Protect your eyes from dryness, one blink at a time

A simple change in office habits helps People in corporate jobs tend to spend a lot of time working on laptops, which can strain their eyes during the day. The result often is reddened, dry, itchy or burning eyes; blurred vision and light sensitivity — all considered to be symptoms of ‘dry eyes,’ caused by […]

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Borosil group eyes ₹1,000-crore revenue this fiscal

The Borosil group of companies, which includes Borosil Glass Works Ltd, Borosil Technologies and Gujarat Borosil Ltd, are targeting a combined revenue of ₹1,000 crore by the end of this fiscal year , said Shreevar Kheruka, CEO, Borosil Ltd. Last year, the company recorded revenues of about ₹780 crore. Borosil Glass Works Ltd, a B2C company, is […]

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Genetic study provides novel insights into the evolution of skin color

Variation of light skin among Eurasian people evolved independently from different genetic backgrounds. Skin colour is one of the most visible and variable traits among humans and scientists have always been curious about how this variation evolved. Now, a study of diverse Latin American populations led by UCL geneticists has identified new genetic variations associated […]

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Puerto Rico’s ‘fear lab’ mentors neuroscience rigor amid diversity

Trainees Héctor Bravo-Rivera, Shantée Ayala-Rosario, and Albit Cabán-Murillo, of Puerto Rico’s ‘fear lab,’ presented a poster on decision-making under conditions of threat at last year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting. Credit: NIMH A lineage of young neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds trace their scientific roots to a “fear lab” in Puerto Rico that the National Institutes of […]

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Longer siesta on bright days

Light affects the clock neurons in the fly brain in three ways: The first light input to the clock neurons is via the cryptochrome (CRY); this light input is responsible for the detection of low-intensity light (LI). The second light input works via the compound eyes and basically detects middle-intensity light (MI). The third light […]

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Do bigger brains equal smarter dogs? New study offers answers

Bigger dogs, with larger brains, perform better on certain measures of intelligence than their smaller canine counterparts, according to a new study led by the University of Arizona. Larger-brained dogs outperform smaller dogs on measures of executive functions — a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for controlling and coordinating other cognitive abilities and […]

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