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Post-menopausal Women with Ductal Carcinoma Can Now Use Anastrozole and Tamoxifen

Post-menopausal Women with Ductal Carcinoma Can Now Use Anastrozole and Tamoxifen

Recent results of a trial revealed that oncologists can now offer post-menopausal women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) anastrozole and tamoxifen to prevent recurrence of breast cancer.

Results from two randomized trials showed that selection of any of the drug can be a good choice for the majority of patients, said researchers. The conclusions were given after studying results of placebo-controlled trials that involved around 4,200 patients.

A Pair of Socks That Uses Urine to Generate Electricity!

A Pair of Socks That Uses Urine to Generate Electricity!

A team of researchers at the University of the West of England in Bristol, United Kingdom, has recently developed a novel power generating system that uses your urine to produce electricity.

According to its makers, the new pair of extraordinary socks can store up to 648 milliliters of urine, i.e. almost 22 ounces. This urine is stored in the socks using integrated tubes, said researchers.

Your decision to be happy or sad wouldn’t affect your health

Your decision to be happy or sad wouldn’t affect your health

People’s decision to remain happy or unhappy in life would not affect their health, finds a new study. It is one of a kind study that has broken a big myth that happiness improves a person’s health. Study researchers said that happiness can make you feel better, but not gift you with long life.

The study has rejected the findings of previous research that concluded that being sad will result into bad health and early death. The researchers said that they did not find any direct link between a person’s emotional state and its effect on longevity.

Google’s Verily and J&J join hands for new company to make robots better surgical assistants

Google’s Verily and J&J join hands for new company to make robots better surgical assistants

Google’s Verily, formerly known as Google Life Sciences, has joined hands with Johnson & Johnson to start a company called Verb Surgical to make robots better surgical assistants. Johnson & Johnson is a known name in the field of medical devices and Verily will help by contributing Google’s massive experience in machine learning and advanced image processing to advance robots.

Study Scientifically Proves Canines and Many Other Animals Have Conscience

Study Scientifically Proves Canines and Many Other Animals Have Conscience

Researchers, through a study, have found a scientific proof that your pet dog and several other animals have a conscience. Scientists gave this conclusion after carrying out ‘mirror test’ on dogs.

According to the researchers, the only proof of having a consciousness of self is evaluated on the individual’s ability to use his/ her own reflection to notice and touch the presence of a mark applied under anaesthesia or during a period of distraction on face, head or other parts of the body.

Fossil stored in Smithsonian Collection is Beast from Moby-Dick

Fossil stored in Smithsonian Collection is Beast from Moby-Dick

Researchers have found a new species of carnivorous whale which is similar to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. A new study has suggested that the 14- to 15-million-year old remains were misidentified earlier.

Researchers examined the whale’s fossil history and found that the family was once filled with variety of whales of various sizes and shapes. Now, the researchers have added a new sperm whale species to array Albicetus oxymycterus.

Researchers Preparing To Develop New Lie-Detecting Software

Researchers Preparing To Develop New Lie-Detecting Software

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) said it is working to develop unique software that can detect lie by considering a speaker’s gestures and words.

The researchers said they are building the software based on real-world data and for that they studying the videos from high-stakes court cases. The software, so far, has shown 75% of accuracy in identifying who was being deceptive as compared with humans’ scores of just above 50%, said study researchers.

Thin Haze in Occator Crater on Ceres Can Be an Indicator of Presence of Frozen Water

Thin Haze in Occator Crater on Ceres Can Be an Indicator of Presence of Frozen Water

Ceres and its bright spots have baffled scientists since they were first discovered, now researchers through two new studies have found some news details about these bright spots that are found all over the dwarf planet’s surface.

In one of the study scientists claim that the bright spots on the surface of Ceres is a kind of salt. The second study shows the detection of ammonia-rich-clays on Ceres.

According to researchers when the sun shines into the Occator crater on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, a thin haze appears above its brightest spot.

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