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SPARC reports top-line results of pivotal BE study for PICS

Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company (SPARC) has reported top-line results of the pivotal BE study for Paclitaxel Injection Concentrate for Suspension (PICS). The pivotal BE study was a randomized, open label, two period, single dose, crossover study of PICS and Abraxane in subjects with locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer. A total of 142 patients were randomized to characterize the ... Read More »

Tata Communications, SMU-ExD, DBS Bank, KPMG launch new study

Tata Communications, Singapore Management University – Executive Development (SMU-ExD), DBS Bank and KPMG in Singapore have launched a new study entitled ‘Cultural Transformation in the Digital World’ that looks at the digital transformation journeys of major businesses. The study provides a deeper understanding on how business leaders view their journeys towards digital transformation, the culture within their organisation and what ... Read More »

Infosys Finacle launches 10th annual study of Innovation in Retail Banking

Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys and Efma, a global not-for-profit organisation has launched the 10th Annual Study of Innovation in Retail Banking. The report is authored by Jim Marous, Publisher of the Digital Banking Report and Co-Publisher of The Financial Brand. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the research, the report explores a decade of ... Read More »

Air pollution may up autism risk in children: Study

The research followed children in Shanghai from birth to three years to understand the effect of exposure to fine particles (PM2.5). The study included 124 ASD children and 1,240 healthy children in stages over a nine-year period, examining the association between air pollution and ASD. The study, published in the journal Environment International, is first to examine the effects of ... Read More »

Week 34 of pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk: Study

Previous research has highlighted how women under the age of 30 can reduce their risk of contracting breast cancer later in life by having a baby. But a new study by experts in Denmark and Norway claims to have identified the precise week of pregnancy when the change occurs. “If you deliver a child at week 33 you get the ... Read More »

Liquid water on Mars may hold enough oxygen to support life: Study

The findings could inform future missions to Mars by providing better targets to rovers searching for signs of past or present habitable environments, researchers said. A team led by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US has calculated that if liquid water exists on Mars, it could — under specific conditions ... Read More »

More than 18 mn new cases of cancer expected this year: UN study

According to IARC, a specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organisation, the disease is a growing global health threat. One in five men and one in six women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in eight men and one in 11 women die from it, IARC’s Global Cancer Observatory said on Wednesday in its first report since ... Read More »

Writing ‘thank you’ notes may boost your well-being: Study

Researchers, including Amit Kumar from the University of Texas at Austin in the US, asked participants to write a letter of gratitude to someone who has done something nice for them and then anticipate the recipient’s reaction. They found that letter writers overestimated how awkward recipients would feel about the gesture and underestimated how surprised and positive recipients would feel. ... Read More »

Happy older people may live longer: Study

The study, published in the journal Age and Ageing, used data for 4,478 participants of a survey to look at the association between happiness, assessed in the year 2009, and subsequent likelihood of dying due to any cause, until December 31, 2015. “The findings indicate that even small increments in happiness may be beneficial to older people’s longevity,” said Rahul ... Read More »

Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: Study 

The double whammy of climate change and so-called natural variability more than doubles the likelihood of “extreme warm events” in ocean surface waters, creating a dangerous breeding ground for hurricanes and typhoons, they reported in Nature Communications. “This warm phase is reinforcing long-term climate change,” lead author Florian Sevellec, a climate scientist at the University of Brest in France, told. ... Read More »

Forests key to achieving climate goals: Study

Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) power stations are designed to produce energy and store the resulting carbon dioxide (CO2) in bedrock deep underground. However, a study led by the University of Exeter in the UK suggests that converting large land areas to growing crops as biomass for BECCS would release so much CO2 that protecting and regenerating ... Read More »

Some fertility treatments can up autism risk, according to new study

Researchers from the Mount Sinai Hospital in the US and Karolinska Institute in Sweden, conducted a study of 1,08,548 boys, as boys have a higher risk of developing autism than girls. They found that, in the case of progesterone hormone therapy, the odds of having a child on the autistic spectrum were 1.5 times higher than among those who did ... Read More »

Broadband internet may cause sleep deprivation: Study

The research, published in the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, found that individuals with Digital subscriber line (DSL) access tend to sleep 25 minutes less than their counterparts without DSL internet. DSL is a technology for bringing high- bandwidth internet to homes and small businesses over ordinary copper telephone lines. The researchers from Bocconi University in Italy and the ... Read More »

Faster, coloured 3D printing method developed: Study

People are exploring the use of 3D printing for wide-ranging applications, including manufacturing, medical devices, fashion and even food, according to the study published in the journal Nano Letters. However, one of the most efficient forms of 3D printing suffers from a major drawback: It can only print objects that are gray or black in colour. Now, researchers at The ... Read More »

Narcissistic teens perform better at school: Study

For the study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, 340 adolescent students were recruited from three different Italian high schools. They took part in two assessment waves. “Narcissism is considered as a socially malevolent trait and it is part of the Dark Triad of personality traits – narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism,” said Kostas Papageorgiou, from Queen’s University Belfast ... Read More »

