In the twenty-first century society, science is the building block that helps us construct and understand the world we live in. However, every so often misreported scientific studies take a toll on science’s credibility. Science is constantly producing new studies and as more intricate segments of nature are being investigated…


Cellular heterogeneity is a hallmark of cancer, both in terms of the tumours themselves and the normal cells that both support and control their growth. Understanding and modelling this heterogeneity holds huge potential in the treatment of cancer. …


Scientists have traced the signals to just 180 million years after the Big Bang, making the detection the earliest evidence of hydrogen yet observed.

They also determined that the gas was in a state that would have been possible only in the presence of the very first stars. These stars…


Human evolution used to be depicted as a straight line, gradually progressing from an ape-like ancestor to modern Homo sapiens. But thanks to next-generation sequencing, findings in recent years have shown that it wasn’t quite so orderly. …


Scientists uncover evidence for giant lake of liquid water on Mars

Scientists have found signs of liquid water on the surface of Mars — and not just the mere droplets they’ve spotted before. A study by Italian researchers detected evidence of an entire lake beneath the southern polar ice cap on the Red Planet.

Reference: Science

Scientists announce discovery of a a new genus of dinosaur

With its head and snout…


NASA found organic material in Mars rocks suggesting the planet could’ve supported ancient life

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet. …


Scientists create mouse embryo in lab with no sperm or egg

Dutch scientists have built “synthetic” embryos in their laboratory using mouse cells other than sperm and eggs. The stem cell breakthrough, described in Nature journal, is not for cloning people or animals, but about understanding why many pregnancies fail at an early stage — implantation. The embryos, made in a…


A global research project has mapped out the genetic basis of major depression, identifying 44 genetic variants which are risk factors for depression, 30 of which are newly discovered.

Depression is an incredibly common disorder that affects millions of people. Major depression affects approximately 14% of the global population. According…


Ever get chills listening to a particularly moving piece of music? You can thank the salience network of the brain for that emotional joint. Surprisingly, this region also remains an island of remembrance that is spared from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. …


In a new study, scientists have identified 888 genes that define the various cell types and structures that make up the human skin.

The 20 gene signatures defined by this study included hair follicles, glands (sebaceous, sweat, apocrine), keratinocytes, melanocytes, endothelia, muscle, adipocytes, immune cells, and a number of pathway…

Ajit Johnson Nirmal

PhD | Cancer geneticist voicing for evidence based policies to protect our species for another million years.

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