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Immune Stimulant Molecule

University of Louisville’s research team have recently found out that an immune checkpoint molecule they created for immunotherapy of cancer also safeguards against future advancement of several forms of cancer when it is administered by itself. SA-4-1BBL, which is a recombinant molecule of protein has been utilized to improve the therapeutic efficiency of vaccines for cancer with proven success in pre-clinical animal models. It achieves this by enhancing efficiency of

Facebook

Reports suggest that Facebook is bargaining a multi-billion dollar penalty with the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) because of Facebook’s previous privacy policies. On Thursday, a report was published in The Washington Post, which states that the exact amount is yet to be set, however, it will be the biggest fine Federal Trade Commission has ever charged on a tech firm. The report states that if the negotiations don’t

Depressive Symptoms

There is no evidence showing that adolescents’ and young adults’ social media use predicts later symptoms over time, according to a new research study appeared in Clinical Psychological Science. However, it did find that relatively high depressive symptoms among adolescent girls predict later social media use. Findings of the study contrast the recent claims that increasing social media use among adolescents may lead to depression, primarily based on earlier studies

Inkjet Printing

Researchers at the ITMO University have suggested a new technology that can produce optical micro-waveguides, using inkjet printing. It is also optimized for optical element production on an industrial scale. Inkjet Printing method is potential for creating waveguides at faster rate with essential parameters, eliminating expensive equipment and complex procedures, according to researchers whose findings are featured in scientific journal Advanced Optical Materials. Nowadays, optical fibers are broadly used in communication,

Black Friday

After a record-breaking digital sales across smartphones and desktops on the Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday kickoff of holiday shopping season in the United States pulled in a bumper year for e-commerce. This year, Americans showed an increasing preferences for online purchases while large crowds were absent at the brick-and-mortar stores. According to Adobe Analytics, which tracks enormous transactions across a range of retail sites, about $6.22 billion was spent online,

Smartphones

Health and smartphones often find a connection with each other, and it typically paints a bleak picture. But now scientists have found a way to use smartphones and the flexible electronics technology to improve a chance to save more lives. Researchers at Purdue University have developed a “radical” technology to make various electronic appliances, such as smartphones, more pliable and make them more suitable for health monitoring applications. The team

Facebook to Team Up with News Agency ASP to Combat Circulation of Fake News

Facebook is set to enter into partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), a news agency to expand its third-party fact-checking programme in India. As reported in Financial Express, the new joint venture aims to prevent spread of ‘fake news’ on the controversial social media platform prior to general election in 2019. In April 2018, the company teamed up with BOOM, according to the new report, the move will improve Facebook’s efforts

Harmful Exposure to Lead and Mercury Heightens the Risk of High Cholesterol Levels

A study led by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) revealed that increased levels of cholesterols could be attributed to undesirably high levels of heavy metal substances, such as mercury and lead, in the blood. The researchers found that high levels of mercury and lead detected in the blood can severely damage arteries by raising lower density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Researchers from Jacobi Medical

Ecological Thinking and Sample Diversity can improve Psychological Science: Researchers

In a new paper, featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers argued with the long-known cluster of five personality traits or ‘Big Five’ that universally determine the structure of human personality. For long, consensus among psychologists across the globe has held that five universal traits including conscientiousness, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and neuroticism, or a slight variation define human personality. However, in the recent study, a research

Companies are looking for Business Opportunities within Their Own Region: an HSBC Survey

According to a new HSBC survey, several companies are increasingly looking for business opportunities within their own regions due to growing uncertainties in the global trading system. Stuart Tait, Head of commercial banking at HSBC for Asia Pacific said that they are seeing a shift in emphasis on intra-regional trade as intra-Asia has become equivalent to the continent’s trade with Europe and North America combined. CNBC reported that Asia is