More women in government may reduce corruption: Study

The study, published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, also found that women’s representation in local politics is important too – the likelihood of having to bribe is lower in regions with a greater representation of women in local-level politics in Europe. “This research underscores the importance of women empowerment, their presence in leadership roles and their representation ... Read More »

People with wrinkles around eyes perceived more sincere: Study

Researchers at Western University in Canada have shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions. This eye-wrinkle feature, called the Duchenne marker, occurs across multiple facial expressions, including smiles, expressions associated with pain, and – as found by the researchers – expressions of sadness. Using a method called ... Read More »

Soaring temperatures may up risk of workplace injuries: Study

The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, is the first to analyse data from an entire country and evaluate the economic impact. Researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) analysed data related to nearly 16 million occupational injuries in Spain between 1994 and 2013 that resulted in at least one day of sick leave. The information ... Read More »

IMD to forecast floods using new system, soil study data

Currently, the Central Water Commission issues flood warnings. IMD DG K J Ramesh told a News agency that the national weather agency was preparing to launch this service from the next month by using the Flash Flood Guidance System for the first time in the country. In a first for the IMD, it will also apprise the CWC and other ... Read More »

Bad news becomes hysteria in crowds: Study

Even drawing the public’s attention to unbiased, neutral facts does not mitigate this contagion of panic, researchers said. This is the first research ever to investigate the impact of dread on the social amplification of threat, and to examine the re-exposure of balanced information on the social diffusion of messages. “Society is an amplifier for risk. This research explains why ... Read More »

Milky Way disc much bigger than thought: Study

Spiral galaxies such as the Milky Way have discs which are really thin, in which the major fraction of their stars are found. These discs are limited in size, so that beyond certain radius there are very few stars left. In our Galaxy we were not aware that there are stars in the disc at distances from the centre more ... Read More »

No, millennials don’t prefer e-book to physical books: Study

The study, published in the journal Electronic Markets, found that adult consumers across all age groups perceive ownership of e-books very differently than ownership of physical books, and this could have important implications for those in the business of selling digital texts. “We looked at what’s called psychological ownership, which is not necessarily tied to legal possession or legal rights, ... Read More »

Tea leaf extract can destroy cancer cells: Study

The study, published in the journal Applied Nano Materials, outlines a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots. “Our research confirmed previous evidence that tea leaf extract can be a non-toxic alternative to making quantum dots using chemicals,” said Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu from Swansea University in the UK, who led the study. “The real surprise, however, was ... Read More »

Hitler definitely died in 1945 according to new study of his teeth

“The teeth are authentic, there is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945,” professor Philippe Charlier said. “We can stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler. He did not flee to Argentina in a submarine, he is not in a hidden base in Antarctica or on the dark side of the moon,” Charlier said. The study, ... Read More »

Body odour may help identify malaria: study

Blood tests do not necessarily pick up infection with the plasmodium parasite, especially at low parasite densities, according to the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DNA tests for the parasite usually show infection, but they are far from rapid. “Our previous work in a mouse model found that malaria infection altered the odours ... Read More »

Long term, short-term relationships initially identical: study

”Long-term and short-term trajectories typically pull apart after you’ve known someone for weeks or months,” said Paul Eastwick, an associate professor at University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in the US. “In the beginning, there is no strong evidence that people can tell whether a given relationship will be long-term and serious or short-term and casual,” said Eastwick, who led ... Read More »

Drinking coffee during pregnancy ups obesity risk in kids: study

While the study published in the BMJ Open journal does not clearly show if caffeine is the direct cause of the excess weight, but the relationship, alone, has caused researchers to encourage increased caution. “There may be good cause to increase the restriction of the recommended maximum of three cups of coffee per day. Caffeine is not a medicine that ... Read More »

PM Modi twice as popular on Facebook as President Trump: Study

President Trump, who rules the other social media platform Twitter, is in second place with 23.1 million followers, according to the new study “World Leaders on Facebook” released on Wednesday by Burson Cohn & Wolfe. The study analyses the activity of 650 Facebook pages of heads of state and government and foreign ministers from January 1, 2017 using aggregate data from ... Read More »

Horses can recognise human facial expressions: study

Researchers at University of Sussex in the UK conducted controlled experiments in which domestic horses were presented with a photograph of an angry or happy human face and several hours later saw the actual person who had exhibited the expression, now in an emotionally neutral state. This short-term exposure to the photograph of a person’s facial expression was enough to ... Read More »

Study finds Indian water reservoirs shrinking, warns taps may run dry soon

London: A new early warning satellite system has revealed that India along with Spain, Morocco and Iraq faces the risk of shrinking reservoirs that can lead to taps going dry. It has highlighted poor rains in 2017 to show the shrinking of the Indira Sagar dam in Madhya Pradesh and the Sardar Sarovar reservoir in Gujarat that supplies drinking water ... Read More »