Preprint Study Offers Glimpse of Solution to Missing Heritability Problem

Since the beginning of the genomics era, the “missing heritability” problem has plagued researchers. Now, a non-peer-reviewed preprint paper uploaded on the bioRiv server suggests rare variations in genes could explain height or weight better than the most common variants. The study is a significant step “towards understanding the question of missing heritability,” Bogdan Pasaniuc, an assistant … Read more Preprint Study Offers Glimpse of Solution to Missing Heritability Problem

90% of ‘Active’ Twitter Users Spread Falsehoods During Disasters: Study

Nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s ‘active’ users tend to spread falsehoods in the case of public emergencies or disasters, a study of more than 20,000 tweets has found. The researchers found that 86-91 percent of the users spread false news, either by retweeting or liking the original post. Five to 9 percent sought to confirm the … Read more 90% of ‘Active’ Twitter Users Spread Falsehoods During Disasters: Study

Facebook Study Said to Help Target Insecure Australian Children for Advertising

Facebook has reportedly monitored the posts of Australian children and used algorithms in a secret study to identify and exploit them by allowing advertisers to target them during their most vulnerable moments. Leaked internal documents obtained by The Australian outline how the social network can target “moments when young people need a confidence boost” by … Read more Facebook Study Said to Help Target Insecure Australian Children for Advertising

Students without certificates are more prone to cardiac arrest: Study

Students who leave school without a certificate are twice as likely to endure a heart attack than those who have a university degree, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Sax Institute in Australia. Cardiovascular representational image RELATED STORIES Himachal Pradesh: ‘Shikshak Samman Yojana’ to reward best teachers MS Dhoni’s Jharkhand school celebrates … Read more Students without certificates are more prone to cardiac arrest: Study

Internet surfing decreases academic performance, says study

Michigan State University (MSU) in the US, which conducted the study, reveals that internet surfing plays a pivot role in determining student’s final exam scores. Internet RELATED STORIES Poor standards of learning puts parliamentary panel in dilemma Proposed Skill Development Institute expected to function from ITI Berhampur Digital Financial Literacy Campaign observes participation of over … Read more Internet surfing decreases academic performance, says study

Construction of toilets bring girls to school: International study

An international study points out that girls’ participation in education has considerably increased after conducting a survey in 52 underdeveloped and developing countries. School Students RELATED STORIES English proficiency rankings: India falls two spots, says report This author started a free library for underprivileged children Private schools directed to submit data on EWS admissions within … Read more Construction of toilets bring girls to school: International study

Twitter needs to fix this one thing to help it grow users again: Ex-exec

Twitter’s current troubles lie in its struggle to get people to sign up and make the platform work for them, the social media platform’s former head of growth told CNBC. Josh Elman, who is now a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners, worked at Twitter between October 2009 and July 2011. In that time, … Read more Twitter needs to fix this one thing to help it grow users again: Ex-exec

Students of Naxal-hit Chattisgarh district study maths through Hindi video lectures

The video lecture titled ‘Setu’ was the brainchild of Kanker collector Shammi Abidi, which is currently being used for running a remedial course in mathematics for class 9 students and for weekly training of primary and middle school maths teachers who do not have the subject background. Representational image, The video lecture titled ‘Setu’ was … Read more Students of Naxal-hit Chattisgarh district study maths through Hindi video lectures

Low-salt diets may not be beneficial for all, study suggests

A large worldwide study has found that, contrary to popular thought, low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption. In fact, the study suggests that the only people who need to worry about reducing sodium in their diet are those … Read more Low-salt diets may not be beneficial for all, study suggests

Smartphones enable the world’s largest disease study

e results of the largest infectious disease study ever to be undertaken have revealed that 100 million people around the world are at risk of blindness from the infectious disease trachoma. Smartphones enabled organizers to ensure that data could be easily collected in even the most remote parts of the world and then subsequently transmitted … Read more Smartphones enable the world’s largest disease study