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Uber Launches ‘PIN-Dispatch’ Feature at Delhi Airport to Reduce Wait Time

New Delhi, Nov 9: Ride-hailing major Uber on Monday said it has launched its ‘PIN-Dispatch’ feature at Delhi airport, aimed at reducing wait time and enhancing rider experience. The feature, which is already available at Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports, will be available at Terminal 3 (T3) of Indira Gandhi International Airport, a statement said. “Starting […]

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New type of antivenom to reduce 100,000 fatalities each year from venomous snake bites being developed by Bristol scientists

A new approach of treating life-threatening snake bites responsible for around 100,000 deaths globally each year is being pioneered by an international research consortium led by University of Bristol scientists. The EU-funded ADDovenom study, involving teams in the UK, France, Belgium and Portugal, set out to create a new type of antivenom treatment to neutralise […]

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Laboratory-on-a-chip’ devices could dramatically reduce COVID-19 detection times

Furthermore, the integration of biosensors with different devices would help to reduce the risk of the potential future waves/peaks of COVID-19. For instance, linking an appropriate biosensor to smartphones has the potential to increase the speed and reliability of the ‘contract tracing’ technique. D Amir Keshmiri, from The University of Manchester, said: “This new competitive […]

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High-throughput screening identifies molecules that reduce cellular stress

For many people, getting older can, unfortunately, mean an increased risk of illnesses, from cardiovascular disease to cancer. University of Michigan scientists are actively researching the biological underpinnings of ageing with the aim of developing interventions that could help people live longer, healthier lives. A paper in the journal Science Advances describes the discovery of several promising […]

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High-throughput screening identifies molecules that reduce cellular stress

For many people, getting older can, unfortunately, mean an increased risk of illnesses, from cardiovascular disease to cancer. University of Michigan scientists are actively researching the biological underpinnings of ageing with the aim of developing interventions that could help people live longer, healthier lives. A paper in the journal Science Advances describes the discovery of several promising […]

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Turmeric may help reduce pain for people with knee osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is a condition when the natural cushioning between knee joints (cartilage) wears away. Although it is commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis, young people can get it too and it may even be hereditary. Knee osteoarthritis causes pain, which is usually addressed with paracetamol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Now scientists from the University of […]

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Statins Reduce COVID-19 Severity, Likely by Removing Cholesterol That Virus Uses to Infect

There are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatments for COVID-19, the pandemic infection caused by a novel coronavirus. While several therapies are being tested in clinical trials, current standard of care involves providing patients with fluids and fever-reducing medications. To speed the search for new COVID-19 therapies, researchers are testing repurposed drugs — medicines […]

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The Social Dilemma: 11 Tips Offered by the Experts in the Netflix Documentary to Reduce Social Media’s Control Over Us

The Social Dilemma, the new docudrama on Netflix, has become a trending talking point among people. Many are suggesting their friends and followers, ironically on social media platforms, to watch it on the streaming platform. ‘Ironically’, because the docudrama highlights the dangers of the increasing influence of social media apps like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram […]