Free Press Journal
  • New method may preserve fertility during cancer treatment

    New York: Researchers have developed a novel method that may help preserve fertility in female cancer patients receiving treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. “The good news is that more young women are surviving cancer. But many cancer treatments increase the risk of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) and infertility,” said Ewelina Bolcun-Filas from The Jackson Laboratory in the US.

  • Comparing partner could make or break your relationship

    New York: Your happiness in a relationship and how much energy you devote to maintain that relationship depend on how the partner compares with other potential mates you may have, suggests new research. The findings suggest that how well our partner fulfils our ideal preference is not very important.

  • Brain size may determine response to PTSD treatment

    New York: Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have a larger brain region are more likely to respond to exposure-based therapy — a type of cognitive behavioural therapy — for the mental health condition, finds a new research.

  • How wind created mile-high mounds on Mars

    New York: Wind carved massive mounds of more than a mile high on Mars over billions of years, say researchers, suggesting that their location can help pin down when water on the Red Planet dried up during a global climate change event. “The findings show the importance of wind in shaping the Martian landscape, a force that, on Earth, is overpowered by other processes,” said lead author Mackenzie Day from the University

  • Be a bit unpredictable at times to boost memory

    New York: Training memory with random and unpredictable methods can be an effective way in enhancing episodic memory and cut dementia risk, scientists, including an India-origin researcher, have found. Episodic memories are those associated with autobiographical events such as a past birthday party or first trip to an amusement park. This type of memory is crucial to our ability to accurately retell stories.

  • Brain injury ups cognitive impairment risk

    New York: Traumatic brain injury may be related to both increased risk and earlier onset of mild cognitive impairment, which typically occurs later in life, says a study. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which typically occurs later in life, can involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgement that are greater than normal age-related changes.

  • Confident bosses instill creativity in teams

    New York: Confidence is the key to making successful and creative leaders which may directly translate into good performance by their subordinates, says a study that examined productive teams at modern workplaces, reports IANS.

  • Beware! Listening to Rap music triggers early sex in teenagers

    New York: Listening to rap music frequently can lead to having early sex in teenagers, warn researchers. They further add that unlike other music genres rap music is more likely to have sexually explicit messages, says IANS.

  • No evidence WikiLeaks list led to terrorist attacks

    New York: A study looking into the concerns that a secret memo with 200 international sites made public by WikiLeaks may have provided a target list for terrorists has found no evidence that it led to any attacks. “When the list came out, there was a lot of concern that this was a to-do list for terrorists,” said Dr Daniel G. Arce from the University of Texas at Dallas.  WikiLeaks published a

  • New microbes that thrive deep inside Earth discovered

    Washington: Scientists have discovered a group of microbes that live several kilometres under the surface of the Earth, need no light or oxygen and can only be seen in a microscope. The researchers have also found how the microorganisms, named Hadesarchaea, first discovered in a South African gold  mine at a depth of over three kilometres, are able to make a living in the absence of oxygen and light.

  • Mock mass shooting in Texas is met by counter-demonstrators

    Austin: About a dozen gun rights activists staged a mock mass shooting near the University of Texas, only to be outnumbered by counter-demonstrators who waved sex toys and tried to drown them out with chants.

  • Brain

    How exercise can keep your brain young while you age

    Washington DC : In a new study, researchers have shown that endurance exercise may help prevent cognitive decline, keeping your brain working fully as you age. University of Texas researchers attempted to determine the correlation between a person’s cardio fitness and cognitive function in middle-aged adults, and tested the participants by engaging them in moderate or strenuous aerobic exercise for at least four days or seven hours a week, while the sedentary subjects

  • About 100 Brains Missing From University Of Texas

    Austin (US) : The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde. One of the missing brains is believed to have belonged to clock tower sniper Charles Whitman, reports AP.