchers Show that Blood Pressure Lowering Reduces the Risk of Developing Dementia

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Research completed in NUI Galway has shown that lowering blood pressure by taking blood pressure medications reduces the risk of developing dementia and cognitive impairment by 7%.  


Source:  © National University of Ireland Galway

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 09:16 AM

Next-generation solar cells pass strict international tests

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin, perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research by Professor Anita Ho-Baillie means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.  


Source:  © University of Sydney

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 09:08 AM

Australian researchers record world\'s fastest internet speed from a single optical chip

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

A research team from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities has recorded the world’s fastest internet speed from a single optical chip of 44.2 Terabits per second. At this speed, users can download 1000 HD movies in a split second.
This is achieved through the use of a micro-comb – an optical chip replacing 80 separate infrared lasers, capable of carrying communication signals.  


Source:  © Monash University

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 08:55 AM

WHY TOOTHPASTE AND CEMENT HARDEN OVER TIME

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

UD engineer part of international collaboration that explains aging in paste materials.
Many paste materials, also known as dense colloidal suspensions, stiffen as they age. Structural dynamics, or changes in the loads the materials undergo over time, are partly responsible for this change, but for decades, experts have suspected that there’s more going on inside these materials.

Now, University of Delaware chemical and biomolecular engineering professor and chair Eric Furst and a team of researchers from the Ecole des Ponts and University Paris-Est in France have discovered a process called contact-controlled aging that explains some age-related changes in paste materials.  


Source:  © University of Delaware

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 08:46 AM

New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers from Penn State and Stanford University may enable patients to receive results within 30 minutes instead of the current turnaround time of a week or more.  


Source:  © Penn State

Informed on May 24, 2020 at 08:41 AM

A clue as to why it’s so hard to wake up on a cold winter’s morning

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

Winter may be behind us, but do you remember the challenge of waking up on those cold, dark days? Temperature affects the behavior of nearly all living creatures, but there is still much to learn about the link between sensory neurons and neurons controlling the sleep-wake cycle.

Northwestern University neurobiologists have uncovered a clue to what’s behind this behavior. In a study of the fruit fly, the researchers have identified a “thermometer” circuit that relays information about external cold temperature from the fly antenna to the higher brain. They show how, through this circuit, seasonally cold and dark conditions can inhibit neurons within the fly brain that promote activity and wakefulness, particularly in the morning.  


Source:  © Northwestern University

Informed on May 23, 2020 at 11:54 AM

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Informer : Haramaya University

Here is the link for the call for proposal on COVID-19:  


Source:  © Haramaya University

Informed on May 23, 2020 at 05:13 AM

More than 80 million children under one at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio

Informer : አስኳላ / Askwala

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COVID 19 is disrupting life-saving immunization services around the world, putting millions of children – in rich and poor countries alike – at risk of diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio. This stark warning comes from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.  


Source:  © world health organization

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