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The Moon is a blend of multiple moonlets: study

The Moon is a blend of multiple moonlets: study

Earth's Moon is not a single rock but a blend of multiple moonlets, a new study led by planetary scientist Raluca Rufu of Israel's Weizman Institute of Science suggested.

According to the new study, the silently serene Moon was formed as a result of merger of a number small moonlets or disks of planetary debris produced by multiple objects' collision with Earth.

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Researchers announce success of experimental brain cancer treatment

Researchers announce success of experimental brain cancer treatment

Immunotherapy uses the body’s immune system to beat cancer, and the same immune-based therapy has reportedly helped a patient with advanced brain cancer.

Researchers around the globe have long been using immunotherapy for beating blood cancers like lymphomas and leukemias, but it has yet to be approved for treating brain cancer.

Following a successful experiment, researchers at the City of Hope Beckman Research Institute & Medical Center have announced that patient who tried the therapy is still alive more than a year after receiving the treatment.

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Weird dinosaurs lost all their teeth and grew beaks as they aged: paleontologists say

Weird dinosaurs lost all their teeth and grew beaks as they aged: paleontologists say

A dinosaur species related to the T. rex started out life with a full set of pointy teeth but grew up to lose them all and get a beak instead, according to a new research.

A team of researchers led by George Washington University’s paleontology PhD candidate Josef Stiegler analyzed 19 dinosaur skeletons unearthed in China’s Gobi desert. They were surprised to find that fossils of young members of the Limusaurus inextricabilis species had jaws with chompers, while adults had beaks.

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Women doctors may be better at treating patients: researchers say

Women doctors may be better at treating patients: researchers say

A study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine made an intriguing suggestion that female doctors may be better than their male counterparts at treating patients and keeping them healthy in the long-term.

A team of researchers at Harvard examined a random sample of Medicare patients who were hospitalized from January 2011 through December 2014 and treated by general internists. After a profound scrutiny of more than 1.5 million hospitalizations, they found that 10.82 per cent of those who were treated by female doctors died within a month of their hospitalization.

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Shorter treatment isn’t better for infant with ear infections: study

Shorter treatment isn’t better for infant with ear infections: study

Shorter antibiotic treatment for infants with ear infections isn't better than standard-duration treatment, a new study by American researchers suggested.

Lead by Dr. Alejandro Hoberman, chief of the division of general pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, researchers assigned 520 children with acute otitis media to two groups, with children in one group receiving the standard 10-day course of amoxicillin-clavulanate and the second group receiving a 5-day course followed by a 5-day course of placebo.

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VPT therapy shows ray of hope for prostate cancer patients

VPT therapy shows ray of hope for prostate cancer patients

Showing a new ray of hope for prostrate cancer patient, a team of doctors have successfully demonstrated how injecting a light-sensitive drug into the patient’s bloodstream and then activating it using a laser can destroy tumor tissue in the low-risk prostate.

In a phase-3 trial, the new approach called Vascular-Targeted Photodynamic (VTP) therapy was found successful in achieving complete remission of tumor in half of the men who were treated in the trial.

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6 new species discovered in thermal vent in Indian Ocean

6 new species discovered in thermal vent in Indian Ocean

Several previously unknown, alien-like creatures, including a hairy-chested crab, reside in a deep-sea vent in the Indian Ocean, a team of biologists discovered.

The first Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) exploration of the Longqi vent field, which is called “Dragon’s Breath” in Mandarin, revealed half-dozen previously unknown species of snail and deep-sea worms like limpet, as well as the hairy-chested Hoff crab (Kiwa).

Saturn’s moons are younger than previously thought: new study suggests

Saturn’s moons are younger than previously thought: new study suggests

Saturn's moons are younger than previously thought and they are migrating away much faster than expected, freshly harvested data from the National Aeronautics & Space Administration's Cassini mission suggested.

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Hand hygiene is the simplest way to avoid infections: CDC

Hand hygiene is the simplest way to avoid infections: CDC

As the upcoming festive season will prompt millions of Americans to travel and get together with their friends and relatives across the nation, public health authorities have reminded people that hand hygiene is a an easy as well as effective way to avoid various contagious diseases like flu.

In flights, many passengers may feel that they can not get up to wash their hands before enjoying an in-flight meal. But, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has stressed that washing hands is perhaps the simplest way to keep away from infections.

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Mysterious mummified knees belonged to Queen Nefertari: researchers say

Mysterious mummified knees belonged to Queen Nefertari: researchers say

The pair of mummified knees that were discovered by Italian archaeologists from a plundered tomb in Egypt more than a century ago is belonged to Queen Nefertari, researchers concluded.

The mummified knees were discovered amid debris inside the plundered tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens in Egypt in 1904. A fresh broad array of tests conducted by a team of researchers on the knees revealed that these mummified parts of the body really belonged to Nefertari.

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