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Particle Physics Research Lab for Neutrino Research under DUNE Project to Cost $1.4 Billion

Particle Physics Research Lab for Neutrino Research under DUNE Project to Cost $1.4 Billion

Nearly 1,000 scientists and engineers will be working on an international project named Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) for next 10 years to build first of its kind research project for neutrinos. Researchers from 30 countries will be working on this ambitious project with an initial estimated budget of $1.4 billion. The project has officially begun on July 21 with groundbreaking ceremony held at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory research team will be working on the project along with researchers from other parts of the world.

Scientists find first evidence for Majorana fermion

Scientists find first evidence for Majorana fermion

In 1937, a brilliant physicist named Ettore Majorana predicted that the fermions class of particles, which includes proton, electron, neutron, neutrino and quark, there should be particles acting as their own antiparticles.

Texas coffee recalled because of its Viagra-like ingredients

Texas coffee recalled because of its Viagra-like ingredients

Bestherbs Coffee LLC in North Texas has issued a voluntarily recall for its traditional herbal coffee because it contains an ingredient similar to Viagra, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed Thursday.

The coffee company also confirmed that it has been recalling its “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Herbs Coffee” because a Viagra-like ingredient has been giving customers more than their normal boost of energy.

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Gilead’s hepatitis C drug receives FDA approval

Gilead’s hepatitis C drug receives FDA approval

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved a new drug to cure hepatitis C patients who failed to respond to other available treatments.

Vosevi from Gilead Sciences Inc. is the first drug that has gained the FDA’s approval for hepatitis C patients who have already been given Sovaldi or other treatments without desired results.

Blood test can detect a marijuana-impaired driver

Blood test can detect a marijuana-impaired driver

A Lynnwood man arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) had nearly 55 times the legal limit of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in his blood, results from his blood test revealed.

THC is an active ingredient in the controversial recreational drug marijuana.

Dr. Brianna Peterson, toxicology lab manager with the Washington State Patrol, said the test results were accurate, adding that the method is totally validated just as for alcohol.

Researchers find new way to identify Alzheimer’s marker

Researchers find new way to identify Alzheimer’s marker

A team of researchers at St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine claimed to have discovered a new method to identify key Alzheimer’s marker through blood test.

According to the researchers, measures of amyloid beta in a person’s blood can help identify altered levels of amyloid in his/her brain or cerebrospinal fluid.

Presently, the only ways to spot amyloid beta in a person’s brain are PET scanning or a spinal tap. PET scanning is very expensive, while a spinal tap is invasive and often requires a specialized medical process.

Concert Pharmaceuticals receives FDA Green Signal for Hair Loss Drug

Concert Pharmaceuticals receives FDA Green Signal for Hair Loss Drug

The U.S. FDA has lifted clinical hold on Concert Pharmaceuticals’ trial for a hair loss drug. The company informed that FDA has lifted clinical hold on the treatment for alopecia areata. The trial was put on hold by FDA in May this year.

FDA asked Concert Pharmaceuticals to provide more data before the company could provide dosage of its experiment drug to study subject. The company added that FDA had not raised any concerns about safety of its drug.

US Ranks Low in Physical Activity Data: Research

US Ranks Low in Physical Activity Data: Research

A new study conducted by Stanford University researchers using smartphone data has suggested that people in China are among those who move the most while physical activity is low in the United States and Canada. The research team checked records for nearly 700,000 individuals from 46 countries. The data was collected by walking activity trackers in Smartphones. The study reported that people in Hong Kong walk the most with 6,880 steps a day on an average.

Three Lifestyle Changes Can Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

Three Lifestyle Changes Can Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

Medical experts have limited knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia but a new research has indicated three lifestyle changes that can delay the onset of dementia. As there isn’t any treatment for the cognitive decline yet, researchers are also working on finding the reasons behind cognitive decline during old age. The new research has suggested that regular exercise, control over blood pressure and regular engagement of brain in some positive activity can delay onset of cognitive decline.

American Heart Association terms Coconut Oil as unhealthy as butter or beef fats

American Heart Association terms Coconut Oil as unhealthy as butter or beef fats

Advising against the use of coconut oil, the American Heart Association (AHA) has cautioned that it is as unhealthy as butter and beef dripping.

The Dietary Fats & Cardiovascular Disease advisory of the AHA made a review of existing data on saturated fat, which revealed that use of coconut oil increase level of LDL or "bad" cholesterol in the blood.

The researchers found that use of coconut oil increased "bad" cholesterol in participants in 7 out of 7 controlled trials.

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