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Cancer drug also lowers blood glucose: Study
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Cancer drug also lowers blood glucose: Study

Washington [US], November 14 (ANI): According to new research by researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine, Dasatinib, a drug that often is used to treat certain types of leukemia, may have antidiabetic effects comparable to medications used to treat diabetes, and with more research may become a novel therapy for diabetic patients.The study was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.Dasatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat tumours and malignant tissue, as well as chronic myelogenous leukemia.Researchers wanted to know if dasatinib also has antidiabetic properties for older patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Using a Mayo Clinic database with more than 9 million case histories spanning 25 years, they det...
First renders leak for Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
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First renders leak for Samsung Galaxy A33 5G

Washington [US], November 14 (ANI): Samsung Galaxy A33 5G renders have leaked and the smartphone looks similar to Galaxy A32 4G.As per GSM Arena, it's built around an Infinity-U Super AMOLED display and sports four cameras on the back, which are now placed on a raised camera bump reminiscent of the Oppo Find X3 and Find X3 Pro.The Galaxy A33 5G's screen measures 6.4" diagonally and has FullHD+ resolution, with the source saying we should expect "much improved and higher resolution camera sensors" from Samsung this time.The A33 5G has the power button and volume rocker on the right-side frame, with the USB-C port located at the bottom flanked by the microphone and speaker.Samsung ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack that was present on the Galaxy A32 4G and 5G.According to GSM Arena, the Galaxy...
Study finds anxiety cues in brain despite safe environment
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Study finds anxiety cues in brain despite safe environment

Washington [US], November 15 (ANI): Researchers have used a virtual-reality environment to understand the impact of anxiety on the brain and how brain regions interact with one another to shape behaviour.The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Communications Biology'.The researchers used a virtual-reality environment where volunteers were in a meadow picking flowers. They knew that some flowers are safe, while others have a bee inside that will sting them."These findings tell us that anxiety disorders might be more than a lack of awareness of the environment or ignorance of safety, but rather that individuals suffering from an anxiety disorder cannot control their feelings and behaviour even if they wanted to," said Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, PhD, assistant professor in the ...
Obesity raises risk of gum disease by inflating growth of bone-destroying cells: Study
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Obesity raises risk of gum disease by inflating growth of bone-destroying cells: Study

Washington [US], November 15 (ANI): Chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that holds teeth in place, according to new University at Buffalo research. The research sought to improve understanding of the connection between obesity and gum disease. The findings of the study were published in the 'Journal of Dental Research'.The study, completed in an animal model, found that excessive inflammation resulting from obesity raises the number of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), a group of immune cells that increase during illness to regulate immune function.MDSCs, which originate in the bone marrow, develop into a range of different cell types, including osteoclasts (a cell that breaks down bone tissue). ...
Now ‘play something’ on Netflix through Alexa
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Now ‘play something’ on Netflix through Alexa

Washington [US], November 16 (ANI): Netflix has refined a one-button solution that picks something based on your tastes and starts playing it right away. It first called the feature Shuffle and eventually landed on Play Something.As per The Verge, Netflix has now linked its automatic selector to Amazon's voice-controlled AI and streaming hardware.If you're in the US or Canada, just say "Alexa, Play Something," and if you have an Echo speaker or app listening in, plus a Fire TV device with Netflix activated, then it'll work.In a post mentioning the feature, Netflix director of marketing partnerships Magno Herran said, "We are excited to partner with Fire TV to bring the Alexa voice technology to the Netflix Play Something feature. Now you can instantly discover a show or film we know you'll...
Snap adds Sony Music to its library, creates new AR music Lenses
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Snap adds Sony Music to its library, creates new AR music Lenses

Washington [US], November 16 (ANI): Snap has struck a licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment. Through this new deal between the two companies, Snap will be able to include Sony artists' music into Snap's library of licensed music. Additional music partners include Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, MERLIN Members, Sony Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell, Kobalt, BMG, NMPA members, DistroKid and thousands of individual songwriters/music publishers.Snap is expanding the music experience on Snapchat by adding Sounds into our AR Lenses available in the Lens Carousel and experimenting with new formats.Rolling out soon, the platform will feature Sound Lenses with a pre-selected song embedded into the Lens, a Lens that transforms pictures of anyone t...
Drug used to prevent miscarriage increases risk of cancer in offspring: Study
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Drug used to prevent miscarriage increases risk of cancer in offspring: Study

Washington [US], November 14 (ANI): Exposure in utero to a drug used to prevent miscarriage can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.The findings of the study were published in the 'American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology'.The drug, 17-OHPC, is a synthetic progestogen that was frequently used by women in the 1950s and 1960s and is still prescribed to women today to help prevent preterm birth. Progesterone helps the womb grow during pregnancy and prevents a woman from having early contractions that may lead to miscarriage."Children who were born to women who received the drug during pregnancy have double the rate of cancer across their lifetime compared to children born to women who did not...
Motorola Moto Watch 100 specs leaked
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Motorola Moto Watch 100 specs leaked

Washington [US], November 15 (ANI): Motorola is expected to launch a few smartwatches this year, one of which is the Moto Watch 100 and the fresh set of leaked renders give the best look yet.As per GSM Arena, Moto Watch 100 is said to have the Snapdragon Wear 4100 at the helm and run Google's Wear OS.According to the leaks, the Moto Watch 100 has a circular design with two physical buttons on the right side.The watch body has a matte finish, while the buttons will come with a metallic finish. These buttons look different from those in previously leaked images, showing the smartwatch with circular buttons and in a different colour.Chances are there could be two different versions of the Moto Watch 100 or entirely different smartwatches.That said, the source claimed that the Moto Watch 100 s...
Study targets mouse’s own cells to treat pneumonia
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Study targets mouse’s own cells to treat pneumonia

Washington [US], November 16 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a therapy that targets host cells rather than bacterial cells in treating bacterial pneumonia in rodents.The findings of the study were published in the 'Journal of Clinical Investigation'.According to the World Health Organization, pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcal pneumonia, is the leading cause of pneumonia deaths worldwide each year.While physicians usually prescribe antibiotics to treat this severe lung infection, treatment is not always successful, and in some cases, the bacteria become resistant.The method involves white blood cells of the immune system called macrophages that eat bacteria, and a group of compounds that are naturally produced in mice and h...
High impact climate events: Better adaptation through earlier prediction
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High impact climate events: Better adaptation through earlier prediction

Washington [US], November 16 (ANI): The prediction of high impact climate phenomena can be substantially improved by a new mathematical approach that analyses the connectivity and patterns between geographical locations, scientists said in a new publication. This can potentially save thousands of lives and avoid billions in economic losses.Prediction times for events like El Nino, monsoons, droughts or extreme rainfall could be increased substantially, to a month or in some cases even a year in advance, depending on the type of the event. The new framework can thus become key for improving adaptation to the global warming crisis. The findings were published in the Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)."The new forecasting approach has, in several instances over the past...