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Missing Doctor wasn’t snubbed over promotion: CDC

Missing Doctor wasn’t snubbed over promotion: CDC

CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham mysteriously disappeared on February 12 and Atlanta police department has been trying hard to find more information about him. The police had earlier said that they haven’t found any evidence of foul play. Cunningham was reported missing by his parents on February 16. On Monday, the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention informed that Cunningham wasn’t passed over for promotion at CDC.

1 in 14 Women Smoke During Pregnancy: CDC Data

1 in 14 Women Smoke During Pregnancy: CDC Data

As per freshly published CDC report, 1 in 14 pregnant women still smoke in the United States. The data for year 2016 suggests that highest number of women smoking during pregnancy was reported in West Virginia at 25.1 percent. The lowest incidence of smoking during pregnancy was recorded in California at 1.6 percent. The risks of smoking during pregnancy are well known and health experts all over the world have supported campaigns to stop smoking among pregnant women.

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Self-healable, recyclable "electronic skin" developed by University of Colorado Boulder Researchers

Self-healable, recyclable "electronic skin" developed by University of Colorado Boulder Researchers

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder have developed an electronic skin that can be recycled and it can also heal itself. The ‘electronic skin’ is actually a thin film with advanced sensors. With use of thin, translucent material and advanced sensors, the electronic skin can measure pressure, temperature, humidity, and air flow, working similar to human skin. UC Boulder research team has used covalently bonded dynamic network polymer, known as polyimine for developing the skin.

Mystery continues about fate of Secret Satellite codenamed Zuma launched by SpaceX

Mystery continues about fate of Secret Satellite codenamed Zuma launched by SpaceX

SpaceX launched top-secret satellite codenamed ‘Zuma’ but the latest reports suggest that the satellite could have been lost in space. SpaceX launched the satellite and the company led by Elon Musk informed that it has done everything to launch the satellite successfully. As the mission was top-secret, it hasn’t been revealed which government agency was responsible for the satellite codenamed ‘Zuma’.

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August 2017 Solar Eclipse Left Ripples in Ionosphere: Research

August 2017 Solar Eclipse Left Ripples in Ionosphere: Research

The August 2017 Solar Eclipse left waves in our planet’s ionosphere, the ionized section of earth’s upper atmosphere, as per a new research conducted by astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Haystack Observatory and researchers at the University of Tromsø in Norway. The strange impact of solar eclipse on the atmosphere has been termed as ‘Wake’ by the research team. The “Great American Eclipse” in August 2017 was an important event, much awaited by astronomers and scientific community.

Green Leafy Vegetables Slow Brain Aging: Study

Green Leafy Vegetables Slow Brain Aging: Study

Regular consumption of green leafy vegetables can reduce cognitive decline as per results of a new study. The study conducted by a team of researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago claims that regular consumption of green vegetables can improve brain health. The study team checked health records and cognitive function for 1,000 study participants. Individuals eating one or two daily servings of vegetables like spinach, lettuce or kale, witnessed much slower cognitive decline.

FDA approves Gene Therapy for rare form of blindness

FDA approves Gene Therapy for rare form of blindness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever gene therapy for a rare form of inherited blindness. The approval marks a major milestone for genetic medicine. Spark Therapeutics has received FDA approval for gene therapy in which a corrective gene is directly given to patients. The injection will be marketed under brand name Luxturna. The treatment has been approved for patients with confirmed biallelic RPE65 mutation-associated retinal dystrophy that leads to vision loss.

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New Research Links Canola Oil Consumption with Memory Issues in Mice Model

New Research Links Canola Oil Consumption with Memory Issues in Mice Model

Canola oil has been linked to increased risk of memory issues and Alzheimer’s disease in a new research conducted on mice model at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. The research team found that consumption of canola oil on a regular basis increased the risk of memory issues among lab mice. The consumption of canola oil was also linked to weight gain in mice.

Study links Genetic Difference to Sexual Orientation among Straight and Gay Individuals

Study links Genetic Difference to Sexual Orientation among Straight and Gay Individuals

Researchers have reportedly found difference in two genes among straight and gay individuals which could explain sexual orientation. The research has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. The study team compared genomes for straight and gay men and found differences between two genes.

The research was conducted by a team at the North Shore University in Illinois. The study team found differences in TSHR, responsible for thyroid function, among gay and straight individuals. TSHR has previously been linked to sexual preferences and to weight loss.

Pfizer plans reduction in Viagra Price as Patents Expire

Pfizer plans reduction in Viagra Price as Patents Expire

Pharmaceutical major Pfizer has planned to launch generic version of Viagra as the patent for its popular erectile dysfunction pills expires. Pfizer will introduce the generic version of little ‘blue pill’ at half of price of its patented medication. The white colored, generic version of Pfizer’s Viagra will be available in the U.S. markets starting Monday.

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